Computer Center

All computer instruction is hands-on and is held in the computer lab in the Senior Center.  Class size is limited to eight.  A coach usually sits next to every student.  For a listing of current classes and descriptions of those classes, see THE CLASSES & TALKS CALENDAR.  Once at the calendar, click on the name of any class to get more detail.   You may also register online for any class through this calendar – just click on “Register to attend” and follow the instructions. You may also register by phone (507-664-3700), or in person at the Center.  Keep in mind that the deadline for registering for all computer classes is noon of the preceding Wednesday. The instructors are senior volunteers with considerable computer and teaching experience.

August-September Offerings

You may register online by clicking below on the title of the class you want to take. In person registration at the Center is also possible.  Registration deadline is the Wednesday preceding the week the class begins.

Open Lab Plus
New Day for Summer!  Wednesday 3 – 5pm
Come to get help with your computer, tablet or smart phone questions.

Mac and PC computers available. No fee.

Intro to the Internet and Email
Tue/Thu, Aug 1 & 3
9:30 – 11:30am
(2 Sessions)
Prerequisite: Organize My Computer or equivalent
Fee: $25/nm, $20/m, $0 plat equiv

Teacher: Jim Finholt

Open Lab Plus
Every Wed
3 – 5pm
Come to get help with your computer, tablet or smart phone questions. No fee. Please sign up with Receptionist, 664-3700.

Intermediate Internet and Email
Tue/Thu, Aug 8 & 10
9:30 – 11:30am
Students must have an active Gmail Account
(2 Sessions).

Prerequisite: Intro to the Internet and Email or equivalent
Cost:  $25/nm, $20/m, $0/plat equiv

Teacher: Judy Cederberg

Microsoft Word
Wed/Fri, Aug 16 – 25
9:30 – 11:30am
This course builds on basic word processing skills for people ready for an intermediate level of word processing.

(4 Sessions)
Prerequisite: Word Processing Basics or equivalent
Cost: $45/nm, $40/m, $0/plat equiv

Instructor:  Barb Henwood

 

Intro to iPad/iPhone
Tue/Thu, Sep 19 &21
9:30 – 11:30am
This introductory course is for absolute beginners of iPad and iPhones.

Please bring your iPad or iPhone to class, and have it updated to the latest IOS operating system before coming to class.  It is important that you bring your Apple ID and Password to class.
(2 Sessions)
Prerequisite: none
Cost: $25/nm, $20/m, $0/plat equiv

Instructor: John Severson

 

Intermediate iPad/iPhone
Mon, Sep 25
9:30 – 11:30am

This class will move us beyond the basics. Please bring your own iPad or iPhone with you to class, and have it updated to the latest IOS operating system before coming to class.  It is important that you bring your Apple ID and Password to class.
(1 Session)
Cost: $15/nm, $10/m, $0/plat equiv
Insrtuctor: John Severson

Intro to Computers/Win
Tue/Thu, Sep 26 & 28
9:30 – 11:30am
This introductory course covers general computer concepts and use of the mouse and simple word processing.  The course will use a text book.  Students are asked to pick up a free, loaner copy at the Reception Desk prior to the start of the course.  Students should bring a USB flash drive.
(2 Sessions)
Prerequisite: none
Cost: $25/nm, $20/m, $0/plat equiv

Instructor: Jim Finholt

Title

Platform

Sessions

Prerequisite (or equivalent skills)

      Introductory Courses

Intro to Computers/Win

Windows

2

None

Intro to Computers/Mac

Macintosh

2

None

Word Processing Basics/Win

Windows

2

Intro to Computers

Word Processing Basics/Mac

Macintosh

2

Intro to Computers

Organize My Windows Computer

Windows

2

Word Processing Basics

Organize My Macintosh Computer

Macintosh

2

Word Processing Basics

Intro to the Internet and Email

Both

2

Organize My Computer

     INTERMEDIATE COURSES

Intermediate Internet and Email

Both

2

Intro to the Internet and Email

Microsoft Word/Win

Windows

4

Word Processing Basics

Microsoft Word/Mac

Macintosh

4

Word Processing Basics

Insert a Photo into Text

Both

1

Word Processing Basics

Holiday Correspondence

Both

1

Word Processing Basics

Mail Merge and Labels

Windows

2

Word Processing Basics

Learn To Type

Both

Arranged

Word Processing Basics

     PHOTO COURSES

Organize My Photos

Both

2

Organize My Computer

Basic Photo Editing & Printing

Both

2

Organize My Photos

Advanced Photo Editing & Printing

Both

2

Basic Photo Editing & Printing

Taking Better Photos

2

None

Scanning Pictures

Both

1

Intro to Computers

New Life for Old Slides

Both

2

Organize My Computer

     OTHER COURSES

Facebook and Privacy

Both

2

Intro to the Internet and Email

Genealogy

Both

1

None

Introduction to iPad/iPhone

iPad iPhone

2

None

Intro to Spreadsheets

Both

4

Word Processing Basics

Presentation Software Like PowerPoint

Both

2

Word Processing Basics

Quicken Basics

Both

2

Intro to Computers

Quicken Topics

Both

Arranged

Quicken Basics