Professional Development Courses

Courses developed to maintain and improve professional competence, to enhance career progression, to keep informed of new technology and practices, or to maintain licensures or certifications .

All courses are completely web-based, you can complete the courses from the convenience of your home or business!

Most courses priced at $109 (no textbooks required unless otherwise noted), and only six weeks to complete the course. A Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.

Professional Development Courses

Business

Business Communication

  • Effective Business Writing
  • Writing Essentials
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing
  • Building Teams That Work
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Help for the Helpdesk

Spanish for Business

  • Spanish for Banking
  • Spanish for Construction
  • Spanish for Educators
  • Spanish for EMTs & Paramedics
  • Spanish for Firefighters
  • Spanish for Food Service
  • Spanish for Health Care
  • Spanish for Hospitality
  • Spanish for Human Resources
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Spanish for Manufacturing
  • Spanish for Public Safety Officers
  • Spanish for Social Services
  • Spanish for the Workplace
  • Spanish for Warehouses & Distribution Centers

Business Software

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2007
  • QuickBooks 2010 for Contractors
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2009
  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011  
  • Introduction to Peachtree Accounting 2009
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2003
  • QuickBooks 2009 for Contractors
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003

General Business Skills

  • Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
  • Total Quality Fundamentals
  • Accounting Fundamentals I
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
  • Accounting Fundamentals II  
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Introduction to Windows 7
  • Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success
  • Mastery of Business Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II
  • Administrative Assistant Applications
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Purchasing Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Windows XP
  • Help for the Helpdesk
  • Manufacturing Applications
  • Going Green at the Workplace

Grant Writing

  • A to Z Grantwriting
  • Writing Effective Grant Proposals
  • Get Grants!
  • Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
  • Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant

Management and Leadership

  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Leadership
  • Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success
  • Building Teams That Work
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People
  • Creating a Successful Business Plan
  • Understanding the Human Resources Function
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II
  • Employment Law Fundamentals
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Nonprofit

  • Wow, What a Great Event!  
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
  • Marketing Your Nonprofit
  • Starting a Nonprofit

Project Management

  • PMP Certification Prep 1
  • PMP Certification Prep 2
  • Project Management Fundamentals  
  • Project Management Applications  
  • Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
  • Total Quality Fundamentals  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2007
  • Project Management @ e-Speed

eMarketing and Social Media for Business

  • Creating Cell Phone Apps
  • Facebook for Business
  • Google Analytics
  • Mobile Marketing Certificate
  • Social Media for Business Certificate
  • Video Marketing Certificate

Miscellaneous Business

  • Government Contracting
  • Recruiting and Retaining Gen X and Gen Y
  • Successful Survey Techniques

Computer Applications

Adobe

  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer  
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS5
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5  
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to InDesign CS5
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS5  
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS4
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS3
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Introduction to Flash CS5
  • Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9  
  • Introduction to InDesign CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS4  
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Flash CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Flash CS5
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS4  
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS5
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Flash CS4
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS3
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS3
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS3

Microsoft

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007  
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2003  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2007  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007
  • What’s New In Microsoft Office 2007  
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2003  
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2003  
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access 2003
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2003
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
  • Advanced Microsoft Word 2003

Other Applications

  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2011  
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2010
  • QuickBooks 2010 for Contractors  
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2009
  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011
  • Introduction to Crystal Reports 10
  • Introduction to Peachtree Accounting 2009
  • Introduction to CorelDRAW X3  
  • Introduction to Crystal Reports
  • QuickBooks 2009 for Contractors
  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2010
  • Making Movies with Windows XP
  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2009

Design & Composition

Adobe Software

  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer  
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS5
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5  
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to InDesign CS5
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS5  
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS4
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS3
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Introduction to Flash CS5
  • Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9  
  • Introduction to InDesign CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS4  
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Flash CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Flash CS5
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS4  
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS5
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Intermediate Flash CS4
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS3
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS3
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS3

Web Design

Digital Photography

  • Secrets of Better Photography
  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer
  • Discover Digital Photography
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer
  • Mastering Digital Photography: Photographing People  
  • Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer  
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II  
  • Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer  
  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer II
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer  
  • Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer
  • Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer II  
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer II

Graphic Design

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS5  
  • Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to InDesign CS5
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS5
  • Designing Effective Websites
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS4
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer

Multimedia

  • Introduction to Flash CS5  
  • Introduction to Flash CS4
  • Making Movies with Windows XP
  • Intermediate Flash CS5
  • Intermediate Flash CS4
  • Making Movies with Windows Vista

Web Design

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Introduction to CSS and XHTML
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5
  • Introduction to Creating WordPress Web Sites
  • Intermediate CSS and XHTML
  • Designing Effective Websites
  • Introduction to Flash CS5
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS4
  • Introduction to Flash CS4
  • Introduction to Microsoft Expression Web
  • Intermediate Flash CS5  
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS4  
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS5
  • Intermediate Flash CS4  
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS3

Writing & Publishing

Business Writing

  • Grammar Refresher  
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Writing Essentials
  • The Keys to Effective Editing  
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007  
  • Business Marketing Writing  
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007  
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2003
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003
  • Resume Writing Workshop  
  • Advanced Microsoft Word 2003

Creative Writing

  • Beginning Writer’s Workshop
  • Introduction to Creating WordPress Web Sites
  • Writing for Children
  • Writing Essentials
  • The Craft of Magazine Writing  
  • Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers
  • The Keys to Effective Editing
  • Pleasures of Poetry
  • Introduction to Internet Writing Markets  
  • Travel Writing
  • Write Like a Pro  
  • Write Your Life Story  
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book
  • A Writer’s Guide to Descriptive Settings
  • Introduction to Journaling  
  • Writing for ESL  
  • Writeriffic 2: Advanced Creativity Training for Writers  
  • Mystery Writing  
  • Demystifying Forensic Science: A Writer’s Guide
  • Research Methods for Writers  
  • Creating K-12 Learning Materials  
  • Breaking Into Sitcom Writing

Grant Writing

  • A to Z Grantwriting
  • Writing Effective Grant Proposals  
  • Get Grants!  
  • Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
  • Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant

Publishing

  • The Craft of Magazine Writing
  • Introduction to Internet Writing Markets  
  • Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book
  • Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published  
  • Publish It Yourself: How to Start and Operate Your Own Publishing Business