Excel Training Program

Excel Training

Our Excel courses are designed to help students learn to analyze and organize data on any level. Whether you're just learning how to create spreadsheets or need to perform advanced data analysis with functions, formulas, and charts, these courses will help you unlock the maximum potential of this most widely used and data-analysis program. Excel calculates, analyzes, revises, updates and helps organize your data in ways that will help improve workflow efficiency and simplify the decision making process for any organization.

“The number one most in-demand job skill in 2016 wasn’t coding or data analytics, it was basic software: Microsoft Excel. Facility with Microsoft Office accounted for four of the top ten most in-demand skills in job postings last year, suggesting that the majority of students need to be familiar with these tools regardless of their future career plans”
Burning Glass Labor & Insight Aug. 2017

The courses within the training program are application-oriented and cover all Excel functions and formulas essential to productivity in any professional environment. Upon completion of our Excel Training Program Student’s will become comfortable with Excel’s most advanced features that can help boost productivity, give better insight into data, save time, and provides the tools necessary to create vibrant, persuasive reports.

You do not have to take these courses in executive order. Depending on your current knowledge and experience, you may begin at any level. To help you determine which Excel course works best for you, please refer to the Excel Placement Chart.

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Excel Beginner Notify me!
Excel Intermediate Notify me!
Excel Advanced Notify me!

Course Information

Total hours of instruction:   6

Frequency of class Held in: Fall Spring Summer
EDTEC 412 Excel Beginner

This course is designed to familiarize students to the Excel interface, navigation of tools, spreadsheet terminology and fundamental organization concepts that are essential to creating and presenting dynamic worksheets in Excel

Course Topics

  • Getting started – Navigating the Excel user interface
  • Creating and saving Workbook
  • Performing calculation
  • Creating simple formulas
  • Modifying a worksheet
  • Printing workbooks
  • Managing and Organizing Workbooks

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Ideal for the students who are completely new to Excel, or students who have used it before and need a refresher.
  • Students who are looking to get comfortable with the overall layout of Excel and direction in performing basic operations.
  • Professionals who work in Excel every day but want to become more effective and organized in how they use Excel.

Course Prerequisites

No past Excel experience is required. Students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable working in the Windows® environment.

Total hours of instruction:   6

Frequency of class Held in: Fall Spring Summer
EDTEC 413 Excel Intermediate

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in EDTEC 412 Excel Beginner and takes you further into the process of creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understating of organizational intelligence. Upon completion of this course, student will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, organized decisions.

Course Topics

  • Working with functions
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Performing logical calculations
  • Data Analyzation
  • Tables
  • Conditional formatting
  • Visualizing data with charts and graphs
  • PivotTables and PivotChart

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Ideal for the students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel.
  • Students looking to take their Excel knowledge to the next level by taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.
  • Professionals looking for more effective ways to present complex datasets to decision makers.

Course Prerequisites

There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, to ensure success, students should be familiar with all topics completed in EDTEC 412 Excel Beginner or have equivalent knowledge and experience. Please refer to the Excel Placement chart below

Total hours of instruction:   6

Frequency of class Held in: Fall Spring Summer
EDTEC 414 Excel Advanced

This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in our Excel Beginner and Excel Intermediate courses to help students capitalize on functionality and get the most of out of the Excel experience. Learn how to make excel do that hard work for you from automating complex or repetitive tasks to using conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas.

Course Topics

  • Working with multiple worksheets and workbooks
  • Using lookup functions and formula auditing
  • Sharing and protecting workbook
  • Automating workbook functionality with macros
  • Using Sparklines and 3D map
  • Forecasting Data

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Ideal for the students who are experienced in Excel and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features.
  • Students looking to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate processes, engage in collaborative partnerships using Excel.
  • Professionals who are advanced Excel users who are looking to more effectively use data analysis to deliver actionable organization intelligence.

Course Prerequisites

There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, to ensure success, students should be familiar with all topics completed in EDTEC 413 Excel Intermediate or have equivalent knowledge and experience. Please refer to the Excel Placement chart below.

