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Master the fundamentals of computer basics with online classes. Learn essential skills like navigating operating systems, file management, and troubleshooting, and gain the confidence to excel in today's tech-driven world.

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Exec-Comm @ Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom

You rush to churn out several important emails and a time-sensitive memo. Document by document you write as quickly as you can, hit spell check, and send them on their way. But later you wonder—how well did I communicate my ideas? How easy will it be for my reader to use my information? Challenge & Solution Business professionals write more today than ever before. Emails, proposals, and reports are just a few of the documents people have...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 12:30–4pm Eastern Time

HTML Email Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Email marketing has been proven effective with a high return on investment (ROI). Learn to code emails that look good on mobile devices and desktops and make your messages shine. Learn email coding fundamentals and how to layout emails for desktop and mobile users, as well as create a newsletter format, in our HTML Email Certificate Program. Learn to Code Learn HTML and CSS coding fundamentals. Learn Email Best Practices Code emails that are...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

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4 sessions

Microsoft Outlook Level 2

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Learn advanced techniques in Outlook including advanced searches, rules and automation, contact management, and more with hands-on Outlook training. In this course, you will configure mail accounts, perform advanced searches, control spam with filters, automate tasks with rules, and learn advanced calendar and contact management skills. This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Outlook Essentials course and will help you...

Friday Oct 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


AutoCAD for Electrical (ACE-001)

D3 Technologies

Review basic AutoCAD tools and commands that will help you be successful inside of AutoCAD Electrical. Object creation, Layers, Blocks and Editing commands. Prerequisite  Basic computer skills and general industry knowledge of controls design.

Thursday Oct 5th, 7–11am Mountain Time

Python: Data Science & Machine Learning (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Learn the most powerful and versatile programming language this summer. In this 2-week course, high school students will learn Python for data science and machine learning. Python is the leading language used by programmers today! It is the ideal language for beginners because it's both powerful and easy to learn. In the first half of this hands-on Python course, you will begin by learning the fundamentals of Python code and then transition into...

Thursday Jun 27th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

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15 sessions

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Python: Data Science & Machine Learning (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

In this live online summer program for high school students, you'll learn Python for data science and machine learning. This course will cover the fundamentals of Python programming and its applications in data science and machine learning. Students will get up and running in Python quickly and be ready to use Python for data analysis projects. Python is the leading language used by programmers today! It is the ideal language for beginners because...

Thursday Jun 27th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (15 sessions)


15 sessions

Java Programming Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Live Online Computer Science Course for High School Students Students in this summer course learn Java, one of the most powerful and high-level programming languages in the world. In fact, Java is the language most emphasized by universities within their computer science major. This is a beginner course and is tailored for people who have little to no programming experience. Our instruction starts at the basics but quickly transitions into high-level...

Monday Jul 8th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (15 sessions)


15 sessions

AutoCAD: User Interface & Basic Drawing (ACD-001)

D3 Technologies

Become familiar with the basic layout of AutoCAD, learn how to access commands, use your pointing device, and understand the Cartesian workspace. You'll also learn to create using basic drawing & editing commands combined with viewing options. Prerequisite Basic computer skills and general mechanical industry knowledge of design and drafting.

Thursday Nov 2nd, 7–11am Mountain Time

Graphic Design Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Learn the graphic design theory and the essential Adobe applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. In this summer course in NYC, high school students work on real-world design projects. The first section of the camp covers Adobe Photoshop. Students explore topics such as retouching photos, combining images, preparing graphics for the web, and more. The next section covers InDesign comprehensively and includes creating page layouts...

Monday Jul 8th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Java Programming Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Learn Java and get a head start on the AP Computer Science exam in this summer course for high school students. Students in this summer course learn Java, one of the most powerful and high-level programming languages in the world. In fact, Java is the language most emphasized by universities within their computer science major. This is a beginner course and is tailored for people who have little to no programming experience. Our instruction starts...

