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Online Courses & Certificates in Noncredit Programs

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. Visit our online partners page to access each partner’s SPCS-branded portal and find the right program for you.

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.

401(k) Training and Certificate Program
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Charlie Bross
CRN: JER313.1586
Fee: $359
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
401(k) plan implementation, communication, and administration are some of the hardest and most complex tasks undertaken by organizations. Our 401(k) Plan Training & Certificate Program is loaded with information on plan design, administrative options, and compliance requirements - all written in non-legal terms and supported with numerous tips, examples and interactive questions - that help you to understand the many and complex 401(k) rules. By taking this course you will learn: What documentation is required to implement and operate a 401(k) plan; Which employees can be specifically included or excluded from plan participation; How to properly handle loans, distributions, vesting, and taxation; How to properly administer plan forfeitures; To understand and comply with non-discrimination rules and/or perform non-discrimination tests; What fiduciary responsibilities your organization has; To comply with annual reporting requirements. This course contains numerous quizzes to help you measure your progress and mastery of the materials. You can also earn a "Certified 401(k) Administrator" designation.

A Fool-Proof Method for Conducting a Job Search
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.667
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
By the end of the course, you will have all the information you need to uncover the hidden job market. The student will be able to design a job search plan, customized to your individual needs, to give you maximum results in the shortest time. Learn how to apply the three R`s of successful job searching: Research, Rusing and Recruiting. You¿ll learn how to conduct an effective online job search and jump start your search with links to hundreds of the top sites online. You`ll be able to spot red flags and avoid perils that can sabotage your search efforts.

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.

Adobe Photoshop 7
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Frank Foster
CRN: JER213.1887
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Learn Adobe PhotoShop 7 the fun and easy way. These 6 training levels allow you to work at your own pace, as you follow along with the tutorials. A nationally recognized professional demonstrates every step to help speed the learning process. By following along with a working professional, you will gain mastery of Photoshop 7 quickly and easily. This course can be taken in a self-directed pace. You will have 1 year access to this course.

Adobe PhotoShop CS to CS2 Upgrade
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Nathan Bryant
CRN: JER213.1912
Fee: $269
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
If you're making the move to Photoshop CS2, this course is a must have. It will quickly bring you up to speed on what's new and how to make the best use of new features like Adobe Bridge, vanishing point, multiple layer control, smart object, image warp, and more.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Annmarie Bourgeois
CRN: JER213.2202
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects, achieve stunning visuals. Total Training is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on color correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4 new interface and enhanced tools.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended: Essentials
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Annmarie Bourgeois
CRN: JER213.2344
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course is for learning the way it needs to be; informative and engaging with fast results. Follow along with real-world techniques, and time-saving tips presented in a clear, concise manner that put the power of the world's leading image editing software in your hands.

Advanced Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.31
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you'll learn how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and how to communicate these results visually and verbally. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions using statistically significant information. Whether you're part of a home-based business or a large company, this class can take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Advanced Inbound Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Dan Belhassen
CRN: LRN117.17
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get under the hood of inbound marketing and learn how to monitor, measure, and manage the integrated results of your inbound marketing activities at a more advanced level. We'll focus on the data that actually matter and how they are influenced by visitor/user engagement. Gain deeper insights into user behavior: learn how to track meaningful conversations, measure visitor engagement, and use landing pages more effectively - including how to create forms that get results.

Advanced Mobile Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.34
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.

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.

Business Coaching Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.01
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support, bringing benefits to both employers and employees. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees' performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. Note: This is an online, instructor-led class. You must have internet access and audio (speakers) to participate. In the online classroom, you will listen to audio lectures, view slides and even take optional quizzes to test yourself. Post comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor. Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion. Participate anytime day or night, as little or as often as you like.

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

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

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

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

Certificate in Professional Technical Communication
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: John Reid
CRN: JER213.2314
Fee: $1,200
Online. Offered in partnership with Techwriter-Certification. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Certificate in Professional Technical Communication is designed to help new and existing writers work within a range of styles specific to the field of technical writing. This program focuses on advancing writing styles and competencies that affect 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. Not all technical writers will specialize, but it is likely that, at some point in your career, you will be called upon to author or edit a particular text. By applying the principles that will be taught to proposals and magazine articles, user guides and beyond, you can extend your capacity to cover a wide range of projects. No prerequisites are required. Those with industry experience should excel in this rigorous course of certificate-based study.

Certificate in Technical Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Andrew Watson David McMurray Diane D'Amico
CRN: JER213.198
Fee: $975
Online. Offered in partnership with Techwriter-Certification. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This certificate program has been designed for those who lack sufficient experience in the field or for those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction within the corporate workplace. The Certificate in Technical Writing program is instructor-led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry and technical writing university faculty. Consists of three modules.

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

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

Certified Online Instructor Program (COI)
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.13C
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/.

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

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

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.

Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.41
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.

