Computers and Technology

Computer skills are essential for many careers.  

How do I get started?

  • Look for short-term non-credit classes that offer training in many computer skills.
  • You can start your career in IT as a Computer User Support Specialists with a short-term credit program.
  • There are many free Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses you can take to get basic computer skills.  

Non-Credit Classes

Why choose non-credit classes?  

  • Flexible scheduling options – many classes are “open enrollment” throughout the year
  • Take just one course to gain skills employers will recognize

What types of non-credit classes are available?

Consider training courses in:

Microsoft Office for the Workplace, Graphic Design, Business Intelligence (BI) Tools, Computer Basics, Web Design, QuickBooks

Find and register for classes 

Short-Term Credit Programs

Why choose short-term credit programs?  

  • Complete a certificate in one year or less
  • Get started in a new career

What types of credit programs are available?

Look for certificate programs that are 30 credits or less if you want to complete training in a year or less. Associate programs typically take two-years to complete. You can find more training options using the campus and program search.

Adult Basic Education Courses

You can find free computer classes for adults at many Adult Basic Education programs. Visit Minnesota Literacy to find classes near you.