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Wordpress Certificate: February

$495

with Andy Helmi

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. During the first week, you will learn or refresh your knowledge of all the initial steps and the required elements for having a website. Then find out how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge about WordPress options and features. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding, learn about simple yet effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that improve your website ranking, and much more. After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 Feb 1- Apr 19

Adobe Photoshop Essentials: Part of the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

$225

with Andy Helmi

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of 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. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Access to Adobe Photoshop software required.

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Boosting Your Website Traffic: Part of the Digital Marketing Certificate

$195

with Dan Belhassen and Susan Hurrell

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. CEUs/ILUs available.

Cash is King: Part of the Certificate for Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

$195

with Jodie Trana

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Cash is the most important factor in business success. D&B reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow—more money gets paid out than collected. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. CEU/ILUs available.

Developing Your Leadership Skills: Part of the Certificate in Leadership Development

$145

with Tawanda McLauren and William Draves

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills. Learn the unspoken secrets leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts of an effective leader. CEUs/ILUs available.

Effective Copywriting: Part of the Certificate in Business Writing

$195

with Kathryn Lynch-Morin

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back. CEUs/ILUs available.

Extraordinary Customer Service: Part of the Certificate in Customer Service

$145

with Greg Marsello and Nanette Sanders-Cobb

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You'll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements getting you started on your pathway to success. CEUs/ILUs available.

General Ledger + Month End Procedures: Part of the Bookkeeping Certificate

$195

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

This course will show you how to make sure your general ledger balances by preparing an unadjusted trial balance, how to look for errors when you don’t balance, how to determine correct entries and how to verify debits and credits equal with an adjusted trial balance. CEUs/ILUs available.





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