Emeritus Fall 2023 Schedule

Employment for Older Adults – Computer Training


Register for one level only within the computer courses. The levels/content areas are:

  • Basic Computer Training

  • Word Processing – Beginning

  • Word Processing – Intermediate

  • Data Management

  • Working with Photos

  • Working with Videos

  • Using the Internet and Internet Safety

Students will learn how to use computers confidently, and become familiar with basic concepts, terms, and skills related to the Microsoft Windows Operating System and other software programs. Students will need a flash drive. Depending upon the instructor, a textbook may be used for this course. Your instructor will provide details.

OCC E00, Basic Computer Training (formerly Introduction to Computers)

This course is designed to assist students in accessing the world of computers and technology. Students acquire introductory computer skills, enabling them to interact with colleagues, family, and friends, and promote self-expression. Students learn about personal computers, improve technical vocabulary, review typing and mouse skills, conduct basic computer maintenance, and learn how to use computer special function keys.

Course Number: 9821 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Simmonds A RThe above section 9821 is a special version of the Basic Computer Skills course, applied specifically to phones and tablets using the Android operating system. This section will NOT address Apple devices.

Course Number: 9822 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Woolen D WThe above section 9822 is a special version of the Basic Computer Skills course, applied specifically to Apple devices — specifically iPhones and iPads. Bring your Apple iPhone and/or iPad to class, and be sure you know your Apple ID and password.

OCC E01, Word Processing

This course assists older adults in acquiring the skills necessary to use word processing software. Older adults learn to create, save, and retrieve documents and gain consumer and personal management skills. The pace of the course is designed to meet the needs of older adults who are at least somewhat familiar with computer technology.

Course Number: 9823 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Woolen D WThis is an intermediate course. Students should have access to Microsoft Word 2013 or newer for Windows or Mac or Office 365 for either operating system. A free, limited version of MS Word is also available online.

OCC E10, Using Data Files

This course helps older adults understand how to use tables and data files to create mailing labels, financial records for taxes, or work in a volunteer or paid job requiring these and other consumer skills. The course is offered at a pace that helps older adults maximize their knowledge retention and continue learning.

Course Number: 9824 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Simmonds A RThe above section 9824 focuses on Intermediate Word, Powerpoint, and Beginning Excel techniques.

OCC E20, Using the Internet Safely

This course focuses on ways students can better protect themselves in a new technological environment and use the Internet to find valid information. Best practices in virus protection and using e-mail are discussed. In addition, students examine and discuss their computer and internet needs for personal and professional use.

Course Number: 9825 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Woolen D W

Course Number: 9826 Time: 3 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: StaffThis section focuses on using the internet and social media safely on all devices: computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.

PHOTO E00, Digital Photography I

This course assists older adults in selecting and using digital cameras. Older adults are encouraged to take photographs, keep photographic records, use photography as a means of self-expression, and share their vision and photographic experiences with others.

Course Number: 9827 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Cohen Ma ADigital photography for those who want to expand their photographic abilities. Novice digital photographers are most welcome. Free image editing programs such as Picasa and FastStone will be explored. Guidelines for using your camera, composition, and exposure will be discussed. Students are urged to bring a few pictures on flash drives along with their cameras and manuals to class. No computer knowledge is required.

PHOTO E10, Digital Photography II

This course assists older adults in choosing and using modern technology for keeping photographic records of their family, friends, and travels, and helps them use photography as a means of self-expression. Older adults share their photographic visions with peers and other family members. Some emphasis is placed on documenting students’ family histories.

Course Number: 9828 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Rodriguez J EThis is an advanced section. Learn how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to create simple videos.

Course Number: 9829 Time: 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Rodriguez J EThis is a basic Adobe Photoshop course.