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Writing for the Workplace
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Writing for the Workplace

$131

with Briana Bizier

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Gain the skills and confidence to write effectively in today's workplace. Using a series of writing exercises, you will learn how to compose clear business letters, memos, and emails and format them correctly. Brush up on punctuation, sentence structure, and basic grammar rules to give your documents a final polish. 

Course fee includes cost of book, $15.

Please note: the first and last day of this class will be held in person at Portland Adult Education.

Prerequisite: Basic Computer course or familiarity with computers

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for the scholarship application.

The deadline to register is April 12.

Bridge to Healthcare Careers
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Bridge to Healthcare Careers

$1,250

with Multiple

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

A 10 week program for students with interest in healthcare careers who need additional assistance building reading comprehension, test taking skills, digital literacy, work readiness, and career exploration. 

Click here for more information.   Click here for the program schedule.

Prerequisites: CASAS score 220-230, approved application

This program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. 

English for Job Preparation
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English for Job Preparation

Free

with Jean Pierre Akayezu, Mora Katz, and Bright Musuamba

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 9 weeks

This intensive course is designed for intermediate English language learners who are searching for their first job in the US. Students will learn the job search and application process in the United States and will expand their English skills. Students will refine their customer service skills and learn financial literacy skills from ProsperityME teachers. This course does not require US work authorization to participate.

Click here to read the class schedule. 

This program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. Due to grant funding, this program is free for accepted students. 

Prerequisites: ESOL level 3 or higher

This program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. 

Accounting, Intro to
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Accounting, Intro to

$116

with Deb Seigars

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

As an introductory course, Intro to Accounting teaches the planning, analyzing and interpreting of transactions that occur in a small for-profit single-owner business. These transactions are processed and recorded through an entire accounting cycle with the ultimate objective of preparing financial statements that summarize the results of operations for that business. Basic accounting principles are taught with emphasis on accuracy and business ethics.

Please note: the first and last day of this class will be held in person at Portland Adult Education.

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for the application.

This class is full and no longer accepting students.

Google Suite for the Office
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Google Suite for the Office

$116

with Kyle Hall

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Google Suite for the Office introduces students to Google Apps including but not limited to:

  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Meet

It explores the uses of these Apps and their basic functions which will allow the users to increase their productivity and collaboration. Students in this class will learn how to utilize these cloud computing tools to increase productivity, communication and collaboration at school and in the workplace.

Please note: the first and last day of this class will be in person at Portland Adult Education.

The deadline to register for this class is April 12. 

Microsoft Office Suite 2
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Microsoft Office Suite 2

$116

with Barbara Mascarenas

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is intended for the person who has prior experience using Microsoft Office products. We will cover work related skills; building tables, mail merge and graphics using Word. We will create a slide show using PowerPoint that will include graphics, transition and animations. Additionally, we will explore MS Outlook and Outlook calendar. This will be taught using Microsoft Teams as the remote platform.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Suite 1 or instructor approval

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for the application.

Accounting 3
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Accounting 3

$136

with Deb Seigars

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

Building off of Accounting 2, this course introduces other accounting processes and concepts for completing the accounting cycle. Worksheets are introduced that assist in the recording of year-end adjustments, closing the company’s books for a reporting period, calculating federal income taxes and the final preparation of financial statements. Other topics include distributing dividends for a merchandising business, interpreting a company’s results of operations through various financial analysis methodologies, internal and external auditing procedures and career options in the accounting field.

Prerequisite: Accounting 2 or instructor approval

Need assistance paying for this class? Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org for a scholarship application.

The deadline to register is April 12.

Keyboarding
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Keyboarding

$116

with Trace Salter

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students in this class will develop techniques and skills that are conducive to building keyboarding speed with a high level of accuracy, including the number keypad. Students will also learn correct techniques of hand placement and proper posture so they will be able to type more comfortably and without looking at their hands. Students will be expected to commit to coming to class twice a week and then invest at least 3 hours/week of typing on their own. If a student can do that, they can expect to learn the keyboard and should be able to type at a speed of 25 WPM by the end of the course. Students who are already familiar with proper keyboarding technique will have the opportunity to practice and progress to 45 WPM. This course may be taken more than once.

Prerequisite: ESOL Level 4 or higher

 

Need assistance paying for this class? Email paeworkforce@portlandadulted.org to request a scholarship application.

The deadline to register is April 12.





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