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Saturday, November 17, 2018

County Seniors Can Learn About Computers for Free at WCC

Washtenaw County residents who are 65 or over can take basic computer classes for free at Washtenaw Community College.

The unexpected announcement in late March that The Ann Arbor News will be replaced with a new online news source left many seniors who have little computer experience wondering how they’ll get their local daily news.

“I can do email but I run into difficulty now and then using the web,” said Lorraine Periord, a Dexter area senior. “A lot of my friends are out of their comfort zone when it comes to computers. They’re afraid of doing something wrong, and of the technology in general.”

To help people like Periord, WCC is offering four non-credit basic computer classes during the upcoming Spring/Summer Semester. They are:

  • Computer Basics: PCs at a Slower Pace
  • Computer Basics: Windows
  • Computer Basics: Internet
  • Computer Basics: PCs

The first three classes are taught on WCC’s main campus and at the Western Center on Jackson Road. The last class is only available at the Western Center. The PCs at a Slower Pace class runs six sessions, while the others are four sessions each.

Class descriptions are available on the LifeLong Learning website and in the print catalog that is now arriving in homes.

Seniors can register for the classes in person at the Western Center or on the second floor of the Student Center building on WCC’s main campus. To qualify for free tuition, seniors who haven’t previously taken classes at WCC or have turned 65 since taking their last class should bring their driver’s license or other ID to verify their age and residency.

Registration is going on now for Spring/Summer Semester. For more information, call Nancy Howard, a LifeLong Learning program manager, at 677-5014 or email her at .

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