8 Best Excel Classes in Denver, Colorado


Let me get one thing straight—I haven’t always been the biggest Microsoft Excel fan. In fact, I used to strategically avoid it whenever my manager or colleagues mentioned it. Tables, formulas, and all that scared the bejesus out of me. But it turns out you can only outrun Excel for so long. One sunny day your manager will ask you to prepare an expense tracking worksheet, and you’ll sit there, embarrassed, with no idea where to start. Of course, my team members offered to help me, but this was just going to keep happening. I knew I couldn’t just keep going to them.

The long-term solution for my Excel troubles ended up being signing up for an intensive in-person Excel class. Not only did I conquer my fear, but I managed to grab a shiny new certification for my CV. To sum up, if you’re dreading a run-in with Excel, grab the bull by the horns and sign up for a course! I promise things won’t look so intimidating when you have a great Excel instructor answering your questions and helping you gain confidence. 

Now, I know how overwhelming it might be to find the right course. The Internet is full of options, especially for online training, but if you’re like me and prefer to master Excel in a classic classroom environment with a live teacher, I have eight Denver-area options for you. I spent some time researching, comparing prices, and online reviews and ended up with this list of eight recommendations, plus I’ve summed up the price, duration, and skill level of the course material so you can compare and contrast!

8 In-Person Excel Classes in Denver, Colorado

As mentioned, the following eight in-person excel classes in Denver impressed me the most with their online reviews. Each offers something unique, and I hope you’ll find one that matches your expectations, skill level, and budget. 

1. Excel Tips, Tricks and Timesavers from ONLC

Excel Tips, Tricks and Timesavers from ONLC

If you use Excel regularly but want to get more efficient with it, this course from ONLC will help you level up your spreadsheet wizardry by teaching you some of the program’s many shortcuts and timesavers. It’s not a beginner’s class, but it is meant to be an easy way for those who are already familiar with the program to really get the most out of their Excel usage. 

Students will learn Excel keyboard shortcuts, formatting tips and tricks, as well as more complicated efficiency-boosting tasks like auto-filling ranges, creating dropdowns, performing lookups, etc. A benefit of the class is its focus on best practices and how to choose the best tool for the work you need doing (for example, the section on identifying when it is appropriate to use a pivot table).

Please note: the classes focus on Excel 2016, but the majority of tips discussed will also be applicable to Excel 2013.

Title: Excel Tips, Tricks, and Timesavers
Price: $295, or $345 if registering within a week of the course start date.
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Intermediate
Location: Dominion Plaza Bldg, 600 17th Street, South Denver, CO
Ideal For: People who use Excel regularly but wish to learn how to work smarter and faster in the program. 

2. Microsoft Excel 101 from LEDET

Microsoft Excel 101 from LEDET

For complete beginners, this course from LEDET promises a basic introduction to working in Excel. Key takeaways are workbook creation, handling worksheets, working with formulas, formatting, adding charts and graphics, and sharing the work through print and online options.
Alongside the basic skills, participants are taught best practices and common pitfalls of Excel, as well as some useful shortcuts. The course  sets learners up not only with the basic skills of Excel but also a good grounding in the program’s features and functionality, so as to give them a foundation to build from when they decide to tackle more advanced skills.

Title: Microsoft Excel 101 – Microsoft Excel Introduction Training Course
Price: $399
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Beginner
Location: Ledet Graphics Training, 3000 South Jamaica Ct., Aurora, Denver
Ideal For: Learners who are starting from scratch and want a solid foundation with the program.

3. Excel Bootcamp from American Graphics Institute

Excel Bootcamp from American Graphics Institute

This intensive course from AGI aims to take raw beginners and train them through to a proficient level over three days of classes. Each day focuses on a new skill level, with the courses progressing through beginner, intermediate, and advanced skills.

Topics covered are broad, but include: data entry and calculations, using text functions, customized formatting and quick replication, conditional formatting, data validation, charts, VLOOKUP, IF statements, cell auditing, formulas and their use in conditional formatting, and creating macros to automate series and repeat actions.

Title: Excel Bootcamp
Price: $750
Duration: 3 Days
Level: Beginners
Location: AGI Training Denver, 1719 Emerson St; classes can also be organized at your premises.
Ideal For: Fast learners looking for a high level of Excel proficiency; People wanting a broad-scope refresher in the program; Companies looking for onsite training for several staff members.

