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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.

 

Avoiding the Tax Traps of Retirement $19.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1901
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Additional Information: Open to students 40 years old and up!
Date(s):
9/19/2019 - 9/19/2019
Times:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
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CompTIA A+ $999.00
Instructor: Chris Mee, Rickey Cascell Section: F1981
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/5/2019 - 10/13/2019
Times:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su Sa
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B125
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CompTIA Network+ $899.00
Instructor: Chris Mee Section: F1982
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Additional Information: Class will meet 5-9 pm on Friday, October 18!
Date(s):
10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
Times:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su F Sa
# of Days:
3
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B125
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CompTIA Security + $899.00
Instructor: Rickey Cascell Section: F1980
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Additional Information: Class meets 5-9 pm on Friday, 11/22!
Date(s):
11/22/2019 - 11/24/2019
Times:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su F Sa
# of Days:
3
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B125
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Critical Thinking Skills - Engaging the Brain $39.00
Instructor: Deborah Jenkins Section: F1949
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
9/18/2019 - 9/18/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Low Pressure Steam Boilers and Systems Training $399.00
Instructor: Chris Hahn Section: BOIL7
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/4/2019 - 10/7/2019
Times:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Su M F Sa
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R168
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Lunch & Learn - Advocacy & Public Policy $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1962
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/7/2019 - 11/7/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Lunch & Learn - Fundraising Friendly $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1963
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Course Outline:
  • Mistakes in fundraising
  • Signature events
  • Cultivation & the Donor Bill of Rights
  • Asking
  • Planning Giving
 

Lunch & Learn - Grants $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1964
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Course Outline:
  • Assess organization’s capacity for writing/accepting grants
  • Identify funding sources
  • Fulfill grantmakers needs
  • Evaluation
 

Lunch & Learn - Nonprofit Bootcamp: An overview of charitable oranizations $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1959
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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  • Essential documents for 501c3 nonprofits
  • 3 Roles of Board Members
  • Strategic Planning
  • Development
  • Evaluation
 

Lunch & Learn - Strategic Planning $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1961
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/31/2019 - 10/31/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Course Outline:
  • Benefits of strategic planning
  • Role of board members
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • SWOT Analysis
 

Lunch & Learn - Volunteer Management $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1960
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019
Times:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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Course Outline:
  • Defining Roles
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Training for Success
  • Retaining Volunteers Long-term
 

Mindset for Entrepreneurs $19.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1924
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/9/2019 - 11/9/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
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Public Speaking Skills for the Work Place - Say It Out Loud $39.00
Instructor: Deborah Jenkins Section: F1948
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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QuickBooks in a Day - DESKTOP $79.00
Instructor: Wendy Weissman Section: F1927
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Additional Information: There will be an hour-long break for lunch.
Date(s):
10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
F
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Accounting 101 – The basic accounting equation
  • QuickBooks terminology
  • Navigating around QuickBooks
  • Recording transactions
  • Customizing QuickBooks through preferences
  • Retrieving information through reports
  • Other aspects of QuickBooks as time allows
 

QuickBooks in a Day - DESKTOP $79.00
Instructor: Wendy Weissman Section: F1928
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Additional Information: There will be an hour-long break for lunch.
Date(s):
10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Accounting 101 – The basic accounting equation
  • QuickBooks terminology
  • Navigating around QuickBooks
  • Recording transactions
  • Customizing QuickBooks through preferences
  • Retrieving information through reports
  • Other aspects of QuickBooks as time allows
 

QuickBooks in a Day - ONLINE $79.00
Instructor: Wendy Weissman Section: F1929
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Additional Information: There will be an hour-long break for lunch.
Date(s):
10/18/2019 - 10/18/2019
Times:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
F
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
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Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1930
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
10/22/2019 - 10/29/2019
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:
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: F1931
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
10/30/2019 - 11/6/2019
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# 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.
 

Time Management - It's All about the Forethought and Preparation $39.00
Instructor: Deborah Jenkins Section: F1950
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
10/2/2019 - 10/2/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, A124
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