All Classes

Scroll through the list of all classes that are included in the Outreach Catalog for this semester. We also have a variety of online class options available. All classes are listed in date order. You can register online for one or more classes. If you have questions or need help, please contact us at (501) 450-3118 or outreach@uca.edu.

Know Before You Go: College Planning – Getting Where You Want to Go (Virtual)

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Too many students wait until the summer before their senior year to start thinking about college. By that time, though, it may be too late to accomplish what their colleges expect from them. Grades and test scores are only part of the equation; extracurricular activities, much more may be part of the application, too. This workshop looks at the college planning process on a year-by-year basis, showing parents and students what needs to be done each year for students to look their best on college and scholarship applications.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, February 2 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Instructor: Donna Hill | Class 101 - Central Arkansas

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Fall Prevention and Home Safety (Virtual)

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) will present a free educational program to learn about how to identify and prevent the risk of falls, physical and mental consequences of falling, resources for safety checks and exercises for fall prevention.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, February 9 -

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Know Before You Go: Explore Your Future Career – Life After High School (Virtual)

College offers students a plethora of pathways to explore as students embark upon a new and exciting phase of life. The college experience becomes even more enriching when, before arriving to campus, you’ve already done a bit of exploration - especially along the lines of career interests and the fields of study that lead down those various paths. This session will allow high school juniors, seniors, and their parents/guardians to take a deeper look into career interests and majors through goal setting and career exploration as students make the transition into college or the workforce.

Tues, March 2 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Gettin’ Dirty with an Arkansas Archaeologist (Virtual Series)

Within the boundaries that define the state of Arkansas is a region filled with a long history of occupations, first by Native peoples and later by settlers in the early 19th century. The region is a wealth of historical and archaeological resources that document several thousand years of people utilizing, living, and thriving on the land now known as Arkansas. These people left traces of their daily lives, various uses of the landscape, a long history of exchange and trade with neighboring peoples and cultures, and tangible examples of symbolic connectedness to the region. Explore the diversity of this rich heritage by “gettin’ dirty” with Dr. Duncan McKinnon, Director of the Jamie C. Brandon Center for Archaeological Research here at UCA. During a three-week period every March, journey into the past with Dr. McKinnon to explore a time long ago – but not forgotten. SEE INDIVIDUAL SESSION INFORMATION ON THE CLASS LISTINGS LISTED BELOW.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, March 4 - March 18

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gettin’ Dirty with an Arkansas Archaeologist – Session 1: Migration Patterns of Early Inhabitants

Have you ever wondered about the first people to live in this land that we now know as Arkansas? How long ago did people first roam the landscape of Arkansas and surrounding regions? Known to archaeologists as Paleoindians, these people were highly mobile as they roamed the land gathering wild foods and hunting “megafauna” using sophisticated stone tool technologies. Explore current evidence revealing their various paths of migration as they first occupied North America. SEE GENERAL SERIES INFORMATION ABOVE.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, March 4 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Duncan P. McKinnon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCA

Gettin’ Dirty with an Arkansas Archaeologist – Session 2: The Daily Life of Early Inhabitants

What about the daily lives of the earliest inhabitants? Paleoindians were very resourceful during a time in which the climate was very different. What was necessary of them to survive? What kinds of stone tools did they create and use? What types of foods did they hunt and gather? Examine the evidence left behind that reveals the day-to-day activities that define lives of Paleoindian people in Arkansas and North America. SEE GENERAL SERIES INFORMATION ABOVE.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, March 11 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Duncan P. McKinnon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCA

Gettin’ Dirty with an Arkansas Archaeologist – Session 3: Symbolic and Ceremonial Expressions of Early Inhabitants

In addition to evidence for daily activities, there are also examples left by early inhabitants that provide a glimpse into their symbolic and ceremonial expressions. Did you know that the earliest documented ceremonial burial ground in the Americas is right here in Arkansas? This site is known as the Sloan site and is located in the northeast corner of the state. Discover who these people were and how the Sloan cemetery offers a unique window into the symbolic and ceremonial expressions of hunter-gatherers who occupied Arkansas. SEE GENERAL SERIES INFORMATION ABOVE.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, March 18 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Duncan P. McKinnon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCA

Understanding Opioids & Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives (Virtual)

Opioids are highly addictive, and opioid abuse has become a national crisis in the United States. Join Leah Tobey of The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population. You’ll discover how pain works, examples of opioids, non-opioid pain alternatives, state and local resources, and for attending, you’ll be mailed a comprehensive take-home book after the seminar.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, March 30 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Financing a Home Loan (Virtual)

Financing a home is a big step. Learn the benefits to homeownership as well as the different loan program options available. Find out what the biggest obstacles are toward home ownership and how to overcome them. You’ll also learn the mechanics of credit scores - what they mean, how to improve low scores and what options are available to buyers. Ashley is ready to take you step-by-step through the application and loan process. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, April 8 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Instructor: ASHLEY NEWMAN, MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR, CENTENNIAL MORTGAGE NMLS#1268524

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Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) are those environments in which characteristics of the individuals and various elements of the organization are focused on social, psychological, physical, cultural, and spiritual components that support and enhance the inherent healing capacities of the individuals who live and work in the environment. Healing relationships, the powerful effect of evidence-based design and all its elements (color, sound, light, art), a focus on nature, the impact of technology on health, and the important environment aspects of health such as clean air and water are all explored in this innovative certificate program. The outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe the various elements of optimal healing environments and how they impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level; and describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner. (16 contact hours)

Regular Fee: $96

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/16 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart. Or choose Self-Paced, study on your schedule.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Introduction to Guitar

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western. And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/24 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/24 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. You'll explore composition and lighting issues and find out how to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, and water. Along the way, you'll delve into your camera's shutter speed and aperture controls so that you'll be able to capture the photos you really want. You will discover how to use your computer to process your photos and digitally correct the most common problems. You'll see how your photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots of nature. By the end of this course, you'll have become the nature photographer you always wanted to be!

Regular Fee: $115 - instructor led; $100 - self-paced

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME. Choose your start date in cart.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Video Game Design and Develpment

Video game design and development is challenging, but the rewards are worth it. With this unparalleled comprehensive training course, you'll master skills that open doors to the growing video game industry. By the end of the course, you will have designed and created your own video game for the PC and will stand ready to join a team working on projects with larger scope or pursue independent development. Using a comprehensive and analytical approach to game development, this course offers you the opportunity to learn how to effectively implement technical game ideas, assuming no prior training or experience. The curriculum is divided into four major areas of study: programming languages, mathematics skills, game asset creation, and modern real-time game engines. It will conclude with an independent study phase where you will design, document, and create your own game using all of the programming and game art skills you learned in the core classes. This course is entirely online and is completed at your own pace.

Regular Fee: $1995

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Digital Game Artist Certificate

This online course will train you to become a professional video game artist. Training centers around developing core skills for jobs related to Digital Art, 3D Art, Modeling, Character Design and Environmental Art Design. Once completed, you will have multiple employable skills including modeling game props and characters, importing required elements into game specific software, animation of game assets, and more. This is a skills-based course which will teach the key components and competencies needed to excel in positions related to 3D Art for Games and Environmental Art for Games. Beyond software and game related techniques, the course touches on just about everything, including general design and concept art. You will learn the fundamental principles of what makes good art great and the key social aspects needed for continued growth and professional development.

Regular Fee: $2595

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Christian Bradley

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Discover Digital Photography

Discover Digital Photography is designed for the novice photographer with no previous experience with digital cameras. This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for. You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography. And if you have old slides, negatives, or prints, this course will also teach you how to scan those "old school" photo assets. After completing the course, you will understand how the process of composing photos has changed with the evolving capabilities of digital photography.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17& APRIL 14. Self Paced can start anytime.

