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Language: EnglishDescription: Why do they act that way? That is the question all parents of teenagers have asked themselves at one time or another. Understanding those not children, but not yet adult humans that take over the house is no easy feat. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect for elders, and spend all their time sleeping and playing video games. This course addresses what modern teens face today and delves into physiological and psychological issues that turn our loving kids into surely teenagers.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.

5700340

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course provides an introduction to key topics in accounting and finance for those involved in new ventures. It reviews financial accounting basics, including GAAP Principles and financial statements, and also covers key issues in finance, broadly defined as any financial or monetary activity that involves a company.Learning Outcomes• Understand and explain the assumptions and principles that underlie Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)• Understand and explain the rules of double-entry accounting• Calculate the balance of the account• Define the steps that make up the accounting cycle• Describe the relationship between the major financial statements that make up an annual report• Explain the role of finance in the entrepreneurial process• Understand the importance of budgeting and financial planning• Identify and explain the three major pricing strategies• Define and distinguish between fixed and variable costs• Calculate the components of a master (static) budget• Prepare a cash budget• Prepare and analyze pro forma financial statements• Develop a basic financial plan• Use pro forma financial statements to evaluate a new venture• Explain the factors and assumptions involved in break-even analysis• Calculate Return on Investment (ROI) and payback periodInstructor 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

5700175

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Practice certification test questions will be presented within the course, and students who successfully complete it typically fair the same on the actual exam that is to be set up through ACE directly, after you complete the course. Graduating students are provided with a discount opportunity when registering through ACE for the final certification exam. Key topic areas covered include:•Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition•Principles of Adherence, Motivation, Behavior Change, and Health Psychology•Communication and Teaching Techniques•The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model•Building Rapport•Health and Exercise History Information Assessment•Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility•Physiological Assessments•Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions•Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions•Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Personal Trainers•Special Exercise Programming Topics: Mind-body Exercise, Special Populations, and Exercise Implications of Common Musculoskeletal InjuriesInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: The program prepares students for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer Certification. ACE provides graduating certificate students a Preferred Discount on the ACE Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials.

5700265

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $995.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment.Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.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

5700176

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification Exam. ACSM CPTs work with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness and performance, manage health risk, and promote lasting, healthy behavior changes. The CPT is certified to conduct basic pre-participation health screening assessments, submaximal cardiovascular exercise tests, and muscular strength/endurance, flexibility and body composition tests. Practice certification test questions will be presented within the course, and students who successfully complete it typically fair the same on the actual exam that is to be set up through ACSM directly, after you complete the course. Graduating students are provided with a discount opportunity when registering through ACSM for the final certification exam.Learning Objectives:1.Describe the scope of practice of a Personal Trainer2.Explain the underlying biomechanical and kinesiological principles of musculoskeletal movement.3.Introduce the field of biomechanics as an important tool for Personal Trainers to assess, teach, and correct exercise technique.4.Know the essential elements of energy balance as it relates to weight control, body composition, and performance5.Understand and apply health behavior change models to support and facilitate exercise adherence and apply appropriate strategies to build clients’ self-efficacy, motivation, and self-worth related to exercise6.Learn the attributes of relationship marketing and how it pertains to the initial and ongoing appointments with the client7.Describe the components of a comprehensive exercise program8.Design, evaluate, and implement resistance, cardiovascular and flexibility training programsInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: The program prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Certification. ACSM provides graduating certificate students a Preferred Discount on the ACSM Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials.

5700266

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $995.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course is designed to prepare learners for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam by exploring the methodologies, practices, tools, and techniques that Agilists need to master to become proficient practitioners. Students in this course will increase their knowledge of Agile concepts with interactive exercises, vocabulary games, flashcards, and video segments from experienced Agile practitioners. Each student's understanding of key Agile concepts and principles will be tested in several comprehensive module quizzes as well as in two 120-question practice exams designed to mirror the PMI® certification exam process.The course begins with the Agile Basics and Agile Applications modules from our Introduction to Agile course, as a foundation for students to build on as they prepare for their exams. These modules describe fundamental Agile ideas and concepts, and use Best Practices and Case Studies to explain how Agile methodologies are implemented in real-world situations. The course continues with a discussion and clarification of the key tools, techniques, and strategies that PMI has listed as important for Agile practitioners to understand to achieve their certification. Combining instructional material with real-world application of concepts helps to prepare learners for PMI® certification while simultaneously teaching them to successfully lead teams and complete Agile projects as they continue on their career paths.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: The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

