Scheduled Classes

We have resumed in-person classes in the BVCC Training Center.  We will continue to follow current COVID-19 recommendations for masking and social distancing as much as practical. 

General Information

Classes are free to BVCC members; you may become a member of BVCC on-line. 

You must pre-register for each training session separately listed below by signing up at a preceding General Meeting; or by contacting Education Chair Grace Chang at edu@bvcomputerclub.org, texting her at 469-733-8395, or calling 479-270-1643.  Supply class title, your name, phone number, and email contact information.  If by email or text, you should follow-up if a confirmation response is not received within 24 hours.  Contact information is used to send a class reminder, or to advise should it be necessary to cancel or reschedule the class.

November Classes

Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy New, has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 9am - 11am.  To keep up with the fast pace of computer technology today, you will learn what makes a computer run fast with the capacity to hold all your data.  We will cover the difference between a desktop and laptop and how it fits into your scenario.  You will learn how to compare your computer to other computers and that will help you decide whether to upgrade your old PC or buy new.  You will also learn how to double the speed of your old PC by upgrading your hard drive to an SSD (Solid State Drive).  Instructor Pete Opland.

December Classes

Data: Where Is It and What To Do With It, has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 9am - 11am.  Do you download files from the Internet and just leave them in the default Downloads folder forever until it is full of stuff you can no longer identify?  Do you have some folders with so many files that it is hard to find items of interest?  Learn strategies for organizing your data into folders and sub folders and efficient ways to do this using the Windows File Manager.  Instructor Pete Opland.

Basic Computer Security, Part 1, has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 20, 2pm - 4pm in the Training Center.  This class translates the basic concepts of computer and network security to regular people.  No need for you to be a computer expert!  Part one will go through common uses of computers.  Then, for each use we discuss what your current risks are and if you should even be worried.  Content will be updated as new risks surface.  Part 1 may be taken before or after part 2.    Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.

Installing WiFi Printers, has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, 1pm - 3pm.  Has your WiFi printer gone offline and you can no longer print?  Are you having trouble installing a new WiFi printer?  This class will teach you the easy steps to locate your printer and reinstall it on Win 10; how to install a new WiFi printer on Windows 10; also how to go online and download manufacturers' drivers and configure printers using a web interface.  Instructor Pete Opland.

January Classes

Basic Computer Security, Part 2, has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2pm - 4pm.  This class translates the basic concepts of computer and network security to regular people.  No need for you to be a computer expert!  Part two will go through all the common types of devices you might use.  Then, we will discuss current methods to mitigate your risks in the simplest way possible.  Content will be updated as new solutions are available.  Part 1 may be taken before or after part 2.     Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.