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Captains License Information Night 7.26.22

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Jul 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a 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? This information session will answer those and additional questions you may have about obtaining the license. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. Both courses are taught by local instructor John Coffin, partnering with the Captain School Key West (CSKW). 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.

Captains License Information Night 8.16.22

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Aug 16, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a 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? This information session will answer those and additional questions you may have about obtaining the license. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. Both courses are taught by local instructor John Coffin, partnering with the Captain School Key West (CSKW). 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.

Writing Winning Grant Proposals

$75

with Frank Burtnett

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will present strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations and corporations. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of the various types of grant makers and the process that must be followed to secure support for new or expanded initiatives. The first two classes will cover the “nuts and bolts” of writing a grant – basic grant development and writing process, followed by the anatomy of a proposal and guidance on how to write your proposal and what to include. There will then be a one-week break during which participants will work on a draft of their proposal, the instructor will be available for consultation via email for this week. For the final class students will bring their draft proposals for review and evaluation by peers and the instructor and learn the next steps for submission. Class will also address submission and follow-up strategies. Class meets for 2 hours/night for the first two classes, 3 hours for the third class. Class does not meet on 9/27. Topics covered include: • Grant makers and funding sources • Learning about grants, contracts and gifts • Terminology and definitions • Grant making in the current economic climate • Resources for grant seekers including national, state and local • Dissecting grant guidelines and request for proposals • Varied methods of grant acquisition – Targeting the right source • Types of projects • Program/project development model • Anatomy of a proposal • Importance of accountability, evaluation and dissemination • Developing a budget • Writing strategies and tips for separating your grant proposal from the competition • Submitting the proposal • Grant proposal as seen by reviewer/evaluator

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.





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