Technology

Please read the course descriptions and class schedules carefully as the format for computer classes has changed. Some computer classes are now offered in 6-week modules. Check with the facilitator to find out if you can register for a session starting later in the winter or spring.

In addition to the regular classes listed below, we will offer a variety of specialized technology programs. Please make sure to check the monthly calendar of events for new tech workshops, product demos and open lab sessions. You will be able to register for the specialized workshops on a revolving basis.

If you are interested in one of the courses described below, just let the registrar know which class you want. Facilitator will phone potential students to arrange assessments as needed. Please do not expect facilitator to be available for “drop-in” assessments.

Make sure the registrar has your name and current contact information. If you prefer to call the facilitator yourself, you can reach them at 646.486.4444. Michael Ziminski is at extension 227.

Attendance policies will be strictly enforced. Students who miss more than 2 class in any four week period will be suspended from participation in the remainder of the class. Because we have limited slots, we want to be sure that students who enroll in the computer courses are very committed to the long-term learning process. If you are not sure you can commit to a long term schedule, please take advantage of the new, short-term workshops and demos.

Keyboarding Instruction-Group instruction for those who are new to typing or need a refresher course before moving on to another computer class. At the beginning of this course, students will learn how to touch-type on a standard PC keyboard by emphasizing the proper finger positions. Later, students will learn to locate all alpha-numeric keys, as well as computer specific keys such as CONTROL, ALT, DELETE, HOME, END, F1-F12, and the arrow keys. Students may also learn some basic navigational keystrokes and screen-reading commands.

Facilitator: Mindy Jacobsen

Times: Tuesdays 10:00am to 11:30pm

Times: Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:30pm

Location: Technology Center


Beginner’s IPhone-This course will be great help to those who are new to the IPhone, having no experience with using an IPhone before. This course teaches users how to download and remove apps, navigate from home screen to applications and back to the home screen. The course will cover how to navigate the settings options. You are encouraged to bring your own device so that the facilitator can show you how to select and set preferences.

Facilitator: William Daniels

Time: Tuesdays 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Location: Technology Center


Advance IPhone- This course is gear towards people who has some knowledge of using an IPhone. This course will go more in dept of using voice-over , speech to text, app store, and other applications.

Facilitator: William Daniels

Time: Tuesdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Technology Center


Open Lab Sessions-Open lab sessions provide students with an opportunity to work independently on the computers, in order to complete lab assignments, improve their keyboarding skills, and/or explore systems and software on their own. Students who wish to participate in open lab sessions must be able to work autonomously, troubleshoot minor problems on their own, and ask for assistance only when a technical bug causes system failure. Facilitator may or may not be available to answer questions.

Facilitator: Michael Ziminski

Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Technology Center


Shop Online- This class will explore online stores and other website. It covers paying for items online, using a credit card, coupon code, or a gift card. Some of the sites cover in the class are Amazon, Ebay, and Overstock. The class will also cover how to search for items you want to buy and compare it from different websites.

Facilitator: Alphonso McFadden

Time: Mondays 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Technology Center


Podcast/Book downloads- Participants will need to have an account with Library of Congress before joining the class. The class will cover how to download books and podcast online from the Library of Congress.

Facilitator: Alphonso McFadden

Time: Wednesdays 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Technology Center


Windows 10- This is an introductory class to Windows 10. It will teach participant how to navigate the start menu and other settings such as the control panel and accessibility. It also covers the key commands used in Windows 10.

Facilitator: Alphonso McFadden

Time: Thursday 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Technology Center


Windows 10 Class #2 - Due to a high demand for the first Windows 10 class, we opened another section for Windows 10 taught by our new Technology Services Specialist, Michael Ziminski. The class covers Windows 10 basics like navigating the desktop, new start menu, and various settings that are new in Windows 10. This is all done in an accessible manor with JAWS and/or ZoomText, which ever the student prefers. Most activities are done in a group setting, with some one-on-one assistance throughout the lessons. If you have any questions, please contact Michael directly at 646.486.4444, ext. 227.

Facilitator: Michael Ziminski, Technology Services Specialist

Time: Wednesday 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: Technology Center