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Computer Basics

Newly Expanded! Getting Comfortable With Your Computer

No pressure! Designed for the novice user, especially seniors with limited or zero PC know-how, our easy-paced course introduces you to hardware and software basics, teaches you some Windows skills and simple ways to work with files and folders, and trains you to recognize and protect yourself from common computer, smartphone, and WiFi risks such as phishing and malware. BONUS:  Grads tell us the class isn’t just pain-free, it’s fun! 12 hours.

Dates coming soon! Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $199, XCOMG 039

Word 2016 Level 1

Learn to make, edit, format and proof documents; add tables, lists, and design elements; use shortcuts as Find and Replace and Format Painter to perform repetitive operations—and much more in this course that will quickly pay for itself in enhanced efficiency and employment opportunities. Workbook included. 9 hours.

Prerequisite Required: Knowledge of Windows.

Sect 1: Sat, Sep 12-Sep 26, 9 am-noon, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Tues, Nov 3 – 17, 6 – 9 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $179, XCOMO 289

Excel 2016 Level 1

Discover how to create and develop worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze data. Topics include calculations, modifying and formatting a worksheet and managing workbooks. Workbook included. 9 hours.

Prerequisites Required: Knowledge of Windows and Word.

Sect 1: Wed, Sep 9-Sep 23, 6:30-9:30 pm, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Sat, Oct 10 – 24, 9 am – noon, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $179, XCOMO 290

MS Office 2016 Level 1 Certificate

Designed for both newbies and those looking to brush up their Microsoft, this hands-on Brookdale certificate program covers the basics of the latest versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Workbooks included. 30 hours. 85% attendance required.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Windows

Mon & Wed, Oct 5-Nov 4, 6:30-9:30 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $529, XCOMO 296


Never quite get around to learning touch typing? Now’s the time! As you master fingering technique, you’ll also use the timed writing feature to continually improve your speed and accuracy.

Online self-paced
Fee: $99. Visit for more information and to register.

Computer Skills for the Workplace

You bet it’s tough to get hired today without knowing your way around a PC; the Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that three quarters of jobs in 2020 will require computer literacy! Not to worry, though, if your skills aren’t up to snuff: Our course, which zeroes in on the most practical applications of office software, from emailing to creating a spreadsheet to editing a data base, gives you the technical proficiency to survive and prosper in today’s fast-changing work world.

Online self-paced
Fee: $115. Visit: for more information and to register.

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Little-known fact: The vast majority of PC problems can be solved in minutes! And our eye-opening course teaches you to fix the most common and/or nastiest ones, as well as how to maintain and optimize a Windows PC to avoid problems in the first place.

Online self-paced
Fee: $115. Visit: for more information and to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Pagano 732-224-2685

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