Fall 2015 Credit - Senior Adult

DCCC invites members of the community who are 50 years and over to join our growing learning community. To meet demand for lifelong learning, our Senior Adult Programs provide affordable, quality instruction and volunteer opportunities to stimulate you intellectually and physically and help you stay socially connected. Credit and noncredit classes are available during the day, in the evenings and on weekends. Our classes are stimulating and challenging, yet paced for your enjoyment.

 

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Course-Num-Sect(Reg#)
Title
Class Meeting
Information
Faculty Loc
Credits
Start/End
Date
Co-req
Sections
Class
Features
PHED-2101  Beginning YogaBrookhaven College [BHC]
PHED-2101-21002 (970687)
Beginning Yoga
T206   LAB  
M W   10:30 AM   11:50 AM
McDonald, Lawrence  Vita
BHC
1
8/31/15
12/17/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
PHED-2105  Beginning Fitness MatworkRichland College [RLC]
PHED-2105-81001 (985833)
Beginning Fitness Matwork
G140   LAB  
T R   9:30 AM   10:50 AM
Flood, Gwen  Vita
RLC
1
8/31/15
12/17/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for emeritus students 55 yrs. and older
PHED-2105-81501 (985836)
Beginning Fitness Matwork
G140   LAB  
M W   5:40 PM   7:00 PM
Flood, Gwen  Vita
RLC
1
8/31/15
12/17/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for emeritus students 55 yrs. and older
PHED-2111  Beg Coord Skill and RecognitioRichland College [RLC]
PHED-2111-81001 (985827)
Beg Coord Skill and Recognitio
G101   LAB  
M W   7:30 AM   8:50 AM
Neal, William  Vita
RLC
1
8/31/15
12/17/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for emeritus students 55 yrs. and older
PHED-2126  Intermediate YogaBrookhaven College [BHC]
PHED-2126-21002 (970691)
Intermediate Yoga
T206   LAB  
M W   10:30 AM   11:50 AM
McDonald, Lawrence  Vita
BHC
1
8/31/15
12/17/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
POFI-1104  Access 2013Brookhaven College [BHC]
POFI-1104-21203 (984167)
Windows 7, Part I
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Fly, William  Vita
BHC
1
9/14/15
9/30/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part I, will introduce all the basics of Windows including the desktop, mouse pointers, start button, taskbar, menus, toolbars and dialog boxes. Students will learn to open and save a file, edit a document in WordPad, and use the copy, cut and paste commands. File management will be introduced.
POFI-1104-21204 (984176)
Windows 7, Part II
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Fly, William  Vita
BHC
1
10/5/15
10/21/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part II, will cover the use of Windows Explorer in managing your files by viewing, renaming, moving, deleting and organizing both files and folders. Students will learn to personalize Windows by changing the desktop appearance, background and screen saver, customizing the taskbar and the start menu, learning the right-click menu, and using desktop gadgets. Methods to secure your computer also will be covered. Recommended prerequisite: Windows 7, Part I.
POFI-1104-21207 (984273)
PC Troubleshooting
M134   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
11/9/15
11/25/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 PC Troubleshooting will cover Windows and application errors; virus spyware and malware removal; hard drive housekeeping: hardware and software-based performance improvements. "Live, No Net" troubleshooting may be done in class on students' computers with instructor pre-approval. This course is for intermediate and experienced users of Windows 8, 7 or Vista. Recommended prerequisites: Parts I & II of Windows 8, 7 or Vista and proficiency in navigating the Windows interface and common functions.
POFI-1104-21209 (984236)
Backing Up Data
M134   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
9/28/15
10/14/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Backing Up Data covers how hard disks, the Windows file system and backups work, the ways you can protect your data using Windows built-in backup, retail packages such as Acronis and online back-up services. This course is for intermediate and experienced users of Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Recommended prerequisites: Part I & II of Windows 8, 7, or Vista and minimum one year experience and proficiency in navigating Windows interface and common functions.
POFI-1104-21212 (984184)
Windows 7, Part III
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Fly, William  Vita
BHC
1
10/26/15
11/11/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part III will build on your knowledge of Windows 7, Part II, and cover areas such as the control panel, device manager, file association, user account control, and accessories such as defragging and sound recorder. Recommended prerequisites: Windows 7, Part I & II.
POFI-1104-21202 (991650)
Access 2013
M134   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Milligan, Mary  Vita
BHC
1
10/6/15
10/22/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Access 2013 will explore how easy it is to use this database software to keep track of personal collections, phone lists, historical data, etc. Students will learn how to enter data, create forms and to extract data from the tables using queries and reports. The focus of this course will be on using the Microsoft Access software, available free for use on your Windows home computer and not on designing tables. A textbook is required for this course.
POFI-1104-21214 (984240)
Excel 2013, Part I
M134   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Milligan, Mary  Vita
BHC
1
10/27/15
11/12/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Excel 2013, Part I, will introduce students to spreadsheets and arithmetic functions. This course will include creating, editing, naming, saving and printing spreadsheets as well as navigating within worksheets. Menus, shortcuts, toolbars for formatting spreadsheets and writing basic formulas will also be covered. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-21230 (984195)
Windows 8.1 Essentials
M135   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Brooks, Ray  Vita
BHC
1
9/15/15
10/1/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 8.1 Essentials will include a comparison to Windows 7 and work with many of its new features. Students will learn about the Calendar, Photo manager, Maps, Music, Mail and People apps. Also covered will be how to adjust system settings, work with external devices and set up networks. Topics include organizing files and folders, managing email, connecting to a printer and other computers and using File History to protect documents and photos.
POFI-1104-21231 (985589)
Facebook
M137   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Herd, Stephen  Vita
BHC
1
9/29/15
10/15/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Facebook will cover online social networking using Facebook. The following topics will be covered: registering, posting safely, personalizing privacy settings, and managing friends, photos, videos, links messaging and applications.
POFI-1104-21232 (984242)
Excel 2013, Part II
M134   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Milligan, Mary  Vita
BHC
1
11/17/15
12/8/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 Excel 2013, Part II will continue to explore the various functions available in Excel. We will work with linking worksheets, writing basic formulas and formatting tables. Recommended prerequisite: Excel 2013, Part I.
POFI-1104-21213 (984204)
Tracing Family Tree, Part II
M124   LEC  
W   1:30 PM   4:50 PM
Barnette, Millard  Vita
BHC
1
11/4/15
11/25/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 Tracing Your Family Tree, Part II will continue your journey of ancestral discovery. In this course, the instructor will guide students deeper into the labyrinth of traditional historical and genealogical records sources, research methods, websites and search engines.
POFI-1104-21218 (984199)
Tracing Family Tree, Part I
M124   LEC  
W   1:30 PM   4:50 PM
Barnette, Millard  Vita
BHC
1
10/7/15
10/28/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Tracing Your Family Tree, Part I is a comprehensive, easy-to-use program to organize your family information. Topics include how to enter names, dates, places, events and notes for individuals; to link individuals together in a family; record source citations and repository information; and print reports for family members, research trips and family reunions. Familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is required.
POFI-1104-21227 (984282)
Users Group & Problem Solving
Q201   LEC  
F   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
9/4/15
12/4/15
(14 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Users Group & Problem Solving meets on Fridays, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Each session has a theme/topic and provides demonstrations to increase student knowledge of computers, software and the Internet. In addition, students will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own computers and the software problems they are encountering.
POFI-1104-21251 (984174)
Windows 7, Part I
M134   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Walker, Patricia  Vita
BHC
1
9/12/15
10/3/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part I will introduce all the basics of Windows including the desktop, mouse pointers, start button, taskbar, menus, toolbars and dialog boxes. Students will learn to open and save a file, edit a document in WordPad, and use the copy, cut and paste commands. File management will be introduced.
POFI-1104-21253 (984267)
Google Services
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
10/10/15
10/31/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Google Services will explore the many different services Google offers, such as Calendar, Contacts, Gmail, Docs/Drive, Google Earth, Maps, Finance, Picasa Photos and YouTube. Students will also learn about creating Web pages, using the Search command, making free phones calls and more.
POFI-1104-21254 (985582)
Windows 8.1 for Beginners
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
9/12/15
10/3/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 8.1 for Beginners will help students new to the Windows 8.1 world and will address the personal computer and its operating system. We will look at many of the new Windows 8.1 features and other popular software that is designed for it.
POFI-1104-21255 (984211)
Apps, Simply Apps
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
11/7/15
12/5/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 Apps are everywhere! In a few short years, the app craze has taken over. These small applications, or apps, that fit on our mobile phones do everything from helping us accomplish mundane tasks to keeping us entertained while we wait for the bus. This class will demo many of the apps that are on the market today. We will look at the apps for many handheld devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android phones.
POFI-1104-21261 (984197)
Email/Internet, Part I
M134   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Walker, Patricia  Vita
BHC
1
11/7/15
12/5/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 Email/Internet, Part I will use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, store Web addresses and view multiple Web pages concurrently. Also covered will be printing, saving and emailing Web pages as well as understanding the security and privacy issues involved. Various websites will be visited to demonstrate the functions of the Internet Explorer Web browser. Email functions including contacts, distribution lists and handling spam mail will be covered. Recommended prerequisite: Windows, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-21256 (984280)
Technology for Dummies
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
10/10/15
10/31/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Oct.
Senior Adult
 
 Technology for Dummies will explore the various types of technology in the world today, everything from TIVO to Smartphones, to Netflix, to wireless home routers. We will discuss the current trends in technology and when you should buy or upgrade or wait for the new technology. If you have a technology questions, then this class is for you.
POFI-1104-21259 (984252)
iPhone, iPad, iTunes
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
9/12/15
10/3/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 iPhone, iPad, iTunes will enable students to understand their mobile device and how to find and install helpful applications for everyday life. Learn how to customize, protect and set up multiple email accounts on your device, as well as new features like voice control, compass and video recording. Music and various other aspects of iTunes also will be covered.
POFI-1104-21260 (985585)
Living Safe in a Digital World
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
11/7/15
12/5/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Nov.
Senior Adult
 
 Living Safe in a Digital World will look at different ways to be safe on the Internet. Students will learn about secure methods to make safe purchases online, how to limit spam emails and ensure that Windows has the latest security updates. Other areas that will be covered are how to set up your browser and email settings as well as safely browsing the Web.
SPNL-1391  Spc Tpcs in SpanishBrookhaven College [BHC]
SPNL-1391-21203 (991453)
Spanish Part II
TBA   LEC  
M W   10:00 AM   12:00 PM
Serrano, Heida  Vita
BHC
3
9/15/15
11/19/15
(10 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Spanish II will enable you to build beginning vocabulary, basic grammar and pronunciation skills. Comprehension will increase as you participate in listening and speaking exercises with classmates and the instructor. Instructional materials will be used as a way to increase skills. Additional work may be done on a self-paced basis outside of class. Please note this course is not being held at Brookhaven College but at Farmers Branch Senior Center: 14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, (972) 919-8740.
SPNL-1391-21202 (990932)
Spc Tpcs in Spanish
M116   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:45 PM
Cope, Patricia  Vita
BHC
3
9/15/15
11/19/15
(10 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Sept.
Senior Adult
 
 Special Topics in Spanish will include a grammar and vocabulary review, a survey of literature, current topics, cultural videos, and discussion. New topics will be introduced each semester. Additional work may be done on a self-paced basis outside of class. Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish or permission of instructor.
 
 
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