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Healthcare / Allied Health

4300083
Credit Hours: NC
Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Vocabulary -Colors, nationalities, professions -Alphabet -Vowels and Consonants -Months and Days of the Week -Numbers 1 - 31 -The verb to be, ‘ser’ Unit 2 The verb to have -Describe possessions -Describing feelings, pain or ailment -Verb to be: Estar -Location, position, and state of being -Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how Unit 3 Vocabulary: Parts of the body -Foods -Adjectives and Adverbs -Idiomatic Expressions -Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs -Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions Unit 4 Medical Terminology -Parts of the body -Symptoms and injuries -Medical emergencies -First aid -Medications -Common Illnesses Requirements Internet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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Marketing/Social Media

6000009
Credit Hours: NC
Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your website traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. Three one month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Human Resources

1550038
Credit Hours: NC
Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support. It has benefits for the employer and employee. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Course I, C/M II take a further in-depth look at variables involved in employee support. Additionally, in this course you will develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. This course offers the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Agenda - Month One Unit 1 Introduction to Mentoring/Coaching Coaching and Mentoring – Defined Why Mentor or Coach? What are the types of mentoring? (Career development and Skills development) Unit 2 Coaching versus Mentoring (What’s the Difference?) Role Model - Define Which one is right for you? (Assess yourself as a Mentor/Coach) What is Peer Mentoring? Unit 3 The Effective Mentor or Coach (Leadership Tools & Techniques etc.) Setting Realistic Expectations Get Creative Communicate Effectively Unit 4 Issues in Mentoring and Coaching Teamwork (Group Dynamics) Diversity Increasing your Emotional IQ (Civility in the Workplace) Agenda - Month Two Unit 1 Special Employee Considerations in Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Programs The Remote Worker The Part-time Worker/Just-in-Time Workforce Generational Differences The Power Differential Unit 2 Development of a Coaching/Mentoring Program at Your Workplace Setting Your Workplace Goals & Objectives Making Your Workplace A Learning and Growth Organization Buy-in & Rewards Promotion of Your C/M Pr Investment & Support Unit 3 Critical Evaluation of Your Workplace Coaching/Mentoring Program Checkpoints for successful coaching/mentorship programs Successful Workplace Models of Coaching/Mentoring Programmatic and individual evaluations in coaching/mentorship programs When are you “Done”? The Feedback Loop Unit 4 Final Issues to Build On in Mentoring/Coaching in the Workplace Trust Group Dynamics Innovation
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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Marketing/Social Media

6000021
Credit Hours: NC
Video marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Shoppers who viewed product videos were 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good SEO has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect people. Video also leads to an emotion ‘trigger’ that plain text cannot do. Two one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: New River
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Leadership and Management

1010506
In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, learn the 10 Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. Three one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Business

5200054
Credit Hours: NC
Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, 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. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash 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. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. 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. Three one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Business

5200055
Credit Hours: NC
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
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Communication

1030034
Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with 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. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will 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. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Business Administration / Management

1100144
Credit Hours: NC
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. Agenda Unit 1: Introduction to Revenue Generation • Setting and using revenue generation benchmarks • Determining annual objectives • How to best use this course information Unit 2: Understanding Your Audience • The benefits of knowing your audience better • What to ask your audience • How to get the best information • Collecting and using the best data • Where to find the new ideas Unit 3: Developing Programs and Services • The right questions for the best success • Natural life cycles of programs and services • Determining which ones to continue • Creating successful new programs and services Unit 4: Analyzing Programs and Services • Analyzing the past performance • Determining future productivity • Analysis tools • Simple analysis technique Unit 5: Setting the Right Price • How price affects attendance • Price breaks that determine the price to set • Setting the best price • Pricing strategies Unit 6: Marketing Effectively • Building your identify • Developing market segments • Determining who to market to Unit 7: Developing Promotions • Making promotions that work • Creating the best layouts • Making promotions that sell Unit 8: Distributing Promotions • Print, social media, and eMarketing techniques • Knowing what promotions work • The most effective promotion methods
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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Leadership and Management

1010523
Social media and digital technologies, when understood and leveraged effectively, can enable you to find new clients and motivate these clients to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Whether you are a beginner new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who loves selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success. Gain a better understanding of the importance of the sales function and learn new skills in relationship management, prospecting, customer management, and delivering a compelling sales presentation. Move yourself or your sales team to increased success.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Teacher Professional Development

7000123
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.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Employment Prep and Employee Development

1060066
A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Leadership and Management

1010533
Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. After completing this challenging course, Six Sigma Green Belts serve their organizations as a trained specialist able to work on Six Sigma projects that benefit the organization. Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to have a project during the course. The instructors and mentors work closely with the class to not only teach the material, but to guide candidates as they work projects.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Business Administration / Management

