Business & Computer Technology

Register today for our ONE-YEAR Business Program

ONE-YEAR is designed to introduce students to a broad knowledge of the functional aspects of a company and prepare students to contribute to business discussions and decision making. Students will participate in [approximately] 60 hours of instruction over the course of one academic year. Subjects include Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Introduction to Marketing, Technology for Business, and Basic Accounting and Finance. Courses can be taken individually or as a program (for a reduced rate).

To be put on our waitlist or for questions contact Jeannine at jeannine@acemv.org.

ONE-YEAR Business Program Fall Course Schedule  

Introduction to Business: Sept 19-Oct 24, See below for additional course information

Principles of Management: Oct 9-Nov 13, See below for additional course information

Introduction to Marketing: Dec 4-Jan 22, See below for additional course information                                                                                                                                                                                           

ONE-YEAR Business Program Spring Course Schedule:                                                                                                                       

Technology for Business, Begins week of Jan 14, Ends week of Feb 18

Accounting: Bookkeeping & Quickbooks: Begins week of March 6, Ends week of May 1

Finance: Begins week of April 22, Ends week of May 20

ONE-YEAR Business Program Tuition

  • Students who enroll in all of the courses individually:   $950
  • Students who enroll in the Program:                                      $800 
  • Students can also enroll in the Program and “pay as you go” the full price of the course. Once a student has completed the full Program they will be reimbursed $150 by ACE MV. Please contact our offices at 508-693-9222 if this is the option you would like to select.  
Introduction to Business: “Strategy, Implementation, & Execution”

Instructor: Norman Werthwein & SCORE* Speakers

What are your business goals? What does your online presence say about you? You will be introduced to business terminology, learn how to write a business plan, present your ideas, and build an internal and external team. In addition, you will learn the steps in organizing a business, the legal structure of a business, and what licensing and permits you will need. This course is part of our new 6-course Business Administration Program.

About our instructors: This course is being taught by members of S.C.O.R.E. [Service Corps of Retired Executives]. Norm Werthwein will oversee the course. Norm was the Chief Financial Officer [CFO] for Tiffany & CO., Chief Accounting Officer for Avon Products, Inc., and CFO for other privately held and public companies. He is Treasurer for ACE MV and serves on the Boards of both local and national nonprofits. He served two years in the U.S. Army and began his career with a public accounting firm. Norm is a CPA and holds a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College. 

*SCORE [Service Corps of Retired Executives] is a non-profit that provides free business mentoring services and established small business owners in the United States.

6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (9 hours)
Sept 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
MVRHS Room 101
Fee: $150

 By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Principles of Management

Instructor: Aline Wolff, Ph.D., NYU Stern School of Business (Ret.)

Whether you are the owner of a small, local business or work for a large international organization, you should know the basic principles of management that this class introduces. In this class, you’ll learn about how to manage both up and down and become successful in any type of business. You’ll be introduced to communicating as a businessperson in writing and speaking. Most important, you will leave the class with guidelines about how to manage your business life more effectively: your team, your investors, your customers and your vendors. This course is part of our new 6-course Business Administration Program.

About the instructor: Prof. Wolff focuses both on the academic and the practical side of management, and has coached numerous start-ups and entrepreneurs. She taught for more than 20 years at the NYU Stern School of Business, and has worked and consulted for organizations as varied as Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Malcolm Prime Engineering.

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (9 hours)
Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6, 13
MVRHS Room TBD
Fee: $150

 By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

Introduction to Marketing

Instructor: Garrett Burt, Account Executive, Vineyard Gazette  

What is thinking “outside-in”? How can you define and target your market segment? This course is designed for professionals who want a firmer grasp on marketing strategy, process, and best practices. Learn to develop, justify, and execute solid marketing strategies that can help drive your company’s success. Learn the outside-in of marketing by understanding the customer first and building a marketing plan; improve your familiarity with marketing strategy terminology, and execution; learn to define your target market segments; and learn how to position your offering or brand. This course will help sharpen your skills to ask the right questions at the right time, sift through the hype, and integrate marketing strategies that make sense for your organization. Instructor Burt will introduce case studies, speakers, and small group activities that will enhance your approach to marketing from a strategic perspective. This course is part of our new 6-course Business Administration Program.

About the instructor: Garrett Burt is an Account Executive with the Vineyard Gazette, specializing in print and web advertising. Formerly a manager for a year-round retail store in Vineyard Haven, he is very familiar with the needs and challenges of small business on Island. When not in the office, Garrett is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He lives year-round on the Vineyard with his wife, along with their dog, cat and pet lizard.

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (9 hours)
Dec 4, 11, 18 | Jan 8, 15, 22
MVRHS: Room TBD
Fee: $150

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

Technology for Business

Instructor: Erika Berg, Computer Specialist

Are you a small business owner or helping to manage one? Technology for business will introduce you to a variety of ways to help you run the daily operations of your company through G-Suite*. The class will introduce time-tracking software, email management, teleconferencing, the paperless office, staying connected with mobile apps, in addition to docs, sheets, slides, and forms. This course is part of our new 6-course Business Administration Program.

*G-Suite is a brand of cloud computing productivity and collaboration tools, software, and products developed by Google.

About the instructor: Erika has more than 20 years of PC experience. Prior to teaching at ACE MV Erika taught for Geek Girls, Inc. She lives on the Island and is currently  working as an EMT and Emergency Dispatcher.

