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Fall 2014


 

Business


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 am T | 9/30/14 - 12/2/14 | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Item 6943 | Tuition: $25.07
Launch Labs: 6:00-9:00 pm | 10/14/14, 11/18/14, and 12/2/14 | Room 9202, Building 9200 | Item 3047
Tuition: $25.07 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: $50.14 | P-BUS 200 

 

Computing

 

QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction
REVISED SCHEDULE

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.

 

6:00-9:00pm Th | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

Tuition: $31.34 | Next class:10/16/14 | End date: 11/6/14 | P-CMP 104 |Item 6915  

 

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 2010, composing and organizing messages, setting up and managing contacts and to-do lists, scheduling appointments, and organizing meetings. No previous experience required.

 

4:00-7:00 pm  T | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 11/18/2014 | End date: 12/09/14 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6932

 

Textbook: FastCourse Outlook 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers,
available in bookstore. 
ISBN 978-1-591365-12-9, or online: FastCourse Outlook 2013.


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.

 

4:00-7:00 pm T | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $43.88 | Start date: 10/14/2014 | End date: 11/4/2014 | P-CMP 102 | Item 6909  

 

Textbook: Welcome to the World of Computers, 5th Ed, Labyrinth Learning Publishers,
available in bookstore. ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-652-2, or online: Welcome to the World of Computers, 5th Ed.

 

Integrated, Self-paced Computer Lab
REVISED SCHEDULE

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. 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.


9:00 am-12:00 pm TWTh | Building 5000, Room 5116 |Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $84.62 | Start date: 10/7/14 | End date: 11/13/14 | P-CMP 114 | Item 6923

 

Winter 2015


 

Business

Teach Yoga as a Career

So you've practiced yoga for a while and it's become a consistent and positive aspect of your life. Ever thought of teaching? With Plus 50’s new Teach Yoga as a Career instructional course, students will explore career possibilities for prospective and current yoga teachers. Learn who can teach yoga, how training is acquired, and what certifications are necessary. Students will get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the art and the business of yoga. Taught by yoga practitioner, teacher, and Richmond Beach studio owner, Angeline Johnston.

4:00-7:00pm Th | Building 2200, Room 2205 | Instructor: Johnston, A.
Tuition: $23.47 | Start date: 2/12/15 | End date: 2/26/15 | P-BUS 210 | Item 3039

Introduction to Project Management
Get started on what it takes to guide and successfully take projects from A-Z!
Students will assess current career or business status, and learn strategies for moving ahead. Regardless of background and whether NGO/nonprofit, or private sector, this class will focus entrepreneurs on project management, finding resources for launching a business, and utilizing best practices.

6:00-8:00pm TTh | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Adeyemi, L.
Tuition: $20.88 | Start date: 1/15/15 | End date: 2/5/15 | P-BUS 150 | Item 3038

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: 10:30-11:20am T | 1/6/15 – 3/10/15 | Building 9000, Room 9201 | Item 6900
(Note: The lecture on Tuesday, 1/20 will take place in Building 1100, Room 1101. The time is unchanged.)
Launch Labs: 6:00-9:00PM T | 1/20/15, 2/10/15, and 3/10/15 | Building 9200, Room 9202| Item 6900
Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: $50.14 | 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.

9:00am-3:00pm S | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.

Tuition: $31.34| Start date: 12/14/15| End date: 2/21/15 | P-BUS 101 | Item 3036

 

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.


10:00am-2:00pm S | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Seward, J. | Tuition: $20.88
Start date: 2/14/15 | End date: 2/21/15 | P-BUS 104 | Item 3037

 

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.

 

8:00am-12:00pm MTWTh | Building 5000, Room 5116 | Instructor: Lewis, L

Tuition: $41.76 | Start date: 1/12/15 | End date: 1/15/15 | P-CMP 100 | Item 6902

 

Textbook: (with software): KEYTIME® Skillbuilder© Learning Kit and KEYtimer© Software CD,

available in bookstore. ISBN 978-0-9627395-0-7

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.

4:00-7:00pm T | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 1/20/15 | End date: 2/10/15 | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904  

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.

 

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. Getting Started with Computers, or at least six months of keyboard and mouse experience recommended.


4:00-7:00pm  T | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $36.56 | Start date: 2/17/15 | End date: 3/17/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6903

 

Textbook: FastCourse Outlook 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, available in bookstore,

ISBN 978-1-59136-512-9, or online: FastCourse Outlook 2013

 

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.
Previous experience with Microsoft Word and familiarity with a Windows environment are recommended.

 

4:00-7:00pm  Th | Building 1300, Room 1304 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $36.56 | Start date: 2/17/15 | End date: 3/17/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6911

 

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

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. 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.


10:30am-1:30pm TWTh | Building 5000, Room 5116 |Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $78.34 | Start date: 1/20/15 | End date: 2/19/15 | 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.

9:00am - 3:00pm S | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 1/31/15 | End date: 2/7/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 3049


NEW!
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. Basic computer use or previous cell "flip" phone use recommended.

3:00pm – 5:00pm MW | Building 5000, Room 5116 | Instructor: Roddis, L.
Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 2/9/15 | End date: 2/18/15 | P-CMP 109 | Item 3042

QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction

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.

 

6:00-9:00pm Th | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 1/8/15 | End date: 1/29/15 | 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.

6:00-9:00pm MW | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 1/5/15| End date: 1/14/15 | P-CMP 129 | Item 6908

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

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.

6:00-9:00pm MTW | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Instructor:  Aldrich, M.
Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 1/20/15 | End date: 1/28/15 | P-CMP 132 | Item 6909
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

Skills

 

NEW!
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.

 

6:00-8:00pm MW | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor:  Wilke, J.
Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 2/16/15 | End date: 3/4/15 | P-SKL 109 | Item 3045