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MCC offers beginning computer training

McHENRY – McHenry County College's Workforce, Community and Business Program is offering beginning computer training courses at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 begins May 8 and Welcome to the World of Computers begins May 15. Both courses are hands-on computer training intended for older adults, dislocated workers and others with little to no previous computer experience.

Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 is an uncomplicated way to learn how to use Office 2010 for beginners. The five-week course presents an introduction to the Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and covers the Windows operating system. This course reinforces learning with plenty of illustrations and practical, hands-on projects and exercises. Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 is from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, May 8 through June 5. An evening Welcome to Microsoft Office class will be available on Wednesdays, June 19 through July 24 (no class July 3). The fee for Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 is $325.

Welcome to the World of Computers is a five-week course scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 15 through June 12. It provides an uncomplicated way for computer novices to learn how to use computers, the Windows operating system, the Internet, email basics, and word processing using Microsoft Word 2010. The course starts with elementary computer concepts and introduces basic navigation such as mousing, the cursor, the desktop, and the taskbar. The fundamentals of word processing are covered using Word 2010. Students are later introduced to basic file browsing and file management. Web browsing and web basics are explained. The course ends with a discussion of webmail, email attachments, and email security including scams, phishing, and spam. Cost for the World of Computers is $325.

To register, call 815-455-8588. For more information, call 815-455-8593, or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu.

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