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ENTRY LEVEL BOOKKEEPER Continuing Education Certificate
Learn the essentials of accounting and build the skills necessary to seek an entry-level job in bookkeeping. Earn a continuing education certificate for entry level bookkeeping by successfully completing these three classes:
• Accounting/Bookkeeping I
• Accounting/Bookkeeping 2
• Quickbooks for Bookkeepers

Students considering this option should have basic computer skills, some experience with Microsoft Excel, and successfully completed a high-school level basic algebra class. This is an entry-level certificate, and should not be confused with the Certified Bookkeeper status offered by the AIPB.

For further details, call call 443-840-1804 or 443-840-1851.


GETTING STARTED:

ACC 353
Accounting /Bookkeeping I

Learn the basic principles of the double entry system. Ideal for a small business owner, potential business owner and those looking for entry level accounting jobs. Explore business records, transactions, journals, ledgers, income statements, balance sheets and more. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, experience with Microsoft Excel, basic high school algebra. Textbook is included in cost of the course.
Total Cost: $149 (Tuition: $50 Fees: $99)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31550 R(7) 9/11-10/23 7:15-9:30pm EC

31551 M(7) 9/15-10/27 7:15-9:30pm RAC

ACC 354
Accounting /Bookkeeping II

Continue your study of accounting/bookkeeping principles as you explore trial balances, different types of financial reports, cash flow, retained earnings, reconciling bank statements, and payroll systems. Prerequisite: Accounting/Bookkeeping I.
Total Cost: $139 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $99)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31553 R(6) 11/6-12/11 7:15-9:30pm EC

31552 M(6) 11/10-12/15 7:15-9:30pm RAC

MGT 806
Business Etiquette Basics

Learn strong, professional social skills because 85% of business is based on people skills, and relationships are critical to the success of your business.. Topics include networking and conversational skills, business card etiquette, how to project a positive image, and more.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30432 R(2) 7/24-31 6-8:30pm HV

31642 T(2) 10/7-14 6:30-9pm CRC

SBA 950
Customize Your Business Plan

Learn what it takes to start create a new business or regroup an existing business, and create a customized business plan. Discover how to create a forever changing document that will help you manage and build the business you want.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30421 R(2) 8/7-14 6-8:30pm HV

31645 T/R(2) 9/30-10/2 6-8:30pm HV

31646 R(2) 10/23-30 6-8:30pm OM

31647 T(2) 11/18-25 6-8:30pm RAC

FIN 500
Financial Principles for Small Business

Learn how to make your business more efficient, more profitable, and how to manage your nest-egg so you can manage your time and plan for the future. Topics include different types of business entities, tax planning, investments, debt, insurance, and succession planning.
Total Cost: $95 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $60)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31586 W(2) 9/10-17 6-8:30pm OM

31587 R(2) 11/6-13 6-8:30pm EC

SBA 946
Franchising or Buying a Small Business: What Is the Difference?

Learn the important differences that need to be considered when determining what type
of business is the best fit for your goals. Find out how to decide if you should buy an independent business or a franchise.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30417 S(1) 8/2 9am-4pm HV

31643 S(1) 10/11 9am-4pm OM

31644 S(1) 11/15 9am-4pm EC

SBA 948
Funding Sources for Small Businesses

Learn how to obtain funding if you are starting a small business or want to grow your existing business. Money can come from many different sources. Learn the different options available for financing a small business.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30418 T/R(2) 7/15-17 6-8:30pm RAC

30419 T(2) 8/19-26 6-8:30pm HV

SBA 808
How to Start and Manage Your Own Small Business

Examine management issues and concerns in forming a small business enterprise. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment, government resources, types of businesses, markets to explore, legalities and more.
Total Cost: $105 (Tuition: $36 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30423 S(2) 7/12-19 9am-3pm EC

30588 T(4) 7/22-8/12 6:30-9pm OM

30424 S(2) 8/9-16 9am-3pm HV

31628 S(2) 9/13-20 9am-3pm OM

31629 W(4) 10/8-29 6:30-9pm PRH

31630 S(2) 11/1-8 9am-3pm CC

SBA 949
Small Office Organization

Learn to control the chaos and become less stressed with basic office management principles. Explore task and time management skills to increase your efficiency and improve your productivity.
Total Cost: $94 (Tuition: $45 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31641 W(3) 10/1-15 6-7:30pm OM

