Frostburg State University's Center for Community Partnerships will offer workshops in October on a variety of Microsoft programs and on developing business plans. The workshops are:
Microsoft Excel 2000 I: Building Spreadsheets will be offered Monday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m. in Framptom 208. 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. Instructor will be Dennis Buskirk.
Microsoft Excel 2000 II: Intermediate Spreadsheets will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Framptom 208. 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. Instructor will be Dennis Buskirk.
Microsoft Access 2000: Building Databases will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Framptom 208. 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. Instructor will be Dennis Buskirk.
Microsoft PowerPoint I will be offered Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Framptom 208. Participants will be introduced to the presentation software wizard, which enables presentations to be constructed quickly and easily. Slide backgrounds, changes in master fonts, graphics and layout, importing pictures and sound, animating slides and images, as well as deleting and moving slides, will be covered. Instructor will be Dennis Buskirk.
Business Plan Development will be offered Friday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Framptom 318. 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. Instructor will be Dr. Keramat Poorsoltan.
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.