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SGA Meeting

10/27/2014 - 10/27/2014
SSC,conference room, lower level

LaRoche College Representative on Campus

10/28/2014 - 10/28/2014
Student Services Center, counseling office

Student Lunch with the President

10/28/2014 - 10/28/2014
Student Services Center, conference room

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Washington County Center

Initially launched in 2010, CCBC’s Washington County Center located at Southpointe has grown and expanded its customized workforce training programs for employers and professional development courses for individuals seeking job-related training or retraining. The Center provides a wide array of customized training programs for all sizes and types of businesses and their employees.

Business & Management

Available Courses

Finance Essentials WRKD045-01 $149

Many individuals in nonfinancial positions are familiar with budgets but less familiar with financial statements and their relationship to budgets. Participants in this course will learn key financial and accounting terms and principles; use financial statements to analyze an organization’s overall financial performance; identify the factors influencing a company’s cash flow and profitability; and prepare a departmental budget that supports business goals and objectives.

6 Hours, Thurs, 10/23-10/30,  9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

E-mail Marketing: Stop the Spam. Start the Sale OCCP453-01 $89

Subject line, photos, length of message, measurement. All of these factors—and more—impact the effectiveness of your email campaigns. In this class, you will learn best practices for email marketing including when and how to utilize eblasts as part of a marketing plan; content rules and development; and measurement and follow up. This course involves training in both writing for email marketing as well as an overview on overall presentation and marketing strategy.

3 Hours, Tues, 9/23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317 

Crafting Your Company's Social Media Plan OCCP525-01 $89

It’s no secret that the Internet has drastically changed the dynamics of the merchant/customer relationship.  Customers increasingly turn to the web for product and company information and select to do business with companies that are transparent, open and honest.  Setting up a Facebook page, Twitter account, or YouTube channel for your organization is easy.  But are you executing a strategic plan to best reach your targets?  During this program, you will learn how to find your customers on the social media platforms they use the most.  Plus receive tips to best engage with this community for long-term success.

3 Hours, Thurs, 9/25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

Introduction to Quality WRKD18201  $259

Quality management is an integral part of the functioning of many businesses, both small and large, around the world.  Quality does not simply happen; it has to be planned for at the outset of a new product, project or service.  This interactive and thought-provoking program introduces participants to quality basics; how a focus on quality produces business results; management systems (Baldrige and ISO 9001); quality evolution and gurus; methods and concepts (Six Sigma and Lean); and quality tools (team, 7 basic and 7 new). 

6 Hours, Tues, 9/30, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

Doing Business Abroad: Focus on China, India, Latin America, and the Middle East

WRKD171-01 $349

As your company grows and expands into new international markets, it’s important to consider how cultural, communication, health, and safety issues will impact the project and how you can mitigate these risks.  In addition, organizations must understand the mechanics of doing business abroad such as export financing, product adaption and international logistics and where they can receive assistance with these processes and procedures.  CCBC’s Doing Business Abroad series teaches participants how to be more effective in a global environment and focuses on four popular export locations – China, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Each session will focus on a different region and participants will be taught practical techniques for communicating more effectively, leveraging cultural differences, identifying security risks, and much more.  For the final session, representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center’s Global Trade program will provide information and answer questions on the technical aspects of doing business abroad and helpful resources.

15 Hours, 10/1-12/3, Weds, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Managing Remote Employees

WRKD178-01  $89

More and more frequently, managers are being asked to lead across time zones and geographical boundaries.  This form of leadership brings unique challenges for which few managers are prepared.  To get the most from your remote workers, you’ve got to change your thinking, management approach and coaching style.  Traditional approaches aren’t effective in the virtual world.  Participants in this seminar will learn how to build a responsive, committed, cohesive, and successful dispersed work team using new tools, modified processes and technology.  Topics include how to identify potential remote workers; successfully combining your on-site and remote management styles; coaching and supporting team members from afar; agreeing on success measurements as a condition of remote work arrangements; maintaining communication with remote workers; video conferencing and other group meeting options; and allowing remote workers the freedom to shape their jobs to fit themselves.

3 Hours, 10/15/14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Casino Dealer Training

Available Courses

Introduction to Gaming is a prerequisite to all gaming courses.  Register for table games classes only if you have completed or scheduled Introduction to Gaming.  Class times and dates are subject to change.  To obtain information about schedule changes, course additions or course cancellations, contact us at 724-480-3581. 