Fostering Online Discussion
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Mary Dereshiwsky
CRN: LRN117.06
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.

Getting More from Books: Intro to Literary Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Staff
CRN: JER316.503
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with JER. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
You will learn to become an active reader and explore any book's message, plot, characters, structure, language, themes and more. You'll also learn how to identify and interpret traditional literary devices such as foreshadowing and symbolism. Unlike typical literature courses that fixate on terminology and 'correct' interpretations, this course focuses on your experience as a reader, making literary concepts fascinating and easy to understand.

Getting the Job Offer You Want
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.679
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
By the end of the of the course, you will have all the information you need to negotiate salaries and perks. Since getting a job is like making a sale, you'll review and apply the key secrets of top sales professionals to getting the best references, asking for the job and receiving the best offer.

Google+
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.71
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)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.10
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.

How to Interview like a Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.678
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
You'll learn the top 10 actions you can take to sell yourself and how to handle salary during an interview. Become a master of small talk with the 30-Day Rule. Learn about the pitfalls of interviewing and how to avoid them, how to act, what to wear, and what to say -- or not say -- during an interview. Find out what is expected of you and what you can expect of the interviewer.

How to Master Time Management
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.722
Fee: $55
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The scope of the course includes understanding time management theory/philosophy, keeping a time log/diary, handling stress, developing a system of organization, identifying priorities, setting and achieving goals, creative problem solving, scheduling/managing a small project, and timing teamwork. While this course focuses on teaching time management techniques to help people at work, it does not exclude way to manage one`s time outside work. One of the exciting aspects of this course is that it combines the best of the old and new theories of research of time management. Students will be encouraged to understand their time management challenges and adapt the suggestions to fit their management style/needs.

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.

Increase Productivity in 60 Minutes or Less
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.2302
Fee: $69
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Library is a structured program focusing on three areas: Productivity with E-mail, Effective Time Management, and Efficient Meetings. This program works towards increasing productivity and efficiency throughout the workplace in just 60 minutes or less! This library includes both a pre- and postsurvey for all three focus areas. This content library also includes return on investment (ROI) reporting features. The ROI reports are accessible for the administrator to manage and track employees. In addition, the employee will have access to their individual ROI report to view and track their progress from the Library.

Infographics
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.59
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)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Jennifer Selke
CRN: LRN117.37
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.

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 Podcasting
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.2305
Fee: $99
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The dissemination of recorded audio clips that are syndicated via the Internet is called a Podcast. But knowing what a Podcast is and understanding how to create your own Podcast to market your business, educate a community, share your opinion or just to have fun is quite different. Daniel Murphy demonstrates the basic elements required to produce your Podcast, including microphones, audio recording/editing software, mixers and soundcards. With step-by-step explanations and plenty of examples, this tutorial will help you produce and publicize your own professional sounding Podcasts to syndicate with the Internet community.

Learn How to Write the Kind of Cover Letter That Gets Results
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.634
Fee: $69
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The course is designed for individuals who want to get a potential employer to take action and give your resume thoughtful consideration. Since no one can be expected to change their mind or take action if they are not predisposed to do so, this approach helps break down barriers that might otherwise preclude achieving a successful outcome. This course begins with the creation of a baseline of written information (outline or document) that will be referred to at the end of the class for comparison. When this,the first assignment is completed it is put away, only to be referred to at the end of the course. You will then be given a series of 5 steps and corresponding assignments to work on as quickly as you care to. Each of these carefully ordered steps will bring you closer and closer to applying the method to your original written work (baseline). The final project is designed to take your original work and apply it to what you have learned. From the revised outline you will write a completed employment letter that should, when compared to the original work be remarkably different and substantively effective in its intent and purpose. Once the persuasive premises of communication are thoroughly understood you will be able approximate how your own written messages can be more effectively constructed and used in daily social and workplace interaction.

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Dominick Flarey
CRN: JER213.823
Fee: $1,029
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This certificate program will prepare you to begin a career as a legal nurse consultant. Many nurses are using their skills to practice full or part time in this area. This program will prepare registered nurses to practice in a variety of settings as a legal nurse consultant, including medical and nursing malpractice; expert witness role; toxic torts; product liability; insurance industry; law firms; health care related organizations; and as an entrepreneurial legal nurse consultant. Gain the knowledge and skills required to comprehensively analyze cases for attorney clients or other clients, and effective report writing skills and presentation skills for analyzed cases. You will be prepared to achieve certification by examination and become a legal nurse consultant.

LERN Certificate in Blended Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.14C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Blended/hybrid courses have been found to be superior for student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. Blended structure gives students a better learning experience, and it gives the teacher the ability to make better use of instruction time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Learn the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to impact student learning. This certificate program consists of three one-month classes: Advanced Teaching Online, Developing Hybrid Courses, and The Flipped Classroom.

LERN Certificate in Business Writing
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.17C
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 Data Analysis - Start Anytime
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: LERN Instructors
CRN: LRN117.161C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN. Start anytime after registration, complete within one year.
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 Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.16C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This certificate program consists of three courses: Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis, and Advanced Data Analysis.

LERN Certificate in Designing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 3, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.12C
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)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.18C
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)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.08C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online: get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching. This certificate program consists of three courses Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Fostering Online Discussion.

LERN Certificate in Presentation Media
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.07C
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)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.10C
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 Workplace Communication
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.11C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies. Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want. Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. You will be learning from some of our more popular instructors, and taking away new how-to skills that work. This certificate program consists of three courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation - Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.

LERN Digital Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.06C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to Digital Marketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and employing online advertising. This material is relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profit, and government agencies, and no prior eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your expert instructors can provide the latest, most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Web Site Traffic, and Online Advertising.

LERN Inbound Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.05C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Inbound marketing is a way to help potential customers find you through organic search. It is a process of using your website in a way that attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. Inbound marketing can be more effective than outbound marketing, which is the one-sided push of sales messages to potential customers, and it represents the future of the way we market in the 21st Century. Discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email addresses, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Introduction to Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, and Advanced Inbound Marketing.

LERN Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.04C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Different social networks have distinct characteristics, different features, and unique methods for developing a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Get a skill set for working and managing different social media platforms. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. You will get a firm foundation in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook platforms. Come away with an understanding of these social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Twitter, Facebook for Business, and LinkedIn for Business.

LERN Mobile Marketing Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.03C
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 Social Media for Business Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 6, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.02C
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.

LinkedIn for Business
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Jennifer Selke
CRN: LRN117.27
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)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.88
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)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.61
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.

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.

Online Advertising
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Dan Belhassen
CRN: LRN117.14
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low-budget AdWord campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions.

Online Signature Wedding and Event Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 1, 2016 through December 15, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: WEP117.02
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.

OSHA Training and Certification Program
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Charlie Bross
CRN: JER313.1588
Fee: $359
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Occupational Health & Safety Act (OSHA) has various and multiple requirements for workplace safety and reporting accidents. Our OSHA Training & Certificate Program provides the specifics you need to administer these important rules by taking you through the basics of OSHA's legal and reporting requirements and by providing detailed information on each requirement. This course contains numerous quizzes to help you measure your progress and mastery of the materials. You can also earn a "Certified OSHA Administrator" designation.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Charles Dominick
CRN: JER213.2107
Fee: $1,149
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
How can you acquire the most modern skills, achienve meaningful results, and convincingly prove your capabilities to today's employers? The Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification is an impressive purchasing certification that communicates that you are supremely qualified for achieving success. From reverse auctions and eProcurement to strategic sourcing to improving supplier performance and more, you'll learn exactly how to deliver results for your employer. Complete the six highly personal and interactive online classes of the SPSM Certification Program. Topics include: Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals; Microsoft Excel for Purchasing Professionals; Supply Management Contract Writing; Microsoft Project for Purchasing Professionals; Purchasing Best Practices; and Savings Strategy Development. You will then be qualified to take that SPSM Exam.

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

Stress Management
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.75
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!

Technical 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 certificate program that allows to you work at your own pace. Take online quizzes to test what you are learning and submit assignments for instructor review. You will focus on performing audience analyses, determining the purpose and structure for technical documents, utilizing visual and document design and managing complex documentation projects. No prerequisites are required; however, those with industry experience should excel in this rigorous course of certificate-based study. Average completion time, 3 months to 1 year.

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 EcoBroker Certificate Program
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.2308
Fee: $395
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The EcoBroker Certificate Course provides real estate professionals with basic information about "green" homes and business practices. The program contains three courses leading to the EcoBroker Certified(R) professional designation. These courses are provided online in a completely self-paced format. A live instructor is assigned to each student. The instructor provides feedback on various interactive exercises and is available for additional assistance.

The Flipped Classroom
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.49
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
The flipped classroom concept changes routinized, boring education into a vibrant exchange of ideas and group learning that makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. In this course we will explore what defines a flipped classroom, why it is important, what the advantages are, how to implement, and discuss some examples of how others have benefited from this practice.

Time Management
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.2297
Fee: $69
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course will give you an overview of the top issues related to managing your time effectively at work. You will learn ways to streamline your daily work along with skills that can help you to get more work done in less time.

Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor:
CRN: LRN117.78
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)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: Sally Klauss
CRN: LRN117.68
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.

Work-Life Balance
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: JER Online Instructor
CRN: JER216.2296
Fee: $69
Online. Offered in partnership with JER Online. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
There are a number of historical, societal, and workplace factors that can cause employees to have difficulty maintaining balance in their lives. In this course, you will learn concrete ways to identify areas of imbalance in your work/personal life as well as "best practice" techniques to achieve more balance in life.

Writing News and Press Releases
Course Offerings (1)
November 7, 2016 through December 2, 2016
Instructor: William Draves
CRN: LRN117.58
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.

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