A community education class for users of the Excel Spreadsheet program is being offered through Wayland School Community Programs this fall. Taught by Alan Reiss, a former teacher and current Chief Electrical Engineer, VBA for Excel will begin Monday, October 3, 2011, and continue through Monday, November 28th. The series of eight classes will be held at Loker School from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration. There is no class on Columbus Day.
Topics covered will include the advantages of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a procedural problem-solving and graphical interface design software platform, which exists behind all Microsoft Office applications – including Excel. Topics include how to record and execute macros, the VBA development environment, debugging tools, writing VBA code, looping through code, graphical interface design and additional subjects.
VBA for Excel participants will gain expertise that will enhance their professional careers. Mr. Reiss says the course will "provide Excel users with marketable skills. This level of proficiency will set the class participants above the ordinary Excel user. They will gain a new layer of knowledge and skill plus a new arsenal of problem-solving tools. The Excel/VBA expert is a rare find for employers everywhere."
Reiss’s background includes degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. A former educator at both the secondary and college level, he is currently a Chief Electrical Engineer within the field of automatic, high volume production testing of semiconductor devices. He has been in that industry for the past 21 years.
For additional details about the contents of the class and who would benefit from taking it, contact Mr. Reiss.
The fee for the eight-class series is $250. For further information about enrollment, contact WSCP Director Brian Jones at 508-655-6404.