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Tech Academy

Open Hub Classes at the Newburgh Free Library

Practical skills taught by practitioners

Free to qualified applicants!

Registration form is available here

We offer three tiers of courses:

  • Foundational – 3 levels. Essential for the basic computer / digital office / remote work
  • Intermediate – 4 parallel tracks, can be taken separately. Career exploratory while solidifying your digital skills
  • Advanced / Professional career in tech – 3 parallel tracks

Each course can be taken separately.
Taken sequentially these courses can solidify your knowledge and bring you to the next level of skills advancement and professional development
The Bootcamp level courses can lead you to the professional career in tech!

The knowledge assessment is required to enroll for intermediate and advanced level courses

Tech Fundamentals – Getting Started

5 weeks 3 classroom hours, one study session per week

Tech Foundations 1 – Information Technology Basics – Hardware, Internet, Email, Windows and Mac

Tech Foundations 2 – Information Skills – Managing Your Digital World, Word Processing, Social Media. Job Search

Tech Foundations 3 – Building Websites, Understanding Data, Networks and Systems, Programming Languages, Computer Repair

Intermediate Courses – Finding a Specialty

5 weeks 3 classroom hours, one study session per week

Introduction to Web Development – Plan and build winning websites from mock-up to launch

Introduction to Data Analytics – Data rules, period, end of story. Find out why it’s so important and how it works.

Introduction to Networks and Systems – Geeks who like to work with their hands will find challenges and opportunities.

Introduction to Digital Business Management – For anyone starting or managing a business or organization, digital tools are essential.

Intensive Bootcamps – Professional Certificates

Take a 6-month deep dive into a specific area. You’ll receive a certificate and be prepared for a job.

Web Development – Build websites, learn best practices, pick up essential skills, and most important, build a network of collaborators.

Data Analytics – Every business, every organization, needs data analytics to understand what’s happening and make informed decisions. That’s why data analysts are paid so well.

IT Support Professional – The more equipment you have, the more things are broken. The more you rely on computers, the more it becomes vital to keep things up and running. That’s why IT support professionals are in high demand.

Classes Start in January, continue throughout the year.

Schedule Information and Application Forms

Classes are available for FREE to eligible low-income learners. Classes are in person at the Newburgh Free Library’s brand-new Tech Hub. 

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