Online Skill Development Courses

Your employees can acquire valuable knowledge through well-crafted lessons, expert instruction and interaction with fellow students. Our six-week online skill development courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere with new sessions starting monthly.


The courses below have been selected based on training industry trends and research.

Business & Professional Development

The following training course topics will provide your employees with the “soft skills” needed to increase their customer service and interpersonal communication skills resulting in more effective business practices.

Professional Development
  • A to Z Grant Writing: Learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. Register >
  • A to Z Grant Writing II: Go through every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags. Register >
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People: Join this class and get helpful information for understanding yourself, solving people problems, and improving your relationships and personal and professional productivity. Register >
  • Advanced Grant Proposal Writing: Learn how to research and write winning proposals that get funded and become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations. Register > 
  • Building Teams That Work: Master the skills you need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Register >
  • Business and Marketing Writing: Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Register >
  • Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel: You will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and how to use financial statements to make better business decisions. Register > 
  • Effective Business Writing: Learn the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word. Register > 
  • Effective Selling: Effective Selling will help you lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success. Register > 
  • Employment Law Fundamentals: Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees as a manager, supervisor, small business owner, human resource specialist, or corporate executive. Register > 
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management: If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. Register > 
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II: In this six-week online course, you will learn how to be a more effective manager or supervisor. Register > 
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing: Learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. Register > 
  • Get Grants!: Learn step-by-step the process of grant proposal writing, whether you are tackling a federal grant, one from a national private foundation or a smaller grant from your local foundation. Register > 
  • Individual Excellence: Develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. Register > 
  • Interpersonal Communication: This course explains and explores concepts of verbal and nonverbal expression including personal style, listening, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, conflict management, and cultural and gender communication differences. Register > 
  • Introduction to Business Analysis: This course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. Register > 
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management: In this course, you will learn skills and develop strategies that will take your organization to new heights of prosperity and productivity. Register >  
  • Keys to Effective Communication: Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others, and create more and better personal and professional relationships. Register >  
  • Leadership: Even if you don't hold a leadership position, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life. Register > 
  • Managing Customer Service: Learn how to measure customer service—from your company's point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers. Register > 
  • Manufacturing Applications: Learn how successful organizations effectively use master production scheduling (MPS), production activity control (PAC), material requirements planning (MRP), and inventory management. Register >
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals: Discover the role of production design, process planning, and the heart of 13 different manufacturing processes. Register >
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet: In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. Register > 
  • Marketing Your Nonprofit: This course will show you how to use powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers. Register > 
  • Mastering Public Speaking: In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. Register >
  • Mastery of Business Fundamentals: Learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation, and control for maximum impact. Register >
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials: Take your first step toward a rewarding career in fundraising for nonprofit organizations! Register >
  • Professional Sales Skills: Learn how to turn prospects into buyers, how to provide proper customer service, how to develop a sales plan, and more! Register >
  • Purchasing Fundamentals: Discover and master the fundamentals of purchasing by understanding your strategic and tactical roles as a purchasing practitioner. Register >
  • Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications: Learn how to effectively apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma. Register > 
  • Skills for Making Great Decisions: Learn how to deal effectively with crisis, how to use your emotions as decision-making tools, and how to work with others to make good decisions. Register > 
  • The Keys to Effective Editing: From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to the all-important relationships between editor, author, and publisher, every facet of editing will be explored in this copyeditor course. Register > 
  • Total Quality Fundamentals: Learn how successful organizations apply quality to their everyday activities and find out how to use teamwork to make the most of employees' abilities and potential. Register > 
  • Understanding the Human Resources Function: This course will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. Register > 
  • Using Social Media in Business: Whether you consider yourself a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation and thorough understanding of what social media is and how you can use it to grow your business. Register > 
  • Writing Effective Grant Proposals: Learn how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of your pet projects. Register >
  • Writing Essentials: Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! Register > 
Business Careers
  • Accounting Fundamentals: Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. Register > 
  • Accounting Fundamentals II: If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you. Register >  
  • Administrative Assistant Applications: Discover how time management, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. Register >
  • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals: This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. Register > 
  • "Wow, What a Great Event!": This course reveals how all the pieces in the event planning process fit together to make any size or type of event successful. Register >
Project & Resource Management
  • Distribution and Logistics Management: This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics. Register > 
  • High Speed Project Management: This course offers a breakthrough model for dealing with the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds. Register >
  • Project Management Applications: Increase your value to your employer by discovering and mastering essential quantitative and qualitative project management applications. Register > 
  • Project Management Fundamentals: Become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project. Register > 
  • Supply Chain Management Fundamentals: Master the fundamentals of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity planning, and production activity control (PAC). Register > 

 

Computer/Information Technology

Technical training for employees has become a crucial part of businesses staying relevant in today’s competitive business environment. From novice computer users to IT professionals, we provide training for all skills levels.

