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Computer Classes

Technology Education

Software classes range from beginner to more advanced for those looking to enhance skills or learn new tricks. Our most popular software includes QuickBooks, a four-part Excel series, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Publisher. These hands-on classes are delivered in the Main CED Office computer lab, which is equipped with computers for each attendee.

Training can also be customized for your organization's specific needs. Learners may come to the CED's training spaces, or an instructor will deliver training at your facility if the space has the equipment to accommodate your group. Whether you need a workshop for one or many, our training and professional development consultants will work with you to provide high quality learning experiences.

If you don’t see your topic of interest, contact the CED Program Coordinator at 218-726-7298 or

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Excel Series 

  • Excel for Beginners
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    Excel is a popular program required of many employers. Take this beginners workshop that will start with the very basics of spreadsheets, creating, saving, and formatting spreadsheets, creating easy-to-understand charts, and much more.

  • Working with "IF" Statements
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    (Suggested prerequisite: General understanding of Excel.)
    Go beyond the basics of spreadsheets with this workshop and learn how to use comments, create conditional formatting, work with IF statements, link workbooks, insert headers and footers, sort lists, create mailing lists, and learn more skills with charts. 
  • Creating Macros & Functions
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    (Suggested prerequisite: Understanding knowledge of Excel program.)
    Delve deep into the power of Excel. In this workshop you will learn how to; use powerful functions (countif, trim, ceiling, lookup, subtotals, and more), extend your functions, create macros by recording keystrokes and then updating the Visual Basic code. Also, you will learn information on pivot tables, screen layout, Excel options, and best practices. 
  • Next Level Data Using Visualization & Infographics
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    (Suggested prerequisite: Understanding knowledge of Excel program.)
    Explore the world of data in this advanced Excel workshop. Learn how to shape data into a visual graph to allow you to take your basic graph to the next level. 

WordPress Series

  • Foundations of Webpage Design
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    Learn how to create a theme, add pages, pictures, and movies, and add text to your website. Add widgets and make your site active. Learn to use this Free Software to Create a Standout Website with this WordPress Workshop! 

  • Testing & Organizing Your Webpage
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    After you create your WordPress website, install a test WordPress site to work out any issues. Learn about 10 popular widgets that will assist you in organizing your work on your website and with other people. Move One Step Further to Launching Your Website with this WordPress Workshop!

  • Selling Products on Your Webpage
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    This workshop will cover how to connect a WordPress website to Paypal to allow people to purchase individual items from your site, or use free shopping cart programs to allow people to buy multiple items at a time. Giving people different access rights to your webpage, and how to use Wikimedia to create information about your products.

  • Advanced Webpage Design
    $60.00 per person | 3 hours
    Learn how to create your own theme, the pages and how they will tie together, functions and how to get the most out of your WordPress website. Put the Final Touches on Your Professional Website with this WordPress Workshop!

QuickBooks - Accounting for Your Business

  • Desktop Version - $109.00 per person (price includes a QuickBooks Guide) | 6 hours
  • Online Version - $75.00 per person (price includes a QuickBooks Guide) | 3 hours

This workshop covers the basic functions of this number one selling small business accounting program. In this day-long workshop you will follow along with the instructor working in your own QuickBooks simulator program in the CED computer lab (note you are note required to bring your own laptop, we have computers for each attendee). All attendees will receive the QuickBooks learning guide book.

*NOTE: This workshop is designed for QuickBooks Desktop, NOT QuickBooks Online

sba_and_sbdc_logos.pngFunded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and regional support partners. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the program sponsors. Programs are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact UMD CED at 218-726-7298.