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Center for Lifelong Learning
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Athens, AL 35611
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Center for Lifelong Learning > Current Courses
Current Courses
Certified Personal Trainer – Online
Date TBD
Prepare for an in-demand career as a personal trainer as you earn a nationally-recognized W.I.T.S. certification and gain real-life experience in an internship. 60 Hours/6 CEUs. Fee: $995

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Medical Billing and Coding - Online
Date TBD
With the Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program, you'll gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, or medical office manager. 240 hours/24 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Search Engine Marketing – Online
Date TBD
Learn the essential components for understanding this unique and growing career field, including search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, and Web site copywriting. 250 hours/25 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 - Online
Date TBD
Get the training to become an administrative professional, and prepare to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS) at the same time. 460 hours/46 CEUs. Fee: $2395

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Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office - Online
Date TBD
Take the next step in your career and prepare for the Certified Procedural Coding national certification exam with the help of this online training program. 80 hours/8 CEUs. Fee: $1595

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Certified Wedding Planner – Online
Date TBD
This comprehensive program covers everything an aspiring wedding planner needs to know to get started in the business. Whether you plan on working part-time or full-time, this program will provide all the knowledge you need to work as a professional wedding planner or start your wedding planning business. 300 Hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1595

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Pay Per Click Marketing - Online
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Pay-per-click marketing refers to a specific type of advertising where you pay a search engine every time a potential customer clicks on your ad. The program covers search-engine marketing, Internet advertising, using Google's AdWords program, keyword marketing, building ads, conducting research, and more. 150 hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1495

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Management Training – Online
Date TBD
If you're thinking of starting a business or pursuing an MBA, learn the essentials here! The Management Training Online Program is perfect for business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to learn the basics of business and management. 360 Hours/36 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Fitness Business Management – Online
Date TBD
Learn how to manage a personal training program, department, or facility as a strategic business with this innovative program . 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $2595

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Pharmacy Technician - Online
Date TBD
Pharmacy technicians support licensed pharmacists in providing health care to patients. Train to enter this rapidly growing field with this respected online program. 330 Hours/33 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Records Management Certificate – Online
Date TBD
This comprehensive program will help you establish a successful records management program, including electronic, magnetic, and paper media. 180 hours/18 CEUs. Fee: $1595

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Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments - Online
Date TBD
This program will give you a thorough understanding of the building assessment process, focusing on the skills you need to professionally conduct visual building inspections, perform diagnostic testing, determine improvement opportunities, and prepare a work scope that will guide the homeowner’s decision-making process for making the improvements. 30 Hours/3 CEUs. Fee: $895

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2010 Master - Online
Date TBD
Get the training to become an administrative professional, and prepare to become a certified Microsoft Office 2010 Master at the same time. 380 hours/38 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology - Online
Date TBD
This nationally recognized program combines the Administrative Medical Specialist program with training in medical billing and coding and medical terminology to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field. 360 hours/36 CEUs. Fee: $2495

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Veterinary Assistant – Online
Date TBD
This program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. 170 Hours/17 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Legal Secretary - Online
Date TBD
Master the skills you need to be a legal secretary and prepare for the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) Accredited Legal Secretary (ALS) exam. 350 hours/35 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology – Online
Date TBD
Start a new career as a medical transcriptionist with the training provided in this program, which also includes medical terminology training. 300 Hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Lean Mastery - Online
Date TBD
Eliminate waste from your business by learning and implementing the principles of lean business. 60 Hours/6 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management - Online
Date TBD
Develop essential managerial skills, and learn how to effectively manage all aspects of the purchasing process, including procurement, distribution, supply chain management, and more, with the skills you’ll learn in this online program. 300 hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Home Inspection Certificate - Online
Date TBD
Learn about standards of practice, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, reporting methodologies, and liability management as you prepare to become a home inspector. 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Clinical Dental Assistant – Online
Date TBD
The Clinical Dental Assistant Online Training Program with provide you will the skills you need to become a dental assistant. After you've completed this program, you’ll be ready to pursue certification as a dental assistant by passing the radiology and infection control portions of the Dental Assisting National Board examination. 240 hours/24 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Optician Certification – Online
Date TBD
Training Master the skills you need for a successful career as an optician and prepare yourself to take the ABO certification exam. 150 Hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Human Resources Professional - Online
Date TBD
Master the skills you need to gain an entry-level position in human resources and prepare to take the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam. 80 hours/8 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology – Online
Date TBD
Start a new career as a medical transcriptionist with the training provided in this program, which also includes medical terminology training. 300 Hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Business Owner Management – Online
Date TBD
This program covers everything from financing to leadership. You'll learn the keys to business planning, communication skills, marketing, and management. If you've ever thought about owning your own business, this program can help make that dream come true! 360 Hours/36 CEUs. Fee: $2095

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Child Development Associate Training - Online
Date TBD
With the certificate program in Childcare & Education offered at Smart Horizons Career Online High School, you can pursue your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and launch your career in childcare. 120 Hours/12 CEUs. Fee: $850

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Project Management - Online
Date TBD
The Project Management Online Training Program will help you improve your project management skills and prepare you for certification as a Project Management Professional. 40 hours/4 CEUs. Fee: $1695

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Location: Sandridge Hall Ballroom
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Freight Broker/Agent Training - Online
Date TBD
Become a part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries! This program will teach you everything you need to know to start your own freight business or become a freight agent. 150 Hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Administrative Dental Assistant – Online
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Learn how to perform the administrative tasks essential for managing the business aspects of a dental practice. 150 hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports - Online
Date TBD
Learn to develop individual nutrition programs for clients, patients, or personal use. 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $2595

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Grant Writing - Online
Date TBD
Learn to write grant proposals that get funded in this nationally recognized Grant Writing online training program. 300 hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Medical Transcription – Online
Date TBD
Learn to transcribe medical reports in hospitals, offices, or from home with the most popular transcription program in the country for entry-level training. 240 Hours/24 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Travel Agent Training – Online
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Learn the basic skills needed to operate a computer reservation system for airlines, travel agencies, cruise lines, hotels, or as a home-based agent, and get started in a career in the travel industry! 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep – Online
Date TBD
This program will utilize your existing knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare sciences. Increase your coding skills and prepare to take the official certification exam to become a Certified Coding Specialist. 80 hours/8 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Professional Interpreter - Online
Date TBD
Master the skills and knowledge you need to begin a career as a professional interpreter. 40 hours/4 CEUs. Fee: $995

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Six Sigma Black Belt - Online
Date TBD
The Six Sigma Black Belt Online Career Training Program provides you with an in-depth look at the Six Sigma Black Belt problem-solving methodology, deployment, and project development approaches. 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $2695

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Technical Writing – Online
Date TBD
This program is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. You'll learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more. 80 hours/8 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults – Online
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Gain the knowledge you need to develop safe and effective exercise programs for older adult. 200 Hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $2595

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Certified Global Business Professional - Online
Date TBD
The Certified Global Business Professional Online Training Program prepares you for the credential exam by educating you in four areas: global management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. 160 hours/16 CEUs. Fee: $2495

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Medical Terminology - Online
Date TBD
Get the education you need to get started in the medical field. This program will teach you proper medical terminology and spelling. 60 Hours/6 CEUs. Fee: $795

