Subsurf buttons

Hello Im a major noob to blender. I watched the subsurf tutorial and when I use blender I cant see the buttons where you select the simple subsurf or Catmull Clark. I looked under mesh right where they did it in the tutorial and saw nothing of the sort…

Have fun with Blender.
But… you will not have so much fun with the documentation and especially the tutorials. There are a lot of great tutorials out there, but things in Blender change(d) fast and a lot. Most tutorials lack a release information (and most authors don’t know in advance for which release their tutorial isn’t valid any more :-)).

SubSurf is now in the mesh’s modifier stack, a panel in the Editing buttons (F9). Just Add Modifier -> Subsurf.