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Certificate in Mindful Relationships

This course will prepare you to earn a Certificate in Mindful Relationships. Mindfulness is an increasingly prominent tool used by individuals, professionals, corporations, and communities as a way to improve overall mental and physical health and cope with stressful situations. As a powerful stress management and health technique, it is used health/career coaches, corporate leaders, healthcare providers, and others in virtually every industry to support personal health and productivity. (8 contact hours)

Regular Fee: $48

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17& APRIL 14.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Cyndie Koopsen, RN

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Animal Lover Suite

Master the skills and develop the knowledge you need to translate your passion of animals into a profitable career! Courses in this suite include: Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera, Start a Pet Sitting Business, and Veterinary Assistant Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Regular Fee: $261

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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ACT Prep Sessions – Spring 2021 – FULL

This interactive course via Zoom is designed for high school students (10th grade and above) who have previously scored between 17-25 on the ACT or for high schoolers who have yet to take the test. Current and former UCA faculty/staff members will review subject material and offer test-taking tips to help students progress through the exam in a more reasonable and timely manner. Choose one subject to focus on or choose all four at a reduced total rate. Class sizes are limited to 12 per section to maximize learning. Sections A & B contain the same content - just different time slots. Register early and choose the time best for you. These sessions are ideal for students who plan to take the ACT exam on February 6. (Note: Registration for this course does not automatically register you to take the ACT exam.)  Section A: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Section B: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Regular Fee: $30 per subject or $100 for all

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, January 11 - February 4

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Carl Olds, Laura Niswonger, Lucus Ratz, Sarah Spellmann

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Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

Infectious diseases are a key concern for any healthcare professional. Globally, infectious diseases are responsible for more than 25% of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular disease. This online course offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of the most common infectious diseases as well as a grasp of the procedures that can help contain them. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $78

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS MAY 13, JUN 17, JUL 15 & AUG 12. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Cyndie Koopsen | Ed2Go

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Distribution and Logistics Management

Discover how to improve distribution and logistics management activities, reduce costs, save time, increase customer satisfaction, and better meet your company's objectives. This course will show you how to achieve success through a combination of distribution and logistics strategies and tactics. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Tony Swaim | Ed2Go

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Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Ever wondered if it would be better to start a WordPress blog or a Twitter microblog? Whether it's legal to publish fanfiction or not? How you can make some extra money if you also take photos or make videos? This course will answer all your questions about publishing on the Internet. 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. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Linda Aksomitis

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Using Social Media in Business

One of the biggest challenges for business owners is finding new customers. Over the past decade, some business owners have leveraged social media to do just that. Whether you're a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation in social media marketing and using it to grow your business. In today's globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses. So, whether you're looking for a new way to market your business or simply want to better understand social media, this online social media marketing course will empower you. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using web analytics. You will discover how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your website. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Throughout the course, you'll learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products, and services using Internet technologies. You will also explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist and other tools and materials to develop a sound online business strategy. Before you know it, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your own business. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced or instructor led.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Customer Service Fundamentals

As someone who participates in delivering high levels of customer service, you're an important ambassador for your organization. In this class, you will discover a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and also do the same for the people you work with. You will learn how to measure customer service—from your company's point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers. You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? You will take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, you will learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Computer Skills for the Workplace

Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not. This class is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. This class will focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel

Are you interested in making better business decisions to increase your company's profits, move you up the corporate ladder, and help you reach a better, personal financial position? Using practical explanations and real-life examples, this course will show you how money flows through a typical business. You will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and how to use financial statements to make better business decisions. Whether you're an employee, sales executive, supervisor, or manager, this course will help you understand basic financial information and use that information to make decisions that will positively affect your company's financial situation. This is a business finance class for non-financial employees and managers. By taking it, you will obtain significantly improved business acumen skills and financial understanding. Position yourself to be more confident in your business and financial decisions. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Matt Crabtree | Ed2Go

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Business and Marketing Writing

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded! Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the class solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing - and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Lisa Adams | Ed2Go