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Event Management and Design – Online
Date TBD
From planning to pyrotechnics, the event Management and Design Online Training Program will teach you everything you need to know to create events that are truly special. 300 Hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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ICD-10 Medical Coding - Online
Date TBD
Prepare for the future of medical coding by mastering the steps for using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS to code medical diagnoses and procedures. 200 hours/20 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Physical Therapy Aide - Online
Date TBD
Master the skills you need to begin a career as a physical therapy aide. 150 Hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2013 - Online
Date TBD
This program teaches students how to master professional bookkeeping using QuickBooks 2013 software. 140 hours/14 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Six Sigma Green Belt - Online
Date TBD
The Six Sigma Green Belt Online Training Program encompasses all aspects of running a Six Sigma Green Belt business, including management, service delivery, design, production, and customer satisfaction. 100 Hours/10 CEUs. Fee: $1895

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Search Engine Optimization – Online
Date TBD
The Search Engine Optimization Online Training Program will teach you how to increase a Web site's traffic by improving its rankings with search engines. 150 hours/15 CEUs. Fee: $1495

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Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer – Online
Date TBD
This advanced certificate program will further your personal training education by teaching you to incorporate specialized resistance training, functional movements, and nutritional programs for your clients. 400 Hours/40 CEUs. Fee: $2795

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Certified Bookkeeper - Online
Date TBD
The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program helps professional bookkeepers earn prestigious American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification. 140 hours/14 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology - Online
Date TBD
This nationally recognized program combines the Medical Billing and Coding program with 60 hours of medical terminology training to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field. 300 hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1995

For more information about this class click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

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Child Development Associate Training Renewal – Online
Date TBD
Fulfill your renewal requirement for Child Development Associate (CDA) certification as you work at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment. 45 Hours/4.5 CEUs. Fee: $499

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Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing & Coding - Online
Date TBD
Get the training you need to become an Administrative Medical Specialist (AMS), a medical receptionist, a scheduler, an insurance specialist, or a diagnostic or procedural coder. 300 hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $1995

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Payroll Practice and Management - Online
Date TBD
Become knowledgeable in all facets of payroll rules and regulations, and join one of the fastest-growing career fields today. 80 hours/8 CEUs. Fee: $1795

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Non-Profit Management - Online
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Examine the fundamental principles of nonprofit management, explore the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team, discover the essential aspects of fundraising, and become acquainted with the fundamentals of the budgeting process. 300 Hours/30 CEUs. Fee: $2295

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Basic Blacksmithing
Nov 1, 2014
Our instructors will guide you through the basic blacksmithing techniques of forging metal using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Students will learn basic safety, fire instruction, tapering, bending, twisting, spreading, rolling, hole-punching, and riveting. At the end of class, students will take home a 4-hook rack. No previous experience is required. All tools and equipment are provided.

Blacksmith activities can be inherently dangerous due to hot metal, sparks, sharp objects, welding and grinding operations, as well as other activities. It is recommended that students use safety glasses, wear cotton long sleeve shirts, long pants, and leather high top boots. Students will need to bring leather gloves to class.

Location: 208 Commercial Dr Athens, AL
Instructor: Travis Fleming Al Stephens
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee: $79

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Private Music Lessons
Nov 1, 2014
The Center for Lifelong Learning offers piano, violin, and cello lessons to students ages 5 and up. Lessons are first come, first served and available slots fill up fast.

Classes are scheduled by appointment, starting Sept 2 - May 1. Make up classes are scheduled only when the instructor cancels classes.

The annual fee for the program is $680. Call Wanda Campbell at 256-233-8262 or email CLL@athens.edu to discuss details. Payment plans are available.

Location: Chasteen Hall Room 105
Instructor: Kristi Coughlin
Time:
Fee: $45

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Private Music Lessons
Nov 1, 2014
The Center for Lifelong Learning offers piano, violin, and cello lessons to students ages 5 and up. Lessons are first come, first served and available slots fill up fast.

Classes are scheduled by appointment, starting Sept 2 - May 1. Make up classes are scheduled only when the instructor cancels classes.

The annual fee for the program is $680. Call Wanda Campbell at 256-233-8262 or email CLL@athens.edu to discuss details. Payment plans are available.

Location: Chasteen Hall Room 105
Instructor: Kristi Coughlin
Time:
Fee: $85

Registration Closed - Call (256) 233-8260 to be placed on a waiting list

Contemporary Cuisine
Nov 1, 2014
Join an area chef as they prepare dinner. Each chef will show his talents with a special meal prepared for you.

In this session, Arabella's Cakes and Catering will be presenting a Fried Turkey Dinner.

This event is designed for adults.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby
Instructor: Tammy Wilkinson
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Fee: $20

Registration Closed - Call (256) 233-8260 to be placed on a waiting list

Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Understanding yourself and others will increase your overall effectiveness at work, home, and in all of your relationships. Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don’t share your same style. Course fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $140 and earn a Certificate in Workplace Communication by attending all three courses – Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $295

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Developing Hybrid Courses - Online
Nov 3, 2014
The rapid growth of online and other digital tools to deliver course materials has opened the door to many possibilities for expanding regular face-to-face courses or developing new ones. This is a great opportunity to reach broader audiences and add rich resources and materials to the topics you want to teach. Whether developing new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The Hybrid or “flipped” classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and online. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Integrating Social Media in Your Organization - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social networks for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social network using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Then your instructor will help you choose which social network tools are right for your situation, and then integrate them into your web site to develop a social networking strategy for your organization. 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. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn a Social Media for Business Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Social Media, Marketing Using Social Media, and Integrating Social Media in Your Organization. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Introduction to the iPad
Nov 3, 2014
If you need help figuring out what to do with your iPad or tablet, this is the class for you. We will cover settings, downloads, using apps, saving battery life and so much more. Choose the date that best fits your schedule.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: TBA
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $29

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Social Media and Online Tools for K-12 Teachers - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Kassia Dellabough

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

$145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Time: online
Fee: $145

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Advanced Inbound Marketing - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Get under the hood of inbound marketing and learn how to monitor, measure, and manage the integrated results of your inbound marketing activities at a more advanced level. We’ll focus on the data that actually matters and how it is influenced by visitor/user engagement. Gain deeper insights into user behavior; learn how to track meaningful conversions, measure visitor engagement and how to use landing pages more effectively – including how to create forms that get results. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn an Inbound Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, and Advanced Inbound Marketing. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Managing Generations in the Workplace - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace. Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Then Identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $70 and earn a Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Management Boot Camp, Time and Productivity Management, and Managing Generations in the Workplace. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $175

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Managing & Marketing Webinars - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs assessment model, and take back our 5 secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, no-cost and effective, lowering your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $45 and earn a Certificate in Designing Webinars by attending both courses – Designing Successful Webinars and Managing & Marketing Webinars. $345 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Graphic Design for Visual Presentations - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Make your visual presentations look professional, and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn a Certificate in Presentation Media by attending all three courses – Prezi, Photoshop for Presentations, and Creating Visual Presentations. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Using Cell Phones in the Classroom - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Class, turn your cell phones - - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Ryan Moore

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

$145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Fee: $145

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Advanced Mobile Marketing - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn a Mobile Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Mobile Marketing, Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business, and Advanced Mobile Marketing. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $245

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Beginner Ballroom Dance
Nov 3, 2014
Learning a few fundamental moves can have you dancing the right way in just a few hours. Let Dwain Cooper, dance trainer, show you the basic steps and with slight adaptations you will take steps you have learned in one dance and apply them to new dances. Whether it is a military ball, a vacation cruise, an invitation to a wedding, or a class reunion, you will be dancing and having the time of your life.



Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Mezzanine
Instructor: Dewain Cooper
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $50

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Designing Online Instruction - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book Faculty Guide to Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web. One week course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Dr. Rita-Marie Conrad

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

$195, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Professionals - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Enhance your understanding of program evaluation within the nonprofit context. Find out how to improve your evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis and data use. Special attention will be paid to the real-world challenges that organizations may face when conducting evaluation, including staff time, costs and reporting evaluation results to funders. By the close of the course, you will have a complete program logic model and evaluation plan ready for implementation. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $100 and earn a Certificate in Non Profit Administration by attending both courses – Revenue Generation for Nonprofits and Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Professionals. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $245

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Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Advanced skills will enable you to manage your states of consciousness to eliminate the negative emotions and limiting decisions that interfere with your ability to obtain the highest levels of success in all areas of your life, including career, relationships, health & fitness, family and personal growth & development. You will learn how to effectively use language to enhance communication and reframe any situation to your personal benefit. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

*This course has a prerequisite*

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

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Time: online
Fee: $175

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Advanced Data Analysis - Online
Nov 3, 2014
After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able 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. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn a Certificate in Data Analysis by attending all three courses – Introduction to, Intermediate, and Advanced Data Analysis. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Fee: $195

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Beginning Ballroom
Nov 3, 2014
The Center hosts both beginner and intermediate classes in Ballroom and Swing dance styles. Here is a chance to learn the basics without the pressure of people watching your every move. Even if you only want lessons for exercise, this is a great way to get your body moving. Each session meets four time.

Session 1: Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango
Mon | Sep 22 - Oct 13 | 6pm - 7pm

Session 2: Rhumba, ChaCha, and Merengue
Mon | Oct 20, Nov 3 - 17 | 6pm - 7pm

Session 3: Swing, Lindy, and Jive
Mon | Nov 24 - Dec 15 | 6pm - 7pm

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Mezzanine
Instructor: Dewain Cooper
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Fee: $50

Registration Closed - Call (256) 233-8260 to be placed on a waiting list

Pottery: An Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Nov 3, 2014
Students will learn the basics of creating pottery on the potter's wheel. Students will learn to center, trim, make cylinders and bowls. No prior experience is necessary.

Meets five times. No class scheduled Nov 24.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: TBA
Time: 6pm-8pm
Fee: $99

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Fostering Online Discussion - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest challenges of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

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Time: online
Fee: $145

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Entrepreneurial Marketing - Online
Nov 3, 2014
To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn an Entrepreneurship Certificate by attending all three courses – Entrepreneur Boot Camp, The Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Marketing. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Fee: $195

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Generational Learning Styles for K12 Teachers - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Students learn in a variety of ways, this course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more. And discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience”. You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Kassia Dellabough

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

$145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Fee: $145

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LinkedIn for Business - Online
Nov 3, 2014
LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and the website for professionals to network, build business relationships, and provide or receive referrals. Most people rarely get beyond setting up a profile, and therefore miss out on all the advanced features that have come to make LinkedIn so popular. Learn how to set up your personal profile so that it gets noticed by others. Discover how LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, recruit new employees, and find new jobs. This class will cover all the intricacies of LinkedIn to help you create, customize, and optimize your presence on LinkedIn. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $140 and earn a Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate by attending all three courses – Twitter, Facebook for Business, and LinkedIn for Business. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Time: online
Fee: $195

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Spanish for Medical Professionals 2 - Online
Nov 3, 2014
If you understand basic Spanish, or if you have successfully completed Spanish for Medical Professionals, Spanish for Medical Professionals II will help you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language. You will learn about the near future, present progressive, the command or imperative tenses, direct objects, increase your medical vocabulary and practice interviewing patients, taking health history, diagnosing, giving instructions, and prescribing medication. You will improve your communication skills with your Spanish speaking patients and conquer the frustrating communication gap that can occur. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Cristina Sempe

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

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Time: online
Fee: $145

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Developing Your Professional Career - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Have you ever wondered how do I get to that next level in my career? What does it take? This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. Whether you are leading a department or a organization you will gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $40 and earn a Certificate in Leadership Development by attending all three courses – Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career. $395 total for all courses and certificate.

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Fee: $145

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Online Advertising - Online
Nov 3, 2014
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low-budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn an eMarketing Essentials Certificate by attending all three courses – Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Website Traffic, and Online Advertising. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Fee: $195

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Academic Traveler
Shopping Excursion

Nov 4, 2014
Birmingham, Alabama
Get your Christmas shopping done early. Visit two consignment shops, then on to the Summit for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and more shopping. We will stop by Whole Foods on the way home.

Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips. Meals are on your own.

Leaving at 9:30 am.
Reserve by Sept 2.
Must be paid in full by Sept 30.


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Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fee: $55

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More Cake Decorating
Nov 6, 2014
Whether you want to decorate for a job or just for fun, this class will show you how to decorate cakes and cupcakes using special tips or design elements. Students will take home their project. Supplies included in the price.
No pre-requisite.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Tammy Wilkinson
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $45

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Write Your Life Story - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Eva Shaw
Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

Classes start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Beverly Richards Schultz
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Introduction to Chemistry - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Holly Trimble
Gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry and see how your body depends on chemical reaction.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Building Teams That Work - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Vivian Harte
What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Photographing People With Your Digital Camera - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simons
Learn to take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Introduction to Nonprofit Management - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Linda Kissam
Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America's fastest growing service sectors.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Accounting Fundamentals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Charlene Messier
Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Becky and Tony Swain
Prepare to take advantage of the many new job opportunities in health care, legal services, and other industries.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Writing Effective Grant Proposals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Jillian Poole
Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Employment Law Fundamentals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ann Nevers
Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Instant Italian - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Robert Bertoldi
Learn Italian from the comfort of your home in this fun and enjoyable online course.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Writing and Selling Self-Help Books - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Carmen Berry
Learn how to position your self-help book for success, and use storytelling techniques to make your message compelling.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Matt Crabtree
This course will help you understand business environments, financial statements, and strategy so you can make more profitable business and personal financial decisions.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Chad Walker
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Math Refresher - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ivy Bishop
Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Fee: $109

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Human Anatomy and Physiology - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Holly Trimble
Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.


Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013 - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Paxton
Learn how to use QuickBooks 2013 to create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and produce forms and reports.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simmons
Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

SAT/ACT Prep - Part 2 - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Hatch
Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Classes start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Keys to Effective Communication - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Dawn Lianna
Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tim Kachinske
Learn the basics of fundraising for nonprofit organizations, from annual and special fund drives to more advanced projects involving corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Achieving Success with Difficult People - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Judy Snyder
Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors, or relatives.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Conversational Japanese - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ririko Hayashi
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Spanish for Medical Professionals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tara Bradley Williams
Learn medical Spanish quickly and easily, honing your basic conversational skills and mastering key healthcare words and phrases.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Project Management Fundamentals - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tony Swaim
Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Home School With Success - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Beverly Schultz
Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to Algebra - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Sharon Daniels
Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

A to Z Grant Writing - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Linda Vallejo
Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns, and prepare proposals.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.



Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Douglas Best
This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to QuickBooks 2013 - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Paxton
Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control of the financial aspects of your business with this powerful accounting software program.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to Networking - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: David Iseminger
Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in a new and fast-growing field.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

SAT/ACT Prep - Part 1 - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Hatch
Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.


Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Effective Business Writing -Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ann Linquist
Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Classes usually starts the second Wednesday of each month and runs for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simmons
Take your photography to the next level with your digital SLR camera by learning how to master lenses, apertures, shutter speed, exposure settings, and more.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Start Your Own Small Business - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Kris Solie-Johnson
Stop dreaming and learn how to start your own successful small business.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hourse / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Patricia Adesso
Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Beginning Conversational French - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Amy Page
Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

HIPAA Compliance - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Carline Balgleish
Learn how to comply with the duties, rights, and responsibilities of HIPAA, ARRA & HITECH.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Managing Customer Service - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tony Swaim
Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Speed Spanish - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Dan Mikels
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Creating a Successful Business Plan - Online
Nov 12, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Kris Solie-Johnson
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Classes start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Specialty Cakes
Nov 13, 2014
Learn how to make a cake fit a special theme or party by using the basics of cake decorating and adding fondant. Students will take home their project. Supplies included in the price. Students should have taken Basic Cake Decorating.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Tammy Wilkinson
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $45

Register

Bible Studies Series: The Life and Journeys of Paul
Nov 13, 2014
This course will look at the life of Paul from convert to apostle. This part of our study will focus on Paul's life, calling and travels as a missionary. The book of Acts will serve as the primary source for this study.

Classes are held in Athens or Decatur.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fee: $10

Register

Sewing Basics
Nov 13, 2014
Bring your sewing machine and let's learn basic sewing skills! We will start with learning your machine and move onto a few projects like a pocket tissue holder, zippered cosmetic sized bag and a pillowcase. Bring your sewing machine and fabric.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Training Room
Instructor: Marilyn Jones
Time: 9am - 2pm
Fee: $69

Register

Blacksmith Project
Nov 15, 2014
This first project will provide you with the skills and tools you will need for more advanced projects. In this class, Travis Fleming and Al Stephens will guide you in the steps to make tongs or candlesticks. All tools and equipment are provided. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing.

Blacksmith activities can be inherently dangerous due to hot metal, sparks, sharp objects, welding and grinding operations, as well as other activities. It is recommended that students use safety glasses, wear cotton long sleeve shirts, long pants, and leather high top boots. Students will need to bring leather gloves to class.


Location: 208 Commercial Dr Athens, AL
Instructor: Travis Fleming Al Stephens
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee: $79

Register

Sewing Using a Pattern
Nov 18, 2014
Bring your sewing machine and learn to use a pattern. You will learn about your sewing machine. We will take you step by step in adjusting and cutting out a pattern as well as through the sewing process. No prior experience needed - bring your own sewing machine and supplies.

Supply List Basic sewing supplies such as extra needles, pins and scissors; thread to match fabric

Pajama pattern such as http://www.simplicity.com/t-sewing-101-part4.aspx Which is a free pattern but must be printed and taped together

OR any easy pj pattern. Look for one with an elastic waist

The back of the pattern will tell the amount of fabric to buy.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Training Room
Instructor: Marilyn Jones
Time: 9am - 2pm
Fee: $69

Register

OUR TOWN Series - 911 What is your emergency?
Nov 18, 2014
RV White, director of the 911 Center, will tell you what is new at the 911 Center and how they help you in an emergency.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby
Instructor: TBA
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fee: $5

Register

Bible Studies Series: The Life and Journeys of Paul
Nov 18, 2014
This course will look at the life of Paul from convert to apostle. This part of our study will focus on Paul's life, calling and travels as a missionary. The book of Acts will serve as the primary source for this study.

Classes are held in Athens or Decatur.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Conference Room
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $10

Register

Athens State Book Club
Nov 18, 2014
The Athens State Library sponsors a book discussion group that meet once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Anyone is welcome! Reading selections are determined by members. There are no fees and there is no pressure to join or participate.

The meeting is held at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the scheduled day at 7:00 pm.

Book List
Sept 9 - David & Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
Oct 14 - The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund deWaal
Nov 18 - American Colonies, by Alan Taylor
Jan 13 - The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Feb 10 - Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman
Mar 10 - The Rape of Europa, by Lynn Nicholas
April 14 - TBA

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby
Instructor: TBA
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $0

Register

Flowers & Fondant
Nov 20, 2014
Features a student choice of cake decorating techniques. Bring your ideas and learn how to do your special project. Supplies included in the price.
No experience needed.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Tammy Wilkinson
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $45

Register

Ornamental Wreaths
Nov 22, 2014
Learn how to make low-cost, recyclable wreaths for every occasions. Topics include bargain hunting, shopping hints, seasonal and non-seasonal ideas, and a hands-on demonstration. Supplies included.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Training Room
Instructor: TBA
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Fee: $15

Register

Beginning Ballroom
Nov 24, 2014
The Center hosts both beginner and intermediate classes in Ballroom and Swing dance styles. Here is a chance to learn the basics without the pressure of people watching your every move. Even if you only want lessons for exercise, this is a great way to get your body moving. Each session meets four time.

Session 1: Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango
Mon | Sep 22 - Oct 13 | 6pm - 7pm

Session 2: Rhumba, ChaCha, and Merengue
Mon | Oct 20, Nov 3 - 17 | 6pm - 7pm

Session 3: Swing, Lindy, and Jive
Mon | Nov 24 - Dec 15 | 6pm - 7pm

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Mezzanine
Instructor: Dewain Cooper
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Fee: $50

Register

Intermediate Swing Dance Class
Nov 24, 2014
Know the basics, but want to really get your groove on? Our class will get you moving with more in depth instruction on Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Jive! This course runs 4 weeks.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Mezzanine
Instructor: Dewain Cooper
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Fee: $50

Register

Academic Traveler
Celebrate the Season

Dec 2, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, Tennessee
There is no better way to celebrate the season than a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Join CLL as we travel to Nashville for an afternoon of fun and shopping.

Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips. Meals are on your own.

Leaving at 9:30 am.
Reserve by Oct 30.
Must be paid in full by Nov 6.


Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: 9:30am - 7:30pm
Fee: $55

Register

Santa Throw Pillow
Dec 4, 2014
Layer fabric to make an appliquéd Santa throw pillow. Can be done by machine or by hand. A fun project just in time for your decorations or a gift. No prior experience necessary. The throw pillow will be finished on a sewing machine.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Training Room
Instructor: Marilyn Jones
Time: 1:30pm - 4pm
Fee: $49

Register

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Becky and Tony Swain
Prepare to take advantage of the many new job opportunities in health care, legal services, and other industries.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simmons
Take your photography to the next level with your digital SLR camera by learning how to master lenses, apertures, shutter speed, exposure settings, and more.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Writing Effective Grant Proposals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Jillian Poole
Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Employment Law Fundamentals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ann Nevers
Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Instant Italian - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Robert Bertoldi
Learn Italian from the comfort of your home in this fun and enjoyable online course.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Writing and Selling Self-Help Books - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Carmen Berry
Learn how to position your self-help book for success, and use storytelling techniques to make your message compelling.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Matt Crabtree
This course will help you understand business environments, financial statements, and strategy so you can make more profitable business and personal financial decisions.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Chad Walker
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Math Refresher - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ivy Bishop
Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Human Anatomy and Physiology - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Holly Trimble
Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.


Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013 - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Paxton
Learn how to use QuickBooks 2013 to create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and produce forms and reports.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simmons
Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Creating a Successful Business Plan - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Kris Solie-Johnson
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Classes start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

SAT/ACT Prep - Part 2 - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Hatch
Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Classes start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Keys to Effective Communication - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Dawn Lianna
Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tim Kachinske
Learn the basics of fundraising for nonprofit organizations, from annual and special fund drives to more advanced projects involving corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Achieving Success with Difficult People - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Judy Snyder
Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors, or relatives.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Conversational Japanese - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ririko Hayashi
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Spanish for Medical Professionals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tara Bradley Williams
Learn medical Spanish quickly and easily, honing your basic conversational skills and mastering key healthcare words and phrases.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Project Management Fundamentals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tony Swaim
Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Home School With Success - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Beverly Schultz
Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to Algebra - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Sharon Daniels
Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

A to Z Grant Writing - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Linda Vallejo
Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns, and prepare proposals.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.



Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Douglas Best
This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to QuickBooks 2013 - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Paxton
Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control of the financial aspects of your business with this powerful accounting software program.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
For more information click the link here or call 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $109

Register

Introduction to Networking - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: David Iseminger
Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in a new and fast-growing field.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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SAT/ACT Prep - Part 1 - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Scott Hatch
Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
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Effective Business Writing -Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Ann Linquist
Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Classes usually starts the second Wednesday of each month and runs for six weeks.
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Start Your Own Small Business - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Kris Solie-Johnson
Stop dreaming and learn how to start your own successful small business.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Fundamentals of Supervision and Management - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hourse / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Patricia Adesso
Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Beginning Conversational French - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Amy Page
Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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HIPAA Compliance - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Carline Balgleish
Learn how to comply with the duties, rights, and responsibilities of HIPAA, ARRA & HITECH.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Managing Customer Service - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Tony Swaim
Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Speed Spanish - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Dan Mikels
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Write Your Life Story - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Eva Shaw
Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

Classes start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Accounting Fundamentals - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Charlene Messier
Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Beverly Richards Schultz
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of every month and run for six weeks.
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Introduction to Chemistry - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Holly Trimble
Gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry and see how your body depends on chemical reaction.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Building Teams That Work - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Vivian Harte
What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Photographing People With Your Digital Camera - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Curt Simons
Learn to take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Introduction to Nonprofit Management - Online
Dec 10, 2014
24 contact hours / 2.4 CEUs
Instructor: Linda Kissam
Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America's fastest growing service sectors.

Classes usually start the second Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks.
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Academic Traveler
Upcoming Travels

Dec 31, 2014
The Academic Traveler program is funded by participant fees. In order to hold the event, we must have a certain number of travelers enrolled and all fees must be paid by the deadline. Please make your reservation early.

Center for Lifelong Learning is located at 121 South Marion Street on the east side of the Courthouse Square in Athens, Alabama. You can call 256-233-8260 or email us at CLL@athens.edu. Watch this webpage for more information as it becomes available.

March 23-27, 2015
Savannah, Jekyll Island, & Beaufort, SC, $465

April 5-15, 2015
Greece: Journeys of Paul

April 2015
Annual Blooming Festival, Cullman

May 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird, Monroeville

June 2015
Helen Keller Festival, Tuscumbia

July 2015
WC Handy Festival, Florence

Sept 2015
Graceland, Beale St, Sun Studios, Memphis, TN

Oct 2015
Mystery Tour

Nov 2015
Israel: A Biblical Journey

April 2016
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA


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Athens State Book Club
Jan 13, 2015
The Athens State Library sponsors a book discussion group that meet once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Anyone is welcome! Reading selections are determined by members. There are no fees and there is no pressure to join or participate.

The meeting is held at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the scheduled day at 7:00 pm.

Book List
Sept 9 - David & Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
Oct 14 - The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund deWaal
Nov 18 - American Colonies, by Alan Taylor
Jan 13 - The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Feb 10 - Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman
Mar 10 - The Rape of Europa, by Lynn Nicholas
April 14 - TBA

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby
Instructor: TBA
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fee: $0

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Bible Studies Series: Pauls Letters as Conversations
Jan 27, 2015
This study will allow us to look at the letters as conversations. Paul wrote to congregations in response to their questions and problems. We will consider Paul's teachings found in the letters as a part of that conversation.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Conference Room
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $10

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Bible Studies Series: Pauls Letters as Conversations
Jan 29, 2015
This study will allow us to look at the letters as conversations. Paul wrote to congregations in response to their questions and problems. We will consider Paul's teachings found in the letters as a part of that conversation.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fee: $10

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Better Family Pictures
Jan 31, 2015
Are your family pictures out of focus, lopsided and full of thumbs and elbows? This course will focus on improving your photography, no matter what your skill level or what camera you use. Topics include lighting, posing, perspective and more!

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Training Room
Instructor: Cindy Cummings
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $45

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Certificate in Customer Service - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all-the-more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Two one-month courses, as a certificate (each course also available individually). 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

Course 1: Keys to Customer Service
Course 2: Extraordinary Customer Service

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Entrepreneurship Finance Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Finance is a key to entrepreneurial success. The lack of financial knowledge about business and business start-ups is also and one of the leading causes of failure for entrepreneurial ventures. As an entrepreneur, you have limited time, and you certainly have limited resources. So knowing where to put your valuable time, and your limited resources, is critical to the success of your new venture. You will start by gaining a deeper knowledge of the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses. You will take back practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and entrepreneurial success. Next, learn the importance of cash and find your role in cash flow success. Finally, you will explore potential debt and equity sources of funds to help create a financially successful venture. After successfully completing the Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate, you will have exponentially increased your knowledge about entrepreneurial finance, and how to maximize the chances of success and minimize the risks for your new venture. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Course 2: Cash is King
Course 3: Funding Your Business

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Researching Public Records - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Have you ever wanted to look up some information on your ancestors? Or find out the ownership history of a certain piece of property in your town? Or maybe you want to know if a potential employee, tenant, or companion has a criminal background. With this course, you will learn how to utilize free or low-cost websites and gather the information you seek without hiring an expensive (and sometimes unreliable) 3rd party research firm. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Twitter - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Twitter is a hot social media platform these days – and everyone seems to be using it. Learn the best way to take advantage of the unique opportunities Twitter offers – and discover the best ways to create relationships and network with your key constituents. You will find out the best – and easiest – techniques for successful interactions in the Twitterverse. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $140 and earn a Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate by attending all three courses – Twitter, Facebook for Business, and LinkedIn for Business. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Entrepreneurship Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans. Then take home a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Course 2: The Business Plan
Course 3: Entrepreneurial Marketing

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Practical Math for the Workplace - Online
Feb 2, 2015
For anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to understand and perform common business activities such as payroll, banking, invoicing, and purchasing. Business owners and managers will find this course particularly beneficial in providing a clear and understandable insight into the basic mathematical skills and processes needed to perform financial tasks required in the workplace. This course provides a basic foundation for understanding the practical applications of mathematics in common workplace activities. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Constance Yates

Also note, students will need to buy their own textbook: Schaum's Outline-Basic Business Mathematics, Second edition, Eugene Don, Ph.D, Joel Lerner, Ph.D., ISBN 978-0-07-161158-9 .

