Is money making you mad? RCC offering budgeting, Excel classes

ASHEBORO (Feb. 20, 2019)

Saving for a car, buying a home, or looking to add to your rainy-day fund? Randolph Community College is hosting two, two-session budgeting classes starting next week to help you reach your financial goals, and a basic Excel class to organize those budgets into spreadsheets.

Creating a budget, including tracking spending, is key to managing finances. Budgeting may sound complicated, but it can actually be a very basic personal financial skill.


“Part 1” is Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (#69121) or Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-noon (#69125). Both classes are in room 117 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center (CEIC) on the Asheboro Campus.


Participants will learn the basics of budgeting, creating their own budget and developing a special plan, and learn how to track their spending and create an emergency fund. Attendees need to bring one wide-ruled notebook with at least 100 pages.


“Part 2” is Thursday, March 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (#69127) in room 117 of the CEIC or Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m.-noon (#69128) in room 223 of the CEIC.


The follow-up to “Part 1,” this course elaborates on the financial groundwork laid in the first class. Participants will learn the importance of setting short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals as a step toward becoming financially secure. Attendees need to bring the budget notebook they completed in “Part 1.”


For information or to register for these budgeting classes, call 336-633-0268.


In “MS Excel, Basic,” students will learn to create/edit simple worksheets, work with menus and toolbars, use basic formulas, format entries, merge cells, hide/unhide rows/columns; and learn about date and time functions, text alignment, inserting and deleting columns/rows, freezing/unfreezing cells, splitting the window, and page breaks.


The class (#69339), which will include introductory and intermediate levels, will meet from 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 20-April 5 at the Archdale Center, which is located at 110 Park Drive. The cost is $70 plus $13 for text.


For more information or to register for the Excel class, call 336-328-1750.