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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Rapid growth in the health, legal services, data processing, management, public relations, and other industries have created many new job opportunities for administrative assistants. This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You will become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine. This course and its follow up (Administrative Assistant Applications) may help you prepare for the internationally-recognized Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®). This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Becky Swaim | Ed2Go

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Administrative Assistant Applications

Discover how time management, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. Learn the basics of accounting, including the general ledger and key accounting terms, and see how financial statements and controls help keep your organization moving in a positive direction. Understand the fundamentals of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship; discover ethics and organizational politics; and understand the basics of human resources management. Also, discover key management functions such as planning, control, motivation, and organization, discover how to increase creativity. Plus, find out how marketing differs from sales and learn the basics of operations management. This course may help you prepare for the internationally-recognized Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP®). This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Becky Swaim | Ed2Go

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Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Chris Minnick | Ed2Go

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Achieving Success with Difficult People

This course will teach you how to see things from others' viewpoints based on their needs, values, beliefs, experiences, skills, knowledge, and self-interests. You will learn to approach difficult situations by answering the questions: who? what? where? when? how? and why? And by answering these questions, you will understand who your difficult people are, what they're like, how you react to them, and their response to your actions. You will also practice analyzing your interactions with those you share space with. By observing others closely, you will learn to read their identifying characteristics. Once you can identify which type of person you're dealing with, you will be able to choose appropriate reactions to their behaviors. By the time you finish this course, you will understand that assertiveness involves taking responsibility when meeting your needs in a way that preserves the dignity and rights of others. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Dawn Lianna | Ed2Go

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Accounting Fundamentals II

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. You will explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Charlene Messier | Ed2Go

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Accounting Fundamentals

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Charlene Messier | Ed2Go

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Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you will learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job. You will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager's job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people's performance. Finally, you will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Building Teams That Work

In this course, you will learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You will master the skills you will need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you will have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team. Along the way, you will follow real-life examples and scenarios to help you identify with the team-building process. There's a lot more to it than just getting several people together in a room at the same time. Are you eager to develop your leadership qualities and be a quality team participant? Many of today's teams rotate leadership roles, so it's crucial to understand both perspectives as you learn the best ways to communicate and work together for positive change. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Vivian Harte | Ed2Go

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Online Reading Skills Programs (LIVE)

AVAILABLE NOW & THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER! In the online reading skills programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word attack skills, building fluency and comprehension and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and will get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes and study for tests. Visit uca.edu/outreach/reading for more detailed information regarding class times and prices. Instructors are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

Regular Fee: Varies

Classes start as soon as April 7th,

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Location: ONLINE only

Instructor: | Institute of Reading Development

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Get Grants!

In this class, you will learn how to develop successful, grant-fundable proposals. Whether you're interested in writing grant proposals as a career or in obtaining funding for your organization, this course will give you the grant-writing skills you need to outshine your competition. Highly recommended for development professionals, educators, nonprofit agency staff members or volunteers, and anyone else involved in fundraising for a large or small organization. While the skills you'll learn during this course are transferable, keep in mind that the focus of this class is on obtaining grant funding for nonprofit organizations. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Certificate in Stress Management

Understand strategies and therapies used to reduce and manage stress. This course will help you explore the physiological, social and psychological impacts of stress and provide you with methods to get stress under control.

Regular Fee: $84

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Goal Setting and Time Management Training

Good time management is the stress-reducing oxygen you need to achieve excellence in everyday life. It is about focusing on the right thing and doing it right. When you become goal oriented you will find yourself managing your time more effectively. Hence, goal setting is one of the most important time management techniques. Living without a goal is like being in a hydroplane situation, a condition in which a loss of traction between the tires of a vehicle and the road surface leads to skidding of the vehicle. An authentic goal is the positive traction that helps you move forward in the right direction. Don't let your time just skid away; gain control by setting meaningful goals. This course will help you set goals that are your own and help you use leading-edge strategies to bring them to culmination.

