Ways to Improve Your Computer Skills

The following computer skills opportunities are available:                                                                 

Granite School District--Free Computer Classes on Basic Computer Skills and ESL

Granite District offers free Computer Skills & ESL classes on a regular basis. The classes are 4 days a week, with 2 hour class segments per day. Two days a week are focused on computer skills; the other 2 days are focused on ESL. Free child care is provided.  For more information call Roberto Alarcon (Cell: 801-671-2724), a former Inner City Missionary that is employed by Granite District as the “class coordinator.”

Library Access To Online Computer Training Through Learning Express--Pioneer Library

**Step-by-step photo tutorial to access this program at bottom of the page

The Pioneer Library Learning Express Training is an online computer skills training access available FREE to anyone with a Salt Lake County Library Card (also available in all other counties in Utah--check with your public library to learn about access). This is a valuable computer skills learning tool that can be used from any computer that has access to the internet.

To Access the Pioneer Library Learning Express:

1) Go to Pioneer Library http://pioneer-library.org/                                                     

2) Choose Public Library Access

3) Log-in Using Your Library Card

4) Enter your library card barcode

5)  Select Learning Express Library and complete the free registration

6) Select Popular Software Tutorials Learning Center

7) Select the course you want. They have classes in Word, Power Point, Excel, graphics, operating systems and many other programs

**These are online video lessons which also have the audio written at the bottom of the screen.

Library Access To Online Computer Training Through Salt Lake County Library System's Research Room

**Step-by-step photo tutorial to access this program at bottom of the page

1)  Go to the Salt Lake County Library website.  http://www.slcolibrary.org/

2)  Click on "Research Room."                                                                                                                       

3)  Click on "General Research." 

4)  Click on "All Resources" in the left-hand menu.

5)  Scroll down to the "U-Z" and click on "Universal Class." 

5)  Create a log in by registering.  (no library card needed, but you do need an email address to register)

6)  From the left-hand menu, choose "Computers & Tech."

7)  There is a large selection of classes including Computers 101, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

**These online classes provide written lessons, video recording, discussion room, and exams that are graded for each lesson. 

Free Online Tutorials

Learn for Free   http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics    has many different computer classes

Resources for Computers:

1)  Comcast Internet Essentials  http://www.internetessentials.com/

      Families may qualify for Internet access for only $9.99 a month if they meet this criteria:
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment
  • Those who qualify may also buy a computer for $150.00

2)  Other resources for used computers (reliability not guaranteed):
  • Deseret Industries
  • Craig's List, ksl.com, e-bay, etc.

Ann Brown,
Jun 5, 2011, 7:22 PM
Ann Brown,
Jun 12, 2011, 10:27 AM