Professional Development Tracks

Professional Development ABTUABTU Continuing Education and Professional Development modules are short-term, self-guided interactive video modules in the areas of Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology. Upon purchase of video module(s), students will have access to the content for 1 year. Upon a student’s completion, they will be awarded with a letter of completion, indicating the title of the completed module(s) as well as the number of associated contact hours. These modules are intended for continuing education and professional development purposes and are noncredit-bearing.

Business Modules:

Building a Career in Administration

Code: BA-1010
Contact Hours: .5
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in Administration have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Administrative Professional, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Administrative Professional, industries seeking Administrative Professionals, and what skills are required to succeed as an Administrative Professional in the business market today.

Building a Career as a Project Coordinator

Code: BA-1011
Contact Hours: 1
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in Project Management have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Project Coordinator, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Project Coordinator, industries seeking such position, and what skills are required to succeed as a Project Coordinator in the business market today.

Building a Career as a Social Media Manager

Code: BA-1012
Contact Hours: 1
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in Social Media have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Social Media Manager, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Social Media Manager, industries seeking such position, and what skills are required to succeed as an Social Media Manager in the business market today.

Building a Career as a Professional Bookkeeper

Code: BA-1013
Contact Hours: .75
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in accounting and bookkeeping have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Professional Bookkeeper, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Professional Bookkeeper, industries seeking such position, and what skills are required to succeed as a Professional Bookkeeper in the business market today.

Building a Career as an HR Assistant

Code: BA-1014
Contact Hours: 1.25
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in Human Resources have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Human Resource Assistant, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Human Resource Assistant, industries seeking to employ the position, and what skills are required to succeed as a Human Resource Assistant in the business market today.

Building a Career as a Legal Secretary

Code: BA-1015
Contact Hours: .75
Price: $100
Program Description: Careers in Administration have a long and rich history, so understanding the past, present, and future of this career is an important step to success. This module introduces the participant to the role of the Administrative Professional, and to what the career path looks like. The videos and quizzes will review the future outlook for the Administrative Professional, industries seeking Administrative Professionals, and what skills are required to succeed as an Administrative Professional in the business market today.

Workplace Skills 1

Code: BA-1016
Contact Hours: 8.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module introduces the importance of professionalism in the office, through personal accountability, and outlines strategies for developing a personal accountability framework. It also introduces you to the basics of how to act professionally and practice proper business etiquette. It also explains how to present yourself in the work environment, including both looking the part of a professional and ensuring your workspace reflects positively upon you. The videos and quizzes also presents basic concepts of customer service, including customer recognition, active listening, starting positive, setting expectations, and helping customers fully understand your products and services.

Workplace Skills 2

Code: BA-1017
Contact Hours: 10.75
Price: $400
Program Description: This module begins by defining critical thinking, then describes the elements of critical thought, and outlines strategies for improving the quality of your critical thinking efforts. Time management skills, including prioritizing workloads, sequencing, and goal-breakdowns are also introduced. This module also provides participants with an introduction to computers and the terminology associated with them. It also reviews the differences between hardware and software, as well as how they operate together to create an operating system.

Word Processing

Code: BA-1018
Contact Hours: 16.25
Price: $100
Program Description: This module introduces word processing software and how to create, edit, and format engaging documents. Introductory topics covered include creating new documents, an introduction to the tools, Using the Help Feature, Formatting Text, Applying Borders and Styles, Inserting Tables and Graphics, Managing and Customizing Lists, Controlling Appearance, and Using Proofing Tools. Intermediate and advanced topics covered include, performing mail merges, adjusting images and videos, creating custom graphic elements, creating macros, adding references, and document security features.

Spreadsheet Applications

Code: BA-1019
Contact Hours: 17.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module introduces Microsoft Excel software and how to create, edit and format spreadsheets. Introductory concepts covered include; creating basic worksheets, creating formulas, Inserting and editing data, using formatting tools, managing worksheets and workbooks. Intermediate and Advanced topics covered include; Using logical and lookup functions, database functions, chart functions, pivot tables, auditing and troubleshooting data, and exporting data from the web.

Office Communication

Code: BA-1020
Contact Hours: 16.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module will guide participants to move into a more straightforward and more effective communication style. You will learn about the benefits of assertive behavior, and how to distinguish it from passive, aggressive, or passive-aggressive behavior, and assertive communication strategies. In addition, the participant is also trained on interoffice communication software, formats and techniques. The participant will learn Outlook’s email features, performing basic email functions, composing email messages, reading and responding to messages, and also managing messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Lastly, the legal and ethical use of communicating online is reviewed, along with methods of protection when communicating online.

Presentation Skills

Code: BA-1021
Contact Hours: 10.75
Price: $400
Program Description: This module presents an introduction to the main components of the PowerPoint interface, and how to use its functions to make professional-looking presentations. Topics covered in this video series include navigating the PowerPoint environment, creating a PowerPoint presentation, performing text editing. Other topics covered are adding graphical elements, objects, tables, and charts to the presentation, and preparing to deliver the presentation. Intermediate and advanced concepts covered include customizing design templates, adding smart art, as well as audio and video to a presentation.

QuickBooks Intro

Code: BA-1022
Contact Hours: 5.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module introduces participants to the functions used in the most popular business accounting software, QuickBooks, which will allow them to develop necessary basic bookkeeping skills. In addition to the introduction of the software, topics reviewed in this module include the sales process, customer transactions, managing expenses, bank reconciliation, Reports, time and billing, company file setup, adjustments, and year-end procedures.

Introduction to Project Management

Code: BA-1023
Contact Hours: 14.75
Price: $400
Program Description: This module focuses on introducing participants to the practical basics of project management. Focus is placed on the ANSI and IEEE accepted standards for professional project management.

*Certified Assoc. Project Management

Code: BA-1024
Contact Hours: 10.25
Price: $400
Program Description: Participants will learn about the basics of project management and professional responsibility. They will also learn about the different specific areas of project management. These include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders.

Introduction to Social Media for Business

Code: BA-1025
Contact Hours: 13
Price: $400
Program Description: There are more Social Media platforms then we can mention in a single module. However, there are some dominant ones that everyone needs to be aware of. This module takes participants through the major social media platforms, explaining the intention and purpose of each, as well as the tools to start setting up all the platforms as part of your social media strategy.

Social Media Strategist

Code: BA-1026
Contact Hours: 19.5
Price: $400
Program Description: In this module, it is assumed participants possess the knowledge and skills to setup social media accounts. Intermediate and advanced concepts and techniques are discussed to create a full market analysis and social media strategy.

Introduction to Business Accounting

Code: BA-1027
Contact Hours: 11.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module provides participants with an introduction to the importance of the bookkeeper as a member of the finance group. The lessons will address the expectations an employer will have of a bookkeeper and the skills necessary to record transactions and prepare key financial reports for the company management. This video series, emphasizes the importance of accuracy in thorough record keeping and the importance of ethics in accounting. Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the fundamental aspects of a company’s financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing the closing process and readying the books and records for the next year’s accounting cycle.

Effective Bookkeeping & Payroll

Code: BA-1028
Contact Hours: 21.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the accounting cycle. This module also takes participants through process of recording transactions specific to the payroll operation. In addition participants will learn how to reconcile cash, deal with credit notes and refunds as well as manage accounts receivable and bad debts. At the conclusion of this module, the participant will have a clear understanding of what it means to be a critical member of the accounting team.

Introduction to Human Resource Concepts

Code: BA-1029
Contact Hours: 12
Price: $400
Program Description: This module will introduce the student to the world of Human Resources. Topics include attracting and retaining the best employees, recruiting, selection, and orientation, training and development, and performance appraisal. Also covered is the legal environment of HRM, motivating and satisfying employees and teams, contemporary views on motivation, key motivation techniques, and teams and team work.

Effective Human Resource Concepts

Code: BA-1030
Contact Hours: 12
Price: $400
Program Description: Topics covered include the fundamentals of motivation, individual behavior, group behavior, the informal organization, technology and people at work, and productivity and quality improvement. Also covered is job redesign and job enrichment, fundamentals of leadership, developing, appraising and rewarding employees, communicating for effectiveness, managing conflict, and change and human relations in global business.

