Business Training

The economic vitality of the region depends a great deal on the availability of a well-trained workforce. BC3 is a leader in providing quality, accessible, and affordable training options.

Scheduled Training

Any of our scheduled training can also be customized to meet the needs of local companies.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.

Microsoft Office Training

Training will be offered either face to face at our Main Campus or remotely via GoTo Meeting. Remote training will be conducted live, allowing for dialogue between instructor and participants throughout the session.


Entering and editing data; Creating workbooks, Entering and editing labels, values, and formulas; Saving and updating workbooks; Modifying a worksheet; Using absolute references; Inserting and deleting ranges; Using functions; Formatting worksheets; Printing; Creating and modifying charts.

Training Dates/Times: September 16 & 18 - Main Campus

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Cost: $180


Designed to get you up and running in Powerpoint quickly. This step-by-step workshop will allow you to write a simple presentation, apply slide layouts, design templates, and add animation!

Training Dates/Times: September 25 - Main Campus

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Cost: $80


Welcome to the wonderful world of spreadsheets! Data and number crunching is key in today's fast-paced business environment. If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business. In this course, we will take some basic data tracking, and focus on design and development tricks that will make that spreadsheet work more effectively for you.

Training Dates/Times: October 6, 8, 9, 13 - Live Remote Online

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Cost: $180


This course builds upon a foundation knowledge of Excel, and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision-makers, is at the foundation of successful organizations competing at a high level.

Training Dates/Times: October 21 - Main Campus

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Cost: $180


This Target course is designed for those who wish to concentrate on formulas. Students should have a foundational knowledge and skill in Excel, and should be looking to take advantage of some higher-level Excel functionality.

Training Dates/Times: October 23 & 27 - Live Remote Online

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Cost: $80


Bring your PowerPoint to life. You've spent a lot of time and effort researching, confirming data, and putting your presentation together. Simply advancing from one slide to the next can get repetitive. Take your presentation to the next level when you learn how to use transitions an animations to keep your audience focused and engaged.

Training Dates/Times: October 30 - Main Campus

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Cost: $80


This course builds upon a foundation knowledge of Excel, and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision-makers, is at the foundation of successful organizations competing at a high level.

Training Dates/Times: November 3, 5, 6, 10 - Live Remote Online

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Cost: $180


Working with advanced formulas; Using names and decision-making functions; Creating nested functions; Using financial functions; Lookups and data tables; Using MATCH and INDEX; Advanced List Management; Creating subtotals; Validating cell entries; Working with PivotTables and PivotCharts; Using analytical options; Working with Goal Seek and Solver; Running and recording a macro.

Training Dates/Times: November 18 - Main Campus

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Cost: $180


This Target course is designed for those who wish to concentrate on formulas. Students should have a foundational knowledge and skill in Excel, and should be looking to take advantage of some higher-level Excel functionality.

Training Dates/Times: October 23 & 27 - Live Remote Online

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Cost: $80


Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts provide you with insights to make decisions easily and efficiently. Learn how to organize, analyze, sort, summarize, and find patterns in your data in just seconds. With a simple change of field’s location, you can quickly analyze your data to track inventory, determine total sales by salesperson, view sales by month vs. the full year, and so much more. Don’t work another day without learning how these Excel features will provide you with a critical advantage to make precise and quick decisions.

Training Dates/Times: November 11 - Main Campus

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Cost: $80


Clearly you use Excel a lot in your role, and are likely called on to analyze and report on data frequently. How do you keep up with maintaining all the reports with your busy schedule? You need to get Excel to do more for you so you can stay on top of things. This course concentrates on the ability to automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct elaborate and powerful formulas to put the full power of Excel at your fingertips.

Training Dates/Times: December 8, 10, 11, 15 - Live Remote Online

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Cost: $80

Leadership Training

Training is offered at Main Campus and BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing. Individuals that take the entire 8 course series will receive a certificate. Signing up for select courses is also available.

  • Training runs from 8:00am – Noon
  • Recognized by SHRM
  • Cost $80/session

Participants will learn how to understand human behavior relating to internal and external customers. They will learn how to communicate with and problem solve more effectively with diverse individuals.

Main Campus: Oct. 13, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Oct. 20, 2020 - Register for this training


Participants will define supervision and the roles and responsibilities of supervisors. They will engage in discussions on topics including communication skills and the changing nature of supervision at work.

Main Campus: Oct. 20, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Oct. 27, 2020 - Register for this training


Participants will learn techniques for time management by prioritizing tasks and focusing on outcomes. Participants will also gain insight into strategies for identifying stressors and controlling reactions to them.

Main Campus: Oct. 27, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Nov. 3, 2020 - Register for this training


Participants will discuss the decision making process and the traps that must be avoided. Small group activities will reveal problem solving strategies as well as group dynamics. Throughout, participants will be asked to think creatively.

