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Build a Collaborative Environment at Work or at Home
with Mariah Klapatch
This course covers recognizing defenses in self, employing collaborative tools applicable to any environment. Build success for all involved through active listening skills, empathy, increased self-awareness, and effective communication. Learn how to reduce defensiveness and increase positive collaboration.
Computer Essentials - Advanced - Nov.
with Teresa Johnson
This class is for students who have completed the ‘Computer Essentials-Basics’ course or have some experience using Word and Excel spreadsheets. Students will learn to work in both Word and Excel to create and merge documents, reports and presentations. Email etiquette and formatting will be covered along with advanced file management and file sharing options. We will set aside time in class to handle student generated topics and questions.
Students must complete our ‘Computer Essentials-Basics’ course or have experience using Word and Excel spreadsheets.
Computer Essentials - Basics - Sept.
with Teresa Johnson
Efficient use of technology in a home or work setting requires basic knowledge in several areas: the PC operating system, software applications (Microsoft Office), file management, and storage options for photos and documents. In this class, you will learn about the Windows operating system and its tools, and how to manage software, files, and folders. We will explore basic word processing using MS Word 2016 and learn about spreadsheets with Excel 2016.
eBay Buying and Selling-Nov.
with Mike Lokuta
This two-night class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.
Excel 2016 - Basics - Oct.
with Dorothy Prescott
Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2016 will enhance employment possibilities. This course teaches the basic setup and use of spreadsheets to new users, or can be taken by Excel users wishing to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells and the use of basic formulas.
Math for Welding/Machining
with Mike Lokuta
Understand and use math fundamentals with confidence for today's industrial market. This course is designed for your employment success, therefore we offer it free of charge to welding (and Machining) students seeking employment. We will start with a refresher of fundamentals and operations, and advance to elementary algebra, geometry, and trigonometry used in the trades. Enrollment in a current welding or machining course is required.
Short-term Vacation Rental Basics
with Dee Peppe
The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running.