December 2, 2008

Owens Findlay-area Campus Offers New Microsoft Office 2007 Class, Dec. 9

FINDLAY, OH – Area residents interested enhancing their computer knowledge and becoming more proficient in the Microsoft Office 2007 conversion programs are invited to participate in a one-day continuing education computer class at the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The new Microsoft Office 2007 conversion course, which is being offered through Owens’ Community and Corporate Education, will take place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the College’s Community Education and Wellness Center. Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens Findlay-area Campus is excited to provide area residents the opportunity to expand their computer skills by receiving a comprehensive overview of Microsoft Office’s latest technological advances and features,” said Peter Palko, Owens Account Executive of Community and Corporate Education on the Findlay-area Campus. “The College’s Community and Corporate Education is continuously exploring new educational initiatives and is proud to offer programming, which will afford individuals the chance to further their computer knowledge through hands-on learning and one-on-one teaching.”

The Microsoft Office 2007 conversation course will highlight an array of features new to the Microsoft Office system. Attendees will learn about the Microsoft Office button, ribbon tabs and groups, galleries, the dialog box launcher, the document information panel and the mini toolbar, among many other areas.

Individuals will also receive hands-on instruction related to the new Microsoft Office 2007 Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook applications. Areas of focus will include the larger worksheet size, charts, reports, table options and Excel services (Excel); formatting, quick parts, building blocks and shared documents (Word); dynamic SmartArt graphics, slide libraries, sharing presentations and custom layouts (PowerPoint); data features and reports (Access); and content management tools, the to-do bar and shared content (Outlook).

Registration for the one-day computer class must be completed by Monday, Dec. 8. The registration fee is $149. For more information, or to register, call (567) 429-3152 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3152, or access the College’s website at

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit