Workforce Development

Kent State University at Geauga is committed to helping employers respond to the training and lifelong learning needs of Northeast Ohio. Our wide variety of non-credit continuing-education programs are designed to help develop a premier workforce in our region.

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Geauga Growth Partnership Workforce Development Classes

Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) is managing final registration and billing. Email Geauga Growth to set up billing or payment.

CLASS

DATES

TIME

PRICE
(GGP Member Price in parentheses)

Basic QuickBooks

Sept. 6

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$175 ($150)

Intro to Excel

 Sept. 20 

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Business Writing (Word) 

Sept. 27

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Intermediate Excel

Oct. 11

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Intro to Access Database

Oct. 18

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Advanced QuickBooks

Nov. 1

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$175 ($150)

Advanced Excel

Nov. 8

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Macros (Excel)

Nov. 22

   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$115 ($95)

Basic QuickBooks (Sept. 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
This course helps users set up a business from scratch. It covers lists of accounts, customers, vendors, and employees. The course also deals with paying bills, processing payments, creating invoices, using the check register, writing checks, and entering deposits.

Intro to Excel (Sept. 20, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
This course teaches the basics of using Excel: creating, opening, and editing spreadsheets. It covers fonts, font colors, font sizes, cell shading and borders, and editing techniques. Formatting of cells (different types of data), simple functions (sum and average), printing, and simple charts are also included.

Business Writing (Word) (Sept. 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Learn the basics of formatting letters and email through Microsoft Word and Outlook. Focus on grammar, tone, audience, and content when constructing different types of letters such as informational, negative, and congratulatory. Enhance your proofreading skills while editing your letters and email messages.

Intermediate Excel (Oct. 11, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
This course teaches the basics of using Excel: creating, opening, and editing spreadsheets. It covers fonts, font colors, font sizes, cell shading and borders, and editing techniques. Formatting of cells (different types of data), simple functions (sum and average), printing, and simple charts are also included.

Intro to Access Database (Oct. 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
This course focuses on creating databases: tables and their fields, forms, queries, and reports. This includes determining data types and designing reports that are legible. The concept of creating a relational database and how it differs from spreadsheets is also covered.

Advanced QuickBooks (Nov. 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
The advanced QuickBooks course teaches how to create and use memorized transactions, customize forms, create reports, and track and pay sales tax. It also focuses on payroll, creating job estimates, tracking time, and writing letters.

Advanced Excel (Nov. 8, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
The advanced level Excel class teaches using advanced functions, lookup and data tables, and advanced list management. Pivot tables and charts, exporting and importing data, various analytical options (scenarios, goal seek, and solver), and an introduction to macros are also taught.

Macros (Excel) (Nov. 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to automate tasks, create user-friendly forms, and improve productivity while using Excel. This class is designed for experienced Excel users who want to go above and beyond using Excel’s functions and features.

Site and Contact Information
Kent State University Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon Troy Road; Burton, OH 44021
Room 148

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Regional Academic Center Workforce Development Classes

American Heart Association BLS Training

CLASS

DATES

TIME

PRICE

Basic Life Support (BLS) Training  Session 1   

    July 24 

   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   

$45

Basic Life Support (BLS) Training  Session 2

  July 24

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$45

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Site and Contact Information
Kent State University Regional Academic Center
2745 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Susan Emens
Assistant Dean
emens@kent.edu