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Understanding Debits and Credits

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

In this course, you will learn about the accounting equation and the five categories involved in every business (Assets, Liabilities, Owner’s Equity, Revenue and Expenses). Every financial transaction falls into one or more of these categories. Learn how to create a chart of accounts that meet the needs of your business. You will learn how double entry bookkeeping works and the process of recording debits and credits. This course will show you how to identify, analyze and record transactions using journal entries under the cash basis accounting method.

General Ledger and Month End Procedures

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts May 6, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

In this course, you will learn how to post journal entries to the correct general ledger accounts impacted by each transaction. This course will show you how to make sure your general ledger balances at the end of each month by preparing an unadjusted trial balance. You will learn how to look for errors when you don’t balance, and how to determine to correct entries. After posting correcting entries and/or adjusting entries, you will verify debits and credits equal with an adjusted trial balance. This course also goes through the steps of performing monthly bank reconciliations.

Mastering Microsoft Word

$195

with Elizabeth Flanagan

Calendar Next available session starts May 6, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Master the art of document creation and take your professional skills to the next level with Microsoft Word, which is essential for success in the modern business world. Discover how to format text, paragraphs, images, and pages with ease. Get hands-on experience creating professional-looking documents, from resumes and cover letters to reports and brochures. Find out how to use templates and themes to save time and streamline your workflow. At the end of this class, you will be equipped with the skills to create, edit and share polished documents that will impress employers and coworkers and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Quickbooks Online Level 2

$195

with Marcus Lander

Calendar Next available session starts May 6, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Now know how to work with more advanced QuickBooks Online topics. Become capable with such skills as how to customize settings, banking, credit cards, foreign currencies, statements for debts collection, using tags and projects. And come away with your Certificate in Quickbooks Online.

The Business Plan

$195

with Mary Beth Izard

Calendar Next available session starts May 6, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Focusing on the most critical components of the Business Plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point.

Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

This course shows you how to create a worksheet used to adjust the account balances and prepare the financial statements. Use your financial statements to measure performance, make improvements and set goals. The final step covered in this course is closing your books and preparing them for the next accounting period; this is done by journalizing and posting closing entries.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

$195

with Mary Beth Izard

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts.

Mastering Microsoft PowerPoint

$195

with Elizabeth Flanagan

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Bring your ideas to life and leave a lasting impression with Microsoft PowerPoint. Master the tools and techniques that turn humdrum slides into dynamic presentations that will captivate your audience. With hands-on practice and real-world examples, learn design principles and multimedia elements such as images, videos, and charts that elevate you to the next level. Acquire critical know-how to deliver your presentations with confidence and ease. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned user, you'll find new ways to work smarter, not harder. You'll leave class with in-demand skills and the ability to create professional, visually appealing presentations that will engage your audience and help you stand out.





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