Allegheny County Computer Classes

To sign up for a computer class, click the sign-up button below the class listing, call or text , 412-983-2595 or email DigitalPGH@literacypittsburgh.org

In-Person and Virtual options are available.  In-person locations include Literacy Pittsburgh downtown, PA CareerLink® downtown, CCAC Homewood-Brushton, Whitehall Public Library, Carnegie Library of Homestead, Wilkinsburg EARN, Duquesne EARN, and Human Services Center Mon Valley.

Google Docs Class (In-Person)

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA 
Wednesdays, May 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. Learners will have the opportunity to earn a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This is a 6-session class. Participants are expected to attend every session.

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Preparing for a Virtual Interview (Virtual)

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, May 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gain tips for interviewing for a job on Zoom in a variety of aspects including choosing an appropriate, professional background and lighting. Discuss other aspects to consider well ahead of time such as location, Wi-fi connection, troubleshooting, and more. Additionally, learn about tools you can purchase to make your interview experience the best it can be.

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Online Safety Series (In-person)

Human Services Center Mon Valley, 519 Penn Ave, Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Safety:

June 3: Understand how your online activities can be tracked and explore your digital footprint.  Learn about cookies and preferences and how they impact targeted advertising, how to use browser tools to protect privacy, and how to identify and avoid ads in Google searches.

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Password Safety:

June 10: Learn best practices for password safety. Create strong passwords for work or personal use and store passwords safely online with a password manager.

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Avoiding Email Scams:

June 17: Understand how to recognize scams within your email, so you can keep your information private and safe. Distinguish between spam and phishing tactics while utilizing basic internet skills. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to identify online security threats and know how to avoid viruses.

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Internet Basics (In-person)

Carnegie Library of Homestead
Mondays and Wednesdays
June 3, 5, 19, 12, 17 and 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Master the basics of using the internet. This includes bookmarking, navigating web pages, and internet safety. Gain insight into using keyboard shortcuts and search terms to make searching online for employment and information easier. Critically assess websites to find the best information. Learners may take a NorthStar digital literacy assessment and have an opportunity to earn a certificate. This is a 6-session class. Participants are expected to attend every session.

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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (In-person)

PA CareerLink®, 914 Penn Avenue, Sixth Floor
Mondays and Wednesdays
June 3, 5, 19, 12, 17 and 24
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

PowerPoint is Microsoft’s presentation software. Gain an overview of the program features and learn the basics including formatting text, inserting items, using transitions and animations, saving and printing, and PowerPoint etiquette. Take a Northstar assessment to earn a certificate. This is a 6-session class. Participants are expected to attend every session.

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QR Code Workshop (Virtual)

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, June 5
9:00 am - 10:30 am 

In this one hour and fifteen-minute workshop, learn about QR codes, how to scan them, and how to easily create them on your phone and computer. QR codes are a free and easy marketing tool for your business.

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Resume Revamp (Virtual)

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, June 5
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop reviews basic formatting for resumes and various resume types. Learn how to use strong action words and keywords that will be suitable for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).  

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Typing 101 (Virtual) 

Online via Zoom
Monday, June 10
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Get started with touch typing in this one-hour and fifteen-minute workshop. Practice using the “Home Row” to increase your speed and improve accuracy. Use two typing platforms and see what your average Words Per Minute are. Practice includes instant feedback and games for a fun and rewarding experience.

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Excel Charts (Virtual) 

Online via Zoom
Monday, June 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get started with charts to create visually interesting worksheets! Understand basic chart types and what types of data they best represent. Learn to insert charts, use chart tools, and edit chart data.

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Using Google Maps (Virtual)

Online via Zoom
Monday, June 10
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of using Google Maps for directions, researching restaurants/locations, planning public transportation, and more.

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LinkedIn Job Search (In-person)

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA 
Tuesday, June 11
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Explore job search features on LinkedIn including how to search, save searches and apply for positions. Participants should already have a LinkedIn profile with up-to-date job experience. 

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Job Search with Indeed (Virtual)

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, June 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to create an Indeed account and navigate the website to search and apply for jobs. Learn how to filter job searches to find a job that suits you. Additionally, receive guidance to create and upload your resume.

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Gmail (In-person)

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA 
Thursday, June 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of Gmail and create a Gmail account. Learn how to check your email, send an email, reply or forward an email. Understand the folders in Gmail including Inbox, Sent Items, Spam, Trash, etc. Identify the basic parts of an email including To, From, CC, BCC, Subject, and Body.

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Resume Revamp (In-person)

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA 
Thursday, June 13
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop reviews basic formatting for resumes and various resume types. Learn how to use strong action words and keywords that will be suitable for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

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Avoiding Email Scams (In-person)

Human Services Center Mon Valley, 519 Penn Ave, Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Monday, June 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understand how to recognize scams within your email, so you can keep your information private and safe. Distinguish between spam and phishing tactics while utilizing basic internet skills. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to identify online security threats and know how to avoid viruses.

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Computer Lab (In-person) 

Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525, Pittsburgh, PA 
Mondays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (NO OPEN LABS first week of April)
Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (NO OPEN LABS first week of April) 

PA CareerLink®, 914 Penn Avenue, Sixth Floor
Tuesdays in May, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wilkinsburg EARN 221 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Wednesday, April 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Human Services Center Mon Valley, 519 Penn Ave, Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Monday, May 20 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop-in time for individual instruction in a group setting. An instructor will guide you in learning any basic computer skill. 

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This program is part of Literacy Pittsburgh's Ready & Relevant initiative, which is made possible through community project funding from the FY22 federal spending bill. The total cost of the Ready & Relevant program is $1,790,803. $675,000 (38%) is funded through a Federal Community Project grant. The other $1,115,883 (62%) is funded through other public contracts and private donations.

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