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Bookkeeping Certificate
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Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon Defonteny

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Understanding Debits and Credits Sep 8 – Oct 2, General Ledger and Month End Procedures Oct 5 – 30, Closing Procedures and Financial Statements Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-financial Managers
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Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-financial Managers

$495

with Sharon Defonteny & Jodi Trana

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers Sep 8 – Oct 2, Cash is King Oct 5 – 30, Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Data Analysis
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Certificate in Data Analysis

$495

with John Rutledge, Mary Dereshiwsky & Jeff Kritzer

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

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. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE : Introduction to Data Analysis Sep 8 – Oct 2, Intermediate Data Analysis Oct 5 – 30 , Advanced Data Analysis Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Mastering Excel
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Certificate in Mastering Excel

$495

with Betsy Flanagan

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affect the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Mastering Microsoft Excel Sep 8 – Oct 2, Intermediate Excel Oct 5 – 30, Advanced Excel Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Project Management
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Certificate in Project Management

$495

with Andy Stanhope & Christina Mitchell

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Introduction to Project Management Sep 8 – Oct 2, Project Management Processes Oct 5 – 30, Project Management Knowledge Areas Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Web Design
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Certificate in Web Design

$595

with Tonya Wright & Marcus Lander

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

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. COURSE SCHEDULE : Introduction to Web Design Sep 8 – Oct 2 , Intermediate Web Design Oct 5 – 30, Advanced Web Design Nov 2 – 27

Digital Marketing Certificate
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Digital Marketing Certificate

$495

with Dan Belhassen & Susan Hurrell

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Improving Email Promotions Sep 8 – Oct 2, Boosting Your Website Traffic Oct 5 – 30, Online Advertising Nov 2 – 27

Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate
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Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

$545

with Andy Helmi

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required. COURSE SCHEDULE: Adobe Illustrator Essentials Sep 8 – Oct 2, Adobe Photoshop Essentials Oct 5-Oct 30, Adobe InDesign Essentials Nov 2 – 27





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