Fall Quarter 2015
NEW! Hypnosis for Success and Personal Optimization
After becoming certified in Hypnotherapy and Neural-Linguistic Programming in 1992, Whitney Buckingham began using her skills professionally both in therapeutic and entertainment contexts.
Whitney’s extensive client list includes Microsoft, Boeing, Washington State Firefighters, Fred Hutchinson Hospital, Children's Hospital, University of Washington and more than fifty High Schools throughout the Northwest, California and Alaska.
Learn techniques designed to optimize performance for sports, school, job and life by increasing focus, retention and recall. Learn Enhanced Relaxation to reduce stress, increase confidence and improve performance through dynamic techniques, including self-hypnosis, positive self-talk and Instructor-led hypnosis.
6:00-9:00 p.m. | Thursdays | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Buckingham, W.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 10/29/15 | End date: 11/19/15 | P-SKL 103| Item 6950
• 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.
6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: Adeyemi, L.
Tuition: $20.88 | Start date: 11/3/15 | End date: 11/12/15 | P-BUS 150 | Item 6920
• 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.
10:30-11:20 a.m. Tuesdays | 9/29/15 – 12/1/15 | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Item 6900
Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: $24.28 | P-BUS 200
NEW! Entrepreneurial Edge: Launch Lab
With these three hands on, two-hour workshops, you will uncover core business values
and strengths through a self-assessment process to define your business vision. Design
a money-making business model using a professional business design process, with author
and entrepreneurship navigator, Tiffany McVeety.
Prerequisites: Entrepreneurial Edge: What's Next? is suggested to be taken concurrently, but not required.
6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays | 10/6, 10/27, & 11/10/15 | Building 9200, Room 9201 | Item
Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: $20.88 | P-BUS 220
• Author’s Launch Lab
Take the Three Week Challenge!
If you have "write and publish my book" as a professional goal -- seize the day! The Author's Launch Lab will teach you the pros and cons of self-publishing, the top platforms for self-publishing, tools and tips to navigate your publishing options. This four week challenge is designed to give you a framework and the confidence to accomplish your authorship goal. This workshop is especially great for a coach, consultant, or other expert who wants to create a professional manual, workbook, toolkit or other non-fiction work to support your client's success. Elevate your brand and add incremental income to your bottom line as a new author/publisher. If you have been putting off writing your book, now is your chance to secure the tried and proven tools to get going! What's stopping you?
Optional ISBN Fee: $10 secures your very own ISBN under the imprint GROW Washington.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mondays | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Tuition:
Start date: 11/2/15 | End date: 11/16/15 | P-BUS 103 | Item 6905
• 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: $30.35| Start date: 10/3/15| End date: 10/10/15 | P-BUS 101 | Item 6916
• 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!
6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Wurtz, W.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 10/20/15 | End date: 10/29/15 | P-CAR 110 | Item 6915
• Getting What You Want: Winning Letters & Emails
Ariele Huff returns to Fall Quarter after setting a new class enrollment record for Plus 50 this Spring!
Whether you’re after a promotion, a new account, stronger ties in business or academia, a new job, inclusion in a degree program, a better deal, an apology, a refund, or freebies, a few well-placed words can turn the trick. Learn the basics of creating persuasive messages in this to-the-point class where we’ll look at specific student needs as well as general rules. Recent students have gotten into Jack Straw, an MFA program, art gallery positioning, and meetings with a literary agent, among other victories!
6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Instructor: Huff, A..
Tuition: $26.10 | Start date: 9/29/15 | End date: 10/27/15 | P-SKL 101 | Item 6912
• Quick Keyboarding with Keytimer™
Want to type much faster and with more accuracy? This class really works!:
“After being part of a massive layoff in Sept, and over 50, I found myself highly skilled but only in the select market from which my telecommunications background required. I took all the classes I could, [including] the Keytimer class in February. I am now typing 40+ words per minute. I was a non- typist before. “
Type properly by touch 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 Monday - Thursday | Room 5116, Building 5000 | Instructor: Lewis, L
Tuition: $31.43 | Start date: 11/16/15 | End date: 11/19/15 | 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
• 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. Tuesdays - Thursdays | Building 5000, Room 5116 |Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $75.88 | Start date: 10/6/15 | End date: 11/25/15 | P-CMP 114 | Item 6907
• Email: Outlook Basics
Microsoft Office, including Outlook for email, now has over one billion users worldwide (Softpedia, Softnews, 10 July 2012). This includes over 90% of all offices in the USA. If not already among the tools listed on your resume, it’s time to get fluent with this dynamic and versatile email application. Topics include: 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 tasks, and organizing meetings. No previous experience required.
4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesdays | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Berkley, W
Tuition: $30.35| Start date: 11/3/15 | End date: 11/24/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6903
Textbook: FastCourse Outlook 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, available in bookstore.
• Getting Started with Computers
For many of us the mere thought of learning the basics of computer use can be uncomfortable, even overwhelming. This is a beginning level class designed to help you overcome these common anxieties, and get you emailing, researching, and working right away! Achieve a range of basics and practical applications for personal or business use. Topics include: Overview of PC hardware and software concepts, Windows 8, word processing and spreadsheets, printing and Internet browsing, email use, and computer and Internet safety. No previous experience required.
4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesdays | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Berkley, W
Tuition: $42.49 | Start date: 9/29/15 | End date: 10/27/15 | 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
• 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. Lecture only.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 10/17/2015 | End date: 10/24/15 | P-CMP 103 | Item 6921
• 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.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays | Room 1305, Building 1300 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.
Tuition: $39.46 | Start date: 10/1/15 | End date: 10/29/15 | P-CMP 104 | Item 6906
• Word 2013 Essentials
A serious introduction to 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.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays | Room 1304, Building 1300 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 9/28/15 | End date: 10/7/15 | 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 the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers,
or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required
for this class.
6:00-9:00 p.m. | Mondays and Wednesdays | Room 1305, Building 1300 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 10/14/15 | End date: 10/21/15 | 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