Computer Classes

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class
Please preregister and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class. Register by noon Wednesday the week before class starts for all computer center classes
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship.

See Calendar

 

Intro to Computers/Mac

Mon/Wed, April 2, 4
9:30 – 11:30 am
This introductory course covers general computer concepts, and introduces the use of the mouse and keyboard, and simple word processing.  It is intended for people with no experience and those who feel they need some preparation for other Computer Center courses.  The course will be taught on dual boot machines that behave like Macintosh OS X computers.  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
Instructor: Judy Cederberg
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Registration deadline: noon Wed, March 28

Intro to Computers/Win

Tue/Thu, April 3, 5
9:30 – 11:30 am

This introductory course covers general computer concepts and use of the mouse and simple word processing.  It is intended for people with no experience and those who feel they need some preparation for other Computer Center courses.  The course will be taught on computers running the Windows 10 operating system.  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
Instructor: Jim Finholt
Capacity: 4
Cost: $25/nm, $20/m, $0/plat equiv
Registration deadline: noon, Wed, March 28

Word Processing Basics/WINDOWS

Tue/Thu, April 10, 12
9:30 – 11:30 am

This course reviews and applies the concepts introduced in the course, Intro to Computers.  Students use WordPad to learn to create, edit, save and open files.  They learn formatting features including alignment, font types, and font styles (bold, italic, underline and color) to improve the appearance of a document.  Other topics introduced include use of the Ribbon and Copy/Cut and Paste text.
(2 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers/Win or equivalent
Instructor: Lee Klimisch
Capacity: 4
Cost:  $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Registration Deadline:  noon, Wed, April 4

Word Processing Basics/MAC

Wed/Fri, April 11 & 13
9:30 – 11:30am

This course reviews and applies the concepts introduced in the course, Intro to Computers.  Students use TextEdit to learn to create, edit, save and open files.  They learn formatting features including alignment, font types, and font styles (bold, italic, underline and color) to improve the appearance of a document.  Other topics introduced include use of the Ribbon and Copy/Cut and Paste text.
(2 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Intro to Computers/Mac or equivalent
Instructor: Barb Henwood
Capacity: 4
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

Intro to the Internet and Email

Tue/Thu, April 24 & 26
9:30 – 11:30am

This course deals with the following topics: searching the internet, sending and receiving email, sending and opening email attachments, using Contacts (Address Book), and security.  The course will use Mozilla Firefox (browser) and Google Gmail (email). Students can choose to work on a computer set to be a Macintosh machine or a Windows machine.
(2 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Organize My Computer or equivalent
Instructor: Judy Cederberg
Capacity: 4
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

Intro to iPad/iPhone

Mon/Wed, April 30, May 2
9:30 – 11:30am

This introductory course is for absolute beginners of iPad and iPhones. In this class you will get to know your iPad/iPhone.  You will learn the basic operations necessary to operate the iPad /iPhone. the onscreen keyboard, and the basics of using Siri.  You will also learn to send E-mails as well as surf the internet with your device. 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
Instructor: John Severson
Capacity: 8
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

Intermediate Internet and Email

Tue/Thu, May 1 & 3
9:30 – 11:30am
This course will discuss internet topics such as using tabs, organizing bookmark sites, backup of bookmark sites, and information searching strategies.  Email topics covered will include creating and using group addresses and attachments.  Cutting, copying, pasting, and printing techniques will be developed for both email and web browsing.  The course will use Mozilla Firefox (browser) and Google Gmail (email). Students can choose to work on a computer set to behave like a Macintosh  or a Windows  Students must have an active Gmail Account
(2 Sessions).
Prerequisite: Intro to the Internet and Email or equivalent
Students must have an active Gmail Account
Instructor: Jim Finholt
Capacity: 4
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

Intermediate iPad/iPhone

Monday, May 7
9:30 – 11:30am

This class will move us beyond the basics into the expanded use of Siri, iCloud syncing, APPs for travel and specialized projects, health APPs, photo editing/taking, etc.  It will be a time to explore the multiple uses the iPad/iPhone can have to make our lives more productive [and even more fun!].  We will primarily work with the iPhone, but generally most APPs will work the same on both devices.  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)

Instructor: John Severson
Capacity: 8
Cost: $15 nonmbr, $10 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
If you are interested in teaching a Lifelong Learning class or if you have an idea for a new class offering, please contact Chris Ellison at 664-3707