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Human Resources Development (HRD) Classes

Employability Skills

HRD 7039 - Career Exploration 101
This course is designed to help students assess their skills, interests and abilities and then apply those to possible career fields. Students will work through self-assessments, career research, decision making skills, workplace skills, and life planning.

HRD 7502 - Economic Budgeting
This course is designed to cover cost cutting tips for anyone's budget, including household and family expenses.

HRD 7040 - Employment Connections
This class is designed for dislocated workers, the unemployed and those who want to get a new job and those who want to start a new career. Topics covered include job search, applications, building workplace relationships, and communicating effectively.

HRD 7218 - Career Ready Lab
This self-paced course allows students to work through modules covering such topics as resume writing, job searching, applications and interview techniques. Students may also enhance their keyboarding skills and practice the job skills assessments (WorkKeys) through computer-based programs.

Career Ready 101 Overview
This short overview is designed to expose students to the skill building program Career Ready 101. Students will learn how to use the software program to work on all aspects of career planning and preparation.

Computer Skills

HRD 7049 - Success with Blackboard
This course is designed to introduce students to the world of virtual learning. Students will become familiar with the Blackboard platform and learn how to sign-in to Blackboard, navigate, and contribute to an online course. Students will also receive tips for success when taking an online course.

HRD 7051 - Computers for Work
This class is for those who have little or no experience using the computer. This class emphasizes the role of information technology in the world of work and enhances employability by teaching basic computer literacy skills.

HRD 7052 - Word for Work
Learn the basics of the most widely used word processing software program offered by Microsoft. This class emphasizes the use of Microsoft Word to create a resume and cover letter.

HRD 7053 - Excel for Work
Learn the basics of the most widely used spreadsheet software program offered by Microsoft. This class emphasizes the use of Microsoft Excel to create a personal budget.

HRD 7054 - PowerPoint for Work
Learn the basics of the most popular presentation software offered by Microsoft. This class emphasizes the use of Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentation that is appropriate for interviews.

HRD 7055 - Keyboarding for Work
Use the computer to learn the basic skills of touch-typing.

Please contact the Continuing Education Department at 828-726-2242 to find out more information.