Business

Small Business Development

The Influencer Effect

Greg Jameson
You’ve heard that word of mouth marketing is the most effective form of marketing. You see videos going viral. You see companies getting tons of press and hundreds of people writing positive reviews. A single endorsement can literally create a best-seller overnight.

How can the average business owner, who doesn’t have the budget for a celebrity endorsement, create this type of success with influencers for their company? As it turns out, celebrities are not always the best type of influencer. Lesser-known experts can often have a bigger impact on their following, much like a referral from a close friend or family member. These people are known as micro-influencers and your business will improve by working with them. Influence is simply about getting others to take a desired action. Whether you are a company or a leader looking to have others generate content and share it with your followers, or you are an expert who is sharing knowledge for something you are passionate about, influencer marketing is here to stay. There is a replicable process called GEARS that is used by some of the highest earning individuals and the most respected companies in the world. In this course, you are going to learn how to apply that system to your business using a combination of lectures and role playing. The course fees include a copy of The Influencer Effect and the Influencer Effect Workbook.

Add to CartWed, Jan 31-Mar 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 9 wks    Littleton Campus
BUSI 1020S01-80101                          $229, includes workbook

Amazon's Dirty Little Secret

Greg Jameson
Your website should be making you money. Even if you do not have an ecommerce website, the reason for a website is to generate income. Yet less than one percent of all websites actually make money. Perhaps you are a dentist, accountant, attorney, interior designer or some other service profession – if your website isn’t causing someone to pick up the phone and make an appointment, it isn’t working. And if you are in a service industry, you are leaving money on the table if you aren’t packaging your knowledge and selling it as an information product. This course is based on the principles and techniques that are exposed in the book, amazon’s Dirty Little Secrets.” That book, and the accompanying workbook, the “POWER+ Action Plan” are included in the cost of this course. We are going to explore the myths that most people believe about internet marketing including: If you build it, they will come, the way to make money online is to get lots of traffic to your website, and all you need to do is get listed higher in the search engine results. You will learn what to do instead in order to actually make money with your website. The most successful ecommerce website on the planet by far is Amazon.com. When you look at how Amazon is making money, you discover that they use multiple income streams. You will learn how to use multiple income steams on your website and how to implement the marketing techniques used by Amazon and apply them to your business.

Add to CartMon, Mar 26-Apr 30, 6-9:30 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
BUSI 1021S01-80102                              $199, includes workbook

Online Options

Course Name Course Number Cost
Start Your Own Small Business ONLI 2082 $129
Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business ONLI 1005 $129
Start a Consulting Practice ONLI 1006 $129
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring ONLI 1089 $129
Start a Consulting Practice ONLI 1132 $129
Creating a Successful Business Plan ONLI 1131 $129
Mastery of Business Fundamentals ONLI 1082 $129
Purchasing Fundamentals ONLI 1084 $129
Introduction to Business Analysis ONLI 1086 $129

Communication and Management

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Patricia Addesso
If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this class will help you be successful in that role by learning the language of management. Learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees, and explore how to influence and direct other people’s performance. Finally, learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

This course is preapproved for professional development units through PMI and has been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that it meets PMI’s expectations for professional development in project management.

This is a 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Cost is $129.

Project Management Online

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Total Quality Fundamentals ONLI 1181 $129
Six Sigma: Total Quality Application ONLI 1182 $129
Distribution and Logistics Management ONLI 1087 $129
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals ONLI 1088 $129
PMP Certification Preparation 1 ONLI 2052 $129
PMP Certification Preparation 2 ONLI 2053 $129
High Speed Project Management ONLI 1074 $129
Project Management Fundamentals ONLI 1076 $129
Project Management Applications ONLI 1077 $129

Essential Skills - Computer and Smartphone Skills

Computer Basics for Laptop and Desktop Devices

Jon Rager
Take this if you who have little or no experience with personal computers and want to learn the basics. Explore the main components of a typical computer system and the basic elements of the Windows interface. Navigate in Windows Explorer, organize files and folders, search for items on a computer, and personalize Windows. Learn to use an Internet browser and explore tips for routine maintenance. Computers provided.

Tue/Thu, Jan 16-18, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions   Littleton Campus
COMP 1001S01-80010              $119, includes manual closed

Add to CartTue, Mar 20-27, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions  Parker Campus
COMP 1001SP1-80011                        $119, includes manual

Add to CartTue/Thu, Apr 3-5, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions   Littleton Campus
COMP 1001S02-80012                        $119, includes manual

Explore Windows Hands-on

Instructor TBD
Bring your own Windows devices or use ours (Windows 10) and explore this operating system. Organize and navigate through information on your device and learn about the file management system. Learn how to log on and discover tools and programs installed as well as helpful ones to consider. Discuss how to keep your device secure with Access Control and Defender and how to troubleshoot potential issues.

Add to CartFri, Jan 26-Feb 2, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1012S01-80013                $135, includes manual

Add to CartThu, Mar 29-Apr 5, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1012S02-80014              $135, includes manual

Social Media Basics: Staying Connected Through the Internet

Keely Quinn
Everyone is doing it but where do you even start? Social Media can feel like a big pill to swallow, but when you get down the nitty gritty you will be surprised by how easy it is. Keep in touch with your kids or grandkids, start advertising a new business and so much more!

