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Corporate College Course Catalog

Don Robison
Corporate College
314-539-5305
drobison@stlcc.edu

Corporate College Course Schedule

St. Louis Community College's Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Spring 2016. To register for these classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.

Professional Essentials

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. We blend classroom instruction and online instructor-led labs. Program highlights include: how to implement the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), how to develop reliable and valid measurements for a system, how to define the cost of poor quality, how to use the correct formula to calculate ROI, and more. Materials included in cost of course. Students successfully completing this training will receive their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification and 45 hours of instruction. This training includes an 18-hour capstone simulation project on the last two Wednesday sessions and two consecutive Saturdays. Attendance on these days is mandatory. If one of these days is missed, arrangements may be made with the instructor to complete the project and receive certification. However, should this be necessary, additional instructional costs will be charged to the student above and beyond the cost of the program. Lunch provided on Saturdays. This program is approved by DESE for WIOA funding through the Missouri Career Center for qualified individuals. You must be approved for funding prior to registering for the class if using these funds. Class meets Wednesdays 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and Saturdays 4/16, 4/23. Registration by 2/9 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
BPCT:701 | $1,899
C50 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Patricia Dalton
Feb. 17 – April 20 | Corporate College 207
Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | April 16-23 | Corporate College 209
New: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt
Designed for individuals who have completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course, where participants learned how Lean Six Sigma methods and tools focused improvement efforts to drive significant improvements in speed, quality, profitability, productivity, defects, and variations. Lean Six Sigma projects follow a methodology which has been proven to work well in all business operations including operation, administrative, and service. This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course will bring all of this together to help you become a process facilitator, natural leader, and astute problem solver who is a data-driven, bottom-line agent for achieving complex project breakthroughs and powering organizational changes. The course will require pre-work to assist with a concurrent class project. Students will be required to come to the course with a pre-selected project (demonstrated with a signed project charter) that can allow them to go through the DMAIC process and show improvement demonstrating understanding of the Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK). Training includes completing online instruction modules outside of class (with a passing grade). Students are required to purchase a six month mini-tab software license at an additional cost of approximately $29.99 and load onto a laptop which is required for class exercises. Class meets 10 Tuesday sessions: 2/16, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21. Registration by 2/9 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
BPCT:701 | $1,799
C51 | Tu 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Jesse Stevenson
Feb. 16 – June 21 | Corporate College 209
Project Management Orientation
This free session is designed to provide information to individuals interested in obtaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. You’ll learn about the concepts, test preparation, and requirements needed for certification. Presentation includes an overview of the program, a look at class materials, trends in the industry, and potential job opportunities for PMPs. The orientation is free but registration is required.
BPCT:703 | Free
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dirk Lupien
March 5 | Corporate College 213
Project Management
Project managers are in demand when the need is for skills that include time, resource, and financial management with a finite effort. Working knowledge of these skills is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) through various levels of certification. This course helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam by presenting the critical concepts together with the core knowledge areas covered in the exam. Topics covered include process groups and relationships, terminology, and decision making practice. Session attendance in this course counts toward the project management training criteria, 35 hours, required to register for the PMP exam. This practical learning prepares the student for the PMP certification exam through lecture, online exercises, working sessions, and practice exams. This program is approved by DESE for WIOA funding through the Missouri Career Center for qualified individuals and presented by a Registered Educational Provider (REP). You must be approved for funding prior to registering for the program. Class meets Wednesdays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 and Saturdays: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23. Class on 4/27 will meet in room 206. Lunch provided on Saturdays. Registration by 3/22 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
BPCT:703 | $1,799
C50 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Dirk Lupien
March 30 – April 27 | Corporate College 213
Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | April 9-23 | Corporate College 213
W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | April 27 | Corporate College 206
New: Flawless Consulting
Flawless consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to achieving technical and business success. By demonstrating your ability to be truly authentic at each step in the process, as a consultant, you can aim toward creating workplaces that are more collaborative and ultimately more successful. Through interactive discussions, you will learn the elements needed to achieve flawless consulting whether you are an internal or external consultant. One hour lunch on your own. Topics will include: Techniques are not enough, The agonies of contracting, Understanding resistance, Dealing with resistance, Preparing for feedback, The elements of engagement, The heart of the matter, Getting your expertise used, and more.
BUSN:765 | $79
C01 | W 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
Feb. 24 | Corporate College 209
New: Time Management for Your Best
Are you stressed with the amount of work you have to complete each day? Do interruptions and small tasks disrupt your work flow? Learn to increase the efficiency and quality of your work through better organization, planning, and prioritizing each day’s activities in a more effective, productive manner. With over 20 years’ experience in the corporate workplace, instructor Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs, will share the essential skills necessary to maintain quality work and keep you on track while juggling and prioritizing deadlines.
BUSN:793 | $29
C01 | Tu 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs
March 1 | Corporate College 213
Bringing Out the Best in People and Managing the Conflicts
Effectively managing people in an organization leads to outstanding individual and organizational performance. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn how to identify and address behavioral causes of performance challenges, as well as maximize success of current strong performers. You’ll discover how to pinpoint key business results and significant behaviors that impact results. In addition, you’ll be able to provide objective, positive, and constructive feedback to bring out the best in others.
BUSN:745 | $79
C01 | Tu 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
March 29 | Corporate College 209
Mastering the Art of Effective Facilitation
You have to pay attention to the process elements of meetings if you want them to be effective. With its focus on asking rather than telling, and listening to build consensus, facilitation is the new leadership idea and a core competency everyone needs. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive, to identify the stages of team development, to identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation, and more. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:714 | $79
C01 | W 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
March 2 | Corporate College 207
New: Listening Beyond the Words: Building Communication Skills
Ineffective listening can block the success of any business. Are you hearing your customers’ needs and desires? Are your relationships with colleagues and co-workers harmonious? Learn to build skills that enhance your working and personal relationships. Class will focus on the fundamentals of effective listening and eliminating defensiveness in the communication process. You will discover blocks hindering good listening, build positive interaction, indepth listening skills, and appropriate feedback. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:713 | $59
C01 | W 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 9 | Corporate College 207
New: Present with Poise, Power and Punch
Want to overcome nervousness and deliver your best presentation ever? In this presentation skills course, leadership coach and professional development expert, Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs will assist you in gaining techniques to improve your ability to confidently communicate effectively, persuasively, and with presence using your own style. You’ll learn how to use body language for impact and discover ways to keep the attention of your audience. You’ll also learn how to develop and organize your presentation in an easy framework and respond to challenging questions.
BUSN:732 | $29
C01 | Tu 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs
April 5 | Corporate College 213

