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Fall 2014


 

Business


NEW!
Teach Yoga as a Career
 
So you've practiced yoga for a while and it has 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 | 2200, Building 2205 | Instructor: Johnston, A.
Tuition: $25.07 | Start date: 9/25/14 | End date: 10/9/14 | P-BUS 210 | Item 3046

NEW!
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 pm TTh | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: Adeyemi, L.
Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 10/9/14 | End date: 10/28/14 | P-BUS 150 | Item 3045

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 | Room 1401, Building 1400 | Item 6943 | Tuition: $25.07
Launch Labs: 6:00-9:00 pm T | 10/14/14, 11/18/14, and 12/3/14 | Room 9202, Building 9200 | Item 3047
Tuition: $25.07 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Total tuition: $50.14 | P-BUS 200

College Aid Workshop
Parents are facing new and uncharted challenges in regards to the financing of their children’s college experience. Learn the ins and outs of how college aid is distributed and how you can likely increase your share of the college aid pie. Case studies and worksheets will be provided.


6:00-8:00 pm MW | Room 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: Israel, A.

Tuition: $12.54 | Start date: 9/29/14 | End date: 10/1/14 | P-BUS 190 | Item 6941


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.


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

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 10/4/14 | End date: 10/11/14 | P-BUS 101 | Item 3048

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.
 

10:00 am-2:00 pm S | Room 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: Seward, J.
Tuition: $21.94 | Start date: 10/11/14 | End date: 10/18/14 | P-BUS 104 | Item 3042

 


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.


9:00 am-12:00 pm Daily | Room 5116, Building 5000 | Instructor: Lewis, L

Tuition: $40.74 | Start date: 9/29/2014 | End date: 10/3/2014 | P-CMP 100 | Item 6905

 

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

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

 

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 | Room 1308, Building 1300 | 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 | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $43.88 | Start date: 10/7/2014 | 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

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 | Room 5116, Building 5000 |Instructor: Ikuseghan, J.
Tuition: $84.62 | Start date: 10/7/14 | End date: 11/6/14 | P-CMP 114 | Item 6923

 

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.


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

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 10/18/14 | End date: 10/25/14 | P-CMP 103 | Item 3049.

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 pm Th | Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

Tuition: $34.47 | Start date: 10/2/14 | End date: 10/23/14 | P-CMP 104 |Item 6915  


NEW!
Word 2013 Essentials

This class will provide you with the essential concepts of creating electronic documents using Microsoft Word. You will learn desktop publishing skills such as how to format, add text, graphics, tables, formatting, borders, headers/footers, and how to print your documents. You'll learn how to use Microsoft Office Word Help and other built-in tools.In addition, you will go beyond the basics of word processing. You will learn how to use the powerful Mail Merge feature. You will also learn how to enhance your documents with components like inserting watermarks and document parts. Prerequisite: Familiarity with working in the Windows environment and with 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.This course is taught by Mikel Anne Aldrich who has over 25 years of experience in instructional design and facilitates various MS Office applications, as well as MS Project. 

 

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

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 9/29/14 | End date: 10/8/14 | P-CMP 129 | Item 6927

 

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.
 

NEW!
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. You must attend the first meeting of this class to complete the course. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

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

Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 10/13/14 | End date: 10/22/14 | P-CMP 132 | Item 6931

 
Textbooks:

1. Logical Choice Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 1 Electronic Training Bundle,
available in bookstore, ISBN: 1424620511, or online: 
Logical Choice Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 1.

2. Logical Choice Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 2 Electronic Training Bundle,
available in bookstore, ISBN: 1424620619, or online: 
Logical Choice Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 2.