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FSU Center for Community Partnerships Offers Computer, Business Workshops
08/18/2004

Frostburg State University's Center for Community Partnerships will offer workshops in September and October on a variety of Microsoft programs, as well as writing business plans.

Microsoft PowerPoint I will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 7. An introduction to the presentation software wizard, which enables the user to construct presentations quickly and easily. Slide backgrounds, changes in master fonts, graphics and layout will be covered, as well as importing pictures, sound animating slides and images, and deleting and moving slides.

Microsoft PowerPoint II will be offered Thursday, Sept. 9. An introduction to the multimedia and interactive features of PowerPoint. Participants will work to build an animated/progressive slide to use to organize a group discussion or learning experience and will learn to import slides from another presentation, create hyperlinks to Web sites, other slides and other files.

Microsoft Word: Fundamentals I will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 14. Students will learn to use rulers and tabs and to establish simple tables for layout. Fonts, colors, highlighting and graphic features, as well as importing and manipulating a graphic, will also be covered.

Microsoft Word Fundamentals II: Advanced will be offered Thursday, Sept. 16. Learn backgrounds, creating and manipulating text and using graphic boxes, layout and creating templates.

Microsoft Excel 2000 I: Building Spreadsheets will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 21. This class is an introduction to the power of Excel, which enables the user to build, maintain and utilize analytical tools. Excel's formulas, tables and "what-if" scenarios are user-friendly. Learn to build a basic spreadsheet and develop workbooks.

Microsoft Excel 2000 II: Intermediate Spreadsheets will be offered Thursday, Sept. 23. Progress from basic to intermediate/advanced features of MS Excel. Continue building, maintaining and utilizing the analytical tools and "what-if" scenarios of the software. Continue to learn advanced formulas and how to further build intermediate to advanced spreadsheets.

Microsoft Word Advanced will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 5. Advanced topics covered specific to the needs of the participants.

Microsoft Access 2000 I: Building Databases will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 12. Learn how to develop a database to collect information that is related to a particular subject or purpose, such as tracking customer orders or maintaining a music collection. Learn to track information from a variety of sources that you have to coordinate and organize yourself. You will be introduced to Access wizard, which helps beginners develop working databases.

Microsoft Access II: Advanced will be offered Thursday, Oct. 14. Learn how to develop a database to collect information, build reports, query development and advanced tables without the use of the Access wizard.

Business Plan Development will be offered Monday, Oct. 18. The purpose of a business plan is to recognize and define a business opportunity, to describe how that opportunity will be seized by the management team, and to demonstrate that the business is feasible and worth the effort. One size does not fit all -- the length of an effective business plan can vary widely based on the complexity of the opportunity, familiarity of the industry and financing details, among other factors.

Microsoft Excel 2000 I: Building Spreadsheets will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 19. This class is an introduction to the power of Excel, which enables the user to build, maintain and utilize analytical tools. Excel's formulas, tables and "what-if" scenarios are user-friendly. Learn to build a basic spreadsheet and develop workbooks.

Microsoft Excel 2000 II: Intermediate Spreadsheets will be offered Thursday, Oct. 21. Progress from basic to intermediate/advanced features of MS Excel. Continue building, maintaining and utilizing the analytical tools and "what-if" scenarios of the software. Continue to learn advanced formulas and how to further build intermediate to advanced spreadsheets.

All classes are in Framptom 208 from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call (301) 687-4008. The cost of the class is $25 per session. Make check payable to FSU-CCP.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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