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04-15-2010, 01:59 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- Providence, RI
Computer classes for the beginners?
My husband is looking for the computer classes for the beginners. What he needs to lern is basics of Micrsoft Office and Internet, as well as basics of the computers in general. He does not have experience with computers, but is determined to learn.
Does anyone know about such classes offered for general public, not for college credits?
04-15-2010, 02:02 PM #2MACGYVRGuest
Check your town's summer recreation program. Alot of towns have computer courses for adults for very little $$.
Also you can usually take the computer courses at a community college or state college as an audit and pay a reduced cost, but receive no college credit for it. Some schools also run certificate courses at night designed for people that just want to learn new skills.
04-15-2010, 02:07 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Alpha Pod
How about a local high school or tech school that offers adult education classes?
04-15-2010, 11:47 PM #4
I am not trying to be a smart aleck but...
I have learned a lot just from watching the average Joe making a YouTube video on various subjects.
That would you husband an idea about what real classes would be like when he takes a class.
04-16-2010, 01:34 AM #5
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
- Leominster, MA
I took classes at a Clark University satellite school a couple years back (Now AIC) and it was very good, but quite expensive. but i took the whole sha-bang, from basic A+ to security+ and MSCE classes. if he were to take a class on A+, that would be a good start.
04-16-2010, 08:13 AM #6
I heard that John Sherer - AKA the video professor will send you your first lesson on DVD for free because he is sure that once you find out how much you like it - you will buy more from him..
But seriously, what Reptile said is a good place to start otherwise there are plenty of classes around that are cheap like MacGyver said..
They also sell boatloads of books on every subject you could ever want to learn..
04-16-2010, 08:25 AM #7
google "adult continuing education" with your town or nearby city. It is often held at libraries and high schools.
I see you're in RI but when a relative was unemployed a few years ago in Mass the State offered FREE computer classes and she said they were great. And I'm proud to say three months later she had a job again. Might have something similar in RI--even if he's not unemployed they're usually not so picky about applicants. very few people unemployed actually attend the classes
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04-16-2010, 12:00 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
- Middlesex County, MA
If you have kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces/whatever that you have a decent relationship with, they might be glad to help out. Offer them some food or cash.
04-16-2010, 01:32 PM #9
look for the books 'Office for Dummies" and 'Internet for Dummies". Lots of good stuff in them.At my age, just about everything pisses me off !
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