Advanced Career Training Updates

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Product Launches: Restaurant Management and Catering Professional Courses

Hospitality is one of today’s fastest growing industries. Within hospitality, the food and restaurant sector will see expansive growth over the next decade. To prepare your students for a career in this high-demand job market, we added two food and beverage career training titles to the catalog.

Read on for more information about these new titles and what you need to do to add them to your course catalog.


Restaurant Management

In the past year, Americans spent more than 40% of their food budget on eating out. This trend is expected to continue, as is the need for qualified restaurant managers. In fact, restaurant management jobs will grow nine percent by 2026 with 27,900 new jobs expected. We receive over 1,500 web searches for restaurant management courses annually, so there is an untapped demand for a course that teaches the skills needed to enter this field.

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT | COURSE CODE: GES611 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995

The Restaurant Management course focuses on the principles of food and beverage production and management, human resource management, and basic accounting practices for the restaurant industry. Students will learn how to sustain a profitable restaurant while marketing to key customer groups.


Catering Professional

The catering sector is expecting job growth by nine percent through 2024. Catering companies can hold contracts with a variety of clients like schools and hospitals, with more industries looking to catering to address their food and beverage needs.

CATERING PROFESSIONAL | COURSE CODE: GES2024 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295

The Catering Professional course provides the foundational skills needed for a career in catering. Students will gain a practical knowledge of catering services, including overseeing events and functions, and collaborating with other catering companies.


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

Reminder:

If you plan to add these titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! On August 17, 2018, we will retire three Advanced Career Training courses due to outdated content.

Read below about how you can supplement the following to-be-discontinued courses:

  • Principles of Green Buildings (GES711)

Students looking to start a career in building and sustainability can enroll in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (GES784). Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn an internationally-recognized LEED Green Associate Credential. This credential, certified by the US Green Building Council, ranked #106 on the Burning Glass list of top certifications.

  • Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments (GES712)

Students looking to start a career in building assessment would benefit from learning inspection principles and standards of practice in the Home Inspection Certificate (GES704) course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) certificate, administered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.

  • Building Analyst Quick Start (GES717)

This course does not have an direct alternative, but our catalog offers numerous courses in the construction, environmental and energy, and trades industries that speak to current workforce demand.

What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as the discontinued courses will be removed from your catalog automatically on the above-mentioned date. If you are not already offering the suggested alternative courses, they are currently available in the course catalog.

If you plan to replace these Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

Students currently enrolled in these courses will able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.

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Product Launches: Horse Care and Professional Life Coach Courses

ed2go prides itself on offering courses that speak to workforce demand and employer need. We added three unique additions to the catalog to prepare your students for some of today’s most in-demand jobs.

Read more about these new titles and what you need to do to add them to your course catalog.

What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.


Horse Care Management (GES190)

Knowledge of horse care techniques opens an extensive range of career opportunities. The equestrian industry in the United States has a $122 billion economic impact and employs some 1.7 million jobs. Those with an in-depth knowledge of horse care may find employment opportunities in the horse industry at stables, breeding farms, riding schools, and more.

HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT | COURSE CODE: GES190 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,595

Horse Care Management offers a comprehensive study of equine science and the practical application of these scientific concepts. Upon completion, students will have learned several facets of horse care and horse management, including daily care, handling techniques, and training principles.


Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management teaches the specialized skills that stables, equestrian centers, and large animal veterinary facilities look for. Together, these courses provide the comprehensive training needed to be a veterinary assistant with an additional focus on horse care techniques.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT WITH HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT| COURSE CODE: GES191 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,995

Students will gain a breadth of knowledge that can take them from the veterinary office to the stables and beyond. The Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management track teaches students how to be an asset when caring for or treating a horse, from assisting with surgical procedures to measuring vitals.


Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included)

Professional life coaching has grown into a $2 billion industry, with demand for certified life coaches on the rise. More and more, organizations are hiring coaches to help their employees develop leadership capabilities and increase performance and productivity.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH (EXAM INCLUDED) | COURSE CODE: GES2023 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795

The Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included) course teaches the strategies for applying the IAPRC Code of Ethics, ICF Core Competencies, and other recognized coaching concepts. Upon course completion, students will hold the specialized skills needed to take the certified life coach exam and establish their own successful coaching business.

Reminder:

If you plan to add these titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

A changing job market means up-to-date knowledge and industry-recognized credentials have higher value. To prepare your students for a career, we regularly retire and replace courses. The following courses will be retired, so we recommend directing your students to these titles instead:

Fundamentals courses discontinued on August 29, 2018:

  • Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer (p21) and Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer II (p22) will be retired due to outdated curriculum and low enrollment. However, our Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer (p31) is continually updated and would be the better option for students interested in learning photo editing skills.
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming (mip) will be retired due to outdated course content and low enrollment.

Advanced Career Training courses discontinued on September 7, 2018:

  • Certified SAS Base Programmer Certification Training (GES391) and Apache Cassandra Training (GES380) will both be cancelled due to outdated curriculum. Our Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES 336) course is an ideal alternative for students looking to master database software and build their professional profile.
  • CTFL Certification Training (GES389) will be discontinued due to outdated content. While there are no exact alternatives for this course, we encourage you to browse other career training courses.

