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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).

 

Publish and Sell Your E-Books
Item: 201904E2Gpyb0 Instructor: 
 
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
 

A Manager's Guide to Artifical Intelligence
Item: 201904ME20750 Instructor: 
 
In today's global economy, managers will need to know how AI can be leveraged to keep their organizations competitive, as well as understand the potential ethical issues associated with employing AI technologies such as deep learning, machine learning, and the various AI-enabled recognition technologies.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•Summarize the major characteristics of the different types of AI

•Explain the Turing Test and other approaches to AI

•Distinguish between machine learning and deep learning

•Propose ways in which an AI can be designed to not cause harm to humans

•Evaluate ethical concepts as they apply to AI

•Demonstrate how natural language processing and generation work

•Examine how computer vision, robotics, and Big Data relate to AI

•Critique the use of AI in information security and the potential use of AI in attacks

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $99.00
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Certificate in Emergency Technology for Managers
Item: 201904ME20700 Instructor: 
 
This Certificate in Emerging Technology for Managers addresses blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Learners who have completed this suite of courses are knowledgeable in how each technology affects business processes and how each contributes to a discussion about the future of labor. In the current business environment, managers and leaders should have a baseline understanding of these emerging technologies.

Courses include:

•A Manager's Guide to Artificial Intelligence

•A Manager's Guide to Blockchain

•A Manager's Guide to Robotics

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $199.00
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML 5 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Item: 201804E2GT9220 Instructor: 
 
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: 
 
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.
 

Excel Basics
Item: 201904ME20701 Instructor: 
 
This course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Excel, including data entry, basic formula calculations, and formatting and style operations.

Upon course completion you should be able to:

•Identify and understand the different components of the Excel interface

•Enter and convert numerical and text data, dates, and times

•Select, copy, and paste data in a workbook

•Employ elements of style, create images, illustrations, shapes, and hyperlinks in a worksheet

•Arrange, filter, and sort lists of data, apply basic formatting elements to the worksheet

• Formulate basic mathematical formulas and functions, including SUM, AVERAGE, and MAX and MIN VALUE

•Reorganize data by removing duplicates, blanks spaces, and misspellings

•Open, save, and protect the workbook

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $79.00
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Excel Tips and Tricks
Item: 201904ME20300 Instructor: 
 
In this course, you will learn time-saving techniques to boost efficiency, increase productivity and workflow, and improve and advance your skills. Topics include data entry, data organization, data cleaning, elements of style, data sorting, data filtering, and spreadsheet display tips. This course also covers three of the most popular lookup and reference functions: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and Find + Replace.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $79.00
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Grant Writing Suite
Item: 201904E2GB8500 Instructor: 
 
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: 201904E2G5180 Instructor: 
 

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.
 

GRE Prep Series
Item: 201804E2GB8540 Instructor: 
 
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 Prep Series
Item: 201903E2GB8540 Instructor: 
 
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 Prep Series
Item: 201904E2GB8540 Instructor: 
 
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: 
 
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: 
 
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: 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $119.00
On-line Instructor led 6-week courses offered every month.
 

Medical Coding   Class already in session...
Item: 201904E2GCD10
Class Dates: 10/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
Fee: $115.00
 

Microsoft Access 2019 Certification Training
Item: 201904E2G8840 Instructor: 
 
This course will cover:

I. Introduction to Microsoft Access 2019.

•Quick Overview of the Access User Interface

•Fundamentals, tables and their views

•Queries, forms, reports

II. Advanced Microsoft Access 2019

•Relationships, queries, table functions

•Forms, reports, macros

•Completing the Desktop Application

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $595.00
This is an online, self-paced open enrollment course.
 

Oracle Series
Item: 201804E2GB8570 Instructor: 
 
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: 
 
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.
 

Powerpoint for Business
Item: 201904ME20400 Instructor: 
 
This course will consider how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations using Microsoft's PowerPoint software. It includes practical tips and examples for mapping the presentation, incorporating research, using templates, selecting visual elements, and delivering the presentation.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $79.99
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Project Management Certificate Series
Item: 201904JER72310 Instructor: 
 
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: 201904E2G2480 Instructor: 
 

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
 

Project Management Fundamentals
Item: 201904E2Gpmf0 Instructor: 
 
In this course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You will become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You will learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You will be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you will become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you will develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you′re new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you will need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you′re an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is a six-week instructor led online course. Programming begins monthly throughout the semester.
 

Publish and Sell Your E-Books
Item: 201804E2Gpyb0 Instructor: 
 
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: 
 
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: 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
 

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!
Item: 201904E2Gsbi0 Instructor: 
 
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing; Oh My! is an enjoyable class that walks you through the fundamentals of investing. The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but absolutely essential, to your success as an investor. Each lesson explains these concepts in detail, so you understand how and why things work in the investment world. Provide yourself with the independence and confidence you will need to make your own investment decisions.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $93.00
This is a 6-week instructor led course that occurs every six weeks.
 

Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6
Item: 201804E2Gwrt1 Instructor: 
 
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.
 

Visual PowerPoint
Item: 201904ME20500 Instructor: 
 
By focusing on how to apply basic design principles to slideshow creation, this course will help learners use Microsoft's PowerPoint 365 software to build visually engaging slideshow presentations. Learners will consider how to select images and photographs for use in slides, the importance of arrangement and placement of images, the use of tools like Shapes and SmartArt, methods for presenting data, and the selection of colors and fonts that increase the readability of content.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $79.00
This is an online, self-paced open registration course.
 

Writing for Children
Item: 201804E2Gwfc Instructor: 
 
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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