GROWING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

PCP 338
Facebook for Business

Gain an overview of skills needed to increase business and expand marketing scope through advanced Facebook usage. Topics include designing a customized Facebook page as a marketing platform, assessment of top sources for page content to increase engagement and grow fan base, discussion of critical social media policies for understanding Facebook's regulation of business/organization pages, and review of best practices for using events, contests, badges, email, and like buttons features to bring Facebook messages to a wider web audience. Designed for business and organization leaders already using Facebook.
Total Cost: $245 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $205)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32336 Arranged 10/6-31 Arranged WWW

FIN 501
How to Network Like a Pro

Networking can be a powerful tool to advance your business. Learn how to effectively overcome networking anxiety, and evaluate different opportunities to determine where you will be most successful. Join us to learn how to build relationships and actively maintain them in order to grow your business.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31593 T(2) 10/7-14 10am-12:30pm HV

31594 W(2) 10/22-29 6:30-9pm OM

SBA 959
Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Learn how to build the buzz! Social media has changed marketing - come learn how to build your own online presence. The most popular social media platforms will be introduced. Take a strategic look at your marketing efforts and learn specific and practical tools to improve your business. Learn how to create content that will reach new and existing customers, and how to choose the right social media tools to get the best results.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32298 T(2) 9/9-16 6:30-9pm EC

32297 R(2) 10/16-23 6:30-9pm CC

33061 T(2) 11/11-18 6:30-9pm CRC

SBA 951
LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

Discover how LinkedIn can be a great place to develop and maintain relationships that can help grow your business. Learn how to find prospective clients, and connect with existing clients and customers and see what the world's largest professional network can do for your business!
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31639 R(2) 9/11-18 6:30-9pm OM

31640 M(2) 11/10-17 6:30-9pm EC

MAR 118
Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend. In this practical, hands-on course, you'll learn little-understood secrets about the types of businesses that thrive on the web. Establishing an Internet presence, building online brand identity, and low-cost promotion strategies are included.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30873 Arranged 7/16-9/5 Arranged WWW

SBA 955
Planning for the Success of Your Small Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn what to do and for whom. Are you on track to excel? When should you change your strategy? These are important questions that you should be able to answer about your business. Entrepreneurs learn to define the goals of your business and lay out growth plans as you learn how to create and implement a strategic plan.
Total Cost: $104 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30422 S(2) 7/26-8/2 9am-4pm HV

31598 U(2) 10/4-11 9am-4pm OM

SBA 947
Sales: Improve Your Skills to Grow Your Business

Learn fundamental sales and marketing concepts, and develop confidence and skills to promote your products and/or services.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30435 S(2) 8/2-9 9am-12pm HV

31588 S(2) 10/4-11 9am-12pm OM

31590 T(2) 11/11-18 6-9pm CRC

SBA 526
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

Learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ-without making a big dent in your wallet. Discover how to attract target audiences, entice customers, and keep buyers coming back for more. In addition, you'll find out how to generate the referrals that are crucial to your company's success.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30874 Arranged 8/20-10/10 Arranged WWW

31597 S(2) 10/18-25 9am-3pm OM

PCP 339
YouTube for Business

Obtain the skills needed in using video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Topics include how to use YouTube search features and other elements from a consumer perspective, creation of a customized YouTube channel with optimized features for a business/organization, identification of the importance of having friends and subscribers and communicating with them, and establishing a business/organization video appearance in related searches. Designed for business and organization leaders already familiar with YouTube.
Total Cost: $245 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $205)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32440 Arranged 10/6-31 Arranged WWW

SBA 957
Work Smart and Get the Right Things Done

Plan and prioritize in order to dentify your strengths as well as areas that may need improvement. Learn to organize your work and find more time to spend growing your business.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31902 W(2) 11/5-12 6:30-9pm HV

SPECIALTIES

SBA 524
A Small Home Business: Growing Plants for Profit

Learn how to grow and market plants as a small scale profitable home business. Topics to be covered include plant material, growing season, licensing, site preparation, equipment, supplies, climate zone, and marketing.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32805 Arranged 9/17-11/7 Arranged WWW

