Summer 2017 Professional Development Classes

By on April 26, 2017
Summer 2017 Professional Development Classes

Take charge of your professional development this summer! STLCC Continuing Education offers exceptional opportunities to energize your career, update and expand your professional expertise, explore new fields, and build your professional network.

To stay competitive in today’s dynamic business world, you must constantly hone your skills to keep pace with changing technology, new requirements, and industry developments. Your ability to develop your career is your greatest resource. Whether your goal is to stay current, move up or move on, investing in training and education can lead to success in the next phase of your career. Our courses provide a strong knowledge base and up-to-date, practical applications that improve performance and effectiveness. In a world that never stops changing, Professional Development at STLCC is a convenient and affordable way to enhance your professional growth and prepare for your future.

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/ beginning May 1.

Select your professional development classes from the class list below, view the classes online with the Continuing Education Professional Development flipbook, or download the Summer 2017 Professional Development Catalog (pdf).

Small Business Essentials

Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

If you are a business or creative person selling a product or service, you need to know how to protect your trademark, copyright and patent so that you can profit by their use. In this problem-solving course, you will explore topics relating to the law for intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and trade secrets. Taught by an attorney.
BUSS:734 | $55
680 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Morris Turek
June 24 | Mermec – BA, 124

Business Start-Up Skills for Artisans and Crafters: Make Money with Your Business

You’ve been honing your talent and finding a demand for your handmade craft or artistic products, but how do you navigate the “indie” marketplace? Get ready for the upcoming spring season and learn tips from award winning artist, 35-year veteran in the arts and former Executive Director of Best of Missouri Hands, “Mike” Ochonicky as she discusses: effective marketing techniques, outlets to sell online and in-person, balancing creativity with administrative tasks and more. Bring a notebook and pen to class.
BUSS:701 | $35
650 | W 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Ochonicky
June 14 | Meramec – SO, 107

Starting and Managing a Small Business

Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss: the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
BUSS:701 | $59
680 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lynette Watson
June 10–17 | Meramec – BA 118
681 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lynette Watson
July 15–22 | Meramec – BA 118

Understanding Accounting: An Introduction

Designed for individuals with non-financial backgrounds who work with budgets or those wanting to enter an office manager position, this introductory course provides an overview of accounting terminology and processes, analyzing financial activities and statements and applying the fundamentals of accounting. Course will cover debits, credits, general ledgers, assets, liabilities, balance sheets, profit and loss statements and more. Students may bring a sack lunch/drink to class.
BUSS:741 | $39
680 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bill Dorr
June 17 | Meramec – BA 124

New Small Business Owners: DIY Background Checks on Potential Employees and Contractors

Protect yourself and your business using public resources and investigative techniques to learn more about the candidates you are about to hire in a legal relationship. Whether as an employee or contractor, it’s a good employment practice to learn more about potential individuals you are hiring and screen those candidates to help ensure that a potential new hire does not have anything lurking in their past that could potentially harm your business or create a safety hazard for clients and other employees. Taught by a private investigator, come learn about free and low cost options for conducting background checks, learn when and how to conduct background checks and the “red flags” to look for before a potential problem arises.
BUSS:765 | $25
650 | Sa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cheryl Ring
June 10 | Meramec – SO 108

Career Essentials

Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

This introductory session will allow you to start using this powerful tool that should be a part of your professional networking. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, how to build your network, make connections (past and present colleagues and classmates), join and get involved in groups, perform job searches and find answers from industry experts.
CPDV:705 | $25
650 | W 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 14 | Meramec – SO 109

Finding Job Leads

Learn how to find job leads (i.e. internet, recruiters, staffing companies, placement services, associations, and job fairs), navigate job boards, the importance of networking and the role social networking can now play in your job search. This interactive workshop is necessary for all those job seeking-no matter the industry. Class will provide you with the tools necessary to find job leads in today’s market.
CPDV:705 | $29
651 | W 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 21 | Meramec – SO 107

