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Computer Basics Class Referral List

Chicago Public Libraries

Cybernavigators Program
Run at 42 library locations citywide

Chicago Public Libraries have started a comprehensive set of computer classes, most of which are designed to teach the basics to new and novice users. Class topics include: computer basics, Internet and email usage, online job search and resume writing, Internet research, and how to use the CPL site.

Check out the Cybernavigators site for a detailed listing, or stop by your local library and ask for the schedule of computer classes.


Korean American Community Services (KACS)

4300 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618-1597
(773) 583-5501

KACS has a community technology center (a computer lab-- actually they have two labs) that is setup with some self-paced basic computing skills software. The classes they currently offer (July 2010) are: Windows 7, Word 2003, Excel 2003. Classes are free in English, there is a fee for Korean language-based classes. Call for class dates and times.

Casa Central Community Technology Center (CTC )

1335 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 782-8859

Casa Central runs a number of classes: MS Office (non-certification), Beginner and Intermediate Computer Use, and the Internet. They also have open lab hours Monday through Thursday. Classes are all free and are run in English and Spanish.

See their website for a current schedule:  http://www.casacentraltechcenter.org/


YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center (South Side Center)
6600 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 496-5619

West Side Center
5080 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60644
( 773) 261-6508

E-mail: ctc@…

YWCA offers classes at the two locations listed above. They regularly offer a basics class (called Intro to Computer Technology) that is 4 sessions, meeting once per week. The cost is $50, but classes are free through the end of the 2010 summer. They also offer a 6-session MS Office workship for $65, Web Development workshops, and Social Media workshops. Seniors (55+) get a $10 discount.

Chicago Department on Aging

Computer Classes
Northeast Regional Center (Levy Senior Center)
2019 W. Lawrence Avenue; Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 744-0784

Northwest Regional Center
3160 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 744-6681

For further information and class schedule, please call Court Chilton at 312.742.2623.

The Frugal Computer Guy

A series of tutorials for Libre Office Writer starting from the very basic and moving into some more advanced topics as the numbers get bigger.  Youtube Playlist

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