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One-day computer workshops to be offered in November

Oct 26 2017

Dr. Jeanne Symanoskie teaching a computer workshop.

New River Community College will offer several one-day workshops on Microsoft Office computer programs in November.

“PowerPoint: Advanced” will extend participants’ knowledge of PowerPoint to use slide masters, and apply effects such as transitions and timings. Other concepts include working with images, media files, animation, SmartArt, tables, charts, create action buttons and equations. Participants will also integrate other Microsoft Office files, embed and link external resources, and create hyperlinks. This workshop is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 143 at the college’s NRV Mall site in Christiansburg (#8674).

“Word: Advanced” will cover performing mail merge, and creating forms, master documents, table of contents, footnotes and indexes. Students will also create macros, customize the ribbon and set Word options. The workshop will be held in Christiansburg on Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 143 at the college’s NRV Mall site (#8668). It is also offered in Dublin on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 238 Edwards Hall at NRCC (#8662).

“Access: Advanced” participants will learn features and functions of Access such as querying with SQL, using crosstab, parameter, and action queries, creating and running macros, importing, exporting and linking database objects, optimizing a database, and basic database security. This workshop is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 238 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin (#5672).

“Excel: Advanced” will use features of Excel to create and enhance PivotTables, use advanced functions, use Goal Seek and analysis tools and create macros. PivotTables are used to analyze and compare large amounts of data. The workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 238 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin (#8665).

Tuition is $115 per workshop which will prepare individuals for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

For online registration, visit www.nr.edu/workforce, Classes & Programs, Non Credit Course Offerings and then search for the class ID number. More information is available at (540) 674-3613.

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

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