5700177

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $495.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This online course is designed to help Agile practitioners decipher and solve the problems that arise regularly in their work.The course consists of 20 short case studies that test the student's understanding of Agile practices and provide guidance for resolving common problems. The case studies are structured to simulate the conversations and interactions that happen regularly on Agile projects; seeing these disputes as narratives will help students learn to deconstruct issues and diagnose the underlying problems that need to be corrected, just as they would in their everyday work. As students decode these disputes and plan appropriate responses, they'll gain the experience they need to guide their teams and to put them back on track to deliver value to their customers.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

5700178

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Our Algebra Helper course will prepare our students to study Algebra II by helping them build a solid foundation of Algebra. Focusing on topics that Algebra students traditionally struggle with, our course aims to build the confidence necessary to further our students’ education in mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on breaking down word problems and systematic problem-solving using everyday language.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.

5700320

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: The United States government offers a case study in revolution, emerging democracy, global politics, civil rights, capitalism and civics. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. This courses offers students a chance to study the origins, development, structure and function of American government, its predecessors and unique characteristics, projected potential and possible limits. Throughout the course, students will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met. The great experiment that is American democracy and government covers fundamental lessons in constitutionalism, federalism, checks and balances, bureaucracy, civil rights and civil liberties as well as the importance and effects of political participation and behavior as it impacts policy formation. All of these concepts combine to produce one of the most unique government institutions in the world and a comprehensive understanding of its inner workings, strengths and limitations ensures students will gain a educated and informed view of American government as a whole and as compared with other governments around the world.Course goals include developing an interest in and understanding of today’s government, policy development, and politics as well as developing critical thinking and information-literacy skills in the areas of government and politics. Topics include the Constitution, federalism, civil rights and civil liberties, the structure and processes of the three branches of government, political socialization, interest groups and public opinion, political parties and the election process, as well as basic U.S social, economic, and foreign policy.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

5700272

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $695.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: American History offers one of the most unique and interesting portraits of a successful nation built from the humblest of beginnings. The first of 2 essential parts, American History I explores the evolution of the United States from native American origins and eventual colonial beginnings through to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction, one of the most significant turning points in American History. Beginning with the conquering efforts of the Spanish, British and French, this course offers students an in-depth look at how the early settlers shaped the nation that exists today. Focusing then on the colonial experience of Americans under eventual British rule, the course takes students through the political difficulties posed by British colonial exploitation and the events that would cause the first Americans to push toward independence, eventually sparking the American Revolution. Students will explore the issues and problems that arose with the birth of a nation, how the early American leaders resolved these problems and set up a constitutional structure that would endure for centuries. Taking students through the emerging American political and party system, students will understand how and why the roots of sectionalism took hold that would eventually lead to a Civil War which would define American politics for decades to follow.Offering students an in-depth look at the fascinating developments that make up American History, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the history that has led to a successful nation today, the roots of various difficulties that continue to test the United States and the basic foundations that have endured through history to guide decisions for years to come. This course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through the Civil War and students will be most benefited by adding this course to their general education studies.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

5700273

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $695.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement. Students will also develop and understanding of the events and policies that led to the emergence of the United States as a global superpower including the First and Second World Wars and the resulting Cold War as well as the other 3 wars that would inform American global strategy for years. Alongside this discussion, students will explore the major economic developments – the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression, in particular – that contributed to the US global position as well. Finally, students will gain an understanding of how various social and political strides including civil rights, women’s rights and other influential cultural developments contributed to the American experience throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

5700274

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $695.00

Location : Online



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course presents key information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed by Congress in 1990. This law has far-reaching implications for almost every business and institution in the United States. This course will help learners understand basic expectations of ADA, and apply these expectations to the workplace.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.

5700324

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Online



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