Getting Started
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace: This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. Register >
  • Intermediate Networking: Continue to build your knowledge of networks and networking, with detailed treatments of TCP/IP, how switches and routers operate, DNS, and more. Register >
  • Introduction to Google Analytics: The course guides you step by step, report by report, through the major parts of the Google Analytics interface. Register >
  • Introduction to Networking: The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, explaining the software and hardware that makes networking possible. Register >
  • Introduction to PC Security: Understand and explore the many vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks. Register > 
  • Introduction to PC Troubleshooting: Takes you step by step through the typical hardware and operating system problems encountered by technicians, teaching troubleshooting techniques to decipher any problem, and giving you the skills you need to solve them. Register >
  • Introduction to Windows 10: From finding files and folders, to organizing and editing photos, to managing files on external drives, you'll learn everything you need to know about getting the most from this operating system. Register > 
  • Introduction to Windows 8: By the time you finish this course, you'll be ready to have more fun with Windows 8 and be more productive in your work. Register >
  • Keyboarding: If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! Register > 
  • Using Social Media in Business: Whether you consider yourself a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation and thorough understanding of what social media is and how you can use it to grow your business. Register > 
  • Wireless Networking: Learn how wireless works, how wireless devices connect to networks, and how to build and connect to your own wireless network. Register >
Office Productivity
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007: In this practical and information-packed course, you'll see how to maximize Excel's functions and capabilities. Register >
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010: In this practical and information-packed course, you'll see how to maximize this program's functions and capabilities. Register >
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013: In this practical and information-packed course, you'll see how to maximize this program's functions and capabilities. Register > 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016: In this practical and information-packed course, you'll see how to maximize this program's functions and capabilities. Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010: The course offers you tips and techniques for optimizing your database, including ways to build crosstab and summary queries so you can access information quickly and easily. Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access 2013: The course offers you tips and techniques for optimizing your database, including ways to build crosstab and summary queries so you can access information quickly and easily. Register >
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007: Master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2007, and discover how this powerful MS Office program can boost your productivity. Register >
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010: Master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010, and discover how this powerful MS Office program can boost your productivity. Register >  
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013: Master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2013, and discover how this powerful MS Office program can boost your productivity. Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016: Master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2016, and discover how this powerful MS Office program can boost your productivity. Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007: In this course, you'll learn Microsoft Word's more advanced features, which can make writing easier, faster, and more fun. You'll improve your creativity and efficiency at the same time! Register >
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010: In this course, you'll learn Microsoft Word's more advanced features, which can make writing easier, faster, and more fun. You'll improve your creativity and efficiency at the same time! Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013: In this course, you'll learn Microsoft Word's more advanced features, which can make writing easier, faster, and more fun. You'll improve your creativity and efficiency at the same time! Register > 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016: In this course, you'll learn Microsoft Word's more advanced features, which can make writing easier, faster, and more fun. You'll improve your creativity and efficiency at the same time! Register > 
  • Intermediate Quickbooks 2013: In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. Register > 
  • Intermediate Quickbooks 2014: In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. Register > 
  • Intermediate Quickbooks 2015: In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. Register > 
  • Intermediate Quickbooks 2017: In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. Register > 
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010: Whether you're a novice or an experienced database user, this course will show you how to harness the full power of Microsoft Access 2010. Register >
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013: In this course, you'll learn how to harness the power of Microsoft Access 2013 to organize, store, edit, manage, and report on hundreds of thousands of records. Register >
Programming & Scripting
  • Intermediate C# Programming: This course will show you how to write professional looking applications with many of the common GUI controls, such as buttons, labels, text boxes, check boxes, and radio buttons. Register >
  • Intermediate Java Programming: Deepen your understanding of the Java programming language, and start writing programs that are more sophisticated and professional. Register >
  • Intermediate Oracle: Gain hands-on experience with Oracle's PL/SQL programming language, with expert assistance from an IT veteran. Register >
  • Intermediate PHP and MySQL: Learn how to create an interactive online store complete with an online catalog of products, allowing customers to browse the catalog to select items, place them in a shopping cart, and complete an order. Register >
  • Intermediate SQL: Expand your knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL), the industry standard database programming language. Register >
  • Intermediate Visual Basic: If you're a VB programmer who wants to go beyond the introductory level to create the sophisticated and powerful programs business users need, this course is for you. Register >
  • Introduction to ASP.NET: Learn how to use Microsoft's Visual Web Developer to create exciting, interactive, and polished Web sites with ASP.NET. Register >
  • Introduction to C# Programming: Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with C#, the in-demand and incredibly useful programming language that incorporates the best features of Visual Basic, C++, and Java. Register >
  • Introduction to C++ Programming: You'll get right to programming in this course--even if you have no prior programming experience! Register >
  • Introduction to Crystal Reports: Want to ""wow"" people with your business reports? In this course, you'll master the techniques the pros use to produce attractive, reader-friendly reports for any audience. Register >
