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Microsoft Office Half-Day Courses

View upcoming offerings of our half-day classes for Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Excelling at Excel: Formulas and Functions

In this half-day course, students will discover introductory, intermediate, and advanced functions/formulas in Excel.
  • The introductory functions include SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, and TODAY functions.
  • The intermediate functions include VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP, PMT, and CONCATENATE.
  • The advanced functions include IF…THEN…ELSE, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, AVERAGEIFS, DSUM, and DCOUNT.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Excel and want to know more about formulas and functions. This course builds on "Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals" and "Excelling at Excel: The 5Fs."

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2010 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Create and edit basic, intermediate, and advance functions
  2. Use all of the cell references in Excel – Relative, Absolute/Mixed, and 3-D
  3. Develop results with functions based on criteria
  4. Measure time in hours and minutes, days, and years
  5. Use Introductory functions – SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, and TODAY
  6. Use Intermediate functions – VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP, PMT, and CONCATENATE
  7. Use Advanced functions – IF-THEN-ELSE, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, DSUM, DCOUNT, and DAVERAGE
Section: MS-EXCEL-FORMFUN (19MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 19, 2017 End Date: May 19, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Excelling at Excel: The 5Fs: Formatting, Fills, Formulas, Functions, and Filters/Sorts

In this half-day course, students will discover the important 5Fs of Excel: Formatting, Fills, Formulas, Functions, and Filters/Sorts.
  1. Formatting: Using and creating custom formatting for SSNs, phone numbers, and other special types of data.
  2. Fills: Using fills for dates, numbers, formulas/functions, and how to create your fills.
  3. Functions: Using SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, TODAY, CONCATENATE, and other functions.
  4. Formulas: Using Relative, Absolute/Mixed, and 3-D references
  5. Filters/Sorts: Using Excel as a database/table for filtering and sorting data.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are familiar with Excel and want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. This course builds on "Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals."

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2010 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Create and use special and custom formats
  2. Employ Conditional Formatting based on various criteria
  3. Use AutoFill to save lists and for dates, text, numbers, and formulas and functions
  4. Develop formulas and functions in Excel for tables and databases
  5. Filter your information quickly for date ranges, numbers, and text lists
Section: MS-EXCEL-5FS (12MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 12, 2017 End Date: May 12, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals

In this half-day course, students will discover important shortcuts and tips and tricks in navigating and selecting data in Excel. We’ll customize Excel through our Quick Access Toolbar and important options. The course teaches formatting, using Autofill, and how to create formulas and functions the right way the first time. Finally, we will print and view Excel worksheets using Freeze and Split panes, Page Layout View, and Page Break Preview.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are new to Excel and want to learn to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2010 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Increase productivity through shortcuts and the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Create attractive worksheets with formatting
  3. Use AutoFill to save time and input for text, numbers, dates, and formulas/functions
  4. Develop formulas and functions in Excel
  5. Understand syntax of Excel’s formulas and functions
  6. Print and view Excel worksheets the right way
Section: MS-EXCEL-FUND (12MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 12, 2017 End Date: May 12, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis Using Pivot Tables and Subtotals

This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2010 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

This half day course covers creating and downloading databases and then how to analyze data through Pivot Tables and SubTotals. Students interested in this course should be comfortable using Excel formatting, sorting, and filter features.

Data analysis is a powerful Excel feature and we will look in depth at creating and editing Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts for analysis. We will look at other database features such as Subtotals and using the Name Manager. We will use sorting and filtering to help restrict our data and use Pivot Tables for Sum, Average, and Count functions. Using Office 2007/2010 we will use the new Format as a Table feature and learn the advantages and disadvantages of using Format as a Table.
Section: MS-EXCEL-DATA (05MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 05, 2017 End Date: May 05, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-DATA (16AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 16, 2017 End Date: Aug 16, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Microsoft Excel: Data Management and Manipulation

This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2010 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

Control data without data controlling you. Create and import databases and tables in Excel while handling multiple sorting and filtering tasks using a variety of criteria. Retrieve the information you need quickly and easily using multiple filters. Learn how to format tables and databases in a professional manner and master Excel’s terrific Name Box and Name Manager features. Separate data easily using the Text-to-Column feature and bring columns together using the CONCATENATE function.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Sort and filter data using multiple criteria in order to get needed information with little effort
  • Download databases from other applications and servers
  • Create a data table or database avoiding common pitfalls
  • Format a professional and attractive table
  • Use the Name Box and Name Manager to efficiently navigate, print select, and add other functionality for your database and tables
  • Create the CONCATENATE function to bring columns together and VLOOKUP to bring data from one table into another
  • Employ Text to Columns to separate data from one column into multiple columns
Section: MS-EXCEL-MGMT (16MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 16, 2017 End Date: May 16, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-MGMT (25AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 25, 2017 End Date: Aug 25, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Winning Documents with Word: Word for Business


Chances are that you have used Microsoft Word at work to write reports and letters, but you might be missing out on skills that can improve your workflow. You’ve probably created tables before, but did you know that you can create tables from text and text from tables while also integrating Excel formulas like SUM and AVERAGE? If you ever get tired of changing the font and margins in a document, you will love learning how to create a new document with everything just the way you like it so you can start working without fiddling with those options. You may have used Mail Merge once or twice, but did you know it allows you to quickly create personalized letters, mailing labels, and certificates with just a couple of clicks? Finally, you’ll learn to build, edit, and secure a Word form for others to complete and save data.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Word who want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. It is not an introductory course and is for intermediate/advanced users of Word. This course builds on “Winning Documents with Word: Word for Writers.”

Software: The material in this course will apply to Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 with a concentration on Word 2010/2013. It is not designed to apply to Word for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Create and edit Word tables for databases and forms
  2. Effectively using and modifying tabs
  3. Save and reuse documents as a template
  4. Using Mail Merge for letters, agreements, and labels
  5. Creating and editing Word forms
Section: MS-WORD-BUSINESS (09MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 09, 2017 End Date: May 09, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Winning Documents with Word: Word for Writers


Most people have used Word to write letters or reports, but few people know all of the time-saving shortcuts that you will learn in this course. If you are a technical writer, novelist, or anyone responsible for creating or maintaining large documents like orientation manuals or policies and procedures, your job might get a lot easier. This course will teach you how to customize virtually every element of a Word document from the title page to the index and every header, footer, and photo in between.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Word who want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. It is not an introductory course and is meant for intermediate users.

Software: The material in this course will apply to Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 with a concentration on Word 2010/2013. It is not designed to apply to Word for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Customize options in Word and the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Increase productivity with shortcuts, tips, and tricks
  3. Apply best practices for creating/maintaining large documents
  4. Create and edit Word themes, colors, and fonts
  5. Save time and typing with custom AutoCorrect and AutoText entries
  6. Use Styles and headings to create the outline and structure of a large manual
  7. Insert and modify a Title Page, Table of Contents, Index, Headers/Footers, and other elements
Section: MS-WORD-WRITER (02MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 02, 2017 End Date: May 02, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register