Regular Fee: $49.95

1 year Access / 8 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Certificate in Mindfulness

Lay the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching with a deep understanding of the practice of mindfulness. This course will provide in-depth knowledge of mindfulness and meditation, mindfulness and happiness, mindful eating, mindful movement, and mindful relationships.

Regular Fee: $80

6 Weeks Access / 8 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where our food originates. The goal of this course is to provide a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Regular Fee: $96

3 Months Access / 16 Cours Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Write Like a Pro

Learn how to use story outlines like a professional writer with the help of lessons developed by a published author. This course will show you how to apply narrative structure to lend your fiction writing the maximum dramatic effect.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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How to Make Money From Your Writing

Learn the secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, this class includes practical information that rarely gets taught in writing classes.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Banish writer's block forever with these techniques from the published writer's toolbox. This course will show you how to liberate the imaginative, inventive genius that is inside of you and transform your visions into the written word.

Regular Fee: $100

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Break through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure, and more to take your photography to the next level.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to reduce fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious! You will discover tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You will have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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SAT/ACT Prep Series

The SAT/ACT Prep Series includes Part I and Part II which covers verbal and math. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you'll be tested on in the ACT. You'll also learn how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test. The ACT math tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics. This course provides you with a complete math review of all these subjects. We'll also show you how to use your time wisely so that you finish as many math questions as possible in the 60 minutes the ACT gives you for the math test. This is an instructor-led class. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $174

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Start Your Own Online Business

You will be given a step-by-step approach in this class that is easy to follow—from building a simplified strategy to branding your business. You will learn to create a product and how to build and launch your own website. You will learn to engage prospective customers, and implement a process that will drive fresh leads to your business. You simply need to know what to do and how to do it. So whether you are looking to generate a nice side income or even to replace your current income and ditch your full-time job, this course is for you. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Start Your Own Edible Garden

In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard. You'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost! Whether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Virtual Communication for Managers

This Virtual Communication for Managers training class provides managers with an understanding of virtual communications and how to use technology to communicate with staff members who are never, or seldom, seen in a traditional office setting. Topics Include: Virtual Communication Basics, Secure and Unsecure Communications, Types of Media, Graphics and Imagery, Assessing the Audience, Access and Availability, and The Art of Group Facilitation. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $49.95

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Certified Inpatient Coder (Voucher Included)

Demand for medical coders will grow 13% by 2020, so there's no better time to advance your career. This online medical coding course will train you to become a Certified Inpatient Coder. The AAPC Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) credential proves that you are an expert in inpatient medical records review. Earning CIC certification requires previous work experience, so most professionals prepare for the exam while working full-time. With this course's flexible online format, you can prepare for the CIC exam on your own schedule.

Regular Fee: $2495

OPEN ENROLLMENT, 3-6 MONTHS,

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Kathryn Williamson

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Certified Protection Officer

Looking for a career where you are always in demand? Certified Protection Officers (CPOs) enjoy ample employment opportunities and long-term job security. In this course, you will master the skills needed to obtain certification as a protection officer and gain employment in this popular field.

Regular Fee: $850

OPEN ENROLLMENT, 3-6 MONTHS,

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This class is 100% online and instructor-led.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Darlene Lawrence

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Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Exam Cost Included)

This well-rounded course will teach you the concepts for both Lean and Six Sigma and prepares you for Six Sigma Green Belt certification by mastering the contents of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) exam.

Regular Fee: $1895

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OPEN ENROLLMENT, 3-6 MONTHS

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Tony Swaim

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CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) with Medical Billing and Coding knowledge is broadened as a coder. Become an expert in all aspects of billing, medical coding and administration. This three-part course prepares you for reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures and services performed by qualified healthcare providers in the office or facility setting (e.g., inpatient hospital). This course is ideal for those that have little to no experience within the sector. Voucher included for CPC and CMAA certification exams.

Regular Fee: $3195

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OPEN ENROLLMENT, 7-12 MONTHS

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Various Instructors

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Creating WordPress Websites

In this class, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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GMAT Prep

This prep class will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency.

