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Discover the essential skills needed to navigate the digital world with computer basics classes in NYC. From learning the fundamentals of operating systems to mastering essential software programs, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge to thrive in today's tech-driven business environment.

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Microsoft Outlook Level I

NYIM Training @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(742) All levels 18 and older

Microsoft Outlook Level II

NYIM Training @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(742) Intermediate 18 and older

HTML Email Certificate

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & 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.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$1,095

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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.

(81) All levels 18 and older
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Tech Support for Grandparents

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Want to Skype with your grandchild? Want to group-text your whole family all at once?  Bring your device and our two tech experts will help figure it out.

(1072) All levels 21 and older
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Microsoft Outlook Essentials

Technical Institute of America @ 545 8th Ave, New York, NY

This one day course is all you need to start sending and responding to email in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 & 2010, as well as maintaining your Calendar, scheduling meetings, and working with tasks and notes. You will also learn to customize your Outlook environment, Calendar, mail, folders, and also track, share, assign, and quickly locate various Outlook items.  Students will learn to: Identify the components of the Outlook environment....

(632) Beginner 18 and older
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$169
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OneNote 2007

New Horizons Computer Learning @ 462 Seventh Ave, New York, NY

In this course, students will create, edit, organize, and enhance notes and integrate them with other applications using Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2007. Who Should Attend A student, homemaker, teacher, or professional, that requires an organizational tool to manage information on their desktop or laptop computer, or to collaborate and share information such as meeting notes with others. Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge Excel 2003...

(8) Beginner 18 and older
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Computer Buying Guide

The New York Public Library (Tech) @ 188 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer. These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.

(160) All levels 18 and older
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Open Lab

The New York Public Library (Tech) @ 188 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.

(160) Beginner 18 and older
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Be Your Own Online Boss

The New York Public Library (Tech) @ 188 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Are you interested in being an entrepreneur or having your own online business? Learn from 2 tech-savy women who have created online startups and learn how they got started. These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.

(160) All levels 18 and older
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Learning with Lynda

The New York Public Library (Tech) @ 188 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Learn how to learn with Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 6,000 online courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website and setting up an account for FREE! You will have time to explore the site and begin your self-paced learning journey.  Must bring your Library card and your 4 digit PIN code. Must bring a pair of headphones to class. Class Format:  Hands on Skill...

(160) All levels 18 and older
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Teach Yourself: Computer Self-Study

The New York Public Library (Tech) @ 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, NY

Discover free computer tutorials on the web. Search NYPL’s Catalog for books, DVDs and eBooks to help you learn computer programs and concepts on your own. Find resources on Word, Excel, Office 2010 and 2013, the Internet, typing and other topics. These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.

(160) Intermediate 18 and older
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Computer Keyboarding

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Jamaica, NY

Whether you are an advanced user or a beginner, you’ll gain increased knowledge and build productivity with York College’s Computer Keyboarding course. Beginners: You’ll learn basic computer typing skills. Advanced Users: You’ll learn how to increase your speed and accuracy.  Course Requirements: Students must bring a USB drive to save their work. Textbook required: “Mastering Computer Typing ” ISBN: 9780547333199. York CPE...

(64) All levels 18 and older
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$295

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Introduction to Computers

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Jamaica, NY

If you find computers and the internet intimidating, this is the perfect course for you. Our course will show you how fun and easy it is to use a computer. You will learn the parts of a computer, the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel, and how to search for information on the Internet. Course Requirements: Course materials provided. Bring a flash drive and a note book to save work. One time York CPE registration fee included...

(64) Beginner 18 and older
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$295

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Alan Turing: Computers and Artificial Intelligence

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ 96 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY

What makes a machine a computer? What is an algorithm, and why is it essential to computation? Can an algorithm “learn”—and if so, is it possible to build an “electronic brain” that’s functionally indistinguishable from human intelligence? In this course, we’ll examine the foundations of computing—what a computer is; how it functions; and in what sense it’s “intelligent”—via a study of the work of mathematician and pioneering...

(29) Beginner 21 and older
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$315

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Workplace Computer Skills

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Jamaica, NY

Don't let a lack of computer literacy hold you back. Learn the skills that can help you advance your career, find a new job, or make your current job easier. We'll start by covering the main features of Microsoft Windows, showing you how to navigate the desktop, use shortcuts and menus, and how to save, access, and manage your files. Then learn how to use Microsoft Word to create professional-looking documents; PowerPoint to create computer-based...

