VGCC Computer classes scheduled to start in September at Main Campus

Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for popular, short-term computer courses scheduled to start in late September on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

One course, “Graphics for Business Presentations,” is scheduled to meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. Participants in the course will learn how to use the Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher programs to create dynamic slide presentations and printed materials in office and corporate settings. These programs help those without graphic design experience to create professional-quality communication pieces.

A course on the Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 software is scheduled for Tuesday nights from 6 until 10 p.m., Sept. 25 through Oct. 30. Students will familiarize themselves with the popular word processing and spreadsheet programs, which were significantly updated in their most recent versions. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are two of the most widely used software programs in the workforce today. Knowledge of these programs is frequently listed as a requirement in job postings.

The “Beginner’s Guide to Computers & Internet” class is scheduled for Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sept. 27 through Nov. 1. Exploring the Windows 7 operating system, novice students will be introduced to the common components and many uses of personal computers. Students will also learn effective ways to make the most of the Internet in their daily lives through the use of common search tools.

For each course, the registration fee is $65, with other college fees totaling $7.

Registration fees are waived for N.C. resident seniors, ages 65 and above, for one course per semester. For more information and to register for any computer courses, call VGCC at (252) 738-3417 or (252) 738-3324.