Career Essentials

New Building Business Confidence: Overcoming Personal Rejection
Are you feeling held back by concerns about what other people think of you? Your growth in business, sales, social, and family relationships can be affected by perceptions of rejection. Gaining perspective and insight is a valuable way to overcome this fear. When you follow the formula presented in this class, you will learn to increase your confidence and self-trust to improve your business advancement, professional, and social relationships, and interaction with family.
CPDV:765 | $55
651 | Tu 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 22 – March 29 | Corporate College 210

Healthcare Occupations

Pharmacy Technician Certification Training
Refund/withdrawal deadline: 2/1. No refunds after that date.
This training is held from February 11 - June 20, 2016. Required orientation: Monday, February 8, 6 - 8 p.m. Register in person only in Continuing Education at Forest Park, G 322. This training prepares the student for entry level employment as a pharmacy technician. The course provides 105 hours of class room instruction and 60 hours of externship experience. Class meets twice a week, Monday and Thursday (February 11 - May 16), for 28 sessions. Primary textbook is an E-book. The 60 hours of externship experience (May 17 - June 10, 2016) follows the classroom experience. Class review: June 13, 2016. Final exam: June 16, 2016. Last class day: June 20, 2016. Students will learn about the top medications dispensed in the United States and be introduced to the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations for proper medication dispensing. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take a certification exam. Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age; High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate; Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test - Letter stating a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application. Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter: Register online at www.dhss.mo.gov. Only the original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Class will meet Tuesday, 2/16. No class 2/15, 3/7, 3/10.
Section available for students using payment plan through MK Education. Student must have approval of MK Education to register. Contact MK Education at 630-929-8602 for details.
AHCE:786 Section CD0 | $2,100
Orientation:
M 6 p.m.-8 p.m. | Feb. 8 | Corporate College 276
Class:
MTh 6 p.m.-9:45 p.m. | Feb. 11-May 16 | Corporate College 276
Externship:
M-F | May 17-June 10
Final Exam Review:
M 6 p.m.-9:45 p.m. | June 13 | Corporate College 276
Final Exam:
Th 6 p.m.-9:45 p.m. | June 16 | Corporate College 276
Last Day of Class:
M 6 p.m.-9:45 p.m. | June 20 | Corporate College 276

