Advanced Career Training Updates

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Product Launch: Plumber Training and Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce a new skilled trades course and two Microsoft Office Specialist courses, all of which are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Foundations of Plumbing

With an aging infrastructure and dwindling trade workforce, the demand for plumbers has never been greaterIn fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that plumbing jobs will increase faster than other skilled trade professions over the next 10 years. After receiving formal training, students can become a plumber apprentice and then enter this high-demand field.

This course prepares students for a plumbing apprenticeship. They will learn how to perform all aspects of the plumber’s job including water pipe sizing; cross-connection protection; sewage disposal; and servicing water heatersdrainage fixture unitsbuilding drainsand stacks.  

COURSE CODE: GES788 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


Microsoft Access 2019 Certification Training

Most workplaces require some knowledge of Microsoft Office. Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification for Access 2019 is great way to set one’s professional profile apart from non-certified Access users. 

The Microsoft Access 2019 Certification Training course will prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2019 certification exam. They will learn fundamental database concepts, such as creating tables, querying, and generating reports.

COURSE CODE: GES884 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Certification Training

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification in PowerPoint establishes one’s expertise in the longstanding presentation software. According to Microsoft, individuals with a MOS certification in PowerPoint can earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers.

This course will teach students how to best use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 and prepare them for the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2019 Certification exam. Through hands-on lessons, they will explore the PowerPoint environment, create a presentation, format text, modify graphics, and more.

COURSE CODE: GES883 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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 the Advanced Career Training 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 Revisions

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below for information on upcoming course revisions and discontinuations:

Advanced Career Training Courses

In an effort for continuous improvement, we have revised several medical billing and coding courses to best prepare students for a career as a certified medical coder.

As a result, the following courses have been updated effective immediately:

  • CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) (GES124)
  • CBCS Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included) (GES149)
  • CPC Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) (GES145)
  • CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included) (GES148)

Lesson 13 is now optional in these four courses, and does not contribute to the overall course grade. The lesson quiz is also optional and the lesson assignment has been removed. The in-course verbiage was updated to recommend Lesson 13 to those planning to take a coding certification exam.

In addition, the ICD-10-PCS textbook aligned with Lesson 13 will no longer ship. While students enrolled in these courses prior to the effective date will receive a book, those enrolled after will not receive a book.


Similarly, the following courses have also been updated effective immediately:

  • CCA Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included) (GES184)
  • CCA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included) (GES185)

In these two courses, Lesson 13 is now optional but strongly recommend to those planning to take the CCA exam. Like the CPC and CBCS courses, Lesson 13 will no longer contribute to the overall course grade. The lesson quiz is also optional and the lesson assignment has been removed.

However, the CCA medical billing and coding courses will continue to use the ICD-10-PCS textbook.


The course hours for the following title will change on April 11, 2019:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced CMAA (Voucher Included) (GES181)  320 hours increased to 380 hours

The hours will increase to reflect 60 hours allotted for the Medical Terminology portion of the bundle. These hours were not accounted for when the course was first released to the catalog.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these updates will be reflected in the catalog automatically.

For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

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

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Product Launch: HVAC/R Training and Microsoft Excel 2019 Series

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce two new HVAC/R training courses and another Microsoft Office 2019/365 course bundle.

The following courses are now available in the catalog:

Advanced Career Training 

HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included)

With the HVAC/R industry rapidly evolving, certification is now more important than ever. Modern HVAC/R systems operate on cutting edge refrigeration and electronic technologies not used even ten years ago. 

The HVAC/R Certified Technician course will train working technicians with one-to-two years of field experience for the HVAC Excellence or NATE certification exams. Students will gain a rich, foundational knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, and get additional hands-on practice with cutting-edge simulations.

Upon completion of this course, students will also receive an HVAC Excellence ESCO Group voucher package that includes:

  • 1 Principals of Electrical and Refrigeration (Core) exam voucher
  • 1 Professional Technician exam voucher (Residential Air Conditioning recommended) exam voucher
  • 1 EPA 608 exam voucher

COURSE CODE: GES793 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,895


HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included)

HVAC/R is one of today’s fastest growing industries. New technology, booming commercial and residential construction, and a retiring workforce fuel the need for skilled HVAC/R technicians.

This course is designed for individuals with little-to-no experience in the HVAC/R field. Students will prepare for an entry-level career by learning about service, repair, and solutions with hands-on guidance and application. By course completion, students will be prepared to sit for several entry-level work readiness certificates, including all 17 HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certificates, the EPA 608, and the NATE Ready to Work Certificate. 

