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Session I: Certificate in Business Writing: 3 Course Bundle

$495

with Kathryn Lynch-Morin

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

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. 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. Courses may be taken individually at a cost of $195 each. CEUs/ILUs available. Business Writing - Feb 1 - 26 or April 5 - 30 Effective Copywriting - March 1 - 26 or May 3 - 28 Writing and News Press Releases - April 5 or June 7 - July 2

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

$495

with Scott Follett

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) model. After completing this challenging course, Six Sigma Green Belts serve their organizations as a trained specialist able to work on Six Sigma projects that benefit the organization. Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to have a project during the course. The instructors and mentors work closely with the class to not only teach the material but to guide candidates as they work on projects. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt Feb. 1-26, or Apr 5-30 Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt Mar 1-26, or May 3-28, Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt Apr 5-30, or June 7-July2.

Social Media for Business Certificate: 3 Course Bundle

$495

with Nicole Siscaretti & Jennifer Selke

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. 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 come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Courses may be taken individually at the cost of $195 each. Please call the office to register for individual courses. CEUs/ILUs 4.8 Introduction to Social Media: Feb 1-26, or Apr 5-30 Marketing Using Social Media: Mar 1-26, or May 3-28 Integrating Social Media: Apr. 5-30, or June 7-July 2

Spanish for Medical Professionals: February

$290

with Cristina Sempe

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 8 weeks

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare.Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. NOTE: Students will also need to order an eBook for under $15, or the paperback book version; Students will purchase (on their own) McGraw-Hill Education Complete Medical Spanish, 3rd Edition: ISBN-13: 978-0071841887. The eBook version is available at Barnesandnoble.com. You can also purchase the paperback book version if you wish, available from numerous sources including Amazon. CEUs/ILUs: 3.2 Length (in hours): 32

SQL Certificate: 3 Bundle Course Feb-April

$595

with Cecelia Allison

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 , runs for 12 weeks

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is one of the most in demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. Learning SQL can also lead to a job that is specific to analyzing data such as a data analyst, a quality assurance analyst, or a business analyst. You will quickly progress from creating simple SQL queries that query a single table to querying multiple tables simultaneously. You’ll also learn how to alter data in a database and how to gather significant statistics from data stored in a database. Finally, you'll learn techniques that will enable you to write powerful queries that perform complicated searches and sorts on your data.  CEUs/ILUs 4.8

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.

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.





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