Volunteer, Scott Zimmerman keeps the attention of everyone
during an I-PAD CLASS at Rock River Center


General IT Security - August 21
9:30 - 11:00 am
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman

The new class provides a general overview of safe browsing, passwords, access controls, and anti-virus software. A question and answer period will follow.

Transferring Files to External Storage - September 18
9:30 - 11:00 am
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman

This class provides instructions on how to transfer files, photos, and media from your laptop to an external storage device (flash drive). Bring your laptop and a flash drive or memory stick. A question and answer period will follow.
A limited number of flash drives are available for purchase at Rock River Center.

New to CTC Center... Lab hours with Scott
August 23 and September 20
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Scott Zimmerman

This hour is for those looking for 1-on-1 assistance with common technology issues. Call to register for lab hours with Scott, as space is limited.

Those interested may register for as one or more of these sessions. One-on-one basic computer training will be available on a limited basis.

All classes are free to attend and open to the public. Space may be limited, so call early to be guaranteed a spot.



Community Technology Center
Open to the Public
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
and 6:00-8:
00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Rock River Center also offers individualized help with learning how to use your new tablet or smartphone.

Anyone interested should call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479 to register or set up an appointment for the training of their choice.


Community Technology Center

The Rock River Center Community Technology Center (CTC) is available to adults of all ages. The CTC is open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. The Center is equipped with free Wi-Fi and staff to assist you if you have a specific question or problems. If you have a laptop, Ipad or tablet that you have questions about, bring it in, and the staff will help you become familiar with its usage.

Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, you can develop the skills you need to begin computing with confidence by using an online program, "Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum". This program explains keyboard and mouse operations, as well as helping you learn about input and output devices. The Curriculum also covers the internet, sending an email, and creating a resume. You will receive a Digital Literacy Certificate after completion. You do not need to register for this course. There is no charge for this program, and there is always CTC staff available to help.


The Community Technology Center offers a variety of classes covering topics including but not limited to: Internet browsing, setting up and managing email accounts, job searching, and file management. Please call Rock River Center for schedules.

The CTC has 10 new computers. Each one has Windows 7 Professional as the operating 
system, along
with high-speed internet. Two computers are wheelchair accessible and have Zoom Text Magnifier/Readers. This program enlarges everything on the screen and reads the text to you. The keyboards have large keys.