(64) Beginner 18 and older
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$295

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Computers for Beginners II

New York City College of Technology @ 25 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY

Students will develop skills in MS Word and further explore the use of the Internet. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

(108) Beginner 18 and older
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$290

7 sessions

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Computers for Beginners I

New York City College of Technology @ 25 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY

This class is designed for beginners, who need to learn the very basics of using a computer. Students will be taught basic keyboarding and word-processing needed for writing emails and simple letters, greeting cards, and easy flyers. The basics of the Internet will also be covered with an emphasis on research and Social Media. Note: Price includes $20 Registration Fee

(108) Beginner 18 and older
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$290

5 sessions

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Reviews for Computer Basics Training in NYC

Computer Basics Training in NYC are rated 4.4 stars based on 3,950 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Tech Support for Grandparents

    Reviewed by Ruth M. on 2/27/2020
    Absolutely terrific! Very informative and relevant material presented in an easy to understand manner. Excellent teacher with great skills and knowledge base!
  • Tech Support for Grandparents

    Reviewed by antwi b. on 1/17/2020
    Very good
  • Microsoft Outlook Essentials

    Reviewed by Lydia R. on 6/15/2017
    I liked the class because the instructor was not in a rush and he explained and helped you personally. I didn't feel confused and going from one step to another in a rush. I enjoyed the class. Thank you Lydia
  • Microsoft Outlook Essentials

    Reviewed by Daniel A. on 3/23/2016
    I enjoyed the instructor's enthusiasm in the subject. He made the learning experience much better and I feel that I walked out of there knowing more than I did when I came in.
  • Microsoft Outlook Level I

    Reviewed by Lisa Romer on 10/28/2013
    What a fun way to learn! Karen incorporated laughter into the curriculum and helped me unleash my skills. Can't wait to take it again. Thanks!

Discover the Best Computer Basics Classes in NYC

Computer basics have come a long way from the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator and large systems that once filled an entire room. At their inception hundreds of years ago, computers were meant to mainly crunch numbers, but as technology has advanced, they can do so much more than compute complex math equations. And this expanded ability to do things like emailing, Internet surfing, blogging, and managing files has become an integral part of modern society.

With computers being such a big part of staying connected and exploring the world, it’s important to know how to securely navigate a personal computer. And because technology is constantly taking leaps ahead, IT professionals and those wanting to break into computer and data science need to expand their knowledge as new tech presents itself. Computers have made life simpler in many ways, but it comes with a learning curve.

Why You Should Learn Computer Basics in NYC

There are a lot of benefits to learning basic computer skills. With so much of our world relying on technology, having some knowledge of computer basics allows you to take advantage of modern amenities like online shopping, email, Internet surfing, and word processing. These skills are helpful in your everyday personal life, but there are advantages to your professional life as well. Computer skills make you more employable and can demand better pay rates. 

Data entry specialists, customer service representatives, administrative and human resources professionals, and project managers all need basic computer skills. These skills help to create a more efficient workflow. And if you’re looking to advance in your field, some continuing education or professional development courses in various computer skills can keep you current or catapult you into another pay bracket. Instead of knowing only one computer programming language, you could master multiple programming languages.

In-Person Computer Basics Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person computer basics classes can simplify your life and help you stay connected. Whether you’re a technophobe, a senior citizen, or an experienced developer who’s looking to learn a new technological skill, an in-person class will help you meet your learning objectives while improving your technical confidence.

NYC Career Centers, located in Midtown, Manhattan, is a leader in software training courses since their 1988 beginning. The school offers training in systems including AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, and SQL Server. Class sizes are small and intimate to optimize learning and they use state-of-the-art equipment.

Do you like the idea of creating custom playlists of the same slideshow for unique audiences? Microsoft PowerPoint Bootcamp by NYC Career Centers is a class that covers getting comfortable with PowerPoint’s user interface all the way to creating slide masters and recording presentations. There’s no prerequisite for taking the class, so any adult of any skill level looking to conquer the art of a PowerPoint presentation is welcome. Participants will also receive follow-up support after completing the course. 

Noble Desktop is located in Midtown, Manhattan, and is New York state licensed and Adobe authorized. With these certifications, students can be sure that they’re getting a quality education in technology in classes where the top instructors wrote the training workbooks. Noble Desktop supplies its students with both computers and the necessary software to learn the skills they’re after, so there’s no reason to bring your laptop. This multifaceted school has been training computer professionals, graphic designers, coders, and career changers for over 30 years.

