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Update (April 23, 2017): Please note that the MS Office courses originally slated to start April 26 and 27 have been rescheduled to start May 31.  

Rhode Island College - Spring/Summer 2017

Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word 2016 

This is an introductory hands-on course on the basics of Microsoft Word. Students will learn the basics of the ribbon including creating and formatting of documents, tabs, tables, proper set up of business letters and memos, and mail merge. This course is intended to provide an introductory experience in the use of word processing in an office/management setting. After the course, the student should be able to analyze, design, and develop solutions to business problems using Microsoft Word 2016. 

Wednesdays May 31-Jul 26 | 1:00-4:00pm
(CONT 180C) 8 sessions | 24 contact hours
Continuing Education Units: 2.4 CEU |Fee: $350

 

 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 

This is an introductory hands-on course on the basics of Microsoft Excel. Students will learn the basics of the ribbon including creating and formatting of spreadsheets, creating formulas and functions and calculations, as well as producing professional charts from spreadsheets created by the student. After this course, the student should be able to analyze, design, and develop solutions to business problems using Microsoft Excel 2016.

Wednesdays, May 31-Jul 26 | 5:00-8:00pm
(CONT 250C) 8 sessions| 24 contact hours
Continuing Education Units: 2.4 CEU |Fee: $350

 

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and Professional Presentations 

Participants will learn how to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and also learn elements and techniques for making effective public presentations. Functions covered include use of design layout, slide transitions, custom animation, grouping text, inserting pictures from files and clip art, inserting YouTube videos, adding and deleting slides, formatting slides, adding page numbers and headers and footers. Presentation training includes ‘Presenting the Presentation’: scripting an introduction and conclusion and managing the elements of body language, eye contact, voice, articulation and tone. After this course, the student should be able to analyze, design, and develop solutions to business problems using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.

Thursdays, Jun 1-Jul 27 | 5:00-8:00pm
(CONT 280C) 8 sessions | 24 contact hours
Continuing Education Units: 2.4 CEU |Fee: $350

 

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Rhode Island College's Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of RIC and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies and organizations on and off campus. 

RIC’s continuing education, workforce development, professional development, personal enrichment and cultural/community programs serve adult students, immigrants and undocumented refugees, unemployed and underemployed members of the workforce, chief executives, nurses, PreK-12 teachers and administrators, social workers, childcare providers, English language learners and managers and supervisors in the public and private sectors.  Cultural and community initiatives include conference and event programming on issues and topics related to STEAM initiatives, sustainability, Native American culture, financial literacy content for K-12 teachers and women in higher education; programming for RI schoolchildren includes campus tours and presentations on sustainability that make use of RIC’s  Bee Education Center, campus garden and greenhouse. 

Summer and Early Spring sessions and faculty-led travel provide degree and nondegree undergraduate and graduate students with access to traditional, specialized and intensive courses offered to accelerate and maximize college study. 

PSCE units and programs include Continuing Education, Summer Sessions, Early Spring Session, Faculty-Led Travel, Outreach Programs, Career Development Center, RI STEAM Center, ESL Intensive and ExCEL Programs, Economic and Leadership Development, Sustainability Programs, Langevin Center for Design, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing and various cultural and community programs. 

PSCE needs, values and depends on our campus and community partners to support effective programs.  All CE courses and programs are offered in cooperation with RIC schools and departments.  For partnering agencies and organizations, PSCE provides assistance with establishing courses and workshops and with identifying College resources that support continuing education activities.  Rhode Island College has a long history of providing such assistance to business and industry and to public and private schools and agencies.