We are pleased to partner with the Stillwater Public Library to provide free and low-cost computer classes. Take a moment to view the upcoming lineup. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early. All the following classes will be held at the Stillwater Public Library.
Computer Basic Series
Are you new to computers? Want to know more about how to use the different features in your Windows 10 computer? Join us for any or all of these Computer Basics lessons. We have structured the sessions to allow you to pick and choose only the lessons you would like to learn.
A book is included that will be used for all the Computer Basic class lessons.
Bring your own Windows 10 laptop, if you have one. We have a limited number available to use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate on the enrollment if you need us to provide you a device.
Computer Basics – Lesson 2 Using the Photo App
SESSION IS FULL
January 31st, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
In this 2-hour session, you will focus on connecting your digital camera or your iPhone to your Windows 10 computer and import your photos. Using the Windows 10 Photo App, you will view, delete, crop, apply filter and more to your photos.
Computer Basics – Lesson 3 Using the Email App
February 14th, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
Email is a critical part of communication in today’s world. In this 2-hour session, you will connect your email account with the Windows 10 Mail App. Through guided-exploration, you will send, receive, open, read and delete your emails. You will also discover how to send photos, open attachments, and search for existing emails. You will need to bring your email logon name and password to class.
Computer Basics – Lesson 4 Using the Internet
February 28th, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
The internet brings the entire world to you through your computer. In this 2-hour session, you will explore the internet using the Windows 10 Edge browser. You will navigate a site, use tabs, prepare to print a webpage, create shortcuts to favorites places, and find desired content using various Search Engines. Finally, we will wrap up with safe online shopping tips.
Computer Basics – Lesson 5 Videos, TV and Music
March 6th, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
YouTube, TED Talks, Netflix and Crackle offer free and paid options for watching videos, movies and TV. You will discover how to search for titles of choice, play a video, and discuss how to setup your own account, if desired. Finally, you will explore ways to listen to music online.
Computer Basics – Lesson 6 Video Calls with Skype
March 27th, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
In this 2-hour session, you will discover how to talk to friends and family in real time on video using Skype. You will setup a Skype account, add a profile picture, start and end a call, and discover safety tips.
Computer Basics – Lesson 7 Using File Explorer
April 3rd, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
Staying organized on your computer is vital for eliminating frustration. In this 2-hour session, you will discover how to work effectively with files and folders, organize your files, search for files and save your files to a flash drive.
Computer Basics – Lesson 8 Avoiding Computer Viruses & Scams
April 24th, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM F
In this final lesson of the series, you will discover how to keep your computer protected from viruses plus how to avoid scams and phishing attacks. Finally, you will discover how to connect to a printer, scanner, webcam or other external device.
Microsoft Word Basics – Creating Simple Documents
February 11th & 18th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM T $39.00
This class is designed for those that are new to Microsoft Word. You will spend 4 hours learning to navigate the Word interface, enter and format text, set your margin and discuss the difference between SAVE and SAVE AS. You will create simple documents, add a professional touch using lists, designs and styles, insert a header and footer, and discover print options. Finally, you will wrap text around an image and set appropriate page breaks.
Microsoft Excel Basics-Creating Simple Spreadsheets
April 21st & 28th, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM T $39
This class is designed for those new to Microsoft Excel. In 4 hours, you will create a simple spreadsheet, enter data, add rows and columns, and discuss the difference between SAVE and SAVE AS. You will use simple SUM and COUNT functions, explore formatting options, use FlashFill, merge and unmerge cells, and practice selection techniques. Finally, you will prepare your spreadsheet for printing.
First Steps in Using Your iPhone
February 14th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM F
Take the guesswork out of using your iPhone by exploring easy steps for navigating, customizing, and using the basic features. Bring your iPhone and charging cord to this hands-on class and begin your journey into maximizing your time with your device. Bring your Apple ID username and password to class for the best experience.
Using the Camera on Your iPhone
February 21st, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, F
Bring your own iPhone to class and explore the fabulous pictures and videos you can take with your device. You will explore simple settings and techniques to ensure you are capturing your memories with the proper lighting, focus and more!
We would like to make you aware of our school policy regarding tuition. All deposits paid for classes are applied toward your tuition and are non‑refundable unless the class is cancelled by Meridian Technology Center. If you are unable to attend, you will still be charged the deposit or the full cost of the class if it is less than $50. The balance of your tuition (if applicable) is due prior to the first class meeting and is non‑refundable.