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Winter Quarter 2016

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NEW! Use Your Dependable Strengths
In this intensive, two day group experience, participants identify and articulate their unique strengths and talents, unlock their hidden potential, and improve their employability. Through guided group discussions, you will:

  • Explore "good experiences" for patterns of strengths
  • Create a report of strengths to use in making contacts and improving interviews
  • Practice becoming a "job magnet" to increase job offers and referrals
  • Develop salary negotiation abilities, team skills, and more

This workshop is a product of Bernard Haldane's theory of the Dependable Strengths Articulation Process, rooted in over 60 years of research and practice.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Saturdays | Building 1400, Room 1402 | Instructor:  Tabor, P.

Tuition: $39.46 | Start date: 3/19/16 | End date: 3/26/19 | P-SKL 104 | Item 6921


NEW! Get Rich, Stay Rich!
Ariele Huff returns for Winter Quarter 2016 after setting a new class enrollment record for Plus 50 last Spring!
Make money your friend and servant. This workshop is a step-by-step guide to bettering your life and your circumstances: A money makeover! Wealth is within your grasp. Participants will leave with increased confidence and wealth awareness, a game plan, a treasure map, and step-by-step guidance, which has helped many become wealthy.

6:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays | Building 1400, Room 1402 | Instructor:  Huff, A.
Tuition: TBA | Start date:  1/26/16| End date: 2/16/16 | P-SKL 106 | Item 6922




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. Thursdays | Building 1100, Room 1103 | Instructor: Adeyemi, L.
Tuition: $18.21 | Start date: 2/18/16 | End date: 3/10/16 | P-BUS 150 | Item 6920

NEW! Entrepreneurial Edge: What's Next II

Congratulations! You have thought it over and have finally decided to discover your strengths, uncover opportunities, and create your preferred future.

During this 10 week entrepreneurial coaching program, award-winning entrepreneur developer, Tiffany McVeety, will guide you through each of the 10 Keys to Success. Each week a new key will reveal strategies to help you focus on your preferred future, overcome self-imposed limitations and inertia, and provide you structured accountability as you launch and grow the business of your dreams. 

Participants will leave with a 3 month, 6 month  and 1 year plan for success, tools to access OPA - Other People Assets, and a step-by-step idea to market launch plan for your next BIG idea.  Three facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring sessions are offered (but not required) during the quarter to support your success. "Motivational!" and "Inspirational!", your instructor Tiffany McVeety, is an independent director whose training company, Girandola Center, trains thinkers, doers, makers, innovators and future leaders through the US State Department IVLP program and other esteemed partners. 


This class has no pre-requisites. Current business owners, social entrepreneurs, and would-be entrepreneurs will benefit from this hands-on series coaching sessions.


Required Text: Entrepreneurial Edge Small Business Toolkit. Available on or other book sellers.


10:30-11:20 a.m. Tuesdays | 1/5/16 – 3/8/16| Building 1400, Room 1401
2:30-4:00 p.m. Thursdays | 1/21, 2/18, & 3/3 | Room 1412 | Item 6900 | Instructor: McVeety, T.
Tuition: $24.28 | P-BUS 200

eBay: The Basics of Selling

Master your eBay Seller account, create successful eBay listings, load pictures and accept credit card payment with PayPal. This course overs 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: TBA
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 3/5/16| End date: 3/12/16 | P-BUS 101 | Item 6916



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.

4:00-7:00 p.m. TWTh | Building 1300, Room 1302 | Bowen, K.
Tuition: $75.88 | Start date: 2/2/16 | End date: 2/28/16| 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. Textbook: FastCourse Outlook 2013, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, ISBN 978-1-59136-512-9  


4:00-7:00 p.m.  Mondays | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $24.28 | Start date: 1/4/16 | End date: 1/25/16 | P-CMP 101 | Item 6903


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

4:00-7:00 p.m. Mondays | Building 1300, Room 1308 | Instructor: Berkley, W

Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 2/22/16 | End date: 3/14/16 | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904


QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction for General Use and 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.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays | Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

Tuition: $36.42 | Start date: 1/21/16 | End date: 2/18/16 | P-CMP 104 | Item 6906

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 to 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, ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-506-8, Labyrinth Learning Publishers.

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

Tuition: $24.28 | Start date: 3/21/16 | End date: 4/4/16 | P-CMP 113 | Item 6911

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. Textbook: Step by Step Microsoft Office Word 2013,
ISBN: 978-0-7356-6912-3.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays | Building 1300, Room 1304 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 2/1/16 | End date: 2/10/16 | 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 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. Word experience is helpful but not required.
Textbook:  Mastery Series: Microsoft Excel 2013 Introductory Skills
ISBN: 978-1-59136-521-1

6:00-9:00 p.m. | Mondays and Wednesdays | Building 1400, Room 1401 | Instructor:  Aldrich, M.
Tuition: $30.35 | Start date: 2/22/16 | End date: 3/2/16 | P-CMP 132 | Item 3024