Courses

Every successful person in the workplace uses financial information to help make effective decisions. This course will give you a foundation to understand the finance, accounting, liabilities and financial planning basics to increase your effectiveness. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
It is summer time and it's beautiful! Join professional photographer Jay Grammond as he leads you on a photographic journey of possibilities that will get you out of the house and into your own yard or local park this summer. Learn to see and compose creatively, how to create or look for great backgrounds, what subjects to focus on, and helpful apps and resources that can help you create your best images yet!


Thursday, July 8, 2021, Online Only
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Learn to use the drawing tools, color and text to create print-ready PDF documents. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Adobe InDesign allows you to create multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines, and works seamlessly with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Impress your business organization, friends, and family by enhancing their photos and creating magazine cover-quality enhanced images. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. This course is included in the Certificate in Data Analysis course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
You can't make sound decisions with inaccurate information. Discover the Excel tools that can help you use your data and information with confidence. This class is included with the Certificate in Mastering Excel course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
A project- and activity-based course, you will get the opportunity to practice with Google Analytics for more advanced learning and skill development. Your instructor will work with you on implementing Google Analytics for your own website. You will come away with the skills necessary for employing this most useful tool. This course is included in the Google Analytics Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Expand your knowledge of Power BI Desktop to the highest level! Focus on the advanced capabilities of Power Query, Data Modeling and Reports.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Complete your SQL Certificate with advanced information. Learn how to write advanced subqueries, advanced join queries, and UNION queries that query more than one table. This course is included in the SQL Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
December 6-31, 2021, Online Only
Make your website truly responsive and able to serve all device sizes from smartphone to desktop. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Raw fish might be its classic centerpiece, but did you know you can roll practically anything into a sushi roll? If it tastes good together, it will taste great wrapped up in sushi rice and nori (or other wrappings)! All ages are welcome. Great for kids and grown-ups alike!


Thursday, August 12, 2021, Online Only
Get crafty and create a unique American flag pallet sign with this easy kit! This is a perfect project for a family craft night or as a gift to yourself! The kit includes paint, paint brushes, wooden stars, glue, and step-by-step instructions.


June 15, 2021 to July 2, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Have you heard about the app called TikTok? In this fun class, we will take a look at the fastest-growing social media app used by millions each day. Learn how it's used and how parents can make it safer for their kids. We'll cover everything you need to know as TikTok changes the future of social media.


Monday, June 21, 2021, Online Only
Explore the land of sky-blue waters with professional photographer Jay Grammond as he takes you on a virtual road trip around the state to learn about some of Minnesota's waterways. Come away with the seeds of your own road trip ideas planted and ready for Spring and Summer!


Thursday, May 20, 2021, Online Only
Perimenopause starts around the age of 35 for most women and can last 10-15 years. Once you understand exactly what is causing all the troublesome symptoms that go with it, they are much easier to correct. We'll discuss how to get hormone levels measured and what to do with the results, hormone replacement therapy, acupressure points to assist in symptom relief, and nutritional musts. You will leave with multiple tools and techniques for restoring your health and well-being.


Monday, May 10, 2021, Online Only
How do you keep track of day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Learn how to understand the numbers and how to record every penny.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Would you like to speak Spanish? Practice the basic building blocks of the language and be able to ask and answer questions and hold simple conversations. You'll be speaking and reading Spanish in no time with this two-month online course.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Whether you run your own business, run the family finances, or want to add to your job skills, this online certificate course will help you understand the bookkeeping process and how to keep your accounts accurately.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Understanding Debits and Credits, General Ledger and Month-End Procedures, and Closing Procedures and Financial Statements.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to optimize your search engine presence. This course is included in the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Are you a photographer who wants to take their images to the next level? Or maybe you are just getting started. Discover compositional basics, discuss concepts of building your photographic vision, and take away ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, Online Only
Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan one step at a time.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
The ability to communicate in writing is a critical skill in any business or workplace. Understanding the basic principles and steps used in writing reports and proposals will set you on the path to crafting effective professional business documents. This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. Discover your role as a non-financial manager in the cash flow process. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Nearly every decision in the workplace relies on financial information in one way or another. Discover how understanding this information can help you make smart decisions about budgeting, setting goals and assessing performance within your area of influence.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Cash is King, and Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Games are increasingly recognized as tools that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course looks at both video and analog games.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Introduction to Game Design and Intermediate Video Game Design.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Business Writing, Effective Copywriting, and Writing News and Press Releases.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Customer service is an essential part of any business or organization. As the use of technology increases, human interaction with customers becomes even more important. You can become an excellent service provider through this two-part online program.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
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.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis, and Advanced Data Analysis.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), this certificate course provides practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
New research and information comes out frequently about how your learners - and you - learn. Everyone learns differently. This course brings you the most advanced information about three of the most prevalent student characteristics you face in teaching: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Gender in the Classroom, and Generational Learning Styles.


