Computer Basics for College & Career Success

Computer basics workshops

PCC’s Opportunity Centers offer no-cost workshops that can help improve your digital skills. Computer Basics workshops are offered in person once a month at each location. Our centers are located in NE Portland and Beaverton. English Language Learners are welcome to attend this workshop. Each lesson is taught at a beginner level and reviews important vocabulary.

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Sign up to attend a Computer Basics workshop

Computer basics for English language learners

42nd Avenue offers a monthly two-day workshop for learners to improve their digital skills. Each lesson is taught in English at a beginner level and covers essential vocabulary. Students will explore new topics and follow along on a computer. Join us and practice your English while you learn a new skill!

Ready to sign up? Sign up below to view upcoming dates and topics:

Sign up to attend a Computer Basics workshop for English language learners

Monthly topics

Computer and internet basics
Day 1: Computer basics
  • Gain confidence with using a computer
  • Practice mouse and keyboard skills
  • Learn basic computer vocabulary
Day 2: Internet basics
  • Gain confidence with navigating the web
  • Learn about web links
  • Understand internet safety techniques
Google Workspace basics
Day 1: Getting started with Google Workspace
  • Learn how to access your files remotely
  • Gain a basic understanding of how to use Google Drive
  • Practice sharing, uploading, downloading and managing files
Day 2: Gmail and Google Calendar
  • Learn about a variety of helpful features in Gmail
  • Practice creating a professional email and signature
  • Learn how to create and share an event on Google Calendar
Google Docs and Sheets
Day 1: Google Docs
  • Gain confidence with creating, saving and sharing a Doc
  • Practice formatting text, modifying page layouts and adding visual effects
  • Learn basic editing tools like spelling and grammar check
Day 2: Google Sheets
  • Gain confidence with creating, saving and sharing a Sheets workbook
  • Practice modifying cells, columns and rows
  • Learn how to use filters and basic formulas
Creating Engaging Presentations
Day 1: Google Slides
  • Learn how to use themes, colors and formatting to design your slides
  • Practice adding photos, links, and videos to make your slides more engaging
  • Learn how to organize your content to get your message across with ease
Day 2: Presentations
  • Get tips and tricks to improve your presentation skills
  • Use your slides to practice speaking in front of others
  • Gain confidence in your presentation skills

Participate or learn more

If you have questions, need help signing up, or want support with determining if this workshop is a good fit for you, contact our team at or 971-722-2793.


Resource library

Tools for building skills.

Learning at PCC
  • Computer classes: Learning just for fun? Improving your skills for the workplace? Looking to work towards a degree? We’ve got a class for you!
Free community resources
Self-led computer basics
Self-led intermediate and advanced learning
  • Google Workspace: Collection of short how-to videos for Google Workspace.
  • Code Academy: Start learning to code for free.
  • Khan Academy: Computer programming courses, and much more.
  • Coursera: Courses on a huge range of topics (note: not all classes are free).
  • Microsoft Learn: Online classes to train for Microsoft certificates (note: while classes may be free, testing for certificates may have a cost).
Quick how-to videos

This program is made possible thanks to the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.