The Workforce Development & Outreach office at Cloud County Community College provides opportunities for community education, workforce development training for individuals, and customized training for businesses. We strive to provide high quality training to enhance the knowledge and skills of the workforce while boosting job productivity and career potential. Our services support the business community and respond to its changing economic and industrial needs.

Community Education Classes:

Instructor: Carolyn Tolliver-Lee

Class Title: Suicide Awareness P.A.C.T. (Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, Training) YY 141

Class Description: To educate the community on risk factors for suicide, along with the interventions available for help.

Class Day: Wednesday

Class Begins: May 3, 2023

Class Ends: May 3, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Class held at Geary County Campus Building TBD, Room TBD

Total Cost: $25


 

Instructor: Carolyn Tolliver-Lee

Class Title: Suicide Awareness P.A.C.T. (Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, Training) YY 141

Class Description: To educate the community on risk factors for suicide, along with the interventions available for help.

Class Day: Wednesday

Class Begins: May 17, 2023

Class Ends: May 17, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Class held at Geary County Campus Building TBD, Room TBD

Total Cost: $25


 

Instructor: Carolyn Tolliver-Lee

Class Title: Showing Up! A Veteran Caregivers Journey

Class Description: This training will empower caregivers to provide optimum care to and for their care recipient by learning to advocate for their care. The importance of establishing personal network of community support, identifying local and national service programs, and most important the value of "self-care."

Class Day: Thursday

Class Begins: May 11, 2023

Class Ends: May 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Class held at Geary County Campus Building D, Room 2

Total Cost: $15


Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Intro to Medical Terminology   YY143

Class Description: Medical terminology is the first step to any career in the medical field or simply to understand your family’s medical visits. No prior experience is necessary. This highly specialized language involves word building with root words, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. You will leave with a solid foundation of medical language, as well as basic medical billing and coding terminology. After submitting and passing the open-book exam included in the workbook you receive in class, you will earn a Certificate of Completion. This comprehensive course is taught by longtime educator LeeAnne Krusemark, and Credentialed Medical Professional Vanessa Grinnell, RRT.

Class Day: Monday

Class Begins: March 6, 2023

Class Ends: March 6, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 9:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $42


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Make Money Pet Sitting (after school/work) YY144

Class Description: Do you love animals…especially dogs? Learn how to make extra money after school or work by watching dogs or other pets, usually in the pet’s home. You will learn about feeding, watering, and exercising pets, how to make a good impression as well as what questions to ask when interviewing for a pet sitting job, and what to do when a dog has behavioral issues. You will also discover other services you can offer to make more money, such as dog walking, grooming, puppy training, etc. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. This class is taught by a seasoned professional pet sitter and a longtime entrepreneur.

Class Day: Friday

Class Begins: March 10, 2023

Class Ends: March 10, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $30


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Earn Extra $Money$ Mystery Shopping (post-requisite)   YY145

Class Description: Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. (Participants must also attend “How to Start Any Home Business + 250 Home Business Ideas!” for a clear understanding of this endeavor.). You will learn how to sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES, avoid pitfalls and scams, create a required mystery shopping resume and profile, and how to file your mystery shopping reports for payment. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee, including a list of 25 legitimate companies you can work for.

Class Day: Wednesday

Class Begins: March 8, 2023

Class Ends: March 8, 2023

Class Start Time: 4:00 PM

Class End Time: 5:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: How to Start Any Home Business + 250 Home Business Ideas!    YY146

Class Description: Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award-winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business startup workshop you will ever find. You will discover: * more than 250 legitimate home business ideas * mandatory legal documentation * many ways to market your product/service * how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!) Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Wednesday

Class Begins: March 8, 2023

Class Ends: March 8, 2023

Class Start Time: 5:00 PM

Class End Time: 7:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $30


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business (prerequisite YY146)   YY147

Class Description: If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. You will discover how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, and 100 ways to make money with a computer. (Participants must also attend “How to Start Any Home Business + 250 Home Business Ideas!” for a clear understanding of this endeavor. YY146) There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee.

Class Day: Wednesday

Class Begins: March 8, 2023

Class Ends: March 8, 2023

Class Start Time: 7:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


  

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Be a Better Writer: 10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing Now  YY148

Class Description: We write everyday: emails, social media posts, work projects, and even non-fiction or creative writing. Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher. In this hands-on session, there will be writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest, and you will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks, which is included in the class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 11, 2023

Class Ends: March 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 2:00 PM

Class End Time: 4:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $30


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Beginner's Guide to Getting Published   YY149

Class Description: If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to: become a “published” writer overnight submit manuscripts the correct way find the right publisher for your work write irresistible query letters determine when and how to get an agent 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Tuesday

Class Begins: March 7, 2023

Class Ends: March 7, 2023

Class Start Time: 5:00 PM

Class End Time: 7:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $30


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options (prerequisite YY149)   YY150

Class Description: Self Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must also attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published” YY149) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options, and see how they compare to traditional publishing. Informative handouts, including a rated description of 50 self publishing companies for future use are included in class fee.

Class Day: Tuesday

Class Begins: March 7, 2023

Class Ends: March 7, 2023

Class Start Time: 7:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny on Paper or on Stage     YY151

Class Description: Whether you need to make a dull work presentation more lively, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own standup routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, write different types of jokes, and use humor to entertain and influence people. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former stand-up comedian at places like The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 2:00 PM

Class End Time: 3:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: How to Outline and Write an Irresistible Romance    YY152

Class Description: Romance is the #1 selling fiction genre. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this comprehensive session will help you sharpen your skills with practical step-by-step advice. You will discover the different romance sub-genres and understand the proven romance formula. You will also learn to create a unique setting, introduce your protagonist (lead character), percolate friction, and write relatable dialogue as well as intimate scenes. Publishing options will also be discussed. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 11:00 AM

Class End Time: 12:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies   YY153

Class Description: In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 11, 2023

Class Ends: March 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 12:00 PM

Class End Time: 1:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A – Get Your Manuscript Critiqued   YY154

Class Description: Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. (Optional: You can then send your manuscript for a professional critique (for a critique fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter, and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work.) Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 4:00 PM

Class End Time: 5:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18

 


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Using Amazon’s Kindle Direct to Self-Publish your Book for FREE     YY155

Class Description: Whether you’re looking to publish a paperback novel or short ebook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step-by-step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript and upload it to the platform, easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 11, 2023

Class Ends: March 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 11:00 AM

Class End Time: 12:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Write a Riveting Mystery, Suspense, or Crime Story     YY156

Class Description: Become a mystery writer for fun or profit! You will discover the different sub-genres and three-act story structure of mystery writing and create an intriguing cast of characters. Learn how to research and pick your setting, make sure your opening grabs readers’ attention, use “red herrings” to misdirect your readers and create suspense until you’re ready for the final reveal. Publishing options will also be discussed. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 12:00 PM

Class End Time: 1:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18

 


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Explore the World as a Travel Writer    YY157

Class Description: If you love to travel and love to write, this is for you! We will discuss how to use all your senses in a new destination to create more detailed and in-depth descriptions that capture and maintain readers’ interest, and whether or not you need to include photos with your work. You will also learn how to find and submit your finished product to print and online markets, the business side of travel writing (how to take travel tax deductions), and how to avoid worn-out travel writing clichés. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 1:00 PM

Class End Time: 2:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Write Your Life Story    YY158

Class Description: You don’t need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends, and others. Learn how to recall vivid memories, analyze events and people that shaped who you are, and bring your story to life. Your handout, included in the class fee, will have an outline to help you organize and write your memoir step-by-step. Printing/publishing options will also be discussed. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 4, 2023

Class Ends: March 4, 2023

Class Start Time: 10:00 AM

Class End Time: 11:00 AM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites    YY159

Class Description: You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pays well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self-published novel. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 11, 2023

Class Ends: March 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 1:00 PM

Class End Time: 2:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Beginner's Guide to Starting a FREE Blog     YY160

Class Description: Online blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! You will learn step-by-step how to: * start a FREE blog with WordPress * choose a blog template * emphasize your blog content with a creative name * use your unique voice to share your expertise * connect your domain/website You will also learn how to earn an income with your blog, including links to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Thursday

Class Begins: March 9, 2023

Class Ends: March 9, 2023

Class Start Time: 6:00 PM

Class End Time: 8:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $30


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: $Monetize$ Websites, Blogs, and Social Media with Affiliate Marketing    YY161

Class Description: Earn a passive monthly income from selling other people’s products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your site and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Learn where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and how to avoid scams or links that won't offer a beneficial ROI (return on investment). Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You'll also learn SEO secrets to increase your site's ranking and visibility on search engines like Google. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.

Class Day: Thursday

Class Begins: March 9, 2023

Class Ends: March 9, 2023

Class Start Time: 5:00 PM

Class End Time: 6:00 PM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18

 


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing!   YY162

Class Description: Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: * where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items * how to find the best coupon apps and websites * how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee.

Class Day: Saturday

Class Begins: March 11, 2023

Class Ends: March 11, 2023

Class Start Time: 10:00 AM

Class End Time: 11:00 AM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18

 


 

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Class Title: Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing!

Class Description: Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: * where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items * how to find the best coupon apps and websites * how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee.

Class Day: Friday

Class Begins: March 10, 2023

Class Ends: March 10, 2023

Class Start Time: 10:00 AM

Class End Time: 11:00 AM

Zoom

Total Cost: $18


Instructor: Brent Phillips

Class Title: Nuclear Nightmares and Cold War Paranoia Films of the Early1960s YY163

Class Description: The paranoia and fear of nuclear annihilation and external and internal plots to overthrow the US government were favorite topics of film directors in the early 1960s. Films to be watched and discussed in this series include Fail-Safe; Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; On the Beach; Ladybug, Ladybug; The Manchurian Candidate; and Seven Days in May. Included will be historical background information as well as source material and the making of the movies and their continuing relevance today.

Class Day: Thursday (Classes dates: February 9, 16,23 and March 9, 23, 30)

Class Begins: February 9, 2023

Class Ends: March 30,2023

Class Start Time: 7:00 PM

Class End Time: 9:00 PM

Class held at Concordia Campus Cook theatre

Total Cost: $0



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For more information contact:

Kelly Cook
Workforce Development & Outreach
kelly.cook@cloud.edu