Scheduled Classes

In light of the increased number of our members who are vaccinated and a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and Benton County, we have resumed in-person classes.  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.

May Classes

NEW MS Word Basic Usage has been scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 9am - 11am.  This introduction to Microsoft Word covers the basics of how word processors work and how to create a document using MS Word, one of the most commonly used word processors.  Various techniques will be shown for customizing the appearance of a document, including how "styles" may be used to improve the consistency of appearance within documents.  Although there are some differences among the various versions of Office (2007, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, Office 365), there are many more similarities.  Free word processor alternatives like LibreOffice Writer also have similar functionality, but the user interfaces are somewhat different.  Instructor Joel Ewing.

Computer Security for Regular People, Part 2, has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 4pm - 6pm.  This is a class to translate 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 how to mitigate your risks in the simplest way possible.    Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.

June Classes

Computer Security for Regular People, Part 1, has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 4pm - 6pm in the Training Center.  This class is meant as a translation of 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 risks are and if you should even be worried.  Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.