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Computer Basics Training Los Angeles

Master the fundamentals of computer basics with hands-on classes in Los Angeles. Learn essential skills like navigating operating systems, using software applications, and troubleshooting common issues for increased productivity and confidence in the digital world.

3 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 12 classes live online are available.

Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 1

ONLC Training Centers @ 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Master the essential skills of Adobe InDesign and create professional layouts with ease. Learn how to navigate the interface, customize workspaces, create text and graphic frames, apply styles, work with color, and more. Take your design skills to the next level with this comprehensive course.

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 7am–1:45pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$795

2 sessions

Adobe Dreamweaver Core Skills: Level 1

ONLC Training Centers @ 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Adobe software is virtually the same on the Mac and PC platforms. When taking this class from one of our locations, it will be taught using PC hardware with Windows software. Minor Mac keyboard and interface differences will be highlighted by the instructor. When taking this course from home or office, students can use either PC or Mac hardware to attach to the hosted Windows-based Adobe software. Overview This class includes a thorough review...

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 7am–1:45pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$795

2 sessions

Photoshop Quick Start

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the essentials of Photoshop in just one day with this beginner course at Training Connection. Master the basics of photo retouching, color correction, background replacement, and more, and prepare your images for print and web. Ideal for designers, marketers, and those pursuing a career in graphic design.

Monday Jan 15th, 9am–4:30pm Pacific Time

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Write for Results

Exec-Comm @ Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom

Master the art of writing clear and concise business documents that engage and inform the reader in Exec-Comm's workshop at their Write for Results program. Learn how to simplify and focus your writing process to create effective emails, proposals, and reports. Gain the skills to organize information effectively, write in an active voice, and edit documents quickly for maximum impact.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 12:30–4pm Eastern Time

Microsoft Outlook Level 1

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Master the art of maximizing productivity with Microsoft Outlook in this hands-on course. Learn how to automate tasks, manage calendars and to-do lists, and effortlessly handle large volumes of email. Boost your efficiency and become an Outlook specialist.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$249

HTML Email Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating visually stunning and cross-mail-client compatible HTML emails with this in-depth course. Elevate your marketing game and learn to code emails that shine on desktop and mobile devices, maximizing your ROI.

Tuesday Jan 9th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$1,095

8 sessions

Microsoft Outlook Level 2

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Enhance your Outlook skills with advanced techniques in searches, automation, contact management, and more in this hands-on training course at NYIM Training. Customize your communication system for optimal productivity and efficiency. Prerequisite: Outlook proficiency equivalent to Microsoft Outlook Level 1.

Tuesday Jan 30th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

$249

Python: Data Science & Machine Learning (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Learn the most powerful and versatile programming language this summer. High school students will dive into the world of Python, exploring data science and machine learning in this immersive two-week course.

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

 (15 sessions)

$2,495

15 sessions

Java Programming Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Get a head start in computer science! Join our live online summer program for high school students and learn Java, the most powerful programming language. No experience is required, just a strong interest in coding.

Monday Jul 8th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (15 sessions)

$1,999

15 sessions

Graphic Design Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Unlock your creative potential in the world of graphic design with an immersive summer program where high school students learn the theory and practice of Adobe applications like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Join us for a real-world design experience that will shape your artistic future.

Monday Jul 8th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)

$1,299

10 sessions

Excel for Business Fundamentals

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Get started in Excel with this fundamental Excel course. Get comfortable using Excel and learn to boost your productivity with formulas, charts, and formatting techniques. Master the core Excel functions in this one-day course. Learn calculations and data entry. Apply formatting to text and cells to make your spreadsheet scannable and visually appealing. In this hands-on training, you will learn all the basics to use Microsoft Excel as your primary...

$249

Java Programming Summer Program (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Get a head start on the AP Computer Science exam with our Java Programming Summer Program. Tailored for high school students with little to no programming experience, this beginner course covers everything from the basics to high-level topics like object-oriented programming. Join us and create a portfolio-ready product using Java.

Monday Aug 5th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)

$2,495

10 sessions

QuickBooks Online for Beginners

Digital Workshop Center

Learn the essential skills and best practices for using QuickBooks Online in your business. Gain confidence in managing your finances and save time with this hands-on course at the Digital Workshop Center.

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

 (3 sessions)

$1,406

3 sessions

RES 101: An Overview of DaVinci Resolve

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Master the art of video editing, color correction, audio post, and visual effects with DaVinci Resolve. Join the industry professionals at Manhattan Edit Workshop to gain hands-on experience and learn how this powerful software can transform your projects. Enhance your skills and accelerate your career in the world of post-production.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 sessions

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Discover the Best Computer Basics Classes in Los Angeles

Computer basics include understanding how to troubleshoot common problems with personal computers, using the Internet safely and securely, sending email, and navigating a computer system like Windows. For those who aren’t new to computers, basic computer skills could be more specific, like learning a different coding language, how to use a particular software or application, or how to navigate a new operating system. With technology being deeply embedded in modern society, it’s important to have a grasp of computer basics.

Why You Should Learn Computer Basics in Los Angeles

We are now well into the Information Age, and almost everything is linked to data, information, computers, and the Internet. Just about everyone walks around with a tiny computer in their pocket or on their wrist, so it’s helpful to have some computer basics in your skills arsenal. Regardless of your profession, knowledge of computer systems, or being familiar with them at the very least, can mean the difference between you always being the last to know and being able to prepare for what’s coming. 

