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

Instructional Delivery

  • Face-to-face in a lab


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


Required Tools

  • Online and in class students need access to Microsoft Excel 2016 outside lab/class time to work on assignments, projects, or other course work. This software may be downloaded from Microsoft



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


  • 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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8:30AM to 4:30PM
Apr 20, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $575.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Microsoft Excel 2016 Core Certification Guide
Edition: 2016
Publisher: CCI Learning
ISBN: 978-1-55332-473-7

For print copy:  Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

For e-book: Visit CCI Learning 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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