4. Excel: Data Analysis and Pivot Tables from certstaffix

Excel Data Analysis and Pivot Tables from certstaffix

The core focus of this course from certstaffix is organizing data for analysis and access by others in a business setting. The course is aimed at Excel users who are familiar with the basics of PivotTables but wish to upgrade their skills and gain familiarity with advanced PivotTable features. Topics include the preparation of data and PivotTable creation from different data sources, data analysis using PivotTables, and PivotChart creation. 

Everything is demonstrated in Excel 2016, but skills are transferable to versions of Excel from 2013 forward, including 365. However, Excel for the Mac environment is not covered. In-person training is hosted at your premises.

Title: Excel: Data Analysis with Pivot Tables
Price: $335/person at their labs or request a quote for the price with travel to your office.
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Advanced
Location: Denver as well as Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, or at your premises- instructor travels to you
Ideal For: Corporate group training; People looking to expand their pivot-table and data analysis capabilities.

5. Excel Workbooks, Formulas, and Functions from Business Computer Skills

Excel Workbooks, Formulas, and Functions from Business Computer Skills

This course will help you get more comfortable with the use of Excel workbooks in common business scenarios. You will learn to design and organize large worksheets, including viewing, renaming, and color-coding. You’ll learn how to use 3D references, work with absolute named ranges, as well as work through some basic and intermediate financial and logical functions. You will also learn a variety of data analysis tools, including scenarios and using a forecast sheet, as well as shared workbook features and standard table lookups like VLookup and HLookup. 

Courses are taught with Excel 2019, but skills are applicable to 2016 and 365 as well.

Title: Excel Workbooks, Formulas, and Functions
Price: $299
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Intermediate
Location: Denver Training Center, 600 17th Street, Dominion Plaza Bldg., South Denver
Ideal For: People responsible for handling large workbooks who wish to become more proficient at data manipulation and analysis

6. Excel Macros from AdvantEdge

Excel Macros from AdvantEdge

If your place of business is looking to increase employee productivity with Excel, you should suggest this training course from AdvantEdge. Their instructors will travel to your workplace to present this course on macros.

Some people think of macros  as intimidating, but they’re so important for streamlined workflows, not to mention cutting down on the tedium of common work tasks. This course specifically focuses on helping you automate your regular tasks and lay out neat, well-organized spreadsheets in much less time than it is taking you currently. 

You will learn to create, record, and use macros, and create a personal macro workbook. There will also be a brief introduction to the Visual Basic for Applications editor, which will allow you to edit existing macros.

Note: Students should have a basic understanding of Excel fundamentals and be comfortable with basic IF statements.

Title: Excel Macros Training
Price: $250
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Intermediate
Location: Based in Denver and Phoenix
Ideal For: Corporate group training; Teams needing knowledge of Excel’s automation features

7. VBA with Microsoft Excel from NetCom Learning

VBA with Microsoft Excel from NetCom Learning

Again focusing on automating Excel for an easier workday, this advanced course from NetCom Learning will give you a rundown of using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in the Excel environment. VBA is a programming language used for automating tasks in Microsoft applications. In Excel, it can be used to perform and automate tasks that you cannot or cannot easily do with regular worksheet functions alone. 

This course will cover the basics of VBA and the VBA environment, how to use VBA to record macros, how to write VBA code to create macros from scratch, as well as problem-solving with VBA code and best practices for troubleshooting your code.

Title: VBA with Microsoft Excel
Price: $295
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Advanced
Location: 7535 East Hampden Avenue, Denver
Ideal For: Data-focused users wanting to automate their daily Excel tasks; People who want to create custom worksheet functions to make complex worksheets easier to use and analyze.

8. Microsoft Excel for Beginners from ONLC

Microsoft Excel for Beginners from ONLC

Another course from ONLC, this one is a beginner course, aimed at people who are just starting out with Excel. No prior Excel knowledge is necessary, only basic confidence with working on a PC.

In this class, you will learn the basics of worksheet creation and modification, data entry, formulas, worksheet formatting, and how to manage and print workbooks.  Basically, it’s a great crash course in all of the basic skills of Microsoft Excel.

Title: Microsoft Excel for Beginners
Price: $295, or $345 if registering within a week of the course start date.
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Beginner
Location: Dominion Plaza Bldg, 600 17th Street, South Denver, CO.
Ideal For: Beginners wanting a basic introduction to Excel.

So there you have it! Some great Denver Excel classes that will help you stop cringing every time you hear the word “spreadsheet.” I hope you check one of them out! And hey, if you do,  I’d love to hear how it went, so let me know in the comments below. 

Excel

    View Comments
    There are currently no comments.