Spring 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
DANC-1110  Tap IBrookhaven College [BHC]
DANC-1110-23050 (932366)
Tap I
T116   LEC  
M W   12:10 PM   1:10 PM
T116   LAB  
M W    
Jones, Deborah  Vita
BHC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
DANC-1141  Body Conditioning IBrookhaven College [BHC]
DANC-1141-23251 (932370)
Body Conditioning I
T116   LEC  
T R   12:00 PM   1:15 PM
T116   LAB  
T R    
Jones, Deborah  Vita
BHC
1
2/3/15
4/16/15
(11 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
DANC-1142  Body Conditioning IIBrookhaven College [BHC]
DANC-1142-23251 (932371)
Body Conditioning II
T116   LEC  
T R   12:00 PM   1:15 PM
T116   LAB  
T R    
Jones, Deborah  Vita
BHC
1
2/3/15
4/16/15
(11 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
PHED-1116  Cond ExerciseRichland College [RLC]
PHED-1116-83001 (944080)
Cond Exercise
G101   LAB  
M W   9:00 AM   10:20 AM
Neal, William  Vita
RLC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for students 55 yrs. and older.
PHED-2101  Beginning YogaBrookhaven College [BHC]
PHED-2101-23050 (932482)
Beginning Yoga
T131   LAB  
M W   10:30 AM   11:50 AM
McDonald, Lawrence  Vita
BHC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
PHED-2105  Beginning Fitness MatworkRichland College [RLC]
PHED-2105-83001 (944086)
Beginning Fitness Matwork
G140   LAB  
T R   9:30 AM   10:50 AM
Flood, Gwen  Vita
RLC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for students 55 yrs. and older.
PHED-2105-83501 (944088)
Beginning Fitness Matwork
G140   LAB  
M W   5:40 PM   7:00 PM
Flood, Gwen  Vita
RLC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for students 55 yrs. and older.
PHED-2111  Beg Coord Skill and RecognitioRichland College [RLC]
PHED-2111-83001 (944069)
Beg Coord Skill and Recognitio
G101   LAB  
M W   7:30 AM   8:50 AM
Neal, William  Vita
RLC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 Delivery: This course is designed for students 55 yrs. and older. Mat work and more.
PHED-2126  Intermediate YogaBrookhaven College [BHC]
PHED-2126-23050 (932485)
Intermediate Yoga
T131   LAB  
M W   10:30 AM   11:50 AM
McDonald, Lawrence  Vita
BHC
1
1/20/15
5/14/15
  eCampus
Senior Adult
 
 This course is designed for adults ages 50 and older.
POFI-1104  PublisherBrookhaven College [BHC]
POFI-1104-23215 (969170)
Windows 7, Part II
M135   LEC  
M W   9:30 AM   11:50 AM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
3/23/15
4/8/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part II, will cover the use of Windows Explorer in managing your files by viewing, moving, deleting and organizing both files and folders. Students will learn to personalize Windows by changing the desktop appearance, screensaver and background, customizing the taskbar and start menu, learning the right-click menu and using desktop gadgets. Methods to secure your computer will also be covered. Prerequisite: Windows 7, Part I.
POFI-1104-23216 (969182)
Windows 7, Part III
M135   LEC  
M W   9:30 AM   11:50 AM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
4/20/15
5/6/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Apr.
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. Prerequisites: Windows 7, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-23218 (931666)
Income Tax Preparation
M124   LEC  
M W   12:00 PM   3:20 PM
Kinkade, Glenn  Vita
BHC
1
2/16/15
2/25/15
(2 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Income Tax Preparation uses the H&R Block 2014 software to prepare a typical Form 1040 Federal Income Tax return. This course will include Social Security benefits, mutual fund distributions, interest and dividend income, IRA distributions, capital gains and pension income. Students will be required to purchase the H&R Block 2014 software. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-23204 (952570)
Publisher
M122   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Christopherson-DeGan, Jody  Vita
BHC
1
1/26/15
2/11/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Jan.
Senior Adult
 
 Create your own personal calendar with pictures and important dates listed. Design greeting cards with personal pictures you bring to class on a USB or pictures from clipart, then individualize the cards with your own thoughts and sayings. Create a flier or newsletter for family members, church or private groups using a one-page or multiple-page design. Just bring any pictures you'd like to use and your creative mind to design these wonderful items.
POFI-1104-23205 (931661)
Windows 7, Part II
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
2/16/15
3/4/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part II, will cover the use of Windows Explorer in managing your files by viewing, moving, deleting and organizing both files and folders. Students will learn to personalize Windows by changing the desktop appearance, screensaver and background, customizing the taskbar and start menu, learning the right-click menu and using desktop gadgets. Methods to secure your computer will also be covered. Recommended Prerequisite: Windows 7, Part I.
POFI-1104-23206 (931662)
Make Life Easy With Technology
M124   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Christopherson-DeGan, Jody  Vita
BHC
1
4/6/15
4/22/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Apr.
Senior Adult
 
