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Cal Poly Pomona

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Welcome to the first massive open online course offered by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)!


    During Spring 2014, Professor Paul Nissenson from the Mechanical Engineering Department will be the instructor for Introduction to VBA/Excel Programming. In this free 10-week course, you will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language in Microsoft Excel. No prior experience in programming or engineering is necessary. Get started by clicking here.


    As one of only two polytechnic universities in California, Cal Poly Pomona is known for utilizing a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students tackle real-world challenges, giving them an advantage as career-ready graduates.


    Nestled in 1,438 acres on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, the campus serves more than 20,000 students, faculty, and staff who come from diverse backgrounds.


    About Introduction to VBA/Excel Programming


    In this free 10-week online course, you will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language in Microsoft Excel. Although many homework problems deal with mechanical engineering concepts, no prior knowledge of programming or engineering is required to succeed in this course.


    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to get more out of Excel by writing your own computer programs in the VBA language. Even more importantly, you will understand the logic of programming, enabling you to learn other computer languages rapidly in the future.


    Participants who obtain a passing grade in the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from Cal Poly Pomona.


    Enrollment period: January 20-April 4, 2014

    Early preview of course material: March 15, 2014

    First day of class: April 1, 2014

    Final Exam: June 7-11 (the Final can be taken any time during this period)

    Software requirements for the course:For PCs, Microsoft Excel 2007 or later. For Macs, Microsoft Excel 2011

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