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Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education courses will help you expand your current knowledge and can give you an edge in your career planning.

It used to be that once you completed your degree or certification, you were set for life. Now technology and knowledge expands and changes so rapidly that continuing education is vital to stay ahead of the game.

Students are welcome to enroll in individual courses or take a specialized combination of courses to meet specific needs. Our Service Consultant will be happy to assist you in designing the type of program that best suits your needs.

Basic Study Manual

Teaches the student basic information and skills on how to learn and how to apply what he has studied in life. This practical knowledge on how to study can be used by adults, college or high school students, teachers, parents and trainers in industry.

Prerequisite: None
3 CEU

How to Achieve Effective Learning

Employees too often enter the business world unprepared and untrained. They also come with poor learning skills as they have never been taught how to study, how to learn and how to apply what they have learned. This course teaches the student how to handle the primary barriers to effective study. The student will not only be able to grasp fully what he is studying, but will be able to apply proficiently what he has studied in work and in life.

Prerequisite: None
9 CEU

How to Get Along With Others

In any workplace, excellent communication and relations among employees are key; it is the oil that lubricates the workings and allows for coordination. Without excellent communication, difficulties arise and production slows. This course teaches the basics of human relations.

Prerequisite: None
1 CEU

Handling the Ups and Downs in Life

Personal problems, whether personal or work-related, can take their toll on one’s performance at work. This course addresses the influences in a person’s life which cause him to go up and down in life and become a source of trouble to himself and others.

Prerequisite: None
1.5 CEU

Personal Values and Integrity

Compromising one’s personal integrity because of social and economic pressure leads to failure and loss. This course addresses the basics of honesty and personal integrity not just in the world of work, but in all of life as well.

Prerequisite: None
1.5 CEU

Improving Business Through Communication

The inability to communicate can destroy a career, a business relationship, or a sale. The greater a person’s ability to communicate, the greater his potential for success. The ability to professionally handle communication plays no small role in the demonstration of competence. The ability to communicate can be learned and developed. This course teaches the student to communicate without tension or nervousness, to get ideas across clearly and distinctly and to guide and control communication in business or any situation. It includes a series of eighteen practical drills on the fundamentals of successful communication.

Prerequisite: None
4 CEU

How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior

Provides tools to help the student understand people and their behavior and to help predict what they are likely to do—on the job or off. It teaches how to observe, evaluate and predict human behavior.

Prerequisite: None
4 CEU

How to Effectively Handle Work

Addresses the day-to-day problems of work. Such as how to handle one’s job, how to keep a job, and how to maintain productivity and efficiency and how to handle confusions in the workplace. It also shows how to resolve the most common problems encountered in the workplace including stress, exhaustion, and burnout.

Prerequisite: None
4 CEU

Ethics for Business Survival

Surviving in the business world can often be a challenge. Although some view business as a dog-eat-dog world, one of the more challenging aspects is the recurring necessity to decide what is right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral. These are often complex and difficult decisions. The subject of ethics encompasses this aspect of business. This course shows the negative consequences of unethical behavior in business, what ethics really are, how to apply ethics on a day-to-day basis, and how to improve the workplace through the use of ethics.

Prerequisite: None
3 CEU

Formulas for Business Success

Teaches the exact operating states or conditions of any business or organizational activity and the steps to take based on the operating state or condition to improve the business or organizational activity.

Prerequisite: None
4 CEU

Management by Statistics

This course teaches how to use statistics and graphs to show how much any business or organizational area is producing. It also shows how to use statistics to analyze the operations of an organization and how to use statistics for management decision making.

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success Course
4 CEU

Executive Basics

Teaches the fundamentals of holding a position of managerial or administrative responsibility in an organization. It covers the topics of management functions, leadership and the duties and skills of an executive.

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success
4 CEU

Effective Leadership

An effective leader is valuable in our society. The importance of leadership cannot be downplayed. This course identifies the elements of effective leadership and how to achieve them.

Prerequisite: None (Executive Basics recommended)
3 CEU

Basic Organization

Teaches the primary functions of any organization, the basic laws of organization and administration, and how to design and set up an organization so that it runs effectively.

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success Course, Management by Statistics Course
5 CEU

How to Make Planning Become an Actuality

Planning is working out how one is going to accomplish set objectives. A properly written plan is a road map to success. This course teaches the student workable techniques for formulating plans and programs. It teaches how to get programs carried out and moving to achieve business or organizational goals and objectives. The elements of successful plans and programs are defined and taught.

Prerequisite: None
4 CEU

How to Get Things Done

An executive or an administrator must be able to get things done through others. Getting compliance with administrative actions or orders can be frustrating due to the barriers and procrastination of others. The course contains 22 practical drills that teach the student how to get others to get things done and how to get compliance.

Prerequisite: Improving Business Through Communication Course
3 CEU

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

Teaches the student how to recognize and handle areas of inefficiency which waste man-hours and income in an organization. It also addresses areas of written communication, interoffice communication systems, delegation skills, and other ways to increase efficiency.

Prerequisite: None
3 CEU

How to Increase Profits Through Proper Financial Planning

Covers how to manage financial resources to increase cash flow and solvency, build reserves, and correctly allocate financial resources for increased organizational production.

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success
3 CEU

How to Write Effective Company Policy

Teaches the importance of establishing policy, how to write and issue organizational policy, how and when to implement policy and how policy can be used to expand an organization.

Prerequisite: None
1.5 CEU

Marketing and Public Relations Surveys

Surveys are the tools by which one finds out what customers and potential customers think and feel. Surveys give the information that is vital to effective marketing, promotion and public relations activities and campaigns. This course teaches the basics of how to use surveys for marketing and public relations.

Prerequisite: How to Get Along With Others Course or How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Course
4 CEU

Public Relations

Good public relations are vital to the expansion of any business or organization. This course teaches the basics duties and purposes of the public relations professional, the elements of public relations and the basic tools of public relations.

Prerequisite: How to Get Along With Others Course or How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Course
5 CEU

Marketing

Marketing is an important function in any business. This course teaches the basic elements and tools of marketing and how to plan marketing strategy and devise marketing and promotional campaigns.

Prerequisites: Marketing and Public Relations Surveys Course and Public Relations Course
4 CEU

How to Create Want for Your Products Through Effective Sales Techniques

Effective salesmanship can be learned. This course teaches the fundamentals of personal selling and includes many practical drills on the various elements of personal selling and sales situations.

Prerequisites: Improving Business Through Communication (Public Relations Course and Marketing Course are recommended)
5 CEU

Sales Management
Final Practical Application

This faculty-supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to summarize and apply the knowledge and skills learned on the program in sales management situations in a business organization.

5 CEU

Administrative Management
Final Practical Application

This faculty-supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to apply all the knowledge and skills learned by working in a business or organization as a management or administrative intern. The student must sign an Final Practical Application contract with his faculty supervisor and a representative of the organization that states exactly what the student will be required to do and the evidence and documentation of actions and results required for satisfactory completion of the Final Practical Application.

15 CEU

How to Manage People
Final Practical Application

This faculty-supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned on the program in business or organizational management situations.

3 CEU

Management Strategies
Final Practical Application

This faculty-supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to analyze a business or professional practice, determine which production statistics it should be keeping, make graphs of these statistics, determine the correct sequence of steps that should be taken to improve the condition, and help the organization carry out these steps.

3 CEU

Marketing and Public Relations
Final Practical Application

This faculty-supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to summarize the knowledge and skills learned on the program by designing and carrying out a public relations or marketing project or campaign for a business or professional practice.

5 CEU