College Offers Continuing Education Classes

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.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT & BOATING SAFETY – this basic safe boating class is the approved class for the mandatory certification of all individuals to operate any type of powerboat or personal watercraft. Course is suitable for adults and children 10 years and older. NASBLA approved for insurance discount. All materials included. – $85 –Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


HOW TO START YOUR INVESTMENT PROGRAM – Have you always wanted an investment program for yourself, but never had the opportunity to develop one on your own? The primary tool for success is to have a functional plan of action. Learn how to develop an investment program that will fit your particular needs. Evaluate your current assets and liabilities, decide how much you can save, judge your risk-taking ability and discover investments that can meet your objectives. Gain a basic working knowledge on how to implement an investment program. – $29 –Thursday, June 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 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 – including Corporate Bonds, Treasuries, Tax-Free Bonds, Certificates of Deposit, Preferred Securities, Fixed Annuities, etc. – $29 Tuesday, June 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

STRONG WOMEN: POWERFUL FINANCIAL STRATEGIES – This class is designed to provide the solid financial strategies needed to achieve peace of mind and financial security. The class will cover the “three I’s of investing: Introspection: reviewing your situation and defining what’s most important to you and what you are trying to achieve. Investigation: Searching for strategies to deal with our particular situation and to achieve your goals in life, and Invitation: Seeking a professional to help achieve the life you desire. If you’ve ever wondered how you can get from point A to point Z in your financial life, this class is for you. Using these three easy steps, you’ll be able to understand your unique needs, prioritize what’s important to you and learn how you can set yourself on a path to help achieve success and fulfill your life goals. –$29 – Tuesday, June 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW – Develop strategic selling skills to market yourself for employment. Learn how preparing for a job interview can help ease you through the experience and to refine your presentation for optimal impact. Learn to conduct preliminary research, the importance of networking, handling “trick” questions, types of questions you need to ask, negotiating salary, body language, multiple interviews, internal interviews, and how to close the interview to your advantage. Some role-playing will be featured as time permits. – $45 –Monday, June 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 – 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 part.
Part 1 – Wednesday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, June 14 and 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Part 2 – Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, June 21 and 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MICROSOFT WORD 2010 – Become familiar with this popular word processing software package. Prerequisite: Keyboarding (AEC 010), Microsoft Windows XP, 7 or equivalent recommended. To save your files, bring a flash drive or a CD. – $115 each session.

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.
Monday, June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday/Wednesday, June 27 and 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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