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

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Grant Writing Suite

Get three courses in one bundle! A to Z Grant Writing, Advanced Grant Proposal Writing and Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant. Learn how to research and write winning proposals that get funded, become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations and learn to become a grant writing consultant. This is an instructor-led class. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $261

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

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GRE Prep – Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)

If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you'll likely have to take the GRE. This course is here to help! Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You'll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Be prepared to excel on exam day to achieve your best potential score! This class is 100% online and instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Laura Davis | Ed2Go

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GRE Prep – Part 2 (Quantitative)

Part 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that take up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats. You'll find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring and general standardized test-taking, too. Be prepared to excel on exam day and to achieve your best potential score! This is an instructor-led class! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Laura Davis | Ed2Go

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Hotel Management with Executive Housekeeper

The hospitality industry provides a variety of jobs and opportunities to advance worldwide. Learning the skills needed to manage any venue or accommodation house and supervise housekeeping staff will position you for success in this growing field. This course bundle will train you in the complementary disciplines of hotel management and executive housekeeping.

Regular Fee: $1595

OPEN ENROLLMENT, 6-12 MONTHS,

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Human Resources Professional

Master the skills you need to gain an entry-level position in human resources and prepare to take the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.

Regular Fee: $1795

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OPEN ENROLLMENT, 3-6 MONTHS

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Anna Smith

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C# Programming Series

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with C#, the in-demand and incredibly useful programming language that incorporates the best features of visual Basic , C++ and Java. This class will teach you how to program the right way: by using a state-of-the-art language to build impressive applications on your schedule and on your very own computer. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $174

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Mike Orsega

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Introduction to C# Programming

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with C#, the in-demand and incredibly useful programming language that incorporates the best features of Visual Basic, C++ and Java. This class will teach you how to program the right way by using a state-of-the-art language to build impressive applications on your schedule and on your very own computer. This is an instructor-led class! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & June 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Mike Orsega

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2016 (now available through Office 365) and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts and graphs quickly and efficiently.

Regular Fee: $129

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: WALLACE WANG | Ed2Go

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Introduction to Python 3 Programming

Learn how Python has slithered its way to the top of the programming languages. Python was designed to provide a way to develop code that's easy to create and understand. While Python contains the same basic structures as the other languages, it also offers unique functionality that makes your life as a programmer easier. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Don't delay, sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Oracle SQL and PL/SQL + Python Developer + Java Programmer

This online course is the perfect starting point for those wanting to learn SQL, PL/SQL, Java and Python programming. Conquer Oracle Programming in this combined online training that teaches everything from the basics to advanced practices.

Regular Fee: $2,595

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OPEN ENROLLMENT, 12 MONTHS

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Nat Dunn

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SQL Series

Learn the basic structure of relational databases and how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements and advanced data manipulation techniques. By the end of this course, you'll have solid working knowledge of SQL. You will feel confident in your ability to write SQL queries to create tables; retrieve data from single or multiple tables; delete, insert, and update data in a database and gather significant statistics from data stored in a database. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $199

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Dr. Cecelia Allison

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GED Prep

If you're comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing basic math operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator and writing a short letter in English, you're ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this class, you should be well-equipped to take—and pass—the GED® test! This is an instructor-led class. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Barbara Rolston | Ed2Go

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Prepare for the GED Math Test

Master the skills required to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the GED® test series. You'll start off with a review of math basics and begin building the foundation you'll need to solve the types of math problems commonly found on the test. In the process, you'll develop hands-on experience with percentages, proportions, statistics, algebra, geometry and more. Each lesson gives you a chance to apply your knowledge by practicing with the same kind of questions you may find on the GED® test. By the time you finish this course, you'll be much more comfortable with your math skills, and you'll know how, when, and why to use each math concept you learn. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Barbara Rolston

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Praxis Core Prep

Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You'll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes. You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Kt Paxton

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