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Online Noncredit Courses

We offer a large number of online programs of study with our online partners. The list we publish in our Think Again schedule of noncredit classes is a small fraction of the opportunities available.

We offer noncredit programs of study that complement Richmond’s liberal arts and sciences curriculum and heritage. As a result, although we offer a broad range of programs, you may discover we don’t address highly technical fields like engineering or health care practice.

Review a small selection of current and upcoming online noncredit courses below.

Online Classes
3D Printed Science and Math
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.91
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
A 3D printer can be used to teach science and math in two ways: when a teacher creates an accurate 3D model of a concept for students to handle, or designs a 'starter set' model that students can then alter and use as the basis for explorations. The instructors will impart ideas for developing appropriate content of concepts ranging from kindergarten to grad school and will teach participants to use the free and open-source 3D modeling program OpenSCAD. The class assumes participants already know the basics of using a 3D printer, from the UGotClass 'Intro to 3D Printing' or equivalent experience.

Adjunct Faculty Certificate Program
Course Offerings (1)
October 1, 2017 through November 12, 2017
Instructor: John Zinn
CRN: EDU118.01
Fee: $450
Online. Class dates revised to current values (8/23).
Description
How do effective instructors approach teaching and learning? If you are currently teaching in higher education, or considering taking on that challenge, this 40-hour certificate will help you enter the classroom well prepared to inspire learning. Topics will include: using technology effectively, formative and summative assessment, identifying your teaching philosophy, creating a syllabus, and working as an instructor. You'll also increase your knowledge of student learning styles and legal implications in the classroom. Emphasis will be placed on technology enhanced instruction. Note: A Master's degree is required to participate in this program. You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate. This class will be taught as a 40-hour online course.

Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.842
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Microsoft Office 2013 skills are important to have in any profession or workplace. Being able to work with Office programs is essential to today's workplace whether you are preparing for an entry-level or an advanced position. Developing skills and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will allow you to work independently and problem solve in your job. This program will help you develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with your coworkers and superiors. You will also explore technology basics like working with computers and other office tools and devices. Learn record keeping and financial management essentials in order to comfortably take on responsibilities like budgeting or handling invoices. Gain knowledge of event planning basics, so you can organize office meetings and special events. Learn travel basics such as how to create itineraries for other employees and how to book travel. Also, gain career advancement training and job searching skills.

Advanced Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.31
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you'll learn how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and how to communicate these results visually and verbally. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions using statistically significant information. Whether you're part of a home-based business or a large company, this class can take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Advanced Inbound Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.17
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get under the hood of inbound marketing and learn how to monitor, measure, and manage the integrated results of your inbound marketing activities at a more advanced level. We'll focus on the data that actually matter and how they are influenced by visitor/user engagement. Gain deeper insights into user behavior: learn how to track meaningful conversations, measure visitor engagement, and use landing pages more effectively - including how to create forms that get results.

Advanced Mobile Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.34
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and employ advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Note: This is an instructor-led online course. You will need an internet connection and audio (speakers) to participate. You may participate in the online class any day of the week, any time of day.

Advanced Teaching Online
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.04
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten-step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor's book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Advanced Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.86
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire advanced techniques in web design. Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough knowledge of web design and development. Topics include the responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework, exploration of CMS frameworks, and industry standard technologies and frameworks.

Advanced WordPress
Course Offerings (1)
October 9, 2017 through November 3, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.73
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Now that you have learned how to set up a WordPress website, it's time to learn advanced options and features of WordPress. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding. You'll also learn about simple yet effective SEO techniques that can improve your website ranking. We will also talk about the importance of ongoing site maintenance and site security.

Basic Certificate in Technical Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: David McMurray Diane D'Amico
CRN: JER213.198
Fee: $975
Online. Offered in partnership with Techwriter-Certification. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Basic Technical Writing Certificate consists of three courses that have been developed for those entering into the field for the first time or those in the downsized IT industry. The Basic Certificate in Technical Writing program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry and tech writing university faculty. Now in its 15th year, our program has been designed for those who lack sufficient experience in the field or those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction within the corporate workplace.

Basic Presentation Skills: Creating a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6236
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course describes how to make these key parts of a presentation-- the introduction, support content, and conclusion -- memorable and effective. It also explains the purposes for which different presentation aids are used, as well as how to use visuals appropriately. Finally, this course describes how to rehearse a presentation -- a key step in building confidence for the real thing.

Basic Presentation Skills: Delivering a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6237
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course describes how to make your delivery successful and memorable. It covers techniques for managing stage fright -- the biggest problem most speakers have. It also explains how to set the right environment for your presentation by making the right choices about room layout and by preparing the room, including the equipment, lighting, and temperature. You'll also find out how to use your voice and body language to deliver your message clearly and effectively. Finally, the course outlines guidelines for handling audience questions -- an area most speakers are also very concerned about.

Basic Presentation Skills: Planning a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6235
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
A presentation can be immeasurably improved if you devote sufficient time and attention to three key steps -- analyzing your audience, organizing your ideas, and selecting an appropriate presentation method. This course describes how to plan effectively for a presentation by carrying out these steps.

Biofuel Production Operations
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.720
Fee: $2,595
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program will give you the education you need to begin an exciting career in biofuel production. As a biofuel production operator, your job will be to ensure the quality and purity of the biofuel your plant produces. This involves inspecting and repairing equipment, operating computer systems, and handling lab equipment. This online program will ensure you have the skills you need to handle these tasks. At the present time, hundreds of facilities worldwide are producing biofuels. Over the next few decades many advances will be made in this field, and hundreds of new facilities will be built to produce this type of fuel. This opens a new field for potential workers. For decades to come, biofuels will be produced and consumed in the United States, creating an ongoing demand for biofuel production workers.

