Beaver County Computer Classes

Instagram for Business Workshop

Monday and Wednesday, June 27 and June 29
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

This 2-day workshop will focus on creating and maintaining an online presence for a business on Instagram. Students will learn how to create an Instagram for business account and understand the different types of posting on the social media platform.  Students will learn how Instagram for business accounts can benefit them through engaging with their followers.

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Avoiding Online Scams Workshop, Part 2

Tuesday and Thursday, June 28 and 30
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

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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Computer Basics

Tuesdays, July 5 - August 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

This six-week, 12-hour class is designed to help total beginners gain confidence in using a computer for everyday tasks. This class focuses on basic mouse and typing skills, identifying places to store and save files, trouble-shooting basic computer issues, and using Google Drive to save and store files. Learners may take the NorthStar assessment and have an opportunity to earn a certificate.

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Microsoft Excel

Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

This 12-hour, six-week course covers using Excel, Microsoft’s spreadsheet software. During the course, students will learn to identify and use many features of the software to create budgets and other spreadsheets. Additionally, learners will have the opportunity to work on skills like storing and organizing files on the computer. Learners will take a NorthStar assessment and can earn a certificate showing employers they understand the basics of using Excel.

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Internet Basics

Mondays, July 11 – August 15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

This 12-hour course six-week course covers the basics of using the internet. This includes bookmarking, navigating web pages, and internet safety. Learners will gain insight into using keyboard shortcuts and search terms to make searching online for employment and information easier. Learners will also learn to critically assess websites to find the best information. Learners can take a Northstar assessment and can earn a certificate showing employers they understand the basics of using the internet.

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LinkedIn Business Workshop

Mondays, July 11 and 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

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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Open Computer Lab

Weekdays, Times Vary
PA CareerLink® at Beaver Valley Mall

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 space to work on formatting a resume or cover letter for a job with the instructor’s help.

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