Learning computer basics also gives your employable skills a boost. It’s not necessary to become a coder, but knowing how to navigate popular software efficiently will make you look more desirable to potential employers. And if you hone in on a specific type of computer coding, software, or application, you will further catapult yourself in the hiring rankings. You’ll even gain more independence in your personal life when you don’t have to get help restarting your personal computer, checking your email, or making a purchase online.

In-Person Computer Basics Classes in Los Angeles

In-person computer basics classes can take you a long way in your technology journey. Whether you’re a technophobe, a senior citizen, or an experienced developer who’s looking to learn a new skill, an in-person class can help you achieve your learning goals quickly.

Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood has free, noncredit courses for basic skills development and career training in addition to the typical college instruction. These classes fall under their Community Services. Classes are offered to students of all ages, skill levels, and professions. Students can take classes out of necessity or just for fun. 

The Computers for Beginners Series is a four-week class for adults that will take learners from little to no experience with computers to being able to operate and use a computer, laptop, or mobile device confidently. This course starts by making computer knowledge accessible and helping students move past their fear and reservations about technology. It also covers Windows systems and file management, how to use the Internet safely, securely, and wisely, and how to navigate email applications.

El Camino College, located in Torrance, offers noncredit classes as well as workshops and career training. Although they are a college, these classes do not require college enrollment, transcripts, or testing. Anyone who meets the age requirements and prerequisites can take these classes for personal or professional development.

In Computer Basics, students will cover real-world practical computer skills in four sessions. The class is very engaging and is taught by a real IT professional (information technologist). Through lots of hands-on experience, learners get to use Windows systems, smartphones, printers, email, cloud technology, hard drives, and other key web technology. It’s a safe space to dive into the world of technology safely and to get all of your questions answered. Participants will even cover how to make their data accessible between their smartphone or mobile device and personal computer. 

Rolling Robots began with aerospace engineers who wanted to watch their children have fun digging into their inner scientists. Robots are a lot of fun for children and Rolling Robots knows the joy of a child who is able to let their creativity and imagination fly. And that’s why this technology center for kids in Rolling Hills Estates is bringing the world of technology to kids through fun and engaging activities.

With the vast majority of youth knowing how to navigate all of this new technology almost instinctively, computer basics often look different for them. In Rolling Robot’s 3D Printing Design class, learners between the ages of eight and 11 will use Autodesk Fusion 360 software to draft 3D creations. This course teaches basic concepts related to three-dimensional computer-aided design and printing, drawing techniques, extruding, and mirroring. At the end of the week, each student will get to print one of their designs and take it home.

ONLC Training Centers offer computer education in over 300 locations around the country, including in Chicago and Los Angeles. Their LA center in Westwood offers a full course lineup that can help the novice and the more experienced computer user. ONLC was started by two former Dupont Company mainframe programmers in the early 1980s and has since grown into one of the largest privately owned IT training companies.

Python Programming Level 1 - Intro for Non-Programmers is a class that ONLC Training Centers offer new developers or experienced developers who are new to Python a strong foundation in Python programming and a strong footing on the Python platform. After a brief overview, participants will quickly begin building basic applications. The learning objectives include fixing syntax and runtime errors, recognizing source code, using predefined Python functions, and reading, writing, and managing files in both text and binary. This is an in-depth beginner course that will have you ready for a deeper dive into Python programming.

Virtual Computer Basics Classes 

If a traditional classroom setting is how you prefer to learn, but you don’t have the ability to attend an in-person class, then online computer basics classes are an option. Sometimes the classes you’re interested in are not available in your area or in-person class times aren’t compatible with your schedule. Virtual classes help to bridge that gap so that you can get the education that you’re looking for. But they don’t allow for an instructor-to-student hands-on experience, and students often have to supply their own class materials.

Online classes are highly sought after because they offer learners a way to learn on their own terms. Students don’t have to spend time commuting to class, worry about timeliness due to traffic, or worry about interrupting a vacation. Online computer classes are a way to bring the classes to you, wherever you are in the world. Another advantage is class recordings. When online classes are recorded, students can go back and revisit them to study or reinforce the learning.

In Introduction to Excel-Learn Basics, participants learn how to build basic spreadsheets in a working environment. The learning objectives of this course include sorting data, formulas and functions, working with workbooks, worksheets, and worksheet tabs, and formatting for design. Learners will discover how Excel can make their workflow easier and become proficient in basic Excel operations.

High school-aged students who are interested in the field of computer and data science can benefit from the Computer Science Summer Program. This six-week summer program covers the foundation of programming in Java and Python, as well as data science and machine learning. This is a certificate course that will prepare students for the AP Computer Science exam. Participants don’t have to be a computer whiz to take this course, but curiosity about computer science and an open mind is necessary.

Photoshop CC In a Day is a class for participants ages 14 and older who are new to Photoshop. This level one Photoshop course covers topics including, using layers, retouching photos, and creating composite. For those who are interested in understanding the basics of this popular photo editor, knowing some basic computer skills on Windows or Mac is helpful, and you’ll need to have your own copy of Adobe Photoshop to participate in this class. 

Private Group Computer Basics Classes in Los Angeles

Team-building events can be a lot more fun and exciting when you include private group computer basics classes for Los Angeles businesses. CourseHorse can deliver engaging live online group classes to your business or organization. There are 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 Graphic Design Corporate Training class for a team-building event. This course covers editing and retouching in Photoshop, creating vector graphics in Illustrator, and designing page layouts in InDesign. Teams will also cover basic graphic design techniques including typography and design theory. By the end of the class, participants will have created a portfolio with a variety of projects, like social media post graphics and templates, logos, and cover art. 

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

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