Excel: Basics

Bob BruceWe offer two different courses of Microsoft Excel courses through Bob Bruce, an instructor who has trained people on Microsoft products for more than 20 years. 

Each course takes 3.5 hours. Participants are expected to supply their own laptop, mouse and webcam for this course.

For human resource professionals, each course provides 3.5 professional development credits for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Excel Level 1:  Practical Excel

  • Getting started: Exploring the Excel environment
  • Navigating, managing worksheets, and views
  • Worksheet layout, entering and modifying Data
  • Creating formulas and using basic functions
  • Formatting cells, themes and cell styles
  • Printing worksheets

Excel Level 2: Working with Data

  • Understanding types of data
  • Filtering and sorting 
  • Excel tables
  • Advanced Formulas: logic and summarizing functions (COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, VLOOKUP)
  • Pivot tables and pivot charts
  • Using the Data Model with pivot tables

Feedback from attendees

  • Bob was a great trainer with a wealth of knowledge.  His experience and ability to relate the topics to real life was great.  He kept our audience's attention in what could have been a fairly flat topic.
  • It was helpful to learn how unintimidating Excel can be.
  • Great investment of time and money.  Nice job!
  • I loved the multiple shortcuts used to save time
  • The workbook will help cement all we have learned.
  • The class was excellent!
  • The pivot tables portion was all new to me and will benefit my day to day Excel use.
  • Vlookup and pivot tables were very helpful
  • The class was very helpful and exactly what I expected.  Thank you!
  • The examples were great.  I really enjoyed the entire presentation.
  • Loved the shortcuts and new features!
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Level 1 and Level 2 

We require that participants utilize the video feature during the training session so the instructor can monitor your experience. To further enhance your experience, we suggest you have two monitors but it is not required.

June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 19  (Virtual)

  • Excel 1: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Excel 2: 1-5 p.m.
  • Excel 1 and 2: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (break 12-1 p.m.)
Cost: Early-bird registration fee applies 2 weeks prior. Registration closes 1 week prior
  • $130 early bird; $150 regular cost for one session
  • $105 St. Cloud State students for one session
  • $210 for both sessions

Alternate registration

Cancellation Policy:  

  • A full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued if request is made one week prior to the class.
  • No refunds will be provided if request to cancel is after one week prior to the class.

Questions:  Kassidi Andres, 320-308-5759

We customize

We can tailor courses to meet the needs of your business or group and offer them at the SCSU Welcome Center or a location of your choice.

Contact: pace@stcloudstate.edu; 320-308-4252.