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Career

• NEW! Reboot Your Brand: Communication for Mature Job Hunters
Branding is the price of admission in today's job market, which is driven by global-thinking Digital Natives. This class is for Digital Immigrants seeking career change. It provides tools to assess your communication strengths and challenges, explores new media networking options and familiarity with technology needed to compete in Millennial-dominant fields. 

Lee Mozena
 is the owner of Zena Consulting in Seattle. Her passion is helping  local organizations and leaders of any age successfully navigate today's complex, multicultural business environment.  Learn how to put your best brand forward with Lee!
                6-9 p.m. WTh | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor:  Mozena, L.
                Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 6/3/15 | End date: 6/11/15 | P-CAR 111 | Item 6913

 

• NEW! Reinvent Your Future
William Wurtz
has evaluated Fortune 500 company customer service and sales centers, has overseen the revision of a statewide home health care training program, and was a driving force with Total Quality Management for a Fortune 100 company, just to name a few. In this exciting new course, students learn a model for personal and career “reinvention” for moving toward to a preferred future. There is skill-building in visioning, mapping out a work breakdown structure, and developing a support network. Creative thinking and stress management skills are integrated into the process to aid in the change process. Sign up as soon as you can, this one will fill up fast!
           
6-9 p.m. TTh | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor:  Wurtz, W.
            Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 5/26/15 | End date: 6/4/15 | P-CAR 110 | Item 6912



Skills

• NEW! You're in Charge: PODs, Blogs, & eBooks
Instructor, Ariele Huff is a nationally syndicated columnist who has used her own true stories for the last 30 years to make money and entertain people.

~ Write About Your Life: Write about your memories and experiences for the purpose of reminiscing or creating articles, books, and souvenir memoirs for cash, friends, and/or family. 
~ Personal Experience Writing For Fun and Profit!: The hottest trend these days is the telling of personal experiences. Learn how to access and format your memories and experiences for the purpose of creating articles, books, and souvenir memoirs.  Peer & instructor feedback on writing.

~ True Confessions: Learn how to share memories so readers will be fascinated! In this fun class, you can write for family, friends, or publication. Bring written pieces for help, &/or do the structured exercises.
            10-2 p.m. S | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Instructor:  Huff, A..
            Tuition: $9.40 | Start date: 6/6/15 | End date: 6/6/15 | P-SKL 101 | Item 6915

• Genealogy: Trace Your Roots

Obtain resources for tracing roots, including census records, vital records, military records, web forums, social media and more. Overcome common search obstacles. Links will be provided for practical tools. Gain the means to move from "starter trees" to searching independently once class is completed. Note: A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

6-8 p.m. MW | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor:  Wilke, J.

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 5/4/15 | End date: 5/20/15 | P-SKL 109 | Item 6922

 

 

Business

• Entrepreneurship for Yoga Professionals

For current and future yoga teachers and leaders: You love yoga, you love teaching, and you’d
like to make a living doing what you love. You can do this! Join Angeline Johnston in this 6 hour
workshop where you will learn to navigate the world of business, how to brand and market
yourself, and how to write a business plan or bring new life into an already existing business.
There is room for you to grow and thrive in the world of yoga! The key is finding your niche and
getting your message out to the world. 

We will explore options for furthering your yoga education; use applied yoga philosophy to
understand better what milieu you thrive in, and learn the nuts and bolts of running a business—
from advertising to networking to how to negotiate a commercial lease— all from a yoga point of
view. 
            9-3 p.m. S | Building 2200, Room 2205 | Instructor: Johnston, A
            Tuition: $15.67 | Start date: 5/30/15 | End date: 5/30/15 | P-BUS 210 | Item 6918


• Entrepreneurial Edge: What's Next?

Congratulations! You’ve thought it over and have finally decided to discover your strengths, uncover opportunities, and design the business of your dreams. This course will take you from pre-startup assessment, into planning, and on to designing a money-making venture. Attend up to 10, one-hour lectures, with three Launch Labs, featuring local business leaders who will discuss their keys to success.

