Course Description

Microsoft Excel Level 1 has been designed to reinforce workforce skills. Students learn to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations.

Students work on real-world problems like the ones they will encounter in the workplace ensuring they are ready for real professional challenges.

Course Details


Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2866)

Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Obtain a basic introduction to Excel
  • Navigate around the Excel workbook and worksheet
  • Create and save a workbook
  • Enter data into a worksheet
  • Work with files in Excel
  • Make changes to date in a worksheet
  • Change the structure of a worksheet
  • Add and remove worksheets to a workbook
  • Obtain an introduction to and use simple formulas in a worksheet
  • Display and print formulas in a worksheet
  • Format cells and numbers in a worksheet
  • Emphasize different worksheet areas
  • Apply range names
  • Preview and print worksheets
  • Customize the page setup for printing worksheets

Topics of Instruction

  • Working with Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Using Office Backstage
  • Using Basic Formulas
  • Using Functions
  • Formatting Cells and Ranges
  • Formatting Worksheets
  • Managing Worksheets


  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives

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