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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: S1939
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Date(s):
2/25/2019 - 2/26/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B128
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.
 

Grammar Brush-up $39.00
Instructor: Denise Jackson Section: S1926
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Date(s):
1/17/2019 - 1/24/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# 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: HCP4
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Date(s):
12/27/2018 - 12/27/2018
Times:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B201
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Human Resource Tools $79.00
Instructor: Deborah Jenkins Section: S1941
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Date(s):
3/5/2019 - 3/26/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
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Keeping Your Information Secure Online $39.00
Instructor: Justin Jones Section: S1943
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/13/2019 - 5/15/2019
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B135
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline: Day 1
  • The threat landscape
  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Email security
  • Social networking security
  • Password security
  • Public computer and network security
  • Online security for parents and children
  • Online shopping security
Day 2
  • Electronic banking security
  • How to avoid banking, online payment, and credit card fraud
  • How to avoid identity theft and fraud
  • How to evaluate your online “profile”
  • How to respond if you’ve been a victim of identity theft or fraud
  • How to protect against malware
  • What to do if you get malware
 

Low Pressure Steam Boilers and Systems Training $399.00
Instructor: Chris Hahn Section: BOIL6
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/19/2019 - 4/22/2019
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, G122
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QuickBooks in a Day $79.00
Instructor: Wendy Weissman Section: S1944
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Date(s):
2/8/2019 - 2/8/2019
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 $79.00
Instructor: Wendy Weissman Section: S1945
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Date(s):
3/7/2019 - 3/7/2019
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
 

Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: S1947
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
2/21/2019 - 2/28/2019
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.
 

Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: S1948
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
2/26/2019 - 3/5/2019
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.
 

Savvy Social Security for Boomers $19.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: S1946
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Additional Information: This rate is for ONE person!
Date(s):
1/29/2019 - 1/29/2019
Times:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
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Savvy Social Security for Boomers $34.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: S192P
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Additional Information: This rate is for TWO people!
Date(s):
1/29/2019 - 1/29/2019
Times:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
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Simplified Graphic Design $29.00
Instructor: Megan Sybrant Section: S1937
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Additional Information: Students will need an email address.
Date(s):
1/29/2019 - 1/29/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
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
 

Simplified Graphic Design $29.00
Instructor: Megan Sybrant Section: S1936
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Additional Information: Students will need an email address.
Date(s):
4/2/2019 - 4/2/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
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
 

Social Media Branding $19.00
Instructor: Megan Sybrant Section: S1968
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
2/28/2019 - 2/28/2019
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, B139
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Video Storytelling with Your Phone $39.00
Instructor: Erin Merchant Section: S1942
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/12/2019 - 3/19/2019
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 509 1st Ave N Great Falls, MT 59401, 
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