Monthly multi-session classes
Basic Computer Skills:
This multi-session course is designed to teach general, beginning skills for new computer users. The topics covered include physical components of the computer, Microsoft Windows navigation, MS Word basic commands, introduction to the internet/email, and typing. This course runs for three weeks, four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 10:00AM-12:00PM and all students are expected to attend every class. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion.
Intermediate Computer Skills:
This multi-session course is designed to teach intermediate skills for Windows PCs and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The topics covered include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, email/Google platform, file management, keyboard shortcuts, Craigslist, 511.org, and social networking. This course runs for three weeks, four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 2:00PM-4:00PM and all students are expected to attend every class. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Prequisite: Please have completed Basic Computer Skills course or possess basic computer skills (to be assessed by a pre-ICS survey taken by the students) and a working Gmail account.
This four session class answers questions about what is inside a computer. The course explains how CPU memory and disc drive work together. In addition, the class includes hands-on exercises and looks at software to examine problems with your computer. This class meets Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am.
One Session Workshop Classes
This one session workshop is designed for those students interested in learning about Facebook, a fun and easy online networking tool to find and communicate with friends and family. Students will set up a basic personal profile, become familiar with the Facebook interface, and begin their search for friends and family. Prerequisite: Please have a working email account before signing up for this class.
This one session class is designed to give students an understanding of how to work with files and folders in Microsoft Windows. Prerequisite: Please have basic computer skills before taking this course.
Introduction to Email:
This one session class will introduce to students the basic components of email, particularly Gmail. The class will allow the students an opportunity to set up an email account and learn about what it can be used for, how or where it can be accessed, and how to use email.
This one session workshop is designed for students interested about Twitter, a fun and easy online networking tool which allows you to stay up to date on news and pop culture. Students will set up a basic personal profile, become familiar with the Twitter interface, tweet your first "tweet", and begin searching interests. Prerequisite: Please have a working email account before signing up for this class.
This one session class is designed for students who have basic knowledge of computers (basic keyboard and mouse skills) as an introduction to the internet. Students will work with internet navigation, searches, and safe practices. Prerequisite: Please have basic keyboard/mouse skills before taking this class.
This one session workshop is designed for those students interested in learning how to use Craigslist to search for a job, buy and sell items, and search for services such as medical, dental, and housing. Prerequisite: Please have a working email account before signing up for this class.
Introduction to PowerPoint:
This one session class is designed to teach students how to navigate PowerPoint, create slideshows, format slides, insert text and pictures into slides, and apply different slide layouts and background color schemes. Prerequisite: Please have basic computers skills before taking this course.
This one session workshop teaches students quick keyboard shortcuts that make tasks using Microsoft Office easier and faster. Prerequisite: Please have basic computer skills before signing up for this class.
This one session workshop will help students learn how to create their own website using the Weebly platform. No coding required. Prerequisite: Please have basic computer skills before signing up for this class.
Safely Surfing the Web:
This one session workshop created by students at the University of San Francisco is designed to teach students how to protect their computers with antivirus software, create secure passwords, and how to distinguish between shared data and sensitive data.
Intro to Skype/Skype Drop-In:
The Intro to Skype workshop will introduce students to Skype, a free program which allows users to make phone and video calls via the internet. The Skype Drop-In sessions are 2 hour sessions in which clients can use the webcams to Skype friends and family for free. For these classes, we will provide the use of webcams and microphones.
Support Services: Housing:
As a collaboration between the TTL and St. Anthony’s Social Work Center, this workshop helps students search for affordable housing, learn about housing options, and organize housing applications
Intro to Micro-Labor:
This one session workshop teaches students about online options for small odd jobs, setting up online stores, and online entrepeneurship. Through this course, students learn about the online platforms of TaskRabbit, Zaarly, and Etsy.
This one session workshop teaches students how to use Google Drive, a platform for which people can save their files in the cloud, allowing users to access their files anywhere that has Internet.
Social Media and You:
This workshop course gives an overview of social media, what is it, how people use it, and the most popular forms of social media. This is a great course for those who are just learning about social media.
Intro to Excel:
This introductory workshop course offers students a brief introduction into Microsoft Excel, which is a database program that can be used for office work, budgeting, and organization.
This one session workshop class focuses on utilizing the internet to further one's education and gain useful knowledge and skills. The course helps students find resources to improve their skills in math, and knowledge about social sciences, literature, and current events.
This one session workshop introduces students to a free online service for creating websites using widgets. Weebly requires no computer programming and is extremely user friendly. Prerequisite: Please have a working email address and basic computer skills before taking this course.
What to look for when purchasing a computer:
This one session workshop is designed to give students tips and advice on what to look for when purchasing a new or refurbished PC or Mac. Topics covered include price, brand, warranty, hardware and software essentials, and peripherals.
Individual Tutoring: Individual tutoring is a one time workshop designed to help answer students questions about formatting, navigating to websites, and advanced e-mail functions. This forum is informal and laid back in contrast to our other more structured courses. Students are encouraged to prepare questions in advance.
Drop-In: Drop-In provides Tenderloin residents the opportunity to update a resume, check email, and surf the internet, All our services are free to residents of the Tenderloin. No need to sign up in advance. Please see our monthly calendar for our drop-in schedule.