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Free Computer Seminars Offered at BCC in April

Computer information seminars

After similar sessions filled to capacity last semester, Burlington County College (BCC) is offering free computer workshops to help residents improve their digital literacy through its Service-Learning and Computer Information Systems programs.

There are three separate sessions all held at the TEC building, room 317 on the Mount Laurel campus. Residents can select as many as they like on a first come, first served basis:

  • Operating Systems, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7
  • Web Security, noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday,  April 8
  • Systems Administration, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 10

“A basic understanding of computer skills is as necessary as learning your ABC’s to excel in the modern workforce,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien. “These free computer workshops are a great addition to the Burlington County Workforce Initiative that will provide all of our residents with the skills they need to advance their careers.”

Residents can learn more and register for one or more of the seminars at www.bcc.edu/service-learning.

“Computing has become an essential part of our daily lives and Burlington County College is dedicated to helping all residents navigate in this digital world,” said Burlington County College President Paul Drayton Jr. “Burlington County College students can help you learn more about how to use technology safely and effectively. Let our students teach you techniques you will use every day.”

The interactive, hands-on seminars will be led by students in BCC’s Computer Information Systems.

“All community members, no matter their experience with computers, can learn directly from Burlington County College students as part of our Service-Learning initiative, ‘Bridging the Digital Divide,’ which aims to improve safe computer skills throughout the community,” said BCC Service-Learning Coordinator Erica Franklin. “With a perfect price, these seminars fill up quickly.”

The sessions cover maintaining and troubleshooting your computer, web tools and security of your computers and mobile devices.

BCC recently announced a new associate degree program, information assurance and cybersecurity, to train workers who are skilled in thwarting the increasing threat of hackers. More information about the new program can be found at www.bcc.edu/news/new-degree-program-cybersecurity.

“Nearly every day there is another security breach that shows how important it is to be aware of the threat hackers pose to personal data and information,” said Science, Math and Technology Lecturer Dr. Berna Dike Anyiam. “The more you learn about computers and computer safety, the more basic steps you will be able to take to protect yourself, your personal information and your finances.”