Our Classes

Our classes and workshops provide what you need, when you need it!

Want to start or expand your business? Or do you need to begin succession planning? We teach in short segments so that our clients can take what they’ve learned and apply it.

We offer courses on:

  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Business Planning
  • Health Insurance for Small Businesses
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
  • QuickBooks

For aspiring entrepreneurs, we offer “Ready, Set, Start Your Business.”

For business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level, we offer a 10-month “Small Business Management” program.

Connect with us or call 503-338-2402 today to sign up!

Find A Class For Your Business

IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.

LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.

EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.

RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.

EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.

BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.

ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.

OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.

What can we help you with?
  • All
  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Operations & Finance
  • Clatsop SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and CEDR computer classes
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training. Jane teaches all of our computer classes for the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and CEDR.
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

June 4, 2019 - June 4, 2019
CRN: CSC975207_D1
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: 1) manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns), 2) use data validation to standardize entries in cells, 3) use Excel tables and their special features, 4) record macros and run them, 5) create and edit charts.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: 1) manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns), 2) use data validation to standardize entries in cells, 3) use Excel tables and their special features, 4) record macros and run them, 5) create and edit charts.

1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, Oregon 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

June 4, 2019 - June 4, 2019
CRN: CSC975207_E1
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop CC
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: 1) manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns), 2) use data validation to standardize entries in cells, 3) use Excel tables and their special features, 4) record macros and run them, 5) create and edit charts.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: 1) manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns), 2) use data validation to standardize entries in cells, 3) use Excel tables and their special features, 4) record macros and run them, 5) create and edit charts.

1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

June 5, 2019 - June 5, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more!

You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan.

What happens after this class?

If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more! You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting . . . and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan. What happens after this class? If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

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