Free basic computer courses

Improve your computer literacy in Microsoft Office, email, job searching, online safety, and more through free in-person classes in Beaver County and Allegheny County.

basic computer skills courses

Employers want candidates with demonstrated computer proficiency. When you complete Literacy Pittsburgh’s computer classes, you will have an opportunity to earn a Northstar Digital Literacy certificate that can be added to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Digital skills make you more competitive for good-paying jobs in high demand fields.

Classes meet in person at locations in Beaver County and Allegheny County. Anyone residing in these counties may participate. You do not need to be enrolled in another Literacy Pittsburgh program to sign up.

Get an introduction to computers, learn essential software, and become familiar with using technology in daily life. Courses can help you gain proficiency in basic computer skills, navigating the internet, using email, Windows 10, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google Docs, LinkedIn, and job search skills.

Open lab time is also available for individualized instruction and assistance with formatting a resume or cover letter.

Allegheny County Schedule

Beaver County Schedule

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