CPR and First Aid

Heartsaver CPR AED: Adult
The Heartsaver CPR AED Course teaches lay rescuers when to dial 911, how to give CPR, how to use an AED, and how to provide relief of choking. The course targets individuals who are expected to respond to cardiovascular emergencies in the workplace and may be used to teach CPR to lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card documenting completion of a CPR course that includes use of an AED for job, regulatory, or other requirements. This course is for the learner with limited or no medical training. No refund for late arrival.
CPRR:701 | $45
CD0 | Tu 4 p.m.-6 p.m. | Gary Holsapple
April 5 | Corporate College 276
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical service (EMS) arrives. It is designed to meet OSHA requirements. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. Written and practical skills (hands-on-manikin simulation) evaluation and testing are required for course completion. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a course completion card. Due to the nature of the course, you must arrive on time. No refund for late arrival.
CPRR:706 | $97
CD0 | W 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Gordon Back
April 13 | Corporate College 276
Healthcare Provider CPR
This American Heart Association course is designed for the healthcare provider. Each participant must obtain an 84 percent or higher on the written evaluation and demonstrate proficiency in all CPR skills. Skills include adult, child, and infant CPR, FBAO management of the conscious victim, adult/infant/child two rescuer CPR, mouth-to-mask ventilation, and automatic external defibrillation (AED). Written and practical skills (hands-on-manikin simulation) evaluation, and testing are required for course completion. Students who enroll at least one week in advance and successfully complete the course will receive BLS completion card at the end of the class. No transfers between sessions or refunds given within five business days of class date. This course meets the STLCC nursing department admission requirements. Due to the nature of the course, you must arrive on time. No admittance after stated start time. No refund for late arrival.
CPRR:707 | $69
CD0 | Th 5 p.m.-10 p.m. | Gary Holsapple
Jan. 28 | Corporate College 276
CD1 | Sa 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Gary Holsapple
Feb. 20 | Corporate College 276

