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How to Become a Cabrillo Extension Instructor

Do you have professional or creative practice experience that you can share with others? Would you like to earn extra income as an instructor? The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new classes ideas.

Learn from a seasoned pro everything you need to know to get started in a lucrative part-time profession.

Sat., October 11
2 pm - 5 pm
Room: 431

Register by Sept. 8: $50
Register after Sept. 8: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

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David Cook has taught classes in over a dozen community colleges since 2001. He is a skilled professional who is passionate about his subject and has transformed that skill into a method for planning, designing and teaching Extension and Community Education courses.

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Become a Notary Public - Includes the 2014 Laws

Establishing 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., October 4
8 am - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $110
plus $30 text payable at class

 

register online


Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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Renew Your Notary Commission - Includes the 2014 Laws

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., October 4
12:45 - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 8: $50
Register after Sept. 8: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

 

register online

 

Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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How to Become a Loan Signing Agent

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! Why? It takes about an hour or less to complete a signing. Enroll to learn how you can use your Notary skills to maximize your income. You will learn: the duties/limitations of the Loan Signing Agent, industry terms, step-by-step procedures for completing a loan signing, job expectations, what notary skills are needed and how to market yourself to secure clientele.

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

Sat., October 25
9 am - 4 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $110
plus $60 material fee payable at class

 

register online

 

Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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Become a Real Estate Coordinator

Real Estate and all its close relatives are making a comeback, so this is your time to get ahead of the curve.

Start your own business or learn new skills for your existing job in a real estate office.No prior real estate experience necessary. Busy agents often don't have the time for the detail work involved in coordinating an escrow, so if you have proven organizational skills and are detail minded, here's a career opportunity to work in a R.E. office or right in your own home.

An Escrow Transaction Coordinator is a job for the person who enjoys excitement, deadlines and adrenaline rushes! Running an escrow file is often time intensive and can even be frustrating unless you’re highly trained and understand the process. You will function as a liaison between real estate agents, clients, escrow companies and mortgage brokers during the process of a real estate sale. Topics include:

  • Create a timeline of important dates to follow
  • Create disclosure packages
  • Order NHD reports and home warranties
  • Work with your escrow officers
  • The myriad of signature processes
  • The best software to use or options for creating your own
  • How to coordinate from your home office and recommended tools.

The average salary of a Real Estate Transaction Coordinate in 2012 was $49,000, about $240 per transaction.

Sat., Sept. 13
9 am - 3 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $110
plus $60 material fee payable in class

 

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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.

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Foreclosures: Less Risk, More Rewards

Many people want to buy residential properties in foreclosure at substantial discounts but don’t know how to uncover title or debt to establish equity. Warren has taught hundreds of people over 20 years how to make such purchases with minimal risk and cash.

This three-hour workshop illustrates the four-part foreclosure process with handouts and emphasizes how to buy the best discounted properties at trustees’ sales. This can be a rewarding investment of your time and money. Topics include:

  • The complete foreclosure process
  • How to uncover the best discounted property
  • Risks and rewards of purchasing property
  • How to step through the total research process to establish actual equity through governmental support available in all California counties.


Sat., Sept. 27
10 am - 1 pm
Room: 435
Register by Sept. 8: $48
Register after Sept. 8: $54

 

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Warren Racine has been a licensed real estate agent/ broker for over 40 years. He has taught thousands of people how to uncover title and debt to establish equity in residential properties in foreclosure. He has been teaching his workshops throughout california for over 30 years.

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Boost Your Restaurants Bottom Line! Tips & Tools to Decrease Costs & Increase Profits


These seminars will help you increase the profit margins at your restaurant! Implementing some basic costing protocols and increasing check averages can greatly help you increase the bottom line. You will learn:

  • Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Establishing break-even points and profitability time lines
  • Product pricing techniques
  • Scheduling strategies to improve operations
  • How to reduce your controllable costs
  • How to improve your purchasing decisions and vendor relations
  • How to access follow-up, free of charge counseling for your restaurant

Cost for this seminar is only $30 thanks to the generous funding of the Economic Development Departments of the City of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County.

2 Thursdays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6
8:30 - 11:00 am
Tony Hill Community Room, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
FEE: $30

 

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Tom Bruce is a nationally renown restaurant consultant known for his expertise in streamlining operations, customer service improvement programs and turn-around strategies.

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Landlording Made Easy

If you are a landlord, or thinking about becoming one, this class will provide you with the basics of managing real estate. Learn how to legally advertise, screen applicants, develop procedures and build excellent tenant relationships. We'll go over basic Fair Housing laws and legal requirements with tips and tricks to lead to and easier landlording experience.

Sat., October 18
9 am - 1 pm
Room 431

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept. 8: $70

 

plus $5 materials fee payable at class


register online

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Landlording Made Easy II

Learn the Ins and Outs of a proper lease, the necessary addendums, and what you can and cannot put into a lease. Know the documentation needed to protect you, the property and the tenant.

Sat., October 18
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Room 431

Register by Sept. 8: $30
Register after Sept. 8: $36

plus $5 materials fee payable at class

 

register online
 

Kathleen Richards, M.S., MPM, is Broker/Owner of a local property management company. She writes, teaches, and has been an expert witness for court cases as well as serving as President on state and local property management boards.
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Starting Your Own Nonprofit

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., Sept. 20

10 am - 1 pm
Room 432

Register by Sept. 8: $62
Register after Sept. 8: $74

Class fee includes workbook

 

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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.

 

 


 

 

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