Online Learning/Ed2go

Three Rivers Community College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing students with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Over 300 courses are available at www.ed2go.com/trccce. Courses are offered every month: Here’s just a small sampling:

Do you have clear financial goals? Do you know if you have enough money to buy a car or house, if you can afford to take a cut in pay in order to go back to school, if you will have enough money to retire?  Do you know how much tax you will be expected to pay this year and next, or what you might be able to do right now that will lower your tax long into the future? Do you have enough insurance? Have you developed a household budget and are you sticking to it? If your answer to any of these questions is “No,” you need this course. This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning.

This course will teach you the very basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. It is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. There aren’t many places that you can go to learn these principles, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn online.

Looking for a good solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance, and investing? Haven’t the slightest clue how to prepare for retirement, pay for college, or even manage your personal finances? Wish you had some guidance to put your finances into clear and understandable perspective? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or a financial advisor? Well, look no further. The class you need is right here!

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management.  You will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager’s job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people’s performance.  This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a credential from PMI.  It’s also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213.

Did you know that 95% of all job opportunities aren’t made public? Did you know that most people get their jobs through their “connections”? If you’ve been frustrated in your career or job search, LinkedIn is the solution you’re looking for. Whether you already have an account and you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, or you’re just beginning to think about signing up, this course will give you the knowledge you need to succeed with LinkedIn.

Discover and master the fundamentals of purchasing by understanding your strategic and tactical roles as a purchasing practitioner. Improve your company’s bottom-line profitability by learning and implementing key concepts such as negotiation, supplier sourcing and qualification, outsourcing and make-or-buy analysis. Learn the basics of supplier partnerships, capital budgeting and green buying. This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a credential from PMI.  It’s also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213.

Math can be incredibly useful – but only if you understand how and when to apply it in your everyday life.  This course will show you how to use math to your advantage. You won’t find any theory or memorization here. The lessons that make up this course are filled with practical exercises and information that you can put to immediate use. You’ll find out some very interesting things about how calculators work, and then you’ll discover how best to get a handle on your income and expenses. You’ll be able to check your paystub, invoices, and bank statements for errors and overcharges, and you’ll become more skilled at handling money and comparing investment opportunities.

Master medical calculations in an engaging environment! In these fun and practical lessons, you’ll gain the medical math skills you need for anything from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas. Whatever medical field you’re in, the hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily.

Photoshop is the world’s most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine (who has twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame). You’ll learn how to use Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that you’ll have no trouble following—even if you’ve never used a computer graphics program before! And you’ll have a lot of fun doing it.

Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six-week workshop. First, you’ll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor’s patient guidance, you’ll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. You’ll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that’s also easy to use. In 12 lessons, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.

If you’re planning to apply to graduate school, you’ll likely have to take the GRE.  This course is here to help!  Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks.  You’ll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Be prepared to excel on exam day to achieve your best potential score! With GRE Preparation – Part 2 (Quantitative), you’ll be prepared for all aspects of the computerized GRE® revised General Test.