Professional & Continuing Studies

Essentials and advanced classes available

Regardless of what one does in an office, there is a pretty good chance he or she needs to be proficient in the use of Microsoft® Excel. With more than 2 million employment postings in 2016 requiring Excel ability, it was the year’s most in-demand occupational skill. The software program’s broad range of applications can be utilized for everything from simple number crunching to complex business decisions.

Microsoft® Excel Essentials

April 27, 2019
Newark, Del.

Navigate through the Microsoft Excel application with confidence, and acquire familiarity with Excel’s data management capabilities.


Microsoft® Excel Advanced Concepts

May 11, 2019
Newark, Del.

Work with complex datasets using advanced functions and formulas in Microsoft Excel


In response to this need, the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) is offering one-day foundational and advanced classes designed to equip participants with the skills needed in today’s job market. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Newark campus.

“Knowing that Excel is required in so many professions, our goal is to provide recent college graduates, career changers, and anyone else looking to obtain the necessary skills with the appropriate training in a convenient, one-day, weekend format,” said Patricia Allen, UD PCS program coordinator.

Microsoft® Excel Essentials, on April 27, focuses on the foundational skill set needed to navigate through the Excel application with confidence and acquire familiarity with its data management capabilities. Summarizing datasets and preparing a workbook for distribution on a professional level are covered.

Microsoft® Excel Advanced Concepts, on May 11, addresses complex datasets using advanced functions and formulas. Lessons include instruction on presenting data insights using advanced charting techniques, setting up forms for collaborative workplace projects, and preparing interactive pivot tables for distribution on a professional level.

Microsoft® Excel for Advanced Reporting is being developed for the fall. The course concentrates on creating interactive dashboard reports and data visualizations using the advanced capabilities of Power View, Power Pivot, and DAX formulas.

To register, or for more information, visit, email, or call 302-831-7600.

Microsoft® Excel Essentials and Microsoft® Excel Advanced Concepts are independent courses and are neither affiliated with, nor authorized, sponsored, or approved by, Microsoft Corporation.