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MCC offers introductory computer training

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s Workforce Training Program offers the Silver Series, hands-on computer training for older adults, dislocated workers and others with little to no previous computer experience.

Welcome to the World of Computers is a five-session course scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, beginning July 10 and ending Aug. 7.

It’s the 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 five-week 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.

Then, students are 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 fee for the World of Computers is $325. Course ID: NTC S15 001 can be used when registering. This course will be repeated from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 11. Register for the August session using course ID: NTC S15 002.

Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 is an uncomplicated way to learn how to use Office 2010 for beginners. The five-week course presents a gentle 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 held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19 through July 24. Use Course ID: NTC S14 007 when registering. This class also is offered from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 11. Use course ID: NTC S14 001 to register for the daytime session in August. The cost is $325.

These courses will be held at McHenry County College’s Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry.

To register, call 815-455-8588. For information, call the center at 815-455-8593, email shahcenter@mchenry.edu or visit www.shahcenter.mchenry.edu.

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