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Leadership Principles - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Especially for Gen Y (born 1980-1999), the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. 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. Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $40 and earn a Certificate in Leadership Development by attending all three courses – Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career. $395 total for all courses and certificate.

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Improving Email Promotions - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. Then find out how to analyze your email response rates, including getting the bench marks for open rates and click through rates. Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn an eMarketing Essentials Certificate by attending all three courses – Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Website Traffic, and Online Advertising. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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LEED v4 Accredited Professional for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance Exam Prep - Online
Feb 2, 2015
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance Exam Preparation Study Group
This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle. Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam. Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Two month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

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Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Certificate in Customer Research - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Your customers hold the key to the future success of your organization. You can find out what your customers know by engaging and interacting with your customers. Find out how to get feedback, information and even answers from your customers. With our low- and no-cost methods of customer research, you will discover new techniques for collecting information that will improve your organization’s products or services, promotion and marketing, and even bottom-line finances. Whether you work in a for-profit or nonprofit environment, our 8-Stage Needs Assessment model will give you a step-by-step proven approach to researching and selecting new services, products or activities. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs. Two month course.

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Conflict Management - Online
Feb 2, 2015
A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. This study also identified that out of twenty-five management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and promotion. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace. One-month course. 24 hours/2.4 CEUs

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Save $140 and earn a Certificate in Workplace Communication by attending all three courses – Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Intercultural Communication - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Globalization requires us to adapt our communication skills to be successful in a culturally diverse world. Whether you’re in business, education, the social services, or are simply an adventuring globetrotter, understanding intercultural communication will go a long way to ensuring success in navigating the currents of communication across cultures. Delve into the different approaches to cross-cultural communication, and come away with a new perspective on culture. Take away from the course a better understanding of how cultural-worldview shapes and drives communication. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Dementia for Family Care Givers - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Designed for family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy-Body Dementia or other conditions which cause significant memory problems. In addition to basic information about dementia, this 4-week course will cover essential elements to address throughout the illness, common health complications, and tips from professional care providers who deliver person-centered care. Use of materials and internet will facilitate learning and maximize competence in care-giving beyond the end of the course. Your instructor is an authority on dementia. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
48 contact hours / 4.8 CEUs
Instructor: various
Different social networks have distinct characteristics, different features, and are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Get a skill set for working and managing different social media platforms. 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. You will get a firm foundation in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook platforms. Come away with both an understanding of these 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. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually).

Course 1: Twitter
September 2nd-26th
Instructor: Suzanne Kart

Course 2: Facebook for Business
October 6th-31st
Instructor: Jennifer Selke

Course 3: LinkedIn for Business
November 3rd-28th
Instructor: Jennifer Selke

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eMarketing Essentials Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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, nonprofits, 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. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Improving Email Promotions
September 2nd-26th
Course 2: Boosting Your Website Traffic
Course 3: Online Advertising

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Powerful Presentations & Effective Speaking Techniques - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Nearly every job or business has an element of speaking, presentations, or sales. This course will allow you to master all three and accelerate your success in every aspect of your career. Learn everything from voice and speech basics like proper breathing, diction and enunciation, all the way to specific presentation templates and techniques that will allow you to deliver your presentations with ease and confidence. From the board-room, to the class-room, to speaking for thousands of people, there are several critical factors that every speaker must master. You will learn how to effectively deliver a presentation to one person across the table, in front of a small group in a boardroom, from stage for a large audience, and host tele-seminars or webinars online. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Bridgette Brady

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How to Setup, Protect, and Maintain Your Windows 8 PC - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Ever wonder how some people never seem to have any issues with their Windows PC? Learn the magic formula from an IT professional. You will be guided through installing and setting up your PC with the latest Windows 8 Operating System and desired software. Learn the minimum hardware requirements for today’s software and operating systems and how to choose the right hardware configuration if you need to make a new purchase. Install the Windows Operating System from “bare metal”, protect and secure your PC, and keep it all running smoothly for the life of the equipment. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Certificate in Leadership Development (For Gen Y) - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Leadership Principles
Course 2: Developing Your Leadership Skills
Course 3: Developing Your Professional Career

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Introduction to Social Media - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication. Learn what social networks are and their role in your business and personal life. Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients. Explore the options for your organization. Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing. Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube. For anyone interested in social networks. Your instructor is a nationally known speaker, consultant and trainer on social networks and social media. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn a Social Media for Business Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Social Media, Marketing Using Social Media, and Integrating Social Media in Your Organization. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Fee: $195

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Business Coaching Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support, with benefits for both the employer and employee. Acquire skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Course I, C/M II takes a further in-depth look at variables involved in employee support. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs.
Two one-month courses (only available as a Certificate). 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

Course 1: Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 1
Course 2: Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 2

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Designing Online Instruction - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book Faculty Guide to Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web. One week course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Dr. Rita-Marie Conrad

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$195, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Certificate in Workplace Communication - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies. Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want. Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. You will be learning from some of our more popular instructors, and taking away new how-to skills that work. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 56 hours/5.6 CEUs

Course 1: Conflict Management
Course 2: Negotiation: Get What You Want
Course 3: Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance

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Social Media for Business Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Introduction to Social Media
Course 2: Marketing Using Social Media
Course 3: Integrating Social Media in Your Organization

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Podcasting - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Dementia Care - Online
Feb 2, 2015
As Baby Boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. Two month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

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Success with Aging Parents- Online
Feb 2, 2015
Know more about taking care of your loved one. Geared towards family and friends of an elderly person, including spouses/significant others, parent-child, elder-other relative, friends, even long-distance caregivers. You will get essential information that caregivers or care partners need to know as you care for an older adult. Learn how to prepare for changes in personal relationships when taking on caregiving roles. Improve your understanding of resources and the long-term care services and supports available. Come away with a developed confidence in techniques in assisting others with variety of needs. This course will also be useful for health program students and emerging professionals. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Getting Started in Voice Over - Online
Feb 2, 2015
The demand for voice over (VO) talent has boomed over the last decade, driven by more demand for content online, an increased demand for audiobooks, and much easier production requirements than ever before. And the demand for that talent continues to grow. All you need is a plan. Getting started in voice over identifies every tool and skill you need to acquire to take advantage of this swelling need for voice over artists. When completed, this course will leave you with exactly the plan you need to get going. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Introduction to Inbound Marketing - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Inbound marketing is a process of using your website in a way that attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. The average human today is inundated with more than 2,000 outbound marketing interruptions per day – and we’re all figuring out how to block them. Caller ID, spam filters, TiVo, and satellite radio are all things we use today so that we can avoid being marketed to. In this course, you will discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email address, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $90 and earn an Inbound Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, and Advanced Inbound Marketing. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Business Research Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Discover the specific knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making for your work organization. Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact and effective decision-making. For business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who needs specific information about a business; or who is in business and needs specific information about a particular topic such as market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, etc. This course will give you the specific knowledge you need to succeed in your research quest. Three one-month courses (only available as a Certificate). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Introduction to Business Research
Course 2: Business Statistics
Course 3: Qualitative Business Research

