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Effective Grammar Certificate
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Effective Grammar Certificate

$295

with Ellen Feld

Write and edit better starting today. Gain confidence in your writing. Improve your communication skills. This course will reinforce the rules you learned in school and teach you some you didn't.   

Good grammar doesn't make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, Effective Grammar will equip you to write more effectively from day one.   You'll learn it all—from grammar basics to more advanced concepts like parallelism and agreement to the finer points of capitalization and punctuation. After completing this certificate, you'll be a master of commas, complete sentences, common sense writing, and more.   

Put an end to grammar mistakes that detract from your work. The grammar knowledge you'll gain will contribute to whatever kind of writing you produce. Everything you learn will elevate your communication skills and help you present polished, professional writing every time.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

This is a two-month program with quarterly start dates.

Entrepreneurship Certificate
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Entrepreneurship Certificate

$495

with Conrad Brian Law, Mary Beth Izard and Kathy Nadiman

Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks.  Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas, and a checklist for going into business.  Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans.  Then take home a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. At the end of this certificate, 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 and market your new business.

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Price in USD $495

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Fiction Writing, Introduction to
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Fiction Writing, Introduction to

$195

with Jacqui Lipton

Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction writing experience, find your pathway towards your fiction writing goals. Learn the basic building blocks of story: character, plot and setting. Then find out the different forms of fiction writing and some of the genres you might like to explore. 

Whether you’ve never written a word of fiction, or haven’t written since high school or college, you will complete the course with the skills you need to get started. Create a new work of fiction, or  revive an old one that’s been sitting in your bottom drawer.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

Google Analytics Certificate
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Google Analytics Certificate

$345

with Dan Belhassen and Jeff Kritzer

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This Certificate, 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. 

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Price in USD $345

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate
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Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

$545

with Andy Helmi

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards, or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books, and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital artwork. Access to the Adobe software tools required. Software Requirements: For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.  If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise, you may sign up for a single software. There is no school discount through LERN. More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com   

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Integrated Marketing Certificate
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Integrated Marketing Certificate

$495

with William Draves

Discover advanced and new best practices in Integrated Marketing, the growing field that integrates traditional print marketing with digital marketing for even greater marketing success. Young generations are embracing print as well as online media, creating this exciting new area of marketing.   Find out the keys to success in the almost forgotten but still remarkably effective area of print, including catalogs, direct mail letters, and postcards.  Gain advanced marketing concepts and principles such as R, F, & M analysis; AIDA, and the 3-30-3 principle, that lead directly to practical marketing success. Acquire the understanding of how digital marketing and print complement and enhance each other, and how to integrate both kinds of marketing for even greater overall effectiveness.    

Start any month. Come away with new marketing expertise to make your value in the workplace even stronger.

3 courses, 3 months. Can be taken in any order.

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Leadership Development (for Gen Y) Certificate
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Leadership Development (for Gen Y) Certificate

$395

with Constance Yates and William Draves

Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.    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. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned.  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.   At the end of completing the three-course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, a new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear. 

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Price in USD $395

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Learning Styles Certificate
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Learning Styles Certificate

$395

with Julie Coates and Kassia Dellabough

New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same.  But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently.  In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum.  Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Price in USD $395

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.





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