Excel Charts & Graphs | CSU Pro Dev


Excel Charts & Graphs

Course Description

Understanding and creating charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel can be challenging.  In this course you will learn best practices to master creating visuals in Excels.

Who Should Attend

This class is intended for Excel users looking to master Excel charts and graphs.


* Excel Basics and Excel Formulas and Functions or equivalent knowledge. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know when to use a chart
  • Create a new chart(graph)
  • Add titles to graphs and charts    
  • Add chart titles
  • Set the legend's location on the chart.    
  • Relocate the legend
  • Set data labels to show the chart's columns values    
  • Add data labels
  • Rescale the Y-axis
  • Format the chart (colors, backgrounds, etc.)


May 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Location: CSU's West Center, 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 (map)

CEUs: 0.35

Fee: $189

Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.