Boosting Your Website Traffic
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.13
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your website copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions.

Business Coaching Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.01
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support, bringing benefits to both employers and employees. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees' performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. Note: This is an online, instructor-led class. You must have internet access and audio (speakers) to participate. In the online classroom, you will listen to audio lectures, view slides and even take optional quizzes to test yourself. Post comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor. Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion. Participate anytime day or night, as little or as often as you like.

Business Writing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.57
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Learn the key techniques you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls and acquire business writing principles that will stand you in good stead for years to come.

Business Writing: How to Write Clearly and Consisely
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.03
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course describes ways to make your writing more clear. Specifically, it covers the importance of using short, familiar words, appropriate connotations, concrete and specific language, and transitional words and phrases. The course also discusses ways to be more concise and explains some best practices for organizing content logically and appropriately.

Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Cyndie Koopsen Caroline Young
CRN: ED2GO316.12
Fee: $210
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission. Follow the 'Register' link for more details about the program and instructor.
Description
The Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health is designed to provide a multidisciplinary educational experience. This certificate will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. This program will: enhance your professional marketability; build your skills and competencies; fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals; and introduce you to an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective on health care.

Certificate in Gerontology
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Cyndie Koopsen Caroline Young
CRN: ED2GO316.11
Fee: $205
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission. Follow the 'Register' link for more details about the program and instructor.
Description
The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. The Certificate in Gerontology distinguishes you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of gerontology. The program enhances professional marketability; builds skills and competencies; fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals; and develops an interdisciplinary perspective on aging.

Certificate in Healthy Aging
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Cyndie Koopsen Caroline Young
CRN: ED2GO316.13
Fee: $65
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission. Follow the 'Register' link for more details about the program and instructor.
Description
In this course, you'll see how increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. You'll explore the characteristics of the healthy aging brain, and examine how cognitive function can be maintained into old age. The program also examines the ways physical activity can enhance well-being for seniors and uncovers the keys to longevity that allow some people to live to 100 years old. Finally, the program explores the role that intimacy and sexuality play in the health of seniors.

Certificate in Professional Technical Communication - Portfolio
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Edana Bondoc
CRN: JER213.2314
Fee: $1,200
Online. Offered in partnership with Techwriter-Certification. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This certificate is designed to help new and existing writers work within a range of styles specific to the field of technical writing while building a porfolio.This program focuses on advancing writing styles and competencies that impact on technical written reports, project proposals, feasibility studies, website communication, presentations, manuals, and other forms of technical correspondence. A well-rounded technical writer should have knowledge and writing experience across these areas. This program requires that the student follow specific instructions for each lesson. We have been careful to communicate exactly what is expected. The student may turn in their first writing sample to make sure they are on the right track for development of a portfolio, midway through and the end of the course. Since each lesson hinges on the previous one, the same methodology applies. It is the final portfolio that will be reviewed and graded by the administrator of the course.

Certificate in Teaching Adults
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.11
Fee: $295
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you! We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is the author of 'How to Teach Adults,' the best-selling book on the subject. The e-book version is included in your course fee.

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructors
CRN: ED2GO214.714
Fee: $1,595
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training Program will give you the specialized knowledge to enable a company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals through global sourcing, materials management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development.

Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Brad Sullivan
CRN: ED2GO214.106
Fee: $1,795
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative online training program will help you become an entry-level, certified pharmaceutical sales representative, even if you don't have pharmacology or medical education. Develop your knowledge in clinical pharmacology, physiology, and medical terminology. This knowledge will greatly enhance your understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and its selling process, and it will increase your hiring potential. Topics covered include general medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical pharmacology, managed care, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and definitions, drug sampling rules, PI descriptions, effective pharmaceutical selling techniques, and therapeutic classes and categories. The CNPR program was developed in partnership with the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sale Representatives (NAPSR). As a registered student of the CNPR program, you'll automatically become a member of NAPSR, and you'll be eligible to sit for the CNPR national certification exam at no additional cost.

Certified Online Instructor Program (COI)
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.13C
Fee: $795
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
The Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation is provided to those who successfully complete three courses: Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Fostering Online Discussion. Those students wishing to receive the COI designation must complete additional coursework, teach a course online, and receive student evaluation. The tuition of $795 includes registration in the three courses as well as all additional fees and requirements for the Certified Online Instructor. Additional information can be found online at http://www.teachingonthenet.org/courses/certified_online_instructor/.

Change Management Skills for HR Professionals
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.92
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Strategically utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as 'change management'. HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change. In this class participants will learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change. This class is beneficial to human resources professionals within organizations as well as those seeking to enter the field of Human Resource Strategy Consulting.

Collaborative Management
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.94
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus, and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of you team or organization.

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (Exam Voucher Included)
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.331
Fee: $1,695
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes, as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, this course teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA(TM) Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) Exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations, in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. This program is for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field and participate in the CompTIA HIT certificate exam. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive an exam voucher for HIT-001 at no additional cost.

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Tracey Rossi
CRN: ED2GO.904
Fee: $1,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Gain the skills you need to be a security professional and prepare yourself to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you'll be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment.

