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We offer distance learning courses that are recommended for college credit by the NCCRS in the following subjects:

Business and Economics

    Social Media Marketing

    (BUS-225)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2022 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: identify the differences and interaction between traditional and social media (both paid unpaid social media); integrate marketing theories, concepts, and principles into a basic framework for social media & online marketing decision processes; analyze information and material that are presented on various online platforms; analyze and evaluate consumer behavior and digital media based on basic theory of social networks online and offline (graph theory, sociology); and analyze B2B marketing on social media and evaluate marketing effectiveness variables (engagement).

    Social Media Marketing (BUS-225) provides an in-depth look at Internet social networks, social media platforms and online advertising to offer students an advantage in many positions involving marketing, consulting, and brand management both on the buyer and seller side of social media. Topics include an exploration of theory of online marketing, social media technologies and applications such as Facebook, blogs, Twitter, Wikis, YouTube, etc. The emphasis of this course is on understanding consumers’ social interactions, the various social media channels available to marketers, how to build social marketing strategies, and how to track their effectiveness.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Marketing, Business, Media, Communications, or Graphic Arts (2/22).

    Project Management

    (BUS-390)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2022 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: explain project management design, development, and deployment; describe project management tools, techniques, and skills; align critical resources for effective project implementation; discuss the implications, challenges, and opportunities of organizational dynamics in project management; identify and describe the key performance metrics for project success; and summarize how to manage project cost, quality, and deliver.

    Project Management (BUS-390) guides students through fundamental project management concepts and behavioral skills needed to success-fully launch, lead, and realize benefits from projects in profit and nonprofit organizations. Successful project managers skillfully manage their resources, schedules, risks, and scope to produce a desired outcome. In this course, students explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and class exercises. A key and often overlooked challenge for project managers is the ability to manage without influence—to gain the support of stakeholders and access to resources not directly under their control.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Project Management, or Management (2/22).

    Human Capital Management

    (MGT-500)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the characteristics of human capital management; develop a list of methods and techniques needed for managing human capital; outline the essential administrative processes related to human capital management; explain the new trends in human capital management; describe the characteristics necessary to be a human resource specialist; and summarize the role of human resource managers.

    Human Capital Management is a graduate-level course designed to further the students’ knowledge of managing human capital. Accountability, support systems, and development and growth are necessary to maintain a company’s most important resource. This course focuses on connecting business strategy with human capital strategy and the resulting impact on the human resource department. Topics include HR to business alignment, employment branding, managing the performance and growth of human capital, effective change management, the evolving role of the HR function and the HR professional, and successfully marketing ideas to management.

    In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Resources Management, Human Capital Management, or Human Capital Analytics (6/22).

    Fraud and Forensic Accounting

    (ACC-535)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast models of explaining and deterring fraud; explain the significance of major legislation and regulations in the prevention of Fraud; analyze professional standards that apply to fraud prevention; identify and utilize various tools and techniques used in the detection and investigation of fraud; classify and examine various types of fraud schemes; and examine the types of fraud and fraud schemes that affect business enterprises.

    Fraud and Forensic Accounting is a graduate-level course designed expand the students knowledge of the forensic accountant’s role in today’s economy. Topics covered include fraud detection and fraud investigation techniques, valuation of closely held businesses, lost profits analyses, and various types of litigation support services. Fundamental legal concepts governing expert witness testimony are also examined, and students are required to quantify economic damages in cases.

    In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Quantitative Forensic Accounting, Accounting, or Business Administration (6/22).

    Cost Accounting

    (ACC-385)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: identify the various costs for manufacturing and service companies; apply different cost assignment methods to determine inventory and service costs; describe the master budget for a manufacturing company; explain company results using standard costing; and discuss inventory costs within an advanced manufacturing environment.

    Cost Accounting i examines the concepts and procedures underlying the development of a cost accounting system for managerial decisions, control, and performance reporting. Topics include cost measurement and cost control; cost-volume-profit analysis; job costing; activity-based costing; tools for planning and control; master budgeting and responsibility accounting; flexible budgeting and variance analysis; management control systems; inventory costing, management, and capacity analysis; cost information for decision making; relevant information; pricing decisions; cost management; strategic profitability analysis; cost allocation and revenues; measurement and control of overhead costs; and revenues and sales variances.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Accounting, Economics, Forensic Accounting, Auditing, Cost Accounting, or Business Administration (6/22).

    Business Ethics and Policy

    (BUS-575)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, demonstrate an understanding of fundamental ethical principles and philosophies and the importance of ethical behavior in the business world; analyze the available literature on business ethics to broaden the understanding about ethical challenges in various sectors of business; describe the obligations and responsibilities of business corporations towards the environment and society; apply critical thinking skills to evaluate ethical issues and conflicts in the corporate world and arrive at measures to resolve the apply ethical theories to real-life business situations and make rational decisions; apply knowledge of ethical principles and dilemmas to the corporate world; and demonstrate effective oral and written communication to respond to ethical issues.

    Business Ethics and Policy is a graduate-level course designed to provide an examination of significant ethical issues and challenges in today’s professional business arena, including the manager’s social and environmental responsibility to stakeholders; ethical dilemmas and decision-making frameworks and approaches to personal, organizational, and societal levels; and real-world application and analysis of issues.

    In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Ethics and Compliance, Ethics and Society, Corruption and Governance, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Media Ethics and Social Change, Applied Ethics, Public Ethics, Ethics and Democracy, Ethics and Contemporary Problems, Anti-corruption Studies, or Anti-corruption Compliance Action (6/22).

    Applied Managerial Statistics

    (MAT-500)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: perform basic data analyze and understand analyze performed by others; select and use the appropriate statistical techniques for analyzing data; and apply statistical reasoning to make data-driven decisions.

