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Computer Classes for Adults 50+

Winter/Spring Classes 2014
January - May

register by mail-in or fax to Red Morton Community Center
Download Registration Form

or register online
You will need to set up an online account before you begin. If you already have an account, click here.
To find these classes, select the category "Computers - Seniors" from the Activities menu.


Click for map Community Wellness Center - Sequoia Room -
711 Nevada Street, Redwood City
For information call 650 780-7313

Classes are 10 weeks, unless otherwise noted, limited to Lab space and are subject to change. Additional material fees may apply. Come with proof of age and emergency information.

WINTER

Class
Day/Date
Time
Fee
Instructor
Windows 7 Basics- Morning
register online: 88.124
Wed
1/15-3/19

9:30-11:45am
$35
John Matthews
Windows 7 Using Your Computer- Afternoon
register online: 88.125
Thurs
1/16-3/20
1:00-3:15pm
$35
Betty Merrill
Users' Group Forum
register online: 88.126
Fri
1/17-3/21
9:30-11:45am
$25
Al Brown
Computer Lab
Code: 88.130
prerequisite:
*Must be registered in one of our computer classes

Tu & W
1/14-3/19

12:45-2:45pm
FREE*
if registered
in another
computer
class
Sonya Basegio,
Al Montisano, Joe Zucker

SPRING

Class
Day/Date
Time
Fee
Instructor
Windows 7 Basics- Morning
register online: 88.224
Wed
4/9-6/11

9:30-11:45am
$35
John Matthews
Windows 7 Using Your Computer- Afternoon
register online: 88.225
Thurs
4/10-6/12
1:00-3:15pm
$35
Betty Merrill
Users' Group Forum
register online: 88.226
Fri
4/11-6/13
9:30-11:45am
$25
Al Brown
Computer Lab
Code: 88.230
prerequisite:
*Must be registered in one of our computer classes

Tu & W
4/8-6/11

12:45-2:45pm
FREE*
if registered
in another
computer
class
Sonya Basegio,
Al Montisano, Joe Zucker

 

 

(PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES, WITH EXCEPTION TO USING THE INTERNET, IS TAUGHT FOR PC USERS, NOT MACINTOSH & APPLE PROGRAMS)

Windows XP & 7 Basics

Enjoy exploring the capabilities of Windows 7 as we learn to work with word processing programs, customize the desktop, create shortcuts, organize, copy, paste and save files.  We will also explore the World Wide Web and the use of various Email programs.  Step by step instruction sheets will be included in each class.  Each lesson is demonstrated in the lecture room with equal class time spent in the lab, under detailed instruction.  Students are encouraged to review their lesson in the Computer Lab on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:45 to 2:45.


Windows 7 Basics

A beginner’s class taught in the lecture room with hands-on exercises in our computer lab for adults 50+ who want to develop a basic understanding of how to use your personal Computer and Windows 7 Operation Systems.  Learn how to create letters using cut, copy and paste with a word processing program, save and organize your files, explore the World Wide Web, use E-mail and personalize your desktop.  Excellent for first time Personal Computer users or students wishing to brush up on rusty skills.  Students pay for and use the textbook: “Studio Visual Steps Window 7 for Seniors” (ISBN 978-90-5905-126-3) which includes exercises used.


Adobe Photoshop Elements

A Basic 4 week course to introduce and explore the features and capabilities of Photoshop Elements.  This class is designed specifically for amateur photographers and hobbyists who want a powerful solution to edit digital photos and images..  Basic computer operating knowledge is required.

Beyond Adobe Photoshop Elements

For Photoshop Elements users who have taken previous classes and are familiar with many of the techniques used.  We will explore different ways of enhancing our pictures using the tools that Photoshop Elements provides.


Users’ Group Forum

For an advanced group of individuals with extensive computer experience seeking a broader base of understanding. Participants share knowledge and obtain tips on advanced technological topics, software, and hardware.


Computer Lab  

An opportunity to practice on state of the art lab computers with the assistance of the lab instructors.  Perfect for those students with specific questions about computer class homework assignments. Lab is free to students who are currently enrolled in one of our classes.



R.L.Muraca, Ph.D., established the VMSC Computer Education Program in 1991. Dr..Muraca, a retired Stanford University professor and a dedicated educator, recognized the need to keep the senior community informed of new age computer information technology. His desire was to leave a legacy to the community. As a volunteer he set-up the complete computer program, donated all computer equipment and was the first to teach computer classes at our Center. After his death, in 1995, Richard Delp, the late Carl Lombardi, and other dedicated volunteers carried on his work.

Today we have more than a dozen volunteers. As their predecessors, they also strive for excellence in our continually growing and ever-changing program. The program continues to be a successful model and serves local seniors as well as seniors from other peninsula cities. Computer equipment is upgraded and maintained by volunteers. Purchases are made

The Computer Education of the VMSC is always looking for volunteers to teach a computer class or to help out during the lab hours. If you enjoy working with people, this is the opportunity for you.
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