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Bristol Community College

Business Foundations

Excel for Beginner Users


with Stacy Peloquin

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2023 at 6 pm

The Excel Bootcamp - Beginners course is an introduction to Excel and overall workbook management. Students will learn how to use and design a spreadsheet (grid of columns, rows, and cells) to enter text, values, and dates to organize and analyze data. Course topics include: Introduction to Microsoft Excel’s Ribbon, using keyboard short cuts, filling a series with Auto Fill, and using the Find & Replace function. The Beginners course also includes moving/copying worksheets, aligning Cell contents, the Wrap & Merge function, as well as applying Conditional Formatting to datasets. Setting various Page Views and Print Areas Options, will also be introduced.

Essential Business Skills


with Alicia Ridge

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

This 15-hour course will cover material to help you maximize your engagement and skills at work. You will learn the foundations of a team, building successful relationships, effective communication, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, giving and receiving feedback, decision-making skills, and how to increase your productivity through improved task and time management.

Session 1 ~ Foundations of a Team and Relationship Building
Session 2 ~ Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication
Session 3 ~ Conflict Management and Giving and Receiving Feedback
Session 4 ~ Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Decision-Making Skills
Session 5 ~ Time Management, Stress Management, and Managing Productivity

Real Estate Sales Exam Prep


with Paula Levasseur

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

The Real Estate Sales Exam Prep course is a prerequisite for licensing as a real estate salesperson and approved by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. This course covers basic brokerage, legal aspects of brokerage, financing, closing, listing, valuation, and everything else you need to know to pass the exam.

*Books are not included and are purchased before class begins from Anjos Realty.  Students will be notified as to how to purchase the book once registered. The cost of the books are $70.00 and can only be paid by check or money order.

Bristol has a long-standing partnership with Anjos Realty Services, a local business in Fairhaven, MA.

About Anjos Realty Services:

Anjos Realty Services has evolved, expanded and grown into the multi-faceted company it is today. At the center of its success is the Real Estate and Real Estate Education Services that John Anjos, the founder, and president of Anjos Realty Services has developed for over forty years. 

John and his associates offer extensive real estate experience as educators, brokers, and investors. Anjos Realty Services provides  students with the practical knowledge and individualized services needed as a homeowner or real estate investor. 

If you’re considering becoming a real estate agent, Anjos Realty Services will help you study for your Massachusetts Real Estate License. 

For more information on the exam and to register for the state exam visit:

Writing a Business Plan for Success


with Beth Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

Turn your vision into a reality by transferring ideas into a business plan on paper. Business plans are the foundation of a sustainable business. A solid business plan will help guide your actions as a business owner and provide the framework needed to capture the eyes of investors.

Throughout the 15-hour training, business owners will learn all aspects of business plan development:

  1. Construct the elements of a business plan
  2. Design and develop a plan that will enable the business to reach its goals
  3. Create the roles and responsibilities of the operations and management teams
  4. Understand market strategies and competitive analysis

Please note: Entrepreneurial Finance is a great addition to the business plan class

Project Management


with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

This 8-hour training program provides students with the basics of project management, including the theory and core methodology needed to manage projects individually or participate on project-teams. Students will learn how to apply project management concepts in their everyday work. Participants of this course will come away with a solid foundation of the basic principles of project management, including time management, setting priority levels, and managing change

Excel for Intermediate Users


with Stacy Peloquin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm

The Excel Bootcamp - Intermediate course is an overall introduction to using basic Formulas in Excel including Order of Operations, Relative & Absolute Cell references, and referring to data in another Worksheet. This course will review Excel’s built-in Formula Logical Functions such as: SUM, SUMIF, COUNT, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX. The Intermediate course will also introduce basic Lookup & Reference Formulas (VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP) with examples for working with large datasets

Microsoft 365


with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2023 at 6 pm

This 16-hour course will give you a quick introduction to four of the main Microsoft Suite products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Each course will teach you how to effectively and productively use each application. At the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate your comprehensive skills and ability to complete a range of tasks in each application.

Entrepreneurial Finance


with David Meyerovitz

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2023 at 6 pm

Entrepreneurs face numerous challenges when requesting funding for a business venture. Building value takes time. A strong understanding of the entrepreneurial finance will have investors confident in your business even during the early stages of investing.

This 15-hour course will cover all stages of the venture’s life cycle from start up to exit. The participant will acquire skills necessary to be an innovative driven entrepreneur by instilling the concepts of making informed investments and financing decisions.

Topic 1: How to Read Financial Statements
Topic 2: The Accounting Cycle & Fundamentals.
Topic 3: Financial Planning & Control
Topic 4: Introduction to Finance
Topic 5: Time Value of Money
Topic 6: Understanding & Managing Budgets

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