Courses

This is one of five modules needed to satisfy the licensure requirement for the CTE New Teacher Induction Program. It is a partnership between East Carolina University and NC Department of Public Instruction Career and Technical Education.


March 6, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2021 to June 30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
This is one of five modules needed to satisfy the licensure requirement for the CTE New Teacher Induction Program. It is a partnership between East Carolina University and NC Department of Public Instruction Career and Technical Education.


February 6, 2021 to March 31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6, 2021 to July 31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
This is one of five modules needed to satisfy the licensure requirement for the CTE New Teacher Induction Program. It is a partnership between East Carolina University and NC Department of Public Instruction Career and Technical Education.



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Are you a licensed teacher who needs to pass edTPA to meet North Carolina licensure requirements? Then this self-paced, online course is for you!


February 6, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Reading in the content areas is extremely important. In this module, we will work on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed to facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning in content areas (math, science, social studies, physical education and health). The module will help participants learn strategies to help students in K-12 grades succeed in vocabulary learning and develop the ability to design and implement appropriate content area vocabulary instruction. Participants will be asked to create content area related vocabulary lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.


February 6-28, 2021, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will explore best practices in literacy in order to best meet the needs of students that may not be making expected growth in the classroom. Participants will learn how to analyze reading behaviors and target instruction that will boost academic performance of low achieving students.


February 6-28, 2021, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will explore how Purposeful Annotation can enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Participants will learn what Purposeful Annotation is, why it is an important strategy to provide for all students, and how you can incorporate this best practice in your classroom.


February 6-28, 2021, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will explore what fluency is and how it impacts reading proficiency. They will learn the true definition of fluency and the criteria that defines a fluent reader, the developmental stages of a fluent reader, and how to develop and foster fluency in reading. Participants will also learn different ways that fluency can be assessed and methods that can be used for teaching for fluency and practicing fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to observe videos and explore websites with lesson ideas that they can use in their own classroom.


February 6-28, 2021, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will focus enhancing vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate vocabulary for instruction in a variety of texts. Many vocabulary activities and strategies for implementation will be given.


February 6-28, 2021, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
This course is designed for CIMC participants only. Registration into this will allow you to be enrolled into the Blackboard course where you will upload all artifact documents needed in order to receive a certificate of completion.


August 1, 2019 to June 30, 2025, Online Class, ECU
The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.



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The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.



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The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.



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This course will introduce participants to various retention strategies, business investment and attraction in North Carolina as well as provide an opportunity to collect information and create a regional scan for your community.



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This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.



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This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.



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Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.



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All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.



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This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.



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This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.



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This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.



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Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAWNext, WESTLAW classic and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.



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Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to dispute resolution techniques that may better suit the needs of parties than traditional litigation does. This intensive course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options.



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Bankruptcy is an area of law that has provided significant employment for paralegals. This course examines the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapter 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization). You will study the Bankruptcy Code in depth and learn how to prepare the most important bankruptcy forms.



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This course examines the law and practice of business organizations and the paralegal's potential functions in this area of law. It begins with an examination of basic agency law, followed by a study of the fundamental structure and most important legal doctrines relating to general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, small closely-held corporations, and large publicly-traded corporations.



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You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the federal constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, the constitutional roles of the legislative and executive branches, due process of law, and individual rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Possible future trends of the U.S. Supreme Court will also be explored. This course will focus on individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims, emphasizing redress for violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution.



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The course begins with an overview of the concept of punishment and goes on to study the burden of proof and criminal defenses; it also provides a critical look at the most common crimes. Students will learn common terminology in criminal law and how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements.



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In Criminal Procedure, students are presented with a clear and concise overview of the Constitutional protections that are provided to the accused in the United States, including the law of search and seizure, Miranda rights, Fifth Amendment protection, and the right to an attorney. The knowledge gained in this course is essential to full or part-time law office employment, as well as employment with government agencies in the criminal justice system.



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This course focuses on the laws that govern America's public school system, as well as home schooling, including student rights regarding discipline, suspension, personal grooming, testing and grading, and drug testing. Topics such as segregation, integration, dress codes and drug testing are essential not only for paralegals seeking full or part-time law office employment, but also for teachers, school counselors and administrators working in the schools.



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This course explores the paralegal's role in estate planning. The requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts will be covered, and study of resulting and constructive trusts will be provided.



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Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.



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This course explores all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.



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This cutting edge course provides in depth instruction in one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of the law. Paralegals in this exciting area work on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and much more. The knowledge gained in this course is not only applicable to full or part-time law office employment, but is also essential for authors and business owners who may be involved in entertainment and contract matters. This challenging specialty is in great demand.



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This intensive online program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims. The course provides an overview of criminal procedure and discusses the devastating effects crime can have on its victims. You will learn how paralegals as victim advocates can assist their office's clients who have been victimized by crime.



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This intensive class is designed to give students, particularly from Colorado and neighboring states, an appreciation of the importance of allocation of water resources in the American West.



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This program is perfect for you, if you have little or no experience with Adobe's Creative Suite, which is commonly used for professional graphic design, video editing, and web development.


East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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Careers in Information Technology are steadily growing, and what better way to train for a new career than to prepare for three respected certifications in one convenient online program? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge needed for employment in cutting-edge IT roles.

Upon completion of the program, you will be given vouchers to take all three certifying exams.

 

East Carolina University,in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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This program is perfect for you, if you have little or no experience with Adobe's Creative Suite, which is commonly used for professional graphic design, video editing, and web development. If you like and appreciate graphic design and consider yourself creative, you are well suited to this program.

East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.



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In this online program, you will master basic and advanced AutoCAD design skills as you gain hands-on practice using the 2D tools in AutoCAD 2018. 


East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.





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The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accreditation is a highly respected certification within the IT industry. Obtaining your CISM certification qualifies you for a position in Risk Management, Security Auditor, Compliance Officer or an executive management position as a CSO, CTO or CIO.


East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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This course offers valuable training in medical office management and legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manual ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. You will learn how to code diagnoses, services, and procedures for all systems of the body.



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You will acquire the three interpreting skills - simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation. You will learn the proper transfer of medical terminology into Spanish, divided into the different areas in a hospital and medical specialties. Intensive online interpreting laboratory practices are included in this training course.



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This program is designed for all medical professionals from physicians' assistants, dentists, chiropractors or paramedics. It provides flexible training options for busy medical professionals who are interested in working as liaisons between the legal and health care communities.



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You can make a difference in other people's lives if you know how to speak the language of medicine. With the high demand for healthcare workers, mastering medical terminology is an important first step in your healthcare career. This online medical terminology course will help you gain a greater understanding of the human body, how to describe it, and how to use medical terminology in a healthcare setting.



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Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. In addition, you'll prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification, which is required by many states and is a stepping-stone to career advancement.



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Certificate Programs

Course Description


These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

Additional Information


Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students must successfully complete the Core Requirements before they take the Advanced Paralegal Course. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and Advanced Paralegal Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Contuing Education Units and Contact Hours


Total: 270 contact hours or 27.0 CEUs
Per course: 45 clock hours or 4.5 CEUs

Format
Online

Cost
$400 per topic+Books & Westlaw

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Individuals completing this program will receive the required clinical supervision hours needed to complete Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) process, prepare for successful completion of the IC&RC computerized exam and will be provided with the continual support needed to have a successful career as a substance abuse practitioner. All Supervisors bring a wealth of practical experience in providing substance abuse service to a variety of populations and are credentialed with the NCSAPPB as qualified clinical supervision providers.