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Computer Classes for Beginners Offered at WKCTC

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering classes to help beginners learn basic computer skills, to navigate the Windows 8.1 operating system and to have fun using photos with Microsoft Word.

The classes will be held in the colleges Emerging Technology Center throughout the month of November. The cost of each class is $95.

Microsoft Access 2013 for Beginners
November 3, 5, 10, 12
6-8 p.m.

This course is an introduction to the functionality of an Access database and teaches how to use this program to store information. The information that is stored can be as simple as a list of your aunts home recipes or a more complex list of hundreds of thousands of business customers. Participants will also learn how to add, update, organize, find, and delete that information through the creation of Access tables, queries and forms.

Basic PC (Computers for Beginners)
November 12
1:30 8:00 P.M.

This class offers fun with no tech babble. Learn quick tips for getting around, where to put your stuff and how to find it easily, smarter ways to surf and shop online, sharing photos via a PC and more. The class meets two sessions in one day, three hours at a time, and will cover topics such as:

understanding hardware
software and Information technology
turning the computer on
parts of a computer
measuring memory
portable storage devices
the Internet
file management

Windows 8.1
November 17
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

This hands-on course takes a unique approach to teaching the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows 8.1 operating system efficiently and confidently. Making the most of new tools and programs, this course is designed for both home and business users. Basic PC navigation skills highly recommended. This class meets two sessions in one day, three hours at a time, and will cover topics such as:

start screen and keyboard shortcuts
basic commands
desktop shortcuts
charm bars

"Smile: Have fun with photographs using Word"
November 19
9 a.m. 4 p.m.

Learn to easily take a good snapshot and include it in a Word document, use Word 2010 and 2013 to edit the image and apply all sorts of styles and special effects to make it look better in a few simple steps. Helpful hints for the advanced beginners. The class meets two sessions in one day, three hours at a time.

The registration deadline for each class is seven days prior to class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

For more information and to register, call (270) 534-3335 or online at

New students can register for spring classes at WKCTC beginning November 2. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.