This course also includes a voucher package for the HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certificate exam that includes:

  • 1 Employment Ready Certificate for Electrical exam voucher
  • 1 Employment Ready Certificate for Air Conditioning exam voucher
  • 1 EPA 608 exam voucher

COURSE CODE: GES786 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,895


Fundamentals 

Microsoft Excel 2019 Series

Excel is the industry standard for spreadsheet software. This course bundle will help new and experienced users master Microsoft Excel 2019 and its online Office 365 counterpart. The Microsoft Excel 2019 Series will first introduce the basics of Excel 2019 and its online counterpart in Office 365. Students will then learn the software’s intermediate and advanced featuresincluding shortcuts, formatting, analysis, visual aids, and functions.

Bundle includes:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 

COURSE CODE: B9404 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $324


New Microsoft Office 2019/365 Marketing Materials

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is one of today’s most-sought after workplace skills. Our new Microsoft Office 2019/365 courses are ideal for job seekers, so we created marketing materials to help you reach students that may need these important skills.

For catalog ads, email templates, web banners, and additional marketing content, click here.


 What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Course Discontinuations and Revisions

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below for information on upcoming course revisions and discontinuations:

Advanced Career Training Courses

Web technologies are forever evolving and browser support has become more standardized. In an effort for continuous improvement, we revised our web developer courses to address the latest technology and removed outdated aspects that are no longer applicable to browser support.

As a result, the course hours for the following courses will change accordingly on April 01, 2019:

  • Web Applications Developer (GES316) – 380 hours increased to 404 hours
  • Web Design Professional (GES517) – 330 hours increased to 384 hours
  • Mobile and Desktop Web Developer/Responsive Web Design (GES319) – 480 hours decreased to 460 hours

In addition, the following courses will be discontinued and removed from the catalog on April 01, 2019:

  • Mobile Web Developer (GES317)

This course will be retired due to low enrollments and outdated course content. We recommend directing your students to the revised Mobile and Desktop Web Developer/Responsive Web Design (GES319) course to learn the latest in web development technologies.

  • Customs Broker (GES753)

This course will be retired due to low enrollments. There is no replacement at this time.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these updates will be reflected in the catalog automatically.

For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

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

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Product Launch: Crystal Reports

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce a new course that teaches highly specialized data analysis and reporting skills.

The following course is now available and open for enrollment:

Advanced Career Training 

Crystal Reports

With data analysis becoming increasingly important in business, knowing how to use Crystal Reports is critical. This course will teach students how to use Crystal Reports, SAP’s widely-used business intelligence application, to create custom business reports from different data sources. Students will be able to not only create reports, but to manipulate their look and export them in a variety of sharable formats.

COURSE CODE: GES3013 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.


Recent Course Discontinuation

For information on our recently retired course, click here.

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Course Discontinuations

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on upcoming course cancellations.

Advanced Career Training

In an effort for continuous improvement, the following courses will be discontinued and replaced with more robust course offerings:

  • HVACR Certified Technician (GES705)
    • This course will be removed from the catalog on April 22, 2019.
  • HVACR Technician – NATE Service CORE Certified Technician (GES772)
    • This course will be removed from the catalog on May 8, 2019.
While these soon-to-be discontinued courses primarily align with the NATE and HVAC Excellence Air Conditioning track, our upcoming HVACR courses will prepare students for multiple specialty tracks. The new courses will also include more than 200 real world simulations, so students can practice their skills in common service call situations.

 

More information on our new HVACR courses will be released in February 2019.

 


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically. If you plan to replace these discontinued courses 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 their course with no change to the curriculum.

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Course Discontinuations

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent course cancellations.

Advanced Career Training

In an effort for continuous improvement, the following courses will be discontinued and removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Sage 50 Certificate (GES366)
    • This course will be removed due to changes to the SAGE 50 Certification exam.
  • PMI-PgMP® Certification Training (GES388)
    • This course will be removed due to outdated course content.

What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as this change will be reflected in your catalog automatically. If you plan to replace the discontinued course 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 their course with no change to the curriculum.

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Product Launch: Financial Counseling and Microsoft 2019 Titles

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce new Advanced Career Training titles that prepare for a career in finance and credit counseling. In addition, we recently launched a Fundamentals series for Microsoft 2019/Office 365 software. Read below for more information.

The following courses are now available in the catalog:

Advanced Career Training

Certified Financial Health Counselor (GES2029)

Staying financially healthy is important, so many individual turn to professionals to help with this. This course prepares for a career in financial counseling as an independent counselor or a consultant to other businesses supporting individuals. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a Certified Financial Health Counselor designation from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors.

