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Language: EnglishDescription: This Landscaping course provides the basic knowledge and industry information needed to be successful in the field of landscape design and architecture. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other resources, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety are discussed. Successful landscapers and lawn care professionals reveal their secrets to success in this $20 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping, you can tailor your services and create your dream job. Your business can range from the simple-mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves and clipping hedges-to applying chemicals and fertilizer, trimming and shaping trees, designing landscapes and more.Our landscaping course offers quality career training filled with a number of professional landscaping ideas and tips. The course even includes information on how to start a landscaping business. If you're interested in starting a new career, want to learn more about landscaping, or just want to spruce up your yard, then this course is for you!After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify concepts and methods for landscape design• Comprehend the principles of design• Define the elements involved in landscape contracting• Identify the elements involved in maintaining a landscape• Comprehend the basics for starting a lawn care or landscaping businessThe program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter. This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment.Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Landscaping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Landscaping Specialist (CLS).

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Language: EnglishDescription: Our Complete Career Training Programs include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.Principles of MarketingAs Consumers, we each experience what could be marketing case studies every day. We are exposed to thousands of advertising messages. We develop needs, research solutions, evaluate options, make purchases, and experience satisfaction or disappointment. This makes marketing a particularly stimulating subject for teachers and learners, since its practical application is visible every day. Old rules of marketing are no longer useful to those who want to influence these new consumer’s choices. Our course will lead the exploration of the leading edge of this paradigm shift that is now underway. Our course introduces students to the concepts and processes of marketing and takes them deeper into the work of marketing.Business ManagementThe principles and practices of management are fundamental to any organization. Good management is important in starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course introduces you to the four essential functions of successfully managing a company, employees, and assets: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Prerequisite: NoneTechnical WritingTechnical Writing is a career that offers a variety of writing possibilities. Our Technical Writing course focuses on a reader-centered approach and helps students understand the nature of writing in the workplace. It leads students through the process of creating highly effective letters, proposals, emails, memos, documentation, and reports. Students will learn how to conduct research and appropriately cite sources. Guidelines for persuasive writing and strategies for maintaining readers’ attention are also discussed. Take our Technical Writing course and learn the skills and knowledge you need to start your writing career today!Prerequisite(s): NoneProject Management FundamentalsIn a professional setting, chances are all of us have been asked to manage projects, whether large or small in scope. Our Project Management Fundamentals course provides a solid basis for individuals who would like to understand the field of project management and the concepts used to successfully deliver projects. We cover the “big picture” by developing project objectives, analyzing appropriate timelines and organization and roles and responsibilities of participants and stakeholders. After taking this course, students will be prepared to discover concepts, tools and ways to manage projects to achieve positive outcomes.* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.** Course Subject to Change.Marketing & PRMarketing and PR – when it comes to marketing in business, knowing about money isn’t the only aspect. In our course we will teach you the marketing tricks of big business and learn how to apply them to your brand or small business. The rules of marketing and strategies learned in our course will teach you about the pioneering of future marketing as well as a step-by-step action plan for using these marketing techniques to effectively communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales.We will take the latest social media tools, marketing trends and apply them to real-life examples in your business to equal success. In our course you'll build your skills in each lesson and master cost-effective marketing strategies. We will look deep into newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Whether you're new to advertising or looking for a refresher, this course will make you 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.This course is not only for business owners! In our course you will learn the single resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, nonprofit managers as well as those working in marketing or publicity departments to help you build a marketing and PR strategy to grow any business.* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.** Course Subject to Change.Effective Professional CommunicationsCommunication is a process of transferring information from one person to another. Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together and ensures that organizations are productive, profitable, and successful. People tend to think of communications as only the words they say or write, but it is so much more than that. Communications includes the environment it is used in, how words are said, non-verbal and cultural aspects, and how the communicator’s personality affects their style. To be an effective professional, workers should understand the various elements that make up communication.Email EtiquetteIn decades past, business writing was a rare, formal event. Most everyone has a computer at home or work these days, so we are now many times more likely to send a written message to others using ema

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Language: EnglishDescription: Our Six Sigma Black Belt course offers a step-by-step guide for integrating Six Sigma quality management principles to achieve significant gains in productivity and sales in today's business climate. Problem-solving examples provide the opportunity to practice Six Sigma organization, evaluate customer requirements, improve products and processes and perform the responsibilities and actions necessary for successful deployment. Topics covered include DMAIC and DMADV deployment models, data-driven management, process behavior charts, and the phases, tools, and techniques of the Six Sigma methodology. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets. This course explores quality management methods, including statistical methods, key organizational tips, and methods for plotting growth and performing at peak efficiency for maximum profits. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for the MindEdge Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam program. To apply to MindEdge's Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program students must complete an application and submit the application to our Six Sigma counsel for approval. Successfully completing this course does not guarantee approval for certification. This course prepares students to sit for any industry certification if all necessary previous experience/project requirements are met.Instructor Description: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Our educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this our mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!Certification: Upon successful completion of this course students will sit for the MindEdge SIx Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam. The certification exam is included in the course. To apply to MindEdge's Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program students must complete an application and submit the application to our Six Sigma counsel. Please contact your Education Mentor when you are ready to apply for your Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for instructions on how to complete and submit your application.To secure MindEdge's Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, practitioners must demonstrate mastery of Six Sigma by completing a timed online assessment and providing details of a Six Sigma project they are involved in.The four-hour, timed assessment tests an individual's competency and comprehension of Six Sigma principles, strategies, tools, and techniques. This exam includes multiple-choice and essay questions, and covers all aspects of the DMAIC methodology and its implementation. Questions are posed in several configurations that ask test takers to identify, calculate, analyze, and apply their knowledge, to demonstrate their ability to perform as important members of improvement teams.If practitioners successfully complete the exam assessment, they are then asked to provide information and updates for a new or ongoing project they are immersed in. The information and updates will be evaluated by a panel of experts who may ask questions or request additional information to ensure that participants are well versed and able to successfully complete a Six Sigma project, before certification can be conferred.

