IT / Computer Applications

The Information Technology faculty of the Center for Business and Professional Development (CBPD) at UA fort Smith are qualified instructors in their areas of expertise and are all professional educators.  When you enroll in a class taught by a member of our Information Technology team, you will be gaining the most current and relevant information and certification classes offered.  Registration is required to attend CBPD classes. If an online class would better suit your schedule, visit our site at Ed2Go.
 

If a class date is marked "closed", the class has already taken place or has been cancelled.  If the class you are looking for is closed, please email Karen Harmon to inquire about adding a closed class to the current schedule.
 

Microsoft Office 2013 is the version currently in use in all UA Fort Smith computer labs. However, CBPD classes will benefit users of all versions of Microsoft Office.  For additional information, please contact Micki Voelkel at 479-788-7771 or by email Dr. Micki Voelkel.
 

Business Technology

Computer Basics

This 4-hour class is for anyone new to computers and will cover only the basics.  Introduction to hardware, input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor and printers, protecting your computer against viruses, basic email, and managing data are included in the topics covered.    

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

5131

Closed

Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$69

Killer Presentations: No Bullets

Typical presentation design inhibits rather than promotes audience attention to and retention of information that you share.  Learn an exciting new approach to presentation design that you can use to keep your audience excited and engaged instead of napping.  This fun and interactive session will provide you with the resources and the research to improve presentations on any subject. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6184

Closed

Tues.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$69

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information. 
 

College Credit Classes

WFL 1703 Basic Business Communication Using Microsoft Office

This 3 credit-hour class focuses on the use of computer business applications to complete standard written and oral business communications such as letters, checklists, academic papers, business presentation visual aids, presentation handouts, spreadsheets, charts, and process flow charts.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

36

Closed

Wed.

4-7 p.m.

BII 115

Voelkel

$720

Please contact Linda Blair for information.

 

WFL 2713 Complex Business Communication Using Microsoft Excel

This 3 credit-hour class focuses on the use of computer business applications to complete complex written and oral business communications such as customized presentation templates, visual presentation design, complex flow charts and graphics, multi-sheet workbooks, data tracking and analysis, run and control charting, training, manuals, and work breakdown structures. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

TBA

Closed

TBA

TBA

BII 115

Voelkel

$720

Please contact Linda Blair for information. 

 

Non-credit Classes

Beginning Microsoft Access

This 8-hour course covers the basics of database terminology and concepts, creating database files, creating and editing tables, working with table data, creating select queries, creating calculations in queries, creating forms and reports using the wizards. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6200

Closed

Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$129

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information.
 

Intermediate Microsoft Access

Covers the basics of database design, including table relationships and normalization of data. Also includes ways of controlling data entry through table design, queries that include concatenated fields, updatable queries, forms with combo boxes and calculated controls, and reports with calculated controls and manual grouping. Instructor is subject to change. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

2013

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$129

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information. 
 

Advanced Microsoft Access

Covered in this 8-hour course are parameter and action queries, crosstab queries, specialized table joins, advanced form techniques including calculated controls using functions, tab controls, macros, and advanced report techniques including check boxes and calculated controls using functions. Instructor is subject to change.

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information.
 

Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics

This very basic 4-hour class will teach participants how to create a Microsoft Excel workbook, use Page Layout, insert rows, format cells, and create simple formulas. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

4011

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$69

Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016

In this course, you'll learn to create and format an Excel worksheet, organize the data in your worksheet so that it's much easier to work with and various other basic tasks. Recommended for new users but will also benefit experienced users of previous versions. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6014

Jan. 11 & 18 Wed. 8 a.m.-noon BII 115 Danciu $129
6017 Mar. 31 & Apr 7. Fri. 8 a.m.-noon BII 115 Danciu $129

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

This 8-hour course will cover multi-sheet workbooks using 3D formulas and functions, IF functions, Nested IF functions, PMT functions, and working with data lists (sorting, custom lists, subtotaling filtering and Dfunctions). Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6015

Feb. 8 & 15 Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$129
6018 Apr. 21 & 28 Fri. 8 a.m.-noon BII 115 Danciu $129

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016

Topics in this 8-hour course include lookup tables and lookup functions, pivot tables, customized toolbars, macros, files passwords and protection, sheet and cell protection, data consolidation, solver and goal seek. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6016

Mar. 8 & 15

Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$129

6019 May 12 & 19 Fri. 8 a.m.-noon BII 115 Danciu $129

 

Microsoft Outlook 2013

Topics covered in this 4-hour course include using the Inbox to read, create, send, and reply to messages; set delivery options and flag messages; using the Contacts folder to manage email addresses; using the Tasks folder to add, edit, and mark tasks; create and organize meetings by using the Calendar. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6199

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$69

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information. 

Manage Your Time with Microsoft Outlook

Learn tips to help you use Microsoft Outlook to focus and manage your time.  Based on the time-management principles in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this class focuses on ways to use the features of Microsoft Outlook to help you plan your time more efficiently.  The course will focus on basic time mangement principles, Outlook essentials using Mail and Calendar, Weekly and Daily planning adjustments you can make in Outlook, and some extra tools that can help you keep your organization going strong. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

5222

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$69

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information. 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics

This very basic 4-hour basic class will teach participants how to create a presentation, add slides to a presentation, create a text box, format a font, apply a theme, and save a presentation.  Instructor is subject to change. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

4009

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$89

Please contact Karen Harmon for information. 

Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

This 8-hour course covers custom backgrounds and templates, inserting new slide and title masters, working with multimedia clips, advanced animation and animation schemes, creating custom shows, linking between shows, using hyperlinks, creating action buttons, and tips for creating effective presentations. Instructor is subject to change.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6097

Closed

Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$129

Please contact Karen Harmon for information.
 

Beginning Microsoft Project

Topics in this 8-hour course include working with project files, task lists, creating and assigning resources, base calendars, working with views, filtering, grouping, sorting, and finalizing schedules. Instructor is subject to change. 

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

6094

Closed

Wed.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$129

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information.
 

Microsoft Word 2013 Basics

This very basic 4-hour class will teach participants how to create a new document, apply basic text and paragraph formatting, copy and paste text, use Page Layout, and save a document.  Instructor is subject to change.  

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

4008

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$89

Please contact Karen Harmon for information.
 

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013

Covers section breaks, multiple headers and footers, automatic page numbering, footnotes and endnotes, newspaper columns, mail merges, using existing templates and wizards, creating your own templates, AutoText entries and styles. Instructor is subject to change.  

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

4033

Closed

Thurs.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Danciu

$129

Please contact Karen Harmon for information.
 

Advanced Microsoft Word 2013

Covers macros, long document features such as Master Documents, automatic tables of contents, indexes, tables of authorities, etc., track and consolidate change, save multiple versions of a document, and create advanced graphics. Instructor is subject to change.  

Please contact Karen Harmon for information.
 

Web Business Marketing

Social Networking 101

Are your colleagues all atwitter about Twitter? Think Facebook is just for kids? This fun session will introduce the basics of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and some specialized social networks. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their accounts and practice using the accounts.

Please contact Dr. Micki Voelkel for information. 
 

Marketing With Social Networking

Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and free bloggin sites like Blogger.com can be valuable business tools to drive potential customers to your business. Check out techniques for marketing your business online by looking at examples of how several organizations are using these networks to maintain an online presence.

CRN

Date

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Cost

4004

Closed

Fri.

8 a.m.-noon

BII 115

Voelkel

$39

Registration is required for all non-credit classes prior to the start date.  To register, please email Karen Harmon or call 479-788-7742.