Online Computer Skills Training

Northstar Courses and Certification

Advance your skills online

Kramden offers online, instructor-guided Northstar training courses and certificate assessments. These free classes are designed to help you learn computer skills or refresh your existing skills.

All classes and assessments are done online with Zoom.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org or call 919-293-1133.

Northstar covers essential computer and Internet skills. It's especially helpful for job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to find a job, get a better job, or enhance your job skills.

We strongly recommend completing a Computer Basics course before starting Northstar.

Curious about what Northstar is like? Try a practice assessment here. 

Upcoming Courses

Basics

Five weeks of fundamental skills.
Class: Mondays & Tuesdays, June 24 – July 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
(No class week of July 1)
Assessment: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Week 1: Basic Computer Skills
  • Week 2: Internet
  • Week 3: Email
  • Week 4: Windows 10
  • Week 5: Google Docs
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Office

Three weeks of Microsoft Office.
Class: Mondays & Tuesdays, August 5– 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Assessment: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Week 1: Microsoft Word
  • Week 2: Microsoft Excel
  • Week 3: Microsoft PowerPoint

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Hear from Northstar Students

Your course has given me the ability to talk and see my family in the Philippines. My wife and grandchildren are so happy and proud to see Grandpa (65 yrs old) join the world of technology! Thank you for your classes and my laptop.

Michael

Even though I knew the basics, this class still taught me a lot of things I hadn’t known before. I would definitely recommend it to anyone I know.

Linda

I'm so thankful to be completing this class. It helped me to believe in myself again. I'm going to register for classes at Durham Tech this summer, and because of this class, I now have the equipment and the self confidence I need.

Theresa W

Camilla (pseudonym) plans to take what she learned about the Internet and social media, especially LinkedIn, to begin marketing her cleaning business and network with potential clients.

Extremely informative. This instructor is outstanding. Wish I had more teachers like him when I was in school. Excellent teaching style!

Patricia, Adult Participant

With everything being on the internet this computer class was awesome. convenient for me to get to and very informative. And I still have my USB to go over things. Thanks for this class!

I'm so thankful to be completing this class. It helped me to believe in myself again. I'm going to register for classes at Durham Tech this summer, and because of this class, I now have the equipment and the self-confidence I need.

Theresa W.

Even though I knew the basics, this class still taught me a lot of things I hadn’t known before. I would definitely recommend it to anyone I know.

Linda