Monday Aug 5th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

QuickBooks Online for Beginners

Digital Workshop Center

QuickBooks Online Beginners classes will teach you about the essential information you need to track in your business, and how to enter that information into QuickBooks. By the time you complete QuickBooks training, you will build confidence in your accounting software package to save time and organize business finances. QuickBooks Online courses are taught by a bookkeeping expert and each student will work in a sample company file to be able...

Tuesday Dec 19th, 1–4:30pm Mountain Time

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3 sessions

Introduction to Inventor (INV-001)

D3 Technologies

Introductory Course intended to explain the basic usage of Autodesk Inventor. Information presented will provide users with efficient ways of manipulating Inventor, customizing the interface to suit preferences, and moving around in models. This is intended to be a foundation class for all other classes to build on. Who Should Attend? Users who are new to Inventor or would like an overview of the User Interface, file operations, mouse and keyboard...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 7–11am Mountain Time

RES 101: An Overview of DaVinci Resolve

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

DaVinci Resolve brings editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects together in the same software application. Our three-day overview of Resolve training course will teach you what you need to know to get started with this exciting program. You will learn how to edit video, create visual effects and motion graphics, color correct images and mix audio with DaVinci Resolve. This is the best course to take if you need to get up and running...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

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3 sessions

Character Animator CC | Level 1

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Character Animator CC: Level 1 is for designers, animators, or anyone wanting to bring Characters to life with Movement and Audio. This course is a beginner level class for those new to Adobe Character Animator. Also recommended by Adobe for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status. Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac Introduction to Character Animator What is Character Animator?...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

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2 sessions

FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Future Media Concepts

This three-day, hands-on course teaches all the tools and techniques that make FCPx 10.3 one of the best editing tools in the business. Students will learn basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Starting with media management, importing and basic video editing techniques, and working all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features such as effects, titles and color correction. Students will work with...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 10am–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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Discover the Best Computer Basics Classes Online

The first computer was invented hundreds of years ago in the 1800s and was meant to crunch numbers. Computers have come a long way from the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator and large systems that would fill an entire room. But as technology has advanced, they’ve evolved to do more than compute complex math equations. The computer’s ability to do things like emailing, Internet surfing, blogging, and managing files has become an integral part of modern society. Computers have made life simpler in many ways, but it comes with a learning curve.

Why You Should Learn Computer Basics Online

So much of our world relies on technology, so having some knowledge of computer basics allows you to safely leverage modern amenities like online shopping, email, Internet surfing, and word processing. Computer skills are helpful in both your personal and professional life. Basic computer skills make you a strong candidate for employment and can allow you to demand better pay rates. 

Data entry specialists, customer service representatives, administrative professionals, and project managers all use basic computer skills because it creates a more efficient workflow. Taking some continuing education classes or professional development courses in various computer skills can keep you current or push you into a new pay bracket. There are big advantages that come with mastering multiple computer programming languages or multiple graphic design software. 

Virtual Computer Basics Classes 

When traditional classroom settings are how you prefer to learn, but you can’t attend in-person classes, then online computer basics classes are an option for you. If the classes you’re interested in aren’t available in your area or in-person class times don’t match up with your availability, then online classes could work for you. Virtual classes can bridge the gap, making getting the education that you need a reality. The biggest difference between taking in-person classes and virtual classes is that online classes don't allow for an instructor-to-student hands-on experience, and students may have to supply their own class materials.

Online classes are in high demand because they offer people a way to learn on their own terms. Students don’t have to commute to class, contend with traffic, or worry about scheduling a vacation. Online computer classes are a way to bring the classes to the student, wherever they are in the world. Class recordings are another advantage to look forward to. Many online classes are recorded so that students can go back and revisit class lessons or topics to reinforce learning or refresh their memory.

