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Continuing Education

Computer Courses for Beginners

Keyboarding Fundamentals

Learn the keyboard and techniques to improve speed and accuracy.
Required text available at BRCC Bookstore.

Meets: Six Wednesdays, Feb 4 – Mar 11, 6-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee: $145 (#65756)

Get Started with Computers

Learn basic computer terminology and mouse skills, practice navigation in Windows 7, as well as creating/saving basic documents.

Meets: Two Mondays, Mar 23 & 30, 6-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Darrell Ralston
Fee: $99 (#65757)

Get Started with Microsoft Office

An absolute must if you are new to Microsoft Office, this survey class provides hands-on introduction to:

  • Word (Ribbon, navigation techniques, AutoComplete, tables, editing text, AutoCorrect, character formatting, special text effects);
  • Excel (enter/edit data, construct simple formulas, depict data using column and pie charts)
  • PowerPoint (develop a new presentation, explore layouts and design themes, create animations and transitions)

Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Prior keyboarding class highly recommended.
Required text available at BRCC Bookstore: Welcome to Microsoft Office 2013 ISBN-13: 978-159136-659-1

Meets: Five Thursdays, Mar 26 – Apr 23, 6-9 pm; BRCC Augusta Center
Instructor: Darlene Yeago
Fee: $179 (#65760)

What is the “Cloud”? NEW

Have you ever heard someone talking about "the cloud" and wondered what it meant?  You've probably used the cloud many times without even knowing it! Come find out what "the cloud" is, the different services available, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud services.

Meets: One Monday, Apr 13, 6-9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Darrell Ralston
Fee: $65 (#65805)

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS

Online Classes

Keyboarding

Learning touch-typing or improving your existing keyboarding skills makes a positive difference in your computing enjoyment and productivity!  Using the Keyboarding Pro 5 typing tutorial, learn to type text without looking at your keyboard in this online course. 
$99.  Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.

Introduction to Windows 7

Get up to speed quickly on Microsoft Windows 7 with this fun and easy hands-on course for beginners.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc to register.

Introduction to Windows 8

Learn how get the most from the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, including managing apps, programs, photos, files, and folders.
$99.  Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.