Education/Recreation/Art – Public Computers and (Free) Classes

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The Libraries all over Pittsburgh are stocked with computers. At the main branch in Oakland and in East Liberty there are full on computer labs. Every month each of these labs offer all kinds of computer classes. The classes used to be for free but with all the budget cuts they may ask for 10 bucks. Inquire about free classes though. All you have to do is register. They also offer classes for kids and allow large slots in almost everyday for “open work time”. Open work time is when you can use the computers for anything you want. You can buy discs there for a dollar and store them as well. There is at least one scanner in Oakland. Look at the coffee shop listings for Free Wireless services.
Oakland – Main Branch PC Center phone # 412-578-2561
– 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittburgh, Pa 15213
East Liberty Branch PC Center – phone 412-363-6105
130 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pa 15206
www.carnegielibrary.org

apologies for the following info being solely web based first listings free.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh PC Centers
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/pccenter/
Offers a variety of classes to the public about computers and the World Wide Web at locations in Oakland and East Liberty.

friendly librarian Says:
May 19, 2008 at 3:31 pm e

The Microsoft classes are $10 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), but the others are still free @ Main Branch.

Also, ALL the classes at the East Liberty Branch are free, because their computer lab is grant-funded, whereas the one in Oakland is not.

Goodwill Literacy Initiative http://www.goodwillpitt.org/
Goodwill offers free and low-cost computer training.

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council http://www.gplc.org/
Their Computer Learning Center offers classes in word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet and GED preparation.

Learning Center Classes 412-393-7600 411 Seventh Avenue Pgh, PA 15219 dtc@gplc.org in the Chamber of Commerce Building — GED, prep ESL, reading, computers, math, writing

SeniorNet http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/pccenter/eastliberty/seniornet/
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Lutheran Service Society, in conjunction with the national SeniorNet, offers computer classes in East Liberty.

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science http://www.cs.cmu.edu/
Each summer, the School of Computer Science offers a free six-week program to all Allegheny County high school students. (Andrew’s leap)

Community College of Allegheny County http://www.ccac.edu/
Offers life-long learning (noncredit) courses as well as courses for academic credit in computers at their 4 campuses and at many local high schools in the evening. In addition some computer courses are given by distance education over the Internet.

CompUSA: Training http://www.compusa.com/training/
CompUSA’s Pittsburgh Training SuperCenter Course Schedule
Store # 441, 2000 Park Manor Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205

New Horizons Computer Learning Center http://www.newhorizons.com/
Founded in 1982, New Horizons offers inclass, online and on CD training options for both Application Training (such as Microsoft Office and WordPerfect) and Technical Training (such as Microsoft, Cisco, Novell and Prosoft). Has a location at Five Parkway Center, Suite 200, Pittsburgh,PA 15220

ProTech Training http://www.protechtraining.com/
OS/390, UNIX and open-standards Internet development specialists. Open enrollment training centers in Pittsburgh and Toronto, classes offered throughout North America for IT professionals.

RiverHead Training, Inc. http://www.riverheadtraining.com/
RiverHead Training, Inc. is a computer training and consulting center located in downtown Pittsburgh..

Antall Training http://www.scottantall.com/
Scott Antall Consulting and Internet Training provides training and consulting services for ColdFusion, Flash, Dreamweaver, JavaScript, Active Server Pages, and comprehensive web design. (this costs)

One Response to “Education/Recreation/Art – Public Computers and (Free) Classes”

  1. friendly librarian Says:

    The Microsoft classes are $10 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), but the others are still free @ Main Branch.

    Also, ALL the classes at the East Liberty Branch are free, because their computer lab is grant-funded, whereas the one in Oakland is not.


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