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Language: EnglishDescription: Our Supply Chain Manager program introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices. As the supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. This program explores lean basics and describes the core concepts and central principles practitioners will need to successfully understand and apply Lean strategies to organizational operations. The program provides instructional material that explains the underlying philosophy and theory of effective Lean implementation. Students will then review essential skills for the practice of management in an international business context. We will cover practical applications of management including: setting a mission and vision for the global business enterprise; developing a global business plan; conducting research in an international environment; understanding the nuances of cultural, legal, political, and regulatory differences; and using technology to support global trade as well as practical applications of marketing including: assessing the external environment; performing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis; conducting international market research; developing a marketing plan and budget; determining the global marketing mix (product, price, placement, and promotional strategies); and conducting competitor analysis and practical applications of trade finance including: political and economic risks, foreign exchange tactics and risks, credit and payment risks, optimal terms of payment, arranging financing, and setting the business's overall financial plan. With this program, students will learn project management skills that will provide them with an advantage when working in the supply chain field. Upon successful completion of the training material, students will participate in a project management simulation where they will play the role of a project manager on a highway construction project in the small city of Allerton. This project is considered to be a "major project" by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which means it has a budget of $500 million or more. Students will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation that will impact the project in different ways. The goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project.Instructor Description: This program is supported by an expert mentor. Our expert mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions.Certification: The CSCP certification takes a broad view of the supply chain management field extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain – from supplier, through the company to the end consumer. The CSCP provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

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Language: EnglishDescription: Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.Child & Adolescent DevelopmentOur Child and Adolescent Development course encourages students to use current research to think critically about developmental theories and practices. You will explore which nutritional, physical, parental, educational, societal, and other factors will lead to optimal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes for the next generation of children. Whether you have children of your own, or are interested in a career with children or adolescents, this is an ideal choice to help you learn more. Our curriculum will provide a thorough introduction on the various levels of child and adolescent development.Child Health, Safety and NutritionOur Health, Nutrition, and Safety of Children course explores the role of early childhood educators in fulfilling the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children in their care. This course identifies the professional standards of the field and discusses best practices for applying them in the early care setting. Students will learn how to teach healthy practices and to promote the overall wellness of children. Our Health, Nutrition, and Safety of Children program is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.Teacher's AideThere are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators, and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Our Teacher’s Aide course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in a classroom setting. Classroom Management SecretsTaking our Classroom Management Secrets course will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom. Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher.Discover a Career as a Teaching AssistantOur Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. Our course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is. SMART Board TrainingThis course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. Our course will allow participants to explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world.Cultural DiversityThis course is designed for general audiences. The goal of this course is to provide information that helps individuals understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and how to best support it in ways that benefit everyone. The success of an organization, and therefor it’s competiveness in the marketplace, is dependent upon its ability to understand diversity, realize its benefits, and embrace it. Organizations that analyze their own workplace diversity and then cultivate an inclusive environment will reap the benefits. Fueling Creativity in the ClassroomAll teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity. Fueling Creativity in the Classroom is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity. Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.Rookie Teacher Survival GuideNew teachers in the world of early childhood education can easily become overwhelmed by lesson plans, behavior management, and children's individual needs. This course provides an overview of proper reflective teaching practices, tools to reflect on lesson plan activities, and suggestions for monitoring and encouraging student achievement. Having the right tools as a new teacher provides valuable insight into the world of early education and its many challenges and rewards!Using Technology in the ClassroomTechnology and conten

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Language: EnglishDescription: The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil, coal, and natural gas fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. This Wind Energy Professional course is designed specifically with technicians in mind! Our course covers all aspects of installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, giving technicians the knowledge they need to handle even complex maintenance tasks. This course explains how wind turbine blades harvest wind energy, and how generators convert shaft turning energy into electricity. It shows how electrical and hydraulic systems control the speed of wind turbine blades, energizing blade pitch and yaw position controls. Mechanical subjects such as gears, transmissions and gearboxes are discussed in detail. Some additional course features include:• Comprehensive, in-depth coverage—including wind turbine installation and troubleshooting, towers, blades, generators, control, and much more • History, background, trends, and demand projections—Provides the context needed to understand the growing role of wind energy• Coverage of all parts of vertical and horizontal wind turbines—including small, medium, and large wind turbines• Essential electrical coverage—including basic electricity theory, magnetism, motors, generators, PLC controls, and the electrical grid• Extensive discussion of mechanical topics• Towers, tower designs, and safety- walks through the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tower, discusses the principles of safe tower design and construction, and explains nacelle installation• Integration of wind-generated electricity into the gridAfter completing this course, you should be able to:• Comprehend the core elements of wind energy• Identify features of wind turbine technology• Identify wind turbine classifications and specifications• Identify components of wind turbines and generators• Identify the steps for installation, maintenance, and troubleshootingThe program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment.Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Wind Energy Technician Program, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the wind energy industry and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wind Energy Specialist (CWES). NOTE: NCCB will be retiring this certification on December 31st, 2017.

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