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Computer Classes at Rock River Center
The Computer Technology Center at Rock River Center is free and open to the public, and available to you weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The following computer lab hours, facilitated by Rock River Center volunteers,
are scheduled in April and May 2019

Monday, August 5 - Microsoft 2016 Publisher Part 1- 9:30-11:00 am
This course is appropriate for students who are new to Publisher 2016. Learn how to create a variety of publications such as calendars, brochures, and posters. Experience using a mouse is required. Bring a new flash drive to save your work.

Monday, September 9 - Microsoft 2016 Publisher Part 2 - 9:30-11:00 am
In this class, learn how to create publications such as signs, cards, and invitations. Anyone who has attended Publisher 2016 Part 1 may attend this class. Experience using a mouse is required. Bring flash drive with your work from Part 1.

Lab Hours with Mary
August 26 and September 23
10:00 - 11:00 am

This hour is available for those looking for 1-on-1 assistance with common computer questions. Call to register for lab time with Mary, as space is limited.

All scheduled classes are free to attend and open to the public. Space may be limited, so call early to be guaranteed a spot.

Rock River Center also offers individualized help with learning how to use your new tablet or smartphone.

Anyone interested should call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to register or set up an appointment for the training of their choice. 


Community Technology Center

The Rock River Center Community Technology Center (CTC) is available to adults of all ages. The Center is equipped with free Wi-Fi and staff to assist you if you have a specific question or problems.

Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, you can develop the skills you need to begin computing with confidence by using an online program, "Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum". This program explains keyboard and mouse operations, as well as helping you learn about input and output devices. The Curriculum also covers the internet, sending an email, and creating a resume. You will receive a Digital Literacy Certificate after completion. You do not need to register for this course. There is no charge for this program, and there is always CTC staff available to help.


The Community Technology Center offers a variety of classes covering topics including but not limited to: Internet browsing, setting up and managing email accounts, job searching, and file management. Please call Rock River Center for schedules.

The CTC has 10 new computers. Each one has Windows 10 as the operating 
system, along
with high-speed internet. Two computers are wheelchair accessible and have Zoom Text Magnifier/Readers. This program enlarges everything on the screen and reads the text to you. The keyboards have large keys.