Resume Workshop: Impress Potential Employers

Attend this interactive resume writing workshop on developing an effective resume for today’s job market. Learn how to provide a great first impression to obtain the job interview, how to advertise your qualifications focusing on the kind of work you can do and want to do, highlight your most important accomplishments and focus on the link between the company needs and the benefits you will provide.
CPDV:704 | $25
650 | Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 27 | MC – SO 107

Interviewing: Learn How to Shine

Approach your next interview with more confidence and success. The interview is your chance to shine and to show the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Even if you are well qualified and generally self-assured about your abilities, you need to be prepared and be able to confidently answer questions. Come learn how to prepare for the interview, watch a video with examples, and review sample questions and answers.
CPDV:703 | $25
650 | Th 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 29 | Meramec – BA 112

Plus 50 Employment: Purpose, Process and Payoff

Is retirement not your immediate plan? Whether by design or a result of the economy, you want to find employment where you can earn a living and perhaps make a difference. Re-inspired? A career counselor will work with you to determine your values and goals. Re-hired? We will explore resumes and interview strategies. Re-wired? By networking, using LinkedIn, Craigslist, submitting online applications and cover letters, you will use new skills to land the next opportunity.
CPDV:702 | $55
650 | Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
June 22–29 | Meramec – SW 202

Plus 50: Finding Purpose and Passion in the Third Chapter

Are you facing the uncharted post-career years and wondering what’s next? Many of us in the third chapter of life feel unsettled, restless, and adrift. We believe the years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but don’t know how to make sense of the changes we’re facing. If you are looking for new meaning in work and life, this powerful interactive learning experience will teach you how to tap into the power of purpose. Whether you’re seeking an encore career, looking for enlivening volunteer work, or reinventing your sense of identity, knowing your purpose will guide you to increased vitality, creativity, and fulfillment. Bring a sack lunch.
CPDV:702 | $65
680 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
June 17 | Meramec – SO 111

Nonprofit Essentials

Grant Writing for Beginners

Designed for grant writers who are just getting started or have limited experience in writing proposals, this class will cover key concepts including 501c3 status, types of funders, how to identify potential funders, proposal requirements, sample MO Common Grant Application and tips on writing proposals. One hour lunch on your own.
NPAD:701 | $59
580 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hannah McClellan
June 17 | Florissant Valley – B 122

Establishing and Running a Nonprofit Organization: Part I

This popular seminar provides an overview of the legal basics for establishing and running a nonprofit organization. Presented by Amy Hereford, an attorney and entrepreneur who speaks from her experience in working with nonprofit start-ups. Class includes practical tips, useful resources including the Nonprofit Tax-exempt Corporation Workbook, an e-book (PDF) that presents the process of establishing a nonprofit in a step-by-step format with ample space for notes, charts for gathering necessary information and tables for developing time-lines and assigning responsibilities. An excellent tool for assisting in nonprofit formation, orienting new board members and nonprofit directors.
NPAD:703 | $29
680 | Sa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Amy Hereford
June 17 | Meramec – SO 108

Establishing and Running a Nonprofit Organization: Part II

This seminar builds on the previous session and provides more information. It will explore the legal requirements of operating a nonprofit business organization, board responsibilities, business law for nonprofits and legal compliance. Newer business models for nonprofits including fiscal sponsorship, nonprofit alliances, nonprofit/for profit joint ventures and other collaborative structures will also be discussed.
NPAD:703 | $29
681 | Sa 1-3 p.m. | Amy Hereford
June 17 | Meramec – SO 108

New Capacity-Building in Nonprofits: Strategies and Resources

Attend this interactive course to learn capacity-building strategies and resources for supporting your nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability towards achieving their mission. Activities will include self-assessing your nonprofit’s key capacity strengths and identifying growth strategies to enhance engagement with stakeholders. Tools and methods to be discussed for finding potential partners, program planning and evaluation. Strategies will be illustrated with examples on building staff skills, applying evidence-based models and designing community programs. Instructors have partnered with numerous nonprofits over the past ten years in direct consultation, and mentoring graduate students in a service learning course.
NPAD:702 | $25
650 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Peggy Neufeld, Christine Berg
July 11 | Meramec – SO 107