Advanced Career Training course revisions on July 31, 2018*:

  • Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) will include the CCS certification examination voucher and course hours will increase from 80 to 100. There is no price increase for this course.

If you are not already offering these suggested courses, they are currently available in the course catalog. If you plan to replace the Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

*We previously communicated Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) course revisions would come into effect on September 11, 2018. Due to an expedited revision process, this course will now be available on July 31, 2018.

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Course Revisions: Computing and IT Courses

The following update is for partners that offer Computing and IT courses in their catalog.

We revised the course outline for two of our courses. The changes were made to restructure the course content and enhance the learning experience. These revisions do not reflect a change in course hours nor course materials.

The following courses will have an updated outline beginning on March 29, 2018:

  • Full Stack Software Developer (Course Code: GES375)
  • Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals (Course Code: GES376)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as these courses will be updated on March 29, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Revisions: Project Management Courses

The following update is for partners that offer Project Management courses in their catalog.

We have revised our Project Management courses to reflect the updates in the recently published PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition by PMI and the affiliated certification exams.  All the revised courses will include a project-based assignment, more hands-on activities & games, and more colorful images & diagrams to explain complex concepts to create a better student experience. We recommend that currently enrolled students are transferred to the most recent course, so that students are preparing with the newest course content and preparing for the latest exams.

The following courses will be updated:

Course Title Course Code Current Course Hours New Course Hours Effective Date
The Complete Project Manager with CAPM® and PMP® Prep GES251 130 250 3/29/18
The Complete Project Manager with Microsoft Project 2016 GES272 190 310 3/29/18
The Complete Project Manager with Microsoft Project 2016 – Software Included GES280 190 310 3/29/18
Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep GES248 60 100 3/29/18
Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep GES249 70 150 4/17/18
Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep with Microsoft Project 2016 GES271 130 210 4/17/18
Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep with Microsoft Project 2016 (Software Included) GES279 130 210 4/17/18

There are additional changes to the Mastering Project Management with PMP Prep course that include:

  • Updated content for the new PMP exam, which became available on March 26, 2018
  • 5 additional graded assignments

There are additional changes to the Project Management Essentials with CAPM Prep course that include:

  • Updated content for the new CAPM exam, which will become available on May 21, 2018
  • 3 additional graded assignments
  • Words to Know sections to help students with the verbiage
  • Putting It Into Practice sections, where students are shown a video or written scenario they have to respond to via a multiple choice activity

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Note the respective release dates of when the revised courses will become available in the ed2go catalog.
  • Contact Partner Helpdesk if you need assistance transferring your enrolled students to the latest course version.

If you have any other questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Creative Writing

The following update is for partners that offer Creative Writing courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Beginning Writer’s Workshop course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. This course is offered on its own.

The following courses will be discontinued on May 25, 2018:

  • Beginning Writer’s Workshop (Course Code: bwp)
  • Creative Writing Value Suite (Course Code: B8474)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 25, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Launches: Certified Six Sigma courses

We are pleased to announce the launch of new courses that train on the Six Sigma concepts and methods. These new launches not only provide comprehensive training in how to deliver meaningful results in the areas of quality management and cost containment but these new programs also prepare students for credentialing exams that can qualify them for industry-recognized certifications. These courses are available for immediate enrollment.

 

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt | Course Code: GES2009| Suggested Retail Price: $1,995

  • This course trains students to master the key Six Sigma concepts and methods to lead quality management projects, as well as offers preparation for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt| Course Code: GES2010| Suggested Retail Price: $3,495

  • This course trains students to master the key Six Sigma concepts and methods to analyze and solve quality problems and how to eventually lead quality projects. This course also offers preparation for the Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on July 18, 2018.
  • Contact your Account Manager to confirm the availability of these courses in your catalog.
  • Visit the partner site to access Partner Marketing Resources to help you promote courses to your students.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Administrative Professional

The following update is for partners that offer the Administrative Professional courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Administrative Professional courses and removing them from the ed2go catalog. In the coming weeks, we are releasing new courses that will contain new content, including training for an industry-recognized credential. More details on these courses will be announced soon.

The following courses will be discontinued on July 18, 2018:

  • Administrative Professional (Course Code: GES245)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 (Course Code: GES862)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2016 Master (Course Code: GES863)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 – Voucher Included (Course Code: GES871)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2016 Master – Voucher Included (Course Code: GES872)

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on July 18, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Lean Mastery

The following update is for partners that offer the Lean Mastery course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Lean Mastery course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. All enrolled students will be contacted to let them know when they need to complete the course. Students that are interested in taking a similar course, can enroll in one of the Lean Six Sigma courses currently available in the ed2go catalog for immediate enrollment.

The following course will be discontinued on May 11, 2018: The following courses are similar in content and available for immediate enrollment:
Lean Mastery (Course Code: GES404)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Course Code: GES274)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with 1 on 1 Project Coaching (Course Code: GES293)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Course Code: GES273)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Course Code: GES275)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt with 1 on 1 Project Coaching (Course Code: GES292)
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Course Code: GES276)

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 11, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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