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Summer Quarter 2015



• 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 | Saturday | Start date: 7/11/15 | End date: 7/25/15
                Building 1100 | Room 1101 | Instructor: Seward, J. | Tuition: $21.94 | 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 | Tuesday | Start date: 8/11/15 | End date: 8/25/15
             Building 1100 | Room 1101 | Instructor: McVeety, T. | Tuition: $31.34 | 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.


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 | Tuesday | Start date: 7/7/15 | End date: 7/28/15
               Building 1100 | Room 1101Instructor: McVeety, T. | Tuition: $31.34 | P-BUS 103 | Item 6905



• 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 | Tuesday | Building 1300 | Start date: 7/14/15 | End date: 7/28/15
                 Building 1300 | Room 1304 | Instructor: Berkley, W | Tuition: $25.07 | P-CMP 102 | Item 0883 

 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 | Saturday | Start date: 7/11/2014 | End date: 7/18/14
                Room 1308, Building 1300 | Instructor: Ikuseghan, J. | Tuition: $31.34 | 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 | Thursday | Start date: 6/25/15 | End date: 7/23/15
                 Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor: Hudson, J.R.

                 Tuition: $40.74 | 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 | Monday & Wednesday | Start date: 8/3/15 | End date: 8/12/15
                    Building 1300, Room 1304 | Instructor: Aldrich, M.

                    Tuition: $31.34 | 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. | Monday & Wednesday | Start date: 7/6/15 | End date: 7/15/15
                     Building 1300, Room 1305 | Instructor:  Aldrich, M.

                     Tuition: $31.34 | 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. | Monday and Wednesday | Start date: 8/3/15 | End date: 8/12/15
Building 1100, Room 1101 | Instructor: Roddis, L. | 
Tuition: $20.88 | P-CMP 109 | Item 6914