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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.

To register, call (541) 383-7270 or click on class title (requires Adobe Flash).

Cybersecurity for Businesses
Hackers are constantly trying to get businesses’ information whether it is financial or customer data. A business might not survive getting hacked and having their information and their clients’ information stolen. Gain the education you need to protect yourself, your staff and clients in this informative presentation by cybersecurity expert Wes Dymond. Wes, a Certified Information Security Sytems Professional (CISSP), is in charge of COCC's cybersecurity.
Wesley Dymond                    9:00am-noon F                  49345
9/30                                      Bend BEC 154                  Cost $49
                               
NEW! Product Development

Prepare yourself and your product for a successful product development program and launch. Learn how to evaluate, refine and proof a product concept before launching into design and production. This course covers common questions, misconceptions and gaps in understanding from beginning product inventors. Taught by an expert with 19 years of experience developing products for fortune 500 companies, mid-sized manufacturers and start-ups, the course provides a simplified overview of the significant phases and key elements of good product development initiatives, and how to navigate them safely and inexpensively. Class meets at E::SPACE Labs, 48 Bridgeford Blvd Suite 180, Bend OR 97702.
Peter Jones                          6:00pm-8:00 W                  49578
10/19 to 11/2                        Bend OTHER                     Cost $150

Nonprofit Grant Writing

Explore various grants and the components of a standard grant application. Develop a good understanding of what grantmakers expect in a strong, competitive proposal. Learn about grant databases (free & fee), how to conduct effective research, build an annual grants calendar, and develop strong, ongoing relationships with grantmakers. Taught by a professional grant writer with a very high level of success.
Lu Cavenaugh                        9:00am-noon F                  49543
10/7 to 10/14                         Bend BEC 156                  Cost $99                               

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 10/7. No class 11/11 and 11/25. CEUs included. 
Kathryn Henderson               9:00am-noon F                   49407
10/7 to 12/9                          Bend CHLAB 301              Cost $229

Hashtag (#) Strategies for Business

Sick and tired of all the crazy hashtagging? Did you know that the REAL purpose of this powerful tool can benefit your marketing strategy? Learn how social hashtagging is misused and how to use hashtags correctly for your business. Other topics in this class include common mistakes and fixes with scheduled posts, links and profiles, and more.
Annette Witzel                      6:00pm-8:00 M                   49522
10/10                                   Bend BEC 156                   Cost $39

NEW! Promote Your Business with Instagram
Instagram 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 an Instagram business account, engage your customers, implement analytics for measurement, and employ best practices from successful brands on Instagram.
Suzanne Bell                         5:30pm-7:30 Tu                 49620
11/1 to 11/15                          Bend PIO 113                   Cost $79                              

Content Marketing for Business
How do you build your digital presence? Content marketing for business can drastically help your website’s SEO, build credibility, drive traffic to your site, connect you with customers, and increase your business ROI. Learn how to market your business through digital content. This course will teach the foundation of digital marketing with content to engage with your audience and other visitors, and how to create original content on the fly. 
Suzanne Bell                         5:30pm-7:30 Tu                 49561
10/4 to 10/18                         Bend PIO 113                   Cost $79

Growing Your Business with QuickBooks
You know your product or service, but do you want to know how to make it more successful? Transform your accounting from a necessary evil into a means for identifying opportunities for business growth and provide your investors, bankers, or yourself with the information you need to take your business to the next level. Growing Your Business with QuickBooks combines two 3-hour evening classes that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation, with up to three hours of one-on-one daytime advising sessions to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. You’ll also exchange valuable real-world experiences with other business owners.
Patti Norris                            6:00pm-9:00 Tu                 49378
10/4 to 10/18                         Redmond RTEC 218         Cost $199            

Patti Norris                            6:00pm-9:00 Th                 49379
11/3 to 11/17                          Redmond RTEC 218         Cost $199


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Leadership & Management Webpage
We can help new leaders build the skills they need to make a successful transition or assist seasoned leaders in developing their existing skills. 

Business Communication Webpage
We offer a variety of classes that can improve your business communication skills.

Six Sigma Webpage
Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement used in many industrial sectors.

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. 

Tax & Accounting Webpage
Explore our Bookkeeping for Business and QuickBooks classes.

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.

Office Productivity Webpage
Discover ways to use your iPhone or iPad as a mobile office. 

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.

 Fall 16 PD Schedule

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