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  • 55+ Automobile Accident Prevention: Basic Course

    Minnesota requires insurance companies to offer a reduction in automobile insurance rates for three years to those who attend an accident prevention course. We offer both the initial 8-hour and the 4-hour refresher courses which discuss topics addressing safety, rules, distractions, hazards and driving responsibly. After the initial course, the refresher course must be taken every three years to continue your insurance discount. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • 55+ Automobile Accident Prevention: Refresher Course

    Minnesota requires insurance companies to offer a reduction in automobile insurance rates for three years to those who attend an accident prevention course. We offer both the initial 8-hour and the 4-hour refresher courses which discuss topics addressing safety, rules, distractions, hazards and driving responsibly. After the initial course, the refresher course must be taken every three years to continue your insurance discount. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Lakes & Waterfalls - Live Online

    Take a virtual road trip to learn about some of Minnesota’s waterways which have been vital to travel and trade. They are still key to the economy and for recreation. Sow the seeds of your next trip with ideas planted in this class. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Veteran Memorials - Live Online **NEW**

    Minnesota is home to a fantastic variety of Veteran Memorials. Explore the variety of ways veterans are honored: street names; monuments, statues, and more. Take a virtual tour of the state’s veterans’ memorials. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Adobe InDesign Essentials

    InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Explore InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. Learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate. Class Details Unit 1: Getting to Know the Interface and Setting up a Document Interface menus Tools Panels Starting and setting up a multi-page document in InDesign Unit 2: Working with Objects and Color Learning to work with color panels Creating, managing and applying color to elements Inserting and managing images and illustrations into an InDesign document Unit 3: Working with Text Learning about insert and flow text to multiple pages Managing long text documents Text editing in InDesign documents Unit 4: Typography Advance typography tools and menus Character and paragraph settings and styles Creating print-ready PDF files. For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced Data Analysis

    Data analysis is one of the most sought after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data and need people with the ability to analyze it. Get an understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Data Analysis. Class Details Unit 1: Developing a Survey Purposes of surveys Fundamentals of Survey Research Ethical Considerations Likert Scales Unit 2: Comparing Means Chi-Square Statistical Significance Communicating Results Graphically and Textually Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3: Finding Differences between Groups ANOVA Post Hoc Comparisons Communicating Results Graphically and Textually Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4: Individual Research Inquiries Developing Research Questions Setting Up Study Communicating Results Graphically and Textually For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced Excel

    Advanced Excel contains tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and find answers to your most difficult questions. Learn required business functions along with tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time by protecting your valuable data. Discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Mastering Excel. Class Details Unit 1: Advanced Functions Used To Make Business Decisions Applying multiple criteria to functions Using And criteria Using Or criteria Using And and Or and Not criteria Advanced Logical functions Using If -Then control statements Implementing If functions with Aggregate functions Unit 2: Functions Used to Make Financial Decisions Learning basic financial functions Applying functions to perform loan calculations Computing loan payments Computing interest rate Computing number of payment periods Computing present value of a loan Working with additional functions Unit 3: Applying Different Scenarios Using Excel Data Tools Understanding Different What-If Analysis Tools Performing What-If Analysis to see how data changes outcomes in formulas Using Scenario Manager Using Data Tables Using Goal Seek Applying rules to manage cell data Implement validation rules to avoid invalid entries Entering validation rules Avoiding duplicate data entries Unit 4: Powerful Tools Used to Complete Data Implementation and Analysis Exporting and Importing Data into Workbook Protecting a workbook Making improved business decisions using pivot tables Creating an Excel Dashboard to visually display relevant data For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced Power BI

    Expand your knowledge of Power BI Desktop to the highest level. Explore the advanced capabilities of Power Query, Data Modeling and Reports. Check for data inconsistencies, design efficient queries, create proper relationships, and write DAX code to ensure reports update quickly and accurately. Add navigation and analytical features to your reports to enable consumers to analyze the results. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Power BI Certificate. Class Details Unit 1: Power Query Utilize Column profile, distribution, and quality Perform fuzzy match Duplicate versus Reference queries Debug errors Unit 2: Data Modeling What a Star Schema is Understand relationship types Manage relationships Unit 3: DAX Understand contexts CALCULATE function COALESCE function Compute visual totals accurately Unit 4: Reports Insert Objects Create Bookmarks For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced SQL

