Class Overview

Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

How comfortable are you with using the Microsoft Office suite of applications?

Possessing a working knowledge of the most-used software package in the world is no longer a nice-to-have skill!

Most organizations expect their employees to be able to create, edit and manage the following:

  • Presentations in MS PowerPoint
  • Documents in MS Word
  • Email and calendars in MS Outlook
  • Spreadsheets in MS Excel

Regularly updated so that you can stay current with the most up-to-date versions of this software, you'll have the opportunity to learn and master the most common tasks, enabling you to work faster and more efficiently.

During this course, you'll:

  • Learn the fundamental computer competencies you need to succeed in today’s workplace
  • Learn how to operate Excel as a spreadsheet creation and management tool
  • Learn how to operate Word as a document creation and management tool
  • Learn how to operate PowerPoint as a presentation creation and management tool
  • Learn how to operate Outlook as a communications and scheduling tool
  • Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets, PowerPoint presentation, Word files, and Outlook emails
  • Explore how Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook integrate with each other

Take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging!

Course Outline

Introduction to Microsoft Word

  • Explore the different parts of the Word document and document navigation
  • Learn how to format paragraphs, line spacing and fonts
  • Add and modify bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, page numbers and page breaks
  • Insert graphical elements including drawing objects, pictures, and charts
  • Utilize proofing features like spell check and grammar check
Introduction to Microsoft Excel

  • Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation
  • Understand cells and their makeup and how to populate, format and merge cells
  • Create and manage formulas, tables, charts, and multiple worksheet “workbooks”
  • Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Explore the different parts of the PowerPoint presentation
  • Understand slides and their makeup
  • Create, Insert and format slides
  • Insert and modify text, tables, charts, graphics, videos and images
Microsoft Outlook

  • Understand Outlook navigation and how the various aspects work together
  • View, create and respond to email messages; format emails and set signature(s)
  • Email etiquette: CC, BCC, threads, quoting and textual interpretation
  • Navigate and search email folders
  • Set email forwarding and filtering rules
  • Request and edit appointments and respond to meeting requests

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Understand how to use Excel to create effective spreadsheets for use in business
  • Understand how to use Word to create effective documents for use in business
  • Understand how to use PowerPoint to create effective presentations for use in business
  • Understand how to use Outlook to manage communication and scheduling
  • Know how Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook integrate with each other and can be used together

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Professionals who would like to bring their existing MS Office skills up to date
  • Anyone seeking a new position who would like to enhance their skills and resume

Session Details

  • Class ID: 5917
  • Instructor: Betsy Flanagan
  • When: We're not offering this class right now, but we will again in the future. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates, or sign up for our email list to receive news on upcoming classes. Thank you!
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $195