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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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BUSA-9030Cash Is King
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COMP-9386Infographics
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BUSA-1080Keyboarding
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BUSA-9028Podcasting
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PDEV-1080WEVAS
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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ADEV-9005Android Mobile Development
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This micro-credential course introduces mobile software development. Students will study native application development for the Android platform. The course will cover basic user-interface creation including dialog boxes, toast notifications and event-driven programming. Students will become familiar with the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to develop basic apps. Students will apply JSON data from HTTP application programming interfaces (APIs) to present data from and API to a user. Students will use an Android emulator to run and test a mobile app on their computers.


This is the first mobile computing micro-credential in Manitoba.

Career opportunities:

By completing the course, students will have an introduction to Android mobile app development that can be used as a first step in starting or building on a career to become a:
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Junior Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • React Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Product Designer
  • Application Developer
Salaries for these positions typically range from $53,000 to $114,000.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming skills. (OOP concepts)
  • Familiarity with REST APIs.
System requirements:

Please see the system requirements listed on the Android Developers website.

Employee registration:

If you are sponsoring employees to attend the course, see the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-time Students form on the Student Records and Forms page.

ADEV-9006Android Mobile Development - Alumni
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This micro-credential course introduces mobile software development. Students will study native application development for the Android platform. The course will cover basic user-interface creation including dialog boxes, toast notifications and event-driven programming. Students will become familiar with the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to develop basic apps. Students will apply JSON data from HTTP application programming interfaces (APIs) to present data from and API to a user. Students will use an Android emulator to run and test a mobile app on their computers.

This is the first mobile computing micro-credential in Manitoba.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Career opportunities:

By completing the course, students will have an introduction to Android mobile app development that can be used as a first step in starting or building on a career to become a:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Junior Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • React Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Product Designer
  • Application Developer

Salaries for these positions typically range from $53,000 to $114,000.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming skills. (OOP concepts)
  • Familiarity with REST APIs.

System requirements:

Please see the system requirements listed on the Android Developers website.

Employee registration:

If you are sponsoring employees to attend the course, see the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-time Students form on the Student Records and Forms page.

BUSA-1080KeyboardingRPL
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Students will learn the skills to become proficient in Keyboarding; typing 40 words per minute with three errors or less.

BUSA-9016Introduction to Data Analysis
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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.  This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting.  Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9017Intermediate Data Analysis
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Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9018Advanced Data Analysis
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After taking this advanced course, 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.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Be able to develop a useful survey.
  • Be able to perform means comparisons.
  • Be able to perform analyses of variance.
  • Be able to perform post hoc comparisons.
  • Be able to explain statistical results graphically and textually.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

BUSA-9019Strategies for Productivity & Time Management
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Time is even more valuable in this century than in the last. How effective you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in many ways. You will learn tips and techniques you won’t get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Whether you are managing your own time, or others’ time, you will come away with proven tips to put into practice on Monday morning.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will:
  • Know how to assess and evaluate time and productivity for yourself and others in the workplace;
  • Gain a set of knowledge skills with which to improve time management and productivity;
  • Have the understanding to use goal setting, planning and action strategies to improve productivity;
  • Know how to manage others time and productivity in the workplace.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9023Managing Productivity
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Whether you are measuring and documenting your own productivity or managing the productivity of others, learn the four new management systems and procedures to maximize productivity at work. Move your skill set from the last century’s system of managing time to this century’s system of managing productivity.

With a growing number of people in the workforce working remotely, only these four new management systems allow you to successfully manage both on-site and remote workers.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Be able to rewrite job descriptions for greater productivity.
  • Understand the new environment of workplace outcomes rather than inputs.
  • Know how to produce written weekly reports that measure productivity.
  • Have the skill set to manage others' productivity, whether they work from a distance or in a central location.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

BUSA-9024Productivity eTools
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Find out the top 40 favourite applications and eTools of productive workers. Get the latest tools, sites, iPhone and iPad applications to turbo-charge your work and simplify your life.

Then discover how to select the right tools for your needs, evaluate your productivity system and develop a framework that gets things done. Learn about different new productivity tools each week, while also blending an evaluation of your own productivity needs. After completing this course you will work more efficiently and uncover more time in your day.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9025Revenue Generation for Nonprofits
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Build revenue streams for your non-profit organization. They are essential not only to keep your doors open but also to expand your services. Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ones. Know how to effectively set prices or fees. Understand the 20% that generates 80% of your revenue. These are basic concepts that will yield greater results. After taking this course you will have the knowledge to improve your revenue generation and generate a better surplus.

