Personal Enrichment Courses

professional development

 SPRING 2019

One-on-one Computer Training

Have a new device or trying to adjust a new operating system and feeling a little lost or overwhelmed? Want to try something new, or become better acquainted with the programs?  One-on-one tutoring can make the difference. No matter what operating system you have, we will show you the basics and help you do the things you want to do most, including:

  • Windows 10
  • Computer Basics
  • Internet 101
  • Email 101
  • Document and Photo Management 101
  • Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android)
  • Word Processing 101
  • Spreadsheets 101
  • And More!

If you are looking for something more complex, no problem – we can handle those requests too. The advantage of one-on-one training is that we focus directly on you and proceed at a speed you’re comfortable with. Purchase just one-hour, or as many as you need.

Daytime or evening hours available.
Instructor: Holly L Gibbons
$30/per hour

 

Servsafe: food safety certification 

The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.

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Clarion University First Step Seminars

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan.  Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools and what to expect in financing your business.  See below for dates, times and locations. 

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LaunchLink: QuickBooks Online Reporting

Need to determine the health of your business at a moment's notice? That's the end result when you use QuickBooks Online. With QuickBooks Online, you will have the ability to generate accurate financial reports to help you evaluate your business. During this lesson, you will learn what each of the following reports can tell you about your business and how to create them: Profit & Loss (P&L); Balance Sheet; Statement of Cash Flows; Accounts Receivable Aging Report; Accounts Payable Aging Report. 

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Clarion University SBDC

                   330 N. Point Drive, Suite 100

                   Barnes Center, Clarion PA 16214

*No Cost

 

quickbooks 2018 level i: Kittanning

If you've recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. The Clarion University SBDC in partnership with the Clarion University Center for Accounting Education and Research is offering QuickBooks Level I as an approved CPE 8 credit course.

This seminar will include:

  •  Setting up a company file
  • Navigating the program
  • Accounts Payable: entering/paying bills
  • Accounts Receivable: invoicing customers/receiving payment
  • Bank reconciliation

Instructor: Corry Riley, Clarion University SBDC Business Consultant and QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Registration begins at 5:00 pm)

 Where: Armstrong Center for Community Learning
              8 Glade Drive
              Kittanning PA 16201                                        Directions

 Cost: $199.00 for one 7-hour session. Save $38.00 and register for both QuickBooks Level I and QuickBooks Level II classes for $360.00 (Cost includes QuickBooks training manual)

 Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy:

If you are registered for a class and are unable to attend, please notify the Small Business Development Center at (814) 393-2060 as other applicants may be waiting for the course. Substitutions can be made at any time and at no cost. The following cancellation/rescheduling policy apply to all classes unless noted otherwise: * 5 or more business days’ notice: Full Refund or may reschedule * Less than 5 business days’ notice: No Refund, but you can reschedule to another course

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quickbooks 2018 level ii: Kittanning

Now that you're familiar with the basics, come and see what else this amazing accounting program can do for you. Learn how to run professional looking reports, personalize your forms, send letters through Microsoft Word, and export to Excel and more. The Clarion University SBDC in partnership with the Clarion University Center for Accounting Education and Research is offering QuickBooks Level II as an approved CPE 8 credit course.

This seminar will include:

  • Tracking and paying sales tax
  • Inventory: tracking/adjusting
  • Payroll: processing/reports
  • Reports: Balance Sheet/Income Statement (Profit Loss)
  • Customizing forms and reports

Instructor: Corry Riley, Clarion University SBDC Business Consultant and QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 and Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Registration begins at 5:00 pm)

Where: Armstrong Center for Community Learning
              81 Glade Drive

              Kittanning, PA 16201                                     Directions

 

 Cost: $199.00 for one 7-hour session. Save $38.00 and register for both QuickBooks Level I and QuickBooks Level II classes for $360.00 (Cost includes QuickBooks training manual)

 Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy:

If you are registered for a class and are unable to attend, please notify the Small Business Development Center at (814) 393-2060 as other applicants may be waiting for the course. Substitutions can be made at any time and at no cost. The following cancellation/rescheduling policy apply to all classes unless noted otherwise: * 5 or more business days’ notice: Full Refund or may reschedule * Less than 5 business days’ notice: No Refund, but you can reschedule to another course

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How to hire, train, and retain great employees 

Do you suffer from the “I can’t find good people” syndrome? Do you struggle to attract and retain employees that you can rely on? In an environment plagued by skills shortages, finding and retaining talent remains the biggest HR challenge in 2019.

 The NWPA CareerLink Business Services Team can assist you with developing and accessing training programs that benefit your employees and your business.

 Key Topics:

 No-fee training and services available through the NWPA CareerLink

  • How to hire new workers and get them up to speed quickly
  • How to hire Job Ready candidates with less recruitment costs
  • Business tax credits and incentives
  • Training partnership opportunities
  • How training and developing your staff can attract better candidates

Speakers: Heather Friedline, Business Solutions Consultant, NWPA CareerLink                       

Nickie Irwin, Consultant/Recruiter, NWPA CareerLink                       

Tracy Reinsel, Consultant, Clarion University SBDC

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Clarion University SBDC

 330 North Point Drive  

 Clarion, PA 16214    Directions

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 Personal development 

Venango Chorus
If you love to sing, this class is for you. This large vocal ensemble offers you a rich musical experience. The class meets at Good Hope Lutheran Church at 800 Moran Street, Oil City, Pa. Good Hope offers scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition. Applications are available in the office of Venango Campus Continuing Education. Concert Sunday, May 5.

Mondays, February 18 - April 29
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                                                                                                                   
$50
Instructor: Beth Orris

 

JUDO and Self-Defense sport program on CUP campus since it’s founding in FALL OF 1963 and is led by the same coach, Andor Paposi-Jobb, Sensei, USA Masters and World Masters Champion.  Learn basic self-defense for law-abiding citizens and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.

Venango Campus; Rhoades Gymnasium
Wednesdays, January 16 - May 1 
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                            
Adult registration: $55
Youth Registration: $45
(50 percent for second immediate family member)

Sensei and Founder: Dr. Andor Jobb; USA and World-Masters Judo-Champion (Hachidan)
8th degree black belt in JUDO
9th degree black belt in JIU-JITSU

 

SUMMER 2019

Paraprofessional Highly Qualified Teacher Aide Training
$325.00

  • Become a highly qualified paraprofessional in accordance with No Child Left Behind
  • Allows you to work as a teacher aide in school districts, and other institutions which accept the program
  • Quality program presented for the past five years
  • Excellent presenters who are practicing professors, teachers, administrators, and supervisors
  • Four days of workshops followed by one day of assessment (based on information from workshops)
  • Relevant topics include: Roles & Responsibilities, Mathematics, Child Development, Writing Skills, Special Education (full day workshop), Reading Skills, and Behavior Management

 “The presenters were very knowledgeable and interesting.”

“A lot of the knowledge I acquired through this workshop I used during my interview – I got the job I wanted!”

 

 

 

Last Updated 6/5/19