Business & Computer Technology

Register today for our ONE-YEAR Business Administration Program

ONE-YEAR is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation, in core business functions, over the course of one academic year. Courses can be taken individually or as a Program at a reduced rate.* Students registered in the Program can select 6 of the 8 courses offered. Contact Jeannine at jeannine@acemv.org for details and to be put on our fall waitlist.

    • Introduction to Business
    • Principles of Management
    • Driving Success with Business Communication
    • Introduction to Marketing: Thinking Outside In
    • Design Thinking for Managers
    • Basic Bookkeeping & Accounting
    • Introduction to Quickbooks
    • How to Finance a Business                                                                                                                                                                                   

ONE-YEAR Business Administration Program Tuition

Please call our offices for information regarding tuition cost for the full program or the cost for courses when taken individually.

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

Instructor: Linda Habekost, Accounts Manager, Beetlebung Tree Care

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

This hands-on, basic-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: 413
Fee: $200

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

SOLD OUT: Please call to be put on our waitlist

Driving Success with Business Communication 
(part of our ONE-YEAR Business Administration 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.

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (9 hours)
March 12, 19, 26 | April 2, 9, 23
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 Administration Program)

Instructor: Tilma Johnson; Vice President, Regional Manager, Rockland Trust, Martha’s Vineyard

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 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.

About the instructor: Tilma Johnson is the Vice President and Regional Manager for Rockland Trust, Martha’s Vineyard. She is the former Vice President for the Edgartown National Bank. Tilma is actively involved with the Martha’s Vineyard community where she is a SCORE mentor and serves as Board Member for the Edgartown Board of Trade. In 2015 Tilma was recognized by the MV Chamber of Commerce as one of the “40 under 40” most influential people on Martha’s Vineyard.

5 Thursdays, April 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23 (9 hours)
Time: 6:30-8:20pm; Office Hours 6:00-6:15pm
MVRHS: 516
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) Feb 12th cancelled due to weather. Class will resume on Feb 19. 
February 5, 12, 19 | March 5, 12
MVRHS: 404
Fee: $150

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


Introduction to 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

3 Day Course, 6pm-8pm (6 hours)
August 13, 14, 15,
2019
MVRHS Room: 406
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: Get Started
3-Day Workshop

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This 3-day Excel I Workshop gives you a solid understanding of Excel. Learn to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality.
About the instructor: Mark Friedman is the Finance Manager for the Martha’s Vineyard High School. He was the Finance Director for the City of Somerville Department of Strategic Planning & Economic Development and the Director of Finance & Administration for Subway Operations for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
3-Day Course, 6-8:30pm (7.5 hrs)
February 19, 20, 26
MVRHS: 406
Fee: $150

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

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Excel II; Advanced Training 

3-Day Workshop

Instructor: Mark Friedman

Further your understanding with our Excel II 3-Day Workshop. Advance your skills with creating, formatting, and printing spreadsheets. Learn to create charts, mailing lists and more!

Students should have some familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets. 

About the instructor: Mark Friedman is the Finance Manager for the Martha’s Vineyard High School. He was the Finance Director for the City of Somerville Department of Strategic Planning & Economic Development and the Director of Finance & Administration for Subway Operations for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

3-Day Course, 6-8:30pm (7.5 hrs)
March 5, 6, 12
MVRHS: 406
Fee: $150

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

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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.

Dates and Times TBD
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $150