SCC offering computer, tech classes


Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.

Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 2016 classes will be offered in four sessions in July. Those interested can meet each Monday and Wednesday, July 10 through Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin; each Monday and Wednesday, July 10 through Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy; each Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 through Aug. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville; or each Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 through Aug. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.

The eight-week course will show students how to use Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, as well as the productivity programs of MS Office. This course includes an overview of MS Word 2016, MS Excel 2016, and MS PowerPoint 2016. The MS Word portion includes understanding the tools used in MS Word to create impressive letters, memos, and fliers. Students will learn how to write formulas and use built-in functions to have Excel automatically calculate totals, averages, and other common calculations in the MS Excel portion of the class.

Additionally, students can learn MS Excel skills useful during tax season. MS PowerPoint topics include creating a presentation from scratch, using text, graphics, animations, and transitions. Topics may be added or omitted based on student interest. Payment is required.

Computer Skills Basics – Windows 10 classes will be offered in two sessions in July. Students can attend class July 11 through Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at either The Pilot Center or the Center for Public Safety in Mount Airy.

The course is designed to be hands-on and user friendly for senior citizens and others who may have limited computer skills. Topics include basic computer terms, how to use the Windows controls, and file management while developing a moderate comfort level of basic computer skills.

Students will be shown how to work with files, create new documents, how to save and rename documents, and how to work with text to include editing, typing, inserting, highlighting and deleting text. Students will also be introduced to Windows newest operating system, Windows 10.

The goal of the course is to show students how to do all of this with the least amount of strain and frustration. The course begins with basic computer exercises that allow students to practice what they’ve learned. Handouts will be provided to each student. Payment is required.

iPhone/iPad Fundamentals classes will be offered July 18 through Aug. 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 121 of the Center for Public Safety in Mount Airy. The course will provide users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad basic knowledge of both devices. The Seniors Class will learn basics settings, setting up email, purchases from App Store and iTunes as well as how to use some of the Apple’s core apps. Make the most of your iPhone and/or iPad by learning unique tips and tricks. iPads and/or iPhones must be provided by the student. Payment is required.

For questions and registration for any of these classes, contact Susan Ratcliff at (336) 386-3309 or ratcliffs@surry.edu.

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