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Feb. 22, Saturday – Excel & Word: An Intro to the Basics

Posted by Dave Campbell

This free one day workshop gives those without experience in Microsoft Word and Excel the fundamental skills to begin exploring and learning. As bonus material we will also cover additional learning options and how to access funding including scholarships, grants, and student aid.

When: Saturday February 22nd
10am—2:30pm
Where: 715 Goldstream Ave.
    Westshore AOLCC Campus
Coffee, tea and snacks!

Parking: Plenty in the same building as Chinese Restaurant
Transit: #50 right by campus
Register: Below or…
Call: 250-391-6020
Email: westshore@aolcc.ca

Word Basics

MS Word - Microsoft 2010 - Beginner to Intermediate training
The fundamentals of MS Word
  • Creating a new document or opening an existing one
  • Using templates
  • The MS Word Interface
  • Formatting text and paragraphs
  • Adding and editing images
  • Headers and Footers
  • Saving your document and different formats
  • Bonus: Learning options and how to get the most from your learning style.

Excel Basics

MS Excel - Microsoft 2010 - Training in beginner to intermiate
The basics of MS Excel
  • Creating a new document or opening and existing one
  • Using templates
  • The MS Excel Interface
  • Formula fundamentals
  • Preset Formulas
  • Sorting data
  • Shortcuts for MS Suite
  • Saving your document and different formats
  • Bonus: How to access funding for your education. Scholarships, grants, student aid and loans.

Why get the basics of Microsoft Excel and Word? It’s hard to imagine an organization (private company, non-profit or government office) that doesn’t assume you have the fundamental skills of these two programs. Even if they use their own software, when training they will work on the assumption that you know these two and can build off that knowledge.

A fundamental understanding of word processing and spreadsheet documents is a great base to build on. This course covers only the most entry-level skills but it will give you some core skills. Even more importantly, you will walk away knowing if you need more training in the future. You never know, you may discover a passion for one or both of these programs!

Academy of Learning Westshore offers a variety of programs, certificates, and diplomas that include Word and Excel training from beginner through to Super Power User. Just some include:

Note: It is recommended that attendees have very fundamental computer skills such as use of the mouse and keyboard, how to open a folder, and very basic navigation around the desktop.

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