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Would you like to secure a contract with the world’s largest consumer? Federal Acquisition Management (FAM ) is your ticket to drastically increasing your bottom line. Federal contracting is a complex, highly collaborative process that requires a very detailed understanding of the numerous federal business rules that determine the path a singleacquisition may take.To be successful in this environment, you must master a host of governmental methods, rules, and requirements that will enable you to boost your cost efficiency and reduce the time consumed by the acquisition cycle. If you want to excel at every phase of the federal acquisition cycle, you will need to be aware of and eliminate the common pitfalls in federal contracting. These potential stumbling blocks include poor planning, incorrect or incomplete documentation as well as poor communication between federal contracting officials and your organization.Businesses large and small have experienced successful growth through participating in this results-oriented program offered exclusively through Continuing Education at Pierpont Community & Technical College. 

Start date: 07/18/2018

Tuition:: $1,295.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Because corporate higher-ups and stakeholders can't support your ideas—or recognize you for them—without first understanding what they are, communicating clearly and concisely in written and oral formats is critical to your professional success.From clarifying and structuring your ideas to designing the PowerPoint slides that will best complement them, the techniques, interactive exercises, and checklists in this suite will help you create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade.The course offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, using e-mail appropriately in an organizational setting, and revising for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $299.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

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Language: EnglishDescription: Communicating effectively with team members and groups has become more important as organizations have relied on collaborative work to advance their goals. This course, Communicating Collaboratively, will help you improve your collaborative communication by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: As a new photographer you’ve got to start somewhere and our Create Stunning Digital Photographs course is great place to start! The goal of this fun and informative course is to provide you with an introduction to digital photography and get you started on the path to becoming a great photographer. You’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, lighting, exposure and using your camera’s manual mode. Next the course will focus on teaching you the basics of contemporary portrait photography including how to pose your subject and working with children and pets. We will also cover photographing the great outdoors including animals, natural and man-made landscapes, as well as wedding and event photography and night shooting. Finally macro photography and underwater portraits complete the digital photography curriculum.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Communication is a process of transferring information from one person to another. Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together and ensures that organizations are productive, profitable, and successful. People tend to think of communications as only the words they say or write, but it is so much more than that. Communications includes the environment it is used in, how words are said, non-verbal and cultural aspects, and how the communicator’s personality affects their style. To be an effect professional, workers should understand the various elements that make up effective communication.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $40.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/29/18

Tuition: $145.00

Online 24/7 (06/04/2018-06/29/2018)

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Language: EnglishDescription: Anxieties, fear of rejection or lack of confidence are emotions that can affect the best of us before or during an interview. Learning how to get to the heart of mastering interviews is challenging but not impossible to achieve. This mindset begins with changing the way an interview is approached. Instead of seeing the interview process as an interviewer controlled experience, the interview process should be seen as a two-way conversation between you and the interviewer. This course introduces you to the skills for developing and improving your interviewing skills for improved communication and rapport with the interviewer.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

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Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn Why your students are learning online Why virtual schools and online courses are growing How online learning prepares students for the work world Why you as a teacher are more important than ever Unit 2 Introduction to Online Courses The technology of online courses How online courses work How knowledge is organized differently online Communication in the online classroom Unit 3 Advanced Features of Online Courses Audio and slide presentations Video, Animations, Simulations Virtual labs, what can be done better online Testing and assessment online Unit 4 How K-12 Teachers Can Use Online Classrooms How hybrid or blended courses are created What can be done better face-to-face in your classroom Incorporating the web into your teaching Simple effective online teaching techniques for K-12RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/29/18

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (06/04/2018-06/29/2018)

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In this class we will learn what it takes to develop career-enhancing skills that include; goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn the crucial steps it takes to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence and minimize conflict in your life. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online



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