You must be a club member to register for any class.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.


CLASS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE


Walk-in registration is available for about a month prior to the start of all scheduled classes. Just go to the computer club anytime it is open, select a class binder, take the top class registration slip, fill out requested information on the top registration envelope, insert a $5.00 check or exact change into the envelope and give the envelope to the monitor. Class registration binders are available approximately one month prior to class start dates.


Students need a USB flash drive for most classes. Bring your own USB flash drive, or you can buy a USB flash drive at the club.


There is a flat fee of $5.00 for each class. A class may include one or more class sessions.


Suggested class progression:  Click here


You should arrive on time for your class, as all sessions begin on time. Lessons are presented in a progressive order. If a hands-on class is missed, it may not be possible for you to continue the class as hands-on.

Printable class schedule: Click here


Computer Club of Sun City Classes



Class Title Class Dates
Windows System
Computing 101 (C-101)
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M-Tu-W; Apr 3, 4 and 5; 1-3pm
Tu-W-Th; May 16, 17 and 18; 9-11am
Tu-W-Th; Jul 18, 19 and 20; 9-11am
Tu-W-Th; Sep 19, 20 and 21; 9-11am
File Explorer-Win 10
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M-Tu-W; Apr 3, 4 and 5; 9-11am
M-Tu-W; May 1, 2 and 3; 9-11am
M-Tu-W; Jun 5, 6 and 7; 9-11am
Oper Sys I-Win 10
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M-Tu-W-F; Apr 10, 11, 12 and 14; 9-11am
M-Tu-W-F; Jun 19, 20, 21 and 23; 9-11am
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Email
Win Live Email
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None scheduled.
Gmail
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None scheduled.
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Office Programs
Word I
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None scheduled.
Word II
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None scheduled.
Word III
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None scheduled.
LibreOffice Writer
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None scheduled.
Evernote
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None scheduled.
Google Docs
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None scheduled.
Excel I
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Tu-W-Th-F; Apr 4, 5, 6 and 7; 1-3pm
Excel II
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M-Tu-W-Th; Mar 27, 28, 29 and 30; 9-11am
LibreOffice Calc
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None scheduled.
Google Sheets
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None scheduled.
Graphics In Word
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None scheduled.
PowerPoint I
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None scheduled.
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Social Media
Facebook Basics
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None scheduled.
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Miscellaneous
Quicken
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None scheduled.
RoboForm
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None scheduled.
Internet Marketing
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None scheduled.
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Photo/Video
Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker
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None scheduled.
Picasa
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None scheduled.
Photoshop Elements I
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None scheduled.
Photoshop Elements II
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None scheduled.


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Progression for Computer Classes


Classes are set up by levels of difficulty. Members should make note of any class prerequisites.