Introduction to Legal Concepts

Code: BA-1031
Contact Hours: 7.75
Price: $400
Program Description: This module provides participants with an introduction to the importance of the legal secretary as a member of any legal team. The lessons will address the expectations an employer will have of a legal assistant and the skills necessary to manage a law office of any type or size. This module also explains the unique characteristics of the criminal justice system, including the three basic tenets upon which the system is based: Police, Courts, and Corrections. These three arms of the justice system work together to facilitate the numerous criminal cases that flow through courthouses every day.

Effective Legal Office Administration

Code: BA-1032
Contact Hours: 11.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This module is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the American system of jurisprudence. Precedent and legal research play a critical role within this system. This module will provide an overview of the ways in which legal professionals research existing law and use their findings to develop arguments and strategies for use on pending cases. In this module, participants will learn how legal operations apply to a pending case, including how the courtroom workgroup collaborates to dispose of cases. This includes elements of criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. Lastly, this module offers a basic overview of several areas of law including: contracts, torts, criminal law & procedure, bankruptcy, family law and probate law.

 

Healthcare Modules:

Introduction to Healthcare

Code: HIT-1000
Contact Hours: 2.75
Price: $800
Program Description: This module is designed to teach the students about various health care delivery systems and the importance of patients as a customer.  Topics of discussion include careers available in the health care field, the roles of the CDC and OSHA, the importance of lifestyle and stress management, professionalism and lifelong learning, the use of computers in health care, and the role of effective communication in healthcare settings.

Medical Terminology

Code: HIT-1100
Contact Hours: 2.5
Price: $800
Program Description: This module is intended to instruct the participant in word parts used to form medical terms, the structural organization of the body, body systems, common abbreviations, pathologic conditions, and diagnostic procedures related to specific body systems.

Understanding Health Insurance

Code: HIT-1500
Contact Hours: 8.25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module is intended to instruct the student towards information about major insurance programs and federal health care legislation. Provide a basic knowledge of national diagnosis and procedure coding systems. Simplify the process of completing claims.

Administrative Healthcare

Code: HIT-2000
Contact Hours: 6.5
Price: $800
Program Description: This module is intended to instruct the student in the administrative functions of a medical setting. It will expose the student to the medicolegal and ethical responsibilities associated with the position of a Medical Assistant. The student will become familiar with various forms of scheduling appointments and various systems of filing medical and business records.

Medical Law and HIPAA Compliance

Code: HIT-2200
Contact Hours: 9.25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers medical law, liability, and ethics which will familiarize the students with how the medicolegal system functions, what constitutes malpractice, and ethics as it relates to births and deaths. The module also instructs the student in understanding the reasoning behind the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Accountability Act of 1996, appreciate the need to protect the privacy and security of health information, and know the areas in the delivery of health care that are affected by HIPAA.

Health Information Management

Code: HIT-2300
Contact Hours: 7.75
Price: $800
Program Description: This module is designed to introduce the student to the basic services of the health information department, the purpose of the patient health record, general documentation issues that impact all patient records and accreditation standards and federal and state laws and regulations that impact patient record content.

Electronic Health Records

Code: HIT-2300
Contact Hours: 5.5
Price: $800
Program Description: This module introduces participants to the fundamental components, terminology and functions associated with electronic health record (EHR) systems in the health care provider practice. The role of the EHR in facilitating complete documentation, efficient workflow and timely communications among clinicians, staff and patients. Strategies and action steps required for successful EHR implementations. Includes practice exercises to provide hands-on experience using EHR software to complete common work tasks in the health care provider office setting.

 

Information Technology Modules:

Building a career as an IT Help Desk Administrator

Code: IT-1010
Contact Hours: 1
Price: $100
Program Description: This module covers various computer operating systems, hardware, software, basic networking, and basic information security settings and best practices. Participants will also be exposed to different career path options available within IT Help Desk Administration.

