Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech's Plus 50 program offers courses such as yoga, dance, Spanish, and scrapbooking. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus such as a senior center, then you must register for a course at that specific senior center. 

Classes offered by Wake Tech are listed below.

Wake Tech Plus 50 students

In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County. 

Partner sites and senior centers

Apex Community Center

919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Computer Basics for Plus 50
Name
CSP-4000JV2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is for the Plus 50 adults who need basic computer skills
Description
Are you thinking about getting a new computer or upgrading to Windows 10? Computer Basics is for the inexperienced or novice adult user. By the end of this class students will have experience using the Microsoft Windows Operating system.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand the basic Windows Operating System
  2. Learn about the Microsoft Windows Desktop Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  3. Get to know the Control Panel and about Microsoft Settings
Outline of Instruction
  1. Windows 10 Operating System Basics
  2. Common Computer Terms and Acronyms
  3. Internet Basics, World Wide Web, Web Browsers, and Useful Web Addresses
  4. Windows Explore and File Structure
  5. Demonstrating the Importance of the Control Panel and the Microsoft Settings
    Window
Contact Hours
12
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
None
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
N/A
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
N/A
Intended Audience
This course is for the Plus 50 adults who need basic computer skills
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Computer Basics: Microsoft Windows 10 - SEF-3001IO2
Course Contact Information
Elizabeth Knocklein
919-866-7209