Computer classes for a new start to 2013

By Rosalind Marshall
Special to The PREVIEW

Do you have computer phobia?

Are you wanting to get online, write documents and communicate by e-mail, but don’t know where to start?

The Archuleta County Education Center can help with our Intro to Computers class on Saturday, Jan. 12.

In this three-hour class, 9 a.m. to noon, instructor Pat Attanasio will take students through the basics of using a computer.

Students can use the Education Center computers or bring their own laptops.

The class will demystify the techno-jargon terms of “hardware,” “software,” “search engine” and “operating system.” In the class, students will gain a foundational understanding of computing.

Other topics covered will be an introduction to the Internet, how to set up your home page, creating short cuts, and all Windows platforms.

Cost for the three-hour class is $50.

In February, the Education Center will offer Excel and Word classes, with the Excel classes offered at intro, intermediate and advanced levels.

In March, a class in Microsoft Publisher will be offered.

All Word, Excel and Publisher classes are taught by Pat Attanasio.

Also in March, a new class in Social Networking is scheduled in which students can learn about Facebook, Twitter and staying safe in cyberspace. The Social Networking class will be taught by Kristin Hopper.

For May, Quickbooks classes will be offered at an intro level and a more advanced level, these classes will be taught by Betty Woollard.

For more information, or to register, visit our website,, where you can register and pay with PayPal.

The Education Center office (264-2835) is located at the corner of 4th and Lewis streets.

This story was posted on January 3, 2013.