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.  On campus workshops are located on our Jefferson Community College campus, in Watertown, New York.  Offisite workshops are held at partner locations throughout Jefferson County.

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 - August 16, 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

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Saturday, August 16, 2014

Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $300

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Saturdays from July 12th through August 16th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Advanced ExcelJuly 22, 2014 - July 24, 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

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Instructor: Jamie Lee
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesday & Thursday, July 22nd & 24th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
High School Equivalency Exam PrepJune 09, 2014 - August 18, 2014

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 500 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, June 09, 2014 - Monday, August 18, 2014

Instructor: Jessica Yancey & Teal Abel
Location: Jules Center, 6-103
Cost: $25

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Monday & Wednesdays, June 9th through August 18th, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
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
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
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
Off Campus Workshops
How to Buy and Sell on eBayJuly 25, 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 018 702
Date/Time: Friday, July 25, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
iCloudAugust 12, 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 103 702
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