Program Information

Tuition for individual classes is as follows:
  • EDTEC 412: Excel Beginner $249
  • EDTEC 413: Excel Intermediate $249
  • EDTEC 414: Excel Advanced $249
    • Textbooks are provided and included in price of course.
    • Tuition is due at the beginning of the course. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
    • Payment options are available for these course. Visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/payment-options or contact us for more information: 801-585-1780.

Certificate Instructors

Scott Bishoff
Process engineer for TD Williamson

trigena halleyScott Bishoff is a process engineer for TD Williamson in Salt Lake City, where he uses his data wrangling skills to improve business and engineering processes. He has become the go-to-guy for all things Excel and enjoys taking the tasks that nobody likes to do and automating them with the push of a button. His mission is to help businesses leverage the data they already have, using simple tools that anyone can learn, to make better decisions.

He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, with a B.S degree from Southern Utah University in Integrated Engineering. He also has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, and an M.B.A in Supply Chain and Operations Management - both from the University of Utah.

When not at work or learning about business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young kids.

Matt Boerke
Operations Manager OraTech, LLC

Matt BoerkeMatt earned both his bachelor's degree in Marketing and MBA from the University of Utah. He brings business expertise and experience up and down the supply chain from purchasing to operations. He developed the operations processes for the startup EcoScraps. Currently, Matt manages inventory turns and negotiates cost savings as an indirect spend buyer. He has also taught various classroom subjects including biology, environmental education, intro to computers, and Excel). In his spare time Matt loves camping and hiking in the mountains and is a seasoned triathlete.

Ryan Harris
BYU MBA Candidate

Ryan HarrisRyan graduated from the University of Utah in 2014 - he majored in Finance and minored in Leadership Studies. Ryan spent three years working at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) where he led the coordination of all global request for proposals (RFPs) for potential and existing institutional business. He also assisted Client Portfolio Managers in communicating to clients the investment philosophy, process, and performance for the Fundamental Equity Value strategies within GSAM. More recently, Ryan was a founding member of a business intelligence startup company where he worked side by side with the CEO/Founder to develop strategic initiatives for the overall direction of the business intelligence platform. The company ran into one too many hurdles, so Ryan is now looking forward to pursuing an MBA, which he will start on this fall. Ryan enjoys learning, skiing, cycling, traveling the world, and speaking German.

Staci Warne
Microsoft Certified Trainer

Staci WarneStaci Warne is a highly skilled Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 15 years of experience in training individuals at all skill levels. She obtained her MCT certification in 2008 and holds an array of other certifications such as Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Office master Instructor, and Ic3 Internet and Core computer instructor certifications. She has become a Google Partner and obtained her GAIQ, Google Analytics Certification in 2015. She has also partnered with Microsoft to be a reseller of cloud subscriptions. She has been a Financial Analyst and a lead technology trainer for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as well as a lead technology trainer at CompUSA. Staci has traveled around the country providing quality training, to thousands of professionals in businesses and organizations of all types.

Staci style is not to train "out of the book", like most training instructors, but offers individual insights, and augments course materials with her own "tips and tricks" to meet your needs.

Classes are held at our main location:
Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-585-1780


Excel Training

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

How do I know what level of Excel to begin with?

We recommend that most students with no formal training in Excel start with EDTEC 412 Excel Beginner. If you already feel confident in the topics covered in Excel Beginner you can opt out and start with EDTEC 413 Excel Intermediate or EDTEC 414 Excel Advanced. Please refer to the placement chart above.

What if I show up to the first day of class and I feel like it is too easy or challenging?

No problem, we are dedicated to giving our students the proper level of Excel training according to skillset, please contact us and we will work with you in placing you in a more suitable level.

Are there daytime or custom Excel training available?

Yes, contact us for more information: 801-585-1455

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Professional Education / University of Utah

Baylee Jemison
Program Manager
Phone: 801-587-0139
E-mail: proed@continue.utah.edu
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