Allegheny County Computer Classes

Windows 10 

Mondays and Tuesdays 
November 1 - November 28
(No class week of November 21)
10:00 am - 12:00pm 
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

This four week, 12-hour course covers the basics of using Windows 10. You will use settings, access Google Drive, and navigate Windows 10 to perform essential tasks, like storing files, moving files, and keeping a computer organized. You can take a Northstar assessment and have the opportunity to earn a certificate showing employers that you understand how to use Windows 10, an operating system used by many companies. 

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LinkedIn Workshop

Thursdays
November 3 - 17 
10:00 - 12:00pm
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

This 3-day workshop will focus on creating and maintaining a professional online presence on the social media platform LinkedIn. You can use LinkedIn to connect with a network of professionals and to find a job. You will learn the features of LinkedIn and craft your own LinkedIn page.

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Making Labels Workshop

Tuesday, November 29
10:00am - 12:00pm
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

Get ready for the holidays! This 1-day workshop will help you create labels using an online template and Microsoft Word. You will practice basic Microsoft Word skills by inserting text and a picture onto the label. At the end of the workshop you will take home a sheet of labels you’ve created. Labels will be provided by the instructor. 

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Email Etiquette Workshop


Wednesday, November 30 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

This 1-day workshop will focus on the best practices for emailing based on one’s audience. Students will learn how to write emails that articulate their thoughts in a clear and concise manner when working with a business or employer. Students will learn how to send emails that communicate effectively and make a positive impression.

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Avoiding Job Scams

Thursday, December 1
10:00am - 12:00pm
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

In this 1-day workshop, you will learn how to identify and protect yourself from several types of online job scams and establish what to do and where to go if caught in a job scam.

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Microsoft Power Point

Mondays and Tuesdays 
December 5 - December 20
10:00am - 12:00pm 
PA CareerLink® Downtown, 914 Penn Ave, Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 

This three-week, 12-hour course will help you gain skills to effectively use Powerpoint, Microsoft’s presentation software. This includes identifying parts of the program, formatting text, inserting items, using transitions and animations, and saving and printing, as well as PowerPoint etiquette. You can take a Northstar assessment and can earn a certificate showing employers you understand the basics of creating Powerpoint presentations.

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Google Docs 

Wednesdays and Thursdays
December 7 - December 22
10:00am - 12:00pm
Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA

This three-week, 12-hour class will focus on the basics of using GoogleDocs. Topics covered include formatting text, sharing and collaborating in a GoogleDoc, creating lists, inserting tables and images, and downloading files as PDF’s. Students will understand how to use GoogleDocs in a business or school setting. Students may take a Northstar certificate to show that they understand the basics of GoogleDocs.

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Open Computer Lab

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA
Mondays 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Tuesdays 11:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Dec 15 and 22)

PA CareerLink® Downtown, 914 Penn Ave, Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Mondays 1:00pm - 4:00pm (December 5 - 19)
Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm (December 13 and 20) 

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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