HTML Email Certificate is a Noble Desktop class designed specifically for learning the art of email marketing. Email marketing is a tool that businesses use to generate profits and customer retention. Both small businesses and massive corporations alike use this method of marketing because it works. In this class, you’ll learn how to code emails that will jump off of the screen whether they’re being viewed on a mobile device or a desktop. You’ll even learn how to layout a newsletter in a visually appealing way that will get you more responses and increase the outcomes you’re looking for.

Another course by Noble Desktop is SEO Bootcamp. This course is all about search engine optimization for increasing your company’s online marketing value. When your SEO values are in good standing, your brand flourishes. This two-day class gives you the fundamentals of SEO with hands-on activities and competitive keyword analysis. If you’re a business owner, marketer, or developer, this class can give you the skills you need to increase your business’s brand recognition and relevance online. Learning objectives for this course include on and off-page optimization, keyword research, designing for SEO, mobile SEO, and video optimization.

In WordPress: Create a Website or Blog, you will learn how to create a website using WordPress. This class is great for beginners because you don’t need any prior knowledge of coding or web design to make the most out of a WordPress website or blog. Nearly half of all websites are made using this popular content management system. In this class, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and interact with the WordPress user interface.

NYIM Training takes a hands-on and practical approach to each of its computer training courses. They’ve been training businesses and individuals on how to make the most out of computer software programs for almost 20 years. NYIM also offers certificate training and courses are instructed by IT professionals with plenty of experience. 

Excel for Business Fundamentals by NYIM Training is a class that helps to get students comfortable with using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. There is no prior experience with Excel needed, but a good grasp of computer basics is helpful. This class covers a wide range of topics, including formulas, formatting, charts and tables, and workbook management. At the culmination of class, learners will put together polished and print-ready spreadsheets that can create a more productive and efficient workflow.

Virtual Computer Basics Classes & Schools

All is not lost if you don’t have the ability or desire to take an in-person class. When there aren’t any in-person classes available in your area, there are online computer basics classes that can get you the training that you’re after. Lots of people enjoy online learning because it gives them the freedom to participate in class from wherever they are in the world. There’s no reason to consider commuting to class or the stress of traffic. And there’s more flexibility added to your day. 

Another advantage to online learning is the class recordings. Many virtual classes offer their students a recording of the class so that the learning can be reinforced and revisited as necessary. There is a drawback, however, to taking virtual classes often means that participants have to supply their materials like workbooks, computers, and software. Additionally, hands-on learning looks different online than in-person.

SQL Bootcamp is an online class for adults that teaches you how to make SQL queries from the information in databases. You’ll discover ways to filter and group raw data and transform it into valuable insights. This bootcamp also covers more advanced techniques like aggregate functions and subqueries. You’ll be using PostgreSQL and the free DBeaver app to explore databases and execute SQL queries you write. And the PostgreSQL you learn can be applied to SQL flavors, including MySQL.

HTML is the standard markup language for creating webpages and websites. That’s why Intro to HTML & CSS is a great beginner’s course for anyone looking to get into web design. This class starts with the fundamentals of HTML code and moves you through coding a webpage to formatting the webpage. You’ll get hands-on experience in adding images and links. Students will also get a foundation in CSS, including tag and class selectors and the class attribute.

Private Group Computer Basics Classes in NYC

Are you looking to include computer basics classes for private groups in NYC during your organization’s next team-building event? CourseHorse can deliver live and engaging online group classes to your organization’s group. 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 necessary. If you’re looking for a class and don’t see it listed publicly, reach out to CourseHorse through the contact form on their website to ask about what options are available for your group. They do provide private group classes as a service.

Consider scheduling a Google Ads Corporate Training class for a team-building event. This course covers the basics of Google Ads. Building brand awareness through paid advertising can have a good ROI when done mindfully. Participants will learn keyword and bidding strategies, landing page best practices, campaign automation, and how to create ads that convert. The class is capped at 20 learners.


Video Editing Corporate Training will help your organization keep up with the current wave of advertising and build brand awareness. Videos are increasing in popularity as a way to engage with current and potential customers, and these videos need video editors to engage audiences effectively. Participants will leave this course knowing basic video editing principles, video editing workflow, how to deliver content to clients, and how to work with different types of footage and editing styles.

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