8 Best In-Person Excel Classes in Los Angeles


Whether you like it or not, Excel has become a cornerstone of the business boardroom. It’s not surprising, since the program has a ton of useful features for companies, and is a powerful data analysis tool in the right hands. Unfortunately, it’s also super intimidating for the average user. If you’re anything like me, you might have spent some time avoiding it altogether! Sure, your CV may say you’re “experienced with the Microsoft Office Suite,” but if your boss asked you to pull a PivotTable full of data with set conditional formulas for them, would you even know where to start?

I didn’t, which is why, after months of hesitantly pecking at cells, I signed myself up for an Excel bootcamp. Honestly, it was getting embarrassing not knowing as much as my peers did.

This was a few years ago now, and I’ve never regretted it, but I’ll admit finding the right class  was a pain. Searching “Excel class, Los Angeles” gave me tons of options, way too many, and I wasn’t really sure how to parse them effectively. I just knew I preferred in-person learning—it allows me to connect with a real human, ask questions, and iron out snags quickly without the disconnect and misunderstandings that can sometimes happen through online learning. Online learning has a lot to offer, but it couldn’t replace the in-person experience for me.

I found a great provider eventually, but it was a process and I want you to have a smoother experience, so I’ve created a list of 8 in-person Excel classes in Los Angeles that cover a variety of skill levels and Excel subjects. While I haven’t taken any of these myself, I’ve put a lot of time into the research, comparing ratings and student reviews so you can save the hard work for when it’s time for class. 

On the list, I’ve included information about course contents, plus comparative pricing, class duration, skill level, and who each class is best suited for. Hopefully, this list will save you the trouble I had finding the right Excel class for my needs. 

8 In-Person Excel Classes in Los Angeles

Here are my picks for eight of the best in-person Excel classes in the Los Angeles area. 

1. Excel Introduction from Intellequest Computer Training

Excel Introduction from Intellequest Computer Training

If you don’t know where to start with Excel, this foundation level course will help you take your first steps. 

Covering the absolute basics of Excel on both PC and Mac, the course is a gentle introduction to the program, mostly aimed at helping you be more confident navigating in the program environment. Topics covered include basic worksheet creation, basic formulas, and basic formatting options like fonts, headers and footers, margins, etc. No prior Excel experience required. 

Class sizes are small, and the course schedule is fairly flexible: you can choose to split your learning into two half-days if it works better for you.

Title: Microsoft Excel Class Level 1 – Introduction
Price: Available on enquiry
Duration: 8 hrs (1 Full Day or 2 Half-Days)
Level: Beginner
Location: 822 S Robertson Blvd, LA
Ideal For: Complete beginners who want to start slow and get comfortable with Excel before diving in

2. Charts, Formatting, and Reporting with ONCL

Charts, Formatting, and Reporting with ONCL

The focus of this intermediate-level course from ONLC is bringing the data you work with to life visually through charts and reports. 

The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of charting in Excel, including formatting chart elements, adding and removing data series, and dashboarding. You’ll learn to work with Styles, Themes, and Templates, how to work with custom and conditional formatting, quick analysis, and creating workbooks for print and PDF. You’ll also touch on speciality charts, embedding Excel data in other applications, and even some basic information on macros.

Title: Excel Charts, Formatting, and Reporting
Price: $295, or $345 for bookings within a week of start date
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Location: Wells Fargo Center, 355 S. Grand Ave,  LA OR 10940 Wilshire Blvd, LA
Ideal For: People in reporting roles who need to find ways to present Excel data meaningfully to higher-ups

3. Excel Bootcamp with AGI

Excel Bootcamp with AGI

This intensive 3-day course is meant to train people starting from scratch with Excel from beginners to a high level of proficiency. Each day progresses to a new skill level, moving through beginner, intermediate, and advanced skills.

You will move through basic Excel features like data entry, text functions, and formatting, through to more advanced concepts. Conditional formatting, charts, and data validation are covered. You will also get to grips with Pivot Tables, IF statements, VLOOKUP, and cell auditing. Conditional formatting and the basics of macros will be touched on. If you don’t have your own copy, AGI can also provide a PC with access to Excel during the intensive.

Title: Excel Bootcamp
Price: $747
Duration: 3 Days
Level: Beginner through Advanced
Location: AGI Training Los Angeles, 830 Traction Ave, LA or on-site at your offices
Ideal For: Beginners who need to become proficient in Excel quickly; Learners who prefer an intensive class format; Corporate group training

4. Intermediate Excel with AcademyX

Intermediate Excel with AcademyX

This course from AcademyX is aimed at helping Intermediate Excel users develop skills most commonly used in business, so you’ll need a solid grounding in Excel to follow along. Specifically, you should be comfortable with creating spreadsheets with formulas using cell references. 