Conflict Management
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.66
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of the day engaged in or reacting to conflict situations. This study also identified that out of twenty-five management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and advancement. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace.

Content Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.16
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
You have a website, but why will your customers want to come back, or buy something, or take action? Do you really know whom you are selling to? Do you know what you want to say to them, or how you want to say it? Discover ways to identify who your ideal audience is. Learn how to create content that is engaging and purposeful. Determine what you want to say to your audience. Explore where and how to say it best! In one month you will be better equipped to create your own content marketing strategy and create a content-rich website that exceeds the needs of your visitors.

Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.33
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Cell phone apps are the latest way smart businesses are reaching their customers. It seems that nearly everyone is carrying and using smartphones these days! Savvy organizations across the globe are investing in building cell phone apps for their businesses. In this four-week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. The course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand how to quickly deploy smartphone applications.

Creating Web Pages
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Alan Simpson
CRN: ED2GO316.07
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidance, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables

Delivering High-Impact Sales Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.5466
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this course, you'll learn about the third major component of the strategic account sales (SAS) approach -- presentation. First, you'll learn how to plan and develop a high-impact presentation. You'll then explore ways to successfully deliver the presentation to your client audience. And finally, you'll learn how to follow up your presentation and maintain your sales momentum.

Designing Online Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 13, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.05
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, the phases of design and development, course design guidelines and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources, and designing the structure. We will discuss the phases of design, including development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing online interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. The textbook is 'The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips' (included in class fee).

Designing Successful Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.43
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Webinars have become a hot new meeting format that saves money and reaches more people than in-person meetings. They're being used for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization, then learn the four key strategies to make your own webinars more successful. You'll acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

Developing Hybrid Courses
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.45
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
For entrepreneurs, managers, and everyone in the workplace, understanding workplace ethics and etiquette is critical to individual and organizational success. This one-month course will reveal new information about the related but different concepts of business ethics and etiquette. Learn the how-tos of making ethical business decisions, then find out the five secrets of proper interaction in business and social settings to improve your communication and networking skills.

Developing Your Leadership Skills
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.55
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y (born 1980 - 1999), this course reveals the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ for influencing others. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others one-on-one, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do's and don'ts: what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do.

Developing Your Professional Career
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.56
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get to that next level in your career? This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you a step up. Whether you are leading a department or an organization, you will gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level.

Effective Business Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Ann Lindquist
CRN: ED2GO316.05
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.

Effective Copywriting
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.20
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. This one-month course will help you to develop the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid common writing mistakes that can hold you back.

Event Management and Design
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: James Monroe
CRN: ED2G0214.402
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design Online Training Program! This program is split up into two modules: Special Event Management and Special Event Design and Decoration. Each module includes multiple units complete with interactive presentations. Corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more are covered. You'll learn about the practicalities of planning events and the dazzle of designing them. From permits to pyrotechnics, this program will teach you how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events.

Extraordinary Customer Service
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.99
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Transform your customer service into something extraordinary, and more repeat business will improve your bottom line. Customer service separates you from your competition, and extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You'll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success.

Facebook for Business
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.26
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all your marketing areas. This is an intermediate class, assuming that you have already started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. Note: This is an online instructor-led course. You will need internet access and audio (speakers) to participate. You can participate in the course any time of day, any day of the week.

Fostering Online Discussion
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.06
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In the online classroom the relationships and interactions among people are the primary generators of learning. Come learn how to build online communities with the foremost authorities, authors of the popular book by the same title. Acquire a new understanding of redefining community in cyberspace. Find out the importance of a learning community. Learn about using dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and fostering inter-group and other forms of collaboration. Book is included in course fee.

Google Analytics
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.46
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing crucial opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques concerning website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You'll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leveraging more success from a website!

Graphic Design for Visual Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.10
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest, most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography, and basic design considerations. Learn the skills needed to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Graphic Design with Photoshop
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Laurie Ulrich Fuller Randy Rolen
CRN: ED2GO115.516
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Translate your creative talents into an enjoyable and in-demand career!  This nationally recognized training program will teach you the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image creation and editing. You¿ll start with the basics of graphic design and build your skills step by step, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists use. You¿ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover strategies for creating graphics that convey just the right message, style, and tone. By the time you¿re done, you¿ll be ready to create images that stand out from the competition¿and you¿ll be poised to begin a rewarding career in graphic design.

Growing Your Business with Self Publishing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.60
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
A publication or book can help you expand your business in a way no other form of advertising can. This practical course is designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations self-publish and gain a thorough understanding of this often-complicated marketplace. Get unique insights into finding your niche and developing customer-oriented information that builds customer relationships. Find out your publishing options and how to select the best pathways given your business objectives. Learn the steps to designing, formatting, and working with a printer to print books and publications in small quantities economically. Come away with an understanding of the decision-making framework and what factors drive decisions in self-publishing to enhance customer relations, generate repeat business, and attract new customers.

Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.4804
Fee: $40
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The goal of this course is to examine the profound physical and psychological benefits of physical activity and movement. The various types of physical activity and factors of an effective exercise program are described, along with their associated benefits and risks. The course also reviews the mechanics of breathing and two types of movement activities: yoga and Tai Chi Chuan. Finally, the important steps required for initiating a physical activity program are outlined.

Holistic Stress Management
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.4797
Fee: $50
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The goal of this course is to explore holistic stress management techniques including self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, effective communication, guided imagery, social support, art therapy, and journaling.

