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Adult Learning Center of Rockland

(Program at Meals on Wheels of Rockland) 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954 845-623-5467

 
 


The Adult Learning Center of Rockland is an organization of volunteers bringing computing skills to adults. Course levels vary from the complete novice to students interested in advancing their computing horizons. Courses are tailored to students preferring a slower-paced and less intense approach. To this end, each class has a maximum of eight students and an instructor who is assisted by two coaches. Our goal: Students should learn in an enjoyable setting.

 We are located at the offices of Meals on Wheels in the Demarest Mill Office Park at 121 W. Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954.

We are delighted to be recognized by and affiliated with Rockland Community College and consider it a privilege to offer our courses in the RCC bulletin as part of the Continuing Education Program.

For more information about The Adult Learning Center, please call us at (845) 623-5467

Volunteers are always needed: opportunities are available for instructors, coaches and other volunteers to help us administer our organization. Please call us at (845) 623-5467, if this program looks enticing.

 

Our courses are offered monthly.

                  

Basic Skills  (A course to get you clicking and tapping.)  $15.00

 

We offer a 2-hour Basic Skills course prior to students taking Introduction to Computers (see below) to develop familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard. This course is for students with a confirmed enrollment in the Introduction to Computers course and it fulfills the prerequisite requirements for that course.

  

Introduction to Computers         $75.00

 

This 6-week course provides a student with an introduction to using a computer, some word processing, accessing the internet and using e-mail.

 

Prerequisite:  Limited familiarity with the mouse and the keyboard is expected. (See Basic Skills above.)

 

Microsoft Word (Word Processing)       $47.00

 

This 4-week course teaches the students the basic skills of word processing using Microsoft Word. This course includes typing and editing simple documents, formatting characters and words, formatting paragraphs, and formatting pages. At the end of this course you will be able to create letters and other documents.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Intro course (above) or equivalent experience, and access to a personal computer.


Excel                     $47.00

 

A 4-week course on using spreadsheets.


Photoshop Elements         $75.00

 

This 8-week course covers technical aspects of digital images, where they come from, and how to transfer them from a digital camera, a scanner, the Internet or a CD to your personal computer. You will learn how to modify or enhance them with Adobe Photoshop elements. We will show you how to share images by printing them, by attaching them to e-mail messages, or by incorporating them into letters, reports or greeting cards.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Intro and Internet courses (above) or equivalent experience and access to a personal computer.



Picasa          $47.00

 

In this 4-week course, the student will learn how to use this simple photo editing software.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Intro and Internet courses (above) or equivalent experience and access to a personal computer.

  

Tracing You Roots   $60.00

 

Using Family Tree Maker, you will learn to install your genealogy software and how to start a family file.  You will gain experience entering information, showing relationships, adding pictures and sound and printing reports. An important aspect is the creation of GEDCOM files. On-line searches of standard and genealogy sources include the Social Security Death Index, Ellis Island ship and manifest list, state and federal census data, the Family History Center (Mormon Church), area specific mailing lists and other sources.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Intro and Internet courses or equivalent experience, and access to a personal computer.

  

Computer Maintenance              $15.00

 

In this 2-hour class, students will learn how to delete unnecessary files, improve the performance of the computer, Microsoft updates, backing up their data, and internet security.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Intro course (above) or equivalent experience, and access to a personal computer.

 

How to Use a Digital Camera       $15.00

 

This 2-hour class covers the basic skills of operating a digital camera.  Students will also learn how to transfer images from the camera to the computer.

  

How To Use eBay Safely              $15.00

 

During this two hour class, students will be introduced to eBay and have a typical auction page explained to them in detail.  The bidding/buying process will be discussed.  Students will have the opportunity to explore auctions of particular, personal interest.

 

How to use your Cell Phone        $15.00

 

Getting your money’s worth from your cell phone.

 

Facebook                        $15.00

 

Using Facebook safely.

 

iPad and Tablets

 

A new course teaching how to use tablets.

 

 

 

 

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