Nov 04, 2014

CWD Offers Microsoft and Leadership Training in November

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Nov. 4, 2014) - - - Columbia State Community College's Center for Workforce Development is offering a variety of professional development courses during the month of November. Courses include computer and leadership fundamentals for anyone who would like to learn new skills or refresh the skills they already have.

"Introduction to Excel 2010" will have students mastering the fundamentals and increasing proficiency. Learn how to sort and analyze data, design custom charts and graphs, and format worksheets using mathematical formulas. This course will take place Friday, Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

"Introduction to Word 2010" is a hands-on class in which participants will learn how to do basic editing and use document layout features of the popular word processing software. It will take place Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The "Introduction to QuickBooks 2013" course covers banking and billing activities, working with reports and budgets, protecting and backing up data, and other updates from the 2013 software. This class will take place Nov. 21from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Getting Started as a New Leader" is a class in which students will learn how to quickly and effectively achieve results in a role as a leader, focus time and effort on high-priority tasks, effectively lead teams to contribute to the organization's business strategies, and achieve results through others by building strong relationships with team members. This class will take place Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. - noon.

All courses will take place at the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. For full course descriptions, pricing, additional information, and to register for these or other continuing education courses through Columbia State's Center for Workforce Development, visit or call (931) 540-2659.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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