Register Online Now!Computer 101
is a one day event hosted by Fox Valley Technical College's Student Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Students in the club are pursuing a degree in Information Technology in a wide variety of foundations. Each year, these students have the opportunity to compete in a national competition in the different areas of IT. The competition location changes every year and the club works to raise funds to pay for their transportation and lodging at this competition.
In order to raise some of these funds and give back to the community, the FVTC AITP chapter has put together a few learning sessions for the general public. With what the students have learned in their course work and the ongoing learning they do every day, they feel it is a great opportunity to pass that knowledge onto others. Some of the topics that will be discussed are what to look for when buying a new computer, giving your computer a tune-up, improving your internet searches, basic photo editing and much more.
If you are interested in learning more about this event or would like to participate, please register:Fill Out Our Online Form
You can contact the FVTC AITP Student Chapter at (920) 358-0108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Session DescriptionsSee additional descriptions on the registration page
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What to Look for When Buying a Computer
So you're in the market for a new computer, but with the speed of technology today, you're not quite sure what you need? This session will run over the basic components you should look for when you head out for your new tech toy.
Basic File Management and Backups
Learn how to best keep track of your files, how to transfer them from one place to another, how to rename them and how to search for the ones proving to be a bit elusive. Also, learn how to back up your system and files.
Giving Your Computer a Tune-Up
Computer running slow? Getting a lot of pop-ups? Do you think you have a virus? This session will show you some tips and tricks to solving some of these issues as well as prevent others. You will be introduced to some free programs that will also help your system’s productivity.
Using Google Apps to Simplify Your Life (Documents, Calendar and Maps)
This session will familiarize you with Google Apps like Documents, Calendar and Maps. You will learn how you can store and backup your document files online, keep your schedule handy and access it almost anywhere and find where you need to be or just somewhere to go for dinner in an unfamiliar area. We’ll only break the surface.
What You’re Looking for With Google Search
Can’t find what you’re looking for? This session is all about finding what you need. Our tips and tricks for Google search will have what you’re looking for front and center in no time. (Includes searches for products, locations, books, and much more.)