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Workplace Success is an introductory course that provides students with the essential tools to be successful in today’s workplace environment. The course combines theoretical, how – to information, with practical applications. Students are required to draw on their own experiences, to research information, and to apply their knowledge to typical workplace situations. The course provides a balance of hard and soft skills. The soft skills students will develop and apply to realistic case studies include communication, writing, planning and organizing, and time management. The hard skills students will develop and apply include setting goals and objectives, preparing meeting checklists, and developing strategies. At the end of the course there is a final exam. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of this course.

32 $125

Course Introduction
Job Search and Résumé Writing provides students with both traditional and innovative job – search techniques and résumé writing skills required to gain employment in today’s global marketplace. The course combines theoretical, how – to information with hands – on practical applications. Students are required to draw on their own experiences; to identify work preferences, accomplishments, technical and transferable skills; to research, organize, and analyze information; and to apply their knowledge in a series of job search preparation and implementation tasks. During the course, students will develop and apply such skills as setting goals; developing job search strategies; using planning and organizing tools; maintaining records; communicating; decision making; and negotiating. This course follows a job search process in which, among many other things, the student is provided with the opportunity to create effective résumés and covering letters using traditional and innovative methods, as well as develop and refine skills in organization, time management and communication. In addition, students will set up a tracking system, create a budget, identify a support system, identify goals, set up a home office, and monitor their time and schedules.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The courses in this program come with printed textbooks which are required to take the course. You should receive these within 5 Business Days of your order. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOUR BOOKS ARRIVE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO START THE COURSE.

Course Aim
To assist students in obtaining the job search techniques and résumé writing skills required to gain employment.

Lesson 1:
Labor Market Information; Organize an Effective Job Search; Self – Assessment.

Lesson 2:
Chronological Résumé Development; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing-Chronological; Building a Functional Style Résumé; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing-Functional; Final Steps.

Lesson 3:
Employment Letters; Portfolios.

Lesson 4:
The Hidden Job Market; Research; Résumé Delivery.

Lesson 5:
Interview Preparation; Interview Practice; Managing the Results; Career Management; Summary.

Course manual provided for ongoing reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course.

Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

24 $125

Course Introduction
The Introduction to the Internet course will familiarize students with general Internet concepts and technology. The course is intended to teach students how to use and customize a Web browser. Students are given an orientation to common procedures they can use to maximize successful use of the Internet and all its features. The course is based on Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.

During the course, students learn how to use and customize the Internet Explorer browser and investigate the various components of the Internet including the World Wide Web, Electronic Mail, Newsgroups, Mailing Lists, Discussion Groups and IRC/Chat. In addition to learning how to search for information, students are shown how to download useful and interesting Web content and learn about safety, security, and shopping on the Web. Students create a basic web page, and set up and use a free email service on the Web. Students are also taken to exciting sites where they can experience and explore the latest Internet multimedia, including audio and video streaming and animation.

Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their Internet skills through review questions and practical exercises. Multimedia content is incorporated in this course to introduce, discuss, and enhance the learning experience.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The courses in this program come with printed textbooks which are required to take the course. You should receive these within 5 Business Days of your order. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOUR BOOKS ARRIVE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO START THE COURSE.

Course Aim
To provide students with the fundamental skills necessary to use the Internet, and its various components, to its full potential.

Lesson 1:
Understanding the Internet; Connecting to the Internet; Working with the World Wide Web; Internet Explorer Help.

Lesson 2:
Accessing and Viewing Web Pages; Revisiting Web Pages; Searching the World Wide Web.

Lesson 3:
Working with Web Content; Downloading Resources from the Internet; Using the Web and Maintaining Your Privacy.

Lesson 4:
Understanding Electronic Mail; Using E – mail; Replying to, Forwarding, and Using E – mail Options.

Lesson 5:
Understanding Newsgroups; Understanding Message Boards; Using Mailing Lists; Using Chat and Conferencing.

Lesson 6:
Customizing Viewing Options in Your Browser; Using Multimedia and Other Web Technologies; Creating Your Own Place on the Web.

Lab Exercise

Glossary

Course manual provided for ongoing reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course.

Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

30 $125

Course Introduction
In the Introduction to Personal Computers course, the student will learn about the components that make up a personal computer and how to use several types of software applications. The content in this course is both conceptual and practical, and is intended to provide the student with a working knowledge of computing. This course will also help the student to assess and decide what type of computer is appropriate for their needs.

This course consists of six Lessons and a Final Exam. As the student works through the lessons in this course, they are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their skills in personal computing. There are questions at the end of each Lesson designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Lesson.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The courses in this program come with printed textbooks which are required to take the course. You should receive these within 5 Business Days of your order. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOUR BOOKS ARRIVE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO START THE COURSE.

Course Aim
To provide an understanding of how personal computers work and how they can be used to access the Internet. This course also provides an introduction to common business applications.

Lesson 1:
Families of Personal Computers; PC Designs; The CPU; The Basic Computer; Common PC Peripherals; How a Computer Works; Preparing a Computer for Use; Hardware Troubleshooting; Health Issues.

Lesson 2:
Introducing Operating Systems; Understanding Devices and Device Drivers; Using the Mouse; Using the Keyboard; Using the Monitor; Understanding Printers; Troubleshooting Configuration Problems

Lesson 3:
Common Business Software Applications; Using a Word Processor; Working with Spreadsheets; Working with Databases.

Lesson 4:
Examining the Hard Disk; Exploring Files and Folders; Understanding File and Folder Names; Exploring File and Folder Operations; Using the Recycle Bin; Installing and Uninstalling Software.

Lesson 5:
Introduction to Multimedia; Introduction to Graphics; Introduction to Animations; Introduction to Video; Introduction to Sound; Communication between Computers; Networking Basics.

Lesson 6:
Introduction to the Internet; Connecting to the Internet; Browsing the World Wide Web; Using E – mail; Accessing a Newsgroup; Summary.

Glossary of Common Terms

Course manual provided for ongoing reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course.

Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

36 $125

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