laptop computer displaying Excel screenContinuing Education is offering a course in Microsoft Excel starting Jan. 17.

Course to provide introduction to spreadsheet program

The Continuing Education course “Introduction to Microsoft Excel” dives into fundamentals of using Microsoft Excel and provides practical lessons for daily use. Emphasis is placed on practicality by employing tutorials and using the framework for a business case to illustrate the real-world application of the course content.

In six sessions, participants will demonstrate a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel’s functionality, apply Excel functions in a given business scenario, and employ tools to present and analyze business data. Learners will also explore the basic syntax of Microsoft Visual Basic within the context of macro code and develop the skills to record and write simple code for macros.

Participants can expect to complete a combination of short assignments and activities during the course. Regular online participation is also required for successful completion.

The course is instructed by Connor Hasegawa, a second-year law student at McGill University. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor and conducted research on leadership and organizational behaviour within innovative teams throughout the course of his degree. Hasegawa has participated in substantial Excel-related course redesign at the Odette School of Business and has developed and taught several courses on Excel.

Working professionals and students alike are encouraged to complete this course to build in-demand skills to navigate this universal, widely-used software program, and apply it to any personal or professional setting.

The course is online, and runs Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The course fee is $175+HST and is eligible for the OSAP 2021-22 Micro-credentials Application. UWindsor alumni, staff, and students are entitled to a discount. Visit the Continuing Education website or email for details.