SBA 439
Becoming a Notary: Learning the Rules and Regulations

Learn the rules, regulations and correct practices in performing the responsibilities of a notary public. Topics include a brief history, Maryland rules, practical advice, avoiding problems, new developments and performing competently as a notary.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30427 S(1) 8/16 9am-3pm HV

31595 S(1) 9/27 9am-3pm EC

31596 S(1) 11/15 9am-3pm OM

SBA 283
How to Start Your Own Consulting Business

Learn new ideas and information while discussing how to set up a consulting practice based on individual skills, knowledge and use of effective business practices. Topics include marketing, finances and business planning.
Total Cost: $99 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $64)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30425 S(1) 7/26 9am-4pm CC

30426 S(1) 8/23 9am-4pm EC

31631 S(1) 10/4 9am-4pm HV

31632 S(1) 12/6 9am-4pm CC

XXX 865
Introduction to Voice Overs

Examine voice over opportunities available in the world of radio and television. Work on mike with actual scripts. Learn about two kinds of voice overs and how to prepare the all-important demo tape.
Total Cost: $65 (Tuition: $0 Fees: $65)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31648 R(1) 10/2 6:30-8:30pm HV

HSL 081
Special Events Basics

Discover the elements of effective special events planning. Learn what to consider when selecting a site and how to create an event timeline. Contracts, resources, and pricing are discussed.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $30 Fees: $79)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30428 S(2) 8/16-23 9am-3pm EC

SBA 516
Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business

Gain the tools to learn how to start a small or home-based business selling arts or crafts products. Topics include creating a niche for a product; creating a product and a business name and logo; designing office and studio space; supply purchasing; marketing arts/crafts; and selling through retail, wholesale, online, and trade shows.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32819 Arranged 9/17-11/7 Arranged WWW

VOD 035
Weddings - Coordinating - Part I

Learn the professional way to coordinate any size and type of wedding. Get the basics from start to finish and more. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating. $20 material fee payable to instructor.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32447 S(1) 7/12 9am-4:30pm OM

31905 S(1) 9/13 9am-4:30pm OM

31906 S(1) 11/1 9am-4:30pm HV

VOD 036
Weddings - Coordinating - Part II

Continue to learn the professional way to coordinate and plan weddings. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating. Recommended: Weddings Part I.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $69)
CRN# Day/Ses. Dates Time Location

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30592 S(1) 7/26 9am-4:30pm OM

31907 S(1) 9/20 9am-4:30pm OM

31908 S(1) 11/15 9am-4:30pm HV

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

SBA 439
Becoming a Notary: Learning the Rules and Regulations

Learn the rules, regulations and correct practices in performing the responsibilities of a notary public. Topics include a brief history, Maryland rules, practical advice, avoiding problems, new developments and performing competently as a notary.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

30427 S(1) 8/16 9am-3pm HV

SBA 511
Home Inspection Pre-License Course

Learn about home inspection and prepare to acquire a Maryland State Home Inspection License. Topics include structural and internal systems; professional standards for home inspectors; Maryland Minimum Standards of Practice and Maryland Code of Ethics and inspection report writing. For further information on licensing requirements, contact The Maryland Real Estate Appraisers and Home Inspectors Commission 410-230-6165.
Total Cost: $825 (Tuition: $430 Fees: $395)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31556 T/R(30) 9/2-12/16 6:30-9:30pm CC

REA 508
Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part I

Learn how to meet the licensee's knowledge of home inspection services in one or more residential components: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation, roofing, and structure. This class provides 15 hours of continuing professional competency educational hours that are required by the Maryland Commission of Home Inspection.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $95 Fees: $84)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31903 W(5) 9/10-10/8 6:30-9:30pm CC

REA 509
Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part II

Continue with 15 hours of professional competency educational hours that are required by the Maryland Commission of Home Inspection. This course is designed to enhance the licensee's knowledge of home inspection services in the following areas: heating systems, air conditioning systems, insulation and ventilation, interior, and fireplaces and solid burning appliances.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $95 Fees: $84)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

31904 W(5) 10/22-11/19 6:30-9:30pm EC

VOC 244
Preparation for the Maryland Home Improvement Exam

Prepare for the home improvement exam and starting a home improvement business. Home Inspection Law, Door-to-Door Sales Act and a review of various business/employee laws included in the exam will be presented.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $89 Fees: $90)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32970 S(2) 11/15-22 9am-4pm CRL

Updated 7/10/2014


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