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Professional Development  

Professional Development is a continuum of learning that provides short term training for working professionals who want to expand their career through new skill development and continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Grant Writing Suite
Item: 201804E2GB8500 Instructor: 
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Learn everything you need to know to start writing grant proposals and consult or volunteer for non-profit, public foundations.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $299.00
Registration is open throughout the term. This course is self-paced and completely online.
 

Graphic Design with Photoshop (Software Included)
Item: 201804GES5180 Instructor: 
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Growing and in-demand career field! This nationally recognized training program will teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, the gold standard for image creation and editing. This program will teach you graphic design basics and build your skills step-by-step, as you master the terms and processes used by professional graphic artists. You’ll not only learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design, but you’ll also discover strategies for creating graphics that convey desired messages, styles, and tones.

You’ll practice with real-world examples, challenges, and thought-provoking assignments, and learn how to determine a client’s needs, design marketing materials to meet those needs, in addition to assembling your designs in an online portfolio to enter the industry.

This program will help you create images that stand apart from the competition, in addition to positioning you for a rewarding career in graphic design.

Students will develop graphic design skills w

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $2,295.00
This course is open for registration throughout the term. This is a self-paced completely online course.
 

GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)
Item: 201804E2Gtp10 Instructor: 
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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!

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $100.00
 

Project Management Certificate Series
Item: 201804JER72310 Instructor: 
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Upon successful completion students will be able to: Start the PMP application process; Understand the PMBOK structure; Learn the Five Project Management Process Groups; Learn the Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas; Understand how the knowledge areas fit into the process groups; Identify and map the inputs, outputs and techniques for each of the knowledge areas.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $899.00
This course is completely online and self-paced. Enrollment is open throughout the course offering.
 

Project Management Essentials with CAPM Prep
Item: 201804GES2480 Instructor: 
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This program is designed for those who are new to project management and will provide you with a solid foundation of the most common terms and concepts you’ll need and help you prepare for the Certified Associate In Project Management certification exam.

CAPM and PMP are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $1,195.00
Registration is open throughout course offering. This is a self-paced completely online course
 

Web Development Using Java Script
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Class Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Independence TBD, 15301 E. 23rd St Independence, MO 64055
Class Dates: 11/5/2018 - 1/4/2019 Fee: $4,600.00
Days of Week: D
Students will participate in a holistic learning program that strengthens their ability to apply the related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform at a high level in life and on-the-job. In addition to Industry and Technical Competencies, the curriculum effectively addresses the Personal Effectiveness, Academic and Workplace Competencies (Tiers 1-3) of the DOL-ETA Competency Model Pyramid.
Classes are scheduled Mon - Fri from 9-12pm. Class start date may change based on registrations.

 

 

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML 5 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Item: 201804E2GT9220 Instructor: 
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Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, and Windows Phone? Sure you do! Do you want to learn five different programming languages? Of course you don't!

Fortunately, you're about to discover a better way to build apps.

In this course, you'll learn how to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer.

You'll also learn some of the most sought-after skills in Web and mobile development, including:

- HTML5 and how it's different from previous versions of HTML.

- CSS3, the layout and styling language of the mobile Web.

- Scripting with JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX.

- How to use Web services such as Google Maps in your app.

- How to determine an app's user location by accessing the built-in geoloca

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
 

Discover Sign Language
Item: 201804E2Gwfc0 Instructor: 
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It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language used by the hearing impaired. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $100.00
This is an online self-paced course.
 

Explore a Career in Medical Coding
Item: 201804E2GCD10 Instructor: 
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Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $119.00
This is an online instructor led 6-week course .
 

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
Item: 201804E2Gsup0 Instructor: 
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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'll 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.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is a self-paced, on-line course with continuous enrollment.
 

GRE Prep Series
Item: 201804E2GB8540 Instructor: 
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If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you'll likely have to take the GRE. This series is here to help!

GRE Preparation – Part 1 (Verbal)

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!

GRE Preparation – Part 2 (Quantitative)

Part 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make 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 achiev

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $199.00
This is an online, open enrollment, 6 week course.
 

Interpersonal Communication
Item: 201804E2Gipc0 Instructor: 
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Communicating successfully depends on effective use of communication strategies and behaviors. Words, facial and body movements, tone of voice, even clothing and situation, all form an intricate symbol system that must be quickly translated by those who want to communicate.

