I have been looking to take courses to get basic training on programming, marketing, design etc... The college course offered near me goes for $1,400 for one semester. I contacted my local library and they are not providing courses on these topics but are in Excel, PowerPoint and other office programs. I also placed an ad on Craigslist for a private tutor - but so far no one is biting.
The librarian just recommended to me Lynda.Com and I went there and it is excellent. I am getting the first 10 days for free and after that it will be $25 per month.
I am taking now the Keyword course and I am learning a lot and the information is presented professionally. I'm having fun.