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (9 hours)
Jan 15, 22, 29 | Feb 5, 12, 19
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

Accounting: Intro to Bookkeeping & Quickbooks – Sold Out – Call 508-693-9222 to be put on our waitlist. 

Instructor: Linda Habekost, Accounts Manager, Beetlebung Tree Care

This hands-on, entry-level course uses a sample company file created by Intuit. Students will learn tangible skills: (1) Basic Accounting Terminology and Principles, (2) setting up Vendor and Customer accounts, (3) creating Invoices and receiving Payments, (4) entering and paying Vendor invoices, (5) managing Bank and Credit Card accounts, including reconciliations, (6) entering Employees, tracking Employee time and processing Payroll.  Upon completion students will have a basic understanding of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Banking and how these function in QuickBooks.

This class uses the PC version of Quickbooks.

Note: Students will be assigned a PC the first day of class and are asked not to bring personal or work computers to class. In addition, to gain the most from this course, students are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions. 

About the instructor: Linda Habekost is an experienced bookkeeper and has worked for private, municipal, and non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She has also mentored numerous individuals seeking assistance in QuickBooks and in general bookkeeping practices.

CHOOSE FROM TWO DATES:

8 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm 
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30|November 6, 13, 20
MVRHS: 415
Fee: $200

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (12 hours) (part of our ONE-YEAR Business Program)
March 6, 13, 20, 27 | April 3, 10, 24 | May 1
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $200

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Introduction to Finance

Instructor: TBA

Enhance your knowledge of the tools and analysis methods used in business, finance, and the economy through accounting, finance, and economics. Learn the accounting principles required to make for informed managerial decisions, such as cost terminology, cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost estimating, variance analysis, and responsible accounting. You will develop an understanding of the agents, instruments, and institutions that make-up the financial system such as bonds, the stock market, and derivatives, and the money market. In addition, you will develop an understanding of certain economic principles and methods such as microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and how they apply to the business and the economy. Students will become acquainted with risk management, non-profit financial management, and the hidden tax traps in starting a business.

6 Classes beginning date TBD
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Computers 
Diagnosing & Maintaing Your PC; Two-Day Workshop

Instructor: Erika Berg, Computer Specialist

Make computer maintenance part of our routine! You will learn preventative maintenance, which can save you a lot of unnecessary troubleshooting and help prevent serious computer problems from occurring. This two-day workshop introduces you to the tools you’ll need to maintain and protect your PC, including:

(1) Disk Defragmenting; (2) Browser Cleanup and Internet Speed; (3) Firewall Management; (4) Virus and Spyware Scams; (5) Anti-virus and Malware Downloads; and (6) How to Back Up Your Data.

About the instructor: Erika has more than 20 years of PC experience. Prior to teaching at ACE MV Erika taught for Geek Girls, Inc. She lives on the Island and is currently  working as an EMT and Emergency Dispatcher.

2-Day Workshop: Tuesday & Wednesday; 6:30-8:00pm (3 hours)
December 4 & 5
MVRHS: Room TBD
Fee: $85

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Introduction to SketchUp: 3D Modeling for Architects, Landscapers, & Interior Designers – Sold Out – Call 508-693-9222 to be put on our waitlist. 

Instructor: Elsbeth Todd, M.Ed., Marketing & Outreach Specialist; Architecture and Design Teacher MVRHS

SketchUp is a professional software program used to visualize design concepts in 3D and is utilized in design professions for a variety of purposes.  The SketchUp software allows you to build your design concepts digitally to scale and then manipulate them for use in a variety of ways; presentations, technical drawings, video fly-throughs and 3D printing. Learning the basic skills will give the student a solid foundation on which to build or take their ideas to the next level in realistic scale.

Learn the basics of SketchUp and bring your design ideas!

About the instructor: Elsbeth Todd, M.Ed., is a Marketing & Outreach Specialist; and an Architecture and Design teacher at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

5 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (7.5 hours)
October 2, 9, 23, 30 | Nov 6
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Instructor: Dan Cooney, Illustrator, Artist, Author, Teacher, & Winner of Pulsar Entertainment’s Comic Creator Contest

This course is designed for students who have little to no experience with Photoshop on a PC or MAC. Learn how to use Photoshop to edit photos and design graphic formatted for web and print. In this class, you’ll learn all of the editing tools available in Photoshop and have a thorough understanding of how to use for fun or as a building block toward a career opportunity. 

About the instructor: Dan Cooney received his BFA in Illustration/Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts. He is the creator of the comic book series The Atomic Yeti. He is the author of Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel and The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels (Barron’s). Dan is a California native and now lives on Martha’s Vineyard with his family. Visit Dan Cooney Art to learn more.

5 Tuesdays (7.5 hours)

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6:30-8:00pm;
MVRHS: Photography Room, 402
Fee: $150

 By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.



Excel I for Beginners, 10 things you absolutely need to know to get started

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This hands-on course gives you a solid understanding of Excel. Learn to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and manipulate lists and budgets. Students should have some familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.
Spring 2019|Call 508-693-9222 to be put on our waitlist.
Dates & Times: TBD
MVRHS Room: TBD
Fee: TBD

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.


Excel II, Advanced training 

Instructor: Mark Friedman

Advance your understanding with Excel II. Explore how to create charts and learn to create mailing lists and labels. Review how to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and manipulate lists and budgets.

Students should have some working knowledge of Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.

Spring 2019|Call 508-693-9222 to be put on our waitlist. 
Dates & Times: TBD
MVRHS Room: TBD
Fee: TBD
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.