Listing: Free and Low Cost Computer Classes

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Feb 6, 2024

Body - Regional Center Computer Classes
Learn how to become computer savvy with one of the Regional Center classes.
(312) 742-7718 

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center Assistive Resources and Talking Book Center (ARTBC)
Assistive Resources and Talking Book Center provides access to books, equipment, technology and resources designed for individuals with disabilities. ARTBC is part of the National Network of Libraries Serving the Print Disabled, providing specialized library service to Chicagoans experiencing temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. Through this partnership, we provide access to books and magazines in braille or audio that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge to Chicagoans unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of blindness, low vision, a physical disability or a reading disability (such as dyslexia) with a biological basis.

Librarians and readers advisors are available to assist patrons with materials selection and provide information and referrals.
5th Floor North
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605

Computer Training Source, Inc - Free Computer Training
Computer Training Source Inc. has training programs approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA). We are a WIOA Training Provider. The WIOA training grants can pay for all the costs of your training program, if you qualify. You can qualify for WIOA if you have been laid off, if you are low income, if you are a veteran, if you are a displaced homemaker, and several other ways. Attend our free orientation to learn more about WIOA grants.
Chicago: (312) 923-2100, Naperville (630) 245-6911, Schaumburg: (847) 240-1972

Jane Addams Resource Corporation - Adult Learners Programs & Services
The Adult Learners Programs and Services (ALPS) offers one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, and computer skills.
(773) 751-7123 

The Learning Center
Free Computer Skill classes are given at The Learning Center. Students can learn basic computer skills and topics that include: Introduction to Computer and Internet, Microsoft Office (Word/Publisher/Excel/Powerpoint)Typing, Job Searches, and Resume Building. Classes are offered Monday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
(773) 277-3111

Muslim Community Center - Free Basic & Advanced Computer Classes
MCC offers free basic and advanced computer classes.
MCC Elston
4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60641
(773) 725-9047

Thresholds - Free Computer Classes and One-on-One Sessions
The Chicago Public Library offers both small group classes and one-on-one sessions in computer instruction at 45 library locations throughout the city. The program is called CyberNavigators. One-on-one sessions are by appointment only and may last up to one hour.

YMCA Digital Equity
In order to help community members gain access to technology and digital literacy resources, the Y now offers in-person computer labs, known Tech Hubs, at several YMCA locations! Community members can use these free resources to take care of important tasks, such as registering for a COVID-19 vaccine, free digital literacy resources, job searching, grocery shopping, and much more!
YMCA of Metro Chicago
1030 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60607




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