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Communication and writing effectively are important skills to have both personally and professionally. A wide variety of course will help you master the essentials of writing, learn how to develop powerful written documents, and improve your communication techniques.

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American Sign Language (ASL) is the visual-gesture language used primarily among the American deaf communities. Using the immersion method, all teaching is done exclusively in ASL. You will acquire basic vocabulary and grammar by using ASL receptive and expressive skills in class. No prior knowledge of ASL is needed to join!  

Start date: 09/24/16

End date: 11/05/16

Tuition:$75.00



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Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 09/30/16

Tuition:$195.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. Part of good writing skills comes from constructing clear sentences but how we organize our writing and how we lead our reader into our story are important to being understood. In this course we will look at how to write concisely and how to grab and keep your reader's attention. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. Part of good writing skills comes from constructing clear sentences but how we organize our writing and how we lead our reader into our story are important to being understood. In this course we will look at how to write concisely and how to grab and keep your reader's attention. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In this continuation of the Part 1 course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In this continuation of the Part 1 course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Three courses one-month courses.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00

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Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Three courses one-month courses.

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Three courses one-month courses.

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition:$495.00



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Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Three courses one-month courses.

Start date: 11/07/16

End date: 03/31/17

Tuition:$495.00



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Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading. Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings. Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success. Three one month courses

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00

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Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading. Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings. Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success. Three one month courses

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition:$495.00



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