Applications and Systems

Microsoft Windows 10: Introduction: In a Day
Explore Windows 10 in detail and all of its user-friendly features in this course. Topics will include the newly redesigned Start Menu, an introduction to the Windows Store, Cortana, and the new Action Center. Many other topics will be discussed and we’ll also have some question and answer time for those individual issues that affect everybody. This class will be using Windows 10 with a mouse. Prerequisite: Personal Computers Introduction class or experience using any version of Microsoft Windows.
COMP:705 | $99
C01 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | James Prater
April 16 | Corporate College 208
C81 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | James Prater
Feb. 20 | Corporate College 208
Transitioning From Windows 7 to Windows 10
Check out the new changes with Windows 10. During this three hour session we will go through the new user-friendly features of Windows 10. This class will be using Windows 10 with a mouse. Prerequisite: Personal Computers Introduction class or equivalent experience and experience with Windows Vista or Windows 7.
COMP:705 | $49
681 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | James Prater
April 2 | Corporate College 208
Transitioning From Windows 8 to Windows 10
Check out the new changes with Windows 10. In this three hour session we will break it all down for you. This class will be using Windows 10 with a mouse. Prerequisite: Personal Computers Introduction class or equivalent experience and experience with Windows 8.
COMP:705 | $49
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | James Prater
March 12 | Corporate College 208
Microsoft Windows 8: Introduction: In a Day
Explore Windows 8 and all its user-friendly features in this course. Topics include using Start Screen, Live tiles, Hot Corners, Charm Bar, One Drive, and many others. This course is not for tablets or touch screen. Students will use a mouse to navigate. Prerequisite: Personal Computers Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:705 | $99
C02 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | STLCC Staff
March 26 | Corporate College 206
Microsoft Word 2013: In a Day
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in one day. You’ll create and save documents; enter and edit text; learn to indent, set tabs, and enhance documents; make block moves, deletes, and copies; use spell checker; find and replace text; use shortcut keys; and print. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:715 | $99
C02 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
March 5 | Corporate College 208
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 for Business
Learn to create professional looking business documents using this powerful word processing software. Discover how editing and formatting tools are at your fingertips as you work with the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar. Leave with the skills to create a document, format, change styles and fonts, cut/copy/paste, import text, and edit a document with confidence. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:715 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
Feb. 5 | Corporate College 206
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013 for Business
If you are familiar with the basics, here’s your opportunity to learn the more advanced features of Word. Learn to customize the Word environment, use advanced formatting techniques, work with styles, advanced table features, create and manage large documents, and use auto text, macros, and templates. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:716 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
Feb. 12 | Corporate College 206
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 for Business
In this introductory class you will learn the business basics of Excel; including setting up worksheets, entering and editing cells, cut and copy, making your sheets more readable, saving, and printing. You will also learn the basics of building formulas, functions, and charts. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:720 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
Feb. 19 | Corporate College 208
Microsoft Excel 2013: In a Day
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in one day. In this introductory course you’ll learn how to create spreadsheets for all kinds of applications, including accounting, expense analysis, budgeting, etc. Topics include setting up worksheets, labeling, entering values, editing cells, copying, saving, and other commands. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:720 | $99
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
Feb. 6 | Corporate College 208
Intermediate Excel 2013 for Business
Build on previous knowledge and further your spreadsheet skills by managing multiple workbooks, creating more complex formulas and functions, enhancing the appearance of your reports, using the benefits of Range Names, and working with Tables and Structured Referencing. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:721 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
March 4 | Corporate College 208
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013 for Business
Continue to expand your Excel expertise as you work with advanced functions (including Lookups, Conditionals, Financial, and Date functions), create Pivot Tables/Charts, use Data Analysis tools and validation, create and edit macros, and explore more of Excel’s advanced features. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class and Introduction to Excel or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:722 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
March 11 | Corporate College 208
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 for Business, Part 1
Learn the foundations to plan and design a database system. Learn to create, manage, and maintain tables and table relationships. Discover sorting and filtering records within tables. Explore field properties, including Input Masks and Data Validation. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:725 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
April 1 | Corporate College 208
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 for Business, Part 2
Learn to get the most from your data collection by building select queries, including Boolean logic and calculations. Create data entry and date retrieval forms; manage form layout, including Conditional Formatting. Summarize your data by building reports using the Report Wizard, and incorporate subtotal and grand total calculations. Prerequisite: Microsoft Access 2013 for Business: Introduction, Part 1. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:725 | $109
C02 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
April 8 | Corporate College 208
Microsoft Access 2013: In a Day
Learn the basics of Access in one day. In this class you’ll learn how to plan and design a database system, add, change, and delete information as well as how to create simple reports and how to query the database to find display data. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:725 | $99
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
April 16 | Corporate College 206
Intermediate Access 2013 for Business
Get the skill you need to enhance your database designs. Learn to query multiple tables for customized forMicrosoft and reports, create more complex queries, and customize forms. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivelant experience and Introduction to Access or equivalent experience. Recommended to bring a flash drive.
COMP:726 | $129
C01 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cris Heffernan
April 15 | Corporate College 208
QuickBooks Pro 2015
This class introduces students to QuickBooks, an easy to use, complete accounting system for small businesses. Students will create a company and use QuickBooks to maintain financial records. Topics to be covered include: setting up customer and vendor lists, entering sales and invoices, receiving payments, making deposits, handling expenses and bills, working with bank accounts, analyzing financial data, handling sales tax, and managing inventory. This course does not cover the QuickBooks online version. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:734 | $149
C01 | Tu 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barbara Primm
April 12 – May 10 | Corporate College 208
C52 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Barbara Primm
March 9 – April 13 (No class 3/16) | Corporate College 208
C51 | Tu 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Barbara Primm
Jan. 26 – Feb. 23 | Corporate College 208

