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LEAAP Center offers computer classes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Through Ivy Tech's Corporate College, computing fundamentals classes will be offered at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, beginning Feb. 7, through Feb. 21, from 6-8:40 p.m.

The course is a laid-back approach to learning basics of computers.

The primary objective is to teach first-time computer users about the basics of computing, to present the basic operations of Microsoft Windows XP and to learn about e-mail and surfing the Internet.

No experience in using a previous version of Windows is required.

Cost is $75.

To register, call Scott Ramsey at 812-298-2382 or 1-800-377-4882.

Payment and registration information are due by Feb. 2.

In addition, Word Introduction class through Ivy Tech's Corporate College will take place at the LEAAP Center, beginning Feb. 28 through March 13, from 6-8:40 p.m.

Create, edit and print documents such as letters or reports using the newest version of the popular word processing program.

Participants will learn important terms, edit functions, formatting, special text options and mail merge.

The course also covers spell checking, underlining, bolding, centering text, copying and pasting text and printing documents.

Cost for the program is $139, which includes a textbook.

To register, call Ramsey.

Payment and registration information are due by Feb. 23.


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I believe that this is a wonderful opportunity for people needing basic computer and MS Office introductory classes. When I started classes at ISU in 1999 as a 40 year old who had no experience with a computer I was at a great disadvantage. The Computer Literacy 101 class started with MS Office 97 applications as if I had already been acclimated to computer basics in high school. Needless to say there were no computers in our 1976 classrooms in Parke County Indiana! I had to take that class twice just to manage a 'C'. $75 for basic computer and $135 for MS Word is less than half what other college computer classes start at!

-- Posted by dlperry on Wed, Feb 1, 2012, at 10:57 AM


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