Our website is dedicated to
our seniors and we invite you to take advantage of all that we have to
SeniorNet Learning Centers offer computer classes that are specifically
designed for adults 50 and older, with little or no computer knowledge.
Since 1986, SeniorNet has educated millions of
adults in regards to the use of computers and the Internet to enrich
their lives and enable them to share their wisdom.
La Mirada SeniorNet Learning Center offers a
low-cost, friendly introduction to using computers.
basic curriculum is comprised of courses on Personal Computer Basics, an
Introduction to the use of Computer Applications, an Introduction to
Navigating the Internet, including E-mail, and an Introduction to Word
Processing and being productive with a Personal Computer.
advanced courses offered by the Learning Center include topics, introductory
in nature, such as Genealogy, Creative Graphics and Digital Photography.
The Learning Center Seminar Series, “Managing Your Personal Computer System”
will be presented with seminars scheduled in each of the four sessions.to assist
students in the care and use of their computer system. And the “Personal Computer Workshop Series”, the first of
which was “Beginning Basics”, dedicated to
the skills development of the “Novice User”. We will also present the
“File Management” Workshop, a two-session class that will assist the student
to “Organize & Maintain” their files and folders,
A “Christmas Craft
Fun” workshop will be offered again in
time to create festive cards and gift tags . We will continue to add workshops and
seminars so please check back from time to time so you don't miss that
perfect class we developed just for you. By clicking on the "courses"
link at the top you'll be whisked to the web pages that let you know what
and when our classes are offered.
La Mirada Learning Center’s Computer Laboratory is a well-equipped, modern
learning environment using sixteen Student Workstations as well as an
Instructor’s Workstation. All “Courses” are “step-by-step” and
“hands-on”, with one student sitting at each workstation. The instructor
will be helped by coaches who will help each student with back up help.
We hold an Open lab every
Friday from 1 to 5. Students and volunteers are encouraged to use this time
to bring in their computer questions and/or their computers to receive help
and advice from other volunteers. It has been
a very successful program and we have solved many issues for those who came
in. This is also and excellent time for students to practice their skills or
to work on individual projects.
The Learning Center will be
offering participation in specialty workshops and seminars
on technology-related subjects throughout the year.
A full “multimedia”
Instructional System is used. All classes will be taught
by actually projecting the “step-by-step” activity of the course material on
a 96” X 96” screen at the front of the classroom via a powerful,
ceiling-mounted projection system.
The Learning Center is
managed by Senior Volunteers and all classes are taught and coached by
Volunteer Instructors. We have found that peer teaching can be
effective and rewarding for the older adult instructors as well as for the
La Mirada SeniorNet Learning Center is located in
the beautiful City of La Mirada’s Activity Center at 13810 La Mirada
Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638 . The Learning
Center Voice Mail telephone number is (562) 902-3177. Slowly and
distinctly leave a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon
Learning Center, sponsored by the City of La Mirada, has been in operation
offering selected computer courses since August of 2001, and has delivered
training to over 3000 students by the beginning of 2015, many taking
multiple classes over several sessions.
La Mirada SeniorNet Learning Center, and our
Volunteer Organization, will continue to provide some brand new learning
experiences for our students. Our courses will be offered in four
sessions throughout the year. You can review the Courses with
their descriptions, as well as our Seminars and
Workshops, and their position in the “Session Schedule” by visiting
the “Courses” section of this website.