Digital Literacy Skills Online Classes

Program Overview: Gain practical, employable skills to help you succeed in the workforce. You will become familiar with commonly used software programs, online tools, and social media platforms. There are three classes, each with their own focus. You may take just one, two, or all three of these classes, in any order you wish. Classes consist of discussion, hands on learning, scenarios and exercises.

Introduction to Computers


  • 7/6/2021 to 7/15/2021
  • 10/4/2021 to 10/14/2021

Hours: 3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length: 2 weeks

What you learn:

  • Operating systems, Management & Customization
  • Internet & the World Wide Web
  • Safety & Ethics
  • Improve your typing skills
  • Networking & Communications

Google Apps and Social Media


  • 7/19/2021 to 7/29/2021
  • 10/18/2021 to 10/28/2021

Hours: 3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length:  2 weeks

What you learn:

  • Introduces social media platforms and digital tools that are common in the workplace
  • Covers: Slack, Skype, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Learn the basics in G Suite (Google Workspace): Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides

Microsoft Office Suite


  • 5/3/2021 to 6/17/2021
  • 8/2/2021 to 9/16/2021
  • 11/1/2021 to 12/16/2021

Hours: 3 pm-5 pm Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday lab from 3 pm-5 pm

Class length: 7 weeks

What you learn:

  • Focuses on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
  • Learn how to edit, format, share and print documents
  • Navigate a spreadsheet and generate charts
  • Manage a calendar
  • Attach and send documents

Michelle Rosenaur

About the Instructor – Michelle Rosenaur

Michelle is a former IT professional, specializing in database administration and development. In addition to teaching Digital Literacy at JobTrain, she helps out in the Resource Center. She also teaches relational database and business intelligence at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension in Santa Clara.

Computer Literacy in Spanish

En esta clase introductorio de computación, aprenderá sobre sistemas operativos, dirección y personalización, cómo utilizar programas Microsoft Office y plataformas de medios sociales. Por favor, tenga computadora o computadora portátil es necesaria para la clase.

16 de agosto al 11 de octubre de 2021
Martes & Jueves , 6:00-7:30 pm

This introductory computer course is taught in Spanish for Spanish speakers. You’ll learn about operating systems, management and customization, how to utilize the world wide web, Microsoft Office programs and social media platforms and much more. Students must have a computer or laptop use for the class.

August 16 to October 11, 2021

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Esmeralda Cerrato

About the Computer Literacy in Spanish Instructor – Esmeralda Cerrato

Esmeralda Cerrato is the East Palo Alto Career Center Manager.