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Gain new skills and enhance your resume without the financial or time commitment of a full certificate or degree program. Short Courses offer a cost-effective, flexible path to the career you want, with stackable credits that can lead to a full professional certificate. Our programs are backed by the University of California, and deliver the highest level of educational quality.
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Human Resources: Hiring and Managing Talent in the 21st Century
This course explains the role of human resources professionals in 21st century organizations and is designed to introduce students to the importance of hiring and retaining the best people. As organizations plan to succeed in business, other areas of importance include: effectively managing, developing, supporting, and working with employees to achieve personal and organizational goals. A focus on an organization's mission, vision, goals, leadership, diversity and culture will also be explored. Students will become familiar with basic concepts and methods to hire people who will positively impact customer service and profitability.
Psychology: Understanding Your Emotions and Improving Your Social Skills
This course will help you to learn to communicate effectively in order to de-escalate conflict situations, seek to understand others, and express your needs. In this class you will learn to identify emotions, and map these emotions to needs. This class will lead you in a journey to understanding the hurts, fears, and desires that contribute to your self-perspective, and will help you to overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
Nutrition and Healthy Living
This course introduces students to the importance of healthy eating and active living, which, in turn, can produce the best results for your overall well-being. From building a plate, to how our digestive system works, to acquiring proper nutrition for each stage of life, we will cover the role health and keeping active plays in achieving one's body goals. Students will become familiar with key nutrition concepts and learn tools one can use in their everyday lives. Helping students understand that it's not about being on a diet but instead making nutrition and healthy activity a part of one’s lifestyle is the mission of this course.
Project Management: Foundations for Success
This course provides students with an examination of project management techniques, tools and strategies. Through lectures and self-assessment exercises, students gain exposure to project management from inception to implementation to monitoring and evaluation. Topics include: project definition, lifecycles, planning, control and reporting.
Basics of Applied Data Science
Today, there are enormous amounts of data available. Data Science uses different techniques to understand these data and extract new and useful information from them. It is a multi-disciplinary field and can be applied to a diverse range of problems. The aim of this course is to provide the basic background and knowledge of different techniques in data science, including data processing, machine learning, deep learning, data visualization, and big data that will be applied to examples taken from real life problems. The course provides specific examples from a diverse range of disciplines to fit every professional.
Gifted and Talented Education Structures and Supports
The focus of this course is to provide educators the tools, research, and supports for reaching, teaching, and classifying gifted and talented youth. In addition to this, students will be exposed to the barriers and misconceptions that surround gifted and talented education and how to combat them. Students will be exposed to various strategies and concepts that are effective and impactful. Provided within the coursework are real-world examples and scenarios taken from live classroom instruction to serve as inspiration and a starting point for teachers to actively use within their own practice. Programs and strategies like Makerspace, Growth Mindset, STEAM, and basic differentiation, will be covered and explored in detail.
90-Day Playbook for Success
An overview of personal and professional growth principles and practices, including exercises to improve participants' lives. Topics include: finding your purpose in life, discovering your strengths, setting "S.M.A.R.T." goals, learning self-motivation, modeling to success, 90-day planning, the 3Ps principle (Preparation Precedes Performance), building self-confidence, and other self-assessment and self-development tools. Participants will leave this course with good, solid knowledge of how coaching and personal development can improve their lives. As a result, participants will be more motivated, energetic, and find they are able to enhance their effectiveness and performance with less frustration and negativity.
Introduction to the Dynamic Power of the Brain
Based on the scientific principles of neuroplasticity, this course will begin with a basic introduction of how individuals of all ages can reduce symptoms of ADHD, cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, pain management, sleep disorders, conduct disorders, and trauma by training the brain. Discussions will include the use of neurofeedback as an effective, non-invasive intervention for longer-term brain challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, generalized anxiety, and insomnia