Advanced Excel is recommended for those who have high knowledge of Excel and want to take that knowledge one step further. Topics include Pivot Tables, Slicers, Lookup functions, Conditional Formatting and perhaps advanced formulas. This workshop is for those with Excel experience.
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Professional Growth & Technology Workshops
It is said that you only have one opportunity to make the right first impression. Jefferson Express is here to assist you in your career goals! Professional development and technology workshops and trainings were built with you in mind. Professional growth and technology trainings and workshops are held on campus, online and off site.
Workshops you can apply toward the Entrepreneurship/Small Business certificate (E/SB) are identified by an asterisk *
Registration information for any of the listed workshops is available online or by calling the Continuing Education Division @ 315-786-2233.
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This is a practical course where students apply concepts of entrepreneurship. People will research, develop, and write detailed start-up business plans, which can be used to create successful businesses. The course centers on business planning aspects of a new venture, including creation of a management and organization plan, products/service plan, marketing plan, and financial plan. Also known as BUS 151, participants are integrated into the credit classroom.
This is an intermediate eBay workshop for participants who have either completed the How to Buy and Sell on eBay workshop, or have experience purchasing items on eBay. You will go through the steps of taking photos of your item, uploading the pictures to the computer, and listing the item on eBay. Please bring your eBay user name and password, your email user name and password, as well as an item to class to list. Your digital camera, and a USB cord (if you have one)!
Learn how to plan, prepare and execute a presentation successfully in this course. Focus not on the software behind a slide show, but how to make a presentation professional and raise your own self confidence in public speaking. You will also have the opportunity to practice making a presentation for work or school purposes.
The information throughout the course guides each entrepreneur toward the development of sound business practices and, in turn, a more profitable and successful venture. This training is also offered online and is core training toward a E/SB certificate.
Do you want to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, relatives, neighbors and see all those photos everyone is posting? Learn how to use Facebook safely and securely. Maintain your privacy, and how to find your friends and relatives. We'll also learn to upload a photo! Don't worry, we are not checking IDs - ifyou want to take th eclass, you do not need to be 55+! This workshop is for beginners, but if you already have a Facebook account and need a refresher, please bring your username and password.
Participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to research and write a grant proposal. Discussion topics include types of grants, grant databases, grant research strategies and the components of a grant application. The training will also include actual grant writing practice and group activities. Many useful grant tools will be included and participants will have the opportunity to develop elements of a grant proposal.
This exam prep course is for adults who want to develop the skills and understanding necessary to pass New York State's Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam (formerly known as GED). To be eligible for this prep course - adults must no longer be enrolled in high school and have the ability to learn at an 8th grade or higher level as demonstrated through a college assessment exam. They must also have plans to continue, at some point, with college.
Learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, evaluate sellers, and learn about various shipping and payment options. You will also learn basics including how to add a picture to a listing, pricing and other basics. Participants must be experienced with using a computer and the Internet, and must have an active e-mail address (bring your password to access your email during the workshop). This workshop is for those with little or no eBay experience. Note: If you already have an eBay account, please bring your user name and password.
If you want to take Photoshop to the next level, this workshop is for you. You will learn advanced layering techniques, creating batches and actions for altering a large number of files at once, how to create animated GIFs, advanced filtering techniques, clipping masks, airbrushing techniques, advanced text and much more. Students will get hands-on experience by working on an individual project with several different images throughout the class. Note: Prior knowledge required. Please bring digital photos to the workshop.
If you want to take Photoshop to the next level, this workshop is for you. Learn advanced layering techniques, creating batches and actions for altering a large number of files at once, how to create animated GIFs, advanced filtering techniques, clipping masks, airbrushing techniques, advanced text techniques and much more. You will work hands-on throughout the class on an individual project. Note: Prior photoshop knowledge required. Please bring a couple of digital photos for practice.
Are you ready to create a paper, letter, or memo? Learn how to use Word to create a document that effectively and professionally represents what you want to say. Work on our laptop to familiarize yourself with the technology and to integrate specialized text, graphics and/or photos into your final creation.