  • Introduction to Database Development: This course will guide you step-by-step through all the phases of a system development project to guarantee that the resulting product will not only work as it was designed to work, but also that the design truly responds to user needs. Register > 
  • Introduction to Java Programming: If you want to learn computer programming but don't have any prior experience, you'll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. Register >
  • Introduction to JavaScript: You may already know how to use HTML and CSS to create websites. If so, you're ready to add more power to your programming with JavaScript. Register >
  • Introduction to Oracle: Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data. Register > 
  • Introduction to PHP and MySQL: Learn how to create an interactive Web site, allowing visitors to post and retrieve information provided by you or your site's visitors. Register > 
  • Introduction to Programming: In this course, you'll learn to use Just BASIC, a free Windows programming language, to create stand-alone applications for professional or personal use. Register >
  • Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming: By the end of the course, you'll have the foundational knowledge you need to create a variety of Python files, whether they be short scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces. Register >
  • Introduction to Python 3 Programming: Whether you're interested in writing simple scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces, this course will give you the tools you need to use Python with skill and confidence. Register >
  • Introduction to SQL: Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. Register >
Publishing & Design
  • Intermediate InDesign CC: If you've ever struggled to complete a project in InDesign, or wondered how to save time and increase efficiency in your work, this is the course for you! Register >
  • Intermediate Photoshop CC: If you're already familiar with Photoshop, this course will help you explore the program's more advanced features. Register >
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS5: If you're already familiar with Photoshop, this course will help you explore the program's more advanced features. Register >
  • Intermediate Photoshop CS6: If you're already familiar with Photoshop, this course will help you explore the program's more advanced features. Register >
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat X: In this course, you'll discover how to bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs that you can reuse and customize in Acrobat X Pro. Register >
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS6: In this course, you'll see how Adobe Illustrator CS6 can give you the power to design, draw, and color images quickly and easily. Register >
  • Introduction to InDesign CC: You don't have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional quality documents! Register >
  • Introduction to InDesign CS6: Get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. Register >
  • Introduction to Lightroom CC: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Register >
  • Introduction to Lightroom 5: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Register >
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010: Perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. Register >
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013: Perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. Register >
  • Introduction to Photoshop CC: By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed. Register >
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS5: By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed. Register >
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS6: By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed. Register >
  • Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer: In this course, you'll master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. Register > 
Vendor Certification
  • Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep: You'll learn everything you need to know to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers. Register > 
  • Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep: This course gives you the knowledge upon which you'll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. Register >
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep: This course will teach you everything you need to know to take and pass the challenging CompTIA Network+ certification exam and become an excellent network technician. Register >
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 1: This course covers the key terminology and concepts you need to know to ace the exam, all in a condensed format for rapid reading. Register >
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 2: This course, the second of two courses, reviews the key terminology and concepts needed to ace the exam, all in a condensed format for rapid reading. Register >
  • Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep: This course picks up where the Basic course left off and plunges you head-first into Windows, macOS, and Linux. Register >
  • Praxis Core Preparation: You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam. Register > 
Web Development & Design
  • Achieving Top Search Engine Positions: In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. Register > 
  • Advanced CSS3 and HTML5: You'll leave this course with valuable skills essential to creating modern websites. Register > 
  • Advanced Web Pages: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Web designer wanting to update and enhance your skills, this course is perfect for you. Register >
  • Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners: Through hands-on exercises, you'll discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. Register >
  • Creating a Classroom Website: By the end of this course, you'll have your own published classroom website, and you'll feel energized by your great new teaching tool! Register > 
  • Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5: Learn some of the most sought-after skills in Web and mobile development. Register > 
  • Creating Web Pages: Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. Register >
  • Creating WordPress Websites: Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! Register > 
  • Designing Effective Websites: Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of Web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective. Register >
  • Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5: In this course, you'll take your CSS and HTML skills to the next level and learn how to create professional-quality websites. Register >
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS6: Take your Adobe Dreamweaver skills to the next level with more advanced techniques under the tutelage of a proven Web development expert. Register >
  • Intermediate WordPress Websites: If you want to build or maintain a professional WordPress website with all the bells and whistles, this course is for you. Register >
  • Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5: Learn how to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Register >
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6: By the end of the course, you'll have successfully built a website and know how to use Dreamweaver's built-in FTP tools to upload to the server of your choice. Register >
  • Write Effective Web Content: Learn how to develop a website writing style that speaks to your readers' needs and ensures that your content is clear and easy-to-understand. Register >
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