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Accounting Essentials Online
with ON LINE
This program is a great option if you’re looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing accounting knowledge, or help improve the performance of small businesses through a better understanding of the essentials of accounting and finance. Applicable skills:
Gain knowledge and skills relevant to the accounting field, like managing taxes, account books, and analyzing case studies along with basic training for finance in business, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.
Understand how to examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulation. Explain how to inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures.
Create, organize, and maintain financial records. Demonstrate how to assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management. Identify ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profit. Learn effective quantitative skills in basic mathematical operations pertaining to the business environment.
Child Development Training Online
with ON LINE
This certificate is designed to meet the CDA requirement of formal education related to professional child care, covering the fundamentals of early childhood education, child growth and development, and health, safety and nutrition for young children. Applicable skills:
Supervise and monitor the safety of children. Understand the preparation of meals and snacks, helping children keep good hygiene, changing diapers, and sanitizing toys and play equipment.
Organize activities and implement a curriculum that allow children to learn about the world and explore interests; support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
Recognize signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of parents.
Understand the keeping of records of children’s progress, routines, and interests, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
Computer Programming Languages Online
with ON LINE
This program provides a background in programming and logic, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic, and Java to help prepare students for entry-level positions as a computer programmers, website or software developers, or database managers. You’ll gain experience with real programs used in the technology field today. Applicable skills:
Learn the basics of computer programming and logic. Understand the basic logic common to all programming languages.
Create loops; create, search, and sort arrays; create modules and hierarchy charts. Use Boolean expressions, validate input Design graphical user interfaces. Create new Access databases, create forms and reports, sort and filter your data with queries, analyze your data.
Use the Java programming language to program applets and create animations and graphics for use on the Internet. Use Swing components and create Java programs using layout managers.
Apply Visual Basic programming algorithms and data structures to solve real-world problems. Apply object-oriented programming concepts to create new code libraries and use existing code libraries.
Design a complex user interface for a Windows Forms application.
Dental Assistant Online
with ON LINE
Prepares students for an entry-level position as a Dental Assistant along with elements and principles of ethical decision making that underpin good clinical practice.
Prepares patients for dental treatments. Identifies necessary materials and instruments for various types of dental treatments and how to clean and sterilize them. Assists the dentist and/or dental hygienist by performing tasks such as handing them the proper equipment, using suction hoses to keep a patient's mouths dry, processing X-rays, properly noting dental charts, and dealing with emergency situations.
Advises patients how to maintain proper dental hygiene. Learns proper techniques to avoid the transmission of disease in the dental environment and learns the various types of anesthesia used.
Assists the dentist and/or dental hygienist during various types of composite restoration procedures and with the creation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and dentures. Identifies and explains different instruments and procedures used in the specialty dental fields of endodontics, periodontics, pediatrics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Schedules and views appointments, maintains billing records, processes insurance claims, maintains employee time cards, adheres to confidentiality requirements, and creates e-claims using dental software.
Describes how to follow HIPPA requirements. Learns the process of an OSHA site visit.
Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance Online
with ON LINE
Provides students with knowledge of skills ranging from basic diesel engine operations to computerized truck management systems. Students will learn how to maintain and do repairs on their own trucks, work for a truck fleet or dealership, or start a full- or part-time business. Applicable skills:
Learn the common tools and shop safety procedures used repair of heavy-duty vehicles. Understand the basic operation of a diesel engine and its major components. Describe the operation of cooling and lubrication systems and various procedures used in the inspection and rebuilding of a typical diesel engine.
Understand the operation of a mechanical fuel injection system, the fuel-delivery system, as well as the properties of the various types of diesel fuels. Learn basics of computers and specifics of the electronic operation of vehicle and engine control systems. Be aware of the basic theory and repair of the various electrical systems, including the battery, charging system, starting system, and lighting systems.
Basic operation and repair of heavy-duty truck steering and suspension systems, along with service and repair of vehicle wheels and tires. Understand the operation of hydraulic and pneumatic braking devices and control systems, the interpretation of fault-indication messages, and the troubleshooting of brake system problems.
Describe the operation and repair procedures for common heavy-duty truck manual transmissions and clutch systems. Identify the principles of operation, troubleshooting steps, and repair procedures for most common types of automatic transmissions used in today’s heavy-duty trucks.
Identify the function and operation of driveline components, troubleshooting procedures, and tasks required for servicing driveline problems. Recognize the function and operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems used on heavy-duty trucks
ESOL Conversation Café
with Carrie Anne Powell
Practice your English in an informal, conversational manner led by an instructor. Every Wednesday - 4:30 to 6:00pm. No registration necessary!
ESOL033M Intermediate I: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary
with Multiple Instructors
Prerequisite: Recommended Accuplacer Next Generation score of 200-209 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on the writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This first intermediate course is focused on the introduction to the process approach to writing and development of reading fluency and vocabulary. Writing and grammar activities will be integrated through basic sentence structure and paragraph organization. Emphasis will be put on gaining skills to produce a clear and well-planned paragraph through learning capitalization rules, sentence and paragraph structure, & increasing vocabulary.
Required Textbook: Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-466332-6) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)
ESOL034M Intermediate II: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary
with CTBD Instructor
Prerequisite: ESOL033M Intermediate I passing grade of a C on the Final Paragraph Exam or recommended Accuplacer Next Generation score of 210-219 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This next level intermediate course is a continuation of the Intermediate I level. Students will write short essays of three paragraphs or more, using the process approach method. Writing and grammar will be focused on mastering the simple verb and sentence structures. Reading skills and vocabulary will be developed through primarily non-fiction texts. Students will integrate paragraphs with supporting details and examples from the readings into the short essays.
Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-291566-3) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)