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Many of our popular classes fill up quickly and registering early will assure you have a seat. All classes are held in room 5 at Coronado Community Center unless stated otherwise in the descriptions below.

Registration Fees:

See class descriptions for fees. Join CCHSV at the class (includes all members of the household) and get the member rate immediately.

Payment of Fee:

Fees are payable at the class. Make your check payable to Computer Club of HSV. If you are not a member, you may join the Club at the clas and get the membership discount immediately.

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Register online for CLASSES by clicking the Register Here button.

How Do Our Classes Work?

Click on the Register button below. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. If you do not receive this email, contact the Registrar.

If the class is full, you will be put on the wait list. An email will be sent to you advising you of this status. If an opening comes up, you will be switched from the wait list to registered, and an email will be sent advising you of the change of status.

A reminder email will be sent around 5 days prior to the class. If you cannot come to the class, please let us know ASAP.

Fees are paid when you come to the class. Do not pay in advance. Please pay by check. If you must pay in cash, please have the correct amount as we keep very little money for change.

The Club furnishes a laptop for each student unless otherwise specified in the class description. There is only one student per laptop, so you do not have to share.

We have one assistant per two students giving you individual help.

You will receive a class handout prepared by the instructor.

If you bring a flash drive, we will download the class handout along with other documentation pertaining to the class subject.

For questions or information or to cancel your registration, call Alicia at 501-260-8468 or email Registrar.


Quick Links


Windows 10 Essentials Series
Organizing Your Photos and Documents
Protecting Your Computer and Data
Internet Searching / Security
Preparing Your System for Disaster Recovery
Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks
Doing Everything With Excel

Windows Essentials Series


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $20 Member / $30 Non-member

Part 1: 1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 24
Part 2: 1:00-4:00, Friday, October 27

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills.

This is a two-part course designed to give the new Windows user the necessary information to effectively use his/her computer's Windows operating system. It is also designed to show those contemplating upgrading to a Windows 10 computer what to expect in the new system. It will show the uses of Microsoft's new user interface and changes to Windows system components. The student will see that the newer, faster and more transparent system is similar to the old ones but better. Major apps in the Start menu will be discussed. Changes to the utilities you are used to are also highlighted. Differences from windows 7 and 8 are pointed out when necessary. The student should be able to productively use the three latest Operating Systems after the course.

The desktop and major system tools will be covered thoroughly so the student will be able to get the best use from them and be better prepared for the other Windows course offerings. Some of the settings sys-tem tools will be covered more thoroughly in this series. It is important to attend both sessions in the series to get full coverage. Bring your questions and we will try to work them into the series. This course is a must for all but the expert users.

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Organizing Your Photos and Documents


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 19

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Attendees will explore the concepts of creating, saving, locating, and managing files and folders on their computer. Utilizing the navigation capabilities of File Explorer, students will sort, group, manage files/folders in the user libraries, and managing the various file types within the documents, pictures, public and e-mail files and folders.

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Protecting Your Computer and Data

Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, November 9

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

Students will learn new techniques to maintain and enhance computer performance, accelerating the system startup configuration to modifying security settings and working with various types of software updates. Additional backup procedures will be demonstrated and insight into the maze of virus and spyware protection products and will also be covered.

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Internet Searching / Security


Instructor: Sue Davis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, November 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills.

This class will address how to search the Internet and how to improve the results you find. Various tools for searching, such as general and specialized search engines you may want to use will be presented. Techniques to improve your search questions will be taught and practiced. How to look at the results of a search and how to evaluate websites and information will be discussed and practiced. This class will include time to search for your own questions and use tools to improve and evaluate the results.

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Preparing Your System for Disaster Recovery


Instructor: Derrell Dean
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, November 1

This class is applicable to computers running Windows 7, 8 or 10. This class will explore common events that can result in the need for disaster recovery. We will focus on using low cost software to simplify the creation of a disk image, creation of a recovery disk or flash drive, and restoration of your computer from a disk image. We will also discuss how to safeguard the disk image files and how to develop a backup schedule. The differences between a file backup and a disk image will be explained and the hardware and software required for disk imaging will be discussed.

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Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks


Instructor: Sue Davis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 12

Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

You will learn how to quickly format your documents to make them look great in the shortest amount of time by learning shortcut keys & methods, work with Toolbars, and Auto Correction features. Make your life easier by learning these easy steps

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Doing Everything with Excel


Instructor: Rob Tillotson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 31

Successful completion and/or equivalent knowledge of basic computer skills, and managing files and folders.