Building a career as a Network Technician

Code: IT-1011
Contact Hours: .75
Price: $100
Program Description: This module covers the introductory concepts of networking essentials, as well as how to set up physical networks, using common Cisco network tools. Participants will also be exposed to the various career paths options available to Network Technicians.

Building a career as an Information Security Mgr.

Code: IT-1012
Contact Hours: .5
Price: $100
Program Description: This module covers 4 key areas including; information security essentials, information security auditing, and Information security management. Participants will also be exposed to the various career paths options available to Information Security Managers.

Building a career as a Healthcare IT Technician

Code: IT-1013
Contact Hours: 1
Price: $100
Program Description: This module covers introductory IT concepts such as data entry, information management security, and user access control, as they apply to the healthcare information field. Participants will also be exposed to the various career paths options available to Healthcare IT Technicians.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Code: IT-1014
Contact Hours: 6
Price: $400
Program Description: This module covers planning and implementing audits of information systems, governance and control, as well as implementing new hardware and software successfully into a business. Network controls, asset protection, and disaster recovery concepts are also discussed.

Cisco CCNA Network Associate Part 1

Code: IT-1015
Contact Hours: 26
Price: $600
Program Description: This module covers introductory concepts regarding a CCNA such as building simple and medium sized networks, establishing internet connectivity, managing network device security, and introduces IPv6.

Cisco CCNA Network Associate Part 2

Code: IT-1016
Contact Hours: 22.5
Price: $600
Program Description: This module covers advanced CCNA concepts including implementing scalable medium sized networks, troubleshooting basic connectivity, implementing EIGRP-based solutions, implementing scalable, and multi-area network OSPF solutions.

CISSP Training Part 1

Code: IT-1017
Contact Hours: 25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers introductory concepts for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) including information security and risk management, access control, cryptography, physical security, and security architecture and Design.

CISSP Training Part 2

Code: IT-1018
Contact Hours: 25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers intermediate and advanced concepts for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) including law, investigation and ethics, telecommunications and networking, business continuity, application security, and operations security.

CompTIA A+ Certification 900 series Part 1

Code: IT-1019
Contact Hours: 20
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers introductory concepts for the CompTIA A+ exam including PC set up, hardware, motherboards, RAM types and features, installing and configuring expansion cards and storage devices, connection interfaces, power supplies and installing displays and peripherals. Printer set up and maintenance, basic networking, and Wi-Fi network standards are also discussed.

CompTIA A+ Certification 900 series Part 2

Code: IT-1020
Contact Hours: 18.75
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers additional concepts for the CompTIA A+ exam including systems architecture, laptop hardware components, mobile devise, troubleshooting theory, Windows operating systems, control panel features, preventative maintenance, Macintosh OS, Linux, and command line tools.

CompTIA A+ Comprehensive

Code: IT-1021
Contact Hours: 24.5
Price: $600
Program Description: This module covers comprehensive concepts including hardware fundamentals, operating systems, PC best practices, managing system components, installing and configuring SOHO, mobile computing, troubleshooting hardware components, and troubleshooting system-wide issues.

CompTIA Network +

Code: IT-1022
Contact Hours: 24.25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module includes a basic introduction to skills and concepts for network technicians, including network architecture, network operations, network security, troubleshooting network hardware and software, and best practices and industry standards regarding network theory.

CompTIA Network + Certification, exam N10-006 Part 1

Code: IT-1023
Contact Hours: 16
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers in depth concepts, as presented on the most recent version of the Network+ Certification Exam, including, network theory, bounded and unbounded network media, TCP/IP addressing, routing, WAN infrastructure, as well as cloud and virtualization technologies.

CompTIA Network + Certification, exam N10-006 Part 2

Code: IT-1010
Contact Hours: 17.5
Price: $800
Program Description: This module expands on part 1 to include network security basics, preventing security breaches, responding to security incidents, remote networking, network management, troubleshooting network issues, and planning and implementing a SOHO.

CompTIA Security +

Code: IT-1025
Contact Hours: 25
Price: $800
Program Description: This module covers concepts including security fundamentals, threats and vulnerabilities, data application and host security, network security, AC authorization and account management, compliance and Op security, risk management, business continuation and disaster recovery.

