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SCC offers Digital Literacy classes starting in September

Sylvia Smoker, SCC’s College and Career Readiness Coordinator, will be instructing a course on Digital Literacy at Southwestern’s Macon Campus in Franklin.

Anyone feeling a little lost in the digital age can get some help this fall.

Southwestern Community College is offering a Digital Literacy Class on Thursday mornings starting Sept. 7.

The class will cover everything from computer setup to the difference between laptop uses and mobile devices. Among more than a dozen topics, Google and Microsoft Suites will be covered as well as how to utilize Indeed while conducting a job hunt.

This class is free for anyone who’s unemployed or under-employed. Class times are 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 12 at SCC’s Macon Campus in Franklin.

“We understand that technology can be intimidating, especially for individuals who may not necessarily have needed to use it in the past,” said Sylvia Smoker, SCC’s College and Career Readiness Coordinator, who’ll teach the course. “We’ll take our time in this class and make sure every participant gets comfortable with all of the basics.”

Other skills participants will gain:

·         The different elements involved in using computers (mouse, keyboard, headphones and more)

·         The fundamentals of Wi-Fi, what it is, connectivity and using it to print

·         How to browse the Internet and find what you’re looking for

·         How to recognize and avoid scams and phishing schemes

·         Printer usage

·         Troubleshooting

For more information or to enroll, contact Smoker at a_smoker@SouthwesternCC.edu or 828.339.4477.

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