ICD-10 Medical Coding
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Carline Dalgleish
CRN: ED2GO214.110
Fee: $1,795
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2014. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it's important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system. This online program offers you a comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. This training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnostics and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. In addition, you will find information on the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology.

Improving Email Promotions
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.12
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. Then find out how to analyze your email response rates, including getting the benchmarks for open rates and click-through rates. Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing. Get a basic introduction to email promotions. If you are advanced, your instructor is an email expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.37
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Come away with a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social networks for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social network using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Your instructor will help you choose which social network tools are right for your situation, and how to integrate them into your web site to develop a social networking strategy for your organization. Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing.

Intermediate Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.19
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Many business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may need to look at relationships between variables. For instance, does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you'll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

Intermediate Video Game Design
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.63
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to exceed 100 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. PwC predicts that by 2019 social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.

Intermediate Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.85
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Anyone wanting to find out how to create effective and dynamic websites and applications will want to take this course, including webmasters or graphic designers already creating static websites wishing to take their skills to the next level. You will acquire the fundamentals of the most popular Web 2.0 technologies and come away with a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized.

Introduction to 3-D Printing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.42
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
3D printing has been hailed as the solution to all manufacturing problems. Obviously that is exaggerated, but what is it good for, and when is traditional manufacturing still the better choice? In this course you will learn how to separate the real promise of the technology from the hype, and understand the workflow for a consumer-level 3D printer. You will become familiar with some typical online databases of objects available to print, and get a bit of experience with free or open-source software for all stages of the process. This class will be primarily focused to introduce you to the tools of the open 3D printer ecosystem, but the principles will apply to consumer 3D printers in general.

Introduction to Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.18
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have access to vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Beverly Richards Schulz
CRN: ED2GO316.06
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements 11, 12, or 13, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking.

Introduction to Game Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.62
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Gaming is increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond mere entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it may be applied in your field.

Introduction to Inbound Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.15
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Inbound marketing is a process of using your website in a way to attract visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. The average human today is inundated with more than two thousand outbound marketing interruptions per day - and we all try to block or ignore them. Caller ID, spam filters, TiVo, and satellite radio are all things we use today so that we can avoid being marketed to. In this course you will discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email addresses, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales.

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Linda Aksomitis
CRN: ED2GO316.04
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Internet provides unlimited opportunities if you're a writer, whether you just have a few hours a week to blog or want a full-time publishing career or just plan to promote your books or business on the Web. There is no single way to become successful writing for the Web, so this course shows you the hundreds of different choices you have, and helps you set your own goals. In fact, by the end of the course, you'll have your very own publishing plan, from the steps to take in developing your writer's platform or brand, to the markets that will help you accomplish your goals.

Introduction to Mobile Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.32
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
More than half of US consumers who've made purchases on their smartphones have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Smartphone sales exceeded $420 million in 2011, and analysts forecast they will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2016. The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. Learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones.

Introduction to Project Management
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.21
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In today's business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution. Come learn the skills, tools, and templates to develop and maintain a project with confidence. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements will be provided. Software requirements: access to 2013 or newer MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader.

Introduction to Social Media
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.35
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication. Learn what social networks are and their role in your business and personal life. Discover the top sites and how businesses are using them for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients. Explore the options for your organization. Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing. Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube. Your instructor is a nationally-known speaker, consultant and trainer on social networks and social media.

Keys to Customer Service
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.50
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Learning to build your customer service skills can have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. Become skilled at being an exceptional service provider: the payoff can be enormous!

Leadership Principles
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.54
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially for Gen Y (born 1980 - 1999), this course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it take to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class.

LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.96
Fee: $695
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven Units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final Unit focuses on exam preparation. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion.

LERN 3D Printing for Educators
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.22C
Fee: $345
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open-source and free software. There are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future. The two classes are Introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Printed Science and Math: Visualizations and Experiments.

LERN Certificate in Basic Game Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.19C
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, become able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games. This course includes two classes: Introduction to Game Design and Intermediate Video Game Design.

LERN Certificate in Blended Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.14C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Blended/hybrid courses have been found to be superior for student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. Blended structure gives students a better learning experience, and it gives the teacher the ability to make better use of instruction time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Learn the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to impact student learning. This certificate program consists of three one-month classes: Advanced Teaching Online, Developing Hybrid Courses, and The Flipped Classroom.

LERN Certificate in Business Writing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.17C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading. Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings. Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success. This certificate program consists of three courses: Business Writing, Effective Copywriting, and Writing News and Press Releases.

LERN Certificate in Customer Service
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.09C
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes that much more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization's success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won't find anywhere else. This certificate program consists of two one-month courses: Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service.

LERN Certificate in Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.16C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This certificate program consists of three courses: Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis, and Advanced Data Analysis.

LERN Certificate in Designing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.12C
Fee: $345
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Finally, you can acquire the best professional development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information which can be very successful for your organization, provided you implement good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization and learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences, supported by webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinar meetings. Earn a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars. This certificate program consists of two courses: Designing Successful Webinars and Managing & Marketing Webinars.

LERN Certificate in Leadership Development
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.23C
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980 - 1999), this certificate provides practical how-to information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in the workplace and society. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ for influencing others. You can become a leader if you know the do's and don'ts: what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. At the end of completing this three-course certificate, you will come away with a fresh understanding, a new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information you need to move your leadership development into high gear. The three classes are Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career.

LERN Certificate in Online Teaching
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.08C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online: get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching. This certificate program consists of three courses Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Fostering Online Discussion.

LERN Certificate in Presentation Media
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.07C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Presentation media are key to communications, sales, speeches and all other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but can make your message more successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and learn the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Learn critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Prezi, Photoshop for Presentations, and Graphic Design for Visual Presentations.

LERN Certificate in Project Management
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.24C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In today's business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution. First, learn the skills, tools, and templates to develop and maintain a project with confidence. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements will be provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, we'll cover the ten Project Management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. The three classes are Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Processes, and Project Management Knowledge Areas.

LERN Certificate in Self-Publishing for Business
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.10C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
A publication or book can help you expand your business in a way no other form of advertising can. Whether you are with a small or large organization, this practical certificate is designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations self-publish non-fiction to promote and enhance core business goals such as customer retention and building your brand. Get unique insights into finding your niche and developing customer-oriented information that builds customer relationships. Find out about self-publishing print publications and books. Then discover how to go about creating, formatting and publishing an eBook. Most importantly, you will create a marketing plan so you can map out your steps from start to finish. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Growing Your Business with Self Publishing, Self Publishing eBooks, and Marketing Business Publications.

LERN Certificate in Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.21C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Online users say a website's design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition. First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS, with no prior knowledge of HTML or web design required. After the first course, you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. Then find out how to create effective and dynamic websites and applications. Come away with a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized. Finally, learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework. Plus explore CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks. Certificate consists of three one-month courses: Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.

LERN Certificate in Workplace Communication
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.11C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies. Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want. Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. You will be learning from some of our more popular instructors, and taking away new how-to skills that work. This certificate program consists of three courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation - Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.

LERN Digital Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.06C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to Digital Marketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and employing online advertising. This material is relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profit, and government agencies, and no prior eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your expert instructors can provide the latest, most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Web Site Traffic, and Online Advertising.

LERN Inbound Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.05C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Inbound marketing is a way to help potential customers find you through organic search. It is a process of using your website in a way that attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. Inbound marketing can be more effective than outbound marketing, which is the one-sided push of sales messages to potential customers, and it represents the future of the way we market in the 21st Century. Discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email addresses, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Introduction to Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, and Advanced Inbound Marketing.

LERN Management Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.25C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus, and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. Finally, get the keys to managing different generations in your workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. The three classes are Management Boot Camp, Collaborative Management, and Managing Generations in the Workplace.

LERN Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.04C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Different social networks have distinct characteristics, different features, and unique methods for developing a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Get a skill set for working and managing different social media platforms. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. You will get a firm foundation in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook platforms. Come away with an understanding of these social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Twitter, Facebook for Business, and LinkedIn for Business.

LERN Mobile Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.03C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobile devices. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones, including step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Finally, get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Introduction to Mobile Marketing, Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business, and Advanced Mobile Marketing.

LERN Productivity & Time Management Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.26C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to evaluating outcomes and results. Boost your productivity by managing your time better. Discover the Top Ten most effective time management techniques to increase your work outcomes without using more time. Take home new 21st century techniques and strategies. Then find out about the exciting Productivity eTools that are available now, and utilize technology to boost your productivity. Finally, get the latest best information on documenting your own productivity and managing the productivity of others. The three classes are New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity & Time Management, Productivity eTools, and Managing Productivity.

LERN Social Media for Business Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.02C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market, and serve your customers and clients. Exploring Facebook, Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, uncover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks, and discover how each specific social networks works and the applicability to your organization. Learn how social networks may be used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing and what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write and train others on social networks. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Introduction to Social Media, Marketing Using Social Media, and Integrating Social Media in Your Organization.

LERN Video Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.01C
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Video Marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Data indicates that shoppers who view product videos are 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good Search Engine Optimization has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect people. Video also leads to an 'emotion' trigger that plain text cannot do. This certificate program consists of two one-month courses: Video Marketing and YouTube for Business.

LERN WordPress Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through November 3, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.27C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. The three classes are Website Setup, WordPress Fundamentals, and Advanced WordPress.

LinkedIn for Business
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.27
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and the website for professionals to network, build business relationships, and provide or receive referrals. Most people rarely get beyond setting up a profile and therefore miss out on all the advanced features that have come to make LinkedIn so popular. Learn how to set up your personal profile so that it gets noticed by others. Discover how LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, recruit new employees, and find new jobs. This class will cover all the intricacies of LinkedIn to help you create, customize, and optimize your presence on LinkedIn. Note: This is an online instructor-led course. You will need internet access and audio (speakers) to participate. You can participate in the course any time of day, any day of the week.

Management Boot Camp
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.93
Fee: $295
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation, and we'll discuss the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro: quickly and with confidence.

Managing & Marketing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.88
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow-up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs-assessment model, and learn our five secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, low-cost and effective, limiting your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.

Managing Generations in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.95
Fee: $175
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Generations X and Y are significantly different from the Boomer generation. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace. Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers, and find what messages they value. Then identify practical tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.

Managing Productivity
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.53
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Whether you are measuring and documenting your own productivity or managing the productivity of others, acquire the four new management systems and procedures to maximize productivity in your work organization. Move your skill set from the last century's system of managing time to this century's management of productivity. With a growing number of people in the workforce working remotely, these four new management systems allow you to successfully manage both office or on-site workers and those working from a distance, including home. After completing this course, you will have a new set of management skills to manage both your own productivity and that of others in the new work environment of this century.

Marketing Business Publications
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.61
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Having a book idea and publishing it is only half the recipe for success. Find out how to get the word out to your target market. Discover the various marketing avenues for your non-fiction business publication or book. Discover new tips for 'old-school' marketing. Then acquire information on how to use social media sites that make sense for your audience. Most importantly, you will create a marketing plan so you can map out your marketing steps from start to finish.

Marketing Using Social Media
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.36
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social networks. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social networks, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You'll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what's right for your work and kind of organization. Your instructor is a director of marketing for a national association, who writes and speaks on the topic.

Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.122
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Included in the Medical Transcription program are 10 inpatient case studies, 10 inpatient reports that are used as extra assignments, 25 outpatient reports, and 10 outpatient reports that are used as extra assignments. Each of these reports has been taken from hospital medical records. The reports include history and physical examinations, radiology reports, operative procedures, pathology reports, consultations, discharge summaries, a death summary, an autopsy report, and correspondence. Reports are digitally recorded so that you can get the experience of transcribing them. Different regional accents and background noises, which duplicate real-life situations, are used in the recorded dictation, and the speed of the dialogue picks up as you go forward through the program. Transcription times will vary, depending on the length of the case study and your keyboarding skills, command of the English language, and knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology. You'll be able to check your work immediately, which gives you multiple opportunities to practice transcribing before you submit full reports for the instructor to grade. To become a medical transcriptionist, it's important that you possess excellent editing and proofreading skills. You should have a basic understanding of a word-processing program and be proficient at keyboarding, creating documents, e-mailing, and printing.

Microsoft Web Developer
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Sean Holmes
CRN: ED2GO214.314
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Gain the Web development skills that can put you ahead of your competition! In today's highly competitive workplace, Microsoft Web Developer certification will show employers that you have the skills they're seeking. Learn how to develop Web pages using .NET Framework 3.5. When you've completed the program, you'll have the foundational knowledge you need to take the Microsoft 70-536 and 70-562 exams and earn a certification as a Microsoft Web Developer. Skills you'll master in this program include installing and using Visual Studio 2008, using web developer express, and debugging code. You'll also explore HTML concepts, elements and tags, attributes, hyperlinks and anchors, image management, XML, CSS, .NET programming, ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, ASP .NET Web Applications, and .NET Framework 3.5.

Negotiation: Get What You Want
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.67
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life. Knowing strategies to clarify what you want and how to prioritize your needs will ensure that you get more of what's essential. Having the skills to help others get what they want will improve relationships and increase your odds of success in the future. Work with a pro to learn how to plan, implement and win in the bargaining process. Save time, grow your business network and gain confidence when dealing with even the shrewdest of deal-makers. Invest in these skills now and reap a lifetime of rewards.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.64
Fee: $175
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
NLP is a powerful change management tool that can transform the way people think and act, creating a great impact both professionally and personally. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand the needs, motivations and behaviors of your staff, your customers, and yourself.

New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.51
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Time is even more valuable in this century then in the last. How effectively you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in so many ways. You'll get tips and techniques you won't get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Whether you are managing your own time, or other's time, come away with proven tips to put into practice next Monday morning.

Onboarding New Employees
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.28
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Help ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the organization. Onboarding of employees begins well before traditional new-hire orientation and has far-reaching implications. At the conclusion of the one-month course you will have constructed an Onboarding Program for use in your own organization.

Online Advertising
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.14
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low-budget AdWord campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions.

Online Signature Wedding and Event Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017
Instructor: Staff
CRN: WEP118.02
Fee: $1,295
Online.
Description
In this online course, you will learn how to design signature events using techniques and formulas used by the industry's most recognized leaders in event design and decor. This course walks you through step-by-step processes, pricing formulas, and design techniques used to create and transform ordinary spaces into theatrical environments as you translate a client's vision into reality. This is an online, instructor-led course. You must have Internet access to participate. Students will have six months to complete the certification once starting the program. You may begin the program at any time.

Personal Finance
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Matt Crabtree, CFP
CRN: ED2GO316.10
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make.

Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Ken Baldwin
CRN: ED2GO115.115
Fee: $2,595
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
If you're interested in developing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults, the Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults Online Program is for you! The certificate program incorporates standards from the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, in collaboration with and endorsed by the World Health Organization. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc, who works with us to bring you this program, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2010-2013). Providership # 672784. This program is approved for 50 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.

Photoshop for Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.09
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire the skills needed to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of this popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as handling text, working with layers, and managing image file properties. Discover the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Podcasting
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.47
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers, and people with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business. Learn how to take your business or hobby and turn it into a podcast. This one-month step-by-step course will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear.

Prezi
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.08
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Productivity eTools
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.52
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Find out the top 40 favorite applications and eTools of productive workers. Get the latest tools, sites, and iPhone and iPad applications to turbo-charge your work and simplify your life. Then discover how to select the right tools for your needs, evaluate your productivity system, and develop a framework that gets things done. Learn about different new productivity tools each week, while also conducting an evaluation of your own productivity needs. After completing this course, you will work more efficiently and uncover more time in your day.

Project Management Knowledge Areas
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.23
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In today's business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project Management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. The Project Management Professional community does this through the five Project Management Processes supported by the ten Project Management Knowledge Areas. This course introduces the student to the Project Management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the Project Management Processes.

Project Management Processes
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.22
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, currently in a project management field, or employed in any line of work. Come away with a solid foundation of the five processes to learn and use when any type of project occurs in your employment arena.

Responsive Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: David Karlins
CRN: ED2GO316.09
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this course, you'll learn to identify and address every aspect of responsive Web design: from scaling elements and adjusting page layout, to adapting color schemes and implementing accessible forms. You'll master how to use HTML5 linked to media queries in CSS3 to adapt content to fit your user's viewport, and see how jQuery Mobile can help you to mobile sites.

Retail Customer Service Skills Training
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.236
Fee: $850
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Retail Customer Service Skills Training Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today¿s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment and wanting to advance in their careers or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.

Retire Rich: Smart Steps for 20 and 30-somethings
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.87
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Do you want to achieve financial independence and true freedom to indulge in whatever makes you happy? Do you want to live life to the fullest, while only working when you want to? Imagine how great it would be to spend all of your time doing the things that matter most to you, all the while knowing you are financially secure. Envision your future free from the typical 9-to-5 grind. This course can show you how. Did you know 56% of Americans retire with less than $10,000 and that many people, even rich people, live paycheck to paycheck? It does take planning, but it is attainable and the sooner you begin, the better off you will be! Investing can be intimidating, especially if you have never done it before or know what to do. No one is born knowing how to be smart with money, and most people are not taught this at home or at school. But it is not that complicated, and this course will show you how to budget, plan, and invest for a comfortable retirement and successful future.

Romance Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Priscilla Kissinger
CRN: ED2GO316.02
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Romance is the #1 selling genre in mass-market fiction with readers clamoring for more! To pen a novel romance readers love, you'll need to understand how to meet and exceed their expectations -- exactly what this class will focus on. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will help you broaden your skills and understand exactly what makes a romance reader finish a book with that "Ahh" of satisfaction.

Search Engine Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.213
Fee: $1,895
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
All courses in the Search Engine Marketing Program are tutor-supervised with a tutor assigned to guide students through the lesson material and review their assignments. The program has been designed specifically to prepare students for immediate employment in the search industry. Employers and supervisors can verify a student¿s level of proficiency via their Certification Status page. Job candidates who are certified in search engine marketing may well have an edge over their fellow applicants. This program will walk students through the step-by-step process of setting up new Google AdWords and Bing Ads advertising accounts and assist them in structuring their campaigns to achieve their maximum conversion potential across the Google, Yahoo, and Bing networks. This program will provide students with $75 Google AdWords advertising credit and $100 Bing Ads advertising credit. The credit will help students launch search marketing campaigns for their websites and / or companies. The ability to work on a live advertising campaign will enhance each student's experience and provide a useful testing ground for growing a business.

Search Engine Optimization
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.214
Fee: $1,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
All courses in the Search Engine Optimization Program are tutor-supervised with a tutor assigned to guide students through the lesson material and review their assignments. The program has been designed specifically to prepare students for immediate employment in the search industry. Employers and supervisors can verify a student¿s level of proficiency via their Certification Status page. Job candidates who are certified in search engine marketing may well have an edge over their fellow applicants. This program will provide students with $75 Google AdWords advertising credit and $100 Bing Ads advertising credit. The credit will help students launch search marketing campaigns for their websites and / or companies. The ability to work on a live advertising campaign will enhance each student's experience and provide a useful testing ground for growing a business.

Self Publishing eBooks
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.48
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Today, eBooks are becoming more popular than ever, especially with the adoption of the iPad and other tablet computers. In addition to publishing fiction and nonfiction books, individuals and companies are using eBook publishing as a way to market products, services and ideas. Come discover what makes a great eBook and how you go about creating, formatting and publishing your eBook. Learn the steps necessary to create your eBook with text, photos, illustrations, audio, videos and hyperlinks to websites. Understand the different options you have in self-publishing and distributing your eBook. Students will leave this class knowing not only how to make an eBook, but also how to market it.

Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Faculty
CRN: ED2GO.713
Fee: $2,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
After completing this premier certification program, you'll establish yourself as a sustainable business professional. You'll be ready to take responsibility for coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy across multiple functional areas, including sales, marketing, communications, new product development, global supply chain, operations, and corporate social responsibility. You'll start by learning the basics of green purchasing. Next you'll cover corporate social responsibility, and carbon strategies. You'll also explore environmental accounting, green transportation, and sustainability consulting. Upon registering, you are given an initial twelve months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of one month is available with a fee of $25.

Solar Power Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.722
Fee: $1,895
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Get the renewable energy training you need as you learn the basics of solar systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Examine the history of photovoltaic solar power, and gain a sense for where the PV industry is headed. We'll start with basic safety, including how to avoid potential accidents and how to create a safe work environment as well as the use of protective equipment. You'll master the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using solar path diagrams. Upon completion of this program, you'll have a thorough understanding of PV applications, working safety as it pertains to this field, basic electricity, and PV module fundamentals.

Stress Management
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.75
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Stress isn't the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amplify our anxiety and use up all our steam. Potentially stressful events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block!

Supervisory and Leadership Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.38
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy-to-understand and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor's role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately. Note: This is an online instructor-led course. You can participate day or night, any day of the week at your own pace. This program has been approved for 32 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute.

Technical Writing & Communication Industry Certificate - Mastery Level
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Diane D'Amico
CRN: JER213.1727
Fee: $1,599
Online. Offered in partnership with Techwriter-Certification. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This is a comprehensive program comprised of exercises, projects, checklists, quizzes, and case studies that are geared exclusively towards all aspects of technical communications. This program provides resources and information that will enable you to advance your skill set to a mastery level. We invite both experienced and novice technical communicators to enhance your skill set and become familiar with the concepts presented in this comprehensive program. This program utilizes a textbook and companion website that is closely identified with the course objectives. You will be provided with valuable weblinks that are relative to the subject area and can also be used as a reference tool after the program has been completed. You may choose one project at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts presented and use the guidelines that are provided to perform specific activities. The principles of effective technical communication are continuously enforced throughout the entire program. Participants will be able to use the quiz to test skill level and conduct valuable research applicable to each area. Due to the nature of this program, we recommend that you apply the techniques and guidelines found in both appendices in the textbook to all of your projects. In order to reach this mastery level, you are required to understand, recognize, and apply the proper grammar, usage, and mechanics to all of the work you perform and submit.

Telecommuting Basics: Maximizing Productivity as a Remote Employee
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.7090
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course provides an introduction to telecommuting, including helping you determine whether telecommuting is right for you, given the type of job you have and the tasks involved. It also provides information that will be useful for helping you set up your home office so you can be as productive as possible. You will learn about some of the challenges telecommuting presents, and some solutions that will help you create and maintain a productive remote work environment.

The Flipped Classroom
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.49
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
The flipped classroom concept changes routinized, boring education into a vibrant exchange of ideas and group learning that makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. In this course we will explore what defines a flipped classroom, why it is important, what the advantages are, how to implement, and discuss some examples of how others have benefited from this practice.

Twitter
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.25
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Twitter is a hot social media platform these days - and everyone seems to be using it! Learn the best way to take advantage of the unique opportunities Twitter offers, and discover how to create relationships and network with your key constituents. Find out the best, and easiest, techniques for successful interactions in the Twitterverse.

Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Perform
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.68
Fee: $295
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Understanding yourself and others will increase your overall effectiveness at work, home, and in all of your relationships. Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don't share your same style. Course fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review.

Video Game Design and Development
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.605
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Using a comprehensive and analytical approach to game engine architectures, this program offers you the opportunity to learn how to effectively implement game ideas. The curriculum is divided into eight modules covering five major areas of study: programming languages, mathematics skills, 3D graphics pipeline programming, real-time game engine architectures, and artificial intelligence algorithms. Developing and managing the complex environments for games and related visualization applications is a challenging task, but with the right training and professional guidance, the challenge becomes much less daunting.

Video Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.39
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Sight, sound and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Video is very hypnotic and it quickly speeds up the 'know, like, and trust' factors with your audience. Discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewers, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness. Find out how to shoot simple, effective videos without costly fancy equipment or advanced technical skills. Discover the secrets to creating content that commands attention. Learn how to dominate Google and YouTube with your videos and use YouTube strategically to market your business 24/7 - even while you sleep!

Web Design Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructors
CRN: ED2GO314.517
Fee: $2,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Are you a creative person? Do you envision an idea and then wish you could bring it to life? Web design may be the perfect field for you. Every good business needs to present the best image to an audience. In the fast-paced world of web design, you can help companies and organizations present their best images using a mix of modern technology and the proper design principles. Using these tools, you may be the one to convey your client¿s or employer¿s message to the public. In this course, you will learn the technology, philosophy, and proper rules to bring web creativity to life. You will also gain practical skills in the art of planning and managing the development of a web project.

Web Design Value Suite
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Alan Simpson
CRN: ED2GO316.08
Fee: $261
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Suite includes Creating Web Pages, Intro to CSS3 and HTML5, and Intro to Javascript. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. Then add more power to your programming with JavaScript. This programming language lets you add interactivity to your pages by creating features such as buttons, picture carousels, and collapsible panels to your web pages.

Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.82
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Online users say a website's design is the number one criterion for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition. Discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. Throughout the course you will get the info you need to plan and design effective web pages and how to implement web pages by writing code. And discover ways to enhance web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, and images.

Webmaster
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Matt Scofield Randy Rolen
CRN: ED2GO214.308
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Webmasters design, develop and maintain web sites for companies, institutions and organizations. As a Webmaster, you might be called upon to work in a group developing interactive e-commerce or e-business sites. You could be in control of an auction site, a discussion group, an online newsletter, a physician's appointment page, an organization's membership site, or you could be developing a marketing presence for a new product. Webmasters are often the first to test new and state-of-the-art equipment as well as the latest software. They're allowed to indulge in artistic and professional freedoms rarely seen in any other industry - and can often work from home or use flextime. This Webmaster Online Training Program starts with Web page development and introduces new concepts by involving you in active Web page implementation.

Wind Energy Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.718
Fee: $2,395
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this program, you'll learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and characteristics of energy sources. This program covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

WordPress Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through October 8, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.72
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topic include introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more.

Writing News and Press Releases
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.58
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace. Getting the word out is an essential activity for every organization. Discover the skills good journalists have and learn how to craft a news story, press release or publicity notice that will get attention.

Writing the Fantasy Novel
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Laura Anderson
CRN: ED2GO316.01
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Fantasy is an increasingly popular genre of fiction, and now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! This course is perfect whether you have an idea for a book or even if you don't know where to start.

YouTube for Business
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.40
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Increase your business with YouTube, the online video site and now the second-largest search engine. Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Find out what types of video work best on YouTube, how other business organizations are using YouTube, how to create your own YouTube channel, and the techniques of adding captions, annotations and other extra features. YouTube can enhance your current marketing and communication strategy. After completing this course you will take away proven strategies and techniques for making YouTube work successfully for your organization.

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