Short-term Skills Certificates

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College Credit Trainings

Business Office Technology (5 units total)

Receive a COM Skills Certificate in Business Office Technology by completing these three short courses in 12 weeks. You will learn about the hardware, operating systems and application software, as well as how to use Google Apps to make you successful in a business environment. Suggested familiarity with MS Excel and Word.  Expect to work 10-11 hours a week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses: CIS 101 (CRN 12640), CIS 111 (CRN 12782), and CIS 126 (CRN 13154)
 

Data Specialist (3 units total)

This accelerated program will provide a COM Skills Certificate in Data Specialist. You will start from the beginning with basic database knowledge and techniques, and advance to learning the SQL programming language including single and multiple-table queries, updating data, database administration, reports, and imbedded SQL. Expect to work 18-20 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses:  CIS 137 (CRN 13152) and CIS 237 (CRN 13153)
 

Microsoft Word (3 units total)

Get a fast-track Microsoft Certification in Word for Windows by developing beginning and intermediate skills in creating, formatting, saving and printing letters, memos, reports, tables and mail merge. Cost of Microsoft exam included. Expect to work 13-15 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses for exam preparation: CIS 102 (CRN 12779) and CIS 103 (CRN 13147)
 

Microsoft Excel (3 units total)

Get a fast-track Microsoft Certification in Excel for Windows by developing beginning and intermediate skills in spreadsheet design for accounting and business applications. The intermediate course includes use of program codes to manipulate data to meet management, marketing and other business needs. Cost of Microsoft exam included. Expect to work 13-15 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses for exam preparation: CIS 118 (CRN 13148) and CIS 128 (CRN 13149)
 

Microsoft Access (3 units total)

Get a fast-track Microsoft Certification in Access for Windows to create and program database applications. You will learn to use development tools to integrate information from other applications, analyze data, utilize internet capabilities, include forms for data input, and produce custom reports. Cost for Microsoft exam included. Expect to work 13-15 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses for exam preparation: CIS 117 (CRN 13150) and CIS 127 (CRN 13151)

 
Business Start-Up: E-Commerce & Social Media (6 units total)

Receive a COM Skills Certificate in Business Start-Up: E-Commerce & Social Media while learning the principals and technologies involved in e-commerce and creating a Web presence for a small- or medium-sized business. This pair of courses covers aspects of business and marketing planning, a survey of Web technologies, use of digital media, building an online store, e-commerce security, electronic payment systems and legal issues. You will learn the ins and outs of promoting your business through social media strategies and explore historic development as well as emerging trends in Web applications and services.  Expect to work 12-14 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses: BUS 160 (CRN 12786) and BUS 161 (CRN 12637)
 

Small Business Management (6 units total)

This pair of courses provide the skills needed to start a new business and use a computerized accounting system. Upon completion of training, students will receive a COM Skills Certificate in Small Business Management. The training covers marketing, finance, human resources, and topics unique to small businesses (including applying for a Small Business Administration loan). Students will get an overview of accounting software, setting up a company, entering and paying bills, preparing a budget, etc. Expect to work 12-14 hours per week on this certificate.

Sign up for these courses: BUS 115 (CRN 12120) and BUS 162 (CRN 12638)

 

College Non-Credit Trainings

Servsafe Food Handling and Responsible Alcohol Service 

Yes, the hospitality industry will be coming back! This training covers everything you need to work your way up in the field of food and alcohol handling (restaurants, hotels, catering, etc), including new COVID 19 Protocols. Upon completing these trainings, you will be prepared to take the certification exams for Servsafe Food Handler (8 hours), Servsafe Manager (16 hours), and Servsafe Responsible Alcohol Service (8 hours). Upon passing the exams, you will receive a nationally recognized certificate of completion for each course. This course is 36 hours total, plus exam time. All exam costs are included.

Sign up for these courses: VOCH 086 (CRN 12959), VOCH 087 (CRN 13161) and VOCH 088 (CRN 13162)

 

American Hotel & Lodge Certificates

This course prepares students to take the Guest Service Gold exams including Introduction to Customer Service (8 hours) and Effective Customer Service (8 hours). This will lead to two American Hotel and Lodging Institute Certificates. A winning resume builder, this certificate crosses many career fields. Students will learn the concepts and skills for providing outstanding customer service, including problem-solving, effective communications, conflict management, email and voicemail etiquette, and workplace basics. The training also includes using authenticity, intuition, empathy, initiative, and leadership. This course is 24 hours total, plus exam time. All exam costs are included.

Sign up for these courses: VOCH 090 (CRN 13163) and VOCH 091 (CRN 13164)

 

A La Carte Offering

Effective Job Search Strategies (1 college unit)

This course teaches job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing techniques, and labor market research and includes assessment of skills and values related to career development. Expect to work about 1.5 hours a week on this course.

Course: COUN 134 (CRN 13165)

 

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