The education we deliver has evolved with the times and with the demands of industry and the workplace. Through it all, we have remained agile, open to exploration, and in tune with the changing dynamics of each decade. Our courses and degrees show that evolution, and the ways in which we continuously pivoted to progress. Here’s just a small sampling:
Educational Content That Changes With and For the Times
Always Thinking Ahead
While others focus on the opportunities at hand, we look toward the future, staying ahead of the curve and on top of the latest trends.
Writing Problems in the Homemaking Field
The lectures, discussions, and manuscript criticisms that comprise this course are offered primarly for women writing in the homemaking field, for home-economics students, and for those who want to write for women’s magazines and other publications dealing with food, applied arts, and home decoration.
In this hands-on course, participants will receive a comprehensive overview of multimedia storytelling, which is now a crucial part of messaging across a diverse range of industries—from journalism and marketing to nonprofit administration and filmmaking. Intensive group projects provide the practical experience in all facets of digital story production.
Use of instruments, lettering, dimensioning conventions, and standards. Theory of projection, sections, and auxiliary views. Drawing-room practice, including detailing, assembly drawings, projections, developments, and technical sketching.
AutoCad Professional Level 1
Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD in this hands-on course, and discover how to prepare 2D drawings for architecture, interior design, mechanical and structural engineering, and other design fields. Topics include the AutoCAD drawing interface; display commands; modify commands; CAD tools and drawing setup, including scale, coordinate systems, snaps, and grips; basic draw and edit command functions; layers; text; blocks; plotting; and printing basics.
International Affairs – The World We Live In
We live in an exciting era—not only important to us all, but vastly interesting as well. What will Russia do tomorrow? What is the significance of Asian nationalism? This course reviews the postwar history of a number of key countries, and analyzes the political, economic, and cultural background of foreign news; and studies international trends of particular concern to Americans.
Country Risks: Geopolitics, Policy, and Regulation
This course introduces country risk resources and the components of country risk analysis, including macroeconomic policy and performance, the balance of payments, public finances, and banking sector and political risks. Gain an understanding of the drivers and costs associated with specific risks in the context of energy markets and project finance.
Developing Managerial Abilities
Designed for those presently holding office supervisory positions. Learn about: planning and scheduling work in the office, indexes of effective production, improving the flow of work, control of individual employees, and methods improvement.
HR Workforce Analytics
Metrics and analytics are now standard requirements for efficient and sustainable HR strategies. This course provides the necessary foundation to develop metrics that analyze historical data, measure current issues, and predict future trends. Learn how to improve HR functions, to strengthen recruitment success rates, to manage and evaluate employee performance, and to provide actionable analytics reporting.
A useable “how-to” workshop course for public relations professionals who want to work effectively with broadcasters. Students will learn about the opportunities for stories on radio and television, how to take advantage of those opportunities, how to write stories and pitch letters to broadcasters, and what broadcast tools are available.
Global Public Relations Strategy and Execution
Relationships between corporations, government or nongovernmental agencies, nonprofits, small businesses, public relations firms, private consultants, and specific stakeholders are constantly changing. The interaction of global communication and economic dynamics with digital technologies requires monitoring and responding proactively or reactively—what’s now called “global public relations." Discover what truly defines global public relations today and how it differs from traditional domestic practices.
Direct Marketing: Direct Mail and Mail Order
A practical survey of the uses of direct mail and mail order in the promotion of sales and sales products and services. This course is intended for those working in marketing, advertising, and mail order. Learn about mailing lists, telephone marketing, fulfillment, continuity programs, and the new electronic media.
Effectively measuring digital marketing campaigns requires an excellent understanding of web analytics and email profile data, allowing you to track and analyze the behavior of customers, browsers, and non-responders. Explore topics such as recency, frequency, and monetary (RFM) analysis; site usage; domains and URLs; keywords; search engine placement; and analytics software.
The Euro: Introduction and Implications
This course explores the foundations and framework of the European Monetary Union; the development of the European Central Ban; and the Euro. Topics explored include: monetary union; the single-market theory, problems of currency convergence, and the impact of the Euro on economic growth and monetary policy.
Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain
This course covers the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies: who uses them, how secure they are, and how they differ from traditional hard currencies. It also examines Bitcoin: how it started, why it was created, what makes it different, and how it is becoming a global phenomenon. In addition, this course provides a broad overview of the essential concepts of blockchain, the technology that is used to allow fast, secure, transparent transactions to take place. Other topics to be discussed include smart contracts, consensus mining, and the key advantages of blockchain technology.
The Photographers Guide to Going Digital
Learn how to upload photographic images to your computer or work with them in photo-editing of other software programs. Transfer images from a digital camera onto a computer and work with them in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use Quark and InDesign.
Creative Smartphone Photography: Turn Your Photos into Art
This entertaining course is for those who wish to explore the creative process by using photography in a dynamic and nonlinear fashion, employing any camera (including smartphone) and iPad or tablet processing. Multiple apps will be demonstrated, and you will be encouraged to apply any of them to communicate your artistic vision. The objective of the course is to create photographic art that will be displayed in a one-night group floor show.