Duration: 32 hours self-directed over 2 months.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9026Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
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Enhance your understanding of program evaluation within the nonprofit context. Find out how to improve your evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis and data use. Special attention will be paid to the real-world challenges that organizations may face when conducting evaluation, including staff time, costs and reporting evaluation results to funders.

By the end of this course, you will have a complete program logic model and evaluation plan ready for implementation.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Understand what evaluation is, and what it is not.
  • Be able to identify steps your organization can take right away to improve evaluation activities.
  • Possess a completed program-logic model and evaluation plan.
  • Know how to collect and analyze data properly.
  • Know how to use that data to improve programs and report to funders and stakeholders.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9028Podcasting
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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.

This step-by-step class will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9029Graphic Design for Visual Presentations
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Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest and most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Understand the difference between good and poor design.
  • Utilize simple typographic, color, layout principles.
  • Choose proper images and illustrations for your project.
  • Analyze a professional designer's work and learn from them.
  • Understand brand identity standards and how to use them.
  • Discover the relationships between concept and theme.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

BUSA-9030Cash Is King
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Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. D&B reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow – more money gets paid out than collected. It is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9031Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers
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Designed for non-financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other decision-makers, this advanced course will take the mystery out of money matters. Throughout this course, financial information that drives your organization, as seen on the business’s reports, will be assessed and analyzed to understand it. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the financial implications of your daily business decisions
  • Interpret and respond effectively to the organization’s financial information
  • Contribute towards the organization’s profitability goals
  • Make decisions that better support the financial performance of the organization
  • Communicate business operations in financial terms
  • Think in financial terms to better communicate with those in and outside the organization

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9032The Business Plan
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Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan, one step at a time.

This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Focusing on the most critical components of the Business Plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9033Entrepreneurial Marketing
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To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their products and services. This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement a marketing plans. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will learn practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Possess an understanding of your customers to support your marketing efforts.
  • Know the steps to build a strong brand.
  • Have a marketing calendar and budget.
  • Know which marketing tools will be most effective for your business.
  • Have key selling messages for your business.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9034Developing Your Leadership Skills
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Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence.  Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. 

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9035Developing Your Professional Career
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Have you ever wondered how you can get to the next level in your career and what it will take? This course will help you identify the skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. Whether you are leading a department or an organization, you will gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Possess the information necessary to identify the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication in the workplace.
  • Distinguish different styles of leadership.
  • Have the basic knowledge necessary to successfully lead a department or organization.
  • Know your brand and use tools for improvement to convey the right non-verbal message.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9036Getting Started in Sales
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Finding new clients and customers can be challenging and reaching out to them and making a sale is a whole other thing. 


Whether you are a beginner and new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who enjoys selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success. 

Save time, money and effort with tried and proven sales techniques that are guaranteed to deliver results.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9037Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance
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Understanding yourself and others will increase your effectiveness at work, home, and in all of your relationships. Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don't share your same style. Course fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Understand how to link employee behaviors to create the job performance you need.
  • Understand different types of motivation and rewards.
  • Understand the benefits of having your employees engaged.
  • Learn how to adapt your behavior to the needs of a situation.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9038Facebook for Business
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Find out what goes on behind the scenes of Facebook Pages and how to increase the chance that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an introductory class but it will be helpful to have some basic knowledge of the platform.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9039Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions
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Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within an organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them. After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9040Strategic Project Management Skills for Human Resource Professionals
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Project management skills and processes are critical tools in meeting an organizations strategic talent and management objectives. Successful human resource professionals need to develop and demonstrate skills in leadership, organization, planning and understanding of the essential aspects of project management. This course is designed to broaden your understanding of project management principles, develop an understanding of potential risks that often prevent successful project implementation.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9041Lean Six Sigma
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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. With Lean Six Sigma techniques you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries. No pre-requisites required!

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Know Lean and Six Sigma terminology and concepts.
  • Understand the Lean and Six Sigma methods and applications.
  • Understand Value Added and Muda within organizations and their systems.
  • Know how to measure and evaluate changes and improvements in their organizations.
  • Gain an appreciation for the importance of Lean and Six Sigma from a global perspective.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9042Boosting Your Website Traffic
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Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your website copy to increase your visitors and results.

