VGCC offers Office Computer Skills training

Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for “Today’s Office: Computer Skills,” a course designed to teach employees to use the software programs commonly used in local workplaces. The class is scheduled to meet Monday-Friday 9 a.m. until noon, March 11 through May 31, 2013. Classes will meet in room 7136 of Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

Students will receive a total of 177 hours of instruction in the 2010 versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access, including practice projects that utilize key features of the those programs. The course will teach the student to integrate the various applications with one another to fully utilize their interface capabilities.

“This course is excellent for unemployed workers who need additional computer skills or who need to learn Microsoft Office programs in order to re-enter the job market,” said VGCC Computer Center coordinator Laura Peace. “Every worker in the workforce today must have good computer skills to remain competitive and to perform everyday tasks, and even for those who already have some experience, this class offers instruction in the numerous changes that Microsoft made in their most recent updates to these programs.”

The cost of the course includes a registration fee of $175, plus $7 in other college fees. For one course per semester, registration fees are waived for N.C. resident seniors, ages 65 and above.

For more information and to register, call VGCC at (252) 738-3417 or 738-3324.