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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).

 

Certified Medication Technician
Instructor: (TBD) To Be Determined
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Groves , 1515 W White Oak St Independence, MO 64050
Class Dates: 2/8/2019 - 4/26/2019 Fee: $2,485.00
Days of Week: F
Must have six (6) months of employment as a certified nurse assistant who is listed on the Missouri State Nurse Assistant Register and who has a letter of recommendation.

Program Topics include: medical terminology, drug classifications, infection control, types of insulin, technique of insulin administration, and methods of monitoring blood sugar levels.

Start date may slip depending on enrollments.

 

 

Customer Service Professional - Call Center
Instructor: (TBD) To Be Determined
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Prospect TBD, 6025 Prospect Ave Kansas City, MO 64130
Class Dates: 1/28/2019 - 3/13/2019 Fee: $2,995.00
Days of Week: M W F

This holistic training program prepares students to be a well-rounded and work-ready Customer Service Professional. The program includes the following components:

•The principles for providing exceptional service

•The steps to calm down angry customers and to earn their loyalty

•Techniques to discover customers’ needs and expectations

•The rules to exceed customer expectations, each time and in every contact

•Techniques for communicating quality by phone and voice-mail

•How to handle complaints with expertise to avoid losing the customer

•How to translate problems and complaints into opportunities of earning customer loyalty forever

•How to make sure that a customer never leaves unsatisfied

•How to permanently increase the average transactions of customers; sales over sales

Start date may change based on enrollment.

 

 

Grant Writing Suite
Item: 201901E2GB8500 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: 201901GES5180 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 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.

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

Introduction to Statistics
Item: 201901E2Gsta0 Instructor: 
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With easy-to-understand examples combined with real-world applications, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to start analyzing data. You'll explore how to use data and apply statistics to real-life problems and situations.

We'll discuss data and data collection practices. You'll learn to summarize and describe data with charts, numbers, and graphs. You'll even calculate and interpret probabilities and then see how they apply to decision making when you're faced with uncertainty.

You'll learn ways to visualize and measure relationships in data, and we'll also use data to make forecasts and predictions. You'll grasp the basics of statistical inference and discover what it means for a result to be statistically significant. Throughout the course, we'll use real data and a variety of examples drawn from business and industry, health care and medicine, sports, education, politics, news events, and the social sciences.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is an online 6 week instructor led program. Enrollment is open at any time.
 

Legal Nurse Consulting
Item: 201901E2Glnc0 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: 201901E2GB8570 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: 201901E2Gppf0 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.
 

Project Management Essentials with CAPM Prep
Item: 201901GES2480 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
 

Publish and Sell Your E-Books
Item: 201901E2Gpyb0 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
 

Web Development Using Java Script
Instructor: (TBD) To Be Determined
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: North , 3100 NE 83rd St #2800 Kansas City , MO 64119
Class Dates: 2/25/2019 - 5/24/2019 Fee: $4,600.00
Days of Week: M W F
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.
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.
 

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.
 

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
 

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

Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Item: 201804E2Glwt0 Instructor: 
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Do you want to lose weight and keep it off? Now you can! In this comprehensive course, you'll discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight maintenance. You'll master how to set and achieve weight-loss and weight-maintenance goals that make sense for you.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $93.00
This is an online self-paced course.
 

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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