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Employers:
Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to register for our classes pending your approval. With the company account we can then invoice you when your employees register for a Cabrillo Extension class. A company account will allow you to review your company information, approve any registration requests made by your employees, review your student-employees and print their transactions.

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Become a Notary Public

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Establish yourself as a Notary Public, earn additional income and provide a service to your community. It’s not just a clerk’s job anymore. Successful notaries provide a valuable service to their company, friends and private clients. Ambitious Notaries gain the skills it takes to become a Loan Signing Agent making $200 to $400 per signing.

Our 6-hour state approved seminar gives you the knowledge to pass the exam and practice as an effective Notary. You’ll receive 2 practice tests and you’ll take the official Notary exam directly following the seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm.

For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

Sat., November 10
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: 454

Register before Sept. 10: $95
Register after Sept. 10: $110
plus $35 material fee for textbook, and a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, both paid in class

 

register online


Carrie Christensen - See bio below



Renew Your Notary Commission

Need to renew your notary commission? A three hour refresher course is required. You must also be livescanned and pass the official Notary exam again. We’ll feature the new state laws passed this year and give you a brush- up on general law to make sure you haven’t fallen into any bad habits.

Your commission must be current to be eligible for a renewing seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm.

For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

 

Sat., November 10
12:45 - 6:00 pm
Room: 454

Register before Sept. 10: $50
Register after Sept. 10: $58
plus $35 material fee for textbook, and a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, both paid in class

 

register online

 

Carrie Christensen - See bio below



How to Become a Loan Signing Agent


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Already a Notary? NOW WHAT? Learn how you can easily turn being a Notary into a “flexible” part time or full-time career! A Loan Document Signing Agent is a Notary with expertise in signing and notarizing of loan documents within the real estate community. Because you are a Notary, you are halfway there! You can earn $50 to $300 per signing. Great News! It takes about an hour or less to complete a signing.

In our workshop, you’ll learn simple steps to ensure success with each client. We’ll cover document preparation and effective communication before, during, and after the signing. We’ll also teach you how to usher clients through the process with the awareness of which issues you are allowed to address, or which ones you must refer to the lender.

Unlike most online loan signing classes that only teach you to recognize documents, our seminar also gives you hands-on, practical experience that is invaluable to new agents. You not only learn how to recognize each document in a loan package, but how to handle tricky situations, how to interact with clients and signers, and how to find business!

It is recommended that you bring a highlighter pen and a sack lunch.

Sat., November 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 454

Register before Sept. 10: $95
Register after Sept. 10: $110
plus $60 fee for materials and certification, payable in class.

 

register online

Carrie Christensen is the Director of Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading notary public course provider for more than 15 years. She teaches the course at colleges, universities and vocational schools throughout California.



Starting Your Own Nonprofit

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If you are thinking of starting a nonprofit business this class will demystify and explain the nonprofit start-up process for you. After learning the advantages and restrictions of running a nonprofit you will be able to decide if a nonprofit start-up is the best choice for you. You'll learn about the privileges and restrictions nonprofits face, how to deal with government agencies, alternatives to a nonprofit and an understanding of the application and approval process.

Instructions on the new streamlined IRS exemption process will be included.

Sat., September 15 - CLASS CANCELLED
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 432

Register before Sept. 10: $65
Register after Sept. 10: $74
Plus a $15 material fee payable at registration for workbook

register online

 

Josh Wagner - see bio below



Non-Profit Compliance Made Easy

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Keeping your nonprofit in compliance with the agencies it must report to can be challenging, and failure to do so may have disastrous consequences. This 2 hour workshop will offer hands-on tools to help you remain in ongoing compliance, and how to return to compliance if it's been lost. We’ll review the agencies most California nonprofits must report to and what these agencies require. Students will leave with an understanding of the roles of the IRS, the Secretary of State, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Attorney General's office in relationship to their nonprofit organizations, and how to communicate with these agencies and satisfy their requirements.

The class will take place in a computer lab and students will have time to use the links provided to key government websites in order to easily access them during the workshop. The instructor will be available for individual guidance as students access agency web sites.

A workbook with class resources, including web site links and contact information for agencies, is included in your materials fee.

Fri., October 19
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Room: 432
Register before Sept. 10: $65
Register after Sept. 10: $74
Plus a $10 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Josh Wagner runs the Santa Cruz consulting firm PlanRight, which provides a user-friendly approach to nonprofit start-up. PlanRight serves hundreds of client organizations around the country.