Blackjack & Other Banked Card Games GAMI01001 $765 + $50 Lab

This course focuses on the fundamentals of dealing blackjack and other banked card games with an emphasis on card totaling; chip handling and cutting; card shuffling; and card placement.  Attention given to game and accounting procedures; accuracy; and speed.

120 Hours-8 Weeks. Mon.-Thurs., 9/22-11/11, 6-10 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

No Senior Waivers.

Poker GAMI00601 $450 + $50 Lab

Learn the fundamentals of dealing poker with emphasis on the proper use, control and shuffling of playing cards; accurate and quick mental computations; card handling; rake/antes/blind bets; side bets; brushing; shilling; proposition players; procedures; game rules and regulations; game speed; dealer's responsibilities; game security; and guest service.  

80 Hours-6 Weeks. Mon.-Thurs., 11/3-12/9, 6-10 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

No Senior Waivers.

 

 

Computers & Technology

Available Courses

GIS Fundamentals (Washington County) OCCP47302 $1500 + $80 Lab

Acquire the fundamentals that will enable you to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry level GIS Technician jobs in fields such as civil engineering, surveying, conservation, gas & oil, regional planning, public works, and defense.  This 42-hour program utilizes ESRI ARC 10.1 software.  Students will learn about data types, shapefiles, layers, raster, geodatabase connections, coordinate systems, presentations, and much more. 

Purchase book, Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop, Michael Law, Amy Collins (3rd Ed.) from CCBC bookstore for first class. 

42 Hours-7 Weeks. Tues. & Thurs., 9/23-11/6, 6-9 p.m. 

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

QuickBooks Basic Seminar OCCP078-01  $59 + $10 Lab

In the QuickBooks Basic Seminar, students will be introduced to the following:  set-up of company file,  define/modify company chart of accounts, set up and edit new vendors, process accounts payable, enter manual checks, set up and edit new customers, process invoices, apply cash receipts, make deposits , and prepare bank reconciliation/financial reports.

3 Hours, Weds. 10/22, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

 

QuickBooks Intermediate Seminar OCCP435-01  $59 + $10 Lab

In the QuickBooks Intermediate Seminar, students will be introduced to the following:  working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and time tracking, tracking and working with A/P, designing the item list, recording business credit card transactions, and financial reports.

3 Hours, Weds., 11/12, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

HR/Supervisory Skills/ Leadership

Available Courses

 

Five Dysfunctions of a Team and How to Overcome Them WRKD17201 $89

Some people may joke that their particular family puts the “fun” in dysfunction.  The truth is that just as dysfunctions may affect families, dysfunctions also affect our teams in the workplace.  Some teams get “stuck” and find it difficult to move forward or find new ways to move past them. 

This workshop, based on the best-selling books by Pat Lencioni, helps to identify stumbling blocks and major dysfunctions that affect many teams.  The five dysfunctions are:  Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results.  The workshop will help leaders and team members to work in a constructive manner to create learning opportunities, manage conflict, and help teams to move forward in a positive and healthy manner.

3 Hours, Weds, 9/24, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation Program

WRKD04101- SHRM Member  $1095

WRKD04102- SHRM Non-Member  $1195

36  Hours, 9/27-11/22, Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Registration Deadline: September 18, 2014

 

Exam Preparation with Expert Instruction

If you have been considering increasing your HR knowledge or earning your PHR® or SPHR® certification, Community College of Beaver County’s Washington County Center can help you achieve your goal. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, the curriculum is designed by subject matter experts, covers the 2014 HR Certification Institute body of knowledge and ranks as the #1 PHR/SPHR certification preparation program.

 

Why Choose an Instructor-Led Course?

  • Understand and apply the material tested on the PHR or SPHR exam
  • Expand and update your HR knowledge for professional advancement
  • Learn from an experienced and certified instructor
  • Discuss topics with peers from diverse backgrounds
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program
  • Keep on track and motivated to complete your HR studies
  • Grow your professional network

Year after year, professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for the PHR or SPHR exam consistently beat the national pass rate.

 

SHRM Essentials of HR Management WRKD04201 $599

If you’re a small business owner, new to HR or if HR is one of your many responsibilities, the newly updated SHRM Essentials® of HR Management course focuses on the key HR topics you need to know in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. You’ll gain practical skills to handle HR challenges that are relevant to you and can help your company avoid potentially costly lawsuits.

