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Continuing Education

The Fast Track

Don’t have time to take a multi-week class? Try our Fast Track classes and learn all the basic need-to-know information regarding Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Upon completion of these one-day courses you will have learned the fundamentals of each program and how to navigate them with ease!

Word Basic Skills

This accelerated course introduces you to Word's window components, using the Help system and navigating documents. Next, you will enter and edit text, create and save documents, and enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. You will also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics.  There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Meets: One Thursday, Sep 11, 8:30 am-5 pm; BRCC Harrisonburg Center
Instructor: Pat Quick
Fee: $145
(#56163)

PowerPoint Basic Skills

This accelerated course covers the basic functions and features of PowerPoint. After an introduction to PowerPoint's window components and Help system, you will focus on creating, saving, and rearranging presentations. Next you will format text, use drawing objects, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts. You will then use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects. Finally, you will proof, run, and print presentations.

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Meets: One Thursday, Oct 16, 8:30 am-5 pm; BRCC Harrisonburg Center
Instructor: Pat Quick
Fee: $145
(#56192)

Excel Basic Skills

The focus of this accelerated course is to teach the basic functions and features of Excel. After an introduction to spreadsheet terminology and Excel's window components, you will explore using the Help system and navigating worksheets and workbooks. Then you will enter and edit text, values, formulas, and pictures, as well as saving workbooks in various formats. You will also move and copy data, learn about absolute and relative references, and work with ranges, rows, and columns. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Finally, you will create and modify charts, and learn how to manage large workbooks.

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Meets: One Thursday, Nov 6, 8:30 am-5 pm; BRCC Harrisonburg Center
Instructor: Pat Quick
Fee: $145
(#56199)

Get Started with Google Forms

With Google Forms you can create free, online surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registration forms, and many more data collection tools. Learn how to create forms with many types of questions, share forms with others, collect data, and analyze and use the results. An active Google account is needed; please bring logins and passwords to class.

Meets: One Thursday, Nov 20, 2-4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee:
$59 (#56237)

What’s New in Office 2013 Series  

Curious about what has changed in the newest version of Office? If you’re already comfortable with Word, Excel, or Outlook, but a bit wary about the modifications in the 2013 version of the software, these two-hour sessions will help you become comfortable with the changes, or help you decide if you should make the switch!

What’s New in Outlook 2013

Meets: One Thursday, Sep 18, 2-4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee: $59
(#56203)

What’s New in Word 2013

Meets: One Thursday, Oct 16, 2-4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee: $59
(#56209)

What’s New in Excel 2013

Meets: One Thursday, Oct 30, 2-4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Lesley Bayne
Fee: $59
(#56225)