KCC offering free computer classes at Albion campus in September

KCC's Eastern Academic Center campus in Albion.

Kellogg Community College is offering a series of free computer classes at the College’s Eastern Academic Center campus in Albion in September.

The free computer classes at the EAC, located at 14055 26 Mile Road, will focus on topics including basic computer skills like using the internet and creating an email account; digital literacy; how to use Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint software; and more.

A schedule of free classes offered is below.

RSVPs are encouraged, as space is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Interested individuals can reserve their seat by calling the EAC at 517-630-8169.

EAC Center Assistant Donna Jeffery, who will be teaching one of the classes, said the initiative is meant to offer a needed service and generate goodwill in the community while also helping people become familiar with the KCC’s Albion campus.

“We’re trying to invest in the community, and there is a definite need on this side of the county for some basic computer literacy skills,” Jeffery said. “We’d just like to get some people in the door and help provide that service.”

Free computer classes offered at the EAC in September include:

Basic Computers 101

Participants will investigate the hardware, software and windows operating system of a computer, learn to navigate the internet and how to create an email account.

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16

Digital Literacy: KCC Library Services

KCC library staff will be provide participants with resources related to using internet sources for research, how to find materials available at the KCC library, and information about basic digital literacy.

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

Welcome to EAC: Bruin Portal/Campus Email

Participants will learn the ins and outs of KCC’s Bruin Portal, email platform (Microsoft Outlook), financial aid process and tuition.

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28

Basic Computer Applications

Participants will learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) and Microsoft Office Suite. This class also covers PC history, hardware, software, internet, email and general computer operating concepts. Participants will receive hands-on experience in the Microsoft Windows OS, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other programs.

Microsoft Word

Participants will learn to create and save documents, format text and print documents using Microsoft Word.

  • 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 3
  • 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 7

Microsoft PowerPoint

Participants will create a presentation with graphics and animation using Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 8
  • 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 14

Microsoft Excel

Participants will design, create and format spreadsheets and present data in charts using Microsoft Excel.

  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 15
  • 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 20

For more information or to RSVP for one of the College’s free computer classes at the EAC in September, call the center at 517-630-8169 or email eac@kellogg.edu.

About the Eastern Academic Center

KCC’s Eastern Academic Center opened in the fall of 2001 and is conveniently located between Marshall and Albion, just off I-94. The nearly 20,000-square-foot facility consists of several classrooms, a computer lab, a student lounge and more. A recently completed $1.75 million upgrade at the facility added a new CNA Lab and new welding and mechatronics labs, the latter of which will allow KCC to offer industrial trades training at the center for the first time this fall.

The above photo of KCC’s EAC campus is courtesy of Combs Drone Services.

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