No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9043Online Advertising
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Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. 


Google Ads:
See how pay-per-click advertising with Google Ads works. Find out how to test low budget Google Ads campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. 

Facebook Ads:
Discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even the number of people you want to reach. 

No experience and prior knowledge necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Have an overall understanding of how online advertising works.
  • Possess guidelines on how to create, maintain and analyze Google AdWords and Facebook Ad campaigns.
  • Know how to test and improve your online advertising strategies.
  • Gain the technical knowledge to utilize and analyze results using Google AdWords and Facebook Ads.
  • Know how keyword variations, related keywords, language and estimated click-per-pay statistics can improve your online advertising results.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9044YouTube for Business
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Increase your business with YouTube, the online video site and now the second largest search engine. Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Find out what types of video work best on YouTube, how other business organizations are using YouTube, how to create your own YouTube channel, and the techniques of adding captions, annotations and other extra features. YouTube can enhance your current marketing and communication strategy. After attending this course you will take back proven strategies and techniques for making YouTube work successfully for your organization. Learn how to get your YouTube video on the first page of Google Search. Just like Facebook, YouTube is a social network that needs to be set-up, optimized, and used regularly to be effective. Your patterns of behavior on YouTube may be working against you. Learn how YouTube can complement your current marketing and social media strategy and how to maximize your YouTube Channel to get the greatest return.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9045Understanding Debits and Credits
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In this course, you will learn about the accounting equation and the five categories involved in every business (Assets, Liabilities, Owner's Equity, Revenue and Expenses). Every financial transaction falls into one or more of these categories. Learn how to create a chart of accounts that meet the needs of your business. You will learn how double entry bookkeeping works and the process of recording debits and credits. This course will show you how to identify, analyze and record transactions using journal entries under the cash basis accounting method.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9046General Ledger and Month End Procedures
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In this course, you will learn how to post journal entries to the correct general ledger accounts impacted by each transaction. This course will show you how to make sure your general ledger balances at the end of each month by preparing an unadjusted trial balance. You will learn how to look for errors when you don’t balance, and how to determine to correct entries. After posting correcting entries and/or adjusting entries, you will verify debits and credits equal with an adjusted trial balance. This course also goes through the steps of performing monthly bank reconciliations.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9047Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
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Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers will explain the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.

After taking this course, you will:

  • Know financial terminology and accounting concepts.
  • Understand the accounting cycle.
  • Understand debits and credits as well as journals.
  • Know how to create and interpret financial statements.
  • Know how budgets are built.
  • Have information on reading financial reports and understanding the financial picture.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9048Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
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Starting a business is something that many of us have thought about at one time or another.  Everyone wants to be their own boss.  Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • identify the knowledge, skills and abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them,
  • develop goals to help establish your business,
  • understand how to establish a legal business entity,
  • develop an outline for your business plan,
  • know how to use technology to make your business more professional,
  • generate ideas on what types of business to consider,
  • determine if starting a business is right for you.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.



BUSA-9049The Basics of Bookkeeping
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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 are 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.  The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business.  This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meet your needs.   All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go.  How do your record them?  What are debits and credits?  What do the numbers mean?  How do I label accounts?  Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understand of what happens with the money earned and the money spent.  No one should be blind to his or her finances!  In this course you will learn where the numbers go, and why!  You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers.  At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean?  The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • evaluate the financial transactions and events of a business
  • record these transactions in the appropriate accounts
  • balance the general ledger at month's end
  • complete the accounting equation

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9050Introduction to Game Design
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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides 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. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design and how it can be applied in your field.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Possess a basic understanding of the different activities that are part of game design.
  • Know how to approach fleshing out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience.
  • Have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers.
  • Know what gamification is and why people are talking about it.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9051Intermediate Video Game Design
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Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, online, and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales.  In this intermediate introductory course, 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.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze popular games from common genres, and develop an independent analysis of a specific game.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of a game design document for games.
  • Advance an effective understanding of the various segments of the game development industry.

Prerequisite: BUSA-9050 Introduction to Game Design

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9052Keys to Customer Service
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Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life.  Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement.  You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider.  You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service.  The payoff is enormous.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how building customer satisfaction and loyalty is needed for a business or organization to succeed.
  • Calculate the possible impact of lost customers on a business or organization.
  • Describe the important distinction between hearing and listening.
  • List the five successful e-service delivery requirements.
  • Recognize and categorize customer turnoffs.
  • Discuss the importance of exceeding what customers expect.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9053Extraordinary Customer Service
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Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result more repeat business will improve your bottom line.  Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You'll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success. 

