Berkshire Community College will offer the following computer workshops at its South County Center in Great Barrington this fall. Classes, taught by Sharon Davis, Software Consultant, meet Saturday morning, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
"Computer Basics for the Adult Learner" (WKS-102) is designed for parents, grandparents, seniors, and new or novice computer users. Using Microsoft Windows XP, participants learn the parts of the computer and computer terminology. Class meets Sept. 10 through Sept. 25. Cost for registration is $130.
"Understanding the Internet for Adult Learners" (WKS-140) explains the difference between browsers and search engines and how to use them. Students learn what to do and not to do about banking and purchasing online, how to download a program from the internet and Microsoft Windows's security and how it can help protect the computer. Class meets Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. Cost for registration is $79.
"MS Word 2007: an Introduction" (WKS 330), designed for people who have MS Word 2007, helps students discover the ease in which they can use this powerful program. Participants learn 2007's new options: ribbons, tabs, groups and control features. Students create, edit, save, correct and print documents, and use such features as cut, copy and paste, changing margins and line spacing, setting tabs, creating columns, tables and understand Help. Class meets Oct. 23 through Nov. 6. Cost for registration is $130.
"Introduction to Excel 2007" (WKS 331) is designed for the computer novice interested in developing rudimentary skills. Students learn 2007's new options: ribbons, tabs, groups and control features. Participants create, modify and print simple spread sheets, learn to copy, move, clear insert and delete cells, rows and columns. Class meets Nov. 20 through Dec. 4. Cost for registration is $130.
"Mail Merge Using MS Word 2007 or MS Excel 2007" (WKS 098) teaches students to make large mailings easier, faster and cheaper using mail merge. Participants learn to create, sort and filter databases in MS Word tables and/or MS Excel spreadsheets to create labels and envelopes, and merge that data into one letter to create hundreds or thousands of personalized letters. The one-session class meets Dec. 18. Cost for registration is $45.
For more information, or to register, call BCC's South County Center at 413-528-4521. For long distance (in Mass only), call 800-816-1233, ext. 5201 or 5202.