Computer Skills Course for Academic Achievement

Your child will not receive sufficient basic training for computer skills in school.
  This is a fact!

Traditional schools and colleges have simply not caught up with the information age.
Reservations are now being accepted for a Computer Skills Course for Academic Achievement at PV on the Net.  This call will focus on the most important basic computer skills for students.

Every student should have a level of proficiency in personal computer skills to excel in school and maintain competitiveness in class.  This course covers Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and computer use.

Over the past 15 years in providing training to students, we have found that fewer than five percent of the students have any knowledge of these three extremely important programs. 

There are no prerequisites or requirements for this course.  Students will learn to use these programs to quickly, efficiently and professionally complete their homework assignments.

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Seats are limited and will be made available on a first come first served basis.

Sign up for Summer 2009 Classes.
Seats fill quickly!

Introduction to digital animation. Maya is used by the pros - WETA, Disney, Dreamworks, and you see it used in box office hits such as Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, and others. This is the perfect class for the budding animator. Skills learned in this class can apply to game design.

*** Please note: The fee for these animation classes reflects a discounted amount due to a generous donation from former Mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes John McTaggart and his wife Florence McTaggart.

PVNET is very grateful for their support which benefits youth.
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PV NET is very proud of the achievements of it's interns and students.
Please click here to read of the accomplishments and the awards bestowed upon them.



Before you go any farther - you should know that PVNET is a non-profit organization which offers thousands of hours of free class time each year to the residents of Rancho Palos Verdes, and we provide thousands of hours of free computer internship programs to students in the Palos Verdes Unified School Disctrict. Some of our programs have a fee for training which compares from 1/10 to 1/2 of the price as offered elsewhere. Some of our programs are not available anywhere in the country - only here. We sincerely thank the RPV City Council for allowing PVNET to be located at City Hall. these past 11 years because together we've made local history, helped many lives, and improved the quality of life on this Peninsula.


Carve and Sculpt in 3D with a digital pen

Discover Sculpture in 3D with Mudbox at the NEW PVNET/ANNEX this summer. Throw away your tired old pencil, eraser, chalk, and brush and come to our Digital Sculpting class using Mudbox and a Digital Stylus. Characters in Lord of the Rings,f the Rings, King Kong, and many more were created with Mudbox. As you can imagine, the possibilities are endless at PVNET.

The image to the right was created by Jason Bickersta using a hand held digital pen and drawing tablet, Mudbox, and Maya.

You don't have to cut off your ear to be a great artist at PVNET! Use this digitally sculpted ear instead.

Our Students Go Places... Like Weta in New Zealand

Our Students Go Places... Like Weta in New Zealand

Derrick found his dream career working in the animation field.

Derrick has worked on many major movies in a short time.

Former PVNET Animation Itnern Derrick now working at weta in new Zealand

Our Students Go Places... Like Weta in New Zealand


Fantastic Animation - a digital sculpture - brought to life in Maya
Our Introduction to Animation class will give you the foundation to take our more advanced classes which are taught by industry professionals! We teach you using Maya - the same software used by Disney, Weta, Dreamworks, and other top names.

We have the only course available in the Southbay open to youth starting at age 13 and older as well as adults, and because we are a non-profit center, our prices are a fraction of the cost charged elsewhere.

The image to the right was created by Gio Nakpi using a hand held digital pen and drawing tablet, Mudbox, and Maya.

Our Success Is Your Success

Because of the quality of our program and our collaborative projects and productions, PVNET Animation students have found great careers and worked on hugely successful movies such as Spiderman, Lord of the Rings, Garfield, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Hulk, and many more.

Graphics and Art are calling to you

AT PVNET, you have fun learning while using the best tools and software. We offer classes in an artist-designed environment and facility. Learn from experts in digital artistry and work with industry-standard animation tools, 3D software, and imaging technologies.

Put it all together

Learn to create a storyboard and convert it into a project, and then put it all together. You’ll learn about compositing, tracking, audio and video editing – important skills necessary to create a visually stunning animation!