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Know how no one succeeds without attracting and keeping loyal customers
  • Be able to describe the important distinction between hearing and listening
  • Have the knowledge of the importance of Web-based customer service
  • Be able to categorize customer turnoffs and reduce the related problems.
  • Be able to discuss the importance of exceeding customer expectations

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9054Introduction to Power BI
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Gain insights into your data!  Power BI (business intelligence) is a widely used business analytics service offered by Microsoft. Power BI Desktop is a complete data analysis and report creation tool that you install for free.

In this course, you will discover how to quickly extract, transform, and load data with just a few clicks. You will create interactive visualizations (charts, maps, KPIs) to provide you with insights into your company’s data to make informed decisions.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9055Intermediate Power BI
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Delve further into Power Query to ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) your data. Build the Data Model using modeling features and relationships. Perform calculations using  DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) functions. Utilize Time Intelligence functions to view YoY or YTD reports. Add user friendly features to enhance your reports.

Prerequisite: BUSA-9054 Introduction to Power BI

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9056Leadership Principles
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Especially for Gen Y (born 1980-1999), the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership.  Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals.
The course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class.

  • Students will gain through self-assessment exercises an awareness of their own leadership philosophy, traits, skills, and behaviors.
  • Students will gain through the analysis of real-world case studies an understanding of the fundamental ways leadership is practiced in today’s organizations.
  • Students will gain through reflection and action activities an understanding and appreciation for the unique dimensions of their own leadership style, their strengths  and weakness, and ways to improve what they do as leaders.
  • Students will gain a conceptualization of leadership principles through reviewing the history of leadership theory and practice during the 20th century to present day.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9057Management Boot Camp
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Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro – quickly and with confidence.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9058Collaborative Management
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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. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9059Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt
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Six Sigma methods have been successfully deployed in many industries and organizations. This challenging Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt course teaches critical skills required for Six Sigma practitioners. This first course in the certification program explains the basic terms and proven Six Sigma problem-solving methods, team building tools, and descriptive statistics that are the basis for the statistical tools that contribute to the success of improvement projects and to the overall success of your organization. Topics covered include Lean Principles, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Team Tools, Project Charters, and Basic Statistical Tools. The instructor uses the “flipped” classroom technique and expects participants to go beyond the classroom and use the internet and other resources to learn the material.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9060Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt
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To be successful, organizations must manage by fact. As such, organizations depend on the measurement and analysis of performance to make key decisions that affect the organization.  This Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt course builds on the ideas and skills learned in the Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt course that organizations use, specifically their Six Sigma teams, to improve. In this second course in the certification program, participants will learn process analysis, data collection and analysis, probability and valid statistical conclusions, and hypothesis testing. Many participants find this course to be the most challenging of the certification courses.

Prerequisite: BUSA-9059 Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9061Improving Email Promotions
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Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy.  Then find out how to analyze your email response rates, including getting the bench marks for open rates and click through rates.  Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing.
Get a basic introduction to email promotions. If you are advanced, your instructor is an email expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an overall understanding of how email promotion works and how email promotions are delivered to people;
  • Possess guidelines on how to write effective email copy;
  • Know how to avoid spamming people and how to target emails to those people most interested in your product or service;
  • Gain the technical knowledge to understand how commercial email vendors function and how to work with a commercial email vendor to optimize email promotions;
  • Know when to email, what to email, and how to analyze your email response rates, including open rates, click through rates, and conversion rates.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9062Google Analytics
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If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool.
You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leveraging more success from their website.

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of website statistics
  • Know how to increase website ROI
  • Understand how to install Google Analytics
  • Know the basics of search engine optimization
  • Understand how to create goals and tracking funnels

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9063Advanced Google Analytics
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A project activity based course, you will get the opportunity to practice with Google Analytics for more advanced learning and skill development. Your instructor will work with you on implementing Google Analytics for your own website. You will come away with the skills necessary for employing this most useful tool.

Prerequisite: BUSA-9062 Google Analytics

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9064Supervisory and Leadership Certificate
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Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers.
Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor's role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately.

