As popular as smart phones and computers are these days, many people don’t understand how to operate one beyond checking their email. But there is more to a computer than just searching the web. By attending a computer class, residents of South Florida can learn how to create worksheets, type letters, copy and paste information, even create powerpoint pages. Recreation centers, public school districts, colleges and senior centers in South Florida all offer computer classes at various times and dates.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
1450 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 995-1000
www.dadeschools.net

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools offer class sites at multiple public schools throughout the Miami-Dade school district. The Community Education Before & After Program offers a basic computer class, computer 1 and computer 2 class, and the program even has a keyboarding class to improve keyboarding proficiency. There are also a Computers for Children class and a Computer Fun class for young kids. With multiple sites to choose from, just about anyone living within the Miami-Dade County school district can find a class to suit their needs.

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Elevate Miami
Technology Learning Centers
Offered By The City Of Miami
(305) 416-1555
www.elevatemiami.com

The City of Miami’s Technology Learning Centers are held at many of the community parks throughout the city. The Elevate Miami program is run on a donation only basis. The free computer classes are geared towards youth, adults and seniors. Some classes are even offered at senior centers. The e-park and e-seniors facilities have open lab hours for students to drop in and practice their computer skills or to simply use the computer for surfing the web. Class hours for computer classes vary by park, so contact the City of Miami for more information on class times.

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Miami Beach Adult & Community Ed. Center
1424 Drexel Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33135
(305) 531-0451
www.miamibeachadult.com

The computer classes offered by this venue are held at the Fienberg Fisher location on Drexel Avenue. The introduction to computers class is the only adult education class held here. The class is designed to help students learn the basics of operating a computer. Students will also learn how to work with word processing programs and how to create spreadsheets.

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Miami Dade College
Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 237-2222
www.mdc.edu/kendall

This well-known university offers computer classes for beginners and advanced users alike. Expert instructors and state-of-the-art computers make this a top notch place to find the perfect computer class for your needs. In addition to basic computer classes, Miami Dade College offers classes on Microsoft Specialist Certification, digital imaging and graphic design, web page development and Quickbooks, as well as other computer classes. MDC even offers a ‘Boomers Club’ designed especially for seniors over 55 years old.

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Florida Career College
Multiple Campuses In South Florida
(888) 852-7272
www.careercollege.edu

Florida Career College is proud of the fact that they don’t just educate students; they prepare them to be both marketable and successful once they finish college. Nearly every aspect of today’s society uses computers. Anyone wishing to succeed in this generation has to know at least the basics of successfully operating a computer. For those who are not computer literate or who may need a refresher course, South Florida residents can attend computer classes offered by Florida Career College on many different campuses throughout the South Florida area.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.