Courses

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In partnership with a number of respected regional institutions, we offer a wide range of courses suited to train, educate, and motivate our scholars to pursue sustainable and fulfilling careers in the tech industry. Through Level Up 412 coursework, our scholars not only develop practical skill sets that are quickly applicable to their preferred career field; they also develop a passion for learning – engaging with experienced instructors and fellow scholars who share their enthusiasm for the tech industry.

Explore courses in programming, web development, cyber security, information technology, mechatronics, and more!

Registration occurs on a rolling basis, unless otherwise noted. All courses are free of charge to eligible applicants.

Eligibility: LevelUp412 is an equitable-access initiative open to residents of the City of Pittsburgh and select outerlying municipalities (McKees Rocks, Stowe, Homestead, Braddock, North Braddock, East Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Duquesne, and McKeesport).

Adventures in Technology

Students will learn about the awesome world of technology and all the amazing and fun things you can create and the impact technologies like virtual reality, coding, robotics, AI design have on our daily lives.

Remote
Provider: Homewood Children’s Village
Student Age: 6-12 years old
Length: 1st & 3rd Tuesday 4:15pm-5pm

Building your first Website

Student will engage in a 4 week course. At the end of the course student will have built their first website.

Week 1: HTML
Week 2: CSS
Week 3: Javascript
Week 4: Review of the Code


Provider: Beta Builders
Length: 12 Hours over 6 Weeks
Student Age: 10-16 years old

Code Classic Games With Scratch (Outschool)

Learn to program 4 classic games (Pong, Snake, Space Invaders and Pacman) using Scratch.

Remote / 3-10 Learners per class
Provider: Homewood Children’s Village
Student Age: 9-13 years old
Length: Jan. 11, 2021 – Feb. 8, 2021 @ 4:15pm-5pm

Code.org

Code.org is dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.

Remote
Provider: Homewood Children’s Village
Student Age: 10-11 years old
Length:  Student Availability (CLOSED)

Computer Foundations and Application: CIT 100

This is a general computer literacy course. Students learn computer fundamentals (hardware, software, using a Microsoft Windows operating system), essential applications (word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software), working online (networks, Internet and email) and the impact of computing and the Internet on society. Students develop skills with common applications to use a computer as a tool, make informed decisions concerning computer generated information and obtain basic information systems concepts and terminology.

Provider: CCAC
Student Age: 17+ years old
Length: Spring Semester

COVID-19 Data 101

Attendees in the COVID-19 data literacy workshop will learn how to find and interpret the latest data about the pandemic.  At the workshop, people will learn more about how the data is collected, practice using the COVID- 19 dashboard created by members of the Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition, and collaboratively develop data-informed strategies to keep our neighbors safe. The training is introductory and all skill levels are welcome.  

Provider: Pitt CEC
Student Age: All Ages
Length: 03/11/21, 5pm - 7pm

Data 101

Data are everywhere! Learning how to read and use data is a critical skill in today’s world.  Join us for an interactive introductory Data 101 workshop to explore basic data concepts and work together to better understand charting and finding stories in datasets related to the pandemic.  The training is introductory and all skill levels are welcome.  

Provider: Pitt CEC
Student Age: All Ages
Length: 2/25/2021, 5pm - 7 pm 

Digital Literacy for Adults

In partnership with the Pitt’s School of Computing & Information, these remote courses will assist older learners in the community with a focus on varying topics including accessing ZOOM,Social Media, YouTube, Digital Creation and the basic functions of operating a digital device.

Provider: Pitt CEC
Student Age: 55+ years old
Length: 4-6 week course (lesson presented 1x/week), 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16 from 1-2pm

Drone Technology Education Program

The Drone Techonlogy Education Program, led by M-Powerhouse, will help students understand basic commercial drone technology, airspace, and weather. Students will learn aeronautical principles associated with operating a drone in the national airspace, learn how drones are used in entertainment and other fields, and experiment with programming a micro-drone. All students will recieve a micro-drone upon completion of the program.

Provider: M-Powerhouse
Student Age: 9-12 years old
Length: Classes will begin Saturday, Feb. 6th and run through Monday, March 1st. (2/6, 2/8, 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22, 2/27, 3/01) Times TBD

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