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.
Winter & Spring 2015
To register, click on class title or call: (541) 383-7270.
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.
Jamie Wood 9:00am-4:00
5/2 Madras MDR 120 Cost $79
Matthew Hand 9:00am-noon
5/18 to 5/20 Bend
CHLAB 207 Cost $79
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.
Check back for future class dates and information.
Suzanne Bell 6:00pm-8:00 M 27578
4/13 to 4/27 Bend BEC 156 Cost $75
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 Th 27579
5/14 to 5/28 Bend PIO 200B Cost $75
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, effective writing, board involvement, grant
management and reporting. Students are encouraged to bring a current grant
project. Basic computer skills helpful.
Laura Pinckney 9:00am-noon F 18016
to 3/13 Bend
CHLAB 301 Cost $89
Jennifer Rusk 9:00am-4:00
4/24 Madras MDR 120 Cost $89
Jennifer Rusk 9:00am-noon
5/15 to 5/22 Bend
CHLAB 207 Cost $89
Strategy & Analytics for Business
Learn useful strategies to integrate Facebook
into the marketing mix by growing and communicating with an engaged fan base,
and engaging in discussion around how to gather and utilize Facebook
analytics. Whether your business has
just launched its Facebook page or is looking to grow an already solid
foundation on the platform, you will walk away from this course with a more
in-depth understanding of the strategies and tools you can use to leverage
Facebook to do more work for your business.
Prerequisite: A Facebook page for your business.
John Dempsey 6:00pm-9:00
3/5 to 3/12 Bend
BEC 156 Cost $89
a Successful YouTube Channel
How do you get your videos to stand out in
the crowd? Uploading a video on YouTube isn't enough. Over 2 billion online
videos are viewed every day, 23% of those viewers are making a buying decision.
Come get hands-on experience to build your own YouTube channel. Discover the
secrets to being found on YouTube by optimizing your channel, videos and
techniques to drive traffic to your site.
Michelle Alvarado 9:00am-4:00 Sa 18208
PIO 113 Cost $89
NEW! 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 Tu 27513
4/14 to 5/5 Bend PIO 200B Cost $79
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, 2nd Edition. Must
attend first session on 4/28. CEUs
Kathryn Henderson 9:00am-noon
4/28 to 6/16 Bend
CHLAB 301 Cost $199
Put it All
Together: Grow in Dollars & Donors
Nonprofits are constantly drawn in many directions at
once. Get a handle on donor evaluation, constituencies and proper recognition
in order to grow your dollars and donors. Bill Kemp is a Certified Fund Raising
Executive with more than 30 years of diversified fundraising experience. He has been responsible for raising nearly
$35 million in a career working with nine non-profits in five states.
Bill Kemp 6:00pm-8:00
4/28 to 4/30 Bend
BEC BDRM Cost $79
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.
Small Business Development Center
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