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Registered Maine Guide Training Information Night

Free

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 7 pm

Are you interested in learning more about how to become a Registered Maine Guide? Don't know the process? Trying to decide how to train to take your tests? Want to know the rules about guiding?  Take this one hour interactive free class. Get your answers and create your future! Alice is offering the full 10-week course beginning January 24, in this info night you will learn more about everything the course covers.

Registered Maine Guide Training
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Registered Maine Guide Training

$500

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Jan 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Train to become a working Registered Maine Guide not just a test taker. Learn the skills that guides use daily including: map & compass, coastal navigation, shelter building, separated client searches, cooking, canoeing, snowshoeing, SUP’ng, plus specialty skills for sea kayaking, fishing, and hunting future guides. This hybrid program includes Zoom, all day workshops, and homework assignments. Course will not include the following also needed to become a Registered Maine Guide: $55 fingerprint background check, First Aid and CPR certificate, and $100/specialty IF&W test application fee. Students need access to a computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities and a printer, and will also need to have a 2 degree baseplate compass. No class on 2/14 or 2/21.

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers Certificate
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Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers Certificate

$495

with Sharon DeFonteny and Jodie Trana

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. 

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Accounting Fundamentals Series
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Accounting Fundamentals Series

$199

with Charlene Messier

Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, the courses in this bundle will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you.

New start dates are available each month, call for information.

Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite
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Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite

$395

with Scott Paxton

This comprehensive course will teach you the basics of accounting with QuickBooks Online, the most widely used accounting software for small business owners. You'll master the basics double-entry bookkeeping and get hands-on experience handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales taxes and other common financial activities.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Adult Transitions

Free

with Five Town Adult Ed Staff

Considering a career change? Need assistance going back to college, but not sure where to start? Have you recently lost your job and don’t know what support services are available to you? Federal law provides access for free career training and support services for adults and youth to overcome barriers to employment. Set up an appointment with our Adult Ed team and let us help you navigate the murky waters of adult transitions. Meet our staff here.

 

We offer FREE advising services in the following:

• Career Transitions

• Referrals to partner agencies for adults with barriers

• Entrepreneurship and small business development

• Certificate programs

• Post-secondary education

Basic Game Design Certificate
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Basic Game Design Certificate

$395

with Moses Wolfenstein and Jean Haefner

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 of having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will learn the basics of the 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.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Price in USD $395

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Basics of Bookkeeping
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Basics of Bookkeeping

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

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 meets 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 understanding 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!

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

This is a one-month course that begins each quarter: winter, spring, summer, fall.





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