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Microsoft Excel 2013 Series Courses Begin Soon

[Tuesday, May 27, 2014]

The McHenry County College Workforce Community and Business Program offers hands-on computer training for home or office use. Registrations are being accepted for the Microsoft Office 2013 Excel series, scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 10, 12, 24, 26, July 8 and 10. This series consists of three levels of Excel courses; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.  These courses can be registered for individually at $165 each or as a series at $420 for all three; a cost savings of 15 percent. Course ID: NTC S25 002 is used to register for the series.

Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft that allow users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software as part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is compatible with other Office applications. Excel is the standard spreadsheet application for both the business world and personal use.

The Excel 2013 Basic course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, June 10 and 12. The course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. Topics covered include: Modifying a worksheet; Functions and formatting; Charts; Graphics and Printing. Use course ID: NTC S44 004 to register for the Basic course. 

The Excel 2013 Intermediate course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, June 24 and 26. This course will teach students how to work with large worksheets and use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently. Topics covered include: Advanced formatting, Outlining subtotals, Cell and range names, Data structure and tables, Web and sharing features, Documenting and auditing, and Application settings and templates. To register for the Intermediate course, use ID: NTC S45 003.

The Advanced course of Excel 2013 is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday July 8 and 10.  This course continues to build on the skills aquired in the Basic and Intermediate level courses. Topics include: Advanced Functions and formulas, Lookups and data tables, Advanced data management, Advanced charting,  PivotTables and PivotCharts, Exporting and importing data, and Analytical tools.  Use course ID: NTC S46 101 when registering.

All materials are included with the cost of the class. Participants must have a basic knowledge of a computer to attend these courses located at the McHenry County College Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry. To register, call (815) 455-8588.  For more information, contact the Center at (815) 455-8593 or

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