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Understanding Debits and Credits


with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Current session started Apr 5, 2021

In this course, you will learn about the accounting equation and the five categories involved in every business (Assets, Liabilities, Owner’s Equity, Revenue and Expenses). Every financial transaction falls into one or more of these categories. Learn how to create a chart of accounts that meet the needs of your business. You will learn how double entry bookkeeping works and the process of recording debits and credits. This course will show you how to identify, analyze and record transactions using journal entries under the cash basis accounting method.

Introduction to Genealogy


with Kristin Lewis Haight

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 26, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join Kristin Lewis Haight, owner of Kin Konnection, LLC, for a 4 week introduction to genealogy research. This course will be customized based on the group and will be interactive. Students should expect to learn not only about their own unique history but the histories of others in the group. We will explore online resources such as Ancestry, Newspapers, Fold3 and other popular archival sites. Curriculum will include discussions about common mistakes and what to search for in the archives and how best to organized your findings. Students need to be 18 or older.

Be Brilliant at Excel


with Andrew Schmid

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Is it time you learned how to use Microsoft Excel? Maybe you need to use spreadsheets for your business, to advance your career or you keep seeing Excel as a requirement in job listings. No matter why you want or need to learn Excel, this class will walk you through the basics from creating your first spreadsheet, populating it with data and then presenting that data in graphs, charts and so much more. This class is judgement-free so even if you have never seen Excel, we will get you up and running in no time. Students need to be 18 or older.

Beginning Photography


with Amie Knight

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm

To learn photography, you’ll want to learn about exposure, and how that also effects, depth and noise in an image. Composition, focus, light, photo processing and equipment are also essential things to learn to take better pictures. In this course you will learn what all those components are and how to use them in taking your very own photos. Bring your own camera or use one of ours.

The A, B, C and Ds of Medicare


with Barbara Hopkins

Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 12, 2021
Does the A, B, C and D “Alphabet Soup” of Medicare feel overwhelming? Medicare, begun in 1965, is the US health plan available to qualified people aged 65 and older, as well as some disabled people below age 65. This overview reviews the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs, explains enrollment periods and reviews the types of products designed to partner with Medicare, including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current beneficiaries, people beginning Medicare, and the adult, children, or loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries. Students need to be 18 or older.



with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints. Leave with an action plan. Students need to be 18 or older.

Boosting Your Web Site Traffic


with Susan Hurrell

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results.

Data Analysis, Intermediate


with John Rutledge

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

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