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Computer Education & Training Center


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Why Choose the Computer Education & Training Center?

Five reasons why the Computer Education & Training Center at UMSL offers the best computer training (best computer classes) in the St. Louis area...


For more than 35 years, we have been teaching computer classes in the St. Louis community. Our enrollments total more than 415,000 to date.

Skilled Instructors

Our instructors bring real-world situations and experiences into the classroom. With our instructor-led training, you learn practical approaches and have your questions answered by professionals who understand the tools they teach.

Courses Tailored to Your Needs

We develop our own course materials to adapt to the needs of the community. Our hands-on courses have practical examples and individual exercises to reinforce the skills and techniques you need to advance your career and develop solutions to help your business succeed.

Convenient Location and Schedule

We are conveniently located in a newly renovated facility in the West County area of St. Louis (near I-270 and Manchester). Easy access is available from I-44, I-55, I-64, and I-270. Our classes are available throughout the year in short sessions to fit your busy schedule.

Customer Satisfaction

Since 1982, we have been providing satisfied students with quality computer education. See what a few of our satisfied customers have to say.

"I've been coming to UMSL's Computer Education & Training Center since the mid 90's and plan to continue. UMSL continues to offer the best "short" courses I've found to get the most information in the least amount of time. And your instructors are some of the best."

-Patrick Craven
Process Engineer, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

"I am a Computer Learning Center success story. I have taken many classes here and with the knowledge I have gained, I opened my own company focused on web-based marketing. My company is doing very well."

-M. Elizabeth Bridge
Hip Hoopla, Founder

"I enjoyed taking a class at the West County Center. I liked the amenities (i.e. coffee & chargers). All the staff were friendly and helpful. The Center was clean and provided a great learning environment."

-Mary Rice
Central Institute for the Deaf, Audiologist

"I arrived at the classroom slightly intimidated ... Within a few minutes, all my concerns melted away. I felt confident the rest of the day. I look forward to returning here for future classes."

-Kathy Doerr
Systems Development Manager, The City of St. Louis

"I feel your classes are fantastic. Every class I have taken I have enjoyed and have learned from. Keep up the good work. I have been so impressed that I have recommended these classes to many others in the organization and outside of my organization."

-Barbara Brown

"Our instructor was wonderful! Her flexibility to come out to our company and set up a customized Access class to meet our database and project needs has been a lifesaver. She has helped us in establishing some complicated queries and helped us set up some detailed reports. She has made our jobs less stressful, along with being able to meet deadlines in a more timely manner. The instructor's expertise is an asset to my company..."

-Vickie Kelly
AT&T, Manager Business Performance and Planning

"The instructors were great. Helpful, knowledgeable and made the class fun. I very much feel like I got my money's worth. I also feel more confident with my Access duties at work. I learned more during the first hour here than I did all day at a course at another company."

-Nicole Lucas
Family Support Network, Office Manager