May 3, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
July 6, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
October 4, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. How well do YOU know it?
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Mastering Microsoft Excel, Intermediate Excel, and Advanced Excel.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Every business or organization needs project management. A good project manager can detect problems early for quick resolution, which can improve employee, customer and public confidence and attitude. Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Knowledge Areas, and Project Management Processes.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life -- passing on knowledge and skills to others.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever judged a business or company by their website? Effective website design is essential in the digital marketplace. No prior web design, HTML or coding knowledge is needed for this course. 
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Discover skills and techniques you can study over the weekend and put to use on Monday morning!
Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Financial statements can help you measure performance, make improvements and set goals for your business, organization or home finances. Learn how to prepare these statements, close your books, and get ready for the next accounting period. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Bring out your inner curd nerd and mixologist during this interactive class! Work through making some traditional and not-so-traditional cocktails, and discover what cheeses and small bites can enhance the experience. Let's have some fun!


Thursday, August 19, 2021, Online Only
Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. Take your first steps into learning a skill that can help you become even more valuable in the job market or in your current organization.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Coding, HTML Fundamentals, and CSS Fundamentals.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
An average manager can spend more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. No matter what your position, conflict management skills can positively correlate to higher earnings and promotion. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course, and the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.



June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contract tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this course, based on CDC and public health guidelines.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, which describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media. It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once, saving you, as the creator, a lot of work! This course is included in the Coding Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Grab your favorite road trip snacks and pull up a patio chair! We will be going on a virtual road trip to some of our local cheese producers all around the great state of Minnesota! Sample from some of our hidden gems as well as our flagship producers of cheese and wine. Perhaps a brew or two will be thrown in there as well! Bring your experience to the table and let's talk road trip! Twizzlers optional.


Sunday, July 25, 2021, Online Only
Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get to that next level in your career? Identify the skills that all great leaders possess. Discover how your image can determine where you go. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Get a fundamental, yet advanced, introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your website traffic, and optimizing your presence on search engines.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Website Traffic, and Online Advertising.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo, or promoting your skills online or in a letter, strong writing skills are the key to success. Learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Holistic coaching will affect every aspect of your life -- mind, body, spirit, relationships, and career. You will find the spark in your life and work to bring that to light in all areas. Together with your coach, you will find balance, peace, excitement and rejuvenation. Review the online course description for a full breakdown of a weekly course outline. This is an individual, virtual class with no other participants.


April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Online Only
Holistic coaching will affect every aspect of your life -- mind, body, spirit, relationships, and career. You will find the spark in your life and work to bring that to light in all areas. Together with your coach, you will find balance, peace, excitement and rejuvenation. Review the online course description for a full breakdown of a weekly course outline. This is an individual virtual class with no other participants.


April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Online Only
Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas, and a checklist for going into business.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Entrepreneur Boot Camp, The Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Marketing.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
We all know good customer service is important, but what makes it truly extraordinary? Discover how easy it is to tweak ordinary customer service into an experience that will keep customers coming back. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Take the mystery out of money matters! Build on your understanding of financial concepts and information found on your organization's reports. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
It's never too early to start investing in your retirement! If you are a young investor, you'll discover four smart retirement planning moves -- tactical changes you can make to set up your retirement foundation. Then learn how to help future-proof your tax bracket and pick up an answer to that nagging question about Social Security.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Online Only
Equally perfect for health-conscious adults and kids who love to cook, this interactive cook-along class will teach you a variety of methods for turning fresh fruit into frozen summer treats everyone will enjoy. You will have dessert in a few simple steps without adding sugar or turning on the oven. Win-win!


