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COC Offers Free Computer Classes

One day class designed for the adult computer user.

ImageThis fall the College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department is offering a series of free one-day computer classes covering computer hardware, operating systems, networks and maintenance and security tactics — each designed for the typical adult home computer user.

Offered through the Continuing Education division’s new Family and Consumer Sciences subject area, these new noncredit courses will teach students a variety of highly useful computer skills related to the course topic, each with no previous knowledge of the subject required.

Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, September 6 through November 15 on the COC Valencia Campus, Towsley Hall room 105. All classes are free, with no pre-requisites, however all students are required to officially register with the college’s Community and Continuing Education department.

The class, Home Computer Hardware, will provide the typical home computer user an opportunity to open the case, identify vital components, add expansion cards and become familiar with the operation of the computer — before showing how to assemble a home computer from parts. Sections of this class will meet Sept. 6 and Oct. 10.

The class, Home Computer Networks, will provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with various computer-networking procedures, with focus on how to set up a secure network in your home. Sections of this class will meet Sept. 20 and Oct. 25.

The class, Home Computer Operating Systems, will familiarize students with the structure, functionality and operation of the computer’s operating system, with focus on how to configure an operating system to meet the user’s specific needs. Sections of this class will meet Sept. 13 and Oct. 18.

The class, Home Computer Security, will provide students with the knowledge needed to implement security software as well as avoid viruses and other threats on your home computer. Sections of this class will meet Sept. 27 and Nov. 1.

The class, Home Computer Maintenance, will provide students the opportunity to become familiar with the highly-recommended maintenance procedures needed to maintain a computer’s optimal functioning. Sections of this class will meet Oct. 4 and Nov. 15.

For more information about the COC Community and Continuing Education department’s fall schedule of computer classes or to register please call (661) 362-3300 or visit

COC Offers Free Computer Classes

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