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Management Boot Camp - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro - quickly and with confidence. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $70 and earn a Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Management Boot Camp, Time and Productivity Management, and Managing Generations in the Workplace. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Introduction to Project Management - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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 stakeholder for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. You will have the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. We hope you will choose Project Management as a career. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of MS OFFICE PROFESSIONAL (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & Project). One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Prezi - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $90 and earn a Certificate in Presentation Media by attending all three courses – Prezi, Photoshop for Presentations, and Creating Visual Presentations. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Interview Skills - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Acquire new skills in job interviewing. You should attend if you want to improve your chances for being hired for a position, as well as if you are a leader who wants to improve the results of your hiring practices. A recent study by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that up to 75% of employee performance issues can be directly identified during the interview process. This class will help you identify the “red flags” during the interview process so that you can avoid all the expense and problems associated with a bad hire. One month course. 24 hours/2.4 CEUs

Instructor: Sally Klauss

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Growing Your Business with Self Publishing - Online
Feb 2, 2015
A book can help you expand your business in the way no form of advertising can. This practical course is designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations self-publish as well as gain a complete understanding of this often-complicated marketplace. Learn how to understand your publishing options and how to select the best pathways given your business and personal objectives. You will learn how to work with print on demand (POD) companies that print books in small quantities economically. All participants will gain an understanding of the decision-making framework and what factors drive decisions in self-publishing. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs.

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Inbound Marketing Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Inbound marketing is a way to help potential customers find you through organic search, which is a process of using your website in a way that it attracts visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social media. Inbound marketing is more effective than outbound marketing, where you push sales messages to your potential customers. Inbound marketing is the future of the way we will market in the 21st century. Discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of content to share with them, how to use landing pages and forms to collect names and email address, and how to implement lead-nurturing campaigns that result in sales. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Introduction to Inbound Marketing
Course 2: Content Marketing
Course 3: Advanced Inbound Marketing

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Introduction to Mobile Marketing - Online
Feb 2, 2015
More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphones have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Smartphone sales exceeded 420 million in 2011. Analysts forecast these sales will surpass 1 billion by the end of 2016. The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $90 and earn a Mobile Marketing Certificate by attending all three courses – Introduction to Mobile Marketing, Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business, and Advanced Mobile Marketing. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Advanced Teaching Online - Online
Feb 2, 2015
In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten-step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Find out how self-quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor’s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: William Draves

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$195, with an optional additional $40 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

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Revenue Generation for Nonprofits - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Build revenue streams for your nonprofit organization. They are essential not only to keep your doors open but also to expand your services. Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ones. Know how to effectively set prices or fees. Understand the 20% that generates 80% of your revenue. These are basic concepts that will yield greater results. After taking this course, you will have the knowledge to improve your revenue generation and generate a better surplus. Two-month course. 40 hours/4.0 CEUs

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Save $100 and earn a Certificate in Non Profit Administration by attending both courses – Revenue Generation for Nonprofits and Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Professionals. $595 total for all courses and certificate.

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Keys to Customer Service - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $45 and earn a Certificate in Customer Service by attending both courses - Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service. $245 total for both courses and certificate.

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Management Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness. Then learn how to improve your management of time and productivity. Time is even more valuable in this century than in the last. Get tips and techniques you won’t get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Finally, get the keys to manage different generations in your workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Management Boot Camp
Course 2: Time and Productivity Management
Course 3: Managing Generations in the Workplace

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Get Things Done - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Research has proven that when people have the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on the individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. A strengths-based management approach incorporates the latest research on engagement and workplace performance from the Gallup organization. Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you will learn how to be more successful by using the unique strengths and contributions of each team member to get more done at work and increase productivity. Fee includes a Top 5 Strengths access code to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder™. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Video Marketing - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Sight, sound and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Video is very hypnotic and it quickly speeds up the “know, like and trust” factor with your audience. In this course, you will discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness. Find out how to shoot simple, effective videos without costly fancy equipment or savvy technical skills. Discover the secrets to creating content that commands attention. Learn how to dominate Google and YouTube with your video and to strategically use YouTube to market your business 24/7 - even while you sleep. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $95 and earn a Video Marketing Certificate by attending both courses – Video Marketing and YouTube for Business. $395 total for all courses and certificate.

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Introduction to Data Analysis - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey. One-month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Save $90 and earn a Certificate in Data Analysis by attending all three courses – Introduction to, Intermediate, and Advanced Data Analysis. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

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Certificate in Presentation Media - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Presentation media are keys to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Prezi
Course 2: Photoshop for Presentations
Course 3: Creating Visual Presentations
November 3rd-28th

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Certificate in Self-Publishing and eBooks - Online
Feb 2, 2015
A book can help you expand your business in the way no form of advertising can. This practical certificate is designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations self-publish as well as gain a complete understanding of this often-complicated marketplace. Learn how to understand your publishing options and how to select the best pathways given your business and personal objectives. Then come discover what makes a great ebook and how you go about creating, formatting and publishing your eBook. Finally acquire the keys to marketing your book or eBook. Most importantly, you will create a marketing plan so you can map out your marketing steps all the steps from start to finish. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Growing Your Business with Self Publishing
Course 2: Self Publishing eBooks
Course 3: Marketing eBooks

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Parenting Gifted Children - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Raising gifted children in an educational climate where the focus is on mass proficiency and “grade level outcomes” make it difficult to challenge students who are academically advanced. You will learn how to accommodate your children’s academic and social-emotional needs both at home and school, while staying sane in the process. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

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Mobile Marketing Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Then get step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Finally, get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Introduction to Mobile Marketing
Course 2: Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business
Course 3: Advanced Mobile Marketing

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Workplace Ethics and Ettiquette- Online
Feb 2, 2015
For entrepreneurs, managers or anyone in the workplace, understanding workplace ethics and etiquette is critical to individual and organizational success. Discover new information about the related but different concepts of business ethics and etiquette. Learn the how-to’s of making ethical business decisions. Then find out the 5 secrets of how to interact properly in business and social settings to improve your communication and networking skills. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

Instructor: Cathy Proffitt Boys

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Certificate in Non Profit Administration - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Nonprofits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in Non Profit Administration. You will come away with the latest best information from instructors who train people in nonprofits. Two courses-three months total, as a certificate (each course available individually). 56 hours/5.6 CEUs

Course 1: Revenue Generation for Nonprofits
Course 2: Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Professionals