Thursday, July 1, 2021, Online Only
What does it take for a couple to create a financial future together? Discover how to establish a solid financial foundation and partnership for marriage. Learn how to identify values and attitudes about money, set goals individually and as a couple, and discover the tools you need to achieve them.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Online Only
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Online Only
There are differences in how the genders learn. Discover techniques and activities to help them be successful in the classroom and the workplace. This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
General ledgers are all about balance. In this online course, you'll learn how to post journal entries and make sure your general ledger balances at the end of the month. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Students learn in a variety of ways, and generational characteristics can influence learning styles. Explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique "cohort experience." This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Observing a specific diet, avoiding dairy or being allergic to gluten doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of delicious desserts. We'll guide you through recipe formulas for gluten-free and vegan desserts that you can adapt to a variety of seasonal produce and flavor profiles. Discover techniques for binding without eggs, gelling without gelatin, whipping cream from cashews, and replacing dairy with plant-based substitutes in this hands-on cooking class.


Thursday, June 10, 2021, Online Only
Do you know how to get the most out of your website? Understand your visitor traffic better, calculate return on investment for your online advertising, and turn traffic into profit. This class is included in the Google Analytics Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
If you are not reviewing your website statistics, you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This Certificate, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool.
Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Google Analytics and Advanced Google Analytics.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Good grammar doesn't make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, this comprehensive program will guide you through the linguistic twists and turns of English grammar and equip you to write more effectively from day one.
Registration in this course will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Word Level Grammar, Sentence Level Grammar, and Refining Your Writing.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Discover how to use Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to create a myriad of print projects and digital art work. Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Master cooking homemade Pasta Bolognese during this virtual workshop with Brooklyn, New York chef Laura Scheck! Begin by making your own pasta dough from scratch. While it rests, Chef Laura will guide you through the creation of a bubbling pot of bolognese sauce from her New York kitchen. Then learn how to roll, shape and cut your pasta into a variety of shapes. Finish the class with proper cooking and saucing techniques that will make your nonna proud!


Saturday, May 15, 2021, Online Only
Build simple web pages by hand coding, using HTML tags to create paragraphs, headings, lists, links, and more! This course is included in the Coding Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when and what to email, and testing email content. This course is included in the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever wished you could have a cooking lesson right in your own kitchen? You can! Our virtual Instant Pot cook-along class features two dishes that will have you enjoying the taste of summer BBQ all year long!


Thursday, May 20, 2021, Online Only
Get out your Instant Pot and join Tess as she guides you through preparing a Butter Chicken Pasta dish and a wonderful Chicken Burrito Bowl. You can choose one for your cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other, or, if you have a second Instant Pot, make both!


Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Online Only
Combine the use of the Instant Pot with conventional cooking to create two wonderfully nutritious and delicious wraps. Choose Homemade Falafel or Mediterranean Kebabi wraps for your cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other. If you have two Instant Pots, create both! We will also make homemade pita bread and sauces from scratch!


Thursday, May 6, 2021, Online Only
Cook together apart with this virtual Instant Pot cook-along class! The recipe options are Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and Macaroni and Cheese. Meet friends in the online Zoom classroom, and make lasting memories in the kitchen by asking your in-home quarantine partner, kids, family, or roommates to join you!


Thursday, April 22, 2021, Online Only
Discover how to take your cooking skills to a whole new level using the Instant Pot! Prepare BBQ Pulled Chicken, and whip up a side of twice-baked potatoes you finish under the broiler. You'll also bake a batch of quick homemade potato rolls. Join the live ZOOM cook-along from the comfort of your own home and have everything ready in time for dinner!


Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Online Only
What goes into building a great social network? How do you select the right tool for your business? What is Ning? How do you know where to spend your time? What's next? Or are you still working on last year's trends? This course is included in the Social Media for Business Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Many business decisions involve comparing groups for differences and relationships between variables. Explore the statistics behind differences and relationships in this online course. This course is included in the Certificate in Data Analysis course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. This course is included in the Certificate in Mastering Excel course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Discover insights hidden in your data! Delve further into Power Query to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) your data. Add user-friendly features to enhance your reports. This course is included in the Power BI certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Start with a review of Structured Query Language (SQL). Then discover how to retrieve more meaningful data from one or more tables stored in a database. This course is included in the SQL Certificate course.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
December 6-31, 2021, Online Only
Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion this year. Learn the basics of video game processes, the main video game genres, and acquire simple game programming ability. This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
You know how to put together a basic website, but you want it to do more! Add functions, objects, forms, databases and tables, and examine accessibility guidelines and conformance. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Have you heard about Podcasts and would like to know more? Discover how to listen to these digital audio shows online, select your favorite topics and even learn about any subject. You'll see why podcasts are now one of the most popular tools for learning and personal growth, as well as a fun form of entertainment! No prior knowledge required.


Monday, June 14, 2021, Online Only
What exactly is social media is all about? Go over step-by-step basics for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube. Review common questions and insights and get up-to-date on the latest buzz words and topics. Learn to share, search and connect, and become social media savvy! No prior experience required.


Monday, June 7, 2021, Online Only
Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms in the world, but just what is it? Explore the Twitterverse and learn how to create a profile, read what others are saying, how to send a Tweet, and more. Whether you are just curious as an observer or you would like to become a user yourself, we can help!


Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Online Only
Do you hate to drive in bad weather or when it is dark outside? Expand your transportation options and independence through the ride-sharing service, Uber. We'll teach you the basics and help you be confident using Uber when you need it. No experience required and training materials will be provided for each attendee.


Monday, June 28, 2021, Online Only
New technologies allow you to create your own web pages using code, even if you aren't a computer science expert. Explore the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script, and practical uses for each. This course is included in the Coding Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting. This course will help you start on that journey. This course is included in the Certificate in Data Analysis course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
It has been said that everyone has a book in them. Do you? Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction-writing experience, this online course will help you find your path toward your fiction-writing goals.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Discover how to quickly extract, transform, and load data with just a few clicks using Microsoft's free Power BI Desktop program. This course is included in the Power BI certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Having good project management skills is one of the fastest paths to promotion in many organizations. Go through the basics of creating a project in this online course. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Discover the top social media sites and learn how businesses are using them. This course is included in the Social Media for Business Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Discover resources for developing game design and identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. Understand the different roles required in the development of a video game, and how to work with game developers.This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Frequently, a website forms the first impression of a business, company or organization. A good website starts with a plan. Discover the basics of web design from planning the structure to layout to publishing. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Explore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. This class is a one-time, 90-minute, one-on-one video chat class! Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo


June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Online Only
September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, Online Only
Celebrate Father's Day early and spend Friday night on the patio with your favorite fatherly figure! During this interactive cook-along class, Kerry will be grillin' and chillin' with cheese on the grill and beer in the mug!


Friday, June 4, 2021, Online Only
Breathing in specific ways can have amazing and powerful healing benefits on mind and body. Breath work is the single most powerful thing you can practice for improving energy levels, health and well-being. The simplest and most powerful technique for optimum health of mind and body is absolutely free and literally right under your nose.


Thursday, June 10, 2021, Online Only
Good customer service skills can have a powerful impact on your life as well as your career. Discover how to avoid customer turnoffs and what it takes to consistently deliver great customer service. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, and addressing challenging goals. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Educators and psychologists know that learning is significantly affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural expectations and societal expectations. The increasing number of diverse student backgrounds in today's classrooms introduces a tremendous diversity of lived experience which influences how students learn. Examine the factors that come together to create unique challenges to black students in the classroom and explore ways in which teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Social media can help you develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your business or organization. Find out which platform will work best for you. This course is included in the Social Marketing for Business Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations, documents, email, calendars and spreadsheets in the Microsoft Office Suite. Take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. This course is included in the Certificate in Mastering Excel course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Video marketing is a hot marketing trend. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect with people. Learn how to turn that connection into a positive outcome.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: YouTube for Business, and Video Marketing.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Create memorable vegetarian meals that also work as easy side dishes. Explore how to center meal planning around plant-based foods, how to prepare and season vegetables properly, how to cook beans and legumes for maximum health benefits, and how to get the most bang out of your spice rack.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Online Only
You know making a meal would delight and surprise Mom, right? In this virtual cooking class, we are grilling cheese! Create fun dishes on the grill, designed to spoil and impress any mom on Mother's Day, or ANY day!


