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Microsoft Access Series 

MS Access is one of the most efficient and interactive database management systems, allowing you to gather, consolidate and manipulate data into comprehensive reports.  Pull information from PantherNet or other sources and customize it to meet your reporting needs.  This course introduces the concept of the relational database, including working with tables, queries, forms and reports. This workshop meets on four Fridays.

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Microsoft Excel Basics Series

Excel spreadsheets allow you to quickly view, analyze, sort and edit data, identify trends and perform calculations. Excel also gives you the opportunity to present this data visually through charts and graphs with a few easy mouse clicks.  You can manage lists, change font from upper case to proper or lower case, separate first and last names into separate columns, and perform many other data editing tasks.  Easily spot trends in budget expenditures, enrollment numbers and other functions with color coding. This course meets on two Fridays.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. LW/ TC 430 June 8th June 15th

Microsoft Excel Beyond the Basics

If you work with Excel on a regular basis and want to take advantage of more of the features it offers, then this is the class for you. Uncover ways to collect and format data using columns and rows to organize information effectively. Clean up and standardize text-based information from PantherNet or other sources, change capitalized data to proper case, improve the quality and accuracy of your reports and make analysis easier using tables, graphs and conditional formatting. Learn how to easily evaluate and present year-to-year data and easily extract the information most important to you.

Prerequisite:   MS Excel Series or a solid working knowledge of MS Excel.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. LW/TC 430 June 22nd  -

Microsoft Outlook Basics Series

This course will help you develop the skills needed to send and respond to email; manage contact information, tasks, and notes. Learn how to personalize email by using stationery and signatures. This workshop meets on two consecutive Fridays.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. LW/ TC 405  June 29th July 6th

 


MS Outlook: Taking Control of Your Inbox

Outlook is not just for reading and sending e-mail. It also helps you organize your files into folders to better manage your email. Learn to find a specific message without having to hunt through hundreds of e-mails. Create folders and subfolders to stay organized. Automate the handling of email messages to help prioritize incoming mail, and color-code emails based on the sender or content. Move copies of periodicals directly to a folder and use junk mail to rid yourself of unwanted e-mail.

Prerequisite:   MS Outlook Basics or a solid working knowledge of Outlook.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. LW/TC 405  August 3rd  

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

PowerPoint enables you to create dynamic presentations quickly and easily. Learn the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations.  Use design templates, charts, diagrams and special effects to create clear and visually-appealing presentations.

Prerequisite: MS PowerPoint or equivalent knowledge.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Adding Pizzazz

Discover advanced features in MS PowerPoint to customize and add pizzazz to professional presentations. Create master sheets, add animation and customize transitions to give your presentation more impact.  This class will teach you how to include multimedia in your presentations and package them for delivery on a different computer.

Prerequisite: MS PowerPoint or equivalent knowledge.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. LW/ 405 July 27th -

Microsoft Publisher Basics

Turn your ideas into visually appealing documents. Learn to use simple tools, a variety of styles and graphics to create newsletters, brochures, postcards and flyers for print or e-mail. Publisher makes laying out and designing document text easier whether starting from scratch or using a template. This class you will create a flyer and a simple newsletter.

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Microsoft Publisher Pro

This course will teach you to use the advanced features of Publisher: use special effects to enhance your text and decorate it, add objects such as coupons, calendars or response forms, and work with multiple pages.  During this session, you will begin creating multiple page documents such as newsletters and catalogs.

Prerequisite: Publisher Basics or a solid working knowledge of MS Publisher.

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Microsoft Word Series

MS Word is a powerful word processing program used to create, edit, format, layout, and share documents. Learn to create, revise, and save documents for printing and future retrieval.

This workshop meets on two consecutive Fridays.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. TC/ 405 July 13th  July 20th

Microsoft Word: Adding Visual Pop to Your Documents

Create professional documents that catch the eye, enhancing your text by illustrating data and processes. Utilizing tables will allow you to control the size and shape of paragraph text.  Insert pictures without changing the alignment of your text.  Combine shapes and lines to create flow chart-like graphics, or try Smart Art with predefined shapes. You will learn to insert pictures, change their layout and apply effects to photos without additional software.

Prerequisite: MS Word Series or a solid working knowledge of MS Word.

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Microsoft Word: Working with Catalogs & Other Long Documents

Simplify the creation of catalogs, brochures and department procedure manuals using MS Word tools designed for this purpose. Beginning with documents from multiple sources, you can create a single document, incorporate a Table of Contents that will update automatically, inserting captions for images, adding footnotes and endnotes. Learn how to use section breaks to allow different page formats including page numbers and different header and footers.

Prerequisite: MS Word Series or a solid working knowledge of MS Word.

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Microsoft Word: Mail Merge

Mail Merge allows you to produce multiple and potentially large numbers of documents from a single template form and a structured data source, such as excel, outlook contacts or exported data from another source. Participants will learn to create one document that contains the information that will be the same in each version and then add placeholders for the information that will be unique for each recipient.  This workshop will teach you how to print completion certificates using a single document and a spreadsheet or database. You will also be able to coordinate large mailings printing letters, envelopes, labels, etc. from a single document.

Prerequisite: MS Word Series or a solid working knowledge of MS Word.

DAY TIME CAMPUS/ RM START DATE END DATE
 Thursday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a..m. LW/ TC 405 August 10th -

Simplify Your Schedule with the MS Outlook Calendar

Learn to schedule appointments and events, even audio reminders to get your attention. Use color-coded entries to quickly pick out important appointments at a glance. Use reminders to keep yourself on time and well prepared for that next meeting. Make scheduling simpler when collaborating with colleagues. Peek at your schedule to stay on track for the day, week or month ahead or view multiple calendars. This course will help you maximize the scheduling tools available to all College employees through Microsoft Outlook.

Prerequisite: MS Outlook Basics or a solid working knowledge of Outlook.

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