Need help using a computer or smartphone? Accessing online job applications and creating resumes? Storing and sending pictures? Using social media, email or the internet? Mastering software applications like Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint?
We offer both one-on-one tutoring and small-class instruction to help our students gain the digital literacy skills they need to meet their personal and professional goals. Our classes and tailored learning opportunities cover a wide range of topics, including:
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We offer a variety learning opportunities meet the diverse needs of each student including:
Not sure where to start? Visit one of our labs to take an assessment.
Earning a Northstar computer skills certificate can help you move ahead.
Certifications available for:
Testing available in Open Labs and by appointment. Contact us for additional information.
From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers tutorials, including computer lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of adults. Test takers can receive digital badges whenever they pass assessments and can additionally receive certificates when they pass assessments in a proctored environment. CFLC/ COWs is a testing site
Digital Learn hosts a wealth of self-paced video tutorials and instructor guides and lesson plans for topics including Intro to Computers & the Internet, Being Safe Online, Job Skills, Productivity Skills, Facebook, Skype, Online Shopping and Mobile Devices.
With a free registration (no email address required) students can track their progress and gain certifications in topics including; Using your computer or device, Online basics, Online shopping, Socializing online, Using Facebook, etc.
Microsoft has updated this popular digital literacy course with more relevant content, improved accessibility and an enhanced learning experience.
Free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Requires library card in good standing. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
NHCPL are not able to offer accreditation.
On-line self-guided tutorial
Provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your family.
Provides low-cost technology/computers for individuals. To receive technology from PCs for People a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.
The NC Broadband Infrastructure Office created a map where all the low-cost/emergency offers from providers are listed and mapped. North Carolinians can enter their address, and see which offers are available to them at their location. It will be updated as new offers from providers with footprints in NC are announced.
Search local Internet Service Providers for low-cost plans. Link for Covid-19 programs.
Part of the Federal Lifeline Program
Basic/Beginning Computer Resources
Beginning mouse sites
Online exercise teaching how to move and click a computer mouse, click buttons, use drop-down and scroll-bar menus, and fill-out forms.
Fun and entertaining typing curriculum. Typing.com is perfect for all ages and and skill levels. A comparable resource is also available in Spanish.
Walks you through a step-by-step process of building a meaningful job description that can be used to create responsibilities within a resume.
O*NET has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create resumes, find education and training. Online site of our partner organization – New Hanover Career Center
North Carolina online portal for unemployment. Updated with COVID-19 Information
Fresh ideas for your resume. We show you the very best resume samples so that you can find the perfect words for your resume.
Create a professional-looking resume. It connects to your Google Drive account, which means your resume will be secure, easy to edit, and created for free using a simple work history form and selection of templates.
Video tutorials walk students through how to create and edit resumes in Microsoft Word.
Tutorials provide detailed instructions and tips on Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills, Job Applications, Job Search and Networking and Resume Writing.