1100154
Credit Hours: NC
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. Agenda Unit 1: The Role of the Supervisor: Understanding your roles and responsibilities. What are the Four Functions of Management? Defining Planning. Defining Organization. Defining Controlling. Defining Leading and Motivating. How do the four functions help you manage more effectively? Identifying which of the four functions is your strength. Identifying which of the four functions you should improve and why. Unit 2: The Role of the Supervisor - Conclusion: Application of the Planning function and your benefits. Application of the Organizing function and your benefits. Application of the Controlling function and your benefits. Application of the Leading and Motivating function and your benefits. Measuring the outcomes of application of the Four Functions of Management. Unit 3: Delegation and Employee Engagement: The multiple benefits of delegation. Identifying your specific benefits. Myths and barriers of delegation. Identifying your specifics barriers. Understanding the distinction between delegating a task and delegating responsibility. How delegation increases employee job satisfaction. How delegation increases employee retention and skill sets. Unit 4: Delegation and Employee Engagement - Conclusion: Understanding the Delegation Model. How to translate the steps of the model to specific language and behaviors. Creating your own delegation script. Application of the Delegation Model. Measuring the outcomes of your delegation. Unit 5: Performance Management: Defining performance management. Understanding the difference between behavior and attitude. Identifying and interpreting employee behavior. Translating performance into actionable behaviors that can be addressed. Holding employees accountable for performance, job responsibilities. How employee expectations can be undermined by your actions. The problem with value judgments and why the “why” doesn’t matter. How to determine when you are putting your comfort above employee performance. Understanding how performance is reinforced passively. Understanding how performance is reinforced actively. Unit 6: Performance Management – Conclusion: Understanding the Performance Management Model. Review and analysis of case studies. Application of the Performance Management Model. Measuring the outcomes of your performance management. Unit 7: Writing and Delivering Performance Reviews: Elements of the performance review. Review and discussion of subjective and objective evaluation of performance. The problems with evaluating performance subjectively. How to evaluate performance objectively. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of job performance. Providing performance feedback. How to cite performance factors and behaviors. Unit 8: Writing and Delivering Performance Reviews - Conclusion: Communication skills and techniques. Getting employee commitment and buy-in. Monitoring and maintaining employee progress. Application of the skills and techniques for writing a performance review. Application of the skills and techniques for delivering a performance review. Measuring the outcomes of your writing and delivery of a review.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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Business

5200181
Credit Hours: NC
In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, learn the 10 Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. Three one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Employment Prep and Employee Development

1060076
Online users say a website''s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today''s market of highly saturated digital competition. First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. After the first course you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. Then find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications. Take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized. Finally, learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework. Plus explore CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Business and Professional Development

8720011
Credit Hours: NC
Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with 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. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will 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. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: New River
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Leadership and Management

1010543
Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and work organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to outcomes and results. Boost your productivity by managing your time better. Discover the Top Ten most effective time management techniques to increase your work outcomes without spending more time. Take home new 21st century techniques and strategies. Then find out about the exciting Productivity eTools that are available now, and utilize technology to boost your productivity. Finally, get the latest best information on documenting your own productivity, and managing the productivity of others.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Business and Professional Development

8720012
Credit Hours: NC
Social media and digital technologies, when understood and leveraged effectively, can enable you to find new clients and motivate these clients to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Whether you are a beginner new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who loves selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success. Gain a better understanding of the importance of the sales function and learn new skills in relationship management, prospecting, customer management, and delivering a compelling sales presentation. Move yourself or your sales team to increased success.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Leadership and Management

1010544
In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. First, find out how to deal with difficult personalities and broach challenging subjects in the workplace. Gain skills to be an effective team member and leader in the workplace by taking control of the conversation, managing your reactions, and navigating problematic interactions with ease. Then understand how to approach the delicate matter of bullying in the workplace. Both females and males need to understand about relational aggression in the workplace. Finally, develop problem solving skills and find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Career Enhancement

1150062
Credit Hours: NC
Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Two one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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Business and Professional Development

8720014
Credit Hours: NC
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.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Jul 31, 2020
Community College: New River
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Business and Professional Development

8720015
Credit Hours: NC
A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: New River
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Leadership and Management

1010555
Discover proven strategies for moving your efforts, and those of others, from advocacy to managing and achieving social change within the workplace and/or community. First, learn to strategically apply various disciplines to cause organizational change as well as develop the personal skills and attitudes organizations need for implementing change. Then find out how to address change in the workplace, including addressing the resistance to change. Finally, leaders from elected officials to the CEO of Apple are encouraging people in the workplace to participate in community and social change. Learn different change strategies to improve your community and society for all.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Wytheville
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Career Enhancement

1150067
Credit Hours: NC
Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses.
Semester: Summer 2020
Start Date: Jun 01, 2020 End Date: Aug 28, 2020
Community College: Lord Fairfax
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