This section of my site has resources and handouts for modern astrology techniques. Some of these are topics that are part of the NCGR certification educational program.
Here is a chart calculation detailed outline for setting up a natal chart using an ephemeris, a table of houses, an atlas and a calculator. Once you know what to do, this chart calculation summary briefly summarizes the process.
For working with Secondary Progressions, this guide to secondary progressions and the ACD tells how to find the Adjusted Calculation Date or ACD, and how to use the ACD working with an ephemeris.