Learn to use this popular computer program for your job search or career exploration.
Microsoft Excel is a useful spreadsheet program that allows you to enter numbers or information into the rows or columns of a spreadsheet. These entries can be used for making calculations of difficult formulas easy, graphs, and statistical analysis.
While learning the basics of Microsoft Excel, learners gain from creating spreadsheets such as a Job Search Log in order to keep track of the positions they apply for (can also be used as a reporting tool). Other learners may discover a love for working with numbers and spreadsheets which may lead them to further education in fields such as Bookkeeping and Accounting. Topics include:
- Computer Basics Review
- Features & Activities
- Spreadsheet Development
- Saving Files
- Links to Community Resources
In this course, learners also get the chance to receive a second certificate, the final one being the Worker Health & Safety Awareness certificate, to add to their employment folder.
Connecting with other free, community sources of help is also made possible with guest speakers and a site visit. Note: Participants with computer mouse experience will gain deeper Microsoft Excel knowledge. Take advantage of free, quality instruction complimented by GCFLearnFree.org curriculum.
Learning at Tri-County Literacy Council means having a friendly and knowledgeable instructor to answer any questions you might have, show other examples, make learning easier, ensure you clearly understand how to do things and award you a program certificate for your employment portfolio.
Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.
A Few Words from our Learners
“I came into this course to refresh my skills in Microsoft Excel. I used the program many years ago and it never “clicked” for me. I now have a good understanding of the program and am very happy I took the course. Don’t hesitate! You will not regret your choice. Everyone at Tri-County Literacy Council is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. TCLC can help you improve your skills and confidence. I am a single mother trying to get back in the workforce. My skills are a bit outdated. Taking the Microsoft Excel course helped me be more confident with the program and myself. I feel better about my future. Thank you!”
“I can tell you that after taking this brief 6-week Microsoft Excel course, I can only speak highly of my instructor and tell anyone interested in going back to school (after 20 years away) that it’s OK. I felt welcomed and comfortable and well taught… A highlight of the course was the development of a Microsoft Excel document which allowed me to use the skills I had been taught with hands on practice.”
“Please call. They have helped me so much. I am sure of myself. Am not afraid of learning anymore.”
“Tri-County Literacy Council is a friendly, outgoing atmosphere to learn in. Everyone can learn something to take away in their learning/job seeking journey. I am more confident in my ability to find employment… My position was eliminated in July. I didn’t feel confident about finding a position in the job market given my age and length of time with my former employer. With the new skills I have acquired from the Microsoft Excel course, I feel I am much more confident and prepared for searching for employment within my field of expertise.”