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LEED AP+ Building Design and Construction - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Discover the real-world application of Green Building Design and Construction practices on LEED projects. Prepare yourself for the LEED AP+BD&C accreditation exam that (after passing) will allow you to operate as a successful LEED practitioner on and off job sites. The LEED Rating System is the industry leader in Green Building Design and Construction, and has driven market transformation in both the public and private sectors over the past decade. This innovative system is continually evolving to providing guidelines for specifying, designing, building and tracking sustainable best practices for site, water, energy, material and indoor air quality. As a result, numerous building codes such as the International Green Construction Code follow many of the LEED principles, and Federal Agencies along with many corporate policies mandate LEED certification to provide the environmental, economic and social benefits that these buildings have proven to possess. You will learn the tools, knowledge and materials necessary to pursue new opportunities in the growing green field as a LEED AP+ BD&C accredited professional ready to work on the next billion square feet of LEED Certified commercial space! Two month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

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Executive Leadership Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Leadership today demands increasingly more sophisticated skills. Executives today need to know traditional leadership principles and standard practices. At the same time, our economy is moving swiftly out of the industrial age into the new economy of the Internet, knowledge and innovation. So executive leaders today require a new perspective on the external environment, as well as new tools to lead one’s internal organizational structure and way of doing business. This unique certificate addresses both these sets of skills. After successfully completing the Executive Leadership Certificate, you will have new information about leadership today, a new perspective on the external environment and workplace, and an understanding of the leadership skills needed to position your organization, and your career as a leader, for success. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Leadership Principles
Course 2: Executive Leadership in the 21st Century
Course 3: Fatal Leadership Errors

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Video Marketing Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Video marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Shoppers who viewed product videos were 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good SEO has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect people. Video also leads to an emotional ‘trigger’ that plain text cannot do. Two one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

Course 1: Video Marketing
Course 2: YouTube for Business

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Certificate in Data Analysis - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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. Three one-month courses, as a certificate (each course available individually). 48 hours/4.8 CEUs

Course 1: Introduction to Data Analysis
Course 2: Intermediate Data Analysis
Course 3: Advanced Data Analysis

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Fee: $495

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Certificate in Teaching Adults - Online
Feb 2, 2015
This is your invitation to teach others in person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The ebook version is included in the course. One two-month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

A 50% discount is available for group registration of 20 or more participants. Please call 256-233-8262 for details.

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Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $295

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Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. 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. 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. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $195

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Female Bullying in the Workplace - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Recently we have seen an upsurge of individuals claiming bullying in the workplace. The phenomenon of females being bullied by other females has been discussed in recent years in the media but little has been done to combat or try to deal with the problem. Both females and males need to understand about relational aggression in the workplace. This course is designed to not only help you understand this growing issue but to also help you to not become a victim of perpetrator of workplace bullying. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $195

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Instagram for Business - Online
Feb 2, 2015
With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing gold mine. Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you. Build your community while doing it. Learn how to make hashtags work for you, how to make and keep your followers happy and how a small input can cause exponential growth. We'll also explore Dos and Don'ts of Instagram to get you on the fast track to success. Make the most of Instagram and lead your business to unending exposure. An android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises in this class. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $195

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Entrepreneur Boot Camp - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Save $90 and earn an Entrepreneurship Certificate by attending all three courses – Entrepreneur Boot Camp, The Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Marketing. $495 total for all courses and certificate.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $195

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LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep and Study Group- Online
Feb 2, 2015
Acquire the fundamental concepts of green building. Then prepare yourself to take the Green Associate exam and earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. The course is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP B+C and LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. Two month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $695

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Onboarding New Employees - Online
Feb 2, 2015
Ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the organization. Onboarding of employees begins well before traditional new-hire orientation and has long reaching implications. At the conclusion of the class you will have constructed an Onboarding Program for use in your own organization. One month course. 16 hours/1.6 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $195

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Supervisory & Leadership Certificate - Online
Feb 2, 2015
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. Two month course. 32 hours/3.2 CEUs

For more information you can click the link here or when you are ready to take a course, call us at 256-233-8260.

Location:
Instructor: TBA
Time: online
Fee: $395

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Bible Study Series: Traditions Behind Paul Letters
Feb 10, 2015
As we study Paul's letters we discoverer that there are examples of early Christian tradition that he included in his writings. This study will allow us to look more closely at the traditions that Paul utilized. We will be looking at specific examples from the different letters from Paul. These examples include the kerygma, eucharistic and baptismal formulas, prayers, hymns and words of the Lord.

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Conference Room
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $10

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Athens State Book Club
Feb 10, 2015
The Athens State Library sponsors a book discussion group that meet once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Anyone is welcome! Reading selections are determined by members. There are no fees and there is no pressure to join or participate.

The meeting is held at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the scheduled day at 7:00 pm.

Book List
Sept 9 - David & Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
Oct 14 - The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund deWaal
Nov 18 - American Colonies, by Alan Taylor
Jan 13 - The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Feb 10 - Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman
Mar 10 - The Rape of Europa, by Lynn Nicholas
April 14 - TBA

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby
Instructor: TBA
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fee: $0

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Bible Study Series: Traditions Behind Paul Letters
Feb 12, 2015
As we study Paul's letters we discoverer that there are examples of early Christian tradition that he included in his writings. This study will allow us to look more closely at the traditions that Paul utilized. We will be looking at specific examples from the different letters from Paul. These examples include the kerygma, eucharistic and baptismal formulas, prayers, hymns and words of the Lord.

Location: Alabama Center for the Arts Decatur, AL
Instructor: Robert White
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fee: $10

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Academic Traveler - Savannah, Jekyll Island, and Beaufort
Mar 23, 2015
March 23 - March 27
Fee: $455 which includes
- 5 days, 4 nights
- Transportation in a top-quality motorcoach that is restroom and video equipped.
- 4 consecutive nights in the Savannah area
- 8 meals including: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Incredible price includes:
Day 1: Spacious, video, and restroom equipped Motorcoach trip to Savannah.
Day 2: Guided tour of genteel, beautiful and historic Savannah, the Belle of Georgia” Free time on River Street to visit eateries, unusual shops and antique galleries
Day 3: Tour of Jekyll & St Simon’s Island — see how early millionaires lived and played, visit the once exclusive “Millionaires Club”
Day 4: Tour gorgeous Beaufort, SC, “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands” ….plus a visit to Parris Island Marine Base, the Iwo Jima Monument and Museum
Day 5: Return to Athens with new friends and stories to tell your neighbors.

$75 due upon registration. Final payment due 1/17/2015.
For information and reservation contact: Dr. Diane Sauers at 256-233-8261

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Instructor: TBA
Time:
Fee: $455

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Academic Traveler
Greece-- In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

Apr 8, 2015
11 days, 20 meals provided
April 5, 2015

Visit two monasteries in Meteora and learn about the devote lifestyle of the monks. Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour, featuring Agora and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal. Join local experts exploring the monument of ancient Athens, including the Acropolis.

Includes Athens, 3-night cruise of Mykonos, Ephesus, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Delphi, Acropolis.

Rates are per person, double occupancy and include land, round-trip air, tax and fuel charges.
Passport required. Dr. Ron Fritze is ASU faculty leader.

More information is available by viewing the catalog on our web page or by clicking the link here or call 256-233-8260.

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Instructor: Ron Fritze
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