Red River College has partnered with the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning, to offer new, online micro-credential courses that align with some of the most desired skills sought by industry and those looking to start a side gig.
What Are Micro-credentials?
Micro-credentials are shareable endorsements of knowledge, skills or competencies gained through the completion of a course or module or demonstration of understanding.
They are also known as digital badges, micro-certifications or mini-degrees, and allow employers to see immediate qualifications for the specific skills that they are seeking.
For these reasons, micro-credentials are seen as the future of lifelong learning.
Red River College’s micro-credential online courses offer several important benefits:
- Gain practical skills to advance your career or start a new one.
- Learn on your own schedule with flexible, online courses that start each month and will never be cancelled.
- Complete most courses in less than a month.
- Earn micro-credentials certificates that immediately show off your skills to employers.
Discover Micro-credential Courses
All micro-credential certificate courses are non-credit and are delivered through LERN’s UGotClass online course platform.
Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision-making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and help your career.
- The accounting cycle
- Financial information in decision making
- Resource allocation
- Financial performance evaluation
- Cash flow maximization and success
- Business report assessment and analysis
- Financial goal-setting
- Performance assessment
|Cash is King||
|Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers||
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.
Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.
“Thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was stimulating, the body of knowledge was vast and learning was practical.”
— Intermediate Data Analysis student
Website Traffic and Online Ads
Get a fundamental introduction (with some advanced tips mixed in) to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your website traffic, performing search engine optimization and learning how to successfully execute online advertising.
Skills learned are relevant for all types of organizations, including small and medium-sized businesses, large companies, non-profits and government agencies.
No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest, most advanced information and answer your toughest questions.
|Boosting Your Website Traffic||
Facebook for Business
Find out what goes on behind the scenes of Facebook Pages and how to increase the chance that your message is seen and acted on.
Discover new tools and proven techniques to expand your reach and how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform. In addition, learn how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas.
This is an introductory class but it will be helpful to have some basic knowledge of the Facebook platform.
YouTube for Business
Increase interest in your business by enhancing your current marketing and communication strategy with YouTube, the world’s second largest search engine.
In this course, you will discover the power of video for your organization and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. You will also learn about the types of videos that work best on YouTube, how other organizations are using YouTube, how to create your own YouTube channel and the techniques of adding captions, annotations and other extra features.
After completing this course, you will have proven strategies and techniques for making YouTube work successfully for your organization, including how to integrate it with your current marketing and social media strategies to get the greatest return.
Boost your chances of success for your new or existing small business and reduce your risks.
- Planning your business
- Brainstorming business ideas
- Developing a checklist for going into business
- Creating a business plan, including assessing business feasibility
- Preparing management and financial plans
- Attracting and keeping customers (a step-by-step approach), with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand
The courses will teach you about the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them. You will walk away understanding how to develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan and successfully manage and market your new business.
Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions
Learn about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them. After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization.
Strategic Project Management Skills for Human Resource Professionals
This course is designed to broaden your understanding of project management principles, develop an understanding of potential risks that often prevent successful project implementation.
|Strategic Project Management Skills for Human Resource Professionals||
Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance
Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don’t share your same style. Course fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review.
|Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance||
Especially geared for Millennial future leaders, the courses provide how-to, practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.
- Effective leadership
- Discovering your style of leadership
- Task completion
- Building relationships with your subordinates
- Becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace
- Utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner
- Addressing challenging goals
In addition, you will learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do.
Complete the courses to gain a new understanding of leadership, a new toolbox of leadership skills and the information to move your leadership development into high gear.
Lean Six Sigma
In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non-value added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing.
With Lean Six Sigma techniques, you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries.
Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in Non-Profit Administration.
You will come away with the latest and best information from instructors who train people in non-profits.
“The instructor was amazing. A good class. The readings and presentation were easy to follow.”
— Revenue for Non-Profits student
Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business.
This step-by-step class will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear.
“I was very satisfied with the Podcasting course. [The instructor’s] enthusiasm for podcasting is certainly contagious and I’m ready to jump in with both feet. The shared readings and resources have already been invaluable.”
— Podcasting student
Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message, but often make your message successful.
You will be exposed to a powerful, concise way to present information using infographics. Learn the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then, discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media.
Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media.
“This particular course made me really stand back and evaluate the presentations I’ve created in the past, and how I could have made them better. Everything I’ve learned here will 100% help me to improve going forward. Loved it!”
— Graphic Design for Visual Presentations student
Productivity and Time Management
Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and work organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to outcomes and results.
Boost your productivity by managing your time better. Discover the ten most effective time management techniques to increase your work outcomes without spending more time. Take home new techniques and strategies. Then find out about the exciting Productivity eTools that are available now, and utilize technology to boost your productivity. Finally, get the latest and best information on documenting your own productivity, and managing the productivity of others.
“Information was informative and the workload allowed me to retain and apply the information. Reading materials were more entertaining than mundane facts and figures.”
— Managing Productivity student
Finding new clients and customers can be challenging and reaching out to them and making a sale is a whole other thing.
Whether you are a beginner and new to the sales process or a seasoned professional who enjoys selling, understanding the basic steps of sales and freeing your mind of negativity is the foundation to your business success.
Save time, money and effort with tried and proven sales techniques that are guaranteed to deliver results.
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