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Business Software Applications


I knew absolutely nothing and never created my own Excel spreadsheet. I am very confident and excited to get back to the office.

—Jeff Wells Interceramic employee, Excel II

Hands-on course covers the fundamentals of drawing, printing and dimensioning 2D drawings using AutoCAD. Students will learn to accurately create/modify/read mechanical and architectural 2D drawings.

The intermediate course will teach students to create multiple objects with arrays; draw and edit polylines, multilines and splines; use advanced drawing construction; perform basic 3-D drawings including isometric drawing.

The course explores 3-D coordinates and constructions, user coordinate systems, mode space viewports, and 3-D surface modeling techniques.

Access (levels 1, 2, & 3)
Introductory, intermediate and advanced database concepts. Topics include database basic design, queries, and creating forms and reports. More specialized topics cover creating custom reports, multiple table queries, data analysis and modifying the database structure.

Excel (levels 1, 2, & 3)
Introductory, intermediate and advanced spreadsheet concepts. Topics include fundamental formula creation, formatting, editing and moving and copying data. More advanced topics continue with statistical and financial functions, report generation, customization, macro programming, database functions and merging/linking spreadsheets.

In this course, students will learn how to manage time and information, quickly search communications, organize work, and better share information with others, all from one place.

PowerPoint (levels 1 & 2)
Introductory and advanced presentation concepts. Students will learn how to create, design and deliver a PowerPoint presentation which includes clip art, animation, sound and inserted charts. Advanced topics cover multimedia presentations that include slides, charts, and special audio and visual effects. How to combine other software applications into a presentation will also be covered.

MS Project
The course focuses on a project basis. Students will gain the skills needed to efficiently and effectively set up projects, manage tasks and resources, track status and report projection information.

SolidWorks – Basic
The course covers the foundation of SolidWorks such as modeling tools, techniques and the creation of mechanical parts. Students will learn to navigate the user interface, sketch and perform basic parts modeling, dimension parts, edit models, render parts and print drawings.

SolidWorks – Advanced
Continuation of SolidWorks – Basic. Course emphasis will be on creating assemblies from parts, light animations, surface modeling and developing complete drawings from a Solid Works assembly.

SolidWorks – Simulation
The course covers Finite Element Analysis. Students will learn simulation techniques, perform various simulations, and analyze results.

SolidWorks – Die & Mold
The course covers creating mold assemblies derived from part designs and automating the production of the mold. Students will incorporate lifters, side cores, and core pins into the mold design and also design electrodes for molds.

Word (levels 1, 2, & 3)
Introductory, intermediate and advanced word processing concepts. Students will learn how to create, edit, format text and navigate in a document. Advanced topics cover illustration of documents using graphics in a text box, WordART, drawing shapes, creating/formatting a table and finalizing a page layout.