Free Online Professional Development Courses

Personal Enrichment

The following online courses will help you develop skills to help you succeed in your job and in life. These courses are offered through the College's continuing education partner for online learning.

Individual Excellence

Personal development is key to success in and out of the workplace. You can develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. By the time you finish this course, you will have developed a fulfilling career plan and will hold the skills to improve your interpersonal relationships.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Personal Finance

Do you have clear financial goals? Are you confident you will be able to retire someday? How can be sure you are making the right investments? Do you know how to change your credit report to reduce your expenses and increase your financial security? Do you know how to keep good financial records?

This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You will learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You will develop a retirement savings plan, and you will be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You will learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, record-keeping requirements, and much, much more.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Small Business Online

The following online courses will help you market your small business. These courses are offered through the College's continuing education partner for online learning.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Find out how to market your business online, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using web analytics. You will discover how to use online advertising, email marketing and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your website. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again!

Throughout the course, you'll learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products and services using online technologies. You will also explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist, and other tools and materials to develop a sound online business strategy. Before you know it, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your own business.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

When it comes to marketing for small businesses, money isn't everything! In this course, you'll learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet.

The small business marketing strategies you'll learn will fit into any budget—and some are even free! With the help of videos, spreadsheets and hands-on activities, you'll build your skills in each lesson. You'll master cost-effective strategies including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, email marketing, lead generation, and niche marketing. Along the way, you'll see many real-world examples from other small businesses much like yours. Whether you're new to advertising or looking for a refresher, this course will make you a marketing pro. And by the time you're done, you'll have a personalized plan of action for increasing your sales—all on a shoestring budget.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Software and Technology Online

Learn how to develop your own website with these free online offerings. These courses are offered through the College's continuing education partner for online learning.

Creating Web Pages

Create and post your very own website using HTML in this extensive workshop. First, you will learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, you will plan the content, structure and layout of your website, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics and tables. This course also covers critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Creating WordPress Websites

WordPress is the most commonly used content management system, powering more than 34% of all websites. You can easily learn how to create a user-friendly WordPress site—without any coding.

This course will give you hands-on experience with this powerful website building tool. Throughout the course, you will build a WordPress site, while learning how to design pages, add engaging content, and customize your site's look and feel. By course completion, you will be able to maintain a secure site that achieves high search engine rankings.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Workplace and Professional Skills

Whether you're a supervisor or manager, looking to improve your workplace communication skills or looking find that perfect job, we can help you reach your goals. These courses are offered through the College's continuing education partner for online learning.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Become a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Keys to Effective Communication

If you often find yourself at a loss for words or lack confidence in your communication abilities, you will appreciate this course. Each lesson works through the step by step process needed to become a great conversationalist. You will learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth, and respect. Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others, and create more and better personal and professional relationships.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Managing Customer Service

As someone who participates in delivering high levels of customer service, you're an important ambassador for your organization. In this course, you will discover a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and also do the same for the people you work with. You will learn how to measure customer service—from your company's point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers.

You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? You will take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, you will learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Get the job you want in any economy. In this course you will learn to identify the job that is best for your needs. You will then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. You will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. This motivational course will increase your confidence, help you feel great about yourself, and provide you with the foundation you need to get the job you want!

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Self-Paced Tutorial. Register to get started today! Online Free through June 30

Course Hours: 3 Month Access; 24 Hours

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