You can learn the basics of using a computer, enhance your typing skills and techniques to navigating the internet with tuition-free classes offered by the Southwestern Illinois College Adult Education and Literacy department in March.

These classes are designed for individuals who: have little or no computer experience and do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, comparable to a GED; recently earned a high school equivalency certificate; are English as a Second Language students; or participate in Department of Human Services programs.

The classes meet Monday and Wednesday, March 25, 27, April 1, 3, 8, 10 from 5:30-7:55 p.m.

The Introduction to the Internet course will meet at the SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road.

A Computer Basics class will be offered at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. In this class, you will gain basic computer knowledge, become familiar with the Windows operating system and the internet.

The Keyboarding course will meet at the East St. Louis Community College Center, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. This class is suggested as a preparation class for Microsoft Word.

For more information about these classes or to register, call the BC at 618-235-2700,
ext. 5521; SWGCC at 618-931-0600, ext. 7396; or ESLCCC at 618-874-6526.