I'm a new Beek myself, caught the fever around late October and had two Nucs by mid January. Since then I've caught a number of swarms, including some of my own and currently have 8 hives and a couple of trapouts in progress.
I've never done a structured class, so really can't offer an option one way on the other. I will say this, there is a plethora of information available on the internet, tons of knowledgeable folks that spend time and effort making youtube videos to share everything from tips on making wooden ware to spotting problems and caring for your bees.
This forum along is invaluable as a resource for a new Beek, plenty of folks on here with lots of experience willing to help out in any way they can. Sure you'll get some conflicting opinions, a good first lesson to learn is that concerning bees, there is seldom one right way of doing anything, you have to find and be comfortable with what works for you.
I would also suggest a local bee club and trying to find a local mentor if at all possible. There will be times you feel totally lost, having someone willing to ride out and put not only a fresh set of eyes on it, but an experienced set goes a long way.
Good luck and welcome to the forum!