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Introduction to QuickBooks Online

$69

with Brenda Dolloff

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps small businesses keep records of their transactions--cash sales, sales on account, bills, expenses, and much more. You do not need to be an accountant to use or learn Quickbooks Online; however, a trained accountant is recommended to provide financial advice, help a business maintain well-kept and accurate records, and keep a business current with tax laws. It is not required that students have a subscription to Quickbooks Online. Some students may be considering switching from the desktop version, and others may be just interested in learning about this accounting software because it has been praised as “one of the best full-featured accounting software options around”, according to Intuit. This four-week class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Quickbooks Online. Students will be introduced to the dashboard, navigation bar, settings menu, and global create button. Additionally, students will be shown how to do the following: Create a company, set up a few accounts and create a list of products and services; Add customers and vendors; Create invoices and sales receipts; Enter bills and expenses; Independent practice will be impossible for students who do not have a subscription. However, a part of each hour-long class involves asking students to volunteer to give instructions as to where to go to complete certain tasks to review what they have learned.

Instructor: Brenda Dolloff 
Mondays, 1/21 - 3/4, 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Location: Online 
Fee: $69

Digital Photography 101

$69

with Richard Snow

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This 3-week instructional photography course will cover: how a camera works, technical terminology, exposure modes, manual exposure, light, composition, recommended equipment for all photographers, post production for digital photographers and much more. Students interested should have a basic knowledge of their camera including how to change exposure modes, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students should bring to class a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) as well as their camera manual.

Instructor: Richard Snow
Tuesdays, 3/2 - 3/16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online - Live
Fee: $69

Budgeting Basics

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Thursday, 3/4, 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Work for Yourself @50+

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 15, 2021

This class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Section 1: Thursday, 3/18, 10:00 - 11:30AM
Section 2: Thursday, 4/15, 6:30 - 8:00PM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview Preparation

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This interactive two-evening workshop offers you current tools, resources, and guidance to write an effective resume and to prepare for a successful interview.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Tues/Thurs, 3/23 & 3/25, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Digital Photography 102

$69

with Richard Snow

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class will be driven by students. The instructor will be prepared to instruct on a variety of topics chosen by the students. Past topics have included Sports Photography, Landscape photography, Portraiture, and Lighting Basics. Students should have a full understanding of their camera, including how to use the light meter, adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; and have a general understanding of Depth of Field, Field of View, and types of Light. It is highly recommended for students who are intending to take this course to have taken a previous course with the instructor as many required concepts are covered in the Digital Photography 101 course.

Instructor: Richard Snow
Tuesdays, 4/6 - 4/20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $69

Making Career Choices

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Ready for a career change but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help point you in the right direction. We will cover what to consider when making a career choice and the resources available to help you succeed.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Thursday, 4/8, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Beginner Drone Flying

$159

with Col. Daniel LeClair

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This 15-hour blended course is designed for anyone using or looking to use drones. We cover the operation of various models, hands-on flight practice, uses and applications across industries, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations, operational risks, insurance, career opportunities and much more. If you are currently working, or considering a career in, real estate, construction, transportation, agriculture, insurance, public safety, photography, media, inspection, etc. or want to start a business, you’ll learn how your industry can be transformed in new, cost-effective ways. We will discuss how the citizens of Maine are using these unmanned aircraft in their businesses and how best you can employ drones in your business or start a new one. Prerequisites: Must have a minimum of 8th grade English reading and writing level, and comfortable using a computer and internet browser.

Note: This will be a combined class with two (2) virtual on-line classes via Zoom then one (1) face-to-face flying day.

Instructor: Col. Daniel Leclair
Saturdays, 4/17 & 4/24, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, online classes
Saturday, 5/1, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, In-Person (5/8 rain date)
Location: Online/Open Space TBD
Fee: $159

Note: This class has been revised due to COVID-19. Each person will be required to wear a mask at all times. There will be disposable masks available if people don’t bring their own. Each person will also be required to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Gloves will be provided for practical scenarios involving shared equipment or supplies. Please remind your students to wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival and prior to departure.





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