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Babysitter Training (American Red Cross)

$107

with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Jul 22, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Ages: 11 - 15

The primary purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to give care safely and responsibly for children and infants, such as diapering, bottle- and spoon-feeding, age-appropriate games, activities, and dealing with uncooperative children. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills and become better babysitters. They will learn how to build a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. This training is designed for youths ages 11 to 15.

Will run

Computer Class for Older Adults 8.7.24

$20

with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 7, 2024 at 2 pm

Have you taken computer classes before and been totally lost? Well, this unique class is for those who are looking for simple and practical instructions. Your patient instructor has trained 1000s of older adults with 4 and 5-star ratings! We will discuss the popular YouTube website that offers 1000s of free informative and entertaining videos, show a few email tips and tricks, demonstrate online shopping, visit AARP and other related websites for seniors, use some shortcut keys, and navigate Google Search to do research and get information. So, if you have been frustrated with other classes, consider taking this refreshing and informative computer class for older adults! You won’t be disappointed!

AI (Ai) Made So Practical and Easy!

$20

with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 11, 2024 at 3 pm

Are you curious about AI (Ai)? Then this class is for you! (Older and young adults will find this class very rewarding!) We will explore the practical benefits of using a basic form of AI called ChatGPT. If you have or have not used Google before to search for information, this AI will be a snap! Take your search, research, inquiries, and answers to questions to a whole new level! Find quick written solutions to problems based on your exact needs. Generate personalized text in seconds for invitations, letters, and any other materials you are looking to create. AI will quickly generate any text for you based on your interest. Also, never worry about grammar and spelling errors again! You will be amazed at how user-friendly this session will be. Take this class; you won’t be disappointed! 

Will run

Excel for the Absolute Beginner 8.18.24

$20

with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 18, 2024 at 2 pm

Instructor will demonstrate how to navigate and interface with Excel’s basic features. See how to create a simple contact list. You will view how to use calculations such as autosum and see how to generate simple formulas. Also, learn to use the fill handle, sort existing data, merge and center, move cells and ranges, and wrap text. These easy steps will be held over Zoom.

Will run

Captains License Information Night 9.4.24

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Sep 4, 2024 at 6 pm

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and others about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We plan to offer both courses in Maine during the Fall of 2024, representing the Captain School Key West/Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.

A to Z Grant Writing Series
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A to Z Grant Writing Series

$225

with Dr. Beverly A. Browning

Learn all there is to know about writing grants, fundraising, and organizing a grant writing campaign. This group of online classes is ideal for those wanting to learn more about managing fundraising and grant writing fundamentals.
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

$230

with Nancy Koenig

If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you. You will 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.




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