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January 20, 2017

Business & Community Training Center

Students enjoy professional instruction during Your Center of Learning Training Cources The Center for Rural Development stands ready to provide solutions to move your business ahead in a highly competitive business environment and critical training for your employees in Business & Community Training Center, The Center’s workforce- and career-training program.

Business & Community Training Center offers instructor-led, in-person training courses to help businesses meet their workforce needs.

The instructor-led courses—both in the form of one-day classes and more extensive six-to-10-week sessions—help participants build the skills they need to set themselves apart from their peers in a fast-paced, ever-changing business climate. Instructors teach critical concepts using a fun, hands-on approach to help address all types of learning styles.

Subject matter covered by the courses includes leadership, communication styles, entry-level management, computer literacy, sales, and customer service.

These courses are open to individuals, or to employers who wish to send blocks of their employees for training.

Current Business & Community Training Center courses are listed below, for a list of all events at The Center please check out our upcoming events page.

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Jan
23
Mon
Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipStudents will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track business transactions.

Course Objective
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore the QuickBooks interface and access the QuickBooks centers available in QuickBooks 2013 to familiarize yourself with the application
  • Set up a company and update the chart of accounts using the EasyStep Interview Wizard feature
  • Build and manage lists using the options available in the QuickBooks centers
  • Manage inventory using the options in the Vendor Center
  • Record a product sale in QuickBooks using the options in the Customer Center
  • Create invoice for services using the options in the Vendors Center
  • Work with bank accounts using the options provided in the Banking section of the QuickBooks interface

Target Students
This course is designed for persons who have no prior knowledge of how to use QuickBooks, or for persons who are familiar with the software and want to learn about the new features and functionality of QuickBooks 2013.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Jan
24
Tue
Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Course Objective
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Customize forms
  • Use other QuickBooks accounts
  • Create reports
  • Create graphs
  • Track and pay sales tax
  • Prepare payroll with QuickBooks
  • Estimate, time track, and job cost
  • Write letters

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Feb
7
Tue
Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipBy applying the robust functionality that’s built into Excel to your organization’s raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been nearly impossible just a couple of decades ago.

Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction.

Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Perform calculations
  • Modify a worksheet
  • Format a worksheet
  • Print workbooks
  • Manage workbooks

Target Students
This course is targeted for students who wish to gain the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Certification
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Feb
9
Thu
Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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This course builds upon the basic knowledge presented in Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1 and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help you deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence.

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent or organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Work with functions
  • Work with lists
  • Analyze data
  • Visualize data with charts
  • Use PivotTables and PivotCharts

Target Students
This course is targeted for students who already have basic understanding and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

Certification
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Feb
14
Tue
Introduction to Computers Using Windows 7
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipYou will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows 7, explore the Windows 7 interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, customize the Windows 7 desktop, and browse the Internet.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine the parts that make up a personal computer to familiarize yourself with the basic components and individual functions of each component
  • Explore the Windows 7 operating system after logging on to it using the personal computer
  • Manage files and folders using Windows Explorer to navigate to folders and manage files
  • Understand application software, and use common tools and applications that are part of the Windows 7 operating system such as the WordPad word processor, the Paint tool, the Calculator tool, among others
  • Customize the Windows 7 desktop using the customizing tools and shortcuts to personalize the desktop to suit your business requirements
  • Examine networking tools and features so that you can browse for information using the Internet

Target Student: This course is targeted to individuals who do not have any background, knowledge, or experience in computers and who need to use personal computers at home or the office.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Kimberly Taylor has taught several Business & Community Training Center courses and has a computer information background from DeVry University.

Kimberly Taylor

 

 

 

Feb
21
Tue
Project Management Fundamentals
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipSuccessfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry’s best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects.

You will:

  • Identify the key processes and requirements of project management
  • Initiate a project
  • Plan for time and cost
  • Plan for project risks, communication, and change control
  • Execute, manage, and control a project
  • Close a project

Target Student: This course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can benefit from this course.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Kimberly Taylor has taught several Business & Community Training Center courses and has a computer information background from DeVry University.

Kimberly Taylor

 

 

 

Feb
24
Fri
Microsoft Office Access 2016: Part 1
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipMost job roles involve some form of data management. In the case of data workers, it may be their primary job task.

For some, such as research scientists and accountants, data management may be a strong component of the job.

And for others, such as sales clerks or those in the skilled trades, data management may consist of an incidental job responsibility, for example, time reporting or recording a sale. Virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data.

A relational database application such as Microsoft Office Access 2016 can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. Access is a versatile tool. You can use it as a personal data management tool or you can use it as a construction set to develop applications for an entire department or organization.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will create and manage an Access 2016 database.

You will:

  • Navigate within the Microsoft Access application environment, create a simple database, and customize Access configuration options
  • Organize and manage data stored within Access tables
  • Use queries to join, sort, and filter data from different tables
  • Use forms to make it easier to view, access, and input data
  • Create and format custom reports

You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for Microsoft Access 2016.

Cost: $99

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)

 

Meet the Instructor

Kimberly Taylor has taught several Business & Community Training Center courses and has a computer information background from DeVry University.

Kimberly Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Your Center of Learning business and workforce skills training has been a productive and effective solution to our training needs. The Center for Rural Development is leading the way in providing localized training in this area, and it is our hope The Center will continue to bring new cost-effective quality training to our area.”

 Sgt. Michael Grigsby of Somerset Police Department

 

“This training will increase efficiency at the Lincoln County PVA office and will empower us to better serve the public.”

 Lincoln County PVA David Gambrel

 

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