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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On Campus Workshops
Adobe Photoshop Certification TrainingJuly 12, 2014

This is a certification training program that will give a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, tricks, and tips for using Photoshop CS5. Users will learn to edit images with precise selection control, correct a wide range of lens-based errors, transform images, and easily remove or replace image elements. Users will also learn basic photo corrections, how to work with selections, layer basics, how to correcting and enhancing digital photographs, about working with masks, typographic design, vector drawing techniques, advanced compositing, painting with brushes, how to work with 3D images, how to prepare files for the Web, and how to producing and print consistent color. The Certification Exam is taken and paid for separately from this course and can be taken at a PearsonVue test site. This workshop is on 6 consecutive Saturday's.

Schedule
CED 047 701
Date/Time: Saturday, July 12, 2014 (8:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: E-129
Cost: $300
Advanced ExcelJuly 22, 2014

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. This workshop is held on Tuesday & Thursday.

Schedule
CED 075 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Jamie Lee
Location: E-129
Cost: $60
eBay, List Your Item!June 20, 2014

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)!

Schedule
CED 119 701
Date/Time: Friday, June 20, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: E-130
Cost: $35
Entrepreneurial Training Course*Multiple Dates

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.

Schedule
SBC 214 701
Date/Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: E-130
Cost: $195
SBC 214 702
Date/Time: Thursday, April 03, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: TBA
Cost: $195
Facebook for SeniorsJuly 11, 2014

This is now a 4-hour workshop. Do you want to learn about what Facebook is about and how to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, relatives, neighbors and see all those photos everyone is posting? This workshop will teach you how to use Facebook safely and securely, ensure your privacy is maintained, how to find your friends and relatives on Facebook, and how to upload a photo if you would like. Don’t worry, we are not checking ID’s, if you want to take the class, you do not need to be 55+! This workshop is for beginners, if you already have a Facebook account and need a refresher; please bring your user name and password with you. Day 1 includes setting up an account, security, privacy, and account settings, and learning to post. You’ll then go home and use Facebook on your own. When you return the following week, bring your questions, and learn to create albums, add photos, more about posting, and finding friends.

Schedule
CED 076 701
Date/Time: Friday, July 11, 2014 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: E-130
Cost: $50
High School Equivalency Exam PrepMultiple Dates

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.

TASC Exam Preparation Flyer

TASC Exam Preparation Registration Form

 

Schedule
CED 500 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Teal Abel & Jessica Yancey
Location: 3-130
Cost: $25
CED 500 701
Date/Time: Monday, June 09, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Yancey & Marc Davis
Location: 6-103
Cost: $25
CED 500 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Teal Abel & Todd Parody
Location: 3-109
Cost: $25
How to Buy and Sell on eBayMarch 13, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 018 701
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 2014 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: E-130
Cost: $30
iCloudAugust 13, 2014

Apple’s iCloud service provides seamless integration of all your music, photos, contacts, calendars, email, and more across multiple Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. This workshop will help you discover how to use the features of iCloud to manage and share your information, so that it is synced wirelessly and always available at your fingertips! Participants are encouraged to bring their Apple devices to experiment with.

Schedule
CED 103 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: E-129
Cost: $30
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5*May 03, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 022 701
Date/Time: Saturday, May 03, 2014 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: E-129
Cost: $60 (bring a bagged lunch)
Learn How to Use Your Digital CameraJune 14, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 052 701
Date/Time: Saturday, June 14, 2014 (9:00am-11:30am)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: E-130
Cost: $45
Mac UnleashedJuly 30, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 100 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: E-129
Cost: $30
Negotiation and Relationship Management*April 28, 2014 - April 30, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 215 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, April 28, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Instructor: Lance Alexander
Location: E-130
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop is good towards the E/SB certificate. Workshop dates: April 28 & 30th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SAT Prep CourseApril 14, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 244 702
Date/Time: Monday, April 14, 2014 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: 3-121
Cost: $145
The Quick Version: Microsoft Excel Basics*February 10, 2014 - February 12, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 038 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, February 10, 2014 - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: E-130
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This is a designated E/SB certificate workshop. It will be held Monday & Wednesday, February 10 & 12th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Quick Version: Microsoft Excel Basics*June 17, 2014

Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a short, two-day format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas. This is a designated E/SB certificate workshop. It will take place on Tuesday & Thursday.

Schedule
CED 038 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: E-129
Cost: $60
WordPress and BloggingAugust 06, 2014

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!

Schedule
CED 102 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: E-129
Cost: $30
Work-Life HarmonyMultiple Dates

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.

Schedule
CED 457 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Christine Allen, Insight Business Works
Location: 6-002 & Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room
Cost: $50/pp
CED 457 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Christine Allen, Insight Business Works
Location: 6-002 & Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room
Cost: $45/pp for organizations sending more than one person
Off Campus Workshops
How to Use your iPadApril 11, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 273 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 11, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
iCloudMultiple Dates

Apple’s iCloud service provides seamless integration of all your music, photos, contacts, calendars, email, and more across multiple Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. This workshop will help you discover how to use the features of iCloud to manage and share your information, so that it is synced wirelessly and always available at your fingertips! Participants are encouraged to bring their Apple devices to experiment with.

Schedule
CED 103 702
Date/Time: Friday, April 25, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
CED 103 703
Date/Time: Thursday, May 08, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lowville Free Library
Cost: $30
CED 103 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
Mac BasicsJuly 15, 2014

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.

Schedule
CED 099 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: E-129
Cost: $30
Mac Basics 702Multiple Dates

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.

Schedule
CED 099 702
Date/Time: Thursday, May 08, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lowville Free Library
Cost: $30
CED 099 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30