Wed, Jan 17-31, 6-8 p.m., 3 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1013S01-80015                          $99 closed

Add to CartThu, Mar 8-22, 6-8 p.m., 3 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1013S02-80016                              $99

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Keyboarding    ONLI 1022 $129
Introduction to PC Troubleshooting ONLI 1214 $129
Introduction to Windows 10 ONLI 2029 $129

Networking and Communications

Understanding and Using the Cloud

Instructor TBD
Get the most out of your computer and learn basic computer concepts and understand how to control programs. Get an understanding of how to manage files both on your computer and using cloud storage and understand cloud computing. Learn the basics of searching the web and emailing with attachments. Understand how to keep your computer secure and basic troubleshooting tips.

Add to CartFri, Feb 9-16, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1054S01-80023                    $135, plus book

Add to CartThu, Apr 12-19, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1054S02-80024                   $135, plus book

Get the Most from Your Apple iOS Devices Hands-on

Steve Sande
Get the personal assistance you need! Through hands-on interaction with an Apple expert and author, discover the features of your mobile iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone devices. Explore: settings, browsers, email, and network connectivity; Apple apps, iLife and iWork apps suites; the App Store, buying apps, music, movies, books and TV shows; using an iOS device instead of a regular PC;  photo and video fun, and more. No experience is necessary. Bring your tablet computer or smartphone.

Add to CartThu, Jan 25-Feb 22, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1025S01-80017                                    $119

Add to CartThu, Apr 5-May 3, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks           Littleton Campus
COMP 1025S02-80018                                   $119

Get the Most from Your Android iOS Devices Hands-on

Jon Rager
Bring your device (tablet, smartphone) and get the assistance you need to use your electronic tool to the fullest! Learn to navigate your device, discover the world of apps for navigation, entertainment, work productivity, photography, and more. Explore security and safety features to keep your data safe. Learn to network your device and even talk to your computer.

Tue/Thu, Jan 23-Feb 1, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks         Parker Campus
COMP 1040SP1-80019                                  $109 closed

Add to CartTue/Thu, Feb 20-Mar 1, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks       Littleton Campus
COMP 1040S01-80020                                  $109

Add to CartTue/Thu, Apr 10-19, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks         Parker Campus
COMP 1040SP2-80021                                $109

Add to CartTue/Thu, May 1-10, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks        Littleton Campus
COMP 1040S02-80022                                $109

Programming and Web Development

Become a Java Programmer Certificate

Roger Sakowski
If you’re ready to learn Java, this training program is the perfect place to start. Taking an introductory approach, this Java training course covers most Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements, while providing an overview of many more advanced elements. Learn to write useful Java classes, applying Object-Oriented concepts such as inheritance, and create Java programs that work with these classes. Early in the course, the concept of objects is introduced so that later concepts can be discussed from the perspective of object orientation. This course prepares you for entry into the job market as an entry-level Java programmer or allows you to continue your education by learning other programming languages.

This 100 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program. Cost is $955.

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Certificate

The Oracle SQL Developer program teaches you how to use SQL to build applications or generate business reports and helps you master SQL using an Oracle database. You will also learn PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database. This program prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or take on more responsibility within your current career.

This 120 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $995.

Other Online Programming Training Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Introduction to Programming ONLI 1093 $129
Introduction to Programming ONLI 1026 $129
Introduction to Java Programming ONLI 1042 $129
Intermediate Java Programming ONLI 1213 $129
Introduction to C# Programming ONLI 1043 $129
Intermediate C# Programming ONLI 1044 $129
Introduction to C++ Programming ONLI 1226 $129
Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming ONLI 1197 $129
Introduction to Python 3 Programming ONLI 1203 $129

Gaming and App Development

Android App Developer Certificate

Discover the basics and move on to advanced concepts in Android app development. You will acquire the necessary skillsets and experience for professional Android application development by building six top-trending applications during the course.

This 25 hour program helps prepare you to sit for the Associate Android Developer (AAD) Exam conducted by Google. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program. The exam fee is not included with this program. Cost is $495.

Video Game Design and Developer Certificate

The Video Game Design and Development Online Training Program is the place to start if you’re seeking a professional career as a video game designer and developer. This program is also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor.

To enroll in this program, you need to have a reasonable familiarity with computers and a background in high school-level mathematics is strongly recommended. No prior game or graphics programming experience are necessary. The Video Game Design and Development program is for you if you seek a professional career as a game developer. It’s also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor.

This 500 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $1,995.

Mobile and Desktop Web Developer Certificate

Expand your career possibilities by learning Web Development. Build dynamic websites, and play a key role in increasing client-interaction for any company or business. Create your own websites and work with clients, or improve existing websites to increase their functionality and make them more complex or user-friendly. Learn the latest in-demand technologies for developing websites for both mobile and desktop devices, and gain versatility as a professional web developer.

You will master basic HTML (the core technology behind traditional websites), learn CSS for designing pages, and discover how to make your pages more dynamic with JavaScript. In addition, you will learn the fundamentals of PHP, SQL, XML, Ajax, HTML5, putting you on the cutting edge of web development. Explore mobile-specific components of web development such as jQuery and mobile web design. Once you successfully complete this program, you will be prepared to enter a job market where Web Developers are in high demand and earn rewarding salaries.

This 460 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $2,995.

Other Online Options

This 6-week, 24 instructional hours online class begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Creating Mobile Apps with HTML 5 ONLI 2103 $129