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Technology Enrichment

Word Processing

Quick & Dirty Overview of Office Apps

Lets get quick and dirty with three hours of intense learning of Microsoft Office applications. Learn all the buttons of the ribbon bar, status bar, and quick access toolbar in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Work with creating, saving, and sharing documents. You will also learn how to insert pictures and graphs in all the applications and conduct basic functionality in Excel. 

Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel -Part 1

Use Microsoft Excel to manage, display, and save numerical data. You will receive instruction on the newest Microsoft Excel interface, entering data into cells, viewing data, and printing out worksheets. We will also cover formatting numbers and text; using the format painter; inserting, deleting, and modifying rows and columns; creating and using formulas with fixed and relative referencing; creating and modifying charts. Price includes textbook.

Microsoft Excel-Part II

Advance your skills even more! You will learn how to manage multipage worksheets; freezing headings and splitting worksheet windows; adding graphics to worksheets; creating, saving and using templates; locking and unlocking cells; applying worksheet protection by setting a password; attaching a digital signature; creating and managing multiple sheet workbooks; copying formatting between worksheets; using linked formulas; and so much more. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows & MS Excel Part I. Price includes textbook.

Constructing Microsoft Excel Formulas

Do you want to learn how to build more complicated formulas, use functions and combine them in powerful ways? Learn to troubleshoot formulas using the auditing tools, document the formulas that you create, and use named ranges and cells in your formulas to better understand the purpose of the formula. Prerequisite: Excel experience.

Accounting

QuickBooks I

Our CPA instructors have been in the business of accounting for several years and feel QuickBooks will assist you into understanding the many different ways it can help your small business. This hands-on course will offer you background on accounting principles and financial statements so that you can make sure you are capturing the right data in QuickBooks. Some of the topics to be covered include: income statements, balance sheets, tracking sales, expenses, preparing bank reconciliations, managing accounts payable and accounts receivable. Price includes textbook. Please register one week prior to class start date to ensure book arrival.

QuickBooks II

Become a more confident user and discover everything that QuickBooks can do for you. Don't waste time through trial and error learning—master the fundamentals with our level II QuickBooks training course. If you want to reduce frustration and increase accuracy, then this class is for you! Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks, and if you've recently upgraded, learn the secrets to using the new features. Prerequisite: Quickbooks I. Price includes textbook. Please register one week prior to class start date.

Cloud Technology

Expanding Your Global Presence

Website, social media, email marketing, SEO...“oh my!” There is so much to learn and implement in marketing a business or organization globally. Do not fear! This course can teach you the ins and outs of what you should be doing right to attract customers to your website.

Photography

Digital Photography Basics

Have you ever received a new DSLR camera but didn’t understand how it worked or the manual wasn’t helpful? Let a professional photographer demonstrate by enabling you to pick up the camera and use it easily. This course will help you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then move well past amateur photographic knowledge. Required DSLR camera, No cell phones please.

*Class is 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 9 & 11; and from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 16

Web Development

Building a Website That Converts–Series

Is your website costing you sales or customers? Have you ever wondered if your website is performing well for your business? Do you know how a website should perform for your business? If you said “No” to any of those questions, it’s ok...most small businesses don’t have the answers either. That’s where the “Building a Website That Converts" workshops can help. Register for the Series and save $28.

Writing for Your Website That Converts

In this first workshop, you will learn how to define the goals of your website, learn how to do customer research and persuasive copy techniques that can get users to act. Learn how to get your product or service to stand out and what types of content keeps people reading.

Designing Your Website That Converts

Learn simple web design techniques that make your website more effective. You will also get an understanding of different layout techniques that guide the user where you want them to look. Learn how to use imagery to draw people in and increase trustworthiness and get a better understanding of how to design your site for all devices, a must for any modern website.

Testing Your Website for Conversions

Learn how to do A/B tests with the free tool Google Optimize. In this final workshop, we will go over why A/B testing can be beneficial for your business. We will discuss testing different website copy and graphics. You no longer will have to guess what works better. You can now test it and see what works better with real data. These incremental changes can increase sales and give you a better performing website.

Website Development Series

Take the entire series of the five following courses and save $16.

Basic Website Design with WordPress

Create your own website in just four hours. Use WordPress software to build a customizable website for personal or business use. Bloggers, small business owners, and all types of companies use WordPress to manage and operate their website. WordPress makes it easy to customize and edit content quickly and easily without learning code.

Advanced Website Design with WordPress

Advance your creative skills with WordPress. Learn to set up plugins, configure widgets, set up custom menus, and customize your website template. You will also learn where to go for additional help. Must have taken Basic Website Design class or have experience with WordPress.

Cattaraugus County Campus - Olean

Sell Online With Your Ecommerce Website

Let’s start selling online! Learn about ecommerce options such as Shopify, Big Commerce, and how to use a WordPress website as an online storefront. For many small businesses, there's no need to build an expensive online shop from the ground up. Learn ways to get your shop up quickly and easily with minimal upfront costs.

Let’s Boost Traffic On Your Website With Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Have your website stand out from others by learning the techniques that will allow your it to gain a top spot within a search engine. You will learn SEO techniques such as: title tags, meta descriptions, keywords, quality content guidelines, user experience guidelines and analysis methods. SEO is a critical tool for businesses in the competitive online environment.

What, When, and Who is Visiting Your Website

Explore how web analytics can help you gain a better understanding of your website and your visitors. Find out how many people visit your website, how they found it, pages they liked and didn't like. Web analytics can help you create a better user experience for your website's visitors and can help you track performance. Learn how to set up web analytics, use tracking codes, and analyze data.