Mobile Technologies

Android Smart Phones Small Group Workshop
Does your Android smart phone make you feel like a dummy? Or are you still only using it to make phone calls knowing it can do so much more? In this small group work-shop you will learn some basics to get you up and running. There are dozens of models of Android phones and operating systeMicrosoft available on the market so this class will cover general topics such as app usuage, camera, downloading, and settings. Class is hands-on so bring your Android phone. This class will not cover other types of smart phones.
COMP:765 | $29
C50 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Barbara Primm
Feb. 3 | Corporate College 205
Learn the Basics of an iPhone
Did you finally break down and purchase an iPhone only to discover that you can barely use it? Come to this class to learn the basics and functionality of an iPhone. Please note universal functions of the iPhone platform will be taught and that specific “apps” may vary from phone to phone. Students must bring their own iPhone to the class. This class will only discuss the Apple iPhone. Other smart phone devices will not be covered.
COMP:765 | $25
C51 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Feb. 13 | Corporate College 210
Learn the Basics of an iPad
Did you finally break down and purchase an iPad only to discover that you can barely use it? Come to this class to learn the basics and functionality of an iPad. Please note universal functions of the iPad platform will be taught and that specific “apps” may vary from iPad to iPad. Students must bring their own iPad to the class. This class will only discuss the Apple iPad. Other tablet devices will not be covered.
COMP:765 | $25
C80 | Sa 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 | Corporate College 210

Personal Computing

PCs & Technology: Introduction In a Day
Learn the basics of using a PC and Technology in a day. Do you call yourself “computer illiterate”? Does current technology boggle your mind? Then this class is for you. Build a strong foundation for your computer skills and get familiar with other digital technologies. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using a PC to teach essential concepts and commands and develop user confidence. Basic terMicrosoft regarding computer hardware, software, and current technology are covered, as are basics regarding the use of computers, printers, and drives. This is a class designed for those with little or no computer skills.
COMP:701 | $99
C50 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jerry Bearden
Feb. 27 | Corporate College 208
Google Docs
Have you ever wanted to type up a short document but couldn’t because you only had your tablet or smart phone with you? With Google docs, you can create a document from nearly any device for free. Google Docs is a comprehensive suite of online productivity software (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more) that is the must-use program. There’s no need to download and install software on a particular machine. Any computer, tablet, or smart phone connected to the Internet can access Google Docs. Because your creations are automatically saved on Google’s cloud system, you can access the same file from anywhere. Another advantage is that multiple users can make edits to the same files at the same time. Come to this class to find out more about this exciting program. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:742 | $25
C01 | F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
Feb. 19 | Corporate College 206
Strategies for Selling on eBay
Get more out of your listings. This course covers, among other topics, appropriate listing formats, opening an Ebay store, effective pricing, marketing your business, managing larger numbers of listings, packing and shipping inventory effectively, and using PayPal for online payments. You will learn how to improve your item descriptions, photography, and pricing. We will also review the Seller’s Dashboard, including the feedback, seller rating, resolution center, and more. Prerequisite: Introduction to eBay: Buying and Selling class or equivalent experience and must have previous eBay experience buying or selling.
COMP:742 | $29
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barbara Primm
April 30 | Corporate College 208
Personal Online Security
Learn to ensure your terrestrial and digital footprints are secure. Learn to exercise the best security practices to protect your personal information, help prevent identity fraud, and preserve data integrity, confidentiality, and availability. Conduct your corporal and electronic communications using the most current/effective techniques.
COMP:795 | $39
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cortez Tillman
April 9 | Corporate College 208

Publishing and Media Technologies

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC): In a Day
Learn the Basics of Adobe Photoshop in a day. You will learn how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Concepts covered include Selection Tools, Paintbrush Tools, layers, and Masking. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $99
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych
April 30 | Corporate College 206
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC): Introduction
This course, utilizing Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud software, shows students how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to: layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool, and content-aware fill, the quick selection tool, the magic wand and color range, transformations, and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate.
COMP:755 | $129
C50 | Th 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
Feb. 4 – Feb. 25 | Corporate College 206
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC): Intermediate
Picking up right where the introductory class left off - topics may include but are not limited to: understanding the histogram and how to adjust exposure, smoothing wrinkles and brightening teeth, changing the size of your image and canvas, the power of crop tool, and blending modes. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Introduction class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate. No class 3/17.
COMP:755 | $129
C51 | Th 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
March 10 – April 7 | Corporate College 206
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC): Advanced
Adobe Photoshop Advanced builds on the skills learned in the beginning and intermediate classes. Topics may include but are not limited to: coordinating adjustment layers with layer masks, smart objects, blurring and sharpening, and shadows and highlights. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Intermediate class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate.
COMP:755 | $129
C52 | Th 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
April 14 – May 5 | Corporate College 206

Social Media

Facebook for Business
Facebook is proving to be a powerhouse tool for small and large businesses everywhere. Come to this class to learn how to utilize Facebook to grow and promote your business. This class will not cover the functionality of Facebook for personal use and students should already have a basic knowledge of Facebook for personal use prior to class. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:742 | $35
C02 | F 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
March 11 | Corporate College 206

