Course Descriptions

Microsoft Excel Course

What You Will Learn

This course covers all of Excel’s essential features and shows you how to use it to prepare budgets, manage and analyze data, and make charts. Class discussion and hands-on exercises teach you to —

  • Use mouse shortcuts for “drag-and-drop” editing and Autofill,
  • Write and edit formulas,
  • Autofill formulas and specify absolute cell references,
  • Insert and delete rows and columns, set column width and row height and merge cells,
  • Set font, size and style for text,
  • Align, wrap and rotate text,
  • Add cell borders and cell shading,
  • Set number formats,
  • Specify print options, including page size, orientation, print area, headers and footers, rows and columns to repeat and output scaling,
  • Sort and filter data,
  • Use the SUM function, and
  • Create, edit and format charts.

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with Advanced Excel class for discounted package price of $430.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Why You Should Take This Class

Excel has a lot of power, but you have to know how to use it to take advantage of all it can do. This workshop not only shows you HOW, but also explains WHY so you can apply what you learn to your own projects.

The goal is to show you how to harness the power of Excel to get your work done efficiently.

The course will answer the following questions:

  • How do I write and edit Excel formulas?
  • What and where are my options for formatting worksheets, cells and their contents?
  • Why do Excel formulas sometimes have dollar signs to make cell references absolute, and when should I use them?
  • How can I sort and filter worksheet data?
  • What is the easiest way to make a chart from data?

Class Location

Dates and Registration


No prior Excel experience is required, but students should have a working knowledge of mouse and menu-based computer applications, and the Windows or Macintosh operating system.

Related Classes and Consulting

There is an Advanced Excel class for people who want to go to the next level.

Specialized workshops on Excel Charts, Excel Dashboards, Excel Macros, Pivot Tables and Excel Power Pivot provide in-depth treatment of specific topics.

Consulting, private classes and one-on-one training are also available. Our Excel Topics Page offers suggestions of subjects for private classes and one-on-one sessions. If you’re interested in something that’s not listed, let us know — we’ll likely be able to help you with it.

The Excel Services page has additional information about all our Excel offerings.

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Microsoft Excel Course Outline, Updated October 26, 2021.