Non-Credit Classes

The following workshops are offered through the Lake Campus Business Enterprise Center. Registration for the following non-credit courses is currently underway at the Lake Campus. There are no prerequisite requirements. Seating is limited and participants must pre-register in order to attend. For registration information, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email carol.jones@wright.edu.

 


Upcoming Classes

The following workshops are offered through the Lake Campus Business Enterprise Center. Registration for the following non-credit courses is currently underway at the Lake Campus. There are no prerequisite requirements. Seating is limited and participants must pre-register in order to attend. For registration information, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email carol.jones@wright.edu.

PDF of the current schedule.

 


“STARTING RIGHT” (Pre-Business Seminar Held EACH MONTH)

Each month the BEC hosts the Starting Right class for individuals planning to start a small business. This two-hour class gives you information to help you decide if business ownership is right for you and can assist you in starting your business the “Wright Way.” After attending the Starting Right class, you are entitled to free, individual business counseling. We can help with many issues pertaining to financials for your business—cash flow, pricing, supply costs, record-keeping, etc. We can help you with a Business Plan as well as marketing and advertising, HR issues, etc. We recommend anyone who wants to start a new business attend one of these classes.

Seminar DatesThursday, May 17, June 21, July 19, & August 16, 2018; Time: 6-8 p.m. Room: 119 Trenary Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost:  $35 p/business. For more information about our classes & services OR to register for any classes, please call Carol at (419) 586-0902 or email Carol.jones@wright.edu!

 

APRIL

  • Computer Basics (NEW daytime class!)

Do you want to keep in touch with your friends and family? Would you like to send pictures to them? Do you feel technology has left you behind? If so, the Business Enterprise Center has the "Wright" class for you. You will start by learning computer lingo and how to use a PC. Learn how to use technology to enhance your life, keep in touch with friends & family, as well as learn simple word processing and spreadsheet applications. This is an introductory class and offers SENIOR PRICING!

      Dates: April 24 & 26, 2018; Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld

      Room: 194 Dwyer Hall; WSU-Lake Campus; Cost: $50 p/person

 

JUNE

Financial Analysis For Owners & Managers

Smart business decisions are based upon your business financial statements. Jon explains how to create and interpret these key documents for small and mid-sized businesses. Analyze your finances to assess the viability, stability and profitability of your business. Make key business decisions upon the bedrock of ratio analysis. Business tools such as liquidity, asset management, debt management, and profitability can help you make sound decisions. Part of the Management Training Series!

      Dates: June 19 & 26, 2018; Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Instructor: Jon Heffner;

      Room: 177 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $80 p/person

 

Excel For Business

Microsoft Excel is widely recognized as the best spreadsheet software application for businesses. In this series of classes, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, input necessary data, create charges and reports, and learn how to use Excel formulas in basic to complex computations. Join Carla as she delves into the world of references, charts, and functions! Certificates of completion will be printed for all participants completing the total 15-hour workshop (all sessions).

Dates              Time5:30 to 8 p.m.              Room:  185 Andrews Hall WSU-Lake Campus

Basic:             June 12 & 14, 2018                Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld

Intermediate: June 19 & 21, 2018                Cost: $60 p/person for each level

Advanced:     June 26 & 28, 2018                ~or~ $160 p/person for all three levels!

 

JULY

INTRODUCING THE LEADER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM!

Leader Certificate Program Flyer (PDF)

Starting September 2018, we will conduct a 9-month rotation of leadership/supervisory workshops. Each month, a 3-hour leadership training session will be held. Become a stronger leader and supervise more engaged employees! Workshops will be presented each month through May 2019 featuring the various skills needed to be an effective leader. Finish all 9 workshops to earn your certificate. Certificate will be presented at the award ceremony right after the last class! Your supervisor and/or management team is encouraged to attend the award ceremony!

To learn more about this new training program, attend the FREE one-hour workshop!

Date: July 24, 2018; Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; The Program will be fully explained including a Q & A session. Room: 186 Andrews Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: FREE

 

**NOTE: An additional class called Transitioning from Peer to Supervisor will be held in August. If you are a new supervisor, you may wish to take that class before starting the Leader Certificate Program in September!

Any question about the Leader Certificate Program or any of our classes, call Carol at 419.586.0902.

 

AUGUST

Microsoft Outlook

Want a better way to organize your busy home or office? Join Carla as you learn the capabilities of Microsoft Outlook to keep your schedule in order. The course will teach you how to utilize e-mail, online calendaring, task & contact manager, along with the journal & note taking options. Share your task lists and calendar with colleagues. Schedule meetings with minimum hassle. Exchange folders with co-workers. Make this powerful software work for you! This class is for new and current users wanting to expand their use of Outlook.

      Dates: August 7, 2018; Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld

      Room: 185 Andrews Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $50 p/person

 

Peer To Supervisor

Moving into a position of authority means meeting new challenges, taking on new responsibilities, and mastering new skills. Carla can help with a smooth transition! You will learn how to communicate effectively, discover when to be flexible or stand firm, earn trust and gain respect from past peers, develop your own management style, learn how to motivate, discern when to hire or fire, and understand how to handle difficult situations. You won’t want to miss this informative class!

      Date: August 14, 2018; Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld

      Room: 177 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $50 p/person

 

QuickBooks

Before you start making money in business, you need to figure out the best methods to record, track, and manage your hard-earned dollars. QuickBooks, the #1 recommended accounting software for small businesses, makes it easy to organize all of your financial data in one central location so that you can manage your money, pay your bills, and track customer’s payments efficiently. Always know the exact financial or product inventory of your business with QuickBooks. Join Carla & Ron for 12-hours of software/Accounting training on this highly-rated software that will help improve the bottom line! Completing participants will receive a certificate.

Dates: August 20, 21, 22, & 23, 2018;  Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:  Cost: $140 p/person;

Room: 194 Dwyer Hall, WSU-Lake Campus; Instructors: Carla Hirschfeld & Ron Kremer

 

Advanced Business Planning

Jon will show you how to use continuous business improvement methods to ensure your company’s future progress and development. Learn how to assess feasibility, finances, and operations as part of the decision making process. Take an in-depth look at operating guidelines for products/services, policies/procedures, and personnel. Discussion will be focused on market analysis, research, financial forecast, and budgeting. With proper business planning, you will be able to keep your business sustainable and healthy! Part of the Management Training Series!

      Dates: August 21 & 28, 2018; Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Instructor: Jon Heffner;

      Room: 177 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $80 per person


*WSU-LC can cancel any class with little notice due to low enrollment.
**If campus closes due to inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled depending on availability. 

For more information about our classes & services OR to register for any classes, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or carol.jones@wright.edu

 

NOTE: SENIOR CITIZEN PRICING SPECIAL—Age 60 or over—Pay only $40 per person