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It Takes a Lifetime to Get This Smart!

Tech50+ seeks to meet your technology needs by providing education of essential and fun computer skills specifically tailored to the 50+ community. Take classes to feel more comfortable and confident with modern computing technology in all its forms. Free wireless internet access (WiFi) available.

Check the NW Senior and Boomer News, Center 50+ Program Guide or Tech50+ flyer for program updates.                                                                   A special Thank you to our sponsor ATRIO Health Plans

Computer Education

Classes:

  • o   Registration: $25-$50 per class
  • o   Materials: Text books free use during class, students may purchase text at additional cost.
  • o   Tutoring: Students may make appointments with knowledgeable techs for extra help with classes.  $1 lab use fee.
  • o   Lab use fee waived for day of class.

o   Cohort students Enroll now and get Free Lab Use until completion of all 6 courses (Fall-Summer sessions)

Retakes:

§  Tech50+ volunteer instructed class $5 retake within 1 year of full priced class.

§  Student may retake class as many times as wanted during the year.

§  Additional fees may apply if requesting new materials.

Workshops:

  • o   $10 per 2 hour workshop.
  • o Workshop topics vary see flyer for specific details. Located at the front desk and at the Tech 50+ computer Lab.

Seminars:

  • o   $1 lab use fee.
  • o   Seminar topics vary see flyer for specific details. Located at the front desk and at the Tech 50+ computer Lab.

Open Lab:

  • o   Fee $1/day  (open based on volunteer monitor availability)
  • o   Windows 8, XP, and Macintosh Mavericks OS X computers available for use.
  • o   Trouble shooting your personal computer/software problems. (volunteer computer technician’s knowledge and skills vary)
  • o   Printing: Black & white printing 10¢ per page, color printing 75¢ per page.
  • o   Independent computer use may be allowed during class when enrollment is 4 students or less, no print during classes.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • o   Positions for all experience levels available.  Join our dedicated team of great volunteers.
  • o   Ask the Lab Coordinator about volunteer duties. Contact Alvin Scott in the computer lab, by email ascott@cityofsalem.net or call 503-588-6303

Fall Session II Computer Courses

Day

Time

Class

Cost

Course Description

Monday

Oct. 27-Nov.24

10:00am-12:00pm

Intro. to Computers

$25

Learn how to turn a computer on, use the mouse and keyboard; work with software; and surf the Internet.  Follow up with any of our other Computer Basics classes.

Monday

Oct. 27-Nov.24

12:30pm-2:30pm

Windows 8 Basics

$25

Learn basic windows usage, programs and settings. Including Email, Internet, and system settings. Taught on Windows 8. 

Monday

Oct. 27-Nov.24

6:00pm-8:00pm

Excel Spreadsheets

$25

Enter data, organize your records and do automatic calculations using Microsoft Office Excel 2013.

Tuesday

Oct. 28-Dec.2

10:00am-12:00pm

Computer Learning Cohort

$125

5 Classes Left in Series (Fall-Summer)… Windows 8 Basics: Learning about Windows; Internet Basics: Browsers, Search Engines; Office Applications I: Microsoft Word; Office Application II: Excel Spreadsheets; Office Applications III: PowerPoint Presentations.

Tuesday

Oct. 28-Dec.2

12:30pm-2:30pm

Excel Spreadsheets

$25

Enter data, organize your records and do automatic calculations using Microsoft Office Excel 2013.

Tuesday

Oct. 28-Dec.2

6:00pm-8:00pm

Computer Basics

$25

Using our Newest Windows Operating System, Learn how to use mouse and keyboard; work with software; and surf the Internet.  Follow up with any of our other Basics classes. Ask about our Cohort groups.

Wednesday

Oct. 29-Nov.26

9:00am-11:00am

Computer Basics

$25

Using our Newest Windows Operating System, Learn how to use mouse and keyboard; work with software; and surf the Internet.  Follow up with any of our other Basics classes. Ask about our Cohort groups.

Thursday

Oct. 30-Dec.4

10:00am-12:00pm

Mac Apps I

$25

Covers popular Mac Apps Safari and iTunes. Learn what it is, how to use it. *Ask about our Mac Cohort groups

Thursday

Oct. 30-Dec.4

10:00am-12:00pm

Mac Learning Cohort

$125

5 Classes Left in Series (Fall-Summer)… Mac Apps I: Safari & iTunes; Mac Apps II: Pages; Mac Apps III: Numbers; IPad & IPhone.

Thursday

Oct. 30-Dec.4

12:30pm-2:30pm

Internet Basics

$25

Learn how to use web browsers, search engines and web security to safely explore the Internet.

Friday

Oct. 31-Dec.5

9:00am-11:00am

Photoshop Elements Basics

$25

Clean up and repair old photos, remove unwanted objects, enhance clarity and color and add text.  Follow up with the Advanced class.

Friday

Oct. 31-Dec.5

12:30am-2:30pm

Intro. to Computers II

$25

A continuation of Intro to Computers…Learn how to turn a computer on, use the mouse and keyboard; work with software; and surf the Internet.  Follow up with any of our other Computer Basics classes.

Saturday

Nov.1-Dec.6

10:00am-12:00pm

Smart Phones and Tablets

$50

Make calls, use apps, organize your life, take photos and make videos, ebooks, music and more! Taught by Digital Natives

Workshops and Seminars

Day

Time

Class

Cost

Course Description

Monday

On-Going

8:30am-9:30am

Blogging

$1 Walk-in

Learn to setup, administer and write for blogs, using the popular Wordpress-style software.

Wednesday

On-Going

By Appointment

Photo Rescue

$10 per 2hr

appointment

1on 1 instruction on how to scan/restore/repair damaged & faded pictures and save digitally.  *storage device needed to save photos digitally.

Wednesday

 10/29/2014

12:00pm-2:00pm

The Cloud (Dropbox and Google Drive)

$10

Everyone keeps talking about "The Cloud", but what is it and how do you get on it? Learn what "The Cloud" is and how to store or not store your information up there.

Wednesday

11/12/2014

12:00pm-1:00pm

Digital Estate Planning

$1

Lab use Fee

What happens to your digital accounts after you pass away? Who has access to them? How do you grant access after death? We will help answer all your questions about your online accounts.

Wednesday

11/26/2014

12:00pm-2:00pm

Pinterest and Etsy

$10

Pinterest and Etsy focus on handmade items that you can make or buy. Learn how to use these websites just in time for Christmas.

Wednesday

12/3/2014

12:00pm-2:00pm

Christmas Video Cards

$25

Create a unique and personalized Christmas card for your family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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