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Union County College Offers Multiple Computer Courses

Students can spend a full day learning a popular computer software program by choosing from specially designed seminars offered only on Fridays by Union County College.

"Fantastic Fridays" provides a course section cluster of six computer courses, starting tomorrow, Friday, September 19, that offer instruction in software heavily utilized in the business world.

The selected course sections are designed as a convenient alternative for those whose schedules limit their opportunities to leave their place of business to attend multiple class sessions.

Through the Fridays cluster, participants may take a complete course within a single 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. time frame on a selected Friday at either the Cranford or Elizabeth campuses. Students may take as many seminars as they wish; courses follow a sequential order of complexity.

"Introduction to Computers" is a beginning-level course that teaches the basics of the computer environment and exposes students to a variety of software packages. Participants may choose from a class date of either September 19 or 26.

"Introduction to Windows 3.1" covers how to work with a mouse. It also addresses using menus, Program Manager, cut and paste, Write, Paintbrush, accessories, SetUp, and control panels. Participants may choose from a class date of either October 3 or 10.

"Microsoft Word for Windows 3.1" will practice document creation and editing, page and character formatting, tables, merging, and spell and grammar checks. Part 1 will be held on October 17, while Part 2 will follow on October 24.

"Excel 5.0 for Windows 3.1" will offer instruction in how to design spreadsheets for numerical reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Part 1 will be held on October 31, while Part 2 will follow on November 7.

"Access for Windows 3.1" will enable students to start from scratch and build their databases to include screen design, data entry, indexing, sorting, retrieving, and printing. Part 1 will be held on November 14,

while Part 2 will follow on November 21.

"PowerPoint for Windows 3.1" will enable participants to create high-quality electronic slide presentations for use in a business setting, in the classroom, or at home. They will learn how to make their presentations come alive with multimedia components. Part 1 will be held on December 5, while Part 2 will follow on December 12.

Those interested in further information may call the college’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Services at 709-7600.

College Course Offers Look at International Business Concepts

Students can become familiar with the theory and practice of international business through a new, non-credit course at Union County College. "Introduction to Global Business" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, September 25 through December 4, at the college’s Cranford campus.

The course will cover the theory of international trade, the international investment and monetary system, international marketing, management, finance, foreign exchange markets, importing, exporting, trade agreements, NAFTA, GATT, trade barriers, and the European Union.

Students also will gain an awareness of the impact of cultural, economic and political environments on international business.

Those interested in further information may call the college’s Department of Continuing Education and Community Services at 709-7600.

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