Newly updated with the latest HR developments, this course ensures that key HR concepts can be applied to real-life situations. The blended learning experience combines print and online tools with the benefits of an instructor-led class. By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

  • The shared experiences of your instructor and peers along with networking opportunities.
  • Interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues.
  • Earning up to 1.25 continuing education units (CEUs) or 12 recertification hours.
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12.5 Hours, 10/1-10/29, Thurs. 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014 

 

Strengths Based Management WRKD050-01 $89

All too often, organizations focus on weaknesses – on remediation of faults and failures – rather than on strengths and talents. Weaknesses must be identified and overcome, but they cannot be the focus for growth.  Strengths based management focuses on discovering each direct report’s strengths, incorporating them into their daily activities, and working around their weaknesses.  This allows each direct report to become fully engaged in their work, achieve personal goals and add to the accomplishments of both the team and organization at levels far beyond current expectations.  This course provides supervisors with tools, skills and strategies for helping direct reports identify strengths; creating opportunities to utilize strengths; hiring individuals with the particular strengths needed to meet organizational goals; designing work teams; and developing strengths through coaching and formal performance appraisal.

3 Hours, Tues, 10/7, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Change Management WRKD181-01 $89

The many economic, competitive and global factors that influence how organizations conduct business are constantly changing and evolving. The ability of managers to understand these influences on their organization and to respond to and adapt to these changes is critical for long-term growth and survival.  This program discusses change as a political process driven by individuals and leaders within the organization who emerge as change agents. Topics include analyzing the change environment; identifying change opportunities; developing an agenda for action; understanding the relationship between organizational culture and change; making research based decisions; and techniques for managing consequences such as conflict, resistance, negativity, and complacency.

3 Hours, Thurs, 11/6, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Lean Six Sigma/ Quality

Available Courses

Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma for Small to Midsize Organizations WRKD177-01

A Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement program can generate successful results in any size organization.  Knowing how to get started is usually the most difficult step.  This six-hour course prepares leaders to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement plan.  Participants will develop an understanding of how Lean Six Sigma positively impacts small to midsize organizations; will be walked through a successful process model for getting started; and learn what is needed to develop an effective deployment plan.  In addition, participants will be shown how to gain commitment, select a project, build success criteria, manage the project, allocate resources, and plan for success

6 Hours, Tues, 10/14, 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

Becoming a Lean Six Sigma Champion  WRKD176-01 $549- Includes Lunch

Learn the managerial and technical knowledge to facilitate the deployment of a Lean Six Sigma strategy in your organization! Champions are typically upper-level managers who lead the execution of Lean Six Sigma deployment plans.  It’s one of the most critical roles in any successful Lean Six Sigma improvement initiative. Guided by the direction set forth by the executive team,champions select the projects, determine who's trained as Black Belts/GreenBelts, reviewprogress, andmentor the BlackBelts/GreenBelts in order for the deployment to be 

effective.During this two-dayprogram, participants will learn:

  •  What is Lean Six Sigma and why it’s important to your organization
  • The roles and responsibilities of Lean Six Sigma “players”
  • The characteristics of Green Belts and Black Belts
  • How to select and manage projects
  • Resource requirements and developing plans for Lean Six Sigma deployments
  • Primary Lean Six Sigma tools
  • How to manage change

12 Hours, 10/28-10/29, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

Problem Solving Using the 7 Basic Quality Tools WRKD181-01 $149

The seven basic quality tools have been used for problem solving in the United States since the early 1980’s.  First emphasized by Kaoru Ishikawa, a professor of engineering at Tokyo University and the father of “quality circles”, these tools are used for data acquisition and data analysis.  During this seminar, participants will be introduced to the seven basic tools and when each should be used. They are cause-and-effect diagram (also called Ishikawa or fishbone chart); check sheet; control charts; histogram; Pareto chart; scatter diagram; and stratification.

3 Hours, Tues, 11/4, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

 

Team Tools OCCP36801 $149

One of the principles of Total Quality Management that has been continued into Six Sigma is that teams generally make better decisions than individuals.  Various tools have been developed to help teams focus on the issues at hand in an objective manner.  Some of these tools such as brainstorming encourage creativity while others including prioritization matrices and force field analysis foster a systematic approach.  Participants in this program will learn about different types of teams; how to establish project team goals, roles & procedures; tools for making decisions on the project team; ways to deal with difficult team members and conflict; and performance outcomes.

3 Hours, Tues, 11/18, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317