Class Title Class Description
Windows System
Computing 101 (C-101)
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisite:
None
This is a class designed for new computer users. Each class consists of three consecutive sessions. Content includes: basic information about your computer and the Windows operating system; use of a USB flash drive; finding, identifying, and copying files; creating folders; basic word processing; some Internet and e-mail information.
File Explorer-Win 10
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisite:
C-101
This is an intense study requiring you to know your keyboard and have good listening skills. File Explorer is an organizational program that helps you to organize and make your own folders and put files into them. This course will give you knowledge to understand what is on your computer – along with how to add, change, create, move, organize and control your folder system.
Oper Sys I-Win 10
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisite:
C-101
Explanation of the Win 10 operating system features in "Lay Language," to make changes to personalize your computer, to take the fear out of making changes to the appearance of some of the windows, desktop background, the mouse and how to get back to the Win 10 defaults.
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Email
Win Live Email
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
Includes how-to instructions for setting up an email account. Information is provided for setting up accounts using a variety of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Subjects covered include adding contacts and groups; sending and receiving messages; attaching and inserting files and pictures; opening and saving files and pictures; replying to and forwarding messages; and working with folders, options and message rules. Reference instructions are provided for exporting and importing email and contacts (including use of a CSV file).
Gmail
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
(4) Word Processing
This course includes how-to instructions for setting up a Gmail account. Subjects covered include adding contacts and groups; sending and receiving messages; attaching and inserting files and pictures; opening and saving files and pictures; replying to and forwarding messages; and working with labels, settings and filters. Reference instructions are provided for importing email and contacts [including use of a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file] and adding email client accounts to the Gmail account to receive all email in one location. Includes instructions for working with the Google calendar.
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Office Programs
Word I
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
The basics of word processing using the Microsoft Word program; creating, saving and printing documents; formatting documents (including aligning and enhancing text, use of various fonts). Word 2007/2010 can be used on Win XP, Vista and Win 7/8/10 computers.
Word II
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
(3) Word I
Intermediate word processing, using the more advanced features of the Microsoft Word program, such as columns, tables, breaks, page numbering, headers and footers, clip art and pictures. Word 2007/2010 can be used on Win XP, Vista and Win 7/8/10 computers.
Word III
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
(4) Word II
Advanced word processing for those who are already familiar with beginning and intermediate features of the Microsoft Word program. Includes document maintenance within Word, using tabs to create a form, borders, using a table to create a bulletin, mail merge, labels, envelopes, styles, table of contents, macros, symbols, AutoCorrect features, drop caps, fill-in forms, etc.
LibreOffice Writer
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Three two-and-a-half-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
LibreOffice is a free program that is compatible with Microsoft Office and has the additional components of spread sheet, word processor and presentation graphics except it is a free program. In the LibreWriter class you will learn more than just word processing. In it we will set different kinds of tabs, and also use leader tabs. Use of a table will also be taught as well as a table sort. Using a basic label and inserting a graphic in it and copying and pasting it so you can have a whole sheet of address labels with different graphics depending on the season or sport you enjoy. Using fields for automatically numbering pages and total pages will also be used. Animated graphics are also a special feature in this program that can be inserted in E-mail, but do not automate if used in MS Word. The program will be supplied in the class along with the files we will work with.
Evernote
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
Organize your life - workspace for daily projects, keep everything together and sync across all devices.
Evernote is designed for note-taking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported. Evernote supports a number of operating systems and offers online synchronization and backup services.
Google Docs
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs:
(1) Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document.
(2) Add flair and formatting to your documents by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts, and colors — all that fun stuff.
(3) Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you, giving them edit, comment or view access.
(4) View your document's revision history and roll back to any previous version.
(5) Download a Google document to your desktop as a Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip file.
(6) Translate a document to a different language.
(7) Email your documents to other people as attachments.
Excel I
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
(4) Word I
Introduction to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. You will learn about cells, data values and beginning formulas (functions). Learn how you can record home expenses and have at your disposal all individual totals of each expense category. Other helpful features learned will be copying and pasting data, filling series, replicating, shading certain cells and enhancing your project with borders.
Excel II
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
(4) Excel I
This course opens with a review of materials covered in Excel I. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the most efficient layout of sheets and workbooks to enable the user to enter and retrieve information easily. Exercises include designing page layouts with appropriate page breaks, repeat of page headers, multiple worksheets and various formats. In addition, absolute/relative cell designation, basic functions and IF functions will be used to enable development of practical worksheets. Sheet management will include hiding/unhiding rows/columns, filtering, cell protection and freezing panes. MS Word will be accessed to enable label making.
LibreOffice Calc
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
Introduction to spreadsheets using LibreOffice Calc (Spreadsheets). You will learn about cells, data values and beginning formulas (functions). Learn how you can record home expenses and have at your disposal all individual totals of each expense category. Other helpful features learned will be copying and pasting data, filling series, replicating, shading certain cells and enhancing your project with borders.
Google Sheets
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people. Here's what you can do with Google Sheets:
(1) Import and convert Excel, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data to a Google spreadsheet
(2) Export Excel, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data, as well as PDF and HTML files
(3) Use formula editing to perform calculations on your data, and use formatting to make it look the way you'd like
(4) All your changes are automatically saved as you type

