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Registered Maine Guide Training

$500

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Train to become a working Registered Maine Guide by learning the skills that guides use daily, including map & compass, coastal navigation, shelter building, separated client searches, cooking, canoeing, snowshoeing, SUPing, plus specialty skills for sea kayaking, fishing, and hunting future guides. This course doesn't include Maine IFW application process testing fees or First Aid. This hybrid program includes Zoom, all day workshops, and homework assignments.

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Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explain the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.

Adobe Illustrator Essentials

$225

with Andy Helmi

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. In this course, you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and use various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of shapes and illustrations. Learn how to efficiently manage layers and artboards, and create print-ready PDF documents. Access to Adobe Illustrator software required.

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Beginning Conversational Spanish (LERN)

$290

with Cristina Sempe

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish. This online course if offered through LERN not Merrymeeting Adult Education.

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Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure and manage the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. The Bookkeeping Certificate courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other), however, courses may be taking individually at a cost of $195 each. Please call the office to register for individual courses.

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Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers

$495

with YouGot Class

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.

Certificate in Mastering Excel

$495

with You Got Class

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affect the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Students must have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate.

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Conflict Management

$245

with Sally Klauss

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. This study also identified that out of twenty-five management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and promotion. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace.





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