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Computer Training Center
The Computer Training Center offers free classes in computer basics to our staff and to the public. When classes are not meeting, our computers are open for the public to use.
See our current class schedule here. Reserve your spot by calling (256) 532-2356.
Where is the Computer Training Center?
On the second floor of the Main Library at 915 Monroe Street. Call (256) 532-2356 for information about classes and public hours.
The June calendar will be available:
May 30, 2013
Please call (256) 532-2356 starting at 2:00pm on May 30, 2013 to register for classes.
What hours are you open to the public?
Understand that the lab's primary function is as a training facility, but that our computers will be open to the public while classes are not in session.
Will there be someone available to answer my questions?
A Training Center Assistant is available during public lab hours to help with many computer-related questions. However, he or she has other duties and may not always have the scope of time or knowledge necessary to help with all questions. We do not offer production services such as typing of term papers or resumes. If you are not familiar with computer basics, Internet browsing, Microsoft Office, or the Windows operating system, please feel free to sign up for one of our classes.
What kinds of classes do you offer?
We teach a variety of computer classes in everything from the basics of using a mouse to advanced web searching techniques. Classes also include instruction in the components of the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.). For a complete list see the Class Catalog.
What is the charge for your classes?
There are no fees for computer classes taught at the Computer Training Center. We provide all the materials you will need for the class.
How long are the classes?
Each class meets only once for a single 2-3 hour session. Classes do not fully explore the intricacies of MSOffice or the Internet, so this amount of time is often adequate. If, however, you would like to repeat a class, you are welcome to sign up for it again.
How often do you come out with a new set of classes?
Our schedules come out on the Wednesday prior to signup day. Courses fill up quickly, so get in touch with the Training Center as early as possible on the signup day. We start answering calls when the library doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Is it possible to find out when the classes will be held before the signup day on Monday?
Schedules are usually available the Wednesday prior to the signup day.
What is the limit on the number of classes I can take?
You can sign up for as many classes as you want.
Where can I get a class schedule?
You print a copy of the current computer schedule from this page or you can also pick one up at any Huntsville-Madison County Public Library branch location.
What if I want to take a class but I don't live near the Main Library?
You may be able to sign for for computer classes held at the Bailey Cove or Showers Center library branches.
May I sign up for classes over the telephone?
Yes! Just dial (256)532-2356. A Training Center staff member will be happy to put your name down for any open class.
May I sign up for classes via email?
Sorry, we do not allow this, because we cannot guarantee that you will fairly get a space. Because space is limited in our classes and slots are given away first-come/first-serve, it is necessary that you speak directly with a Training Center staff member.