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Play The Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here!

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Mar 27, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular, and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, and country tunes old and new -- even classical music.

Join instructor Duncan Perry on ZOOM, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, and who will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile!

If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! 

Basics of Bookkeeping

$195

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024
1 additional session on May 6, 2024

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business?  Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.  The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business.  This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meet your needs.   All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go.  How do your record them?  What are debits and credits?  What do the numbers mean?  How do I label accounts?  Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understand of what happens with the money earned and the money spent.  No one should be blind to his or her finances!  In this course you will learn where the numbers go, and why! 

You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers.  At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean?  The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers Certificate

$495

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.  

Then find out what you need to know about cash.  Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success.  

Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed.  An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.

• Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 26

• Cash is King   
   Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May 6 - 31

• Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers
   Winter: Apr. 1 - 26
   Spring: Jun 3 - 28

Basic Game Design Certificate

$395

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment.  

In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. 

In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.    

By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.

*Introduction must be taken before Intermediate

• Introduction to Game Design
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 26


• Intermediate Video Game Design
   
Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May 6 - 31
 

Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, 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.

No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business.

The Bookkeeping Certificate courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other): 

• Understanding Debits and Credits
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 26

• General Ledger and Month End Procedures
   Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May. 6 - 31

• Closing Procedures and Financial Statements
   Winter: Apr. 1 - 26
   Spring: Jun. 3 - 28 

Business Writing Certificate

$495

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace.  Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals.  Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading.  Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings.  

Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success.

The classes included in this certificate program are:
• Business Writing
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 16

• Effective Copywriting
   Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May. 6 - 31

• Writing News and Press Releases
   Winter: Apr. 1 - 26
   Spring: Jun. 3 - 28

Customer Service Certificate

$245

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations.  With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important.  Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. 

Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else.

The classes included with this certificate are: 
• Keys to Customer Service: 
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 26


• Extraordinary Customer Service
   Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May. 6 - 31

Data Analysis Certificate

$495

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024
1 additional session

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. 

Begin with 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. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will 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.

*Students need to have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate. 

This Certificate must be taken in the following order:

• Introduction to Data Analysis
   Winter: Feb. 5 - Mar. 1
   Spring: Apr. 1 - 26

• Intermediate Data Analysis
   Winter: Mar. 4 - 29
   Spring: May 6 - 31

• Advanced Data Analysis
   Winter: Apr. 1 - 26
   Spring: Jun. 3 - 28





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