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Free Online Courses

With uncertainty abound in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering 10 online, skills-based courses free of charge. These non-credit bearing courses are curated to give you a head start on your next professional move—from communication and personal excellence to small business marketing.

These courses must be completed by June 30.

For more information from the Division of Continuing Education, please contact program manager Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., at

Course TitleDescription
Creating Web PagesLearn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own website. This course will help you plan the content, structure and layout of your website as well as create neatly formatted text, build links, and add color, graphics and tables. You’ll also come to understand no-cost web marketing strategies and SEO.
Creating WordPress WebsitesCreate attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites without any coding! This course provides hands-on experience creating web pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing a site’s look and feel, and working with user-friendly features.
Fundamentals of Supervision and ManagementBecome a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.
Individual ExcellenceMaster 12 career enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, creativity, financial matters and conflict resolution. This course will help you achieve individual excellence by developing a fulfilling career plan and gaining the skills to improve all your interpersonal relationships.
Keys to Effective CommunicationBecome more confident, make great first impressions, get along with others, and create better personal and professional relationships. This course provides a step-by-step process to become a great conversationalist as you use communication to build rapport and create trust, warmth and respect.
Managing Customer ServiceLearn how to best anticipate and meet customer needs. This course will help you discover some dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.
Marketing Your Business on the InternetIn this hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods for establishing an Internet presence and building a brand identity. You’ll learn to incorporate SEO, advertising, email, social media and more to develop an effective Internet marketing plan for your business even with little money to spend.
Personal FinanceSet clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security, and be prepared to retire someday. This course will help you gain control over the financial impact of your choices with tools that are useful, realistic and easy to work into your regular routine.
Small Business Marketing on a ShoestringDiscover how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ and create a personalized plan without clearing out your bank account. This course will help you master cost effective marketing strategies that provide results with hands-on activities and real-world examples.
Twelve Steps to a Successful Job SearchWith this course, you can gain confidence in your ability to acquire interviews and job offers—even in a tough, competitive economy.

Last updated: 4/28/2020