Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.

Learn the basics of how to operate and maintain a wastewater treatment plant under the supervision and instruction of a licensed plant operator. Students will learn safety, treatment processes, solids management and an overview of regulations. Upon successful completion of the program students will have the skills and knowledge required to sit for the Grade 2 state certification.

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business.

Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model.

To be a substitute today it takes student respect, skills and a portfolio of ideas and workable presentations. You may get the first call, but the successful substitute gets the second and third call to report.

Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD.

Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurt them in the workplace.

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defining characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.

Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others.

In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing.

In this industry recognized training and certification course you will:

  • Learn food safety guidelines and regulations
  • Learn about different food borne illnesses
  • Learn how to properly train your employees
  • Be ready for your next Health Inspection

Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change.

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success.

Explore Office 2013 and learn to utilize features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with an introduction to Access. Through instruction and hands-on practice, this course explores the powerful software tools available in the Office 2013 Suite. Students gain practical knowledge to skillfully navigate the Office environment at work or home.

Whether you’re using Windows for the first time, or upgrading from an older version, Essential Skills will show you what you need to know. Learn about the new Windows 10 Operating System, working with apps, files and folders, the Web and Social media, and much more.

Do you want to achieve financial independence and true freedom to indulge in whatever makes you happy? Do you want to live life to the fullest, while only working when you want to? Imagine how great it would be to spend all of your time doing the things that matter most to you, all the while knowing you are financially secure.

New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently.

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap.

Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching.

Learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in Healthcare Administration in medical front offices, hospitals (entry level admitting clerk or entry level unit ward clerk) or medical clinic settings. In this comprehensive program you will learn basic medical office procedures and ethics, medical insurance billing and nance, coding (ICD), ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding, Electronic Health Records, Medical Terminology, how to interact with patients, families, physicians and healthcare providers, and career development. This program will prepare you to sit for the CCBMA and NCCT certification exams.

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability. Students who qualify for an externship must pay an additional fee of $295 for this optional program.

Learn practical skills and knowledge needed to work in a physician’s medical office, clinic or other medical setting. This course will prepare students with knowledge in basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, professional and interpersonal skills, medical law and ethics, computer concepts, telephone scheduling and techniques, patient reception, and daily operation of a medical office.

This course prepares students for an entry level career in the growing health information eld. Students will assess and code data to ensure that every procedure performed in the medical office has an accurate numerical code assigned to it for proper billing. Students will process medical insurance claims, learn about commonly encountered medical insurance plans and terminology, and maintain patient health records accurately, efficiently and as mandated by HIPPA (Health Insurance, Portability and Accountability Act).

In this comprehensive 10-week hybrid course, students attend one day each week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Students will be introduced to the language of medicine and will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole.

Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in the growing and demanding area of healthcare! This comprehensive, hands-on program will prepare you to take the state or national CMA examination, test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including vital signs, preparing and administering injections, drawing blood, collecting specimens, taking electrocardiograms, recording and charting patient history, learning the practical applications of Electronic Health Records, preparing patients for x-rays and examinations, applying bandages and dressings, learning medical terminology and career development.

Need skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, but cannot commit to attending lengthy class sessions?

Boys learn differently than girls, get worse grades than girls, and face certain challenges in school. Find out how you can help your son succeed more in school.

This hands-on class is designed as a continuation to Part l and is for users of Excel who would like to improve their spreadsheet skills. Part ll will focus on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples.

This hands-on class is designed as an introduction to spreadsheets with an emphasis on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples. Skills covered in this course include editing, viewing, and printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, formatting cells, changing the appearance of worksheets, charting basic and working with large worksheets.

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