Business Courses Offered At Union County College In September

CRANFORD — The following courses are being offered through Union County College’s Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education, on the college’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue. For more information on any course or to register, call 1-908-709-7600.

SMART COUPLES FINISH RICH – Derived from the best-selling book of the same name by David Bach, this revolutionary seminar will address the unique financial concerns of couples. Learn to: protect yourself financially in good times and bad; talk about money without fighting; take advantage of the new tax laws; identify your values and make prudent financial decisions as a team; avoid the three biggest retirement account mistakes; teach your kids about money; use the 529 college savings plans to save for educational expenses. All attendees receive a packet of materials to help organize their finances and reach their goals. – $29 –Tues., Sept. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR MANAGERS – Leadership success depends on developing and using the skills that move organizations and people forward. This course will help you develop leadership skills and teach you how to manage change and diversity to create a productive group. You’ll learn how to provide direction, lead by example, build teams, focus on continuous improvement, and develop the essential attitudes and skills of a successful leader. – $249 – Book included. – Thurs., Sept. 23 to Oct. 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WOMEN AND THEIR INVESTMENTS – It is never too late to start building a financially secure future. Being financially independent and ready for any unforeseen circumstance is important for every woman to achieve, whether married or single. Become familiar with mutual funds, municipal bonds, IRAs and tax shelters, as well as the pros and cons of insurance. – $29 – Tues., Sept. 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING – This course will help you sharpen such skills as open-ended questioning, active listening, and reading body language – all essential in a variety of management situations. Develop skills to prepare effective interviews, build rapport with interviewees, document interviews, and interview references and employees, and manage telephone and written interviews productively. Develop skills needed to conduct various types of business interviews and ensure legal compliance. Apply these skills from hiring and coaching to assessment and termination. You’ll find guidance on key legal issues and specific do’s and don’t dictated by current legislation. Managers will also appreciate the wealth of information provided in this course. – $249 –Thurs., Sept. 23 to Nov. 11 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.

BUILDING LONG-TERM FINANCIAL SECURITY THROUGH MUTUAL FUNDS – This class will cover: how to read a prospectus and annual report; how to locate the actual cost of operating the fund; what fees are being charged and the related services; how to judge past performance and to compare to other funds in that category; different ways to invest; how to read an account statement; and how to find the price per share in the newspaper. Current mutual funds owners as well as prospective investors will find this session informative and interesting. – $29 – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

INVESTING FOR INCOME – INVESTING FOR SAFETY – this course will explore and compare various conservative investment strategies and products designed to help increase income. Find out how to position your portfolio with various fixed income products and dividend producing equity ideas – inc. corporate bonds, treasuries, tax-free bonds, certificate of deposit, preferred securities, fixed annuities, etc.  – $29 –Tues., Sept. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

INVESTMENT PLANNING FOR COLLEGE & OTHER EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES – State sponsored 529 college savings plans enable individuals to save and invest on a tax-favored basis to fund future college expenses of a child or other beneficiary. 529 plans, education IRAs, traditional and Roth IRAs, borrowing from 401ks, UGMA/UTMAs, and Mutual Funds will be contrasted and compared. Financial aid and how it relates to college savings will be discussed. – $29 –Wed., Sept. 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

TAX-DEFERRED AND TAX-FREE INVESTING – Allow your money to work aas hard for you as you work for it with prudent investing. Discussion and worksheets will focus on the following: fixed and variable annuities, tax-free municipal bonds. Come learn all about the various tax-free and tax-deferred investment plans from a professional with more than 30 years in the field.! – $29 –Tues., Sept. 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP – Students will have a complete introduction to Microsoft Windows XP, the system that your computer uses for its operations. Prerequisite: Computers for Beginners recommended. – $115 each section –

Part 1 – Learn to Start Windows, different parts of the Desktop, how to find and Open applications, different parts of the Screen and how to navigate. Learn how to Resize, Close, Move Active Windows, Create Folders on hard disk and flash drive, Save, Move and Rename Files, Delete Files and Folders, the Recycle Bin, close applications and Close windows. – Wed, Sept. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Part 2  – Learn about Searches, Changing Views in Windows, tips on how to move quickly around in Windows, the Control Panel and File and Folder Maintenance. – Wed., Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 – (NEW) – Learn the new Microsoft Operating System, Windows 7. Learn the basic concepts and the new user interface, as well as how to navigate this new application. Prerequisite: Computers for Beginners recommended – $115 each section –

Part 1 – Sat., Sept. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Part 2 – Sat., Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MICROSOFT WORD 2007 – Become familiar with this popular word processing software package. Prerequisite: Keyboarding (AEC 010), Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP (AECA119) or equivalent recommended. To save your files, please bring a flash drive or a CD.. – $115 each level

Beginner – Become familiar with the newest version of this popular word processing software. The beginner course will teach you the different parts and functions of the Word window, navigation and selection techniques, editing and formatting text, tables, page layout, proofing and printing documents, and using graphics. –

Mon, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tues/Thurs, Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Intermediate – This course covers styles, sections and columns, formatting tables, labels and envelopes, graphics, templates, tracking revisions and web features. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Beginner. –

Mon, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tues/Thurs, Sept. 21 to 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced – The advanced course teaches the user how to use mail merge for form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes, how to create forms, working with long documents, and using objects and document backgrounds. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Beginner and Intermediate. –

Mon, Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tues/Thurs, Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

EBAY: HOW TO SELL ON-LINE – Imagine this: You are rummaging around your house or apartment and you find a collection of items that fall into one of the following categories; 1) I don’t think I will ever use/wear this again. Or 2) How can I get rid of this gift from you know who? Or 3) I don’t remember if this even works anymore, now what do I do? Your response… Garage sale? Throw it out… WRONG!!! There is an old saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Join the millions haring your treasures with the world on EBAY! Learn how easy it is to start offering your treasure for auction on EBAY. This class will show you the ins and outs of posting creative offerings on EBAY. You will learn how to set up your personal account, how long the auction will run, how to take and post digital images of your treasure, how to set starting bids, set reserve amounts, handle shipping and more. – $49 –Thurs., Sept. 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MAKE YOUR RESUME WORK FOR YOU – Discover the rationale behind effective resume writing and how you can work it to your advantage. Review the mechanics of writing a resume and cover letter that are clear, concise, and market you. Gain tips to make your resume “scannable” for employers who rely on computerized screening and e-mailing. Become familiar with the dos and don’ts of good editing practices, layout, and professional printing strategies. This course is geared toward employment seekers of all backgrounds and educational levels. – $45 –Sept. 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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