Microsoft Excel

Learn how to use the most important program for data entry and storage


Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace.

From the viewpoint of the employer, particularly those in the field of information systems, the use of Excel as an end-user computing tool is essential. Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.

About the Course

This course will cover the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells, ranges, and tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects. Participants will be sufficiently proficient to address managing data import and export, cleaning and entering data, understanding advanced functions, analyzing and presenting data, conditional formatting, basic charts and pivot tables.

Participants who successfully finish the course will have been exposed to the skills needed to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate certification exam for Excel 2019.

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  • Spring class dates: April 19 - May 5
  • Summer class dates: May 11 - June 27
  • 3 week course with asynchronous content and 6 live online training sessions, plus a full practice test.
  • Live sessions meet 2 days/week via WebEx. Mondays & Wednesdays, 12-2 pm EST
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 and PC is required.
  • Course includes taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Associate certification test (Exam MO-200).

Career Development

The University of Cincinnati provides all students as part of our certification programs access to career development tools and services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, including 1 on 1 career counseling and support. Students who complete our programs gain access to exclusive job boards, resume review tools, personal branding tools, and career guidance including resume reviews, networking, and interview skills.

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The TechCred application period opens April 1 and closes on April 30 at 3 pm. 

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No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online! Read more.

About Your Instructor

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Joshua J Monson

Program Manager, UCBA Student Life