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Business Education

 

 

Small Business Academy 

 

Palo Alto College Corporate and Community Education proudly offers The Small Business Institute for individuals interested in the facts and processes of starting a small business. This institute is designed to present individuals with information on how to begin a small business or add growth to an existing business. In particular, the focus will be on the importance of managing, financing, preparing, legalizing and operating a small business successfully. Prices are all inclusive!
 

The following courses are also available bilingual:
  • How to Prepare for/Start a Small Business (BUSG 1025)  
  • Legal Considerations in a Small Business Start-up (BUSG 1026)  
  • How to Fund a Small Business (BUSG 1027)  
  • Tax Information that Small Business Owners Want to Know (BUSG 1021)  
  • Small Business Accounting (ACNT 1002)  
  • How to Manage/Operate a Small Business (BUSG 1008)  
  • Small Business Sales and Marketing (MRKG 1032)  

 

Course / CRN Dates Day Time Payment Deadline
BUSG 1025 8/4 - 8/15 MWF 9 am - 12 pm 7/28/2014
BUSG 1025 9/8 - 9/19 MWF 6 - 9:30 pm 9/1/2014
BUSG 1025 8/12 - 8/23 TR 6 - 9 pm 8/5/2014
BUSG 1027  8/18 - 8/29  MWF  9 am - 12 pm  8/11/2014 
BUSG 1027  9/22 - 10/3  MWF  6 - 9:30 pm  9/15/2014 
BUSG 1027  9/2 - 9/18  TR  6 - 9 pm  8/26/2014 
BUSG 1026 9/8 - 9/19 MWF 9 am - 12 pm 9/1/2014
BUSG 1026 10/6 - 10/17 MWF 6 - 9:30 pm 9/29/2014
BUSG 1026 9/23 - 10/9 TR 6 - 9 pm 9/16/2014
BUSG 1021  9/22 -10/3  MWF  9 am - 12 pm  9/15/2014 
BUSG 1021  10/20 - 10/31  MWF  6 - 9:30 pm  10/13/2014 
BUSG 1021  10/14 - 10/30  TR  6 - 9 pm  10/7/2014 
ACNT 1002 10/6 - 10/17 MWF 9 am - 12 pm 9/29/2014
ACNT 1002 11/3 - 11/14 MWF 6 - 9:30 pm 10/27/2014
ACNT 1002 11/4 - 11/20 TR 6 - 9 pm 10/28/2014
BUSG 1008  10/20 - 10/31  MWF  9 am - 12 pm  10/13/2014 
BUSG 1008  11/17 - 12/5  MWF  6 - 9:30 pm  11/10/2014 
BUSG 1008  12/2 -12/18  TR  6 - 9 pm  11/25/2014 
MRKG 1032 11/3 - 11/14 MWF 9 am - 12 pm 10/27/2014
MRKG 1032 12/8 - 12/19 MWF 6 - 9:30 pm 12/1/2014
MRKG 1032 12/2 - 12/18 TR 6 - 9 pm 11/25/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 Medical Front Office Certificate (345 Hours)

Palo Alto College Corporate and Community Education would like to invite you to participate in the Medical Front Office program. This training will prepare you to have the most recent trade skills and abilities to become employable as a front office representative in the medical field. This certificate offers 345 hours of intense training. This program is Workforce Investment Act (WIA) approved. You will train in the following areas:

  • Medical Terminology - HITT 1005
  • Medical Coding - POFM 1000
  • Keyboarding - POFT 1029
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 - ITSW 1045
  • Customer Service - BUSG 1005
  • Job Readiness - POFT 1006

Classes will meet at Palo Alto College. For further information, please call today to speak to a representative. This program qualifies for Financial Aid. Textbooks required.

 

Course / CRN Dates Day Time Payment Deadline
POFT 1029  TBA MTW 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  
ITSW 1045  TBA MTW 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  
BUSG 1005  TBA MTW 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  
HITT 1005  TBA MTW 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  
POFM 1000  TBA MTW 8:30 am - 12:30 pm   
 General Office (30 Hours) 

 

This training is customized to assist businesses and their employees to learn the concepts that will help increase a company’s overall workflow. Individuals will learn the concepts and gain critical thinking skills to work in an office environment. Hands on training will also be available in certain areas of the workplace such as incorporating company policies and procedures when using a computer, printer, and telephone in the office. This training will equip businesses with the developmental internal skills that every department needs to run a successful company. Price is $630 per student. Student manual will be provided.

 

Course / CRN Dates Day Time Payment Deadline
POFT 1013  6/9 - 7/22 MTW 9 am - 12 pm 6/2/2014
POFT 1013 9/18 - 10/21 MTW 9 am - 12 pm 9/11/2014
POFT 1013 11/13 - 12/10 MTW 9 am - 12 pm 11/6/2014
         

 

 

 

 


   
 

Customer Service Certificate (30 Hours) 

 
As businesses continue to experience growth and intriguing competition with other similar businesses, it is very important to offer the best customer service available to clients, associates, vendors, and customers. This training is customized to assist businesses and their employees to learn the concepts that will help increase a company’s image and reputation. Effective customer service results in growth of sales. Individuals will learn the five C’s in customer service, the model to increase repeat customers, techniques to incorporate company policies and procedures with customer service, how to offer better internal customer service within departments and much more. Price is $630 per student. Student manual will be provided.

   
Course / CRN Dates Day Time Payment Deadline
MRKG 1000  6/9 - 7/22 MTW 12 - 3 pm 6/2/2014
MRKG 1000 9/18 - 10/21 MTW 12 - 3 pm 9/11/2014
MRKG 1000 11/3 - 12/10 MTW 12 - 3 pm
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Art of Interviewing Workshop (8 Hours) 
 
Upon successful completion of this workshop, students will gain the experience and practice to be prepared for the interview process that is necessary to enter any career field. Skills, techniques, and certain guidelines will be addressed in this training
 
Course / CRN Dates Day Time Payment Deadline
POFT 1006  TBA      

 

 
Corporate & Community Development with Critical Thinking (76 Hours) 

The Corporate & Community Education Division at Palo Alto College is committed to the concept of lifelong learning and the workforce development of our community. Corporate & Community Development provides training opportunities for Business and Industry employees focusing on critical thinking in the workplace. Each instructor is an ACCD Board Approved professional and a well qualified specialist.

Other flexible corporate training courses are available and can be designed for any business needs. Training can be delivered to your company facilities and/or conducted on campus and scheduled to fit your operation.
 

 

Other Available Business Courses

 

Training Title Courses Hours
Time Management 4 Hour Training Session
Conflict Resolution 4 Hour Training Session
Business Writing 4 Hour Training Session
Business Writing 8 Hour Training Session
Performance Evaluation 4 Hour Training Session
Goal Setting 4 Hour Training Session
Occupational Spanish 32 Hour Training Session
Business Math 48 Hour Training Session
Customer Service 40 Hour Training Session
Team Leader Preparation 60 Hour Training Session
Intermediate Excel 4 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Excel - Introduction 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Excel - Intermediate 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Excel - Advanced 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Access - Introduction 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Access - Intermediate 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track Access - Advanced 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track PowerPoint - Introduction 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track PowerPoint - Intermediate 8 Hour Training Session
Fast Track PowerPoint - Advanced 8 Hour Training Session

  

  

Contact Information

Office Education, Business,
and Finance Program Manager
Mary Ester Perez
mperez@alamo.edu 

Phone:
210-486-3407

Fax:
210-486-9169