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 12. Computing Instruction in Philadelphia Area

Academic Plus at Lincoln University Urban Center. Individual and group lessons. Rates depend on the number of people taking a course. Average fee: about $200. Contact: 215-336-6678 or
Bristol Township SeniorNet Learning Center. Fees range from $20 to $35, plus a one-time $35 membership fee. Contact: Jan Adkins or Bonnie Worth, 215-785-6322.
Brookwood Media Arts. Contact: Louis Stricoff, 215-643-8580, Ext. 102.
Burlington County College. A yearly fee of $75 entitles a student to take as many courses as desired. Contact: 609-894-9311 or 856-222-9311, Ext. 7498.
Center for Life-Long Learning. $25 to $42. Various locations. Contact: Bonnie Bradshaw or Kathleen McCulloch,
Cherry Hill (N.J.) Department of Recreation. $130 for adults, $100 for students older than 60. Contact: 856-488-7868 or
Community Scholars of Arcadia University. Contact: 215-572-2914.
Delaware County Community College. Noncredit courses are eight hours for $125 for students who live in a sponsoring school district, $140 for others. Certification such as those in computer repair are $2,500 to $4,800. Contact: 610-359-5226.
Eclectic Academy. An online service offering Web-based instruction. $20 per course. Contact:
Holy Family College. Courses in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County campuses. Noncredit courses are $190 to $230. Credit courses are $295 per credit, plus $25 registgration fee. Contact: 215-637-5016.
Hometown Senior Center. Media. $35. Contact: 610-566-0505.
Jewish Community Center, Stiffel Senior Center. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Contact: 215-468-3500.
Lansdale School of Business. $145 per credit; most courses are two credits. Contact: 215-699-5700 or www.
Lower Merion Senior Center. $10 to $15. Some free courses for members. Membership $18 the first year, $15 subsequent years. Contact: 610-649-5290.
Main Line School Night School. $29 to $77. Contact:
610-687-0460 or
Marple-Newtown Adult School. Delaware County. Prices range from $40 to $80. Contact: 610-325-0675.
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. Individual courses $75 to $235. Certification courses $600 to $1,000. Contact: Kathy Strouse, 215-343-2480, Ext. 110, or
Montgomery County Community College. Credit courses are $82 per credit for county residents. Noncredit courses range from $140 to $1,200.
Blue Bell campus, credit courses, contact: 215-641-6312.
Blue Bell campus, noncredit courses, contact: 215-641-6397.
Pottstown campus, credit courses, contact: 610-718-1850.
Pottstown campus, noncredit courses, contact: 610-718-1861.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. One-day training for specific applications, $238. Training for technical certification 7,000 to $8,000. Web-based certifications classes , $2,500. Contact: 610-239-9052, Ext. 142.
North Penn Senior Center. $45 and $55, plus $20 for textbook. Contact: 215-362-7432.
Philadelphia Area Computer Society (PACS). Classes and workshops are free to all who join the organization for $35 a year. Contact: 215-842-9600 or
Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center. Computer classes for working adults only. Courses are free. The center plans to add courses for older adults as well as for visually impaired people later this spring. Contact: Aubrey Smith,
Temple Association for Retired Persons. Annual membership is $165 plus $10 activities fee. $17-per-semester technology fee. Contact: 215-204-1505.
Wallingford-Swarthmore Community Classes . Fees are $25, $40 and $50. Contact: 610-566-5786.
Wayne Senior Center. Classes for adults 55 and older. $60 per course. Contact: 610-688-6246 or


More computer classes
A few weeks ago, I listed classes that could help those who want to learn more about computers. More classes have since come to my attention:
Access Technology Training Center: Training for people with vision, physical and learning disabilities. Classes at the organization's center or at student's home or workplace. $50 an hour. Contact: or 610-622-0728.
Community College of Philadelphia: Credit and noncredit courses, $79 per credit hour for Philadelphia residents. Nonresidents pay slightly more. Contact: Kim Iapalucci, 215-751-8082.
Delaware County Technology Education Center: Classes in PC basics, Microsoft programs, Web design and the Internet. $45 half-day courses, $60 full day, $100 for five two-hour classes. Contact:, or 610-237-8630.
Jewish Community Center, Neuman Senior Center: Introductory and advanced classes for all ages. $40 to $90 for nonmembers. Contact: Karen Wendkos Marks, 215-338-9800.
Juniata Park Older Adult Center: Classes in PC basics, Word 2000, Excel 2000, Powerpoint 2000 and the Internet. Daytime classes limited to adults 55 and older, $75 for eight-week course. Evening classes for adults 40 and older, $125 for six-week course. Contact: Cheryl Gargiulo, 215-685-1492.
Manor College, Jenkintown: Computer science program and individual courses in applications, programming, computer maintenance and repair. Credit courses, $205 per credit. Noncredit classes, $49 to $195. Contact: Manor Professional Development Department, 215-884-2218.
North East Older Adult Center, Castor Avenue: Adults 55 and older, $95 for six-week session plus $4 annual membership. Contact: Lynn or Brian, 215-685-0577.
ScreenPlay: Personal training in software, the Internet and PC maintenance. $99 to $150 per course. Individual sessions $50 to $150 an hour. Contact: 215-688-6611.

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