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WFD&CE Computer Courses

Fall 2020 Community Education Courses

Please click here for a printable PDF of the Fall Workforce Development and Community Education course book.

The following courses will be held online.

 

Computer Courses

Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate

Students must participate in and complete the following four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate:

  • CFP 409 Intro to Windows
  • CFP 410 Intro to Access
  • CFP 411 Intro to Excel
  • CFP 401 Intro to Power Point

For more information, please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101 ext. 3 or 4.

Introduction to Windows 10

Start dates: September 16 and more every month    
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Welcome to Windows 10, the completely new operating system from Microsoft, which offers a more robust, more powerful, and completely unique computing experience. In this course, you will gain the foundation you need to get started right away using Windows 10. File Explorer can help you manage your files and create basic text documents using WordPad. From to finding files and folders, to organizing and editing photos, to managing files on external drives, you will learn everything you need to know about getting the most from this operating system. And since security is important, you will also learn how to protect your files, as well as how to protect and update Windows 10.


Introduction to Excel

Start dates: September 16 and more every month   
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go
Do you manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information? If so, then you need to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to handle this task. In fact, most workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel.


Introduction to Powerpoint

Start dates: September 16 and more every month  
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint’s functions and will teach you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience’s attention with PowerPoint’s visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online’s cross-functionality—saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online. This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company’s business processes.

 

Introduction to MS Word

Start dates: September 16 and more every month  
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in day-to-day functions. Writing reports and knowing how to use Microsoft Word, the most widely-used word processing program, adds important skill sets to your professional profile. This course will introduce you to the 2019 version of Microsoft Word, available through the Office 365 online platform. You will learn the basics of Word 2019 needed to write and edit text and to create, format, and organize documents. By the time you’re done with these hands-on activities, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.


Additional Computer Courses


-NEW- Working in Microsoft Teams

September 15
Tuesday
9–11 a.m.
CRN# 92460       
CFP 437-51     
Fee: $130
Instructor: Microknowledge
This course will explore Microsoft Teams and its features that help organizations easily communicate with remote and distance workers. Students will learn to manage their status, profile and understand the features to best communicate and engage with each other. Click here to register.


Photoshop CC Part I

October 13 & October 14
Tuesday & Wednesday   
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 91360      
CFP 424-51   
Fee: $730
Instructor: Microknowledge

This two-day class is designed to cover the Photoshop environment, working with image selections and layers, using image adjustment techniques, retouching and resizing images, and preparing finished images. Click here to register.


Introduction to Access 10

Start dates: September 16 and more every month    
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Learn to build, edit, and maintain a database in Microsoft Access 2010, using tables, reports, forms, and queries to give you fast access to all your important information. This course provides the skills to create an effective database for any type of information at home or on the job.


Intermediate Excel

Start dates: September 16 and more every month    
Fee: $129
Instructor: Ed2Go

Gain new skills as you harness the power of Excel to become a more efficient user. This hands-on course will help you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 functions.


-NEW- Visual Data Analysis in Excel

November 10    
Tuesday  
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 92454  
CFP 433-01     Fee: $530
Instructor: Microknowledge

Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be formatted into a concise report? Excel’s dashboard tools provide the ability to review large amounts of data. Key performance metrics for your organization can be organized onto a single page. To illustrate the outstanding indicators, charts and graphics can be integrated into the report. This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality to summarize table data using functions, charts, and pivot tables and display those elements in a dashboard format. Click here to register.


-NEW- Developing and Wordpress Website

December 17 & December 18
Thursday & Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
CRN# 92453       
CFP 432-51
Fee: $475
Instructor: Microknowledge

Students will learn to develop a WordPress website from the ground up. Topics include initial configuration, using the Dashboard, content management, extending WordPress and publishing a site. The course is recommended for individuals who have XHTML and website development knowledge and are interested in learning how to use WordPress to create and maintain a website. Click here to register.