It has been said that there is no communication unless a mutual sharing of meaning takes place. It has also been said that one cannot NOT communicate. These two ideas seem to oppose one another, but they are two sides of the same coin. A smile can have many meanings. And so can silence.

This course will show you how to manage the conscious and unconscious codes of meaning we send to each other and to respond with appropriate codes in turn.

This course explains and explores concepts of verbal and nonverbal expression including personal style, listening, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, conflict management, and cultural and gender communication differences.

Examples, graphics, and theoretical models

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
Online Open Enrollment with Instructor Led course open every month.
 

Introduction to C# Programming (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Item: 201804E2GT9221 Instructor: 
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This course starts with programming fundamentals: input/output operations, decision making, and looping. Then, you will explore the many benefits of object-oriented programming, with plenty of vivid, real-life examples.

Then, you will gain hands-on experience with sequential data files, and you will be able to build a professional-looking and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) application on your very own computer.

Because there is no better way to learn programming than hands-on practice, almost every lesson includes practical examples and assignments you can use to develop your knowledge of programming.

Learn 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.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is a self-paced online course.
 

Introduction to QuickBooks 2017
Item: 201804E2Gq170 Instructor: 
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OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $119.00
On-line Instructor led 6-week courses offered every month.
 

Legal Nurse Consulting
Item: 201804E2Glnc0 Instructor: 
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You'll receive a step-by-step introduction to areas such as tort law, criminal law, medical malpractice, civil and criminal litigation practice, legal research and writing, legal ethics, personal injury, and more. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid foundation in several different areas of law to help you understand exactly what you can do to assist attorneys in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.

You'll also learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up, including strategic advice on creating a business plan and marketing your services to interested attorneys.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is an online open enrollment course. Courses begin every month.
 

Oracle Series
Item: 201804E2GB8570 Instructor: 
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Learn how to use the Oracle database management system and gain hands-on experience with Oracle's PL/SQL programming language.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $199.00
This is an open registration 6-week course
 

PMP Certification Prep 1
Item: 201804E2Gppf0 Instructor: 
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Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition--the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam.

Find out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, 5 Process Groups, and 47 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP® exam.

Use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $110.00
This is an online open enrollment 6-week instructor led course.
 

Publish and Sell Your E-Books
Item: 201804E2Gpyb0 Instructor: 
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This course and its follow-up, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets, take you step-by-step through publishing your own e-books and building your writer's platform or brand, to be successful selling them. Take the first step to publishing success, and sign up today!
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
 

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work
Item: 201804E2G4n0 Instructor: 
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During our time together, you'll discover tools like Elkonin Boxes, alphabetic arcs, Bloom's Taxonomy, and new and exciting graphic organizers.

Whether you're working with struggling readers in kindergarten or 12th grade, you'll find that these strategies work with a full 80% of students, without the need for special pull-outs or extra IEP intervention. Why? Because RTI gets to the root of the problem—quickly!

If you're eager to learn the right ways to help your struggling readers make steady progress throughout the year, you'll find that this course gives you the power to teach flexibly and creatively, without the need for extra training in literacy or fluency. As an added bonus, there's nothing quite like helping students discover the pleasures of reading! Note: To receive 25 hours of instruction in the State of Oregon, please ensure your school is eligible to issue professional development units, and that the course is approved by your professional learning coordinator.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $100.00
 

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business
Item: 201804E2Gacb0 Instructor: 
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OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
 

Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6
Item: 201804E2Gwrt1 Instructor: 
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Two writing approaches we'll cover, 6+1 Trait Writing and Writer's Workshop, will enable you to put everything you learn in this course into a workable format. You'll also discover the secrets of effective writing assessment as you learn about evaluation tools like portfolios and rubrics.

Note: To receive 25 hours of instruction in the State of Oregon, please ensure your school is eligible to issue professional development units, and that the course is approved by your professional learning coordinator.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This course is an online open enrollment course that begins every month.
 

Writing for Children
Item: 201804E2Gwfc Instructor: 
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Join author and writing mentor Steve Alcorn and discover what you need to know to write for children. If you're a beginning writer, this course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product that could potentially land in the hands of an editor or agent. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $100.00
 

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