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).
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
Wesley Dymond 9:00am-noon F 49345
9/30 Bend BEC 154 Cost $49
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
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
10/7 to 10/14 Bend
BEC 156 Cost $99
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
10/7 to 12/9 Bend
CHLAB 301 Cost $229
(#) 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
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
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
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
Patti Norris 6:00pm-9:00
10/4 to 10/18 Redmond
RTEC 218 Cost $199
Patti Norris 6:00pm-9:00
11/3 to 11/17 Redmond
RTEC 218 Cost $199
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.
Small Business Development Center
For one-on-one FREE business advising, call (541) 383-7290.
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