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MSU's Extended University offers Excel, PowerPoint courses

February 19, 2016 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University’s Extended University will host a full-day Excel training on Friday, Feb. 26, and a full-day PowerPoint training on Friday, March 4.

Both run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gallatin College East, located at 705 Osterman Dr. in Bozeman.

The Excel course is hands-on in a computer lab setting and includes an introduction to spreadsheet terminology and Excel's window components. Students will learn how to use the help system and navigate worksheets and workbooks and will develop Excel skills by entering and editing text, values, formulas and pictures. Students will learn about moving and copying data; absolute and relative references; and ranges, rows and columns. Participants will also learn simple functions, basic formatting techniques and printing.

PowerPoint in a Day provides all the resources necessary to get a novice up to speed in PowerPoint. Students will learn to design a presentation from scratch; how to create and modify templates; apply color schemes; use animations and transitions; and more.

Each course is $129, which includes course textbook. Tuition discounts are offered for members of the Prospera Business Network and Women’s Business Center; the Downtown Bozeman Association; and the chambers of commerce in Livingston and Big Sky.

Both courses are taught by Sarah Nansel, who is an instructor for Gallatin College Montana State University as well as the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. She has an MBA from Aspen University as well as a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management from North Dakota State University.

Register online at or call MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6683.

Contact: Nicole Soll, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6633,