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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. Sign up today (contact Judy Paternite: or 440-834-3719)

(GGP Member Price in parentheses)
Intro to Excel September 21 & 28 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $95 ($75)
Intermediate Excel October 5 & 19 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $95 ($75)
Advanced Excel November 2 & 9 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $95 ($75)
Quickbooks November 16 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $150 ($135)
Advanced Quickbooks December 7 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $150 ($135)

Intro to Excel (September 21 & 28, 8 am - 12 pm)

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.

Intermediate Excel (October 5 & 19, 8 am - 12pm)

The intermediate level Excel class covers using multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, outlining and subtotals, and creating named ranges. It also focuses on using, sorting, and filtering lists and tables; advanced charting methods; and documenting and auditing.

Advanced Excel (November 2 & 9, 8 am - 12 pm)

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.

Intro to QuickBooks (November 16, 8 am - 5 pm)

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. 

Advanced QuickBooks (December 7, 8 am - 5 pm)

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. 

Site and Contact Information

Kent State University's Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon Troy Road; Burton, OH 44021
Room 148

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Basic Life Support Certification

Learn CPR now! 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course
    Learn how to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond to them.  High quality CPR improves a victim’s chances of survival.  Learn the basic skills of giving high quality CPR.  Learn and practice the skills of CPR in a team setting.  Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Features/Content
    • Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning skills 
    • Teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings 
    • Added emphasis on team resuscitation 
    • Focus on the critical concepts of high-quality CPR

  • Evaluation
    Written exam and skills test
    Initial Course: 4.5 hours, Renewal course: 4 hours 

    Faculty led Instruction!

Upcoming Classes at the Geauga Campus

September 5, 2018

September 12, 2018 

All classes run from 1-5:00 p.m.

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