Record Keeping for Small Business

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Every small business owner needs to understand the numbers! This class will teach the basics of good recordkeeping. We will cover: the bookkeeping cycle, accrual vs. cash vs. tax accounting, the chart of accounts, journals and general ledger, and double entry and single entry bookkeeping.

This class will provide an introduction to helping you maintain your accounting records either manually or using computerized systems.

FAQ's for Recordkeeping for Small Business

 

Tue., November 19
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - Tony Hill ABC Room - 307 Church St., Santa Cruz
Fee: $35

register online

 

Cathy Van Loon, MA, is an Intuit Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has been teaching QuickBook at Cabrillo since 2003 and other accounting courses since 1985.

 

 



Quickbooks Pro for the Small Business Owner

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QuickBooks Pro is one of the most widely used accounting programs for small businesses. This class will lead you through the set-up and use of the software for basic accounting functions including writing and printing checks, tracking income and expenses, generating financial statements, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing and more.

The class is taught in a computer lab so that students may gain hands-on experience with the software. Purchase of QuickBooks Pro 2010 is not required, but purchasing "QuickBooks Pro for Dummies" is recommended for those who do not own the software.

Students without bookkeeping experience are recommended to take the Recordkeeping for Small Business class.

Students must bring a USB Memory Disk of at least 1 GB of memory to class. Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops with QuickBooks already installed.

4 Sat., October 20 - November 10
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 31
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Register before Sept. 10: $195
Register after Sept. 10: $210

register online

Carol Jensen - see bio below


Advanced QuickBooks

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This advanced class is designed for those who are experienced with QuickBooks and who are looking for insight on how to deal with the more difficult issues that advanced users often face. Some of the topics covered are: inventory, accounting issues and solutions, tracking and managing sales tax, working with and resolving payroll issues, effective use of remote access, job costing, time tracking and much more.

The class is a hands-on course. Students must have previous experience with QuickBooks Pro software.

Sat., November 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 10: $65
Register after Sept. 10: $76

register online


Carol Jensen - see bio below

 



Fund Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations

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This course introduces the basic concepts of recording and reporting financial information for nongovernmental non-profit organizations. Theatre companies, arts organizations, social service organizations, historical societies, and public benefit organization (501(c) 3) bookkeepers will all benefit from this workshop. Management reporting, tax reporting, grant reporting, and board reporting are also covered.

This is a particularly important class for nonprofit board treasurers who have been tasked with “keeping the books.”

Sat., October 20
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Room: 318

Register before Sept. 10: $65
Register after Sept. 10: $76

register online


Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.



Landlording Made Easy


If you are a landlord, or are thinking about becoming one, this class will provide you with the basics of managing residential real estate.  Learn how to legally advertise, screen applicants, develop procedures and build excellent tenant relationships. We will cover the ins and outs of a proper lease, the necessary addendum, and what you can and can’t put into a lease.  Know the documentation needed to protect you, the property and the tenant. We will cover basic Fair Housing laws, current issues impacting landlords, and legal requirements with tips and tricks to lead to an easier landlording experience.

A book and thumb drive is included.  You will receive: the class presentation, application form, prospect screening form, sample lease, addendums, move in/move out report, forms, letters and notices.

Bring your lunch if you want to participate in one-on-one Q & A time.

Sat., October 13
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Room: 425

Register before Sept. 10: $90
Register after Sept. 10: $98
plus $20 materials fee payable at registration

register online

 

Kathleen Richards, MS, MPM, Broker/Owner of a local Property Management company. She has professionally managed real estate for 15 years and has served on local and state boards for property mgmt. trade associations. She published Property Management A-Z in 2015.



The Basics of Selling on eBay

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Learn strategies for selling on eBay in this class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions. Learn ways to use PayPal in conjunction with ebay and set pricing to maximize profits.

This class will focus on using multiple platforms for successful ebay sales, so students must have existing PayPal, ebay, and email accounts created prior to class, and a Smart phone. Hese will be actively used in class to create ebay listings.

Please check the Class Resources page for important details about technology requirements for this class. 

COMING SOON!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 318

Register by Mar. 26: $42
Register after Mar. 26: $48

register online


Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate at Cabrillo for many years.


 

 

 

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