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Business Essential Classes - Whether you are an entrepreneur or want to expand your business knowledge and skills, you will find classes on starting or growing a business, improving your marketing and more.

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Bookkeeping for Business
Do you want to add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit? This class will help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro. For those with little or no bookkeeping experience who are looking to add employable skills in a relatively short period of time or small business owners who need the accounting basics to keep accurate records. Prerequisite: Keyboarding and basic computer skills using Windows. Required text: Bookkeepers' Bootcamp, 3rd Edition. Must attend first session on 10/16.  CEUs included. 
Kathryn Henderson             9:00am-noon F                    48961
10/16 to 12/11                    Bend CHLAB 301                Cost $199

Blogging for Business & Beyond
Think blogging is just social? Think again. Blogging for business can drastically help your website's SEO, build credibility, drive traffic to your site, connect you with customers, and increase your business. Even if you've never written an article in your life, you can successfully blog for business. This course will teach you how to set up a Wordpress.com blog, integrate your blog with other social media, engage with your audience and other bloggers, and create original content on the fly. 
Suzanne Bell                      6:00pm-8:00 Tu                   49008
11/3 to 11/17                       Bend MAZ 205                    Cost $75
                              

Pinterest Business
Pinterest is the fastest growing social network and an affordable and effective way to promote your business. This course will teach you how to set up a Pinterest business account, engage your customers, implement analytics for measurement, and employ best practices from successful brands on Pinterest. 
Suzanne Bell                      6:00pm-8:00 M                   49009
10/12 to 10/26                    Bend MAZ 205                   Cost $79
                              

Online Marketing with Facebook
Explore how to effectively use Facebook to market and advertise your small to medium business. Find out how to create an online brand presence on this social media site. Taught in a computer lab to give you valuable hands-on training. Prerequisite: Must have a Facebook account. 
Matthew Hand                   9:00am-noon TuTh                49135
10/20 to 10/22                   Bend CHLAB 207                Cost $79
              

DIY Marketing
Learn how to write effective email blasts, newsletters, press releases, flyers, blogs and more. Attract the customers you want and express more clearly what your business can do for them. Set up especially for those businesses without dedicated marketing personnel. 
Cam Davis                          6:00pm-8:30 Th                  48960
10/22 to 11/12                    Bend PIO 200B                  Cost $79

Nonprofit Grant Writing
Become skilled at selecting grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and writing successful applications. Identify funding sources, especially in Oregon. Discover tips on research, submitting strong proposals, grant management and reporting. Basic computer skills helpful. 
Jen Rusk                           9:00am-noon F                   49010
10/16 to 10/23                    Bend BEC 156                   Cost $89                              

Jen Rusk                           9:00am-4:00 F                    49011
11/6                                   Redmond RTEC 218          Cost $89              

Developing Your Volunteer Program
A great introduction to the best principles and practices for recruiting volunteer personnel for your organization. Course includes planning a volunteer recruitment campaign, specific practices for recruiting individuals, selection process, and training. The course will also cover a basic understanding of different volunteer personalities and leadership/coaching skills for working with volunteer personnel.
Dan Olsen                           6:00pm-8:00 TuTh             49035
11/3 to 11/12                       Bend HCC 230                  Cost $79
     

Be a Tax Preparer
Do you want to become a licensed tax preparer, expand your tax knowledge to help you in your business, or just add skills to your resume? This 80-hour accelerated basic tax preparer's course meets Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons to learn the fundamentals of income tax law in preparation for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners exam. Plan on spending 15 hours each week studying outside of class (potentially more if you have little or no experience with this topic). Required text: Quickfinder 1040 Handbook for 2014 Tax Year (available for purchase at first class if needed). CEUs included. No class 11/11 or 11/25. Registration/refund deadline 8/28. 
Patricia King                       Bend BEC 154                  36184
Wednesdays                      6:00pm-9:00      
Sundays                            1:00pm-5:00
9/9 to 12/9                                                                 Cost $449                             

Career Advancement through Business Intelligence
Ever wonder how you could get a job with Oracle, GE, Microsoft or others? This class will give you a roadmap on how to get there. Discover how to conduct research, align yourself with the corporate culture you seek, compare key metrics and define a success blueprint that can lead you to action.
Joel Blatt                           6:00pm-8:00 M                   48959
11/2 to 11/23                    Bend MAZ 205                   Cost $89              

   

Real Estate Broker License Course
This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with online home study to meet the 150 hour requirement of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Plan on spending 15 (or more) hours each week completing online studies in addition to the classroom sessions. The course and instructor are certified by the OREA. For more information, call (541) 280-9995 or janda@a1schools.co.
Janda Pacheco              Bend BEC 154                     49075
9/15 to 11/17                   6:00pm-9:00 Tu
11/21                                9:00am-5:00 Sa                    Cost $600           

Property Manager Exam Prep Course
Our 7-week hybrid course combines live lecture with online home study to meet the 60-hour requirement to prepare you for the Oregon Property Manager License exam. The next course will be offered in early 2016. Go to www.cocc.edu/continuinged/real_estate/ to add your name to our mailing list. 
                              
Build a Business Website with WordPress Classes can be found on the following webpage: http://www.cocc.edu/continuinged/website-design---production/

Six Sigma Problem Solving Series Webpage             
Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement used in many industrial sectors. Choose from a series of four classes or take them individually.  

Real Estate Professional Development Webpage
Looking to prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker or Oregon Property Manager License exams?  We will soon be offering hybrid courses in these areas which combines the convenience of online learning with weekly classroom sessions where you connect with a knowledgeable instructor and other students. 

Computer & Web Webpage
Learn programs in our hands-on classes including Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, QuickBooks Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac and iProducts (including apps) and more.

Marketing & Social Media Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes on leveraging your business opportunities through the use of social media.

COCC Small Business Development Center Webpage
For one-on-one FREE business advising, call (541) 383-7290.

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