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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Acupressure is an eastern healing technique that involves pressing or massaging key points on the body to stimulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. When the points that regulate metabolism, digestion and thyroid function are blocked or out of balance, losing weight will seem like an impossible task. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the main pressure points that help strengthen thyroid function, boost metabolism, control appetite, decrease food cravings, reduce stress-eating and strengthen the entire digestive system.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Online Only
Have you had enough of winter? Can't wait to get out of the house? Professional photographer Jay Grammond leads you on a journey of photographic possibilities to get you out of the house and into your own yard or local park this spring and summer.


Thursday, April 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
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
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April is National Grilled Cheese Month! Far from the traditional American cheese slices and white bread, Kerry's versions of the grilled cheese sandwich are not for the faint of heart! Who wouldn't want to try a sandwich called "The Devil Wears Gouda" or "The Blue Pig?" Kerry will demonstrate two or three and provide recipes for several more.


Thursday, April 15, 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, February 18, 2021, Online Only
Thursday, May 20, 2021, Online Only
Minnesota is filled with countless numbers of barns, most from a bygone era. Professional photographer and amateur historian Jay Grammond has travelled the state capturing images of barns of all shapes, sizes, and conditions. All are visible from the roadways, making these architectural and artistic landmarks easy to spot and enjoy!


Thursday, March 11, 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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Online blogging is a great way to promote yourself, your service, your product, or information you want to share! We'll take you step-by-step through the process of starting a FREE blog with WordPress, help you choose a blog template, emphasize your blog content with a creative name, show you how to use your unique voice to share your expertise, and connect your blog with your domain/website.


Wednesday, March 31, 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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to May 28, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
May 3-28, 2021, Online Only
July 6-30, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Celebrate Minnesota makers as we create a bountiful cheese and charcuterie board to share with others while supporting our Minnesota small producers! A separate kit of goodies can be purchased to create your board.


Saturday, March 13, 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, February 11, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to May 28, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to May 28, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


March 1, 2021 to May 28, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to March 25, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
August 2-27, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
It is cold outside! We need to nourish our bodies and souls. Enjoy a comfy date night at home and cook along with Kerry as she creates a traditional fondue with more than just the usual gruyere. Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven -- or stovetop!


Thursday, January 21, 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.



February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
May 3-28, 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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
Whether you and your child are looking to make a few minor design changes or are ready for a complete bedroom makeover, during this virtual class we will combine your ideas and turn their room into a dream come true! We will look at furniture, colors, accents, organized spaces and everything in between!


Tuesday, April 13, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


April 5-30, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021, Online Only
April 1, 2021 to May 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.


January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021, Online Only
April 1, 2021 to May 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.


February 1-26, 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.


April 5-30, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
Escape to the Mediterranean with the flavors of Greece while you cook along with Tess from the comfort of your own kitchen. Create a classic full-flavored Greek meal with your family, significant other, or friends for a special evening enjoying a taste of Greece!


Saturday, March 20, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


April 5-30, 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, February 9, 2021, Online Only
Do you see beauty in the colors and styles of the latest design trends, but feel like they just might not be right for you? From simple details such as paint, hardware, and lighting to more elaborate features such as fireplaces, countertops and flooring, we'll explore the most popular trends and timeless classics to see which are right for you and your home!


Tuesday, March 9, 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
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.


March 1-26, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


April 5-30, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 2021, Online Only
Google is more than an internet search engine! Take advantage of the free photo and file storage offered by Google Drive and explore the capabilities of Google's free apps, including web-based word processing, spreadsheets and slide show tools that are full-featured alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Thursday, February 25, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Demystify the electric pressure cooker/multi-cooker called the Instant Pot during a virtual class! Learn the foundations of cooking and care, and how to make a few amazingly satisfying dishes in the Instant Pot.


Thursday, April 8, 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
When you think of winter comfort food, do you think of chili and cornbread? We'll make two types of chili during this Instant Pot cook-along class. Choose Classic Chili or Chicken and White Bean Chili to make and watch a demonstration of the other, or, if you have a second Instant Pot on hand, make both! We will also be baking a wonderful, mildly sweet cornbread in the oven while our chili cooks.


Saturday, January 23, 2021, Online Only
Have dinner ready in no time on a busy day! This virtual Instant Pot demonstration class will show you the foundations of preparing nourishing homemade meals that will go straight from your freezer to your Instant Pot. Four to five make-ahead meals with a variety of protein, vegetable and starch ingredients will be prepared for the freezer during this class.


Saturday, February 6, 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
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.


April 5-30, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
March 1-26, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Learning how to write Structured Query Language (SQL) code can increase your worth in the job market! Start here with the basics. This course is included in the SQL Certificate course.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Where do you begin and what's most important when you remodel your kitchen or bathroom? During this online virtual design class, we will discuss how changing just a few areas can have a big impact on the look of a kitchen or bathroom. Show interior designer Jody your space to get personalized recommendations!


