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Computer Training

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers a wide variety of computer training addressing a broad range of needs, from the beginner to the experienced user. Hands-on training at individual computer workstations is conducted by experienced Penn State instructors. This training is available to individuals in a group session, as one-to-one instruction, or as workshops arranged for companies at their work sites.

In-demand topics include current versions of Windows, Office 2010-2013, and Photoshop, all of which are available at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Please call Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or send email to wbce@outreach.psu.edu if you are interested in enrolling or would like more information about these programs. Or contact us to discuss how one-to-one training could meet your needs.


Transitioning Into Office 2013

This hands-on workshop covers various basics to successfully navigate Office 2013, Microsoft’s newest version of its popular productivity applications suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Users making the transition from a previous version of Office are the focus of this workshop, but Office newcomers will also gain useful skills.

Skills to be covered include:

  • Examine enhanced interface components.
  • Identify tools in the Backstage view.
  • Perform Ribbon customization and explore printing options.
  • Explore new features in Word, Excel, Access,and PowerPoint.
  • Discover essential online resources to expand your Office 2013 skills.

Automating Excel 2013 Tasks With Macros

This hands-on workshop covers various techniques to take your existing Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 skill set to a higher level.

Specific topics include:

  • Learn how to automate tasks using the macro recorder and incorporate macros into your workflow.
  • Explore the macro programming language (Visual Basic for Application [VBA]) through several examples.
  • Learn how to create a VBA-based function, which can serve as a useful alternative to Excel’s built-in functions.

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