Aug. 24, 2005
Those who are in need of computer skills in the short term will find help at the upcoming Computer Open House offered by the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

The Lancaster Campus offers noncredit computer instruction with competitive certifications and courses that are WEDnet approved. Sessions can be completed as quickly as one to four sessions; programs for certifications run longer.

The Computer Open House is free and will be held in East Building of the Lancaster Campus of HACC, on Monday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 -7 p.m.

Attendees will be able to meet with computer instructors, preview popular software programs and register for the noncredit computer classes scheduled throughout this fall.

"We use the open house to answer questions people may have about what course to take or to recommend an appropriate level of proficiency," said Shirley Watts, coordinator of information technology. "HACC has training options relevant for beginners as well as people who work with computers on a daily basis.

"If you are interested in becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, we grouped training, lab time and the certification exam into one convenient package. Employers who have received WEDnet funds from the state for their employee training can come to us and arrange for customized training specific to their needs. We also have quick, one-time sessions to teach you how to send email to the grandchildren and friends for casual computer users. The classes available are as varied as the computer users who take them. The open house can help you decide what is right for you."

HACC's Lancaster Campus just recently became a Premier Authorized Training Center (ATC) for Autodesk's architectural desktop training. With this distinction, the Lancaster Campus is the only certified center in the Lancaster area that train architectural design professionals using Autodesk computer aided design (AutoCAD) software. The certificate for successfully completing an ATC course is recognized among civil engineers, mechanical engineers and builders world-wide.

Those who have questions about a specific class, or would like to visit the computer open house may drop in Aug. 29 anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Information may be obtained by calling the Lancaster Campus at (717) 358-2960 or send an email to Shirley Watts, coordinator for information technology at the address below.

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