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PHSC Encore Academy Offers Microsoft Office Workshops in Spring HIll

The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College will offer a Getting Familiar with Microsoft Office series of workshops beginning in March on the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. The Encore Academy is a PHSC program that provides educational opportunities and programs to adults over the age of 50; however, adults of all ages are welcome to register for workshops.

Microsoft Word – Tuesday, 3/18 and Thursday, 3/20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn to create, save and revise documents by using fonts, formats, and cutting and pasting. The use of color and graphics is explored. Originally designed for beginners, Microsoft Office 2010 is different from previous versions of the program—even experienced users may find it useful.

Microsoft Excel – Tuesday, 3/25 and Thursday, 3/27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Students learn to perform numeric calculations rapidly and accurately through basic spreadsheet creation using data, formulas and predefined functions such as AutoSum, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, and COUNT.

Microsoft PowerPoint – Tuesday, 4/1 and Thursday, 4/3 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Students learn to create a simple on-screen presentation, insert text and objects, use proofing tools, and modify by rearranging, copying and deleting slides.

Introduction to Microsoft Access – Tuesday, 4/8 and Thursday, 4/10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the basics of this information management program that helps store information for reference, reporting and analysis, and learn techniques to overcome the limitations encountered when managing large amounts of information.

All workshops are open to the community. The registration fee is $24 for each set of workshops and includes four hours of class time. Registration deadline is three days prior to start date. For more information about these and other Encore Academy workshops, call 727-816-3439 or visit

Release date: 
March 7, 2014
Encore Program Manager
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications