We’ve gone Virtual!

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SHAEC Classes will be online for Fall 2020

In order to better serve the Hilltown Community, we have opted to hold our Fall 2020 classes online, utilizing the Zoom platform.
If you need assistance setting up or using Zoom on your computer or phone, please reach out to us, and we can walk you through the process.

Email is the best way to contact us, as we have very limited office hours at this time.


Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

SHAEC Calendar

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Tutoring at your pace: Virtual GED/HiSet

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Virtual GED HiSet Tutoring. Every topic, at your own pace.

GED and HiSet Testing are now available online.

For more information,  call 413-354-1055, Or email  SouthernhilltownsAEC@gmail.com

Sign Up for Classes

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Sign up online here for one or many of our upcoming classes! Click here to sign up.

Photographing Products for Online Sales

Wednesdays, October 21, 28, & November 4th, 6-7:30 pm

Whether it’s photos for eBay, Etsy, or a website, you need to put your items in the best light. Learn from Professional Photographer Lyle Congdon, who will walk you through this mini-series that covers basic photography skills you need to create eye-catching product photos. 

Bankruptcy Facts and Myths: What you need to Know

Tuesday, October 20th, 6-7:00 pm

What is bankruptcy? An explanation of the four (4) most common types of bankruptcy chapters
What are some non-bankruptcy options? Discussion of “credit counseling/debt management programs,” debt negotiation, consolidation, potential consequences of non-action
Common bankruptcy myths. (will I lose my home, car, business, etc.?)
Life after bankruptcy – rebuilding is not so hard

Using Google Sheets

Thursday, October 22nd, 10:30 am-12 pm

Google sheets is a free web-based spreadsheet program which allows you to create, update, modify, and share your data with others. 

Ask the Lawyer

Monday, October 19th, 10 am-noon

Ask the Lawyer:  Open discussion with local attorney Emily Smith-Lee.  Bring your questions about business law, employment law, estate planning, landlord-tenant issues, or consumer law.

Using templates in Google Docs

Thursday, October 15th, 10:30 am-12 pm

No need to reinvent the wheel when trying to format a document. Google docs had many editable templates to help you create professional documents: From resumes and letters to recipe files, reports, brochures, and lesson plans. Learn how to customize existing templates to make them your own

Common Sense SEO: Search Engine Optimization with Paul Stallman of Alias Solutions

Tuesday, October 6, 6-7:30 pm

We’ve all heard the acronym and wondered “what do I need to do to make sure our site has good SEO?”  Or you’ve gotten relentless calls and emails about optimizing your SEO for only a small monthly charge of $500 or $1000.  Well tune in and learn the tricks to get better search engine rankings that will take a little time, but cost you very little.  The basis is all common sense, but…we all forget them when working on our websites.  We will also show you some tools that make figuring out what to concentrate on when attracting people thru a search. 

Business Accounting: Setting up your system

Thursday, October 7th, 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 3rd, 6-7:30 pm

Are you unsure what to keep track of for your small business?  This class will explain inventory, income and expenses, cost of goods sold, bad debts, and how to figure total profit or loss for tax purposes.  This course is geared towards small businesses who do not use QuickBooks but would like to develop an Excel spreadsheet for accounting purposes.  Bring your questions.

Excel Data Analysis: Creating Graphs and Tables

Thursday, October 22nd, 6-7:30 pm

It can be difficult to interpret Excel workbooks that contain a lot of data. Once you’ve entered information into your worksheet, you may want to format your data as a table. Just like regular formatting, tables can improve the look and feel of your workbook, and they’ll also help organize your content and make your data easier to use.

Using Formulas in Excel

Thursday, October 15th, 6 -7:30 pm

One of the most powerful features in Excel is the ability to calculate numerical information using formulas. Just like a calculator, Excel can add, subtract, multiply, and divide. In this class, I’ll show you how to use cell references to create simple formulas. Using cell references will ensure that your formulas are always accurate because you can change the value of referenced cells without having to rewrite the formula

Excel Basics

Thursday, October 8th, 6 -7:30 pm

Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows you to store, organize, and analyze information. While you may think Excel is only used by certain people to process complicated data, anyone can learn how to take advantage of the program’s powerful features. Whether you’re keeping a budget, organizing a training log, or creating an invoice, Excel makes it easy to work with different types of data.

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