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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
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)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.31
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 Mobile Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.34
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 Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.86
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.

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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: Dan Belhassen
CRN: LRN317.13
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 (2)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.01
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
April 3, 2017 through May 26, 2017
Instructor: LRN Instructor
CRN: LRN217.011
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)
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.57
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.

Career Prep
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.65
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with basic career assessments, asking: Who are you? What interests you? What are you good at? And where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step, including resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. This Career Preparation class is designed for people who want to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves.

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.

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)
May 1, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.13C
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 in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.83
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without their consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they feel too old or not skilled enough. The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture.

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.

Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: Dan Belhassen
CRN: LRN317.33
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

Creative Problem Solving
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.51
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In today's business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem-solving model provided by this one-month course will enable you to become more successful. Many interpersonal and businesses relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, which can also be easily adapted to work at the individual level.

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.

Dementia Care
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.22
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
As Baby Boomers age, the 21st-Century workforce becomes challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This two-month course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and discusses practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines may benefit from expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services can also enhance your resume. Come away with increased knowledge to care for persons with dementia.

Designing Successful Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: William Draves
CRN: LRN317.43
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.45
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.

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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.20
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.

Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.41
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
It's a smart business practice and the right thing to do. Find out how to implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees to begin on Monday morning. Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Your instructors will detail and deliver practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. Take back practical tips on operating your indoor environments to consider air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort. For anyone pursuing a career in a company or in government where there is an effort to build awareness and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility.

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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.99
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.26
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: Mary Dereshiwsky
CRN: LRN317.06
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 Apps for Business
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.74
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Google offers a variety of web-based applications and tools to help you become more productive, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more. Move beyond the basic features you figured out on your own. Be able to use them to work collaboratively and increase productivity. Learn how to run online meetings and webinars. Learn the ins and outs of all the tools Google has to help you become more productive and improve your work communication skills. You will learn time saving tips and strategies to get more done in your work and personal life.

Google+
Course Offerings (2)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.71
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LRN Instructor
CRN: LRN217.711
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Google+ has over 300 million active users. Discover the best ways to use this popular and emerging social media platform to raise your online profile, while connecting with current and potential new contacts. This one-month course will discuss the advantages of using Google+, demonstrate how it can help your organization to engage existing users and grow your base, explore techniques for using the platform to create relationships, and expand your reach and knowledge in particular subject matter areas.

Graphic Design for Visual Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.10
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.

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.

Infographics
Course Offerings (2)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.59
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LRN Instructor
CRN: LRN217.591
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
This course will expose you to a powerful, concise way to present information. You will also learn the basics of designing infographics and learn how to make your own simple infographic.

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: Jennifer Selke
CRN: LRN317.37
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.19
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.63
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.85
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Anyone wanting to find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications will want to take this course. You may be a webmaster or a graphic designer already creating static websites wishing to take your skills to the next level. You will acquire the fundamentals of the most popular Web 2.0 technologies. You will take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized.

Introduction to Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.18
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 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 Social Media
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.35
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.

LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: Kelly Gearhart
CRN: LRN317.96
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 Certificate in Basic Game Design
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.19C
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 knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and having 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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.14C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.17C
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)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.09C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.16C
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)
July 3, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.12C
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 Google Tools
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.18C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top-notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but also speak at national conferences and train others. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+. Sometimes implementing just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability. This certificate program consists of three courses: Google Analytics, Google+, and Google Apps for Business.

LERN Certificate in Online Teaching
Course Offerings (1)
May 1, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.08C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.07C
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 Self-Publishing for Business
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.10C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.21C
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. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is 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/applications. Take away 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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.11C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.06C
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 Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.04C
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)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.03C
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 Product Prototyping on a Budget Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.20C
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Creating a prototype of a product used to be a very expensive proposition. Now, however, with the availability of consumer-level 3D printers and relatively easy-to-program custom electronics controlled by processors like the Arduino, it is possible to prototype many types of products yourself. This certificate consists of two classes; either one can be taken first. 3D printing can be used to create product mockups quickly, and is particularly useful for things like seeing how something feels to a user, seeing how a piece will fit with other existing pieces, and the like. It is still very difficult to scan an existing object and create a copy, and the class will talk about where the technologies stand for the areas that are not easy (yet). 'Maker' electronics include microprocessors like the Arduino, which have a free and open source ecosystem of software and compatible sensors that will allow you to create interactive prototypes that can detect motion, sound, and light, and control moving parts. There are even versions of these processors that can be integrated into garments or other fabric products. Taken together, these two classes will give you the skills to get started with these two aspects of low-cost prototyping, and give you an idea of what is possible and where to learn even more skills going forward. This course included two classes: Introduction to 3D Printing and Prototyping with Maker Electronics.

LERN Social Media for Business Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.02C
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)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.01C
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.

LinkedIn for Business
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: Jennifer Selke
CRN: LRN317.27
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.

Managing & Marketing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.88
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.

Marketing Business Publications
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.61
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.36
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.67
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.64
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.

Online Advertising
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: Dan Belhassen
CRN: LRN317.14
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)
June 1, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: Staff
CRN: WEP317.02
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.09
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.

Prezi
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.08
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.

Prototyping with Maker Electronics
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.44
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Arduino. 3D printing. Wearable tech. Your students or your kids may be talking about these things, but what is all this stuff, and how can you keep up and try to get ahead of them? This class will survey the core technologies found in makerspaces and give you a start in understanding what you will need to learn to create awesome technology projects. You will also learn how to find and sort through the many free resources online. Recommended optional e-book: Horvath and Cameron, The New Shop Class: Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino and Wearable Tech (Apress: 2015).

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.

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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.48
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
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)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.75
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)
June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: Sally Klauss
CRN: LRN317.38
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 (2)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.49
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LRN Instructor
CRN: LRN217.491
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.

Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.78
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Class, turn your cell phones - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can take advantage of this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more deeply. Find out how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students' learning, as well as your own teaching.

Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: Sally Klauss
CRN: LRN317.68
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.

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.

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.

Writing News and Press Releases
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: William Draves
CRN: LRN317.58
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)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.40
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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