Business & Computer Technology

Register today for our ONE-YEAR Business Administration 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).

Registration is now open! For questions contact Jeannine at jeannine@acemv.org.

ONE-YEAR Business Program Spring 2019 Course Schedule: 

Technology for Business, Jan-Feb; See below for additional course information and to register. 

Accounting: Quickbooks: March-May; See below for additional course information and to register.

Finance: April-May; See below for additional course information and to register.

ONE-YEAR Business Program Fall 2019 Course Schedule  

Introduction to Business: Sept-Oct; Contact our offices for additional course information and to register. 

Principles of Management: Oct-Nov; Contact our offices for additional course information and to register. 

Introduction to Marketing: Dec-Jan; Contact our offices for additional course information and to register.                                                                                                                                                                                    

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 Marketing (part of our ONE-YEAR Business Program)

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) – December 18th class cancelled due to instructor illness. Classes will resume on January 8th. A make-up class will be discussed on the Jan 8th. 
Dec 4, 11, 18 | Jan 8, 15, 22
MVRHS: Room 101
Fee: $150

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

Diagnosing & Maintaining 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 11 & 12
MVRHS: Room 406
Fee: $85

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.

Coming Soon

Dates and Times TBD
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

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

Accounting: Quickbooks – PC Version  (part of our ONE-YEAR Business Program)

Instructor: Linda Habekost, Accounts Manager, Beetlebung Tree Care

Prerequisites: This basic through intermediate level course is designed for those with some familiarity with Quickbooks or Excel. 

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. 

Note:  

  • Please bring the following tools to each class: 8.5″ x 11″ notebook or pad, pen, straight edge
  • 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.

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (12 hours) 
March 20, 27 | April 3, 10, 24 | May 1, 8, 15
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $200

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


Driving Success with Business Communication 
(part of our ONE-YEAR Business Program)

Instructor: Aline Wolff, PhD, NYU Stern School of Management (Ret.)

Business Communication is a practical course that addresses the nuances between internal and external communication.The course will cover the most commonly needed types of business communication, both written forms and presentations. Each class will incorporate learning points about the specific type of communication being introduced as well as individual practice and coaching. The final class will be an opportunity to deliver the relevant communication components in an atmosphere focused on success. 

  1. Business Communication: the winning formula
    1. Audience ->Intent + Task ->Message
  2. Supporting your message to convince your audience: details, statistics, authoritative quotations, and personal experience
  3. Written communication: emails, texts, memos, letters, and business reports
  4. Introduction to presentations and using visual information
  5. Presentation delivery and evaluating professional presentations
  6. Putting it all together through individual, short presentations with supporting documents.

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 Pirnie Engineering.

Tentative Schedule: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (7.5 hours)
March 12, 19, 26 | April 2, 9
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

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


Introduction to Finance (part of our ONE-YEAR Business Program)

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.


Introduction to SketchUp: 3D Modeling for Architects, Landscapers, & Interior Designers 

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)
February 5, 12, 19 | March 5, 12
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150

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


WordPress; 3-Day Workshop

Instructor: Curtis Fisher, Systems Consultant 

This is a WordPress course for beginners designed to develop content on WordPress sites. You will learn:
  • The essentials of a  WordPress site installation
  • How to add text, images, and multimedia
  • How to make adjustments to the default appearance, and format both content and pages.
  • Learn how to add posts, links, along with the fundamentals of administering WordPress sites.
    • This includes managing users and essential WordPress settings. 
June 4, 5, & 6 (6 hours)
MVRHS Room: TBD
Fee: $130
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

 

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Excel I for Beginners; 10 things you need to know to get started
3-Day Course

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This 3-day, 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.
3-Day Course, 6-8:30pm (7.5 hrs)
February 19, 20, 26
MVRHS Room: Computer Room
Fee: $150

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


Excel II; Advanced Training 

3-Day Course

Instructor: Mark Friedman

Advance your understanding with our Excel II 3-Day Course. 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 familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.

3-Day Course, 6-8:30pm (7.5 hrs)
March 5, 6, 12
MVRHS Room: Computer Room
Fee: $150

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