Upon successful completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to self-assess your own competencies and know what you need to develop to maximize your effective as a supervisor
  • Employ strategies to create productive and cooperative staff relationships
  • Establish yourself as a leader in creating benefits to your organization and motivate staff to do the same
  • Delegate responsibility with confidence to create a more productive work environment
  • Be able to recognize and address problem behavior before it becomes too serious
  • Motivate and reward staff effort
  • Know what to include in a performance review and create a system for monitoring information that should be in the review
  • Be effective in correcting problem behaviors
  • Be effective in setting performance goals

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9065Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt
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The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt course which teaches participants to improve and control processes. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects.

Prerequisite: BUSA-9060 Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-9066Closing Procedures and Financial Statements
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This course will show you how to create a worksheet used to adjust the account balances and prepare the financial statements. Use your financial statements to measure performance, make improvements and set goals. The final step covered in this course is closing your books and preparing them for the next accounting period; this is done by journalizing and posting closing entries.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare a worksheet
  • Be able to prepare an income statement
  • Determine a profit or loss
  • Prepare a balance sheet
  • Prepare closing entries, 
  • Prepare post-closing entries for revenue and expense accounts
  • Prepare a statement of changes in owner’s equity
  • Apply year-end steps monthly or quarterly

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9067Video Marketing
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Sight, sound and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Video is very hypnotic and it quickly speeds up the “know, like and trust,” factor with your audience. In this course you will discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness.

Find out how to shoot simple, effective videos without costly fancy equipment or savvy technical skills.  Discover the secrets to creating content that commands attention.  Learn how to dominate Google and YouTube with your video and to strategically use YouTube to market your business 24/7 -- even while you sleep.

  • At the end of this course you will know the essential elements to shooting simple online video, including best camera equipment and lighting and sound principles.
  • You will have a script or “formula” to follow that will help you to shoot content with ease for both educational and sales purposes.
  • You will know how to increase search engine optimization with your videos for better rankings in Google and YouTube.
  • You will understand how to do target market research and shoot videos based on that research

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9068Managing Generations in the Workplace
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Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.
Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace.

Explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to recognize Boomer, Gen X and Gen Y generational behaviors and interpret their meanings correctly
  • Be able to correctly interpret the language of Boomer, Gen X and Gen Y generations
  • Be able to identify ways to adjust your own communication and leadership style to interact more effectively with members of different generations
  • Be able to explain the relationship between changes in the broader society and the shaping of generational values and behavior
  • Be able to suggest strategies, other than monetary, to motivate and reward today’s workforce.
  • Be able to communicate more effectively with Boomers, Gen Xer’s and Gen Yer’s
  • Be more successful in working with people in different generations

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9069Advanced Power BI
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Expand your knowledge of Power BI Desktop to the highest level. This course focuses on the advanced capabilities of Power Query, Data Modeling and Reports. Check for data inconsistencies, design efficient queries, create proper relationships, and write DAX code to ensure reports update quickly and accurately. Add navigation and analytical features to your reports to enable consumers to analyze the results.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Utilize Column profile, distribution, and quality
  • Perform fuzzy match
  • Duplicate versus Reference queries
  • Debug errors
  • Understand Data Modeling, what Star Schema is, understand relationship types and manage relationships
  • Understand contexts
  • CALCULATE function
  • COALESCE function
  • Compute visual totals accurately
  • Create reports, insert objects and create bookmarks

Prerequisite: BUSA-9055 Intermediate Power BI

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9070Introduction to Social Media
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Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to use specific success metrics to evaluate the appropriateness of different sites
  • Create clear goals and objectives for improving business success through social media
  • Create strategies for incorporation of social media into your overall business plan
  • Track and evaluate the impact of social media on meeting your business goals

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

If the course is unavailable, get notified when it becomes available.

BUSA-9071Marketing Using Social Media
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Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to identify and use social media sites best suited to your business needs
  • Set up social media groups for communication with clients and customers
  • Use social media as a means to build customer loyalty and achieve a variety of business goals
  • Use social media to “put a face” on your organization and brand
  • Be able to create a profile that best serves the goals of your organization and maximizes communication

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

BUSA-9072Integrating Social Media Into Your Organization
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Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to create your own private social media using Ning
  • Be able to work socially using existing resources such as Google Docs and calendars
  • Move your website to an interactive Web 2.0 site
  • Select the best social media tools for your business
  • Develop a strategic plan for the implementation of a social media initiative

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

COMP-1257Programming Essentials in Python
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This course is a basic introduction to programming using the Python programming language. Students will develop, code, test and debug programs for simple applications using proper programming principles and documentation. Topics include data types, variable declaration, control structures, methods, classes, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, arrays, and other data structures. No prior knowledge of programming is required.

Python is recommended for developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Students who complete this course are ready to take the PCAP-Certified Associate in Python programming. Students who pass this course will receive a digital badge.

COMP-9385Photoshop for Presentations
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Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties.

In this course, you will find out the purpose of each photo editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

COMP-9386Infographics
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After taking this course, you will be exposed to a powerful, concise way of presenting information. The course begins with a history of infographics and the types of infographics used in business, education and industry. You will be exposed to Pinterest and other web-based sources of infographics. The course proceeds to an exposure to various user-friendly infographic creation websites.

Learn the basics of designing infographics and be create your own simple infographic.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

ECED-1005Introduction to the Science of Early Child Development
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In this online course, you will explore information from the resource The Science of Early Child Development – Introductory Edition. You will use readings, videos, links, interactive games and online discussions to gain basic knowledge of child development and links to practice. The course is delivered online over 9 weeks, with you doing the work where and when you like. There are weekly requirements but no scheduled classes.

This course is for you if you:

  • Want or need to take an introductory 40 hour training course. For example, Child Care Assistants in Manitoba.[Note: If you are a CCA in MB you may be interested in the Manitoba training grant information.]
  • Are comfortable with and enjoy working at a computer (e.g., using email and the internet).
  • Have access to a computer with an internet connection at least 5 hours/week.
  • Have basic keyboarding skills and fluency in English.

The textbook for this course is an online resource and you will be notified by email regarding access instructions.

ECED-1089Introduction to Science of Early Child Development
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In this course, students explore information from the resource, The Science of Early Child Development – Introductory Edition. Readings, videos, links, interactive games and discussions are utilized by students to gain basic knowledge of child development and links to practice in early childhood education.

PDEV-1080WEVAS
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Learn to recognize challenging behaviour and develop the skills that focus on your response. Improve your communication skills to help the student return to a safe learning state.

PDEV-9053Financial Literacy
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Learn how to set and achieve goals using an established, working savings plan.

PHOT-1038Digital Portfolio Development
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You will learn how to develop a web presence on the appropriate social media channels by building a simple website, blog or online store using a popular website builder. You will use creative writing techniques to connect with an audience through blogging and social media posts. You will then explore the fundamentals of online marketing, data analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and effective use of #hashtags.

SEMR-1039How to Learn Online
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This course will help you develop an understanding of what online learning is about and what skills are necessary to be a successful student.

You will learn some of the differences between an online and a traditional course and what it takes to succeed. You will discover:

  • What your time management type is and how to make use of your skills
  • How to schedule your time and use critical thinking
  • How to solve some of the technical problems you might encounter
  • The differences between reading a book and reading online

TRAD-9032Energy Advisor Foundation Level Training
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate how to maintain courteous and professional relations with clients (e.g., dependability, timeliness, clear and polite communication).
  2. Explain the blower door technology for air tightness test.
  3. Explain the HOT2000 software for modelling a home.
  4. Explain the process how homes are built and renovated. 
  5. Explain the factors that would make a home function efficiently.
  6. Describe safety considerations when accessing home construction or renovation sites (ladder safety, pilot lights, etc.)
  7. Describe building envelope barrier systems (air barrier, vapour barrier, moisture barrier, weather/wind barrier, thermal barrier, etc.) in homes. 
  8. Describe windows, skylights, doors, and other transitions found in a building envelope.
  9. Use the Glossary of Housing Terms for communications with clients and air testing and modelling software.
  10. Explain the operations of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  11. Describe renewable energy systems and their properties.
  12. Identify the elements that make up a building and recognize their interdependence (house-as-a-system concept).
  13. Describe the diagnostic indicators (i.e. moisture, radon, carbon monoxide) of indoor air pollutants. 
  14. Explain the physical processes for heat, air, and moisture flow that occur within a building.
  15. Explain the interdependence between heat, air and moisture in a home.

Virtual Class Times and Dates:

September 27, 2021 to October 31, 2021

Classes on Thursday: October 7, 14 , 21, 28   from 6 - 8 pm

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and virtual meetings)
  • One synchronous evening session per week
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register using this page.

TRAD-9033Energy Advisor House Level
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the EnerGuide Rating System and its use for home use efficiency.
  2. Gather geometric and construction information and data for a given home.
  3. Explain the EnerGuide Rating System services such as Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.
  4. Conduct blower door tests and apply diagnostics for identifying leak location.
  5. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  6. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines.
  8. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, managers, energy advisors, and contractors.
  9. Demonstrate the process of registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers, contractors, suspension, and delicensing/deregistration for energy advisors.
  10. Describe quality assurance procedures within a service organization.

Class Times and Dates:

  • Week 1 - virtual weekly class Thursday January 20, 2022 from 6-8pm
  • Week 2 - virtual weekly class Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6 -8 pm
  • Week 3 - Friday February 4 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 1 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Week 4 - Friday February 11 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 2 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Week 5 - Friday February 18 2022, BlowerDoor Skill Lab at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Week 6 -Thursday February 24 2022, Virtual Classroom Session from 6 PM – 8 PM

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour/3-day skill lab at B-Tech and RRC Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9034Energy Advisor House Audit
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the foundational and house evaluation skills in practice.
  2. Interact and communicate with the homeowner to evaluate the home for EnerGuide audit process. 
  3. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  4. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  5. Discus findings and potential upgrade opportunities with homeowner. 
  6. Create EnerGuide label for the entire house.
  7. Submit the final home report to NRCan website.

Virtual Class Times and Dates: 

November 8, 2021 to December 12, 2021

Format:

  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
  • Additional details will depend on the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the course start date
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.
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Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9035Energy Advisor Foundation Level Training Alumni
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate how to maintain courteous and professional relations with clients (e.g., dependability, timeliness, clear and polite communication).
  2. Explain the blower door technology for air tightness test.
  3. Explain the HOT2000 software for modelling a home.
  4. Explain the process how homes are built and renovated.
  5. Explain the factors that would make a home function efficiently.
  6. Describe safety considerations when accessing home construction or renovation sites (ladder safety, pilot lights, etc.)
  7. Describe building envelope barrier systems (air barrier, vapour barrier, moisture barrier, weather/wind barrier, thermal barrier, etc.) in homes.
  8. Describe windows, skylights, doors, and other transitions found in a building envelope.
  9. Use the Glossary of Housing Terms for communications with clients and air testing and modelling software.
  10. Explain the operations of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  11. Describe renewable energy systems and their properties.
  12. Identify the elements that make up a building and recognize their interdependence (house-as-a-system concept).
  13. Describe the diagnostic indicators (i.e. moisture, radon, carbon monoxide) of indoor air pollutants.
  14. Explain the physical processes for heat, air, and moisture flow that occur within a building.
  15. Explain the interdependence between heat, air and moisture in a home.

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and virtual meetings)
  • One synchronous evening session per week

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

•Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

TRAD-9036Energy Advisor House Level Alumni
More Information

This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the EnerGuide Rating System and its use for home use efficiency.
  2. Gather geometric and construction information and data for a given home.
  3. Explain the EnerGuide Rating System services such as Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.
  4. Conduct blower door tests and apply diagnostics for identifying leak location.
  5. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  6. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines.
  8. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, managers, energy advisors, and contractors.
  9. Demonstrate the process of registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers, contractors, suspension, and delicensing/deregistration for energy advisors.
  10. Describe quality assurance procedures within a service organization.


Class Times and Dates:
    •Week 1 - virtual weekly class Thursday January 20, 2022 from 6-8pm 
    •Week 2 - virtual weekly class Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6 -8 pm
    •Week 3 - Friday February 4 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 1 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 4 - Friday February 11 2022, HOT2000 Skill Lab 2 at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 5 - Friday February 18 2022, BlowerDoor Skill Lab at RRCP Notre Dame Campus from 9 AM – 4 PM
    •Week 6 -Thursday February 24 2022, Virtual Classroom Session from 6 PM – 8 PM

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour/3-day skill lab at B-Tech and RRC Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9037Energy Advisor House Audit Alumni
More Information

This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the foundational and house evaluation skills in practice.
  2. Interact and communicate with the homeowner to evaluate the home for EnerGuide audit process.
  3. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  4. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  5. Discus findings and potential upgrade opportunities with homeowner.
  6. Create EnerGuide label for the entire house.
  7. Submit the final home report to NRCan website.

Format:

  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
  • Additional details will depend on the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the course start date

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.


Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
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