BCCC | CONTRIBUTED A FIRST: Brian Miller (right), lead Computer Information Technology and Computer Programming instructor, awards first Microsoft IT Academy certification to Sara Singleton.
BCCC | CONTRIBUTED
A FIRST: Brian Miller (right), lead Computer Information Technology and Computer Programming instructor, awards first Microsoft IT Academy certification to Sara Singleton.

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Published 7:58pm Saturday, May 10, 2014

 

Singleton receives first Microsoft IT Academy certification at BCCC

 

Beaufort County Community College Grant Writer and Special Projects Coordinator Sara Singleton is the first BCCC staff member to be certified in the college’s Microsoft IT Academy.

The academy gives BCCC students, faculty and staff the chance to be certified in several Microsoft disciplines. BCCC offers two types of certification – Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate.

Microsoft Office Specialist is the recognized standard for core Microsoft Office skills. It offers certifications in Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and Access.

Microsoft Technology Associate is a credential for those considering a career in information technology. Certifications such as Networking, Windows Operating System and Web Developer are part of this credential.

Singleton was awarded Excel 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. The certification exams will be available free of charge to all students – in curriculum and continuing education classes – as well as faculty and staff.

 

 

Workshop offered to help budding non-profits

 

Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College will offer a seminar, How to Start a Non-Profit Business, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Participants will learn the basics of a non-profit business, issues to consider before starting a non-profit business, how to obtain non-profit, 501c(3) status for their organizations and the benefits of tax-exempt status. Instructor Sam Gore will guide participants through the required forms and provide vital information about responding to statements and questions needed to satisfy reviewers with the Internal Revenue Service.

Gore is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in Hendersonville, N.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College and pursued graduate studies at Southeastern Theological Seminary and earned a master’s of ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newberg, Ind. He is director of “Towards a Fruitful Ministry” and served the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as a congregational coach.

Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is recommended in order to reserve seating and to allow the college to adequately prepare materials. To pre-register, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu.

 

Small business advertising and marketing seminar offered

 

Drawing attention to your small business is harder than ever before! Large chain stores, a challenging economy and the Internet have all made attracting customers to your small business a difficult and frustrating experience.

But you can take matters into your own hands and discover what you can to do bring customers to you!

Beaufort County Community College’s Business and Industry Services will hold a seminar, Advertising and Marketing for the Small Business 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 2 in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

In this seminar, presented by the East Carolina SCORE Chapter, students will learn low cost advertising and marketing strategies and methods, will learn to create their own marketing plan and other tricks of the trade.

Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is recommended in order to reserve seating and to allow the college to adequately prepare materials. To register, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 or by email at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

SCORE is a national non-profit organization of retired business executives with a public service mission. Through its volunteers, SCORE is able to provide free small business counseling and training through a network of their chapters and branches.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu.

 

Substitute teacher training offered

 

The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer a class to prepare individuals to work as substitute teachers in the local public school system 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 2 to 5, in Room 829 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Instructor Jane Rouse will provide students with information on learning expectations, time management, monitoring student interaction, classroom management and many other topics related to being a substitute teacher.

The registration fee for the course is $70. The textbook, which should be purchased from the BCCC Bookstore before the first day of class, is available for $33.50.

For more information about the class, contact Lou Stout, director of Workplace Initiatives, at 940-6307. Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C. 27889.

For more information about other Continuing Education classes, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/.

 

 

 

 

 

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