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

Student Testimonials

The videos went at a pace that was easy to keep up with and were very informative. --Taneighsha

Session Details

  • Class ID: 5917
  • Instructor: Betsy Flanagan
  • When: 6/4/18 - 6/29/18
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $195