CAREER DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
                        Call 686-4444 to register for all classes.

Selecting and Opening a New...
Marketing is 90% science and only 10% art. It’s not “creativity” that wins long term
marketing results – it’s STRATEGY! Le...
Purchasing an Existing Business
Making the decision to buy a business is a once–in–a lifetime event. Since you can’t
look ...
ALL COMPUTER CLASSES AT SOUTHEAST CAMPUS, ROOM 257.
                             INSTRUCTOR, LINDA MAIN
Word I
(Prerequisi...
Session II
Monday, October 24 & Tuesday, October 25
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Session III
Thursday, November 3
Time: 9:...
Session I
Thursday, October 6 &
October 13
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Session II
Monday, October 10 & Tuesday, October 1...
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday

PowerPoint I
Learn the basics of creating professional, powerful, and ef...
Instructor: Kevin Schwartz
Thursday, November 3 & Thursday, November 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(2) Thursdays

eBay I
...
Location Southeastern Campus, Room 257, 1901 Southeastern Parkway
Beginning Date: 10/04/05 Ending Date: 10/18/05
Time: 5:3...
Spanish for Real Estate
Are you a Real Estate Agent wanting to better serve this Hispanic Community? If so, this
is a newl...
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  1. 1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CLASSES Call 686-4444 to register for all classes. Selecting and Opening a New Business While Planning for Success Ever fantasized about opening your own business? Make that fantasy a reality! Before you start your business there are many things you must consider: business structure, your duties as an employer, and marketability of your product just to name a few. We know the first step is always the hardest, but join Mickey Johnson and let this seminar assist you in taking those first business steps. Date: October 4 Instructor: Mickey Johnson, District Director Murray State University Small Business Development Center How to Organize Your Small Business and Manage It Effectively Approximately 90% of all small businesses FAIL! Don’t become part of that statistic. The most important business document you may ever have is your business plan. This seminar is full of innovative insights to help you develop the right business plan for your small business. The importance of writing a comprehensive business plan will be covered including areas such as management of your operation, finances, promotion and marketing of your business. Join us as we discuss the dos and don’ts of preparing the business plan. Date: October 11 Instructor: Lois Decker, Management Consultant Murray State University Small Business Development Center Finding the Money for Start–Up and Next–Level Financing Everyone engaged in small business will need a business loan at some time. Adequate financing is a key component to get your business off the ground. Come meet with local experts who will tell you what they look for in a business loan. All types of financing will be discussed including local, state and federal sources. Date: October 18 Instructor: Mickey Johnson, District Director Murray State University Small Business Development Center Tax and License Issues – Do it Right! No one said that owning your own business would be a “piece of cake.” On top of planning, securing start–up funds, and marketing your business, when you start your own business you will be expected to comply with many local, state, and federal government regulations. Don’t despair; this seminar can certainly help. Join us as we discuss many of these important requirements so you can do it right the first time and avoid the potential roadblocks to your success. Date: October 25 Instructor: Lois Decker, Management Consultant Murray State University Small Business Development Center How to Grow Your Business with Marketing/Sales and Advertising Techniques
  2. 2. Marketing is 90% science and only 10% art. It’s not “creativity” that wins long term marketing results – it’s STRATEGY! Learn how to capitalize on a customer’s satisfaction. Understand how to develop a successful marketing process with a focus on how to acquire and keep satisfied customers. This seminar will definitely aid you in developing a better understanding for the world of marketing. Date: November 1 Instructor: Loretta Daniel, Management Consultant Murray State University Small Business Development Center Records Management for Small Business Behind every successful small business story, there’s a lot of hard work and administrative effort. To really make your business prosper, you need to make sure that your company is solid from the ground up. Take the intimidation out of business accounting. Learn to organize business accounting systems and effectively monitor those systems. Sign up for this seminar today! Date: November 8 Instructor: Lois Decker, Management Consultant Murray State University Small Business Development Center Tax Tips for the Home–Based Business and Self–Employed Do you want to learn year-round strategies to help lower taxes? Then, register today for this essential class! You will also learn to avoid common pitfalls. We will discuss the right identity to do business, whether or not you should incorporate, tax-sheltered fringe benefits, different tax write-offs, and much more. Call and register today! Date: November 15 Instructor: David T. Reynolds, Law Firm of Reynolds and Wathen Business Law – Ask the Attorney This is your chance to get those legal questions answered by an expert. Join us as we discusses legal issues that are a major concern to small businesses today. Get valuable information that will save you costly fees and prevent blunders. Don’t delay – sign up for this class today! Date: November 29 Instructor: Local Attorney Understanding Employment Taxes Whether you have one employee or a hundred, you will be way ahead of the game if you get a handle on your filings and payroll taxes. Learn the differences between employees and independent contractors and how to file employment taxes for the IRS, the Kentucky Cabinet and your local government. So, before you do anything else, take this seminar to reduce the time, hassle, and anxiety of your payroll process. Date: December 6 Instructor: Lois Decker, Management Consultant Murray State University Small Business Development Center
  3. 3. Purchasing an Existing Business Making the decision to buy a business is a once–in–a lifetime event. Since you can’t look into at crystal ball and foresee the future, a serious mistake could wipe out your life savings or retirement income. If you’re nervous about starting from scratch, buying an existing business can have its advantages. By purchasing a business that is already established, you may eliminate some of the problems and headaches associated with starting a brand new business. This workshop is designed to help you take the mystery out of buying a sure thing. Date: December 13 Instructor: Mickey Johnson, District Director Murray state University Small Business Development Center Pharmacy Technician The Kentucky Society for Health–System Pharmacists and Owensboro Community and Technical College are pleased to continue a joint effort to provide professional development courses for pharmacy technicians. Ten sessions have been developed to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPHT) examination. These sessions will assist technicians in becoming certified by reviewing major components of the exam and/or develop skills to assist them in daily job functions. All sessions will be taught by experienced pharmacists. Class Fee: $125 + ($29 text fee) Instructor: Jeff Danhauer, R.Ph, Danhauer Drugs Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 20A Beginning Date: 09/13/05 Ending Date: 11/15/05 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (10) Tuesdays Process Improvement Tracking Do you track quality performance in your organization only to struggle with how to convey the information to others in your organization? In this class, you will learn a method of tracking and displaying current performance status, targeted goals, and action item progression with Excel and PowerPoint. This simple four-step approach will result in a one page analysis perfect for PowerPoint presentations. Graphing, charting, and linking tasks will be utilized to provide dynamic, one click updating of a template designed to reduce time while providing information and simplifying analysis. Class Fee: $59 Instructor: Rob Southard, OCTC Staff Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 8 CHOOSE YOUR SESSION: Wednesday, September 28 9:00 am – 11:30 am -or- Thursday, October 5 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Registrants will need to bring information with them that they want to track.
  4. 4. ALL COMPUTER CLASSES AT SOUTHEAST CAMPUS, ROOM 257. INSTRUCTOR, LINDA MAIN Word I (Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent experience using a mouse). This step–by–step course offers you the basic tools for good word processing skills. Learn to examine the working screen, create new documents, get familiar with key Task Panes, change font attributes, modify bodies of text, use smart tags, use spelling and grammar check, manage files, and preview and print documents. Gain lots of shortcut tips that will help your word processing go faster and smoother. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Session I Monday, September 26 & Tuesday, September 27 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Session II Monday, October 3 & Tuesday, October 4 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session III Monday, October 31 & Monday, November 7 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Word II (Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent experience). Let Word work for you! Learn tips to increase your word processing productivity. Interactive activities will help you focus on working with sections and columns, formatting and modifying tables, working with Excel data, creating styles, working with headers and footers, document templates, and more! Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Monday, November 28 & Tuesday, November 29 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Excel I (Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent experience). Want to “number crunch” like the pros? Find out why Excel is the undisputed choice in business today! In our great hands–on workshop, you’ll learn to develop the same spreadsheets used to manage data all across the world. Create simple formulas & learn formatting techniques that will enable you to turn data into information for personal or business use. Topics include: creating worksheets that can be used to track and analyze financial or general numeric information, basic functions on the menu bar, toolbars, on the Excel screen and create worksheets that perform simple calculations to manipulate the data. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Session I Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  5. 5. Session II Monday, October 24 & Tuesday, October 25 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Session III Thursday, November 3 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Excel II (Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent experience). With the basics of spreadsheet development in hand, get ready to “move ahead” with large worksheets & link workbooks including editing and formatting formulas and functions. Get a firmer grip on your Excel skills with the advanced charting exercises as well as viewing and printing worksheet documents. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Session I Monday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 15 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session II Monday, December 5 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Excel III (Prerequisite: Excel II or equivalent experience). Maximize Excel features and capabilities with this terrific session. Through interactive exercises, we’ll help you create PivotTables and Charts to consolidate and rearrange data for analysis, lookup values in lists with Lookup & Reference, Export & Import Text files, and create macros. You’ll also learn to use date functions including filter, subtotal, validation and protection, and date forms. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Thursday, December 15 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Access I (Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent experience). Do you need to have a better understanding of how a database works? Are you responsible for entering data that goes into an Access program? Good database management is key to any successful business. Discover why Access is the world’s Number One database management tool. Access offers you useful templates ready to use for your organization or allows you to design your own from scratch. This great hands–on offering will give you the foundation for successful database management with the four main features of Access: tables, queries, reports, and forms. Class Fee: $87 (includes text)
  6. 6. Session I Thursday, October 6 & October 13 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Session II Monday, October 10 & Tuesday, October 11 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session III Tuesday, November 1 & Wednesday, November 2 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Access II (Prerequisite: Access I or equivalent experience). Mastered the basics of database management? Then you’re ready to gain better control of your data with the power of Access. Moving ahead with Access will let you create a Lookup list field, join queries, add headers and footers to a report, create a PivotTable, and create and use hyperlinks. It’s easy with this class. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Session I Friday, November 18 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session II Wednesday, December 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Access III (Prerequisite: Access II or equivalent experience). Looking for that extra “oomph” to maximize your database management system? “Power Up!” with some of Access’ most outstanding features. Learn the “ins and outs” of key functions like: creating and running macros, creating advance queries, importing and exporting, and linking objects. You’ll even work with Access utilities to optimize your data. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Friday, December 16 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Publisher (Prerequisite: Experience working in a Windows environment). Learn how to design newsletters, brochures, signs, and more as you release your creativity. You can start from scratch or use one of the many templates for the various projects to create professional looking documents. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Wednesday, October 26 & Thursday, October 27
  7. 7. Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday PowerPoint I Learn the basics of creating professional, powerful, and effective presentations with PowerPoint. Presentation possibilities are endless …. use them for sales, class or group presentations, training sessions, etc. Join us for this class and you will learn ways to create exciting, customized slide shows that include animations, sounds, slide transitions, and more! Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Session I Friday, October 28 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session II Monday, November 28 & Tuesday, November 29 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PowerPoint II (Prerequisite: PowerPoint I or equivalent experience). Learn to create effective charts and graphs by keying in your data or by importing charts from another program using PowerPoint’s built–in datasheet capability. Other topics include: creating tables, collaborating on a presentation by adding comments to the slides, reviewing a presentation for modification, and linking between different Microsoft Office programs. Class Fee: $87 (includes text) Wednesday, December 14 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Outlook Join us for a short two hour crash course covering some of the features in Microsoft Outlook. We will look at the email section along with the calendar and some shortcuts to help make your Outlook experience an easier one. Class Fee: $29 Friday, October 21 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (1) Friday Quickbooks For the fastest, easiest way to manage your business, QuickBooks puts you in control! Learn how to set up your business with this popular computerized accounting program. This beginning–level course is for people who have a working knowledge of Windows and are just starting with QuickBooks. You will learn to create your own chart of accounts, set up customers, vendors and employees, generate invoices, pay bills, process cash receipts and payroll, track credit cards and produce customized financial statements. Bring your own chart of accounts and/ or financial statements for review if time allows. Class Fee: $87 (includes text)