Other helpful features learned will be copying and pasting data, filling series, replicating, shading certain cells and enhancing your project with borders. You can even use revision history to see old versions of the same spreadsheet, sorted by date.
Graphics in Word
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
(3) Word processing
This course introduces the student to the use of Microsoft Word features to draw a variety of shapes and change their appearance through filling with color, texture, pattern, or a picture. Further, you will learn to: Add text to an object using text boxes and Word Art, change relationships of objects using ordering and grouping techniques, insert pictures into letters or other documents and modify pictures using the Paint program.
PowerPoint I
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) Good skills at inserting, resizing and cropping pictures as taught in Graphics in Word
(2) High level of competency with use of menus and content of toolbars
The PowerPoint program will allow you to make slide presentations and choose from various options to determine how you want your slides to be shown. Although this program can be used for setting up business presentations, our main project in learning the features will involve your setting up an album with your favorite pictures from home, and showing them on the computer screen with captions, movement and other enhancing features. PowerPoint is a great way to save all your favorite memories for future viewing.
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Social Media
Facebook Basics
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
This class is for students who want to set up a Facebook account or learn how to manage an existing one.

Content includes signing up for a Facebook account, logging in, Facebook terms, privacy and security settings, adding a profile picture and cover photo, finding friends, posting, adding photos/videos and albums, tagging, joining and creating groups, creating separate friend or family lists, chat and video calling, messaging and more. We will discuss games, apps, pages and gifts. If you have an existing account, be sure to bring your user name and password. If you are new to Facebook, you should bring an email address that you can access from the web with your password and any login information you need. If you wish to personalize your Facebook profile, bring a photo of yourself on your USB Flash Drive or on a CD.
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Miscellaneous
Quicken
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
It is important for the student to attend every session of this course, as each session builds on the previous lesson.

The Quicken software can be run on Win XP, Vista and Windows 7/8/10 computers.

Use a computer to track your finances--enter bills, record payments, balance your checkbook, track what you spend, create a budget and plan for tax time.
RoboForm
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
Keep all your logins completely in sync. No more worries about remembering your passwords. Access your favorite sites quickly and securely. Save time with easy one-click form filling. Let RoboForm Password Manager fill in your data on almost any web form. No more needless typing! Whether you are on your desktop, laptop, netbook, or mobile device, you can always securely access RoboForm Password Manager from anywhere.
Internet Marketing
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
General working knowledge of computers. It is NOT a beginner computer class
The class is directed toward "Affiliate Marketing," in which individuals select a product or service that they wish to represent to others online and earn commissions upon sales and, in some cases, monthly residuals. It will not be necessary to make that selection during the term of the class.

The class deals with marketing fundamentals, including traffic exchanges, mailers, safe lists and auto responders. Class will be seminar style with lots of discussion time.

This class is for individuals with a general working knowledge of computers. It is NOT a beginner computer class.
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Photo/Video
Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
The Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker software (free from Microsoft) used in this class can be used on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 computers.

Windows Photo Gallery is a photo organizer that can be used to easily view, manage, and edit digital photos and videos. You will import digital photos, adjust photos needing corrections, add captions and tags to photos, and receive instructions on sharing photos. In addition, you will create a movie using Windows Movie Maker.
Picasa
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Three two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) File Explorer
Picasa is a free program that will be used on your computer to import, organize and edit digital photos. In addition, the free online Picasa Photo Albums, provided by Google, will be used to upload, enhance and share your photos.

You need a Google account to have access to online Picasa Web Albums. If you do not have a Google account, instructions are provided so you can obtain one; or you can obtain an additional account if you have one already. Bring your USB flash drive, your Google account username and password and some of your own digital photos on a memory card, a USB flash drive, or a CD, if desired.
Photoshop Elements I
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 software used in this class can be used on Win XP, Vista and Win 7/8/10 computers. Is the very best picture of your daughter one with a tall cactus sticking out of the top of her head? Do old photos look faded, or maybe you have slides that have lost their color. This is where you learn how to adjust and improve your photographs. This class emphasizes the Elements Organizer to keep all of your photos on track.
Photoshop Elements II
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Four two-hour sessions

Prerequisites:
(1) C-101
(2) Operating System
(3) File Explorer
(4) PhotoShop Elements I
This course continues where Photoshop Elements I ends. This Intermediate class covers the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop Elements, including use of layers, dodgin, special filters, etc.

Watch the calendar for dates and times of all classes. All instructors and aides are volunteers. Classes are scheduled at the convenience of and availability of qualified instructors.

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Information provided by Jim Schulz, Education Chairperson