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Free Computer Workshops Offered in November

Computer Workshops

Burlington County College (BCC) is offering free computer seminars to help residents improve their digital literacy through its Service-Learning program.

There are four 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:

  • Computer Forensics, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • Networking Fundamentals, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12
  • Systems Admin, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13
  • Operating Systems, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14

“These free computer workshops are a great compliment to our new Workforce Development Program, as we utilize the tremendous resources available through Burlington County College to ensure that all of our residents have the skills necessary for the modern job market,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio.

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

“Computer skills are necessary in today’s society and Burlington County College is committed to helping all community members learn how to navigate our digital world,” BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang said.

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.

The sessions cover Internet searching, social networks, troubleshooting and securely wiping a USB storage device, which highlights the importance of digital security. 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 bcc.edu/news/new-degree-programs-cybersecurity-cancer-registry.

“Everyone needs to be aware of the threat hackers pose to their data and personal 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 take to protect yourself.”