Event Planning 101

From the most exciting to the most mundane tasks, you’ll receive the best advice on items to consider and the roles and actions necessary to successfully and enjoyably produce and execute your event. Discussion will also focus on how to avoid potential hurdles by establishing a clearly communicated process and timeline with your team. You’ll also learn to draft an outline and timeline, beginning with concept and ending with effective follow-up, which you can utilize for current or future event planning. Instructor Sarah Guldalian is a producer for an international media outreach organization and former nonprofit manager for over 100 volunteers.
NPAD:704 | $29
650 | W 6-9 p.m. | Sarah Guldalian
July 26 | Meramec – SO 107

Drones

New Commercial Drones: FAA Part 107 Test Prep

Get prepared for the FAA test to operate a drone. To operate an unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) commercially for hire, the new FAA Part 107 regulation now requires the operator to obtain a Remote Pilot Airman Certificate with a small UAS rating, or be under the direct supervision of a person who holds such a certificate. A former airline pilot and current drone instructor will review material to successfully pass the FAA test. Subjects include the new regulation, airspace classifications, flight restrictions, aeronautical chart study, airport operations, radio communication, weather, human factors and more. Sample test questions will also be reviewed. One hour lunch on your own.
ENGR:706 | $249
580 | Sa 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Jack Beetz
June 10–17 | Florissant Valley – B 213

Quality and Safety: OSHA

10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health Training Certification

Class meets Monday 6/12 and Wednesday 6/14. This course meets the required laws for working on public job sites. Led by an OSHA certified trainer, the course covers the mandated OSHA topics including OSHA regulations, general safety and health, basic electrical safety, fall protection, ladder and scaffold safety, hand and power tools, material handling, and more. Upon successful completion students will receive the 10 – hour OSHA course completion card. Students may bring a sack dinner and/or drinks and snack to class. Registration by 6/2 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:736 | $125
CD1 | MW 4-9:30 p.m. | Pat Dalton
June 12–14 | Corporate College 211

10-Hour OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Training Certification

Class meets Monday 6/26 and Wednesday 6/28. This 10 hour OSHA course is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities, and for employee safety and health awareness. Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles covered in OSHA Act Part 1910. Special emphasis will be placed on areas most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide. Students will receive a 10 – hour OSHA card after completion of the course. Students may bring a sack dinner and/or drinks and snack to class. Registration by 6/16 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:736 | $125
CD2 | MW 4-9:30 p.m. | Pat Dalton
June 26–28 | Corporate College 211

Restaurant Management

ServSafe Food Safety Certification

St. Louis City and St. Louis County Health Departments require that at least one person within each food service facility be certified in food safety. This nationally recognized class offers training to individuals who are employed by, manage or own food service operations in the hospitality industry. The second class concludes with the exam. Fee includes textbook, answer sheet and proctored exam. Those achieving a grade of 75% or higher on the exam will be awarded a ServSafe certificate. Bring a sack lunch to class. No class 6/17.
RMGT:701 | $169
580 | Sa 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Almut Stephan Marino
June 10–24 | Florissant Valley – B 243
680 | Sa 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Almut Stephan Marino
August 12–26 | Meramec – SO 107

ServSafe Food Safety Certification Review & Re-test

This class is only for those who were not successful on a recent exam or who took the ServSafe online course and require a proctored exam. It is recommended that you study the text before coming to class. An opportunity to ask review questions will be provided before re-attempting the exam. Fee includes answer sheet and proctored exam. Those achieving a grade of 75% or higher on the exam will be awarded the nationally-recognized ServSafe certificate. Bring a sack lunch to class. Assigned room is B-243.
RMGT:702 | $79
580 | Sa 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Almut Stephan Marino
June 24 | Florissant Valley – B
680 | Sa 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
August 26 | Meramec – SO

About Timothy Gallo

Timothy is the Marketing Manager for the Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College. Tim has over 15 years of experience working with Continuing Education program design and development, instructional design, training and development, project management, program/course development, and marketing.

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