Tuesday, February 9, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Ensure you and your family have access to quick and healthy breakfasts ready in no time to start your busy day! You'll also save money by making your own instead of purchasing them. During this virtual class, you will discover the basics of how to make and store homemade breakfast sandwiches, wraps, waffles, cinnamon French toast sticks and more for the freezer.


Saturday, February 20, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 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
During this virtual course, you will learn how to earn income from selling other people's products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your website and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Discover where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and learn how to avoid scams or links that won't offer a beneficial return on investment. Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You'll also uncover secrets to increasing your site's ranking and visibility on search engines like Google.


Thursday, April 1, 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.


March 1-26, 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!


Thursday, April 15, 2021, Online Only
Join Kerry for this virtual cooking class celebrating National Tortellini Day! The evening will start with making your own ricotta, which is so fun and easy! Use some of that amazing homemade ricotta to create a delicious tortellini dish, and spread the remaining ricotta on a baguette with a drizzle of EVOO and salt. Wine pairings will be suggested before the class. Put it all together for a perfect date night!


Saturday, February 13, 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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever had a day where you just can't stop eating? Do you crave starches, snack foods and sweets, and find the more you eat, the more you WANT to eat? Is your snacking out of control? Overcoming carb cravings is not a matter of willpower, but a matter of biology. Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food craving and weight gain. No hype - just the facts.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Online Only
It's family baking time! We'll create three kinds of cookies using the the same basic dough. Choose one kind to make together in this online class and watch a demonstration of the others, or make all three!


Thursday, February 25, 2021, Online Only
Mmmmm! Muffins! Get the family together in the kitchen and bake some delicious muffins for your next morning's breakfast! Put together a no-bake dessert for your evening meal. You'll also discover how to dye eggs using an electric pressure cooker. Choose to make one dish and watch a demonstration of the others, or create all three!


Thursday, March 25, 2021, Online Only
Is there any food more fun to make as a family than pizza? We'll create Party Pan Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pizza and Pizza Pinwheels OR Stuffed Pizza Rolls, all using the same basic homemade dough. Choose one to make together during this online class and watch a demonstration of the others. You'll be done just in time for dinner!


Friday, February 12, 2021, Online Only
Holy guacamole! Spend some family time in the kitchen creating classic tacos together. This delicious family favorite is made even better with added nutrition and flavor enhancements using natural ingredients and wonderful homemade guacamole. You'll be done just in time for dinner!


Friday, March 12, 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
Can you smell it -- the mouth-watering aroma of homemade pizza in the oven? Learn how to make a variety of pizzas at home with homemade dough, including party pan pizza, cast-iron deep dish, pizza pinwheels or stuffed pizza rolls! Choose which one(s) you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the others in this online class!


Saturday, March 6, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


April 5-30, 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.


March 1-26, 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 meeting for an evening of guided discussion and shared opinions. Beverages and snacks optional, but recommended!


Thursday, January 21, 2021, Online Only
Thursday, February 18, 2021, Online Only
Thursday, March 18, 2021, Online Only
Thursday, April 15, 2021, Online Only
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.


April 5-30, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 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.


March 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to March 26, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
If you currently take thyroid medication but are still gaining weight and still have a variety of symptoms, there's more you need to know. In this virtual workshop, we will discuss how thyroid function can make any illness worse; the 5 things that need to be measured, but usually aren't; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; the connection between thyroid, fibromyalgia and arthritis; foods that help or hinder; commonly misunderstood rules of how and when to take thyroid meds; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor.


Tuesday, March 9, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
Gather your sweethearts for a double dose of Valentine baking and decorating! Spend an afternoon or evening with your family and bake a batch of sugar cookies using Tess' special recipes, then join her online to whip up a fresh batch of Royal Icing to decorate them in a variety of Valentine designs. One registration includes participants from the same household.


Wednesday, February 10, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1-26, 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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
You don't need a journalism degree or published articles to write for anyone's online blog, magazine or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word or more! In this fast-paced virtual course, you will learn how to find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay.


Wednesday, March 31, 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.


April 5-30, 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.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Online self-study courses are designed for self-directed learning, allowing you to begin and end classes at your convenience. This course is included in the Self Study: Certificate in Data Analysis course.


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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. Online self-study courses are designed for self-directed learning, allowing you to begin and end classes at your convenience.
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.


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Many business decisions involve comparing groups for differences and relationships between variables. Explore the statistics behind differences and relationships in this online course. Online self-study courses are designed for self-directed learning, allowing you to begin and end classes at your convenience. This course is included in the Self Study: Certificate in Data Analysis course.


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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. Online self-study courses are designed for self-directed learning, allowing you to begin and end classes at your convenience. This course is included in the Self Study: Certificate in Data Analysis course.


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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.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
April 5, 2021 to July 2, 2021, Online Only
June 7, 2021 to August 27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to November 26, 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
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
Do you want to learn exactly what social media is all about? This class will go over step-by-step basics for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube. Common questions and insights on social media will be reviewed so that you're up to date on the latest buzz words and topics. Come and learn to share, search and connect and leave social media savvy as ever! No prior experience required.


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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