TSTC to Offer Statewide Online Microsoft Office Training

(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department is offering a second round of online Microsoft Office courses, this time for statewide residents.

“I think employers should view this course as a cost-effective and time-conscious way to provide training to their employees on software that they are likely already using,” said Haley Chapman, an instructor in TSTC’s Business Management Technology program in Marshall.

The training will be broken down into three weeks of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. Chapman will teach lessons using the Cengage learning platform. 

“I think one of the big selling points of this course is its flexibility,” Chapman said. “This course is appropriate for employees at a variety of different levels of experience with Microsoft suites.”

Tuition for the course will depend on the number of people signing up for the courses. Ten people will be included in every online training cohort. 

Dirk Hughes, TSTC’s executive director of Workforce Training, said the cost range should be between $350 and $450. Hughes said Workforce Training staff can assist eligible employers in securing small business funding from the Texas Workforce Commission to pay for employee training. 

“It (the funding) is designed for companies with less than 100 people,” Hughes said. “This kind of course would fall into that.”

The training follows a round of successful Microsoft Office instruction that began in July with more than 20 people.

“The feedback I’m receiving from the current course ranges from students saying they are learning new skills that they didn’t know they could perform with the software they already have,  to students saying they are freshening up on skills they forgot they had,” Chapman said.

For more information on the Microsoft Office training, contact TSTC’s Workforce Training department at 903-923-3374.