 Making Life Easy with 21st Century Technology will explore the numerous ways to simplify your search for information. Learn how to plan a vacation, search for the best bargains and download the newest best-selling book to the latest devices. Also covered will be online banking, discovering apps for your smartphone, getting driving directions, researching health information and more.
POFI-1104-23221 (939530)
Windows PC Troubleshooting
M136   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
4/20/15
5/6/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Apr.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows PC Troubleshooting will address problems such as slow-running PCs; researching Windows and application errors; virus, spyware and malware removal; hard drive housekeeping and hardware and software-based performance improvements. "Live, No Net" troubleshooting may be done in class on students PCs (requires instructor pre-approval). This course is for intermediate and experienced users of Windows 8, 7 or Vista. Prerequisites: Parts I & II of Windows 8, 7 or Vista and proficiency in navigating the Windows interface and common functions.
POFI-1104-23225 (931669)
Planning for Weather & Storms
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
4/6/15
4/22/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Apr.
Senior Adult
 
 Planning for the Weather and Storms will focus on using technology such as the computer, Internet to research and plan for weather, especially inclement weather. Course topics will include understanding weather maps, weather radar, outdoor conditions and cloud patterns. Storm development and large-scale weather patterns will be discussed. The course will utilize both the classroom and outdoor study of weather and sky conditions and students should have a working knowledge of Windows and the Internet.
POFI-1104-23231 (939534)
Word 2013, Part I
M134   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Herd, Stephen  Vita
BHC
1
3/2/15
3/25/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Word 2013, Part I, will emphasize the basics of Microsoft's word processing program. Topics include creating and editing Word documents; naming, saving and printing documents; menus, toolbars and shortcuts; formatting, cutting, copying and pasting text; margins and indents; and inserting graphics and text from other documents and applications. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II. No classes on March 9-15 during Spring break week.
POFI-1104-23232 (939535)
Word 2013, Part II
M134   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Herd, Stephen  Vita
BHC
1
3/30/15
4/15/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Word 2013, Part II, will build on the concepts learned in Word 2010, Part I, to work with columns, paragraph numbering, graphics, section breaks and creating envelopes and labels. Students will also learn how to merge a database of names and addresses, how to change the default settings and refine their knowledge of advanced table techniques. Recommended prerequisite Word, Pt. I.
POFI-1104-23233 (931674)
Windows 7, Part I
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
1/26/15
2/11/15
(3 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Jan.
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-1104-23237 (939369)
Backing Up Data
M122   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
3/30/15
4/15/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Backing Up Data will explain how the hard disk, Windows file system and backups work. It will also cover 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. Students need a minimum one year experience and proficiency in navigating the Windows interface and common functions. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Parts I and II.
POFI-1104-23238 (931678)
Windows 7, Part III
M137   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Ritter, Jeffrey  Vita
BHC
1
3/16/15
4/1/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Mar.
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, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-23219 (931667)
Income Tax Preparation
M124   LEC  
T R   12:00 PM   3:20 PM
Kinkade, Glenn  Vita
BHC
1
2/24/15
3/5/15
(2 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Income Tax Preparation uses the H&R Block 2014 software to prepare a typical Form 1040 Federal Income Tax return. This course will include Social Security benefits, mutual fund distributions, interest and dividend income, IRA distributions, capital gains and pension income. Students will be required to purchase the H&R Block 2014 software. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-23207 (931663)
PowerPoint 2013
M135   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Christopherson-DeGan, Jody  Vita
BHC
1
4/28/15
5/14/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Apr.
Senior Adult
 
