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Certificate in Mastering Excel

Dates:September 3 - November 29, 2019
Meets:Online; work at your own pace
Instructor: LERN
Fee: $495.00  

An email invitation will be sent by the Wednesday prior to the course start date with details to login and manage your online course. Please NOTE: to eliminate the possibility of the email invitation filtering as spam, add teacher@ugotclass.org to your Safe Senders List. Call 440-525-7116 if you encounter any problems.

There are 19 openings remaining at this time.


Course Description


This is a three-course certificate series. Register for the series and save $90 off the cost of registering for each course individually.

This certificate is comprised of three courses, and each takes about a month to complete. Excel is a must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.

The instructors and mentors work closely with the class to not only teach the material, but to guide candidates as they work projects.

Mastering Excel (Level 1)

In this first level, examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success.

Intermediate Excel (Level 2)

This course will help you increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Find out how you can consolidate your data proficiently into readable rows and columns using different table designs and styles. Create a unique style for yourself to improve your spreadsheet appearance to make the content easier to understand for your target audience. Learn from the trainer on how beneficial it is to become more productive in generating different everyday business functions. Discover how easily pivot tables can be created to quickly summarize large amounts of data. Through this course, these tasks will make your work outstanding and unique in what you do.

Advanced Excel (Level 3)

Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.

About Your Instructors

With over 25 years’ experience in the IT field, John Rutledge has a BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Computer Programming as well as having received numerous certifications and awards. John was the Manager of a Technical Support Desk for a multinational for several years. Prior to that, he held roles as Project Lead on a national software implementation project, Systems Analyst and Programmer Analyst. Currently the owner of an IT Consultancy firm, John works regularly with businesses of all sizes to assist them in understanding and managing their data.

Cindy Miller has many years of current experience as a computer information systems adjunct instructor utilizing different instructional methods and information technology consultant assisting clients with computer support, training, database design and implementation. Cindy has been developing and teaching online courses curriculums relating to computer concepts, database management and Microsoft applications to assist individual achieve their academic goals and career objectives. She has a Management Information Systems/Management degree and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additional certifications include Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Certiport - IC3 GS4 (Internet Core Computing Certification).

How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.


For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


Discussion
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Still have questions? We are here for you! Call 440.525.7116 or send an e-mail to ceinfo@lakelandcc.edu and we will help in any way we can.

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