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CSP100 Keyboarding on the Computer
Do you need to learn the keyboard to use computers more effectively? If you have little or no keyboarding experience, you will gain speeds from 25+ words per minute. With previous training, you can increase speed and advance to higher topics. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP105 Microsoft Word: Level 2
Ready to move beyond the basics? Learn how to create, sort, and modify tables, format styles and bookmarks, work with section breaks, insert graphic objects, work with advanced headers and footers, navigate with hyperlinks, create templates, format columns, create footnotes and endnotes, insert a table of figures, and create charts and diagrams. Prerequisite: A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP108 Microsoft Excel: Level 2
Expand your Excel knowledge. Topics include tables, templates, linking sheets and workbooks, range names, database filter and sorts, subtotals and outlines, pivot tables, and macros. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel: Level 1 or equivalent experiences. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP115 Microsoft Excel: Level 1
Shave off hours of your work time! Create budget and expense reports by entering and copying formulas and functions. Format spreadsheets with different fonts, styles, shading, and color. Create and print colorful bar, line, and pie graphs. Use the database functions to sort and print records. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Must have some experience with Windows and the keyboard. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP116 Microsoft Word: Level 1
Have some typing skills, are familiar with the keyboard and Windows? Time to take it to the next level. Learn to create, format, and print all types of documents. Discuss file management, text management, formatting and much more. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP177 Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1
Welcome to the world of presentation graphics. Create professional looking overheads, slides, signs and on-screen presentations. Explore creating, viewing, editing and formatting through the use of fonts, color, clip art and drawing tools. Review bar graphs, pie graphs and organization charts. Must have some experience with Windows and the keyboard. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP240 Introduction to the Computer
An ideal beginner's class. From computer hardware basics to exploring Windows and Office 2016 (including Word). Learn through hands-on sessions to open, close, size and switch between windows; create, edit, format, save and print a document. Build the necessary foundation for further study in computers. Knowledge of the keyboard is necessary.
CSP255 Microsoft Access: Level 1
CSP291 File Management Proficiency
Create, delete, restore, rename, and copy files and folders. Organize and keep track of your files and folders more efficiently using 'My Computer' and the file manager 'Explorer'. Become proficient in using a flash drive to store files and folders and transfer to another computer. Use a network drive and hierarchy to locate files and folders. Create shortcuts and perform searches. Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to the Computer or equivalent computer experience. FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP423 Microsoft Word Level 3
Advance your skills even more, learn how to work with styles, building blocks, bookmarks, and continuous section breaks. Create a table of figures, table of contents, and an index. Track changes and format columns. Integrate Microsoft Word with other applications, and create charts and diagrams. Prerequisite: A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP451 Microsoft Excel Level 3
Topics in this advanced course include, financial functions; goal seek, solver, H and V Lookup; formula auditing tools; tracking changes; consolidations; and integration. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or have a strong working knowledge of the program. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Bookstore. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.
CSP475 Microsoft Outlook: Level 1
Outlook is more than just sending and responding to emails. Learn to manage your calendar, contact information and utilizing the Tasks and Notes features as well as discussing the importance of using email responsibly and effectively. TEXT BOOK & FLASH DRIVE REQUIRED: Available at the Danvers and Lynn Campus Bookstore. Must have some experience with Windows and the keyboard. Students must activate their Campus Pipeline Account prior to first class.

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