Web Development

Create Your Own Website with WordPress
Anyone can learn how to create their own website in just a few hours using WordPress, the most popular website creator tool on the Internet. WordPress is used by almost 15% of the top 1 million websites and, as of August 2011, powers 22% of all new websites. Whether you are just a beginner using graphically based templates or want to get down into the nitty-gritty code, WordPress is your answer and it’s FREE and you don’t have to be a techie. Walk away from this class with a basic website and the skills to go as far as you want. The sky’s the limit. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience and Basic Introduction to WordPress or equivalent experience. This class will move at a fast pace. Students must already have a generic email account through Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail and know this email address and password when coming to class.
COMP:745 | $99
C02 | F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jerry Bearden
Jan. 29 | Corporate College 208
Internet Marketing with WordPress
Internet marketing is a different concept than traditional marketing and employs different techniques. Learn about resources available to you, strategies to get noticed, and ways to measure how your methods are working for you. The class will be focused on WordPress websites, but the techniques learned are equally applicable to any website. Prerequisite: Create Your Own Website with WordPress or equivalent experience.
COMP:745 | $39
C03 | F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Jerry Bearden
May 13 | Corporate College 208

Photography

Digital Pictures: Introduction
What’s a jpeg? How do I get a photo from my digital camera into my computer? Where do I put my photos in my computer? How do I download a picture that someone sent me in an email? How do I find the photos once they are in my computer? If you don’t know the answer to one or more of these questions, then this course is for you. This course is an introduction to digital images, digital photos, and digital cameras and will cover the technology side of photography but only touch on photography composition. This is an entry level class. Because digital cameras vary, the class will cover universal methods of inputting digital images into your computer including using SD (secure digital) and CF (compact flash) memory cards. In some cases, the methods may not apply to your specific digital camera. Bring your camera, manual, and cords to both classes if possible.
PHOT:707 | $49
C01 | Th 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
May 5 – May 12 | Corporate College 206
Digital Photography Introduction
Come learn the basic skills involved in photography, such as camera skills, and the use of light, exposure, and composition. Understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO, basic composition, depth of field, and histograms. You will need a digital camera and memory card. Provide own transportation.
PHOT:720 | $69
C50 | M 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse
Feb. 1 – Feb. 29 | Corporate College 207 No class 2/15
Digital Photography: Intermediate
This class is geared for you to continue and expand on learning about composition and lighting techniques. You will learn how lighting and composition will change the way you take photos and enhance your skills as a photographer. This class is the next step for introductory photography students or those who have a fundamental knowledge of their camera functions. Bring your camera and accessories. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience.
PHOT:721 | $69
C50 | M 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse
March 7 – April 4 | Corporate College 207 | No class 3/14
Digital Photography: Advanced
This class is geared for you to continue and expand on learning about composition and lighting techniques. You will learn how lighting and composition will change the way you take photos and enhance your skills as a photographer. This class is the next step for intermediate photography students or those who have a fundamental knowledge of their camera functions. Bring your camera and accessories. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Intermediate or Take Better Pictures: Intermediate or equivalent experience.
PHOT:722 | $69
C50 | M 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse
April 18 – May 9 | Corporate College 207

OSHA Training

10-Hour OSHA Construction Health and Safety Training Certification
This course meets the required laws for working on public job sites. Led by an OSHA certified trainer, the course covers mandated OSHA topics including OSHA regulations, general health and safety, basic electrical safety, fall protection, ladder and scaffold safety, hand and power tools, material handling, etc. Upon successful completion, students will receive the 10-hour OSHA course completion card.
CONS:736 | $125
C01 | Tu 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Patricia Dalton
Feb. 2 – Feb. 9 | Corporate College 211
10-Hour OSHA General Industry Certification
This 10 hour OSHA course is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities, and for employee safety and health awareness. Students will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures, and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles covered in OSHA Act Part 1910. Special emphasis will be placed on areas most hazardous using OSHA standards as a guide. Students will receive an OSHA card after completion of the course.
CONS:736 | $125
C02 | Tu 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Patricia Dalton
Feb. 23 – March 1 | Corporate College 211
OSHA Safety Update
What’s new? How compliant are you? How does your company’s safety program size up? Are you responsible for overseeing, communicating, and upholding OSHA guidelines at your workplace? The goal of this 6-hour class is to provide guidance on:
• OSHA’s HazCom Compliance Directive - required interface between SDS, labels, and your company’s hazardous chemical inventory.
• How to transition from your existing hazardous chemicals communications program to the newly required one.
• Due dates/deadlines for your company and chemical manufacturers and for transitioning from MSDS to the new 16 section SDS format
In addition, this course will also overview:
• Other new directives coming from OSHA
• Recordkeeping responsibilities
• Risk-based management: what is it and why do we keep hearing about it lately?
CONS:736 | $99
5C1 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Patricia Dalton
March 5 | Corporate College 211

