Basic Computer Skills Training (BCST)

The BCST Program is the first level of training offered to our participants. It is a 6-week (Monday – Thursday) or 12-week (Mondays and Wednesdays) course that is offered in-person during the day, in the afternoon, in the evening, and online. This program is designed to help students in obtaining computer skills necessary in an entry level position in any field of work.


Cost for the entire program is $35.

This program consists of the following essential job skills:
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word 2019
  • Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2019
  • Resume and Interview Skills
IT Classroom

The Ladder Alliance tries to eliminate barriers to attending class, by providing snacks before all classes, as well as providing childcare during evening classes, through Clayton YES. Students also earn points for attending class that can be used in our on-site "Success Store" to purchase new or gently-used clothing.

Prospective applicants call The Ladder Alliance at 817-834-2100 to apply.

Course Schedule

Morning Afternoon Evening Option (1) Evening Option (2)
Monday - Thursday
6 Weeks
9:00am - 11:30am
Monday - Thursday
6 Weeks
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Monday & Wednesday
15 Weeks
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday
15 Weeks
6:30pm - 8:30pm