Personal Computing

Personal Computing

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | South County Education Center | Corporate College | Off-Site

From using a mouse and keyboarding to online commerce, research and security, build your knowledge of PCs and technology.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Register and pay online now

Registration opens Aug. 6 for all classes except Ageless Learning Seminars, which open Aug. 20.

Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.



PCs and Technology: Introduction In a Day

Learn the basics of using a PC and Technology in a day! Do you call yourself "computer illiterate"? Does current technology boggle your mind? Then this class is for you! Build a strong foundation for your computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using a PC to teach essential concepts and commands and develop user confidence. Basic terms regarding computer hardware, software and current technology are covered, as are basics regarding the use of computers, printers, and drives. It's a class designed for those with little or no computer skills.
COMP:701 | $99 | Age 60+: $67
F02 | Sa 9 am-4 pm | Rachel Bufalo | Sep 8 | MC - BA, 203

PCs and Technology: Introduction In Two Nights

Learn the basics of using a PC and Technology in 2 nights! Do you call yourself "computer illiterate"? Does current technology boggle your mind? Then this class is for you! Build a strong foundation for your computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using a PC to teach essential concepts and commands and develop user confidence. Basic terms regarding computer hardware, software and current technology are covered, as are basics regarding the use of computers, printers, and drives. It's a class designed for those with little or no computer skills.
COMP:701 | $99 | Age 60+: $67
F03 | TuTh 6 pm-9 pm | Rachel Bufalo | Oct 30-Nov 1 | STLCC-SC, 206

PCs and Technology: Introduction

Do you call yourself "computer illiterate"? Does current technology boggle your mind? Then this class is for you! Build a strong foundation for your computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using a PC to teach essential concepts and commands and develop user confidence. Basic terms regarding computer hardware, software and current technology are covered, as are basics regarding the use of computers, printers, and drives. It's a class designed for those with little or no computer skills.
COMP:701 | $109 | Age 60+: $69
F01 | Th 9 am-12 pm | Jerry Bearden | Aug 30-Sep 20 | STLCC-SC, 209

Keyboarding: Learn to Type on the Computer

Do you use the hunt and peck method of typing? Keyboarding skills are essential fundamentals for all computer software applications. Learn where each key is and how to type more efficiently. Increase speed and accuracy. You will learn correct hand positions and how to use the alphabetic, numeric, symbol and shortcut keys.
COMP:702 | $109 | Age 60+: $66.50
F01 | M 7 pm-9 pm | Helen Ralston | Sep 17-Nov 26 | Lindbergh Sr. HS, 108
NOTE: No class 10/22.

Internet Research and Investigations: Consumer Information

Does my doctor have a high malpractice rate? Does my hospital have a high infection rate? Does Grandma's nursing home use restraints more frequently than others? What is the crime rate in my neighborhood? How much did my neighbors pay for their house? Does my contractor have a lengthy list of lawsuits? How do I find free online classifieds? What will be the total costs for repair and maintenance on my vehicle? What are the crash test results? What happens if something goes wrong with a PayPal transaction? What recalled products am I still using at home? If you are curious about the answers to any of these questions, then this class is for you. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP:742 | $25 | Age 60+: $15.50
F02 | Su 12 pm-3 pm | Jean Bradley | Nov 18 | MC - BA, 208

Internet Research and Investigations: Public Records

Explore a wide range of public records on the internet. We'll look at real estate records, criminal records, court judgements, marriages, births, deaths and more. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Some internet experience helpful.
COMP:742 | $25 | Age 60+: $15.50
F03 | Su 12:30 pm-3:30 pm | Jean Bradley | Sep 30 | MC - BA, 208

Personal Online Security

Learn to ensure your terrestrial and digital footprints are secure. Learn to exercise the best security practices to protect your personal information, help prevent identity fraud, and preserve data integrity, confidentiality and availability. Conduct your corporal, electronic and communications using the most current/effective techniques/methodologies.
COMP:795 | $29 | Age 60+: $19
F01 | Sa 9 am-12 pm | Fernando Tillman | Oct 27 | Corp. College, 208

How to Tune up a PC

Does your computer need a performance boost? You know you should keep your car in tip-top running shape, so why not do the same for your computer? In this hands-on course, you'll spend one evening learning a variety of tips and techniques to speed up Windows performance. Our user-friendly computer instructor will teach you how! Just a few examples: add more RAM, optimize your hard drive's performance with defrag and scandisk, convert to a permanent swap file, reduce the number of fonts in use, convert to FAT32, and many more. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:793 | $25 | Age 60+: $14.50
F01 | Sa 9 am-12 pm | Patrick Karl | Sep 22 | MC - BA, 202

How to Troubleshoot Your PC

This course will cover the concepts of diagnosing and troubleshooting a PC that isn't running correctly. Learn the basics of paring down issues to find what a probable cause and subsequent fix may be. Learn the basics of how the computer's components work together and how you can work with them to discover what may be causing issues that cause poor performance. Topics will include common issues with PC hardware and software and how to resolve them. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:794 | $39 | Age 60+: $24.50
F01 | Sa 8 am-12 pm | Patrick Karl | Nov 3 | MC - BA, 202

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