The class covers conditional formatting functions, creating formulas that link between workbooks, how to work with grouped table data, how to add graphics to your spreadsheets, and how to filter and sort data. You’ll also spend some time learning about advanced charts, PivotTables, and PivotCharts, as well as Excel’s web features and shared workbook functionality.

Title: Excel Intermediate
Price: $350
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Intermediate
Location: AcademyX satellite offices, LA (Double-check their Covid-19 attendance policies)
Ideal For: Business users who need a better understanding of how to use Excel in their workplace

5. Advanced Excel with Training Connection

Advanced Excel with Training Connection

This class from Training Connection was created with more advanced users in mind.

Curriculum covers special functions including Date/Time functions and text functions, LOOKUPS, importing and exporting Data through Power Pivot, and analyzing data through What-if functions, Goal Seek, and Scenarios. You will also learn how to capture user input through Forms and work with macros to automate tasks.

Students will also receive a printed Excel training manual, a certificate of course completion, and are able to repeat the course for free within 12 months of their initial class. 

Title: Excel Level 3 – Advanced
Price: $350
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Advanced
Location: Training Connection Learning Center, 915 Wilshire Blvd #1800, LA
Ideal For: Business users requiring advanced knowledge of Excel

6. Excel Bootcamp from General Assembly

Excel Bootcamp from General Assembly

If you’re a fan of intensive learning formats, the General Assembly Excel Bootcamp is a great way to progress from beginner to advanced skills fast. The one-day bootcamp pulls most of the curriculum from General Assembly’s fundamentals and advanced workshops into a single day. That means you need to learn quickly, but you’ll also walk away with a much broader knowledge of Excel than most one-day classes allow. 

The bootcamp provides an overview of important Excel topics, focusing throughout on best practices and shortcuts for efficiency. In terms of the actual curriculum, you’ll start with terminology, navigation, formatting, formulas, and basic math functions. Conditional, Logical, Text, and Reference Functions are covered. So are Charts, PivotTables, Trendlines, and auditing tools.

Title: Excel Bootcamp
Price: $799
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Beginner through Advanced
Location: GA Los Angeles (DTLA), 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400, LA
Ideal For: Beginners who need to get their Excel skills up to scratch quickly; Learners looking for a broad refresher for their existing skills

7. Excel 101 with Ledet Training

Excel 101 with Ledet Training

If you want to build your Excel skills from the ground up, consider this 101 course from Ledet Training. The skills it teaches are, for the most part, very basic, with a strong focus on best practices and shortcuts for more efficient work. 

Topics covered include: how to create workbooks and start working with formulas; number and text formatting; charts and graphics; printing and sharing workbooks; sorting data quickly in tables; entering data series; repeat values; control individual cells as they’re moved within worksheets. Finally, the course also provides a basic introduction to PivotTables.

Title: Microsoft Excel 101 – Microsoft Excel Introduction Training Course
Price: $399
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Beginner
Location: Ledet Training, 915 Wilshire Blvd #1800, LA
Ideal For: Beginners looking for a slower learning pace than what is provided by intensives.

8. Microsoft Excel for Office 365 with New Horizons

Microsoft Excel for Office 365 with New Horizons

This beginner-level course from New Horizons will guide you through the basics of Excel for Office 365. 

The curriculum begins with a light intro to help you get comfortable with the layout and formatting in Excel. You’ll learn to create and insert formulas and functions, search for and replace data, and learn some of the basics of conditional formatting. You will also learn how to present your workbooks effectively and share with others. 

This course is meant to provide you with Excel fundamentals you can build on, and it’s been developed with an eye towards exam topics for the Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam, so if you’re hoping to eventually get an Excel certification, this can help. 

Title: MS Excel for Office 365 Part 1
Price: $295
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Beginner
Location: New Horizons, ​​333 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA
Ideal For: Beginners who need to learn Excel for Office 365 specifically; Learners who prefer a slow pace for their courses; People wishing to work towards an Excel certification

I hope one of these classes hits the mark for you, and I’d love to hear about it if you do take it! Drop me a comment below and tell me about your experience. If you’re signing up for a class right now, I wish you all the best! Remember, everyone can excel in Excel with the right help!

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