  8. 8. Instructor: Kevin Schwartz Thursday, November 3 & Thursday, November 10 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (2) Thursdays eBay I Turn your attic or garage sale finds into cash from the comfort of your home! Sellers learn how to create an eBay auction page, upload pictures to it, add a “hit–counter” and accept credit card payments online. Discover tips and strategies for creating and positioning a successful auction that receives the highest and most bids. Buyers learn to use advanced item search methods, profile competing bidders and “win” the auction every time. Note: Basic working knowledge of your computer is recommended. Class Fee: $29 Instructor: Todd Self Location: Southeastern Campus, Room 257, 1901 Southeastern Parkway Beginning Date: 10/20/05 Ending Date: 10/20/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (1) Thursday eBay II Tired of listing one auction at a time? Not getting the profits you were hoping for? Unsure of your next step toward online success? If you’ve already taken eBay 101 or are actively buying and selling on eBay, or are looking to use eBay to launch your home– based business (yes, that means no TV!), multiple listing software, auction management sites, market analysis and successful customer service and retention. So stop bidding for a moment, register for this class and learn some great tips and tricks about the powerful and captivating eBay! Class Fee: $29 Instructor: Todd Self Location: Southeastern Campus, Room 257, 1901 Southeastern Parkway Beginning Date: 10/27/05 Ending Date: 10/27/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (1) Thursday Digital Photography I Enhancing Your Digital Photography I using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 You asked for it, we’ve got it! Welcome Allen Lake, for an adventure in digital photography. Imagine taking the contents of your scrapbook and converting them into digital images that cannot fade or curl! You’ll be able to do just that with the scanner then, digitally enhance and manipulate your photos using PhotoShop Elements, one of the market’s best software programs for photo manipulation and effects. In three great sessions, learn to use PhotoShop tools, prepare photographs for prepress, resize photographs for photographic and inkjet outputs, change foreground and background elements, retouch photographic portraits, and restore and scan old photographs. Class Fee: $89 Instructor: Allen Lake
  9. 9. Location Southeastern Campus, Room 257, 1901 Southeastern Parkway Beginning Date: 10/04/05 Ending Date: 10/18/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (3) Tuesdays Digital Photography II Enhancing Your Digital Photography II using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 If you've mastered Photoshop I and are rarin’ to polish your skills, Allen is your guy! You’ll discover magical techniques for retouching photographs and learn how to scan old photographs then restore them to their original quality. Come and let one of the tri– state’s top photographers share his skills and a few of his professional secrets. It’s a genuine photo finish!! Class Fee: $89 Instructor: Allen Lake Location Southeastern Campus, Room 257, 1901 Southeastern Parkway Beginning Date: 11/1/05 Ending Date: 11/15/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (2) Tuesdays Community Spanish Would you like to be able to welcome our Hispanic community members? Would you like to be able to help them or ask for help in an emergency situation? Community Spanish teaches practical tips, common phrases, and questions which will enable you to speak and comprehend some of the most basic Spanish exchanges found in everyday living. Join Sandy Kuegel for this lively and informative class. Class Fee: $69 + ($30 text) Instructor: Sandy Keugel Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 18A Beginning Date: 10/17/05 Ending Date: 10/26/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (2) Mondays, (2) Wednesdays Survival Spanish for Teachers, School Administrators, & Support Staff Attention all Teachers, School Administrators, and Support Staff: You need this class! Survival Spanish for Teachers, School Administrators, and Support Staff will enable you to better educate your Hispanic students and assist his/her Hispanic parents. You will learn to greet and give basic instructions to parents or visitors, engage in security measures, respond to medical emergencies, identify students' needs, and so much more. Anyone involved in the education process such as school nurses, bus drivers, custodians, front office personnel, teachers, and many others will benefit greatly from this class. Register will all of your co–workers today! Class Fee: $99 + ($35 text) Instructor: Sandy Kuegel Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 5 Beginning Date: 11/08/05 Ending Date: 12/01/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (3) Tuesdays, (3) Thursdays
  10. 10. Spanish for Real Estate Are you a Real Estate Agent wanting to better serve this Hispanic Community? If so, this is a newly designed course is just for you. You will receive a book which is a collection of over 300 specific Spanish language commands, statements, and questions that help you better serve Hispanic property buyers. Licensed real estate agents and native Spanish– speakers have reviewed the book for authenticity/accuracy. It will come with two audio CDs to help you determine a client's housing needs, show clients properties, finalize a sale, and much more. Increase your clientele and profits! Call today! Class Fee: $99 + ($30 text) Instructor: Sandy Kuegel Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 5 Beginning Date: 10/18/05 Ending Date: 11/03/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (3) Tuesdays, (3) Thursdays Spanish for Nurses If you're a nursing professional, come learn the Spanish language skills necessary for you to communicate with your Hispanic patients. With Command Spanish, you'll quickly learn the words and phrases important for your profession. Areas covered include: admissions, documentation, checkout, pregnancy, lab procedures, questioning your patient about symptoms, pediatric care, emergencies, surgery, and much more. A comprehensive manual with two CDs is part of the class, making your study & future references that much easier! Join our popular instructor, Sandy Kuegel, and break down the language barrier. Class Fee: $69 + ($35 text) Instructor: Sandy Kuegel Location: Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Room 8 Beginning Date: 11/07/05 Ending Date: 11/16/05 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (2) Mondays, (2) Wednesdays

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