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Career & Professional Development  

Learn new job skills or pursue your interests through our wide variety of professional development opportunities. The Center for Lifelong Learning will help you get your skills up to date, maintain your license and certification, gain new skills for the workplace, and become more marketable.

All classes are 'graded' as complete/incomplete at the discretion of the instructor based on the student's attendance and participation.

 

Basics of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator $39.00
Instructor: Megan Sybrant Section: F1875
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Date(s):
11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
Times:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies: You either need to sign up for a free trial of Adobe InDesign & Illustrator OR you will need to purchase a subscription to these two programs, if you don’t have one already.
Course Outline:
  • We will go over InDesign first learning the basics of the program: setting up the document, text boxes & effects, selection tools & shortcuts, importing images & creating shapes.
  • Next we will move onto Illustrator and learn the pen tool, setting up artboards, using clipping masks, the pathfinder tool, image trace for vectors, and how to save your files.
 

File Management and Basic Internet Skills $39.00
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski Section: F1871
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Date(s):
12/10/2018 - 12/11/2018
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
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Healthcare Provider CPR $75.00
Instructor: Joel Henderson Section: HCP2
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Date(s):
11/7/2018 - 11/7/2018
Times:
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, 
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HR 101: Multiple Hats $49.00
Instructor: Deborah Jenkins Section: F1850
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Date(s):
10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018
Times:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
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LGBTQ Safe Zone Training $29.00
Instructor: Tim Dallacqua Section: F1842
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Additional Information: Please note ROOM has changed!
Date(s):
12/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
Times:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R278
Course Materials/Supplies: 
Course Outline:
  • Intro. to History of Safe Zone Training
  • History of the LGBTQ+ Pride Movement
  • Famous LGTBTQ+ people in Montana and the USA
  • Differences between sexual orientation and gender
  • Significant institutional deficits when attending to the LGBTQ+ population
  • What it means to be an ally
 

Lunch & Learn - Marketing on a Shoestring $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1823
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Additional Information: Bring your lunch!
Date(s):
10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
Times:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B136
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline:
  • Public Relations vs. Marketing
  • Telling your organization’s story
  • Brand enhancement
  • Cost-effective advertising
 

Lunch & Learn - Your Voice in Advocacy $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1862
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Additional Information: Bring your lunch!
Date(s):
12/6/2018 - 12/6/2018
Times:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B136
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Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1834
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
10/23/2018 - 10/30/2018
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
Course Materials/Supplies: Instructor will provide PowerPoint with information on the topics being lectured about. 224 page course manual that covers topics in detail.
Course Outline: Life Planning for Retirement, Retirement Needs & Expenses, Retirement Roadblocks & Mistakes, Retirement Income Sources, Retirement Plan Distributions, Investments, Risk Management & Asset Protection and Estate Planning.
 

Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1835
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline: Life Planning for Retirement, Retirement Needs & Expenses, Retirement Roadblocks & Mistakes, Retirement Income Sources, Retirement Plan Distributions, Investments, Risk Management & Asset Protection and Estate Planning.
 

Simplified Graphic Design $29.00
Instructor: Megan Sybrant Section: F1874
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Additional Information: Students will need an email address.
Date(s):
11/13/2018 - 11/15/2018
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies: You will need to sign up for a free Canva account online. Please go to Canva and create an account before class starts. There is an option to pay a small monthly fee, but we can discuss if you need the premium version in class.
Course Outline:
  • Go through all the features of Canva & learn the desktop site.
  • Design some sample pieces (or pick some projects you’d like to work on)
  • Learn how to pair fonts, colors and pick a good layout
  • Review how the mobile app works
 

Vision Board $39.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1851
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Additional Information: Students are encouraged to bring magazines for clipping images. Deadline to register is 10/24!
Date(s):
10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018
Times:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G117
Course Materials/Supplies: You will need to bring
  • magazines for the pictures or words you want to use on your vision board.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Any other special material like ribbon, buttons, small object that you would like to glue on the vision board.
  • Please make sure to pack these in your car or other area the night before so you don’t forget these. You can’t make your board without them.
Course Outline:
  • We will briefly discuss the Law of attraction and how our thoughts and actions create our reality.
  • We will discuss an easy and simple method to choose what to put on your vision board.
  • We will make the vision boards.
  • We will briefly share our boards with other students, (Students this is optional to share and most students love hearing about what others created).
 

CompTIA Security +  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Chris Mee
 
Date(s):
10/12/2018 - 10/28/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B125
 

Low Pressure Steam Boilers and Systems Training  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.
Section: BOIL5 Instructor: Chris Hahn
  Notes: Book included.
  Fee: $399.00
Cost includes book and workbook! Deadline to register is October 8th!