NABCEP Certified Solar Courses

Solar Photovoltaics Information Session
Join us for this informational session on how to become a part of the solar field. The application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systeMicrosoft will be introduced. Explore the path for certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP).
CONS:721 | No Fee
5C0 | Tu 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 19 | FV-Center for Workforce Innovation 136
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components, and System Build, Part 1
Join the field of solar energy. In this course students will learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets, and safety basics. Students will be introduced to basic photovoltaic equipment and will learn how to assess potential installation sites for their solar energy potential. Students will gain hands on experience with roof layout, shading analysis with Solar Pathfinder, calculation of energy production for specific sites, and calculation of load estimations. In addition students will learn about photovoltaic system components and how they interact with each other. Students will be introduced to solar modules, charge controllers and inverters, batteries, and photovoltaic mounting and racking systeMicrosoft and will apply all this information to participate in a hands-on photovoltaic system build project. We will build a full string inverter system and modules on a mock roof, and a ballasted racking system with micro-inverters. Students should have fundamental mathematical and mechanical skills. Texts included.
CONS:721 | $299
5C1 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 26 – Feb. 16 | FV-Center for Workforce Innovation 120
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build, Part 2
A continuation of the solar energy studies and hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Must have attended Solar Basics - Part 1.
CONS:721 | $199
5C2 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Feb. 18 – March 10 | FV-Center for Workforce Innovation 120
Advanced PV Sizing Electrical Design
In this course students will learn how to equate temperature differences using temp coefficients for string sizing, as required by the National Electric Code. There will be exercises in proper wire sizing, overcurrent protection sizing and system sizing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems. This course will also include basic troubleshooting techniques. This and the previous classes are required to sit for the NABCEP entry level exam.
CONS:721 | $189
5C3 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
March 22 – April 5 | FV-Center for Workforce Innovation 120
Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Installer Exam Prep
In this course students will learn the 2011/2014 requirements for photovoltaic systems. This is an advanced class and an electrical background is needed. This is a continuation education class that is worth 24 advanced hours and is meant to prepare students for the NABCEP installers test. Text Included.
CONS:721 | $259
5C4 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
April 12 – May 5 | FV-Center for Workforce Innovation 120

Finance & Investing

Preserving Capital and Making it Grow: A Winning Strategy for Good Times and Bad
This class is designed to empower the individual investor with strategies for stock market success as used by successful investors of our time. We’ll discuss: historical precedent and how it applies today, selecting and purchasing the best investments, determining when to protect yourself by selling investments and minimizing potential risk while maximizing potential gain. Instructor will relate first-hand experience in the oil market the last time oil collapsed in 1986, similar to the recent decline - and the similar opportunities this may present based on the 18-year cycle (oil bottomed in 1998) and a large shift in investment dollars currently underway. A discussion of the crash of 1987, 2008, and others, and the warning signs ahead of time will also be discussed. Lunch on your own.
FINC:705 | $89
C80 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brian Bingham
March 5 – March 12 | Corporate College 206
Mastering Investing Psychology: Understanding Why You Will Succeed Where Others Fail
Proper psychology and mental preparedness can help you better understand how the investing business and news flow works against you, and how to succeed where countless others fail. This course will provide timeless examples of how proper investing knowledge and mindset keep great investors in the game. Specific examples from investment history, and what it took to succeed then, and how it applies to today will be discussed. Simply put, applying theory to the real world, explained by someone who does it every day. This class will add deeper understanding to the forces at work while applying the knowledge from the required prerequisite class, Preserving Capital and Making It Grow. One hour lunch on your own.
FINC:705 | $55
C81 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brian Bingham
May 7 | Corporate College 208