There are multiple ways to go about growing in your career or increasing your personal wealth, and Pellissippi State Community College offers a variety of non-credit courses to appeal to those seeking their own unique path to enrichment.
Topics range from wealth management and estate planning to work-life balance. Upcoming courses available through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services Division include these and more:
- “Introduction to Wealth Management.” Thursdays, June 2-16 or Aug. 4-18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $50. Instructor Bill Timm, MBA, is an accredited asset management specialist and a registered investment advisor. The three-week course covers such topics as the fundamentals of investing and the more complex absolute return strategies involving options.
- “Tennessee Estate Planning – It’s Not Just Having a Will!” Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21-23, July 19-21 or Aug. 23-25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $49. In only two sessions, attendees learn how to plan for both death and disability. Instruction covers the legal documents other than a will that are needed to accomplish estate planning objectives. Students leave with a properly executed advance-care plan.
- “ServSafe® Food Safety.” June 27 or July 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $99, plus book. (Call for book pricing.) Geared specifically to those who wish to grow in their careers in the food service industry, this course meets the requirements for manager certification. A ServSafe® certificate is presented upon successful completion of the exam. (A photo ID is required to take the exam.) Participants must register 10 days before the class begins.
- “The Balancing Act: Keys to Stability for Work and Life.” July 30, 9-noon; $49. Career growth can best be achieved by creating the proper balance between work and personal activities. Students learn to increase resilience and productivity by getting back in touch with their personal values, which serve as the driving force behind priorities and goals. Instructor is Yvonne Hart, life and leadership coach.
- “How to Thrive Financially in Retirement.” Tuesdays, Aug. 16-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $59. Targeted to those who are retired or who would like to plan now for retirement, this course teaches students how to ensure that their money properly serves their retirement goals. Particularly helpful is learning how the IRA/401K tax “time bomb” could cost retirees up to 70 percent of their retirement accounts.
To register or obtain more information on the many non-credit courses offered by Business and Community Services, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call (865) 539-7167.