Improving Computer and Tablet Skills of Adults in Aiken

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We can teach you to use your computer (or tablet or smartphone), regardless of your experience level, in a relaxed manner tailored to adults. We are here to help you improve your computer skills. If you have never used a computer, we will get you started with our beginning courses. If you know the basics and want to refine your skills, we will help you with our advanced courses. For more information, contact us.


Current News and Announcements

  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. See What's New on Faculty Intranet page for details.
  • Spring Session. You can see which classes are still available for registration by going to the online registration page. Once a class is unavailable for registration, it is removed from the Session List on that page. The remaining classes are available. You may click the class name for more information. So use that page as a reference, even if you do not use it to register online. The Registration page gives you information about other ways to register.
  • New Help Page. We have added some new pages to our site to help you find and select a course to take. Go to the new page for help with the schedule or the new page to search for a course. Let us know if you find these useful at the email address at the bottom of this page.
  • Volunteers Needed. If you have some computer skills—no need to be an "expert"— and would like the satisfaction of sharing them with others, come join us at McGrath. We especially need volunteers who are familiar with Apple products (Mac, iPad, and iPhone). Send an email to to let us know you're interested. No requirements except willingness to learn and ability to communicate.
  • Windows 10. All of our desktop courses (except our Mac courses) are taught on computers running Windows 10. For our courses taught with a specific application, such as Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Excel 2013, the course is the same under Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.
  • Sign-up for our mailing list online. You may sign-up for our email list and/or our printed catalog mailing list online. Go to the sign-up form here.
  • Open Lab. When classes are in session, we conduct an Open Lab for students to attend and get help. You may also register for an upcoming course at Open Lab. Volunteers manning Open Lab will have forms and be ready to accept your registration and to try to answer any question you have. Open Lab is held Wednesday afternoon during the term from 3:00 until 5:00.
  • Have a Question? If you have a question about our organization, check our our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. It presents answers to many questions about the McGrath Computer Learning Center and its courses. If you don't find an answer there, please send us an e-mail at You may also call us at (803) 641-3741.

McGrath Computer Learning Center
Office of External Programs and Continuing Education
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

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  • Workshops are two-hour classes that meet one time and focus on a specific topic. If you can't fit a full four- or eight-week course into your schedule, perhaps you can fit a workshop in. Descriptions of all our workshops can be found here?. Registration for a workshop can be made at any time up to 2 days before the workshop is held. The workshops scheduled for the remainder of the Winter Session are:

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The McGrath Computer Learning Center is associated with
the Office of External Programs and Continuing Education at the:
University of South Carolina Aiken

471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: 803-641-3741
E-mail the webmaster at
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