Technology

If you need help with your device, PC, Mac or just want to learn new stuff, we have a class for you. From android smartphones to YouTube, technology is always changing and we are here to help you stay up to date and sharp. Classes do not require prerequisites. Register for the level of class you wish to attend, when you are ready to connect!


Speed Up Your Computer: Ages 18+. Learn simple steps to tune up, de-clutter, and bring new life to your PC or Mac without spending a dime. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. 

Thursday, 8/15, 9:30-11am 
Free
Class #21460. Register Here


Android Smartphones: Building Skills: Ages 50+. Know the basics of your phone but want to know more? In this two-part class, cover topics that include setting up email, sharing photos and video using the cloud, and much more!
 
Adult Activity Center
Wednesdays, 10/16–23, 1–3pm
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22943. Register here
 

Android Tablets: Building Skills: Ages 50+. Take the next step in mastering your tablet with this intermediate class. Learn about apps, email, video and more. Register in advance. 
 
Adult Activity Center
Thursdays, 9/19–26, 9:30–11:30am         
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22962. Register here
 

Arduino for the Hobbyist: Level 1: Ages 14+. Learn to download the necessary software to program the Arduino, open and modify an application from the device library and connect some simple “real-world” hardware to the controller.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 11/19, 6–8pm
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22950. Register here
 

Arduino for the Hobbyist: Level 2: Ages 14+. A thermistor temperature sensor will be introduced as an analog input device that will control a cooling fan based on the room’s temperature. Prerequisite: Arduino for the Hobbyist: Level 1.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 11/26, 6–8pm
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22952. Register here
 

Circuit Building: Basic: Ages 14+. This class explains the ABCs behind simple electrical circuits and teaches how to use a schematic (electrical wiring diagram) in order to properly connect components together.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 9/17, 6–8pm  
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22947. Register here
 

Circuit Building: Advanced: Ages 14+. Use a solderless breadboard to build a more complicated circuit.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 9/24, 6–8pm  
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22944. Register here
 

Graphic Design: Introduction: Ages 14+. Explore platforms, softwares, apps, and tools for PC and Apple. Discuss graphic design principles, theories, and best practices. Students are encouraged to bring ideas and questions to class.
 
Adult Activity Center
Saturdays, 9/7–28, 10:30–11:30am          
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22964. Register here
 

Ins & Outs of YouTube: Ages 14+. Learn how to search and select content, and explore features for viewing, organizing, and optimizing content. Learn how to view, share and archive your own video/audio content.
 
Adult Activity Center
Saturdays, 10/5–26, 10:30–11:30am        
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22965. Register here
 

IPad: Building Skills: Ages 50+. Take the next step in learning about your iPad with this two-part class. Learn about apps, website access, email, and more. Register in advance.
 
Adult Activity Center
Wednesdays, 9/25–10/2, 9:30–11:30am
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22961. Register here
 
Thursdays, 12/5–12, 1–3pm       
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22941. Register here
 

IPhone: Building Skills: Ages 50+. Take the next step in learning about your iPhone with this two-part class. Learn about apps, website access, photo sharing, and more. Register in advance.
 
Adult Activity Center
Thursdays, 10/3–10, 9:30–11:30am        
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22940. Register here
 

Kindle vs. Nook vs. Tablets: Ages 18+. Confused? Join us and explore the different features of each device to discover which might be right for you.
 
Adult Activity Center
Thursday, 11/7, 10–12pm            
$20 ID/$24 OD  
Class #22986. Register here
 
Thursday, 12/12, 6:30–8:30pm  
$20 ID/$24 OD  
Class #22987. Register here
 

Password Management: Ages 18+. Staying on top of our digital lives can be a nightmare both at home and work. We will learn about password tools, software systems, cyber security and best practices.
 
Adult Activity Center
Wednesdays, 10/16–23, 10–11:30am     
$20 ID/$24 OD  
Class #22976. Register here
 
Thursdays, 10/17–24, 6:30–8pm               
$20 ID/$24 OD  
Class #22977. Register here
 

Soldering Skills: Basic: Ages 14+. This is a hands on class where each student will have the opportunity to assemble and solder together a premade electronic hobby kit. Supplies are included in the cost of the class.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 10/15, 6–8pm
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22946. Register here
 

Soldering Skills: Advanced: Ages 14+. Learn how to build a customized circuit board. In this class, the student will be given a schematic and they will use their soldering skills to build a working circuit without the use of a hobby kit.
 
Adult Activity Center
Tuesday, 10/22, 6–8pm
$33 ID/$39 OD  
Class #22949. Register here
 

Technology 101: History Exploration: Ages 50+. Come explore, learn, and grow. Visit or revisit the past, see what’s happening right now, and get a peek at the wonders to come.
 
Adult Activity Center
Mondays, 9/16–10/21, 10–11am              
$35 ID/$42 OD  
Class #22980. Register here
 

How to Buy the Right Technology: Ages 18+. Are the holidays around the corner? Stressed out about what technology to buy? Well, fear not! Come to class and have fun becoming tech savvy.
 
Adult Activity Center
Wednesday and Friday, 10/9–11, 9:30–11am      
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22982. Register here
 
Tuesday and Thursday, 11/19–21, 6:30–8pm      
$30 ID/$36 OD  
Class #22983. Register here


Current Classes

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FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.

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