Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Microsoft Office Classes


Excel Basics


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Students will gain a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Excel, including: basic excel environment, navigating the working screen, creating/opening workbooks, entering data, using functions and formulas, creating pie, column, and line charts, and formatting worksheets.  

List course benefits

  • Knowledge of basic Excel concepts
  • Employing functions and formulas in Excel worksheets used in the workplace
  • Employing various different charts and graphs in Excel worksheets used in the workplace

Learning outcome

  • Upon completion, the student shall be able to:
  • Create a simple Excel worksheet
  • Manipulate data entered into the worksheet via various Excel functions and user-created formulas
  • Graphically display the data in the worksheet via various different Excel graphs and charts
  • Ensure that the data prints appropriately, which means on one page or separate pages according to the data

Course Curriculum

MS Excel basic concepts, including: the difference between labels, values, formulas, and functions; entering data; creating formulas and using functions; using Excel for “what-if” analysis; manipulating Excel formulas and functions using absolute and relative addressing; creating Excel charts; using the Excel subtotal function correctly. You will be taught using Microsoft 13.

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Cancellation Policy:

If you must withdraw from a class, please notify the registration office by phone, e-mail, or in person. If you notify the registrar at least one working day prior to the beginning of class, you may:
1. Send another student in your place.
2. Transfer your tuition to another class, provided that the second class occurs within six months of the original one.
3. Receive a tuition refund, less a $15 withdrawal fee.
No tuition refunds or transfers will be made after the class begins.


Frank Katz

Frank H. Katz has been a professor of Information Technology at Armstrong State University since the Fall 2002 semester. During that time he has been instrumental in growing Armstrong’s Cyber curriculum from one course in 2006 to four courses in 2016, including courses in Network Security and Ethical Hacking/Incident Response. In 2015 he lead the year-long effort to help Armstrong achieve the prestigious designation as a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NSA-CAE/CD), an honor only awarded to those institutions with outstanding Cyber curriculum, outreach to the community, and service in the Cyber arena. Prior to coming to Armstrong, Professor Katz spent four years as an Army officer after college, rising to the rank of Captain. After that, he spent over twenty-one years in the MIS/IT field, working for companies such as Arthur Andersen & Co; Coca-Cola USA in Atlanta, a division of The Coca-Cola Company; Great Dane Trailers, Inc.; and Savannah Foods and Industries/Imperial Sugar Company. During those years he was responsible for designing and implementing numerous business information systems. He has extensive background in systems analysis and database design methodologies, and has put that practical experience to use in teaching Systems Analysis and Design, Database Administration, Network Design and Administration, and other courses in Armstrong’s Information Technology curriculum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Florida (1977) and a Master of Science in Management from the College of Business Administration of Georgia State University (1987), as well as post-graduate studies from Columbus State University (2009).

For Microsoft Office Classes in Savannah Program Information Contact

Anna “Kye” Daniels
Staff Assistant
Office: Coastal Georgia Center
Phone: (912) 478-2560

Last updated: 9/26/2016

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