Main Campus: Nov. 3, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Nov. 10, 2020 - Register for this training


Participants will gain a working knowledge of motivation from various points of view. They will discuss what supervisors can do to foster an environment where employees want to work.

Main Campus: Nov. 10, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Nov. 17, 2020 - Register for this training


Understand the importance of being an effective leader by properly using their power and authority. Learn that leadership is the ability to influence their employee to willingly follow the guidance or to adhere to their decisions. Effective leadership will have a positive effect on an organization by increasing productivity which will increase profitability for an organization in a competitive economy

Main Campus: Nov. 17, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Nov. 24, 2020 - Register for this training


Participants will define the positive and negative aspects of conflict and change. They will identify the potential conflicts in various organizations and will learn methods for managing conflict and change for success.

Main Campus: Nov. 24, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Dec. 1, 2020 - Register for this training


Understand the importance of ethics and that a Code of Ethics applies to everyone within the organization. The behaviors of supervisors, the goals they seek, and what actions they take will affect them, their employees and the organization.

Main Campus: Dec. 1, 2020 - Register for this training

Lawrence Crossing: Dec. 8, 2020 - Register for this training

Finance for the Non-Finance Professional

Finance for the Non-Finance Professional is designed with the non-financial manager, small business owner, bookkeeper, or entry-level corporate accounting professional in mind, and will be helpful either to learn new skills, or enhance existing ones, for the purposes or gaining new employment, becoming more useful and promoting oneself in existing employment relationships, and/or improving business profitability through better business decision-making.

This seven-part course is intended to develop or strengthen the basic finance and accounting skills necessary to succeed in a business environment through discussion and practical application of the role of accounting in business, basic accounting concepts, financial transactions, understanding financial statements, financial statement analysis, budgeting and planning, and internal control processes.

  • All seven classes offered at BC3 main campus.
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 17
  • Class times are 9:00am – Noon.
  • Cost $70/session

This introduction to the course sets the stage for understanding the critical role accounting plays in business. It includes discussion on how key players work together to communicate vital, financial information to stakeholders in business and helps them to make informed decisions.

Oct. 6, 2020 - Register for this training


This core unit introduces some of the basic accounting concepts, principles, and terminology that are the necessary building blocks upon which to better understand, communicate, and evaluate accounting information. Topics include basic principles of accounting, accounting methods, debits and credits, the accounting equation, etc.

Oct. 13, 2020 - Register for this training


This section reviews the types of financial transactions commonly encountered in business and focuses on how the accounting concepts previously discussed come together as they are recorded in the accounting system.

Oct. 20, 2020 - Register for this training


This unit defines what a financial statement is, who its users are, and how accounting concepts and transactions come together within to provide a picture of the financial position and activities of a business.

Oct 27, 2020 - Register for this training


This section provides instruction on how to read and evaluate a financial statement using the concepts learned in this course, and commonly used ratio analysis, for decision-making and informational purposes.

Nov. 3, 2020 - Register for this training


This critical unit defines the difference between financial budgeting and planning and emphasizes the need for businesses to be proactive in setting, monitoring, and evaluating short- and long-term goals through budgeting and planning processes.

Nov. 10, 2020 - Register for this training


This final unit includes discussion on internal control procedures and some common types of internal controls that can be implemented to safeguard assets, ensure the quality if financial information, and prevent fraud as well as a final review of the course overall.

Nov. 17, 2020 - Register for this training


Customized Training

Our programs are personalized to meet the specific needs and interests of local companies. We will conduct training on site or at one of BC3’s locations. Training can be held during the day, evening, or weekends. View some of our popular courses below.

Customized Business Training

  • Communications
  • Team Building
  • Business Etiquette
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Customer Service
  • Workplace Harassment
  • MS Office Applications
  • Basic Workplace Skills

Additional training courses available. Please call for more information.

Customized Industrial Training

  • AutoCAD Essentials
  • SolidWorks
  • CNC Training
  • Master CAM Training
  • Blueprint Reading
  • GD&T Training
  • PLC Training
  • Basic Electronics
  • Industrial Instrumentation & Process Control
  • Industrial Electricity & Motor Control
  • Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Industrial Math

Additional training courses available. Please call for more information.

 

Online Partners

Get the professional training you need online. BC3 has partnered with Ed2go Pro to offer 6-week online courses starting each month. Ask your instructor questions, receive valuable feedback, and interact with your peers while completing lessons at a time that is convenient for you.

Ed2Go Pro Featured Courses

With hundreds of top-notch courses available, it’s difficult to single out only a few – but we did:

  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • A to Z Grant Writing
  • Total Quality Fundamentals
  • Human Resource Management Suite
  • Building Teams that Work
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Access

 

BC3 Is A WEDnet PA Partner

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BC3 is a WEDnetPA partner. WEDnetPA was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help develop employee skills by providing employers with funding to train new and existing employees. In-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania may be eligible to benefit from a wide range of Essential Skills and Technical Skills training that will put their employees on the path to higher performance.

Companies can apply online. BC3 is here to help you navigate through the process.