Computer and Technology Classes Starting in Surry and Yadkin Counties


Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.

Computer Skills Basics – Windows 10 classes will be offered Aug. 29 through Oct. 20. This class is designed to be hands-on and user friendly for senior citizens and others who may have limited computer skills. Students will be shown how to work with files, how to create new documents, and how to save and rename documents along with how to work with text such as editing, typing, inserting, highlighting, and deleting text. The class will be offered in three different locations. The first session will meet each Monday and Wednesday in Room 114 of the Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain; the second session will meet each Monday and Wednesday in Room 114 of the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy; the third session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday in Room 218 of the Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. All classes will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Payment of $127 is required.

Microsoft Windows 10 & Office 2016 classes will be held Aug. 29 through Oct. 20. This eight-week course will show students how to use Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 as well as the productivity programs of Microsoft Office. The course includes an overview of Microsoft Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016. The class will be offered in two sessions. The first session will meet each Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 110 of the Elkin Center, 1461 North Bridge St., Elkin; the second session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 218 of the Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. Payment of $127 is required.

Technology Awareness classes will be offered Aug. 29 to Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The class will be held each Monday and Wednesday at two locations – the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy and the Elkin Center, 1461 North Bridge St., Elkin. The Technology Awareness course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework and the content of the instructional materials will focus on the following topics: developing a moderate comfort level of basic computer-use skills, using technology in developing and implementing job search strategies, researching career and occupational information, compiling and developing employment related documents, accessing governmental and educational resources, assessing technology literacy, understanding the impact of social networking on employment, and emphasizing the role of technology including the use of tablets and smartphones for the workplace. Payment of $125 is required. Tuition may be waived for the unemployed and underemployed.

Navigating the Internet for Seniors class will be held Aug. 30 to Oct. 20 in Room 110 of the Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Our patient instructors guide students through Internet safety, virus protection, how to use email, and how to search the Internet. Other topics for discussion include Internet shopping, banking, pharmacy and medical records. Call for tuition information.

Microsoft Office Bootcamp will be offered Aug. 30 through Oct. 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 114 of the Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. This course offered everything students need to know about Microsoft’s productivity software in a short timeframe. Each class is appropriate for gaining skills needed in today’s workplace. Call for tuition information.

For questions and registration for any of these classes, contact Susan Ratcliff at (336) 386-3309 or ratcliffs@surry.edu.

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