The first Senior Academy class hosted through Dawson Community College met with success September 22nd and 23rd at the Glendive Senior Center. The Academy was begun at the request of local seniors who participated in focus groups and surveys given by Dawson Community College as a way of developing classes to meet their unique needs and interests. The inaugural class in the “Tech Time for Seniors” series was Basic Cell Phone Operation and filled quickly.
The second in the “Tech Time for Seniors” series is Basic Computer Skills Workshop. It will be held October 5, 6, and 7th from 4-6 pm in the Dawson Community College computer lab, room 149. This course is designed to build beginning users confidence through a solid understanding of the most elementary PC functions as well as equip them with basic internet and email skills. This workshop is a 3 day class consisting of 2 hour sessions. The cost is $15.
Future classes run from September through June and are small, limited to 12 students. Pre-registration is encouraged as classes will fill quickly. Seniors who enjoy learning and socializing in relaxed academic setting designed for them should call MaryAnn Vester at 406 377-9409 to find out about future classes, locations and to sign-up. There may be a nominal charge of approximately $5 a session, depending upon location and need; please inquire when calling.
All seniors are invited to take the interactive survey on the DCC web site under Workshops at dawson.edu. Let DCC know what you think as we develop classes for seniors in the coming months.