Business

**Hiring Top Talent
Instructor:Sara Judson and Christi Miller

Would your organization benefit from higher retention of valuable employees?

Have you ever thought you hired one person and they seemed to turn into someone else in the first 90 days?

Do you believe that the quality of staff is a reflection of an organization?

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, our "Hiring Top Talent" class is for you!

In this training class, you will explore a specific style of questions to use during the interview process that has a strong track record of matching the right person with the right job.

When done effectively and consistently, using behavioral based questions results in better hiring decisions.

Better hiring decisions decreases the cost of training and staff turn-over, as well as increases employee satisfaction and engagement.

Location: Gayle Annex
Date:Thursday, April 18
Time:8:30 -10:30 am
Cost:$25/$29 after April 11

 

Accounting Fundamentals (online)
Instructor:Charlene Messier

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Suitable for either a small business or an individual household, this course is sure to increase financial awareness and accountability.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:A new session begins each month.
Check web site above for start date.
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Accounting Fundamentals II (online)
Instructor:Charlene Messier

Give yourself skills that are in high demand by exploring corporate accounting with a veteran instructor.

While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in Charlene Messier's online Accounting Fundamentals course (or another introductory accounting course) to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices.

In Accounting Fundamentals II, you'll explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations.

If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:New course begins each month.
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Effective Business Writing (online)
Instructor:Ann Linquist

Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:A new session begins each month.
Check web site for dates.
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay (online class)
Instructor:Kara Gordon and Shirley Muse

Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and how to create and upload photos of the items you are selling. You'll also learn how to safely conduct financial transactions, how to accept credit card payments, and how to pack and ship any item hassle-free. If you're a buyer, you'll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, how to get the best possible price, how to protect yourself against fraud, and how to compete effectively against other bidders.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:Classes begin monthly.
Check web site for dates.
Time:Six-week course with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

Project Management Fundamentals
Instructor:Tony Swaim (info)

Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

This course and its followup (Project Management Applications) also include essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Certification Magazine recently identified PMP® Certification as "the highest-paying certification" of the year.

Supply List

Location: http://www.ed2go.com/mcneese
Date:Classes begin monthly.
Time:Six-week course
with a two-week grace period.
Assignments are posted
twice weekly
on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost:$99

 

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