Lectures: 10:30-11:20 a.m. T | 3/31/15 – 6/2/15 | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Item 6900 

Launch Labs: 6-9 p.m. T | 4/21/15, 5/12/15, and 6/2/15 | Building 1100, Room 1101| Item 6900
Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: 62.68 | P-BUS 200

 

• eBay: The Basics of Selling

Learn how to create an eBay Seller account, create successful eBay listings, load pictures and accept credit card payment with PayPal. Covers selling "Tips, Tricks and Traps,” market analysis, determining shipping costs, where to get FREE shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer and get FREE home pickup.

Prerequisites: At least one year experience working with a mouse and keyboard.  Familiarity with Windows or Macintosh environment is very helpful, as is the ability to access your email remotely. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

             9 a.m.-3 p.m. S | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.

             Tuition: $31.34| Start date: 6/6/15| End date: 6/13/15 | P-BUS 101 | Item 6916

 

• Create a Profitable Pet Sitting Business

Stuck in the corporate doldrums? Laid off and dreaming of becoming your own boss?  If you love animals and want to earn a good living following your passion, join us and see if pet sitting is the business for you.  Pet owners no longer want the kid next door. They want licensed, insured professionals who they can count on to show up, handle home and pet emergencies, and provide custom care to their pets.  This information-packed class gives you detailed instructions on how to launch your pet sitting business, avoid beginner's mistakes and protect you from liability Special focus on effective, low-cost marketing to put you on a fast track to success.

             10 a.m.-2 p.m. S | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Seward, J.  
              Tuition: $21.94 | Start date: 5/2/15 | End date: 5/9/15 | P-BUS 104 | Item 6917

 

Computing

• Quick Keyboarding

Type by touch using all your fingers, while increasing your speed and accuracy. At the end of the first session, you will be able to type all the letters of the alphabet, the horizontal numbers, comma and period on the keyboard without looking at your fingers. Using a scientifically designed book, you will see quick results.

Textbook: (with software): KEYTIME® Skillbuilder© Learning Kit and KEYtimer© Software CD,available in bookstore. ISBN 978-0-9627395-0-7

             8 a.m.-noon MTWTh | Building 5000, Room 5116 | Instructor: Lewis, L

             Tuition: $40.74 | Start date: 4/13/15 | End date: 4/16/15 | P-CMP 100 | Item 6902

 

• Getting Started with Computers

Conquer the basics of the most popular applications for personal or business use. Topics include: Overview of PC hardware and software concepts, Windows 8, word processing and spreadsheets, printing, Internet browsing, email use, and computer and Internet safety. No previous experience required.

Textbook: Welcome to the World of Computers, 5th Ed, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, available in bookstore: ISBN 978-1-59136-652-2, or online: Welcome to the World of Computers, 5th Ed.

             4-7 p.m. T | Building 1300, Room 1304 | Instructor: Berkley, W

             Tuition: $43.88 | Start date: 4/7/15 | End date: 5/5/15 | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904

 

• Email: Outlook Basics

Looking for entry level office work? Most business and service provider offices are networked with Outlook. This is an essential class for those of any age preparing for work as an assistant in administration, human resources, lab work, or starting a business. Topics: An overview of email components, an introduction to Outlook 2013, composing and organizing messages, setting up and managing contacts and to-do lists, scheduling appointments, and organizing meetings. Note: Getting Started with Computers, or at least six months of keyboard and mouse experience recommended.

Textbook: FastCourse Outlook 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, available in bookstore, ISBN 978-1-59136-512-9, or online: FastCourse Outlook 2013

             4-7 p.m.  T | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Berkley, W

             Tuition: $34.47 | Start date: 5/12/15 | End date: 6/2/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6903

 

• PowerPoint 2013 Essentials

PowerPoint is like an electronic slide show, but with a nearly endless choice of colors, fonts, and presentation styles.  Create text animations,make pictures appear and move, add impressive backgrounds, charts and tables, different kinds of art and graphics, and much more.  Learn the skills to create a slide show of any kind, with tips on integrating your oral presentation. Additionally, with PowerPoint, you will gain intuition and insights for other graphics programs. Note: Previous experience with Microsoft Word and familiarity with a Windows environment are recommended

Textbook:  FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, available in bookstore. ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-512-9; online: FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1

             4-7 p.m.  Th | Building 1300, Room 1304 | Instructor: Berkley, W

             Tuition: $25.07 | Start date: 5/14/15 | End date: 5/28/15 | P-CMP 113 | Item 6911

 

• Integrated, Self-paced Computer Lab

Virtually any office position will require at least some experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ready to get started? Come to a self-paced laboratory environment and work in the company of other job seekers. Learn and practice these programs

~ Outlook: Set up contact lists. Save email drafts. Link keywords in email messages to websites, maps, and photos. Customize your email messages with your own signature.

