|Two new continuing education certificate courses added|
The Division of Continuing Education has added two new online certificate courses through Gatlin Education Services, the world’s largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported professional development training to community colleges and universities.
Wedding Planner Online Course
This 350-hour comprehensive course covers everything from contracts to etiquette, flowers, music, marketing, budgeting, and vendors, as well as wedding customs and traditions from more than 15 different cultures. Because the work is ideal for a start-up business, much of the material focuses on the crucial day-to-day duties involved in running an operation.
The Wedding Planning program prepares students for real life scenarios by utilizing role-playing activities, vignettes and other practical applications. The course includes textbooks with contract and service package examples and more than 50 client templates in the online library. The course also examines the latest fashion trends and hottest designers.
Students will have direct access to instructors during the entire course and will be able to discuss topics with fellow students through online message boards, providing an additional resource for support and networking.
Search Engine Marketing Online Course
This 250-hour course combines Gatlin’s Search Engine Optimizing and Pay Per Click Marketing programs into one extensive course. Search Engine Marketing prepares students for one of today’s most up-and-coming and profitable careers. Search engine marketers improve their company’s search engine page rankings, driving more users to their Web site.
The course bundles Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Marketing, and Web Site Copywriting courses all into one. This approach will provide students with a solid introduction to the most important aspects of the fast-growing search industry. The lessons are self-paced and tutor-supervised, with a tutor assigned to guide students through the material and grade assignments. Successful completion of the program indicates a graduate’s proficiency in the very latest search engine algorithms, guidelines and marketing techniques.
For more detailed course descriptions for either of these courses, go to www.conted.und.edu/certificates. For enrollment information, contact UND Continuing Education Certificate Programs at 877-450-1841 or email@example.com.
-- Kathy Schill, Marketing Intern, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-0484