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The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt course which teaches participants to improve and control processes. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Start date: 04/02/18

End date: 04/27/18

Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (04/02/2018-04/27/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: Today, bowhunting ranks higher in participation than almost any other form of hunting, after whitetail gun hunting! Our course is compiled with the very best tips and strategies, that give insights on critical gear, shooting advice, bowhunting techniques, and tons of helpful hints for in-the-field archery success. Our Better Bow Hunting course takes a straightforward approach and highlights everything you can do to get more out of your archery products. We include real-life situations and also give tips as to what gear can help you archery experience.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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: The Building Automation Systems (BAS) Online Certificate Program provides entry level knowledge for those aspiring to become Direct Digital Controls (DDC) Technicians. It starts with the fundamentals of building controls and then works through general web based DDC networking knowledge. Next, it is on to control drawing fundamentals and a simulated Graphic User Interface (GUI) used to practice troubleshooting and DDC point identification. Finally, students are introduced to some common types of DDC programming. The last two courses of the program allow students to practice applying DDC technology to common pieces of commercial HVAC equipment. Upon successful completion of a course (a score of 75% or higher), students are registered into the next one and receive a certificate of completion.Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:• Understand the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and air quality control systems used in today's modern buildings.• Know the terminology and science at work behind indoor environmental control systems.• Become familiar with both analog and digital HVAC control systems and their components• Identify and understand the operation of analog and digital systems controls.• Become familiar with installation, service and troubleshooting methods relating to HVAC controls systems.• Identify the differences between control system types and application decisions implemented when designing, installing and operating Building Automation SystemsInstructor Description: My Name is Val Rael and I am one of the LIVE faculty. I have been in the HAVC trade since 1973, beginning when I finished my program from West Valley College in Woodland Hills, California. I got my first job with Sears Roebuck as a service tech, and in those years (1973) $5.25 an hour was great money, to start. I stayed with Sears for 20 yrs and after that I started my own service business, and still have it still today. In the HVACR trade you have to study all sides of the industry so you can always have a job. I have never been laid off or without work since 1973 thank God, for that. This is an outstanding trade that you can always have work! I am here to assist all my students with the knowledge I have gained through all these years of experience and learning.My hobbies are hunting, and fresh water fishing, moto-cross and desert racing, playing guitar and singing. See you in class.Certification: N/A

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,495.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:108.00



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Time-on-Task: 34 hours Courses may be completed in as little as a few short weeks, or up to 6 months. Your success throughout your online course experience will be represented digitally within a badge. The badge will show your employers and professional network your qualifications as well as course materials you mastered. Course DescriptionThis course prepares you to sit for the certification exam. Students will learn the terminology, tools, and techniques that are required to take a project from the initiating process to planning, executing, controlling, and closing. In addition to providing students with an overview of key concepts in Project Management Institute's (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, this course will include exercises intended to build confidence and raise the students' chances of passing the CAPM® Exam. Course Objectives       Use Project Management Institute's (PMI)® project management framework to initiate a project       Apply project initiation tools and techniques in order to develop a project charter and stakeholder management strategy       Develop a flexible and practical project management plan covering the major project lifecycle processes and phases       Explain project execution's relationship to project planning, the factors that contribute to success, and the tools and techniques used       Apply monitoring, control, and closing techniques to measure progress on the project and forecast project completion requirements       Perform the sequence of steps a project manager must take to ensure a smooth project close and improvement on future projects       Demonstrate exam strategies in preparation for the CAPM® certification exam You want to be engaged as you learn. We get it.  We also know engagement is important to true retention and learning. For that reason, each course includes:       Online course material       eTextbook       Interactive lesson presentations       Audio-to-go podcasts       Personalized study guides       User-specific pacing charts       Engaging lesson presentations       Interactive “Check Your Understanding” exercises/quizzes       Mobile Friendly Experience: laptops, computers, tablets, etc.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $699.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:0.00



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Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without your consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they are too old, not skilled enough and may lack the funds to change their skill set. The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture. Agenda Unit 1 -The Fear of Change -Identifying the need for change -Dealing with denial -Our inner talk Unit 2 -Assessing the Situation -The Job at Hand -Starting Slowly but Moving Forward -Somebody has to do it Unit 3 -Leading Change -Creating a sense of urgency -Being driven from within -Ways to lead change Unit 4 -Empowering Others -Empowering Employees -When to Weed or Feed -Gaining a New Perspective -Strategies for Handling Changes in the Workplace

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 03/30/18

Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-03/30/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: When compared to many other careers, chemical plant operators enjoy a number of benefits including above-average pay, job stability and mobility. With more and more countries becoming increasingly industrialized, the demand for qualified, entry-level chemical plant operators is on the rise.Chemical plant operators typically begin their careers in entry-level positions and quickly move up through the ranks - often to senior management positions. With a large percentage of the current chemical plant workforce reaching retirement age, there is a critical shortage of qualified entry-level plant operators to take their places.Our chemical plant operator training program requires little or no knowledge of plant operations, math, physics and chemistry, as these skills are taught in great detail over the course of the training.Plant operator responsibilities typically include the following:• Consider personnel safety as the primary objective and ensure production processes are operating safely • Continually monitor instrumentation and the operation of equipment • Monitor and adjust system process variables such as flows, temperatures and pressures within acceptable ranges • Detect potential and actual problems and take corrective action to prevent the interruption of system operations • Analyze operational trends and take necessary actions • Use standard operating procedures to start/stop and modify production equipment • Maintain communication with other operators, maintenance and plant management Benefits of becoming a chemical plant operator:• Higher than average starting pay. Depending upon industry and location, generally entry-level chemical plant operators make $13.00 to $20.00 per hour. After a few years of experience, the pay range is typically between $18.00/hr. to $30.00/hr. • Stable employment. Chemical plant operators are rarely laid off. • Employment portability. Virtually every region of the United States has some chemical manufacturing facilities.Instructor Description: Max Ansari MSEE, P. Eng., First Class Steam Engineer is the instructor for our biofuel education program. He has experience in the operation of large hydrocarbon facilities, such as refineries, and the development of training systems for a multitude of large corporations engaged in complex industrial production processes. Max also has many years of experience as a professor at a community college. He’s taught a multitude of programs in a number of energy fields.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $3,395.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:725.00