Installing and Configuring Windows 7

Code: IT-1026
Contact Hours: 14
Price: $600
Program Description: This module provides an introduction to Windows 7, and includes concepts such as Windows 7 installation, understanding disk types and file systems, sharing files, folders, and printers, Windows 7 client performance, basic desktop security, remote access options, and Windows PowerShell 2.0.

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician

Code: IT-1027
Contact Hours: 12.25
Price: $600
Program Description: This module provides an introduction to Windows 7, and includes concepts such as Windows 7 installation, understanding disk types and file systems, sharing files, folders, and printers, Windows 7 client performance, basic desktop security, remote access options, and Windows PowerShell 2.0.

ITIL® – Information Technology Infrastructure Modules:

ITIL - Foundation

Code: ITIL – 1000
Contact Hours: 9.2
Price: $400
Program Description: The ITIL® Foundation Certification Course introduces the new student to the fundamentals of IT Service Management as described in the IT Infrastructure Library and helps students prepare for the certification exam along with acquiring valuable insights from instructors who have actually managed IT operations and ITSM programs.

ITIL - Service Strategy

Code: ITIL – 1000
Contact Hours: 9.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Service Strategy. Students will learn about the service strategy processes, as well as organizing, sourcing and implementation of those processes.

ITIL - Service Design

Code: ITIL – 1200
Contact Hours: 11.5
Price: $400
Program Description: The ITIL® Foundation Certification Course introduces the new student to the fundamentals of IT Service Management as described in the IT Infrastructure Library and helps students prepare for the certification exam along with acquiring valuable insights from instructors who have actually managed IT operations and ITSM programs.

ITIL - Service Transition

Code: ITIL – 1300
Contact Hours: 9.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Service Transition. Students will learn about the service transition processes, common service transition activities as well as structure, technology and implementation.

ITIL - Service Operation

Code: ITIL – 1400
Contact Hours: 8.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Service Operation. Students will learn about IT service lifecycle service operation, service operation processes and common service operation activities. Students will also learn about service operation functions and technical considerations.

ITIL - Continual Service Improvement

Code: ITIL – 1500
Contact Hours: 5.5
Price: $400
Program Description: Continual service improvement should be an integral part of every stage of the ITIL® service management framework. ITIL® Continual Service Improvement provides best-practice guidance for introducing a cycle of service management improvements, and a structured approach for assessing and measuring services.

ITIL - Operational Support & Analysis

Code: ITIL – 1600
Contact Hours: 9.25
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Operational Support & Analysis. Students will learn about service operation processes and OSA common activities. Students will also learn about service operation functions and how to organize and implement these concepts.

ITIL - Planning, Protection, Optimization

Code: ITIL – 1700
Contact Hours: 8
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Planning, Protection and Optimization. Students will learn about the planning, protection and optimization process and how to organize and implement it.

ITIL - Release, Control, and Validation

Code: ITIL – 1800
Contact Hours: 9.5
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Release, Control and Validation. Students will learn about the release, control and validation process and the organization and technology surrounding it.

ITIL - Service Offerings & Agreements

Code: ITIL – 1900
Contact Hours: 8.25
Price: $400
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Service Offerings and Agreements. Students will learn about service offerings and agreements processes and the organization, technology and implementation surrounding them.

ITIL - Practitioner

Code: ITIL – 2000
Contact Hours: 11.5
Price: $400
Program Description: The Practitioner level is the next stage in the ITIL® scheme. It has been developed to provide a step between Foundation and the Intermediate Level and aims to improve the ability of individuals to adopt and adapt ITIL® in their organizations. ITIL® has been adopted by thousands of organizations worldwide to achieve business benefits. Well-known companies that have implemented the use of ITIL® include: Microsoft, IBM, HP, Shell, UK National Health Service, and the Walt Disney Company.

ITIL - Managing Across the Lifecycle

Code: ITIL – 2100
Contact Hours: 17.75
Price: $600
Program Description: This training series covers the concepts of ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle. Students will learn about stakeholder management, communication, process integration and managing services across the lifecycle. Students will also learn about governance, measurement, implement and improving.