    Learn how to write more advanced SQL queries for enhanced decision making. Discover how to write advanced subqueries, advanced join queries, and UNION queries that query more than one table. Learn how to use transaction processing to ensure SQL statements execute completely or not at all and how to create stored procedures that enable you to store SQL statements for execution. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course SQL Certificate. Class Details: Unit 9: Creating Advanced Subqueries Structured Query Language Review Using the IN keyword to link queries Using the EXISTS keyword to link queries Using the ANY keyword to link queries Using the ALL keyword to link queries Unit 10: Creating Advanced Joins Creating inner joins review Creating outer joins review Creating joins with aggregate functions Creating nested joins Unit 11: Creating Union Queries Creating UNION queries Creating UNION ALL queries Creating a WHERE clause and multiple UNION queries Unit 12: Transaction Processing, Stored Procedures, Triggers Implementing transaction processing Implementing stored procedures Implementing triggers For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt

    Learn to improve and control processes through hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. Finish the course Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt. Class Details Unit 1 Analyze Exploratory Data Analysis Correlation and Regression Hypothesis Testing Basic Concepts Point & Interval Estimation Unit 2 Major Tests Paired-comparison Tests Single-Factor ANOVA Chi-square Unit 3 Improvement Techniques Design of Experiments (DOE) Introduction Terminology Design Types Implement and Validate Solutions Response Surfaces EVOP DOE Improvement Analysis Unit 4 Control Concepts Statistical Process Control (SPC) Objectives and Benefits Rational Subgrouping Application of Control Charts Variable Charts Attribute Charts Analysis of Control Charts Control Plans For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Advanced Web Design

    Learn responsive Web design which enables Web designers and developers to build and maintain a single website to serve all kinds of devices sizes: smartphones, tablets, laptops and more. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Web Design. Class Details Unit 1: Responsive Web Design Planning your layout Creating HTML containers, content, and links Unit 2: Responsive Web Design - Styling Creating and styling the layout with CSS Creating a menu system Styling headings, body text, and footers Unit 3: Responsive Web Design – Styling the Navigation & Making Adjustments Making layout adjustments for different screen sizes Swapping high-resolution graphics for Retina displays Making sure content is printable Where to go for more information Unit 4: Responsive Web Design / Additional Frameworks What is Bootstrap Creating a basic template Reviewing basic styles and typography Where to go for more information For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950's - Live Online **NEW**

    Learn about cars from the 1950’s - a time of prosperity and growth in the US. World War II was over and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways allowed people to travel the country and vehicle production increased. Take a look at the details that made these cars so special. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Armchair Travels: The Mighty Five - Live Online **NEW**

    Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks? Plus, there are amazing State Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas! Learn about the Mighty Five and Utah’s other parks through photos. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Ballroom Dance for Pairs: Intermediate & Advanced (15+ yrs) **New**

    Intermediate & Advanced: Have a blast learning and reviewing classic dance steps and social dances including: the conversation and corner step from the FoxTrot, the basic box step and waltz steps and basic underarm turns in the East Coast Swing. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Basic Life Support for Medical Staff

    This advanced CPR course with AED training is designed for nursing students, physicians, therapists, EMS personnel and anyone requiring AHA Basic Life Support. Participants will have to take and pass a test for certification. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Beginner's Guide to Starting a FREE Blog - Live Online

    Online blogging is a great way to get the word out! Learn step-by-step how to start a FREE blog with WordPress and connect it to your domain/website. Discover how to earn an income with your blog. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • CSS Fundamentals

    Learn how to style web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) coding language. Topics include using inline, internal, and external CSS, web typography, formatting text, working with web colors, using Google fonts, working with id and class selectors, working with elements, creating page layouts using elements, and CSS box model. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Coding Certificate. Class Details Unit 1: Getting to Know CSS - about CSS, CSS syntax, CSS types, working with internal CSS, styling text, styling links, styling lists, and styling tables Unit 2: Using External CSS - working with external CSS sheets, styling a multi-page website, Google fonts, and Web colors Unit 3: div Elements - id Selectors, introduction to elements, floating elements, Clearing Unwanted Floated Elements, web page layout using elements Unit 4: More about div Elements - centering a web page, CSS box model, resetting margins and paddings, class selectors, inline CSS, tag For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Career Pathways Classes

