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Adobe Illustrator Essentials
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. In this course, you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and use various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of shapes and illustrations. Learn how to efficiently manage layers and artboards, and create print-ready PDF documents. Access to Adobe Illustrator software required. One-month course.
Adobe InDesign Essentials
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required. One-month course.
Adobe Photoshop Essentials
This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Access to Adobe Photoshop software required. One-month course.
Certificate in QuickBooks
Save time, track money, and get important insights with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online is the leading online accounting platform. It is the preferred choice for small business managers, owners, bookkeepers and accounting professionals. There area patches and regular automatic upgrades to the software. Get a comprehensive understanding of QuickBooks Online. Then learn how to work with more advanced QuickBooks Online topics.
Have you ever wondered why Excel is one of the most powerful applications used today by many businesses? Excel is one of the most important applications that you can study now to take your skills to the next level! This course will help you increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Find out how you can consolidate your data proficiently into readable rows and columns using different table designs and styles. Create a unique style for yourself to improve your spreadsheet appearance to make the content easier to understand for your target audience. Learn from the trainer on how beneficial it is to become more productive in generating different everyday business functions. Discover how easily pivot tables can be created to quickly summarize large amounts of data. Through this course, these tasks will make your work outstanding and unique in what you do.
We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.
Certificate in Mastering Excel
A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.
Microsoft Office Suite Beginner
Unleash the power of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word, tapping into an array of features to increase efficiency in your job role. This course is rich in activities for immediate upskilling and impact for enhanced spreadsheets, documents, calendars and contacts, and more that the Microsoft Office Platform has to offer.
Microsoft Office Suite Intermediate
Become an intermediate level user of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word building upon your basic level expertise. Robust in activities designed for immediate learning transfer back to your job role, you will harness the power of data analysis, become dynamically savvy in document and report development, and unlock tools in time management. Intermediate level learning also means learning the cross-functional options inside of the Microsoft Office Platform.
PowerPoint & Canva
Join us for the powerful, comprehensive course that includes tools and features of Microsoft PowerPoint plus: color psychology, CARP design principles, and immersion into Canva.com – all designed to equip you to dazzle your audience with vibrant presentations that incorporate the best practices in graphic design. This course is suitable for anyone who creates and delivers presentations, sales pitches, and slide decks. No former knowledge is required.
Online Continuing Education
Learn new personal and professional skills online in Roanoke, VA!
We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
Arts & Design
- Adobe Value Suite
- Discover Digital Photography
- Introduction to Illustrator CS5, CS6, CC
- Intermediate Illustrator CS5, CS6, CC
- Introduction to InDesign CS5, CS6, CC
- Intermediate InDesign CS5, CS6, CC
- Introduction to Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC
- Intermediate Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC
- Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
- Web Design Value Suite
- A to Z Grant Writing
- A to Z Grant Writing II – Beyond the Basics
- Accounting Fundamentals
- Achieving Success With Difficult People
- Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
- Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
- Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant
- Creating a Successful Business Plan
- Digital Marketing Suite
- Distribution and Logistics Management
- Introduction to Google Analytics
- Marketing Your Business on the Internet
- Project Management
- Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
- Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
- Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
- CompTIA Network + Certification Prep
- CompTIA Security + Certification Prep 1
- CompTIA Security + Certification Prep 2
- Introduction to Java Programming
- Introduction to Python 3 Programming
- Discover Sign Language
- Grammar for ESL
- Spanish for Law Enforcement
- Spanish for Medical Professionals
- Speed Spanish
- Writing for ESL
- Certificate in Infectious Disease and Infection Control
- Handling Medical Emergencies
- Medical Spanish Series
- Medical Terminology Series
- Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
- Introduction to Quickbooks 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Intermediate Quickbooks 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Teacher Professional Development
- Creating Classroom Centers
- Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
- Teaching Students with ADHD
- Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities