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Digital Literacy

Digital literacy workshops

The first Tuesday through Thursday of every month, we offer a 3-day digital literacy series for beginner computer users from 1-2:30pm. Students and community members are welcome to attend at no cost. Workshops rotate between our Opportunity Centers and online via Zoom.

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Skills for Student Success: September 6-8, 2022

All classes 1-2:30pm
Location: Metro Opportunity Center

Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks: Tuesday, September 6
  • Learn tech skills such as taking screenshots, finding your downloads, how to print, working with zip files and more.
  • Learn about computer safety & security.
  • Learn keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
Google Calendar & Time Management, Wednesday, September 7
  • Learn how to set up your Google calendar.
  • Time management tips using google Task board and google calendar.
  • Create a google calendar invite and include a Zoom link.
  • How to set out of office calendar and repeated calendar invites.
LinkedIn Basics, Thursday, September 8
  • Learn how to set up a LinkedIn account.
  • Learn how to create a professional profile.
  • Learn the basics of how to network on LinkedIn: sending connections.
  • 5 Actionable Tips for a Professional LinkedIn Photo.
  • What to avoid doing in regards to your LinkedIn Profile Photo.
Getting Started with Tech Tools: October 4-6, 2022

All classes 1-2:30pm
Location: Online

Using the Internet: Tuesday, October 4
  • Learn how to get connected to the Internet.
  • Learn basic search strategies.
  • Learn how to bookmark pages.
  • Get tips for using passwords.
  • Learn how URLs work.
Zoom Etiquette and Tips: Wednesday, October 5
  • Learn Zoom etiquette for classes and business meetings.
  • Learn how to send a private chat message in Zoom.
  • Learn how to share your screen.
  • Learn how to raise your hand or use emojis.
  • Learn how to change your name or include your pronouns.
Internet Safety: Thursday, October 6
  • Learn how to be aware of phishing scams.
  • Learn how to set strong passwords.
  • Learn how to stay safe when using public computers.
  • Learn how to be smart about where you share your information.
  • Learn how to get off of email spam.
Microsoft Basics – November 1-3, 2022

All classes 1-2:30pm
Location: Metro Opportunity Center

Microsoft Word – Tuesday, November 1
  • Learn how to modify page layouts and discover new templates.
  • Learn about editing tools and how to format text.
  • Practice creating and saving a document.
Microsoft PowerPoint– Wednesday, November 2
  • Get started with the basics of creating a slideshow and working with themes.
  • Learn how to format text and modify slides.
  • Practice adding visual effects and how to animate objects.
Microsoft Excel – Thursday, November 3
  • Learn about cells, columns, and rows.
  • Practice modifying and sorting data.
  • Learn how to use simple formulas.


Resource library

Tools for building skills.

Learning at PCC
  • Computer classes: Learning just for fun? Improving your skills for the workplace? Looking to work towards a degree? We’ve got a class for you!
Free community resources
Self-led computer basics
Self-led intermediate and advanced learning
  • Google Workspace: Collection of short how-to videos for Google Workspace.
  • Code Academy: Start learning to code for free.
  • Khan Academy: Computer programming courses, and much more.
  • Coursera: Courses on a huge range of topics (note: not all classes are free).
  • Microsoft Learn: Online classes to train for Microsoft certificates (note: while classes may be free, testing for certificates may have a cost).
Quick how-to videos

This program is made possible thanks to the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.