Allegheny County Computer Classes

Using Email for English Language Learners

Thursdays, June 16 – August 4
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Andrew Carnegie Library, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, PA

This 16-hour, eight-week class covers making an e-mail account, identifying spam, and keeping yourself safe online, as well as e-mail etiquette, especially for the job market. Students will learn to use appropriate e-mail tools and write e-mails to potential employers. Each student will earn a certificate of completion.

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Avoiding Online Scams Workshop, Part 2

Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PA CareerLink® Downtown, 304 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA

This 2-day workshop is the second in the Avoiding Online Scams series and will help you understand how to recognize scams and avoiding identity theft so you can keep your information private and safe. This workshop will be working on ways to keep your information safe through better passwords and usernames.

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Open Lab


PA CareerLink® Downtown, 304 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

Open lab is a drop-in time for individual instruction. You will talk to the instructor about your needs and goals, and then take an assessment to see what you need to know. You will then practice, either by watching videos or working with the instructor, to gain confidence and knowledge with using a computer. You have the same opportunity to earn the certificate as students in regular classes. You may also use the time to work on formatting a resume or cover letter for a job with the instructor’s help.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 

Mondays and Tuesdays,  July 5 – July 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PA CareerLink® Downtown, 304 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA

This three week, 10-hour course will help students gain skills to effectively use PowerPoint, Microsoft’s presentation software. This includes identifying parts of the program, formatting text, inserting items, applying transitions, and saving and printing, as well as PowerPoint etiquette. Learners will take a Northstar assessment and can earn a certificate showing employers they understand the basics of creating PowerPoint presentations.

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Google Docs 

Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PA CareerLink® Downtown, 304 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA

This six-week, 12-hour class will focus on the basics of using Google Docs. Topics covered include formatting text, sharing and collaborating in a Google Doc, creating lists, inserting tables and images, and downloading files as PDF’s. Students will understand how to use Google Docs in a business or school setting.

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LinkedIn Business Workshop

Monday and Tuesday, July 25 & July 26 
10:00am - 12:00pm 

PA CareerLink® Downtown, 304 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA

This 2-day workshop will focus on creating and maintaining a professional online presence on the social media platform LinkedIn. LinkedIn will help in providing students a network of professionals to interact with and expand knowledge in their respective professional fields of interest. After creating a LinkedIn profile, students will learn best practices, tools, and strategies for using LinkedIn to build their professional brand.

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Student Spotlight: Emmanuel
Emmanuel resettled in the United States after fleeing violence in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His immediate goal upon coming to Pittsburgh was to attend college, but he lacked a high school diploma.
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