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Computer Training

Beginner’s PowerPoint

Along with public speaking skills, a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint is a must-have for giving an effective presentation.

Those new to PowerPoint can get their start in QVCC’s new Beginner’s PowerPoint class. In just three hours, students will learn how to create a basic PowerPoint presentation and will be ready to move on to more advanced features in our PowerPoint Bells & Whistles class.


  • Choosing A Document Theme And Variant
  • Creating A Title Slide
  • Formatting Characters
  • Adding New Slides, Changing Slide Layouts, And Changing The Theme
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Making Changes To Slide Text Content
  • Adding Transitions

Fall 2019 Schedule

December 4
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Room E236

PowerPoint Bells & Whistles

Turn a good presentation into a great one by learning the bells & whistles of Microsoft PowerPoint. Those with a basic knowledge of PowerPoint will learn to make their presentations more dynamic and captivating through the use of advanced imagery effects, animations, videos, and transitions.


  • Enhancing w/ pictures, shapes and WordArt
  • Advanced transitions
  • Adding photo effects
  • Modifying placeholders
  • Adding media to slides
  • Animating slide content
  • Customizing slide elements

Fall 2019 Schedule

December 11
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Room E236

Does your job or new career require you to work with Microsoft Excel?

Get started today with this introductory course that utilizes Microsoft Excel 2016. Topics covered include creating, saving, and editing basic spreadsheets.

Fall 2019 Schedule


Tuesday & Thursday
November 12 & 14
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Room E236

Are you ready to master Excel’s intermediate functions and features?

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create and work with charts, pivot tables, and templates. The course will also focus on tips and tricks to ensure your spreadsheet looks great for that next meeting or presentation.

Fall 2019 Schedule

November 18 & 25
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Room E236

Do you want to gain a basic understanding of Microsoft Word?

Get started today with this 6-hour introductory course that utilizes Microsoft Word 2016. By the end of this overview, you will learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, including creating, saving, and editing basic letters, documents, and contracts.

Ready to dive deeper into Microsoft Word?

By the end of this 6-hour overview course, you will learn many intermediate features of Microsoft Word, including creating tables, newsletters, mail merges, templates, and more.

Does your business need accounting software?

Get started mastering the widely used 2015 version of Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software. Students will learn basic QuickBook features, including company set-up, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reports, inventory, and more.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays
November 4 – 13
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Room E236

Designed for any employee who uses email in the workplace, this program reinforces essential skills for professional email etiquette and composition. Special emphasis will be placed on using emotional intelligence to craft audience- and scenario-specific messages.


I. Preparing To Write Your Email

Students will begin by reviewing the essential questions that must be asked and answered prior to writing an email.

II. Writing – Revising – Sending

Students will next dive into tips, tools, and best practices for writing, reviewing, and revising emails.

III. Simulation Exercises

Using the tools outlined above, students will participate in simulations in which they practice writing the most appropriate email for real-world workplace scenarios, including:

  • Sending an urgent request to a very busy co-worker
  • Reminding a co-worker of an upcoming deadline
  • Letting your boss know that they made a mistake
  • Documenting a workplace incident for future reference
  • Responding to a last-minute request/delivering bad news
  • Responding to an unhappy customer

Fall 2019 Schedule
December 2 & 9
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room E236

 What Do Other Companies Have To Say? 

QVCC’s new Emailing Excellence workshop was recently held for the first time at Miyoshi America. We asked Miyoshi employees to tell us what they found most valuable about the training:

  • The instructor gave good examples, answered all questions, and seemed eager to make the training appropriate and specific for our company
  • The section on spelling corrections will be a great use
  • Everything was very important for me. I’m new in my position and it will help me a lot.
  • Very obvious you have been doing this for a long time. Great presentation, calm  and pleasant speaking voice and demeanor. Informative. Interesting.

Contact Us

Andrew Morrison Director of Business & Industry Services amorrison@qvcc.edu 860.932.4360

Director of Business & Industry Services