Thursday, May 6, 2021, Online Only
Mudras, or "yoga of the hand" has been recognized for centuries as a simple, yet effective, healing tool. In ancient India, mudras was believed to be the key to spiritual, mental and physical well-being and that regular practice of the hand positions can rejuvenate body and mind. Mudras can also be used to help relieve numerous conditions such as anxiety, stress, digestive issues, weight loss, bloating, insomnia and more.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Online Only
Negotiation and bargaining skills are useful in everyday life as well as in business and the workplace. Discover your natural bargaining style and learn how to balance firmness and flexibility to get the best outcome. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Members of the "Greatest Generation" are leaving us at an alarming rate. Photographer and amateur historian Jay Grammond planned and facilitated a WWII History Series in Elk River for 13 years, and got to know many people who shared their stories with us -- Holocaust and Japanese-American internment camp survivors, homefront workers, Allied POWs, veterans from all branches and theaters, and even a German soldier who fought the whole war on the Eastern Front. During this presentation, Jay will tell you about some of the people who participated in his History Series, and who are no longer here to tell their story themselves. Don't miss this unique insight into the lives of these amazing people!


Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Online Only
Join us for more Veteran stories! Members of the "Greatest Generation" are leaving us at an alarming rate. Photographer and amateur historian Jay Grammond planned and facilitated a WWII History Series in Elk River for 13 years, and got to know many people who shared their stories with us -- Holocaust and Japanese-American internment camp survivors, homefront workers, Allied POWs, veterans from all branches and theaters, and even a German soldier who fought the whole war on the Eastern Front. During this presentation, Jay will continue to tell you about the participants in his History Series, and who are no longer here to tell their story themselves. Don't miss this unique insight into the lives of these amazing people!


Thursday, June 10, 2021, Online Only
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization or company. Learn how to target local audiences, use Facebook advertising, and how to determine the demographics of people you want to reach! This course is included with the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Do you have parenting questions? Or you just need to touch base with someone about your child's development? One of our licensed Parent Educators will be available to meet with you virtually by Google Meet.


January 13, 2021 to May 26, 2021, Online Only
Backyard BBQ enthusiasts unite and have a smokin' good time during our pellet smoker 101 class! We'll begin with an overview of smoker start-up procedures and move to a step-by-step demonstration of how to prepare a pork butt for pulled pork sandwiches and salads. Steps include trimming fat, seasoning, how to cook through the stall, and how to finish your pork to perfection.


Saturday, June 12, 2021, Online Only
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever caught your own reflection to see that your head hangs too far forward or your shoulders are too rounded, or you slump too much? Discover how to correct common posture problems and learn an "Instant Alignment Technique" that will have you standing straighter immediately.


Thursday, June 24, 2021, Online Only
Gain insights into your data using business intelligence software - Power Business Intelligence. Discover the process of creating interactive reports, charts, visuals, and more to enhance the data analysis skills that will allow you to make more informed decisions for your organization or business.
Registration for this course will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Power BI, Intermediate Power BI, and Advanced Power BI.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
You may have heard that you need to replace flooring, countertops, light fixtures, and other big-ticket items before you list your home, but is it true? During this virtual design class, we will discuss whether or not these types of changes are necessary or if just a few minor cosmetic adjustments would do. Attend this virtual class and ask interior designer Jody questions specific to your home with the bonus of showing her the space in question!


Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Online Only
The knowledge areas covered in this course support the Project Management Processes. Explore these areas including communication, cost, scope, quality, human resources, risk and procurement. This course is included in the Certificate of Project Management course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
The basic information in this online course will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in a project management field or for use in your current line of work. Come away with a solid foundation of the five processes to use when any type of project occurs in your employment arena. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Minnesota has produced an abundance of authors in a variety of genres. We'll choose a Minnesota-authored book each month to read at leisure, then come together in an online ZOOM or Google meeting for an evening of guided discussion and shared opinions. Beverages and snacks optional, but recommended!