For those who are business professionals looking to maximize productivity and automate workflows, Microsoft Outlook Level 1 can help with that. The course allows participants to become Official Microsoft Certified Outlook Specialists or to learn how to use Microsoft Outlook to decrease the amount of repetitive work, manage complex scheduling, and track correspondence. Outlook is a great tool, but knowing how to get the most out of it is a game changer. The learning objectives include automating Outlook, creating and managing notes, tasks, and journals, formatting messages, and customizing Outlook settings.

High school-aged learners can better position themselves for a career in computer and data science with Java Programming Summer Program. This summer course will allow students to get a headstart on the AP Computer Science test while making learning Java, one of the most widely used and powerful computer languages, a fun and attainable goal. Students do not need to have any prior knowledge of Java or computer programming to enroll. Class starts with Java basics and moves into more complex topics like recursion. This three-week course will end with all learners having compiled an original portfolio-ready product that is founded in Java.

InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC is a class for adult professional designers who are new to InDesign. To take this class, participants need to have their own copy of Adobe Flash Player and InDesign and any necessary coursework will be delivered several days before the start of class. This three-day course will teach learners how InDesign can fit into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator seamlessly to help unleash superb designs. There will be instructor-led demonstrations as well as hands-on opportunities for participants to design and work with the software. 

Data professionals can learn to get insights and visualizations with this Tableau Level I course. Participants will start with basic charts and calculations, move through filtering and structuring data, and end with publishing and sharing data online using Tableau’s essential features. This course even gives students tips on how to merge storytelling with the data to get better results from sharing the visualizations. Class sizes are small, capped at seven participants and there are no necessary prerequisites.

The three-hour Google Apps Beginning: Intro to Gmail course demystifies Gmail and the other Google apps. Some of the things students will leave class knowing how to do include saving and retrieving files from Google Drive, organizing email using tags and labels, scheduling events and adding to calendars, and creating spreadsheets. These are basic Google app skills that can help organize and streamline personal files and correspondence. There are no prerequisites for this class, however, it helps to know how to navigate a personal computer.

Private Online Group Computer Basics Classes

Team-building events can be more fun and exciting when you include computer basics classes for private groups online. CourseHorse offers engaging live online group classes to your business or organization with no booking fees, confirmation of your booking is sent within 24 hours, multiple platforms are supported, and you can change your group size after booking if needed. 

Consider scheduling this JavaScript Corporate Training class for a team-building event. This course covers the fundamentals of JavaScript, string methods, APIs, and conditional logic. Teams will also learn asynchronous JavaScript with promises and async-wait. By the end of the class, participants will have learned how JavaScript works and be able to start coding web applications. 

Should there be a course you’re interested in but don’t see listed publicly, you can reach out to CourseHorse through their contact form on their website to inquire about what options are available. Private group classes are a service they provide.

Online vs. In-Person Computer Basics Classes

Taking a class for personal development might be an easy choice, but deciding whether to take online classes or in-person classes may not be so easy a choice. There are pros and cons to both iterations of traditional learning, so you’ll have to do what works best for your situation. 

Online classes are great for those who don’t have a lot of free time, are out of the country, or don’t have the ability to commute. Online classes offer a lot more freedom than in-person classes because they allow students to take classes wherever they are in the world. Time zones aren’t even an obstacle for online classes. Some learners prefer to be in a more comfortable setting instead of a classroom, and virtual classes make this a possibility.

In-person classes are the most traditional form of learning. Students are under the care of a knowledgeable instructor who can provide hands-on assistance when needed. This can be useful when studying computer basics. In-person classes usually provide students with the necessary supplies and course materials students need to participate in class. Many computer basics classes furnish computers and software for their students while others do not. But typically, online classes require that you supply your own computer, software, and other materials.

Can I Learn Computer Basics for Free Online?

Although formal training with an expert is the best and fastest way to learn computer basics for free, it is possible to learn computer basics online for free. Many public library systems offer free online classes on a variety of topics, and there are also free on-demand classes you can access online. Platforms like YouTube are very popular for learning things from computer basics to the basics of various applications and software.