Online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today’s market of highly saturated digital competition.

In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non-value added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing.

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.

Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff that needs to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in Non-Profit Administration.

Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances for becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability.

Almost every business in North America uses virtual teams. As the move to virtually teaming accelerates, gain the knowledge and skills to develop high performance virtual teams and contribute to their success.

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.

This program will prepare students for entry-level administrative work in the growing field of healthcare, by providing instruction and skill development in the daily operations of a medical office. Students will develop front office customer service skills such as: greeting patients, scheduling appointments, telephone management, and drafting correspondence. Students will also develop basic skills in billing (healthcare insurance processing), coding, medical records management, medical law and ethics, and career development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancellation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.

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.

Are you ready to help your neighborhood when a disaster happens? THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (ACFD) offers an opportunity to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training academy! Participants will complete 20 hours of CERT training on five consecutive Wednesdays.

In this comprehensive 10 week hybrid course, students will study the normal structure of the human body and how it functions. Students will attend class one day a week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Instruction will be provided using videos, textbooks, presentations, and on-line resources. This is an essential course to prepare for a career in health care or as a prerequisite for other medical courses.

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 eld of healthcare! This program will prepare you to sit for the CCBMA and NCCT certification exams. Test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including taking 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.

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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, basic charting and working with large worksheets.

This class will help you develop computer skills needed for working in a business or office environment. The class has both a computer teacher and an ESL teacher for extra support with concepts and language.

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