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Spring Quarter 2015

 

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.

Workshop Description: Published? You? You bet! Learn how to choose between traditional and new publishing options including blogging, self-publication, and eBooks. Discover how to get your words to your chosen audience, spending little to nothing and earning the best percentages.

 

Goals/Objectives: At the end of the workshop the student will:

  • Recognize several current ways to publish work: PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Have the necessary links and e-addresses to connect with PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Know the basics of creating Indie book projects.
  • Understand the pros and cons of publishing choices, including traditional—publishing houses and agents.
  • Have marketing strategies for Indie projects—how to get “free ink” and placement at local venues and on radio, television, You Tube, etc.

            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 

 

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 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: 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 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

  

Computing

 

• 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

 

Summer Quarter 2015

Skills

• NEW! Do Burning Man Like a Boss!
Burning Man is a week-long experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Kit Newman is a veteran "Burner" offering a comprehensive course overview of the information and knowledge you'll need to attend your first "Burn," and to do it like a pro. No previous experience or knowledge of the event is required.
                      1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | S | Room 2205, Building 2200 | Instructor:  Newman, K.

                      Tuition: $15.67 | Start date: 6/20/15 | End date: 6/27/15 | P-SKL 102| Item 6910

 

Business

 

• Create a Profitable Pet Sitting Business

This information-packed class gives you detailed instructions on how to launch a pet sitting business, avoid beginner's mistakes and protect you from liability.  Become a licensed, insured professional who can handle pet emergencies and provide custom care.  Special focus on effective, low-cost marketing to put you on a fast track to success.

               10:00am-2:00pm S | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: Seward, J. | Tuition: $21.94
               Start date: 7/11/15 | End date: 7/25/15 | P-BUS 103 | Item 6917

 

• NEW!  Launch Lab: Business Model Canvas™
Business Launch Labs are your time to focus on your start-up success in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Learn to use the Business Model Canvas™ and the Entrepreneurial Edge™ professional business design tools to test the financial feasibility of your next BIG idea -- before you launch.  In this hands-on workshop with entrepreneurship navigator and author, Tiffany McVeety,  learn how to use the acclaimed Business Model Canvas.™  This tool you put key business relationships on paper in a visual and compelling way; Learn a five step process to  Join a community of founders, makers, and doers in this exciting new Launch Lab.

             6:00 – 9:00pm | T | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Tuition: $31.34
             Start date: 6/16/15 | End date: 6/30/15 | P-BUS 102 | Item 6901

Textbook:  Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers 
ISBN: 978-2-8399-0580-0. Available online.

Career

NEW! Author’s Launch Lab
Take the Four 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 – 9:00pm | T | 1101, Building 1100 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Tuition: $31.34
               Start date: 7/7/15 | End date: 7/28/15 | P-BUS 103 | Item 6905


Computing

 

• 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 September 2014, 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. And I was a non- typist before!“
Tami Cook
Shoreline, WA

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.

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

               Tuition: $31.43 | Start date: 6/15/15 | End date: 6/18/15 | 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

 

• 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.

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

              Tuition: $34.47 | Start date: 6/23/15 | End date: 7/7/15 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6903

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

ISBN 978-1-59136-379-8


• 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.

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

                Tuition: $25.07 | Start date: 7/14/15 | End date: 7/28/15 | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904  

 Textbook:  Welcome to the World of Computers, 5th Ed, 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers,

available in bookstore. ISBN 978-1-59136-332-3

 

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

                Tuition: $15.67 | Start date: 7/11/2014 | End date: 7/18/14 | P-CMP 103 | Item 6921

• 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.

                 6:00-9:00pm | Th | Room 1305, Building 1300 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

                 Tuition: $34.47 | Start date: 6/25/15 | End date: 7/23/15 | 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.

                    6:00-9:00pm | MW | Room 1304, Building 1300 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.

                    Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 6/8/15 | End date: 6/17/15 | 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. | MW | Room 1305, Building 1300 | Instructor:  Aldrich, M.

                     Tuition: $31.34 | Start date: 7/6/15 | End date: 7/15/15 | 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

 

• 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.

10 a.m - 12 p.m. MW | Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Roddis, L.

Tuition: $18.80 | Start date: 8/3/15 | End date: 8/12/15 | P-CMP 109 | Item 6914