This class teaches a beginner and intermediate level look at Excel. The student will become familiar with many features of Excel by completing several useful projects. The student will create several spreadsheets that have significance to actual tasks that many people would want to make easier and faster in everyday life. Things like keeping a check register, maintaining club roster information and making an inventory can be easily done with Excel and the student will learn the skills to create items like these and more. Finding information and making reports are also tasks that Excel can handle easily. This will also be covered in the projects. Lastly, resources for continued learning on the student's own will be discussed.

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Quick Links


Introduction to the iPhone and iPad
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Introduction to the Android Phone and Tablet
Introduction to Digital Cameras
Introduction to Google Drive
Introduction to Google Email, Contacts and Calendar
Facebook
Introduction to Amazon Echo and Dot

Introduction to the iPhone and iPad


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, October 16

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

New to iPhone or iPad? Wonder what the buttons mean and what they do? Where are all the things hiding that I can do with this mobile device? What do the settings mean, where are they, and how can I or should I change them? If you have these questions, this class is for you. It will cover basic information about and how to navigate your new Apple Mobile device.

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Introduction to iPhone Photography


Instructor: Renee Steinpreis
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, November 6

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

Students will learn about their iPhone Mobile Devices Camera, what constitutes a good photo, settings to take a good picture with the iPhone, as well as the use of iPhone Camera accessories. They will have hands on experience taking pictures with their own phones as well as the opportunity to use some of the accessories available in class to try. Also learn how to email photos. We'll also learn editing of photos and how to create a slide show using iPhone camera software. Love to take pictures, want to stop lugging around heavy cameras and lenses, give this class a try if you have an iPhone!

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Introduction to the Android Phone and Tablet


Instructor: Becky Gifford
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 17

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

New to Android cell phone or tablet? Do you want to understand the different versions of the Android Operation System and what differences it makes? What do the buttons mean and what they do? What are Apps and how do I choice which ones you should use? What settings for the different functions mean, where are they and how can I change them? If you have questions, this class is for you. It will cover basic information about and how to use your Android devices.

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Introduction to Digital Cameras


Instructor: Bill Evans
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, October 3

Prerequisites: Bring your digital camera, 10 pictures on a memory card, and a flash drive.

This introductory class will provide information and hands-on experience in the different types of digital cameras, the settings available in most digital cameras (including cell phones), and basic photo editing techniques available with Windows 10. Shutter speed, aperture settings and ISO will be addressed in detail. Those attending the class should bring their camera and owner's manual. You should also have at least 10 pictures on the memory card (animals, birds, flowers, landscapes, etc). It is also recommended that you bring a flash drive.

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Introduction to Google Drive


Instructor: Mary O'Neill
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Thursday, October 5

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic computer skills, Internet browsing, and email. Student must have Google Account (Gmail email address).

This course will present a beginner level introduction to Google Drive. The students will have a quick overview of what is available in Google Drive. A hands-on overview of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Presentation Apps. Students will perform exercises on how to use the basic functions in each application; how to configure file sharing and collaboration; and how to import and export files.

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Introduction to Google Contacts, Email, and Calendar


Instructor: Mary O'Neill
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Wednesday, October 25

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic computer skills, Internet browsing, and email. Student must have Google Account (Gmail email address).

This class will cover the use of a Google gmail email and contacts. Google contacts will be discussed and students will create individual contacts. Sending emails to individuals and groups will be shown and practiced by class participants. Creating events and changing settings will be covered.

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Facebook


Instructor: Dennis Simpson
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Tuesday, September 26

Prerequisites: Bring your own device, email address and passwords.

Facebook demographics have changed drastically. The (new) majority of people on Facebook are now over 50. Once thought of as a teen only social site, it has changed the social world. We will create and modify a profile, and search for friends and companies. Sharing pictures, manners and needed etiquette will be stressed. Important safety and privacy settings in Facebook will be displayed. Let's find the right one for you and your new social profile.

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Introduction to Amazon Echo and Dot


Instructors: David Kirsch and Mary O'Neill
Fee: $12 Member / $20 Non-member
1:00-4:00, Monday, September 25

Students will learn how to set up Echo and Dot on wifi. We will cover what the device does, features we use everyday, and how to enable new skills. IFTTT - what is it and how do we use it? Smart Home - setting up smart switches and HUE lighting. We will also answer you're questions.

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