    Applied Managerial Statistics is a graduate-level course designed to expand the students’ knowledge of data analytics. This course will enable students to leverage data, analyze data, and interpret results and make data driven decisions.

    In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Applied Statistics, Managerial Statistics, Business Statistics, Business Analytics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, or Mathematics (6/22).

    Advanced Accounting

    (ACC-400)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: outline the six sequential steps in financial statement analysis; analyze, interpret, and use financial statements; apply financial analysis tools, methods, and techniques to analyze a company’s profitability; evaluate the quality of income statement and balance sheet information; and discuss the three valuation models.

    Advanced Accounting is designed to prepare students to analyze, interpret, and use financial statements effectively, both from a general manager and from an investor perspective. The course will review and extend the topics introduced in Accounting and Financial Reporting, with an emphasis on value creation. Specifically, the course will introduce a thorough framework for financial statement analysis, focusing on (1) accounting analysis, (2) financial (ratio and cash flow) analysis, and (3) prospective (forecasting and valuation) analysis.

    In the upper division degree category, 4 semester hours in Accounting, Advanced Accounting, or Business administration (6/22).

    Accounting Research and Communication

    (ACC-575)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    December 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Business and Economics


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the accounting standards framework, international accounting standards, and generally accepted accounting principles for documenting business financial activities; describe the accounting theory and principles utilized in development of proposed accounting recognition and reporting; analyze a financial report utilizing the current and proposed GAAP and explain the decision usefulness of the information; and discuss academic research in accounting and its usefulness incorporating an understanding of the foundation of accounting (the rules, theories and concepts that define what accounting is and what it is becoming.

    Accounting Research & Communication is a graduate-level course designed to further the students’ knowledge of effective accounting research and reporting. This course evaluates the elements of accounting theories and their implications. Accounting policy, research, and standard setting are examined. The course integrates recognition, reporting, analysis, theory, and guidance codification as it pertains to comprehensive financial accounting information as well as other topics concerning financial statement preparation and presentation.

    In the graduate degree category, 4 semester hours in Accounting Research, Accounting, or Business Administration (6/22).

    Community Nutrition

    (NUT-305)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2022 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Nutrition


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the expanding role of the community nutritionist and dietician; understand and articulate nutrition problems and practices in the community; discuss and understand the various nutrition monitoring and surveillance methodologies and how they are used; describe the skills needed to deliver services and methods of accessing community nutrition resources and information; and understand the principles of nutritional epidemiology.

    Community Nutrition (NUT 305) is a public health nutrition, dietetics and nutrition education course for health providers, caregivers and community advocates and administrators. Topics include with a variety of food and nutrition issues related to individuals, families, and special groups that have a common link such as place of residence, language, culture, or health issues. The environment in which people live, local values, norms, and behavior patterns will be explored.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Nutrition, or Community Health (2/22).

    Foundations of Early Childhood Education

    (ECE-240)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Education


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the theories that influence early childhood program; develop their own philosophy of early childhood education; describe developmentally appropriate practice and identify essential practices for teaching in inclusive early childhood classrooms; identify the primary roles for early childhood professionals and the expectations for twenty-first-century teachers; explain critical, contemporary issues that influence the practice of early childhood education; describe the characteristics of a culturally diverse classroom; explain the importance of mental health and identify strategies to prevent violence, bullying, racism, and abuse; demonstrate understanding of early learning theories, program models and developmentally appropriate practices; explain what assessment is and the purposes of assessment; investigate some of the current issues associated with assessment; explain how to integrate technology in an early childhood program; explain how to support the psychosocial, emotional, motor, cognitive, and language development of infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and students in primary grades; evaluate the key foundational practices of guiding behavior in a community of learners; describe the teacher’s role in accommodating diverse learners in an inclusive classroom; and construct strategies for communicating and collaborating with families.

    Foundations of Early Childhood Education (ECE-240) teaches participants strategies and best practices for teaching early childhood education. Course participants examine factors that influence early childhood learning. The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to develop the skills necessary to effectively deliver instruction and support for early childhood elementary students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the theories, program models, and developmentally appropriate practices for students in early childhood education. Additionally, students explore strategies for intentional teaching and differentiated learning for a diverse population.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Early Childhood Education (5/21).

    Content Area Reading and Interdisciplinary Instruction

    (ECE-235)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Education


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Explain the critical role that teachers play in helping students to think and learn with text; analyze strategies to integrate new literacies across content area subjects; describe how new literacies can be integrated across content area subjects; discuss ways to respond to linguistic and cultural differences in your classrooms and to promote academic achievement for all learners; analyze high stakes and authentic assessments and explain how instructional assessment is a continuous process; describe ways to bring students and texts together through instructional plans; create supportive context for active student engagement, inquiry-based learning, and collaboration; investigate classroom strategies that activate students’ background knowledge to increase engagement; explain how giving students multiple opportunities to learn how words are conceptually related to one another promotes reading comprehension; explain the purpose of writing to learn and how writing to learn strategies support students content knowledge; describe how writing facilitates learning by helping students to explore, clarify, and reflect upon the ideas and concepts encountered in texts; synthesize the different ways in which students can respond to what they read.

    Content Area Reading and Interdisciplinary Instruction (ECE-235) introduces students to strategies and best practices for teaching reading and learning across the curriculum. Course participants will examine that factors that influence literacy development.  The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to develop the skills that are necessary to effectively integrate literacy across content are subjects.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of literacy instruction, assessment, and pedagogy.  Additionally, students will explore strategies for developing vocabulary and concepts and writing across the curriculum.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Reading, Middle and/or Secondary Education, Educational Leadership, Special Education (5/21),