Computer Classes for Beginners

Monday evenings, 6 – 8 pm (unless noted)
Choose dates below

FREE. Ages 18+

This four-class series helps beginners with little or no computer experience learn basic skills. Free computer offer! Attend all four classes to receive a free refurbished desktop computer system (one per household). Sponsored by MetLife.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs, multitasking, saving, copying, and deleting files, organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents, including text formatting and page layout. Get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites, find good info using Google searches, complete forms and send files, and use email.
  • Social Media and Smart Sharing. Learn about social media sites, protecting your privacy, avoiding scams, and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

Cursos de Informática Gratis en Español

Los lunes, el 3 de junio al 24 de junio
por la noche de 6-8
Gratis. Para mayores de 18.

Estas clases gratis en Kramden Institute le ayudarán a aprender sobre computadoras, procesamiento de textos y otros programas de oficina, Internet y medios sociales. Estas clases son para principiantes con poca o ninguna experiencia de computadora. Las clases se imparten en español.

Hands-On Technology Camps

Spark your child’s imagination with our creative technology camps! They can dive into game design, electronics, comics, digital media, drones, and PC building. We offer spring, summer, intersession, and trackout camps in Durham, Raleigh, and Cary. Ages 9-18.

Coders Club - April 6

Saturday, April 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
$5, pizza dinner included. Grades 6-8.

Experiment with programming graphics in Python. You’ll see how the code for colors, screen coordinates, smooth drawing, loops, and basic animation works with examples using the popular pygame module. This class will dive a little deeper into code than usual, so some experience with Python will be helpful, but not required. Led by Matt Lavoie, a computer science instructor with more than 30 years of experience.

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

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Scholarships: 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.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.