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Published 9/29/2003
Owens Community College Offers Basic E-mail/Internet Course for Seniors

There's no reason to fear the Internet anymore! Learn some basic tips on how to use e-mail and the Internet as Owens Community College offers a Basic E-mail/Internet Class to area seniors on October 15.

The Basic E-Mail/Internet for Seniors course will occur from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15 at the College's Workforce and Community Services Division, located on Tracy Road in Northwood.

This one-day course will introduce seniors to navigating the Internet and how e-mail can be a valuable means to keep in touch with their family and friends. Class instruction also will include methods to browse the Web and basic Internet functions and terminology. At the conclusion of the day attendees will receive a free e-mail account to introduce them to the cyber community.

"Learning the basic principles of the Internet and how to use e-mail is a beneficial resource to any senior citizen," said Richard Hopkins, Owens Software Training Specialist. "This program will enable area residents to expand their Internet communication skills well beyond conventional ways of contacting individuals."

Owens' Workforce and Community Services Division is dedicated to providing customer-driven workforce development and job training. The learning-centered approach focuses on developing and enhancing professional skills to meet the needs of the community, customizing training in the areas of computer applications, allied health education, apprenticeship-related training and skilled trades.

The class is open to anyone over the age of 55 and the registration fee is only $25. All course materials will be provided. For more information, or to register for the class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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