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Computers are everywhere these days, and to a lot of folks using a computer is second nature. However, for some people who haven’t grown up with computers, some instruction is necessary to learn the basics of operating a computer. Other people may require instruction or certification for a program that they use frequently at work. Regardless of your age, background or reason for taking computer courses, you’ll find some good places here in Orange County to meet your needs. Try these places for adult computer classes.
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(credit: New Horizons)


New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1900 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 221-3100
nhlearninggroup.com

New Horizons is a great place to take computer courses if you want to familiarize yourself with programs that you use at work. More to the point, if you want to achieve some certifications to get a little bump up at work, this is a great place to go. It’s also a good place to enroll just to improve your aptitude with a computer. Courses are usually done over the course of two days, so it is a lot to take in a short amount of time. That being said, the pace of the courses generally allows for even beginners to keep up with the material. Also, the size of the classes is small enough that the instructor can provide assistance to people who need it more.

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Orange Education Center
1465 N Batavia St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 628-5900
www.sccollege.edu

Orange Education Center truly offers something for every level of computer user. You can find a class for something as basic as navigating the internet. You can also find more specialized classes Microsoft programs like Access and PowerPoint that are frequently used in an office environment. This center also offers introductory courses for Adobe products like InDesign for publishing and Dreamweaver for web design. Whether you’re just learning to use a computer or you’re learning a specific product, you’ll find good courses here that will meet your needs.

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Huntington Beach Adult School
17231 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-4227
www.hbas.edu

Huntington Beach Adult School offers a variety of courses that will help you become more familiar with computers in general or with certain programs. This school offers two levels of computer courses for basic operation of a computer. You’ll also find introductory courses to help you learn common office applications like Excel and Word. You can also take a course to help you navigate the world of social media more effectively, which can be more than a little overwhelming, especially to someone who is fairly new to computers.

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Capistrano Adult School
31431 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-0658
community-ed-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com

No matter what age you are, if you are a beginner when it comes to computers, this is a great school to attend. You can find courses that will help beginners with the basics of computer use., as well as more specific classes to familiarize yourself with the basics of Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A course in QuickBooks is also available here if you want to learn some basic computer accounting. Courses are set up so they won’t conflict with your work schedule.

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RGB Computing
11752 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(323) 570-1148
www.pscs6.com

If you’re looking to learn about Adobe’s Creative Suite, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and others, RGB Computing in Garden Grove is the place to do it. They offer certified instructors with hands on training that will get you working with these exceptional graphics programs and website development programs.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com

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