    Career Pathways Classes Registration is still open! Do not register here. For information or to register go to bit.ly/nextstep2021 Free! Heath Care Core Online: Earn up to four college credits while you complete your high school degree, nursing assistant certification, or prerequisites for a healthcare career! Starts Jan 15 Free! Paraprofessional Test Prep Online: Now more than ever is the time to make a difference in a child’s education! This course will prep you for the Praxis Paraprofessional Exam as well as give you the tools to be an effective para in an online or in-person setting! Starts Mar 8 Free! Retail Industry Fundamentals Online: Take a step up in your career with this Retail Industry Fundamentals Certificate. Retail is the #1 occupation in demand currently in Central MN. Let this be the start of your new career! Starts Apr 19
  • Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

    Discover how to create a worksheet used to adjust account balances and prepare financial statements. Use your financial statements to measure performance, make improvements and set goals. Finally, learn how to close your books and prepare them for the next accounting period; this is done by journalizing and posting closing entries. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Bookkeeping Certificate. Class Details: Unit 1: Prepare a Worksheet What is a worksheet Columns included in the worksheet Completing each column Unit 2: The Income Statement Review the worksheet columns for the Income Statement Prepare the income statement Determine a profit or loss Unit 3: The Balance Sheet Review the worksheet columns for the Balance Sheet Prepare the balance sheet Unit 4: Closing Entries and Statement of Changes in Owner’s Equity Prepare post-closing entries for revenue and expense accounts Prepare a statement of changes in owner’s equity Applying year-end steps monthly or quarterly For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Collaborative Management

    Collaborative skills are essential to harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and get projects completed. Explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for the success of your organization. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Management Certificate. Class Details Unit 1: Principles of collaboration in management Defining principles of collaboration Emotions, self-mastery and collaboration Redirecting teams and group collaboration Conflict management and facilitation Unit 2: Relationship building Building relationships fundamentals Renegotiating failed relationships Managing collaborative potentials Unit 3: Strategies to tap into group collaborative potential Harnessing collaborative energy Responsible communication Managing collaboration for performance Unit 4: Your action plan for collaborative management Setting your management goals Identify and utilize collaborative resources Creating a collaborative management action plan For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Country Western 2-Step for Pairs: Intermediate & Advanced (15+ yrs) **New**

    Intermediate & Advanced: Enjoy this all-time favorite! Learn the country two-step and the swing. Master exciting and fun underarm turns, wraps and corner steps. Various partner dances will also be taught with plenty of time to practice. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Creative Studio 23: Snowy Barn Acrylic Painting

    Artists of all levels will enjoy learning (step-by-step) how to paint a scene of a snowy barn owl. Artists of all levels are welcome. All materials provided. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.
  • Developing Your Professional Career

    Identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. Whether you are leading a department or an organization, gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Leadership Development. Class Details Unit 1: Mapping your Career for Success Defining where you want to be in your career in 5, 10, 15 years Setting and monitoring your career goals Establishing a mentor partnership as a start in your professional career Unit 2: Developing your Professional Career through Non-Verbal Communication The difference between verbal and non-verbal communication Conveying the right message with your body language Writing what you think Haptics – Using touch to convey non-verbal communication How to understand others non-verbal communication Unit 3:Image is Everything You are your brand What you wear can determine where you go How to determine if your image is headed in the right direction How your communication and your image should agree with each other Unit 4: Using Social Media to help develop your Professional Career The purpose of Social Media How to use Social Media to create a professional online presence How to avoid negative images trap that many people fall victim to on Social Media For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Discovering Our Past: Lost and Found - Live Online **NEW**

    Ever dream of discovering lost treasure? Join our instructor as he shares some of the items he has found through the hobby of Metal Detecting. Learn how it is done and take a virtual walk back in time through viewing interesting finds. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies. We take your health seriously and have, therefore, instituted the following to help avoid the community spread of COVID-19. For in-person classes in-person, the following protocols will be in place: - participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms - masks are highly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated - hand hygiene protocols will be encouraged Please note that this is subject to change based on federal and/or state requirements.