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Computer Skills for the Office Certificate

About the Certificate and Courses

​Bring to your Office skills to a whole new level by diving into a suite set of powerful instructional courses. Excel with Excel, and move from the basics to an advanced level. Employ all of your newly-learned tips and tricks to unlock new dimensions from your data. Plus, expand your presentation prowess, with courses that deliver on the functional basics of the PowerPoint application while boosting your visual design skillset. Watch well-crafted video tutorials while reinforcing your learning with built-in knowledge checks, interactive exercises, and interactive games.

Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion. With this special pricing, you’ll get the Excel Basics course free and a cumulative discount of 38%, versus buying each course separately.

Estimated length: 18 hours
Access Time: 365 days
1.8 CEUs | Leadership PDUs: 2.25 | Technical PM PDUs: 6.75
Certificate Bundle Cost: $299.00  (38% off)

Computer Applications

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Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

Office Location: Ward Hall

Microsoft Word Basics

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

This is an introductory-level course designed to both build a foundation of essential skills in Microsoft Word and to gain a greater understanding of its interface and design elements. The course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Word, including writing, proofing, finalizing, and printing a document.

Excel Basics

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

This is an introductory-level course designed to both build a foundation of essential skills in Microsoft Word and to gain a greater understanding of its interface and design elements. The course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Word, including writing, proofing, finalizing, and printing a document.

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.

Online courses and certificates, 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.

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