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Adult Education

Business and Computer Courses

BUSINESS AND COMPUTER COURSES

  • Career Planning and Development
  • Customer Service Training
  • Digital Media/Social Networking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Grant Writing and Stewardship
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Sports Business

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Business and Computer Courses

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CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed for everyone who is looking to make a positive and lasting impression during the job search process.  Young graduates just entering the workforce and seasoned professionals looking for an exciting new opportunity will equally benefit from the knowledge, insight and guidance provided through this course.  Through this four-week course, students will learn how to create a career portfolio and a results-oriented resume that will help them stand out.  The course content will also help students set short-term career goals and work toward the development and achievement of their career plan.  This is an interactive course that combines mini-lectures, group processes and individual presentations.  Content will be presented to students in an interactive discussion format, and students will be expected to actively participate in work conducted in class.   

SESSION 1:
Fee:  $165 
Dates:  March 3 - March 31, 2016 (class will not meet on March 17, 2016) 
Day: Thursday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 8 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will meet for four (4) class sessions. 

SESSION 2:
Fee:  $165 
Dates:  April 27 - May 18, 2016 
Day: Wednesday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 8 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will meet for four (4) class sessions 

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CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING

Developing positive customer relations and providing outstanding customer service are paramount to any successful business.  This course will teach the various elements of great customer service and the skills, knowledge, and methods required to increase customer satisfaction.  The course content will include an introduction to customer service; customer interaction and loyalty; communication skills, styles and methods (in-person, telephone, business letters, and email); effective ways to manage customer complaints and conflicts; handling stress and time management; and how to consistently deliver excellent customer service to all clients.  This is an interactive course that incorporates various learning techniques, and participants will be asked to actively participate.

Fee:  $189 
Dates:  April 6 - May 18, 2016 (class will not meet on April 27, 2016)
Day: Wednesday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 12 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will meet for six (6) class sessions. 

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DIGITAL MEDIA/SOCIAL NETWORKING

This course will teach the fundamentals of Digital Media/Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, You Tube) and will illustrate how new media can be used most effectively and successfully.  Business professionals will learn how to use and take advantage of these digital media resources to grow, enhance and improve their business profitability and productivity.  Personal users of digital media and social networking will also gain valuable information, knowledge and insight.  The structure for the course is as follows:  Facebook (week 1); Facebook and Twitter (week 2); LinkedIn (week 3); Instagram and You Tube (week 4); Review and class discussion about specific questions, challenges and issues (week 5).

Fee:  $199 
Dates:  March 29 - April 26, 2016 
Day: Tuesday evenings
Times:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 12.5 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will meet for five (5) class sessions. 

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP - PREPARATION, PLANNING, PROFIT & PRODUCTION

This course will teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and will focus on the business plan, moving from ideas to realization, understanding the process, research and market analysis, increasing efficiency, creating the perfect “elevator pitch,” and more.  Whether you are still in the conceptual stage or already in the process of establishing a new business, this course will provide knowledge, insight and creative components to help make your business a success.  Students should come prepared to write, read, research and realize their dream.

Fee:  $199 (optional textbook not included)
Dates:  April 5 – May 3, 2016
Day:   Tuesday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 12.5 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will meet for five (5) class sessions. 

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GRANT WRITING AND STEWARDSHIP

This course will provide the information, skills and tools needed to write successful grant proposals.  Participants will learn how and where to find potential funders and new funding sources that will be the best fit for your organization.  The course will also address networking strategies with funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, how to create a complete proposal package, and how to manage the grants when they arrive. 

Fee:  $165
Dates: March 1 - March 29, 2016 (class will not meet on March 15, 2016)
Day:  Tuesday evenings 
Times:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 10 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will meet for four (4) class sessions

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MICROSOFT WORD 2013

This course will serve as an introduction to Microsoft Word 2013, and it is designed for students who are new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows.  It will teach the core functions of Microsoft Word such as creating, editing, formatting and printing letters and reports; copying and pasting;  printing and saving files; adjusting margins; formatting text; paragraph indents, tabs  and line spacing; and much more.  Students will also learn how to create tables, insert headers and footers, and insert pictures and graphics. 

Fee:  $199 (includes textbook)
Dates:  March 28 - April 25, 2016 (class will not meet on April 4, 2016)
Day:  Monday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 10 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will meet for four (4) class sessions.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013

This course will serve as an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, and it is designed for students who are new to working with spreadsheets.   Students will learn how to navigate Excel to accomplish tasks such as creating and editing basic spreadsheets; working with formulas and functions; creating and formatting charts and graphs; and more.  Students will become comfortable with Excel’s capabilities and will gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets.

Fee:  $199 (includes textbook)
Dates:  May 2 - May 23, 2016
Day:    Monday evenings
Times:   6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 10 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will meet for four (4) class sessions.

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SPORTS BUSINESS

This interactive course will provide an overview of business operations in professional sports.  Through lectures, class discussion and case studies, students will be introduced to the various business functions and departments within professional sports teams.  Content will be presented in an interactive discussion format, and areas of focus will include marketing, administration, finance, ticketing, public relations, community relations, fan development and more. 

Fee:  $165 (optional textbook not included)
Dates:  April 7 - May 5, 2016
Day:    Thursday evenings
Times:   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 10 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will meet for five (5) class sessions.

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