Second Act Computer Series

Do you want to learn or improve computer skills, but have been hesitant to take the plunge? This series is designed for adults ages 50+, taught at your level, at your speed, and addressing issues that we all face in this fast-paced technological world! You too can be “Tech Savvy”!

Where Did My File Go? Understanding File Management 

Okay, now you know how to turn on your computer, let’s take the next step! Learn how to search for files, open and save them, copy and move them, and download them from specific locations. No prior computer class required. This class is a prerequisite for MS Office classes offered in our SecondAct Computer Series, unless you can demonstrate knowledge of basic file management. Gargi Seshadri, M.S

Newtown Campus/ $129/ RCOSY 8030 C01/
4 Tu, 7/1-7/22 1-4pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Microsoft Word 2013 – Beginners

Learn to use Microsoft Word to prepare documents for business or personal use and navigate through the program easily. Discover basic editing tools, to insert pictures and stylistic elements into the Word document and much more. Prerequisite: Have taken the class “Where did my File Go? Or be comfortable using a computer including managing and working with files. Gargi Seshadri, M.S
Newtown Campus/$129 (includes text)

RCOAP 8011 C01/
4 Tu, 7/29-8/19, 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Windows 8.1 for Beginners

This class will provide you with an understanding of how Windows 8.1 works and helps you to gain fluency in the terms used for the new look and feel of this version of the operating system. The focus will be on basic concepts: getting used to the environment, moving back and forth from the desktop to the start screen, accessing desktop applications, using the internet in a new and more improved manner and accessing mail service. This hands-on experience will help you to understand how things have changed from the previous versions of Windows and will address the workflow that occurs in this new con-text. There are no prerequisites for this class. However, you must have a computer system available with Windows 8.1 loaded on your computer. We will talk about Windows 8 in terms of the changes made between Windows 8 and 8.1. However, covering both 8 and 8.1 will not be possible, so those who have not upgraded to Windows 8.1 are urged to upgrade to the Windows 8.1 platform prior to starting this class. If you are using previous versions of Windows (e.g. XP, Vista or Windows 7), you will not be able to follow the concepts and exercises for this class. Gargi Seshadri, M.S.

Newtown Campus/ $149/ RCOSY 8033 C01/
5 Wed., 7/2-7/30, 9am-12pm

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

MS Excel 2013 will allow students to create spreadsheets to manage data for their personal or business needs. They will be able to manipulate data, figures, and perform calculations to manage their accounting or financial needs. This course not only takes you from the beginners level EXCEL concepts, but branches into intermediate concepts that will allow you to feel confident in creating professional looking spreadsheets in a matter of a few weeks. Prerequisites: Where Did My File Go? or a familiarity with using and managing file systems.

Newtown Campus/ $129/ RCOAP 8045
4 Wed., 7/30-8/20, 6-9pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)