Computer Training

Grant funding may be available for MS Excel, Business Computer Applications and Practical Computers for underemployed and/or unemployed Massachusetts residents.  For more information e-mail

MS Excel Certificate
From beginning to advanced functions, this course is designed to teach you the features of MS Excel. Upon successful completion you will be able to: create and format a worksheet; create formulas; manipulate and calculate data with advanced formulas, create and modify tables, present data with charts, analyze data using PivotTables, customize data, work with multiple workbooks, import and export data.  Pre-Req: -Students must be proficient with MS Windows & keyboarding in a PC environment.
24 hours  $330
May 29 - July 24    6p - 9p      Wednesday
No class July 3
Bedford Campus, Building Academic Resources, AR 101
Course Number:  TEC 759 30      CRN 13745
Professor:  TROCHE

Google Sheets
Are you or your organization new to Google Sheets? This course is for people new to Sheets or for those who have been learning Sheets on the fly and would like to fill in the gaps. Throughout the course participants will explore beginning to advanced features in the spreadsheet application, Google Sheets, that is free with a personal or organization’s Google account. Upon successful completion of this 6-week course, participants will be able to: navigate Google Sheets, create and save workbooks to the Google Drive, create and format data in worksheets, manipulate and calculate data using custom formulas or pre-formatted functions, present data using charts, apply conditional formatting to data sets, and create and analyze data using PivotTables. This course will also review tips & tricks for organizing file in your Google Drive. Go to   
for a more comprehensive list of skills that will be taught in the course and a 7-question questionnaire to use to determine if this course is for you.  Pre-Req: While this course is for students new to Google Sheets, students must have a proficient knowledge of computers (e.g. left/right mouse click, basic keyboarding, creating folders, saving files, and using email). $255
Next session dates TBA 

Business Computer Applications Certificate
This certificate course will prepare you for a position in offices where proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office suite is used. These positions include administrative assistant, customer service or data entry. Students will become proficient in computer skills such as file & folder management, system backup, device/printer setup, internet basics, password management along with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation, and calendar software packages. These tools are commonly used in most work environments today. (24 hours) $330
6/4 – 7/30           5:00pm - 8:00pm              Tuesday 
Bedford campus   Building:  Academic Resources, Room AR 101 Instructor:  Kelley
Course Number:  TEC 748 31       CRN: 13522
No class July 2

7/12 – 8/30        9:00am - 12:00pm            Friday
Lowell campus   Building: Cowan Center, Room LC 201     Instructor:  Kilroy
Course Number:  TEC 748 80       CRN: 13908

Practical Computers - An Intro to PC’s and Windows
This course is an introduction to the computer and computer applications via lecture and hands-on activities. We start with an overview of computer hardware, software, and networks that include the use of Microsoft Windows for running programs, the creation of folders, and file management. We continue with a focus on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Email, and the Internet. (12 hours) $219
4/25 – 5/16        5:00pm - 8:00pm             Thursday
Bedford campus, Building: Academic Resources, Room AR-102    Instructor Kelley
Course Number TEC 602 31         CRN 20121

6/7 – 6/28             9:00am - 12:00pm            Friday   
Lowell campus     Building: Cowan Center, Room LC 201
Course Number: TEC 602 80        CRN: 13723        
Instructor: Kilroy

8/6 – 8/27           5:00pm - 8:00pm              Tuesday
Bedford campus    Building: Academic Resources, Room AR 101  Course Number: TEC 602 31        CRN: 14072        
Instructor: Kelley


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