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There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open source and free software. The market is somewhat fractured and different 3D printers vary somewhat in their operations there are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models that a teacher can create to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future.

3020906

Location : Online

Cost: $345.00

Instructor : Joan Horvath 

Start date: 04/03/17



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

3020683

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Jeff Kritzer 

Start date: 04/03/17



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Advanced Excel 

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We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Agenda Unit 1 - Advanced Functions Used To Make Business Decisions Applying multiple criteria to functions Using And criteria Using Or criteria Using And and Or and Not criteria Advanced Logical functions Using If -Then control statements Implementing If functions with Aggregate functions Unit 2 - Functions Used to Make Financial Decisions Learning basic financial functions Applying functions to perform loan calculations Computing loan payments Computing interest rate Computing number of payment periods Computing present value of a loan Working with additional functions Unit 3 - Applying Different Scenarios Using Excel Data Tools Understanding Different What-If Analysis Tools Performing What-If Analysis to see how data changes outcomes in formulas Using Scenario Manager Using Data Tables Using Goal Seek Applying rules to manage cell data Implement validation rules to avoid invalid entries Entering validation rules Avoiding duplicate data entries Unit 4 - Powerful Tools Used to Complete Data Implementation and Analysis Exporting and Importing Data into Workbook Protecting a workbook Making improved business decisions using pivot tables Creating an Excel Dashboard to visually display relevant data

3020886

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : John Rutledge  

Start date: 04/03/17



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The?Six Sigma Yellow Belt?course will give learners a flavor of some of the methodologies used in this popular quality tool. The learner will receive an overview of the Six Sigma movement itself and some DMAIC, Control and Causal methodologies. Book Included. Details

3020634

Location : Online

Cost: $225.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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This course will provide students the necessary tools for moving into a management position and staying there. Students will be taught how to navigate through the "management minefield" with ease, how to deal with peer as well as upper management pressure, methods for dealing with unruly employees, how to understand office politics and listening techniques for knowing what your boss is really saying. The impact of effective management on corporate goals and profitability will also be covered. Upon completion, the successful student will be empowered in dealing with all aspects of a position at the management level. Details

3020628

Location : Online

Cost: $395.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview This course covers budgets and how they are used in nonprofit organizational settings. You will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. The course will continue on to slightly more advanced budgeting topics such as capital budgets, cash flow budgets, and opportunity budgets. You will also learn how nonprofit organizations are using different budgeting techniques to handle operating challenges. Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 1 month to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Prerequisites/Audience This course is intended for adults seeking to gain a basic understanding of budgeting. This course is best suited for learners with a basic understanding of finance concepts.

3020345

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview This course deals with business ethics, the consideration of questions of moral right versus wrong in the context of business practice. Individual business leaders are increasingly being held responsible and accountable for their ethical behavior. Organizations have learned that the costs of unethical actions can be high, both legally, and from the perspective of brand image and reputation. This course reviews how organizations can establish and encourage an ethical culture while monitoring for compliance. Languages English Course Access Time Students are given 3 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply. Prerequisites/Audience This course is designed for adult learners interested in gaining an overview of business ethics.

3020346

Location : Online

Cost: $395.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview From simple e-mails to formal letters, business professionals will need to compose documents that educate, persuade, inform, or enlighten others. Writing is an essential element of business communication. By the time most of us get through grade school, high school, and college, we feel like we have the basics of writing down pat. However, we still see basic grammar mistakes in the workplace. In a business setting this can be a problem, because others are making judgments about us and are forming opinions based on how we write. This course discusses grammar commonly used in the workplace. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

4010288

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Discover the specific knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making for your work organization. Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact and effective decision making. For business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who needs specific information about a business. Or, for anyone who is in business and needs specific information about a particular topic such as market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, etc. This course will give you the specific knowledge you need to succeed in your research quest.

3020582

Location : Online

Cost: $495.00

Instructor : Mary Dereshiwsky 

Start date: 02/06/17



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Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. Acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come. Agenda Unit 1 Writing as a Process - Audience, Purpose, and Medium -Outlining for Successful Writing -Organization Models (Choosing a Model that Works) - Principles of Business Communication Unit 2 Written Communication in the Workplace -Writing Reports (formal and informal) -Drafting and Revision -Writing the First Draft -Constructing Openings and Closings that Work Unit 3 Writing a Proposal -Writing for Your Readers -Writing Effective Content - Safeguarding Users -Ethical Considerations Unit 4 Collaborative Writing and Research -Research and Team Writing -Collaborating Across Departments -Working Through Conflict

3020608

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Dionne Felix 

Start date: 04/03/17



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You will learn strategies to write documents faster and better. You will learn how to customize your documents for a specific reader and to accomplish your writing purpose. You will discover ways to create documents when time is limited. You will also master models to organize and format letters, emails, and reports in order to make them clear, direct, and reader friendly. Conversational writing style and parallel structure will also be covered. One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In the second half of the course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create. Details

3020882

Location : Online

Cost: $450.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.

3020888

Location : Online

Cost: $395.00

Instructor : Moses Wolfenstein 

Start date: 04/03/17



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