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Home Inspection Fundamentals

Price: $1,397

Home Inspector

Are you looking for a career change? This all-inclusive hands-on course provides the most thorough information available for those wanting to be home inspectors. This comprehensive course will provide you with real-life experience and prepare you to pass the National Home Inspector Examination, along with providing a sound foundation for starting your own business. You will be in the field Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm doing home inspections (Thursday, 11/08, students will meet on campus from 5pm-9pm). Instructor Scott Newcomer is ready to pass on over 25 years of his experience gained in the home inspection field. After completing this course you should be able to understand how a home acts as a system, recognize common construction materials and proper installation methods, identify defects, and how to properly report findings to clients. This is a great career or second career!

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Intro to Microsoft Excel 2013

Price: $99

This hands-on course will introduce you to the basics of an electronic spreadsheet using Microsoft® Excel® 2013. Become competent with the basics of: navigating and moving around an Excel® spreadsheet, data entry and formatting, copying and pasting, formulas, previewing and printing, and file saving and editing.

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Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Price: $99

Take advantage of the features of PowerPoint®! You can create presentations and picture shows that really grab your audience. You will learn about key terminology, navigating the slides, menus, pages, and shortcut keys within the program, creating and editing slides, and file saving. By using the format features, you will create a running slideshow that you can use for a business presentation, a community program presentation, or to share a picture show with your friends and family! 

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Intro to Microsoft Word 2013

Price: $99

You can use Microsoft® Word® for many things! You can learn how to write a letter, make a chart, or create a list. This hands-on course will introduce you to the basic principles of Microsoft® Word. You will learn to navigate the Word® program by learning the basic functions of text entry, word wrap, spacing, copying and pasting, spell-check, font changes, and more. You will master how to create a document, make it look good, save, retrieve, and print it. A few intermediate features of Word® will be uncovered.

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Microsoft Word

 

Speed Networking Seminar

Price: $15 for single registration or 2/ $20

  • Build your network or business
  • Make personal connections with prospective partners and peers
  • Promote your business

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The Wonders of Adobe

Price: $199

This is the perfect introduction to the Adobe® Suite of Photoshop®, InDesign®, and Illustrator®! Are you tired of paying designers to create your marketing materials? You can easily create your own materials with the use of Adobe®. We will explore these three major graphic design programs and learn how they intersect with one another. Each program is very similar, but has its own niche that will enable you to create your own graphic artwork for letterhead, logos, flyers, and even incorporate pictures. You will be amazed at what you can create! You will be able to create your choice of a logo or marketing material. 1.2 CEU.

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Train the Trainer: What you Need to Know about Instructional Design

Price: $134

Are you the go-to person in your work department? The boss has noticed your subject area expertise, and now you’ve been asked to train others about it…but do you know how? In this class, you will learn how to use “the seven laws of learning” to turn your subject area expertise into a successful instructional design plan. You will learn how to train in a learner-centered and results-oriented environment, how to save costs, develop sponsorship, and create performance-based outcomes..75 CEU.

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Train the Trainer