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  • Bookkeeping Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Understanding Debits and Credits Sep 8 – Oct 2 General Ledger and Month End Procedures Oct 5 – 30 Closing Procedures and Financial Statements Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! 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. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers -Coming soon- Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers Aug 3 – 28 Cash is King Oct 5 – 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Data Analysis

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Data Analysis Sep 8 – Oct 2 Intermediate Data Analysis Oct 5 – 30 Advanced Data Analysis Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Leadership Development

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! 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 in 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, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Leadership Principles Sep 8 – Oct 2 Developing Your Leadership Skills Oct 5 – 30 Developing Your Professional Career Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $395.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Project Management

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! 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 cancellation. 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 ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Project Management Sep 8 – Oct 2 Project Management Processes Oct 5 – 30 Project Management Knowledge Areas Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Digital Marketing Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site 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. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Improving Email Promotions Sep 8 – Oct 2 Boosting Your Website Traffic Oct 5 – 30 Online Advertising Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register Now!
  • Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas

    Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Discover more than 250 legitimate home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, ways to market your product or service and how to take tax deductions. If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must!
  • How to Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business

    Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? Do not pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. Learn how to start your business, how to sign up with legitimate mystery shopping companies, avoid pitfalls and scams, create a required mystery shopping resume and profile, take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income. Supply fee of $10 payable to instructor at class. Receive a list of 25 legitimate companies. Prerequisite: Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas.
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  • Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business

    If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success, discover how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices and 100 ways to make money with a computer. There really is a need for your service. Learn to be your own boss, set your own hours and make more money. Prerequisite: Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas.
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  • Proficiency and Preparation for Steam and Hot Water Heating Boiler License Testing

    Prepare to be a more informed boiler operator and gain knowledge of boilers, codes and practices in preparation for the State of Minnesota boiler operator's exams, resulting in possible career advancement. Focus is on low PSI steam and hot water heating boilers. Receive three 50+ question sample tests and corrected copies are offered. Handouts relating to the governing jurisdictional codes, applicable and currently enforced in Minnesota, are explained in an easy format. State exam applications and affidavit forms provided. Morning refreshments and lunch provided by instructor. Optional textbook recommended: Low Pressure Boilers, by Frederick M. Steingress and Daryl R. Walker. 2C students may not need this book, but instructor highly recommends for 1C and Chief students. Check library for a copy.
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Contemplating starting your own business? Learn from experienced business professionals, both active and retired, who can provide individual assistance if desired. Presented by SCORE (volunteers from south metro communities) and a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this comprehensive series of four workshops will help you make a smart start. Each class features a specific topic. To register for the entire series use ASCOR-F1 Startup Basics: Test your business idea and identify the key factors that influence startup success. Gain an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for specific businesses and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Ron Kipp has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. He spent ten years in the Air Force doing test and evaluation on jet engines, rocket motors and airplanes. After the Air Force he worked for trucking companies for 30 years. Register for ASCOR-F2 Business Concepts: Identify your target markets, describe your products and services and collect key competitive information to support feasibility plan. Review your understanding of business concepts and gain step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, market and competition. Dennis Jacobson has volunteered with the South Metro Chapter of SCORE since 2009, providing face-to-face mentoring, conducting classroom training, and participating in workshops for individuals seeking to start their own business or needing help with their existing business. He served as Chapter Chairman in 2011-2012. His business background includes over 26 years as a credit and risk management professional with Wells Fargo & Company in Minneapolis and San Francisco. Register for ASCOR-F3 Marketing Plan: Learn marketing, communication methods and tools to maximize customer reach. Understand pricing strategies, positioning, differences between features and benefits, and marketing strategies. Gain skills on how to outline your marketing strategy, test your message, choose the correct sales channel and exercise your strategies. Randy Locke’s career included 40 years of sales, operations, and general management in both small, privately held companies as well as large corporations. His experience in several industries included time as president of an advertising specialties company. Register for ASCOR-F4 Financial Projections and Funding Sources: Review sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true startup costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and organization of all your financial information. Discuss financing your business, accounting, banking relations, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. Jim Hanzlik, CPA (inactive), CGMA, earned his Accounting degree from University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He spent five years with KPMG’s Private Business Advisory Services Group in Minneapolis and has over 30 years of experience as a CFO and Financial Manager in private and publicly held manufacturing and technology companies in the Twin Cities. Jim currently resides in Chaska MN, where he owns a CFO consulting business that provides financial management services to small growing companies. Register for ASCOR-F5
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register Here! 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. 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. Register Here! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt Sep 8 – Oct 2 Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt Oct 5 – 30 Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt Nov 2 – 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Social Media For Business Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks. Register Now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Social Media Sep 8 – Oct 2 Integrating Social Media in Your Organization Nov 2 – 27 Marketing Using Social Media Oct 5 – 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register Now!
  • Speak Well and Win! (ages 15+)

    We're sorry, this class has been canceled. Check out some of these great learning opportunities: Preschool Creative Dance (ages birth to 5) Connect & Share (grades K-12) Beginner Baton (ages 5-8) Group Guitar Lessons (ages 9-15) Music Electronics and Recording (ages10+) Music Together - Online (parents and children birth to 5 years) Creative Movement Arts-Online (families and children ages 3-6) Drama Lab TV-Online Class (grades 1-5)
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  • Supervisory and Leadership Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! 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. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Supervisory & Leadership Certificate Sep 8 – Oct 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 3.2 Length 32 Hours Price $395.00 Register now!