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Microsoft Office training available

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 22 - February 28, 1997

Exclusively for Virginia Tech faculty and staff members, New River Community College in collaboration with Virginia Tech Information Systems is offering quick courses in Microsoft Office products. The classes meet one night each week (Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.) for five weeks in the classroom of the Andrews Information Systems Building, 1700 Pratt Drive, in the Corporate Research Center.

The next available sections of the one-credit, pass/fail courses are scheduled to begin March 11 (Excel) and March 13 (Microsoft Word).

A waiting list is being maintained for Powerpoint. To be added to the waiting list, send a request by e-mail to: sandersw@vt.edu.

The courses are $50.65 per person plus the cost of a text. Tuition and fees are normally billed through Personnel Services and then to your individual department.

If you are interested please contact New River as specified below:

1. Register yourself through NRCC by calling 382-4595 (ext. 222 or 459) or by FAX at 381-7128. Official registration requires a current application for admissions; your name; social security number; class number, section, and title; and daytime telephone number. Personnel Services will no longer call in your registration, and you will not receive a written confirmation.

2. Tuition and fees will be billed through Personnel Services and then to your individual department. Virginia Tech will only pay for one-credit computer classes.

3. Each student will want to have a copy of the textbook (see below). Textbooks charged through New River's bookstore (speed purchase order required) should be available at the first class meeting. Since others in your department may have taken the course, a copy may be available there to borrow.

4. There are minimum registration requirements for each class. Should a class not meet those requirements, students officially registered will be notified by phone of the cancellation. Unless you are notified of a cancellation, please plan to attend class as scheduled.

Texts: Microsoft Word 6 for Windows by Nita Hewitt Rutkowsky (published by Paradigm), A Quick Course in Excel 5 by Cox and Cousineau (published by Online Press, Inc.).

For more information, call 382-4595 (ext. 222 or 459) or send a FAX to 381-7128. Please include your name, department, phone number, e-mail address, and the class(es) you would be interested in taking.