Weekly Computer Club

Our new Computer Club gives you a relaxed, personalized way to build your computer experience. It’s made for adults who are working on basic skills. We strongly recommend that you have taken one of our computer courses or similar. Come in for any club day and we’ll work with you to create a plan to practice, including self-guided lessons, practice exercises, and online resources. Plus you can socialize with and learn from other attendees. (Starting your skills from scratch? Begin with our four-week Computer Basics course, below.)

Wednesdays, 46 pm
Starts February 16 (attend any or all club days)
For adults age 18+.

COVID Safety: Mask recommended.

In-Person Computer Classes for Beginners

Our in-person classes are back! Choose a session below or call 919-293-1133. Classes are held at our new office in Durham (5010 NC Hwy 55).

About the classes: Our FREE beginner classes will help you learn about computers and Microsoft Windows, word processing and other office programs, the Internet, and social media. Our classes focus on practical skills that will help you use a computer at home, school, or work.

For adults age 18+ with little or no computer experience.

Free computer! If you attend all four classes, you will receive a free computer system.

COVID Safety: Mask recommended.

Mondays, May 2 – 23
6 – 8 PM

Course full. Sign up for the Interest List and we’ll contact you about the next course.

Mondays, June 6 – 27
4 – 6 PM

Course full. Sign up for the Interest List and we’ll contact you about the next course.

Interest List

Sign up for a notification when the next course opens!

Free Online Computer Training & Certification

Kramden offers Northstar computer skills courses and assessments. These courses are designed to help you learn computer skills or refresh your existing skills.

Get Certified! Earn resume-ready certificates on key skills with free online testing.

Mondays & Tuesdays, Mar. 28 – May 17
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Course in progress. Sign up to be notified when the next course is announced.

It’s time for Camps!

Kramden Institute has a full schedule of in-person summer camps for grades 3 to 12. Join us for many exciting weeks of technology and creativity camps. Scholarships available. Don’t miss out on early registration discounts!

Our popular Coders Club for middle schoolers returns with monthly events. Registration fee for in-person events includes pizza dinner. Scholarships available! Call 919-293-1133 or email classes@kramden.org.

May: Code Music with SonicPi
Learn how to use code as a musical instrument with SonicPi. SonicPi was developed for ‘live coding’, meaning you run code instead of playing piano keys or strumming guitar strings. No experience required.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 (scholarships available)

Upcoming Workshops

Kramden offers in-person and online workshops to keep you and your family active and learning.

Learn to Solder 

Practice a key skill for building and repairing electronics. Solder is a metal substance that is melted and used connect wires and electronic components. This workshop will let you practice using a soldering iron to apply solder! You can choose one of two available part kits to practice with and take home your finished circuit. Our experienced instructor will make sure you leave with a working kit. Start by adding components to the printed circuit board (PCB), solder them in place, cut extra wire, and repeat!
Ages 11+
Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
$15 (includes parts kit, scholarships available)

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.


Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other camps & classes. Apply for a scholarship here.


Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.