VGCC Computer classes scheduled at Main Campus in May

Vance-Granville Community College is currently registering students for several popular computer continuing education courses starting in May on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

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

A course on the Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 software is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6 until 10 p.m., May 14 through June 18. 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 instructor for the course is Laura Peace, coordinator of VGCC’s Occupational Extension Computer Center.

The “Beginner’s Guide to Computers & Internet: Windows 7” is scheduled for Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 16 through June 20. Exploring the Windows 7 operating system, novice students will get an introduction 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. Peace is also the instructor for this course.

Another course, “QuickBooks for Small Business,” which introduces students to the powerful accounting software, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m., May 22 through June 27. Students will learn the types of information that businesses need to track and how to enter and track that information in QuickBooks. In addition, students will learn to invoice customers, record payments for customers, pay bills to outside vendors, manage inventory and analyze financial data. VGCC Accounting instructor Karen Feezor will teach this course.

Finally, “Graphics for Small Business” is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 28 through July 9. Participants in the course will learn how to use the Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher programs to create dynamic slide presentations and printed materials for business purposes. These programs help those without graphic design experience to create professional-quality communication pieces. Amy O’Geary, an instructor for VGCC’s Office Administration curriculum program, teaches this course.