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Continuing Education & Professional Development (CEPD) Mission The Continuing Education and Professional Development Department of the Joseph Business School creates pathways to empowerment that eradicate poverty.The Joseph Center® offers a “one-stop” shop for you to gain knowledge to get wealth. While some people are called to business ownership, others are called to pursue their passion in a career of their choice. Through our Continuing Education & Professional Development Division, we are able to satisfy the desires of anyone seeking to acquire new skills or enhance ones they already have. Like Joseph (in the book of Genesis), we believe when you receive knowledge and gain understanding, you can out-perform others in your chosen field.
This level 1 course is designed to take students from understanding common Spanish words to being able to write and converse in Spanish.
This level 2 course is designed to take students from understanding common Spanish words to being able to write and converse in Spanish.
In this workshop students will learn how to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness. The teaching will stimulate the desire for change by offering wisdom, revelation and practical application for effective goal setting, planning, organization and decision making while demonstrating how time wasting activities can significantly impact ones finances.
In this workshop students discover God’s plan for their career. They identify gifts talents and transferable skills, develop plan for growth and sustainability, and set career goals based on biblical principles and promises Students will gain functional insight and tools to understand their spiritual gifts and how they impact career choices, an appreciation of how personal characteristics and skills influence career development, to combine their gifts in the process of establishing personal and career goals, and learn to implement sound goal setting strategies that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.
In this workshop students learn the types and use of various resume formats, how to effectively draft resume and cover letter content, and effective distribution methods.
In this workshop students learn effective preparation techniques, to script answers to common interview questions, interview do’s and don’ts, what questions to ask and follow-up techniques.
In this workshop students identify employment opportunities that align with gifts, talent and transferable skills. Students also learn to research companies, gain an understanding of effective techniques for conducting a successful job search, ways to avoid costly mistakes, how to effectively generate leads through personal contacts, effective job search techniques and more.
Students receive an introduction to several applications from Adobe CS5. Adobe Creative Suite contains the leading tools for creating content for print and digital presentation. Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver and Photoshop are featured. The coursework covers the basics of graphic and web design principles including color, HTML/CSS, typology, designing layouts, logos and web pages, basic framing and architecture and an introduction to e-commerce. Graphic and web design is a part of every industry, by the completion of this course, you will have an understanding of where and how these skills apply as a member of the workforce or as an entrepreneur.
This course presents the fundamentals of Business Data Communications and Networking. Students will receive an overview of the field of voice and data technology. Topics include: applications, user requirements; internet and information highway technologies, local area networks, circuits, voice networks, their management and operation. Successful completion of this course will provide each student with the knowledge of how to design a computer network, a fundamental for careers in information technology.
In the Introduction to Computers I course, students explore the basic concepts of personal computing and computer information systems. The focus is on the basics of computer literacy, identifying the components of a computer system, identifying the types of software and their purpose, exploring the internet, using email, and keyboarding. In the Introduction to Computers II course, which is a continuation of Introduction to Computers I, students cover the basics of word processing and spreadsheets. They will obtain an introduction to the fundamentals of file management, word processing using MS Word and basic spreadsheets using MS Excel.
This course will provide a general introduction into using Microsoft PowerPoint to create, edit and print presentations. Students will become familiar with the components of PowerPoint as a presentation tool.
This course will provide a general introduction into using Microsoft Excel to create, edit and print various spreadsheets and graphs. You will become familiar with the components of Excel and use them to create professional spreadsheets.
This course will provide hands-on experience with business applications software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation programs using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. In this course students will learn how to create and edit formatted text documents using a word processor, create formatted worksheets files with formulas, functions and charts using spreadsheet software, create reports, records, and labels using database software, create, format, and run a presentation using presentation software, and exchange data between software programs.
Software Development Fundamentals Course- This is an introductory course to programming designed as an entry-level training for students seeking to build careers as a programming with a focus inclusive of general software development for web applications, desktop applications and understanding databases.
Web Development Fundamentals Course- This is an introductory course to web development designed as an entry-level training for students seeking to build careers in web development with a focus inclusive of interactive web page design; working with XML, data objects, WCF; working with data; client-side scripting; troubleshooting and debugging web applications; configuring and deploying web applications.
.NET Gaming Development Fundamentals Course- This is an introductory course to programming designed as an entry-level training for students seeking to build careers in gaming with a focus inclusive of general gaming conceptualization; identifying and managing game requirements; game output design, components, interface development and functionality
This is an introductory course to MS Access. Students will learn essential tools needed to work with database and Big Data. This course will teach students how to develop the ability to create forms and modify database tables and fields. Students will also learn how to create and modify queries, display, share, import and export data and much more.
This course introduces students to the basics of coding using Microsoft’s TouchDevelop platform, an easy-to-use visual game designer which can be used on any device. This course is intended to spark interest in coding and is not intended to build mastery of skills. This course introduces students between of all ages who are new to coding.
IT Security Fundamentals Course: This is an introductory course to security designed to introduce students to the basics for understanding security for internet environments. This course focuses on the design, implementation and management of security protocols and is not intended to build mastery of skills. This course introduces students between of all ages who are new to security.
Database Administration Fundamentals Course- This is an introductory course for understanding databases. The course introduces students to the basics for understanding database management and administration, This course focuses on the core concepts of databases inclusive of creating, storing and administration. Big data is also discussed.
This course will provide a general introduction into using Microsoft Word to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.
JOSEPH BUSINESS SCHOOL
7600 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130