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MCC to offer introductory computer training

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – To meet the noncredit computer training needs of McHenry County residents, the McHenry County College’s Workforce, Community and Business Program is offering the Silver Series.

The Silver Series includes “Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010” beginning May 8 and “Welcome to the World of Computers” beginning May 15.

Both courses are hands-on training intended for older adults, dislocated workers and others with little to no previous computer experience. The coursework provides a step-by-step approach that ensures student success.

“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” will be from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, beginning May 8 and ending June 5. Mention course ID: NTC S14 006 when registering. An evening “Welcome to Microsoft Office” class is available on Wednesdays, June 19 through July 24 (no class July 3). Mention course ID: NTC S14 007 when registering. The fee for this course is $325.

“Welcome to the World of Computers” is a five-week course scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning May 15 and ending 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. The cost is $325. Mention course ID: NTC S15 007 when registering.

This program will be at The Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry. To register, call 815-455-8588.  For information, contact the center at 815-455-8593 or email

More information about the Shah Center is at

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