~ Word: Set up and save documents. Organize files and folders. Learn mail merging.

~ Excel: Get the basics of data creation. Customize slide shows. A coach will help you navigate the software and help menus.
~ PowerPoint: Insert pictures onto slides. Create text blocks and shapes. Add depth and dimension to text and photos. Produce a slide show. This five-week course will prepare you for most any office environment, with all the one-on-one guidance you will need. It's also a great prerequisite to our singularly focused Microsoft application courses.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

             10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. TWTh | Building 5000, Room 5116 |Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.

              Tuition: $78.35 | Start date: 4/21/15 | End date: 5/21/15 | P-CMP 114 | Item 6907

 

• Create a Website for Fun, Profit & Business!

No programming required! Discover easy-to-use design tools that can build your personal or business website in 60 minutes.  Topics include: Using pay-per-click ads to get traffic on sites such as Google, how to get ranked by the three major search engines (SEO), tips on website design and Internet market research tools.

Prerequisites: At least one year experience working with a mouse and keyboard.  Familiarity with Windows or Macintosh environment is very helpful, as is the ability to access your email remotely. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

             9 a.m.-3 p.m S | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.

             Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 4/4/15 | End date: 4/11/15 | P-CMP 103 | Item 6921

 

• How to Use Your Smartphone

Handheld technology improves connections with your friends and family. It’s also fun! Voice dial, text, search the web, use maps, calendars, reminders and notes, take and edit photos, and find helpful apps. Linda has been teaching this class to seniors and mature job seekers for over seven years. Note: Basic computer use or previous cell "flip" phone use recommended.

             3-5 p.m. MT | Building 5000, Room 5116 | Instructor: Roddis, L.

             Tuition: $17.76  | Start date: 5/11/15 | End date: 5/19/15 | P-CMP 109 | Item 6914

 

• NEW! QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction for General Use & Payroll

Get started with this valuable accounting software that is used by more than 80% of small to mid-sized businesses. You will learn the basics of how QuickBooks can aid you in performing daily, weekly, and monthly bookkeeping and accounting operations for a business. This one fills up fast, so register early!

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

             6-9 p.m. W | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

             Tuition: $40.74 | Start date: 4/8/15 | End date: 5/13/15 | P-CMP 104 |Item 6906

 

• Word 2013 Essentials

Learn the basics and beyond of this robust word processing program.  You will create, edit, and proofread documents, change the look of text and the document, present information in columns and tabs and work with graphics, symbols, and diagrams.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. You must attend the first meeting of this class to complete the course. A thumb drive is required for this class.

Textbook: Step by Step Microsoft Office Word 2013, available in bookstore. ISBN: 978-0-7356-6912-3, or online: Step by Step Microsoft Office Word 2013

             6-9 p.m. MW | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Aldrich, M

             Tuition: $31.34  | Start date: 4/27/15| End date: 5/615 | P-CMP 129 | Item 6908

 

• Excel 2013 Essentials

Get the basics and beyond for creating spreadsheets. You will create, edit and format a worksheet, perform calculations, print workbook contents, filter and sort data, and work with charts. You'll learn to use the Help and other built-in tools.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Word and the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab.  You must attend the first meeting of this class to complete the course. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

Textbook: Mastery Series: Microsoft Excel 2013 Introductory Skills, available in bookstore, ISBN: 978-1-59136-521-1, or online: Mastery Series: Microsoft Excel 2013 Introductory Skills

               6-9 p.m. MW | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Instructor:  Aldrich, M.

               Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 5/11/15 | End date: 5/20/15 | P-CMP 132 | Item 6909

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