What workshops are available to me?

Western provides training for students as well as faculty & staff. The Student Technology Training Center offers workshops covering a number of different technologies including Windows, Microsoft Office, etc. The goal at the STTC is to inform students, faculty and staff about the fundamentals of computing at Western. Our focus is on the various tutorials we offer, the individualized assistance we provide, and the facilities and software we have available. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a facility, which is staffed with students who have interests in the field of training and computers.

Workshop Summaries


Introduction to Microsoft Word

Word makes it even easier to format text and paragraphs; create numbered and bulleted lists; insert images, clip art, and Word Art.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

This workshop will help you learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Topics include formatting data, using formulas, graphing data, and much more. Menu options and file formats also change on this refreshed version of Excel. This is one not to miss.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentations have become even easier to create using this updated feature-rich version. In addition to PowerPoint basics, this workshop will explore the new tools for creating animations, using templates, utilizing multimedia, and much more.

Introduction to Microsoft Access

This workshop will teach you how to create a databases to store information. Topics that will be discussed include: tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

This workshop will help you create distinctive publications (newsletters, booklets, brochures, programs, catalogues, fliers, signs, etc.) with little effort. Publisher is easy to use and will make your publications look professional.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

This workshop uses the most popular high-end image editor for the Macintosh and Windows from Adobe. Learn how to remove red-eye, correct imperfections in images such as blemishes, and soon enough you will learn to do more complex changes such as photo-restoration.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is widely considered the industry standard for desktop publishing software. InDesign can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, books, and much more.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This workshop presents Adobe's vector-based graphics software. This software can be used for graphic design, page layouts, typography, sharp-edged artistic illustrations (e.g. cartoons, clip art, complex geometric patterns), technical illustrations, diagramming and flowcharting.

Introduction to Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. Flash manipulates vector and raster graphics to provide animation of text, drawings, and still images.

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