Hilo SeniorTech  - Computer & Technology Classes for Seniors
The following class descriptions are for Windows computers only; we also teach Mac classes which are described at the bottom of the page.

Note:  All classes are 6 hours taught as either 2 hours over 3 days or 3 hours over 2 days.

 Ø COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1: Aileen Obina teaches Windows 10 computer basics: turning it off and on, saving your work and finding it again.  Basic mouse skills are taught using an interactive website.  Prerequisite: none.
ØCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 : Without the previous class that emphasizes mouse skills, most beginners will find this course too advanced.  The basics covered in Fundamentals 1 are reviewed in the first lesson but relatively quickly.  Greg Navarro shows more advanced students how to create folders on your desktop, how to personalize your computer, how to save to a flash drive. 
Prerequisite:  mouse skills.
Ø BASIC WORD PROCESSING: This is not a typing class!  Program taught is Microsoft Word 2010 (which is part of Microsoft Office Suite).  Susan Labrenz will show you how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print catchy invitations or posters.  Prerequisite:  mouse skills & basic computer knowledge.
Ø INTERNET & EMAIL: Greg Navarro covers the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email and forward emails to each other.  Prerequisite:  mouse skills and basic computer knowledge.
Ø SPREADSHEET: Number crunching.  Program taught is Excel 2010.  You will learn how to use your computer like a calculator by creating formulas which tell it add, subtract, multiply, divide---in a nanosecond!  You will also learn how to create pie charts and bar charts from a table of figures you create. Prerequisite: mouse skills, basic computer knowledge. 

 Are you a Mac lover?  We have classes just for you taught by our Mac guru Terri Powell.


 Ø MAC:  Terri Powell will cover Mac OS (operating system) basics such as the dock, menus, icons, the finder and the launcher---no matter which version of OS X you are using.  Learn how to open and quit applications properly while you create a text document and practice basic editing skills.  Explore the internet, communicate with family and friends and learn where to save photos with applications already installed on your Mac.  Bring your own laptop if you have one.  It is highly recommended that you bring your Apple ID and know your password.


Ø iPADS 1, 2 :  More than 22 million have sold since April 2010 and there are now more than 500,000 apps that will run on the device.  In iPad 1 Terri Powell will show you how to get the most out of your new iPad whether it's version 1, 2 or 3. In iPad 2 Terri  will show you how to have even more fun with your iPad, more photos, more music and more apps.  Please bring your iPad to class as we don't have any.  Bring your Apple ID and password.

Ø iPHONE 1&2:   Greg Navarro teaches iPhone 1.  In this exciting class he will show you the many ways you can use your iPhone in addition to calling someone.  You can text, FaceTime, email, get driving directions using Maps,, take pictures, listen to music, download and read books, etc. etc.  In iPhone 2 Terri will show you how to change your ring tones to identify the caller, how to use your iPhone as a camera, a flashlight and a timer as well a lot of great free apps to download.  It doesn't matter which version of iPhone you have, you will be sure to learn something new!  Please bring your iPhone to class along with your Apple ID and password. 

Note: iPad 1 class will be cancelled the Friday before the week of class unless we have a minimum of 3 students.