Computer classes for adults are fun, sometimes necessary, and can help ease computer fears. Depending on what you want to learn, you should be able to find a match out there. Use Google search if you’re not sure what you need. If you’re not sure what that means, ask your children. Some suggestions for classes are listed here.
Learning Exchange
1111 Howe Ave., Suite 115
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 929-9200
www.learningexchange.com

Each class at Learning Exchange has a qualified instructor. The range of offerings should meet quite a few needs for anyone wanting to learn more. Are you intimidated by social media? Take the class. Maybe you are having trouble with your spreadsheets? There’s a class for you too. Offered in a welcoming and friendly space, you’ll be with other students who are learning along with you.

New Horizons
1750 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 609-4700
www.nhsacramento.com

The list of classes at New Horizons is extensive. You may want to improve your skills in just about anything Microsoft, or learn from the start. Applications, OS, business analysis are all on the screen here as possible classes. Assess your needs first and tailor the classes to fit those needs. The approaches to teaching include class time, online, any time, private and more to accommodate your schedule.

Sacramento Public Library
828 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 264-2700
www.saclibrary.org

The Sacramento Public Library System has around 30 branches, which means that there’s bound to be one close to you. Computer courses are offered on-line as well as in person at various locations. You have to access the system to find the skill you’d like to learn or get help with. There are numerous offerings throughout the year. An additional benefit is that while you are at the library or on-line, you have access to all those books. Check out a book related to what you’re learning, and extend your class time on your own schedule.

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ISInc
2554 Millcreek Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 920-1700
www.isinc.com

Since 1982, ISInc has been offering computer education to the Sacramento area. The instructors are professionals, up to date and very good at what they do. Their offerings are geared for those who already have a pretty good grip on computers. You come here to polish and enhance your skills or to learn a new OS, platform or new software. The list of classes at ISInc is impressive and deep. Your present knowledge is assessed, and then you’re off into the wonderful world of learning in a very supportive environment.

Davis Adult And Community Education
315 W. 14th St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5380
www.dace.djusd.net

Geared for adults, these classes can either get you started with your computer journey or add to what you already know. Classes include computer maintenance and troubleshooting, a very necessary skill to possess for most adult computer users. Davis Adult And Community Education also offers quite a few Microsoft software classes, another much needed group of classes. Want to learn how to build a website? Sign up, and you’ll be up and running in no time. The adult learning experience here is supportive and flexible.

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