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By Rosalind Marshall
Special to The PREVIEW
QuickBooks is an accounting software program used in many companies, and the Education Center is offering training for this highly sought-after skill.
Many jobs these days require QuickBooks experience, and while the classes don’t cover accounting, per se, a background in accounting will enable the learner to advance their employability with this valuable training.
Two levels of QuickBooks classes, intro and advanced, will be held on May 4 and 11, taught by Betty Woollard. These Saturday classes will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a short lunch break. The cost is $75 per class, and this includes the registration fee.
The intro class will cover the basics of this accounting software, including setting up customers, vendors and employees, journal entries, recording sales and receivables and writing checks. Students attending the Intro to QuickBooks class should have some bookkeeping experience and understand accounting terms, as this class will focus on QuickBooks programs and products, and not accounting training.
The advanced class will be for current QuickBooks users, and will include payroll, creating subaccounts, reconciling bank statements and running reports. By attending the Intro class, you can be eligible to attend the advanced class, so why not sign up for both?
National Safety Council approved classes in First Aid/CPR are held monthly at the Education Center, alternating between Saturdays and weeknights. We are offering two regular classes in May: Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and a Monday/Wednesday class May 13 and 15, from 6-10 p.m., both taught by Carl Macht. Classes are $70 for both First Aid and CPR, or $55 for one class only, registration fee included.
Spring is our busiest time for First Aid/CPR classes, so sign up early to ensure your spot, as places are limited. Prices will likely go up next year, to keep in line with current competitors, so get your certification now at FY13 prices.
For spring rafting guides and summer outfitters, two recertification classes will be held on Saturday, May 11, and Wednesday, May 22. Both will be taught by Pete Peterson. If you plan to take a recertification class, start looking for that almost-expired certificate, which is required to be eligible to take a recertification class. Without proof of your previous certificate, you will need to take the full class.
For the summer at the Education Center, GED instruction will be on a reduced schedule starting June 1. GED test preparation and tutoring will be available Mondays only from 5-7 p.m. The ESL program will take a break June through August, and these classes will start up again in September.
The summer schedule for SCCC college classes is still under consideration.
Mid-June through the end of August, the Education Center’s office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and the Center will be closed for summer break Aug. 1-19.
For more information, or to register for classes (at least three days prior to the class to avoid class cancellations), visit the website, www.ArchuletaCountyEducationCenter.com, where you can register and pay with PayPal. Or drop by the Education Center office (264-2835) at the corner of 4th and Lewis streets. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.