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Extended University offers software training courses in April

March 21, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University's Extended University offers several non-credit computer courses in April.

"Excel Advanced" runs on April 3, 8 and 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The course will be based on students' requests, but may include topics such as Pivot Charts and Graphs, IF statements, VLOOKUP and other advanced Excel formulas. Students will create spreadsheets with value limits and dropdown lists as well as macros and complex formulas with multiple nested arguments-formulas. The instructor is Ben Scallan.

"Dreamweaver: Cascading Style Sheets for Mobile Devices" is a new nine-hour hands-on course for Dreamweaver users who want to learn more about CSS. Learn about descendants, children and inheritance; backgrounds, lists, images, floats, columns, browser bugs and the box model. The course will also cover work with fluid layouts for iPhone and iPad as well as the desktop. The instructor is Connie Campbell. The course meets April 3, 5, and 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Access: Beyond the Basics" runs April 15, 16 and 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is designed to help Microsoft Access users progress to the next level. Topics covered include how to customize reports and forms, split databases and security, complex queries and the VBA Editor. The instructor is Connie Campbell.

The class "iPods, iPads, iTunes and Digital Media" is a new three-hour course. The class provides an overview of today's methods of playing, holding and manipulating digital content and how to access/create it. Discussion will include digital readers like Nook and Kindle and digital content sources. Students will also discuss music files, video files and 'book' files, as well as the integration of digital media via a home network and a Smartphone. The course runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The instructor is Ben Scallan.

Upcoming courses include Photoshop Intermediate and Photoshop Lightroom.

To register or read more about the courses, visit or call 994-6683. Discounts are available to members of the Big Sky and Livingston Chambers of Commerce, the Downtown Bozeman Association and Prospera Business Network.

Contact: Ann Wells, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6836,