Noncredit courses on computer software to be offered at New Kensington campus

Noncredit courses offered through the Office of Continuing Education at Penn State New Kensington include computer software and business programs. These courses do not carry college credit and are often part of a certificate program or are designed to meet the needs of specific skill development.

All classes are held at the campus. For each course, the cost is $125, and the total class time is nine hours.

The software program class, Word II, runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on three Mondays, April 14, 21 and 28. Participants can learn to develop complex documents by adding components such as tables, charts and graphics. The course is designed for experienced Word users who want advanced training.

The next course offering concerns the Excel software program, an electronic spreadsheet application that organizes data into rows and columns, and performs mathematical calculations. Excel II is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, April 24, May 1 and May 8. Adult learners can acquire the skills to use functions, formatting, text functioning, sorting, entering, and using multiple files and worksheets.

The last class is Access I that runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on three Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19. Students can learn database concepts and terminology, and design tables. 

To register for the courses, contact Beth Nury at or 724-334-6010.

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Last Updated April 03, 2014