NEWTON — Professional training courses being offered at Sussex County Community College will give business entrepreneurs an opportunity to begin their careers with a boost. The courses are being offered through Skylands Professional Training. The Skylands Professional Training (SPT) initiative is a cooperative agreement between Sussex County Community College and Warren County Community College. In addition, various other courses are offered that can benefit individuals in other fields of employment. Some of the professional training courses focus on those planning business careers, specific to entrepreneurs. One training program, running most of a semester, is in Computerized Accounting, appropriate for entrepreneurs. The course starts with classes in MS Windows, Word and Excel and moves into basic accounting principles and QuickBooks Pro with class assignments based on actual workplace projects. It covers accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, financial statements and other accounting practices. Also included will be advice on writing a resume and other job search training. A ServSafe® Manager course allows participants to earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. This course is ideal for current employees of dining establishments who are either managers now, or employees wishing to obtain the certification in anticipation of being considered for a new position in the future. Commercial Drivers’ License classes for both A and B class licenses are scheduled as well. Individuals who complete these courses are thusly provided with everything he or she needs to successfully pass the CDL driver’s exam and be eligible for employment immediately. "We have specifically highlighted some courses that would be particularly of interest to entrepreneurs," said Kathleen Peterson, director of Marketing at SCCC. "Starting out in one's own business is not easy. These courses are designed to help that person get a head start." Entrepreneurial Courses that are helpful to business owners include: •“Establishing a Web Presence for Your Business” aims at small business owners who wish to establish an initial web presence by setting up a website and an effective social media profile. •“Building Your Holistic or Earth-Centered Business. ” This half-day class is directed at those who are interested in starting a practice in holistic health but are not experienced in running a business and will answer common questions posed by these rookie business owners. •“Time Management to Increase Productivity and Live the Life You Want.” It is designed for the solo entrepreneur or small business owner “to learn how to transform your to-do list into manageable areas of focus,” and increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. For those looking for a job in a growing field, SPT will offer a unique 48-hour pet grooming class based on standards set by the American Kennel Club in the summer. These are just some of the business related programs offered through Sklyands Professional Training at Sussex County Community College. Additional courses are also offered on the Warren CCC campus. For a detailed list of courses and more information on all of the courses, fees and course schedules, visit www.sussex.edu/skylands.