The Microsoft IT Academy program offers online learning, hands-on labs, and access to hundreds of courses such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that can help you throughout your education and in your career. The Microsoft IT Academy offers technology courses on three levels: basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office skills, and advanced skills for IT professionals. Furthermore, you can take Microsoft IT Academy courses at your own pace, in your own time—take as long as you need, there are no deadlines to meet in completing the courses.
Columbia Basin College offers free access to the Microsoft IT Academy for all Washington residents through a collaboration between Microsoft, the Washington State Library, and the Washington State Legislature. As a Washington state resident and CBC library patron, you can access Microsoft IT Academy courseware free of charge anyplace and anytime!
If you are a currently-enrolled CBC student or faculty member, you can sign-up for the Microsoft IT Academy using Canvas. Just select "Microsoft IT Academy" from your list of classes and follow the instructions on the course home page.
If you are a current CBC staff member, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment instructions. To be enrolled you must email us using your CBC email account.
All Washington residents are able to participate in the Microsoft IT Academy program free of charge whether they are CBC students or not. If you would like to participate, please visit the CBC library at 2600 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301. You may also enroll in the IT Academy at your nearest Tri-Cities public library.
If you need to learn the basics about using computers, email, and the Internet, the Digital Literacy courses provided below cover a wide range of computer basics. You don’t need to enroll, just take the classes at your own pace. Note: you must use the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser to access the following Digital Literacy courses:
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