At a time when computer skills are needed in most work settings, it is great to see the following short computer courses offered across PEI. Some are free, and some charge a fee, so it is best to call the locations to get more information.
For updates to this list, visit www.employmentjourney.com and search computer courses.
College de l'Île
The college offers the following on demand computer training in French year round:
- Introduction to Computers
- Introduction to Word
- Introduction to Excel
- Introduction to PowerPoint
- Introduction to Antidote software
- Intermediate module for Antidote software
For more information on customized training, contact Collette Aucoin at 902-854-3010 ext. 224 or email [email protected].
Part-time training courses are also available. Courses can be taken for personal interest, for professional development or as a part of a part-time program.
Rural Community Learning Inc.
Basic computer training is provided a few times year as needed at Tignish Employment Resource Centre and Alberton Employment Resource Centre by individuals or community groups.
Contact: Sharon Horne, Executive Director | 902-853-3715
Tignish: Ruby Arsenault | 902-882-2498
Alberton: Becky Wedge | 902-853-2646
Follow both resource centres on Facebook for event listings.
Academy of Learning
Over 100 short courses are available, and you can choose morning, afternoon, evening or online class options. Qualified and expert instructors help every step of the way. They provide customized training for companies, non-profits and government departments year-round.
Short computer courses:
- Introductory Basics
- Web Design
- Keyboard and Typing
- Data Management & Spreadsheet Courses
- Desktop Publishing
- Technical Courses (CompTIA+ 220-901 & 220-902; Network +/ Server +; Security +)
PEI Public Library Service
There are 26 libraries across PEI, each with free public computers and WiFi anyone can use to access the Internet.
Some locations also offer one-on-one computer training at scheduled times or on a drop-in basis, provided staff is knowledgeable in the topic the individual requests help with. Libraries sometimes offer presentations on technology-related topics such as Internet safety as well. Event listings can be found on libraries’ Facebook pages or at www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/events-your-local-public-library.
For more information about the PEI Public Library Service, visit www.library.pe.ca or call 902-961-7320.
Seniors College of PEI
With an annual membership fee of $160, Seniors College of PEI welcomes those 50 years of age and over to enroll in as many courses as they wish during the fall, winter, and spring semesters.
Computer courses offered:
- 3D Printing and Design: an Introduction
- Computer I
- Computer II
- iPad Basics
- iPad Advanced Topics
Career Development Services
Career Development Services (CDS) periodically offers a Basic Computer Job Search Workshop for job seekers who need help with job search computer skills. A team member from CDS will teach how to format word processing documents, email/send attachments, and job search using the Internet.
Call the following locations about these workshops:
Montague | 902-838-5453
Souris | 902-687-1526
Charlottetown | 902-626-2014
Bloomfield | 902-859-2776
Summerside | 902-436-0706
Visit www.cdspei.ca and click on Events/Workshops or check out event listings on each CDS location’s Facebook page.
eForcePEI.ca is administered through the Customized Training department at Holland College. Check out the FREE online training, including the following computer training bundles:
- Adobe Acrobat DC
- Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
- Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
- Google Apps Fundamentals
- Google Analytics
- MS Office 2016 Word & Excel (Beginner & Intermediate) PowerPoint & Outlook (Beginner) and Debut Excel
For other customized courses created for the needs of your organization, contact Adam Smith with Holland College’s Customized Training Department at 902-566-9653 or email [email protected].
Holland College also offers credit courses such as Computer Essentials to people who are interested in attending college, but don’t know what to take. These courses also help full-time workers who need additional training, but can’t take class during the day.
For more information, call 902-566-9334 or toll free: 1-800-446-5265. Visit www.hollandcollege.com and search credit courses.