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Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. Agenda Unit 1: Principles of collaboration in management -Defining principles of collaboration -Emotions, self-mastery and collaboration - Redirecting teams and group collaboration - Conflict management and facilitation Unit 2: Relationship building - Building relationships fundamentals - Renegotiating failed relationships - Managing collaborative potentials Unit 3: Strategies to tap into group collaborative potential -Harnessing collaborative energy - Responsible communication - Managing collaboration for performance Unit 4 : Your action plan for collaborative management - Setting your management goals - Identify and utilize collaborative resources - Creating a collaborative management action plan

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 03/30/18

Tuition: $245.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-03/30/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: This course is designed for general audiences. The goal of this course is to provide information that helps employer and employees know more about common fire emergencies that can happen in the workplace. It teaches employee awareness and knowledge of various fire safety issues, promoting effective response practices for businesses and work facilities in general.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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:2.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: In these modern times, hazardous chemicals and materials are everywhere. Almost every business and household regularly uses products that are potentially harmful to people if they are not used in accordance to manufacturer instructions. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that workers are aware of hazardous materials they will use or may come into contact with. This course is designed to give a general overview of hazardous material safety for typical, non-industrial workplaces and in the home.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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:1.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: The HVACR Core Technician Program is a comprehensive online HVACR education program encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. In addition to the rich selection of basics courses, each technician may choose as the final course an elective that fits his/her specific interests or regional system type. This flexibility allows the student to focus on knowledge used in his/her line of work or home geographic area. The program is specifically structured to provide a well-rounded introduction to the basic skills of installers and technicians who are: • Just beginning in the HVACR industry • Continuing education for upgrading knowledge and skills, or • Preparing for an initial EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Exam• Preparing for R-410A Refrigerant Handling Qualification• Preparing for certifications or outcome exams: HVAC Excellence Work Ready Exams, or NATE Service Core• Preparing for state license exams that are often coupled with two or more years work experience (make sure to inquire about your state to make sure it applies)Upon completing this program students will be able to: • Understand the fundamentals of heating, pressure, gas, and air ventilation systems• Implement common safety topics • Develop diagnostic skills for electrical and motor issues• Understand the comfort conditions and environments• Operate and diagnose refrigeration circuits, equipment and applicationsInstructor Description: Chris ComptonChris, a 20 year HVACR instructor at North Idaho College, saw a unique opportunity in online education (high quality education anywhere and anytime via the Internet) to help new students and anyone already working in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and or Building Performance industry to:• enter the HVACR trade • move up the career ladder• re-train for a career change refresh knowledge and skills• succeed in achieving industry certifications • earn Continuing Education Units for re-certification Chris has become the specialist in online curriculum development for the trades, the psychology behind online learning, creating web pages, use of video and simulation instruction, and learning through the web.Chris brings 32 years of experience in the HVACR field as a student, technician, contractor, and instructor. He has been certified at the Installation and Service level in five of the NATE certifications. In 1998 he was selected as one of the top 10 outstanding Trades and Industry Educators in the U.S. by ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education). He received the Imperial Award from RSES for Commercial Refrigeration in 1997, and is a CMS member of RSES.Certification: Students will be prepared for and provided a voucher to take the NATE Service Core Certification exam, and the EPA 608 Refrigeration Handling License Exam.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $3,795.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:285.00



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To be successful, organizations must manage by fact. As such, organizations depend on the measurement and analysis of performance to make key decisions that affect the organization. This Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt course builds on the ideas and skills learned in the Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt course that organizations use, specifically their Six Sigma teams, to improve. In this second course in the certification program, participants will learn process analysis, data collection and analysis, probability and valid statistical conclusions, and hypothesis testing. Many participants find this course to be the most challenging of the certification courses.

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 03/30/18

Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-03/30/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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Language: EnglishDescription: This Landscaping course provides the basic knowledge and industry information needed to be successful in the field of landscape design and architecture. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other resources, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety are discussed. Successful landscapers and lawn care professionals reveal their secrets to success in this $20 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping, you can tailor your services and create your dream job. Your business can range from the simple-mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves and clipping hedges-to applying chemicals and fertilizer, trimming and shaping trees, designing landscapes and more.Our landscaping course offers quality career training filled with a number of professional landscaping ideas and tips. The course even includes information on how to start a landscaping business. If you're interested in starting a new career, want to learn more about landscaping, or just want to spruce up your yard, then this course is for you!After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify concepts and methods for landscape design• Comprehend the principles of design• Define the elements involved in landscape contracting• Identify the elements involved in maintaining a landscape• Comprehend the basics for starting a lawn care or landscaping businessInstructor 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: Upon successful completion of our Landscaping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NALP national certification exam to become a Certified Lawn Care Technician. Certification allows you to possess best practices on turfgrass, weed, pest and disease identification, pest control strategies, economic impact and cultural practices, ability to read labels, guidelines and calculate the area to be treated, basic soil science and soil sampling, application techniques, environmental and weather impact on applied products, regulatory compliance, proper loading, accident procedures, report and spill management, vehicle and equipment maintenance, sales and customer communications.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $2,395.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:180.00



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