InDesign is a professional tool used for desktop publishing and graphic design. InDesign documents include posters, brochures, books, or anything you need to publish or print. This workshop will take you through how to navigate within InDesign, create and format text, work with layers, add graphics and images, work with colors, work with master pages, format with styles, and end with packaging and creating a pdf of your design. This is an introductory course, and you must have a basic knowledge of computer use to take this course.
This course provides a basic introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship for people who may have an interest in someday starting or operating their own business. Topics include exploring the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, developing a successful business idea, moving from an idea to an entrepreneurial venture, and managing and growing the entrepreneurial firm. Also known as BUS 150 - workshop participants are integrated into the credit classroom for this training.
This workshop is jammed packed with skills you will use immediately! Learn MS Excel by starting with the basics. You'll learn how to create worksheets and enter text and numbers into cells. then you will move onto learning about the Office button, toolbars, and simple formulas and function formulas. Topics also to be covered: page setup, print range, headers/footers, saving and retrieving files.
This non-credit workshop is for the person who wants to learn the skills necessary to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 software to make a presentation in class or at work. Emphasis is placed on learning the software vs. presentation skills. Topics will cover creating an overall presentation look and theme, master slides, slide transitions and animation basics, adding shapes, photos, and hyperlinks, and how to run the actual slideshow. This workshop is for PowerPoint beginners with little or no PowerPoint experience.
This workshop will walk you through the best way to keep personal information safe and secure on your computer and the Web. It will also cover internet safety including personal Web sites, cyber security, personal safety, firewalls, and blocking Web sites. The workshop is designed to give adults an awareness of computer and Web safety issues as well as tools to ensure information remains safe and time spent on the Web is secure.
Participants can bring their digital cameras to this workshop to learn about the cameras dials and how to best use those to your advantage; also, taught basic photo editing and uploading. This is a beginner class.
Entrepreneurs will experience many legal issues in starting or operating a small business. Learn about choosing a business organization, zoning approval, licensing and permits, tax implications, small business contracts, small business buyouts, and the legal requirements of small-claims court action. Workshop participants may attend as few as four sessions. Also known as BUS 152, participants are integrated into the credit classroom.
Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We’ll begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we’ll take the majority of our time to work hands on with the apps included on every Mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! NOTE: Laptops will not be provided, students should plan to bring their own laptops.
Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc.
This course is designed to assist in the basic comprehension of how to handle a situation using simple negotiation tactics. Topics covered will include concession planning, how to gain proper leverage, negotiation styles, and how to analyze alternatives. How different personalities interact in a negotiation will also be covered in great detail.
This 18-hour course helps prepare high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for upcoming SAT exams. The College Board Official SAT Study Guide, Second Edition is used in this course to prepare for the Critical Reading, Writing, and Math sections. Learn which test-taking approach works best for you. Student text, The Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition, from The College Board is included in the price of tuition. Practice tests are given to assess student strengths and weaknesses.
Focus on the basic fundamentals of business comprehension through strategic development. Topics range from a company's mission statement and vision, to understanding the difference between an organization's strategy and business model. How to perform a proper SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis and hwo to define the price elasticity of demand will also be taught.
Learn Microsoft Excel 2010 in a short, one-day format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbons, and a few basic formulas.
WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog or any kind of website, a content management system like WordPress is essential. This workshop will help you learn all the basic skills needed to launch your first website. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook computer and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Installation, Settings, Creation, Design, etc.
Dr. Christine Allen, a psychologist and executive coach, will help you develop strategies for enhancing work-life harmony. Join us for an interactive workshop involving individual and small group exercises. It will be informative with immediate benefits, yet inspirational and enjoyable! Lunch in the Hospitality and Tourism Dining room will be served at 12:00 pm following the presentation.
Do you own some great new technology, but need some guidance to use all the fancy tools and capabilities? This workshop will walk you through how to use your iPad, including setting up your iPad, downloading apps, taking photographs, creating notes, using reminders, iBooks, and covering the settings. NOTE: This workshop is for those that have not yet set up their iPads, or have just gotten past the step of setting up your iPad and are challenged with downloading apps and content.
Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We will begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we will take the majority of our time to work hands on with apps included on every mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop. Note: laptops will not be provided.