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Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Current session started Feb 1, 2021
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2021

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.

No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business.

Customer Service Certificate

$245

with Greg Marsello

Calendar Current session started Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2021

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success.

Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else.

Two One Month ONLINE Courses:

  • Keys to Customer Service
  • Extraordinary Customer Service

Data Analysis Certificate

$495

with Jeff Kritzer

Calendar Current session started Feb 1, 2021
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2021

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

Three One Month ONLINE Courses:

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Intermediate Data Analysis
  • Advanced Data Analysis

Digital Marketing Certificate

$495

with Dan Belhassen

Calendar Current session started Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2021

Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising.

Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary.

Three One Month ONLINE Classes:

  • Improving Email Promotions
  • Boosting Your Web Site Traffic
  • Online Advertising

Project Management Certificate

$495

with Andy Stanhope

Calendar Current session started Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2021

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation.

Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.

Learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes.

Three One Month ONLINE Courses:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Management Processes
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

General Ledger and Month End Procedures

$195

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2021
1 additional session on May 3, 2021

In this course, you will learn how to post journal entries to the correct general ledger accounts impacted by each transaction. This course will show you how to make sure your general ledger balances at the end of each month by preparing an unadjusted trial balance. You will learn how to look for errors when you don’t balance, and how to determine to correct entries. After posting correcting entries and/or adjusting entries, you will verify debits and credits equal with an adjusted trial balance. This course also goes through the steps of performing monthly bank reconciliations.

Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

$195

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2021
1 additional session on Jun 7, 2021

This course shows you how to create a worksheet used to adjust the account balances and prepare the financial statements. Use your financial statements to measure performance, make improvements and set goals. The final step covered in this course is closing your books and preparing them for the next accounting period; this is done by journalizing and posting closing entries.

Understanding Debits and Credits

$195

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts 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.





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