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Computer Applications

Technology has revolutionized business communications and workers across all industries are now expected to demonstrate, at the very least, a basic level of computer literacy. In addition to understanding how to search the Internet and use word processing programs, workers can expand their career potential by mastering more advanced computer applications, such as spreadsheets and slideshows. Focusing on Microsoft Office software, these courses will guide learners through the tools and techniques needed to create products that both inform and impress.

Courses include:

  • Excel Advanced Skills
  • Excel Basics
  • Excel Tips & Tricks
  • PowerPoint for Business
  • Visual PowerPoint
Computer Applications

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Professional Development Institute

Excel Basics

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs | 3 PDUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

As big data continues to change the way businesses operate and drive strategy, the ability to efficiently and effectively organize and analyze data is crucial. Managers need to be able to utilize tools to identify trends and help make better business decisions. Microsoft’s Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software to organize and manage data related to business operations. This course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Excel, including data entry, basic formula calculations, and formatting and style operations. During the course, you will learn how to build a spreadsheet from scratch and gain a greater understanding of the most popular Excel commands and functions.

Excel Advanced Skills

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Cost: $79.00

This course designed for the learner who already has a solid understanding of Excel’s basic tools and functions. The course teaches learners some of the more advanced skills and features available in Excel, which may be useful in data analysis. These skills include style templates, conditional formatting, data validation, data manipulation, and pivot tables.

Excel Tips & Tricks

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

This course features 25 of the most popular Excel tip and tricks for both novice and advanced Excel users. In this course, you will learn time-saving techniques to boost efficiency, increase productivity and workflow, and improve and advance your skills. Topics include data entry, data organization, data cleaning, elements of style, data sorting, data filtering, and spreadsheet display tips. This course also covers three of the most popular lookup and reference functions: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and Find + Replace.

PowerPoint for Business

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs | 3 PDUs
Cost: $79.00

As technology continues to change the way that we engage in business communications, the art of presenting has also undergone a shift. No longer can presenters rely solely on their spoken words to deliver their messages. Now, audiences expect to see multimedia slideshows that both inform and entertain. This course will consider how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations using Microsoft’s PowerPoint software. It includes practical tips and examples for mapping the presentation, incorporating research, using templates, selecting visual elements, and delivering the presentation.

Visual PowerPoint

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

In today’s professional landscape, PowerPoint presentations can be effective platforms for sharing information and garnering audience interest and support. At the same time, a poorly designed PowerPoint slideshow can quickly turn an audience away. By focusing on how to apply basic design principles to slideshow creation, this course will help learners use Microsoft’s PowerPoint 365 software to build visually engaging slideshow presentations. Learners will consider how to select images and photographs for use in slides, the importance of arrangement and placement of images, the use of tools, methods for presenting data, and the selection of colors and fonts that increase the readability of content.

Certificate courses, offered by a trusted partner, are self-paced and can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere from a computer with an internet connection. Courses are engaging and include real-world examples, videos, interactive games, assessments, and focused instruction. An "Ask the Expert" feature allows you to pose course-related questions and receive feedback within 24 hours. Courses are accessible, customizable, integrated, printable and mobile-friendly.

Keystone College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and a refund will be processed. Requests for refunds for withdrawals must be submitted in writing five days prior to the start of the program. Refunds will not be issued for failure to attend a program.

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