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Wordpress Certificate: June
with Andy Helmi
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
Writing + News Press Releases: Part of the Certificate in Business Writing
with Kathryn Lynch-Morin
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. Acquire the skills good journalists have and learn how to craft a news story, press release or publicity notice that will get attention. CEUs/ILUs available.
with Jeff Kritzer
According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contact tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this course, based on CDC and public health guidelines. This contact tracer training will provide you with a skill which is in demand on the job market. While taking this training does not guarantee that you will become employed as a contact tracer, the information and skills you learn in the course will provide you with skills necessary to be considered for employment.
Topsham: Northstar Digital Literacy
with Sarah Juenemann
Want to earn certificates in a variety of basic computer skills to enhance your resume? Join this open lab to work through modules of your choice from the following list: Basic Computer, World Wide Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. You’ll work with a computer instructor in an individualized self-paced format through the modules that match your personal career and educational goals. Free to academic students. For more information, call Academic Counselor, Paul Elisha, at 729-7323, Ext.3, or Pauline Hanson-443-8255.