 Presentation skills using PowerPoint 2013 will teach you how to wow your audience using the latest techniques of professional speakers. Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 to build a presentation and discover how using visual communication can create a moment to remember. Students will also have an opportunity to make their own presentation to the class and to examine a book written on this topic by your instructor.
POFI-1104-23214 (931665)
Excel 2013, Part I
M134   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Milligan, Mary  Vita
BHC
1
4/21/15
5/7/15
(3 weeks)
  Flex Term Apr.
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 within worksheets. Menus, shortcuts, toolbars for formatting spreadsheets and writing basic formulas will also be covered. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II.
POFI-1104-23230 (931673)
Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks
M135   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:50 PM
Brooks, Ray  Vita
BHC
1
2/24/15
3/19/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 8.l Tips & Tricks will include a discussion and demonstration of Windows 8.1 features and how they are different from Windows 7. Students will be able to shop intelligently for a new computer and know its capabilities when it comes out of the box. No classes March 9-15 during spring break week.
POFI-1104-23226 (931670)
Adventures in Genealogy I
M122   LEC  
W   1:30 PM   4:50 PM
Barnette, Millard  Vita
BHC
1
2/18/15
3/18/15
(5 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Adventures in Genealogy, Part I, is a course for those who have had some genealogical research experience and would like to delve deeper into the use of records and research methodology used by more advanced and experienced family historians and genealogists. Recommended Prerequisite: Prior genealogical research experience or genealogical research courses. No classes March 9-15 during spring break week.
POFI-1104-23235 (931676)
Adventures in Genealogy II
M124   LEC  
W   1:30 PM   4:50 PM
Barnette, Millard  Vita
BHC
1
3/25/15
4/15/15
(4 weeks)
  Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Adventures in Genealogy, Part II, will build on concepts and research tools used in Part I. Students will further delve into the use of records and research methodology used by more experienced genealogists. Recommended Prerequisite: Adventures in Genealogy, Part I.
POFI-1104-23227 (931671)
Computer Users Group & Problem
Q201   LEC  
F   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Stark, Charles  Vita
BHC
1
2/6/15
5/1/15
(13 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Computer Users Group and Problem Solving meets on Fridays, Feb. 6, March 6, April 10 and May 1. 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. No class Friday, April 3.
POFI-1104-23251 (931679)
Windows 7, Part I
M134   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Walker, Patricia  Vita
BHC
1
1/24/15
2/14/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Jan.
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-1104-23252 (931680)
Windows 7, Part II
M134   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Walker, Patricia  Vita
BHC
1
2/21/15
3/21/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Windows 7, Part II, will cover the use of Windows Explorer in managing your files by viewing, moving, deleting and organizing both files and folders. Students will learn to personalize Windows by changing the desktop appearance, screensaver and background, customizing the taskbar and start menu, learning the right-click menu and using desktop gadgets. Methods to secure your computer will also be covered. Recommended Prerequisite: Windows 7, Part I. No classes March 9-15 during spring break week.
POFI-1104-23257 (931683)
Apps, Simply Apps
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
2/21/15
3/21/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
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. No classes on March 9-15.
POFI-1104-23259 (931685)
iPhone/iPad/iTunes
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
1/24/15
2/14/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Jan.
Senior Adult
 
 iPhone, iPad and iTunes will cover getting to know your mobile device and how to find and install helpful applications for everyday life. Learn how to customize, get better battery life, protect and set up multiple email accounts and calendars on your device, as well as features like voice control, compass and video recording. Music and various other aspects of iTunes will also be covered.
POFI-1104-23261 (931687)
Email & Internet, Part I
M134   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Walker, Patricia  Vita
BHC
1
3/28/15
4/25/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Mar.
Senior Adult
 
 Email/Internet, Part I, will cover how to browse the Internet, access information on your personal computer, 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. Students will use reference sites and navigate websites for travel, maps, shopping, banking and finance, health and entertainment. All the basic email functions including contacts, distribution lists and handling spam mail will be covered. Recommended prerequisites: Windows, Part I and II. No class Saturday, April 4, spring holiday.
POFI-1104-23266 (977613)
Free Google
M135   LEC  
S   9:00 AM   12:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
4/11/15
5/2/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Apr.
Senior Adult
 
 This course will explore the many different services Google offers, such as Calendar, Contacts, Gmail, Docs/Drive, Google Earth, Maps, Finance, Picasa Photos, iGoogle and YouTube. Students will also learn about creating Web pages, using the Search command, making free phones calls and more.
POFI-1104-23260 (931686)
Android Mobile Devices
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
1/24/15
2/14/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Jan.
Senior Adult
 
 The Android Mobile Device was invented by Google and is the lead competitor to Apple's iPhone and iPad. We will discuss how to set up an Android mobile device, and find and install helpful applications for everyday life. Learn how to customize, protect and set up multiple email accounts and calendars. We will also look at other features of the operating system and many accessories that will work with the Android devices. No classes on March 9-15.
POFI-1104-23264 (931689)
Mac OS for Absolute Beginner
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
2/21/15
3/21/15
(5 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Mac OS for the Absolute beginner will teach you how to tweak the settings on the Mac, how to create a new folder, download apps for the Mac, install programs, find lost documents, change the dock and much more.
POFI-1104-23267 (977644)
Technology for Dummies
M135   LEC  
S   1:00 PM   4:20 PM
Deason, Michael  Vita
BHC
1
4/11/15
5/2/15
(4 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Apr.
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 of 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.
SPNL-1391  Spanish,beginning/IntermediateBrookhaven College [BHC]
SPNL-1391-23201 (953637)
Spanish,beginning/Intermediate
M116   LEC  
M W   1:30 PM   3:45 PM
Cope, Patricia  Vita
BHC
3
2/2/15
4/15/15
(11 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Spanish Beginning/Intermediate 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.
SPNL-1391-23203 (955614)
Spanish Part II
TBA   LEC  
T R   10:00 AM   12:00 PM
Serrano, Heida  Vita
BHC
3
2/3/15
4/30/15
(13 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
Senior Adult
 
 Spanish Beginning/Intermediate 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-1391-23202 (953638)
Spanish, Special Topics
M116   LEC  
T R   1:30 PM   3:45 PM
Cope, Patricia  Vita
BHC
3
2/3/15
4/16/15
(11 weeks)
  eCampus
Flex Term Feb.
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.
SPNL-1391-23204 (955616)
Spanish Part I
TBA   LEC  
T R   2:00 PM   4:00 PM
Serrano, Heida  Vita
BHC
3
2/3/15
4/30/15
(13 weeks)
  Flex Term Feb.
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. 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.
 
 
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