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Professional Skills

Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet
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Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. The two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Navigating the Internet: Become a whiz at creating and using bookmarks and searching with a popular browser. A brief introduction to Windows 10 navigation will also be presented.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 103: Email
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Workshop 103: Email

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. Our two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Email: Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail set-up and functions so you can communicate using email with ease.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 201: Introduction to Windows 10
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Workshop 201: Introduction to Windows 10

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The following two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops provided.

Introduction to Windows 10: Whether you are migrating from an older version or have never used Microsoft Windows before, become familiar with the latest features. Learn to set up your personal computer to suit your preferences, discover how to easily navigate and search, as well as file and retrieve documents and other files.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word
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Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Aug 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The following two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops provided.

Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word: This powerful word processing program allows users to type and manipulate text in a graphic environment that resembles a page of paper. Learn the basic functions and how to use them to create customized documents that can wow!

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 24 weeks
Participate When You Want! The online classroom is open 24/7. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week. How do you manage your business finances? This Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure and manage the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. This 48 hour certificate program consists of three separate courses: Understanding Debits & Credits (16 hrs), General Ledger and Month End Procedures (16 hrs) and Closing Procedures and Financial Statements (16 hrs).To register, visit: https://yougotclass.org/index.cfm/OOB Registration closes 9/12.Sharon deFonteny has a degree in Business Education with a concentration in Accounting and spent many years in Corporate America working in Accounting and Finance. She has created and taught online Business courses for Bucks County Community College.

Data Analysis Certificate

$495

with UGotClass Instructors

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 24 weeks
Participate When You Want! The online classroom is open 24/7. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. This new skill set will make a big difference in the success of your organization. Begin by getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences and learn to understand the statistics behind them. Finally, find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This 48 hour certificate program consists of three courses Introduction to Data Analysis (16 hrs), Intermediate Date Analysis (16 hrs) and Advanced Data Analysis (16 hrs).To register, visit: https://yougotclass.org/index.cfm/OOB Registration closes 9/12.John Rutledge, with over 25 years’ experience in the IT field, has a Diploma in Computer Programming, a Microsoft Office Master Certification and an International Computer Driver’s License certification. John has managed a Technical Support Desk and held roles as Project Lead, Systems and Programmer Analyst. Currently the owner of an IT Consultancy firm, John works with businesses of all sizes to assist them in understanding and managing their data.Mary Dereshiwsky is an expert and creator of the online teaching technique “continuous engagement.” She is a professor at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches graduate courses online. She has been on the graduate faculty of Capella University, written on the topic of online teaching and given presentations at national educational conferences on the topic. She critiques online courses for other instructors and is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation for the Learning Resources Network.Jeff Kritzer has many years experience: quantitative researcher, Special Education Resource Teacher and has assessed thousands of students during his long career in online instructional technology. He has studied applied statistics at the graduate level and has attended the Summer Program in Quantitative Research at the University of Michigan. He recently completed the “Advanced Online Instructor” certificate with the Online Learning Consortium. He has been published in several international and national journals and has developed unique methods for presenting his research. He has a Ph.D. in Education and is currently a Professor in Teacher Education at a leading Midwestern University.

Digital Marketing Certificate

$495

with UGotClass Instructors

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 24 weeks
Participate When You Want! The online classroom is open 24/7. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.Get an intro to eMarketing: improving email promotions, analyzing web site traffic, search engine optimization and employing successful online advertising. Relevant for any type of business, non-profits and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. This 48 certificate program consists of three courses Improving Email Promotions (16 hrs), Boosting Your Website Traffic (16 hrs) and Online Advertising (16 hrs).To register, visit: https://yougotclass.org/index.cfm/OOB Registration closes 9/12.Dan Belhassen is an expert in eMarketing. He does writing, training, and consulting all over North America on the topic. He is founder of Modern Earth, in Canada which provides clients with email promotions, web site development, search engine optimization and online advertising. Dan spends about 3 hours a day researching eMarketing and is a popular instructor on the topic.Susan Hurrell is an Online Marketing specialist with Modern Earth in Canada. She helps clients know how to connect web viewers to the products, services or information they are searching for. PPC or Facebook ads, search engine optimization and dynamic sell-copy creation are her specialties to help websites deliver measurable results in viewer conversion, and increase traffic driven by online marketing initiatives.

Intro to German - Live Online

$149

with Gregory M Downs

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Learn pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, grammar fundamentals and common questions and phrases that arehelpful to know when traveling in a German-speaking country. Prepare to read newspaper articles, short stories,poetry, signs and road maps! The textbook comes with digital resources including flashcards and extensive audio recordings and supplemented by Google Slides presentations for a more interactive learning experience. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Required: Practice Makes Perfect: Basic German by Jolene Wochenske, ISBN 9781260120912 (approx. $16 onAmazon). Note: It is best to purchase a new book so you can use the code that comes with the book for the extra resources, which will be used in class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Gregory Downs holds a BA in French and a minored in German at USM. With a strong passion for foreign language acquisition and linguistics, he loves sharing this knowledge.




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