Thursday, May 20, 2021, Online Only
Make your writing say exactly what you intend it to say. Explore errors in agreement, structural inconsistencies, and wordiness/concision. Learn to correct and reshape sentences that have gone wrong. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Whether in speaking or writing, a poorly-composed sentence can make a negative impression on your audience. Discover how fixing common sentence grammar errors can help your communication become more polished and effective. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Wow and dazzle your family or guests with a delicious, full-flavored, mouthwatering meal that will have everyone asking for more! During this online cooking demonstration, Tess will prepare an array of skewers that will make for a beautiful presentation, including marinated meat and veggies with a savory yogurt dip, and grilled summertime fruit skewers served with a sweet yogurt dipping sauce.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Online Only
You see social media every day -- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs, and vlogs. And you see all kinds of businesses using it to advertise. Why aren't you?
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Social Media, Integrating Social Media in Your Organization, and Marketing Using Social Media.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Social Security is a vital income source for many retirees. But it can be a confusing topic, and making the most of it can have a lot to do with timing it right. This online workshop will help attendees get answers to their questions and learn what Social Security can mean for them.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Online Only
What if you could find everything you need to make delicious, fresh, homemade spaghetti sauce right outside your door? You can! Our grab-and-go spaghetti garden planter pot kit will provide you with herbs, a tomato plant, a pot and soil to get you growing. If you have a specific container you would like to use and want to order the soil and plants only, please use the discount code CONTAINER during checkout.


May 26, 2021 to June 4, 2021, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Good communication is an essential part of healthcare today. This Spanish class -- designed specifically for healthcare professionals -- will give you the skills you need to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more" -- by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. This online book class will look at the book, Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinca.


January 11, 2021 to May 24, 2021, Online Only
Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry-standard database programming language. Become more marketable in computer-related career fields that pertain to database administration. Learning SQL can also lead to a job that is specific to analyzing data such as a data analyst, a quality assurance analyst or a business analyst.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to SQL, Intermediate SQL, and Advanced SQL.


May 3, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to September 3, 2021, Online Only
July 6, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
August 2, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
October 4, 2021 to December 31, 2021, Online Only
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). It is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD, and how to work effectively with ASD students. This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Your employees are your most valuable resources! Even experience supervisors and managers will discover something new and practical in this online course.


June 7, 2021 to July 30, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Do you ever wonder just what your teenager is thinking? The teen brain actually functions very differently from the adult brain. Certain kinds of thinking, such as decision-making, actually happen in different parts of the brain for adolescents and adults.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Every financial transaction falls into one or more of five categories involved in bookkeeping. Learn how to create a chart of accounts to meet your needs, as well as double-entry bookkeeping and the process of recording debits and credits. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 2, 2021, Online Only
View Jay Grammond's presentation on the history of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 and join the live discussion with others from around the state. A few weeks prior to the discussion, you will receive a link to the video presentation to view at your leisure.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Online Only
Understanding yourself and others increases your overall effectiveness at work, at home, and in all your relationships. Learn how to communicate effectively with all personality styles. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Sight, sound, and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business, and build brand awareness. This course is included in the Mastering Video Marketing Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Are you finding that fat is collecting around your midsection and no matter how well you watch what you eat or how much you exercise that weight is not budging? It might be your hormones! In this virtual workshop you will learn 7 key strategies for fighting fat and losing weight, and how to help your body begin to lose weight again.


Thursday, April 22, 2021, Online Only
Get reacquainted with the parts of speech. Learn how to choose the right word from pairs that sound alike, but have very different meanings. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize and maintain it, and use search engine optimization to bring more visitors to your site.


June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Getting the word out is an essential activity for every business or organization. Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace!
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine? Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. This course is included in the Mastering Video Marketing Certificate.


May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
With an ever-changing benefits system, you will be happy to learn that your estate plan includes provisions for the care of a child, grandchild or family member with special needs without adversely affecting their benefits or programs. Discuss how to properly protect your assets and provide for the future benefit of your loved one. Learn the pros and cons of a special needs trust and how it may be an option to be considered.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Online Only
The pandemic has left many of us home with our dogs 24/7, but it won't last forever. Discover what you can do RIGHT NOW to start preparing your dog for the transition to being home alone for longer periods. You'll learn what your dog may be experiencing while left home alone and what concrete steps you can take to help them to adjust to their new normal. Learn specific training techniques to reduce your dog's boredom, frustration and stress caused by being alone.


Friday, June 25, 2021, Online Only