Course Code: GES844
Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to succeed in a business setting. Understand the basics of office technology, how to further your career, and best practices for time management.
Cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to enter date, format worksheets, and use formulas. Move on to intermediate and advanced offerings of the software, including working with lists and illustrations, recording and using macros, and understanding new features.
Create a Microsoft Word document and learn how to input text and images, how to edit documents, and the various functions of the toolbar. Continue on to intermediate and advanced Word functions, including protecting documents, how to manage mailings, and comparing and combining documents.
Learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation. Use basic functions to format presentations, add text and images, and more. You’ll also cover advanced functionality like using special effects, incorporating SmartArt, and how to share and secure a presentation.
Understand Microsoft Outlook and how to best use its functions. In addition to learning basic messaging techniques, learn how to organize contacts, work with the calendar, use a signature or theme, and how to work within multiple email accounts.
Receive an overview of the Microsoft Access user interface and learn the fundamentals. You’ll cover tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and more.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.
Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to information stored on the computer. They should also have an ability to manage files and folders.
This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 9 and later browsers. We highly recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. Click Here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Flash Player. Students will need to have the Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Suite or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Suite to complete the course.
*Students can also have 2016 version; however, it is not recommended as there may some differences and students may be unable to properly complete exercises. Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.
No, this program cannot be taken on a Mac.
No additional materials are required for this program.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive six (6) months to complete this program.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.