COURSE CODE: GES2029 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995


Certified Credit Counselor and Certified Financial Health Counselor (Exam Included) (GES2030)

There is an ongoing need for financial consulting in the United States. In fact, the Department of Labor projects that the credit counseling field will grow 15% throughout 2024.

This comprehensive course bundle teaches a broad skill set needed to assist clients with spending and money behaviors. Upon completion, students earn the designations of Certified Credit Counselor and Certified Financial Health Counselor. These certifications, given by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors, demonstrate knowledge to effectively guide clients to financial independence.

COURSE CODE: GES2030 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,195


 

Fundamentals 

Introduction to Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365

Virtually every industry can benefit from the use of Microsoft Access to organize, store, and document their essential information. Data ranging from inventory and customer information to orders details and vendors can be effectively organized with this longstanding software. Learning how to use Access 2019 adds a valuable skill set to any professional profile. This hands-on course will teach beginners how to use Microsoft Access 2019 in Office 365 to build a database and customize the way data is stored.

COURSE CODE: ac9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365

Microsoft Access is one of the most widely used information management systems. This course focuses on advanced techniques for the powerful database program, including importing Excel spreadsheets as tables, creating query calculations to crunch numbers, and using Visual Basic to automate common tasks. From building reports to conditional formatting, your students will learn how to best organize data with Access 2019.

COURSE CODE: na9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Excel, Microsoft’s longstanding spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to manage data with spreadsheets. In fact, many workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel. This course will teach beginners how to use the program’s functions and uses, including techniques for sorting and analyzing data, creating workbooks, and automating frequently-repeated tasks. By course completion, your students will know how to use this vital Office 365 tool.

COURSE CODE: ix9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Many businesses rely on spreadsheets to manage data and Microsoft Excel is considered the industry standard for spreadsheets. This course is for those who use Excel regularly and want to take their skills to the next level. Students of the intermediate course will learn VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and other advanced functions that set them apart from the casual Excel user.

COURSE CODE: nx9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365

As technology transforms business practices, Microsoft PowerPoint remains one of the most commonly used tools for presentations. This course is perfect for beginners wanting to learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 to create professional presentations.

COURSE CODE: ip9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft Project 2019/Office 365 

Across all industries, Microsoft Project remains the most widely-used project management software. For those managing projects, learning how to use this resource is key to successfully and effectively seeing projects through to completion. This course will teach your students how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects using Microsoft Project 2019.

COURSE CODE: mm9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in day-to-day functions. Knowing how to use Microsoft Word, the most widely-used word processing program, is critical. This course will introduce beginners to the 2019 version of Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to write and edit text in Word and how to create, format, and organize documents.

COURSE CODE: iw9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


New Microsoft 2019/Office 365 Marketing Materials

Proficiency with Microsoft products is one of the most-sought after skills for job seekers. Knowing how to use Microsoft Office 365 is especially critical as the company transitions it longstanding software suit to an online subscription model. Next month, we will be releasing new collateral to market the Microsoft 2019/Office 365 courses, including catalog ads, email templates, and web banners.


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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 the Advanced Career Training 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 Discontinuation and Replacement

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on a recent course discontinuation.

Advanced Career Training

The following course will be removed from the catalog on February 5, 2019 due to outdated content:

  • Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative (GES106)

In lieu of this discontinued course, we recommend directing your students to Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Exam Included) (GES192). Students will train for a career in pharmaceutical sales by learning the rules, regulations, and best practices of promoting prescription drugs. They will also learn key medical terms, making them an asset to any pharmaceutical sales team. Students will receive a Pharmaceutical Representative Certification (PRC) upon completion.

COURSE CODE: GES192 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as this change will be reflected in your catalog automatically. If you are not already offering the suggested alternative title, it is currently available in the course catalog.

If you plan to replace the discontinued course 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 their course with no change to the curriculum.

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Product Launch: Hospitality, Home Management, and Housekeeping Titles

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce a new addition to the catalog that will prepare your students for the growing hospitality, home management, and housekeeping fields.

Advanced Career Training

The following courses are available in the catalog as of November 21, 2018:


Basic Housekeeping

Professional housekeeping requires a broad skill set that ranges from cleaning and laundry to kitchen service and organizational systems. While the housekeeping field is never short in demand, training with a seasoned professional will make your students a more valuable asset to potential employers, including hospitality groups or private residences. The Basic Housekeeping course teaches effective housekeeping techniques to help offer the highest standard of service.

COURSE CODE: GES613 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


Ama de Casa Bilingue

This course is the Spanish version of our ‘Basic Housekeeping (GES613)’ course

COURSE CODE: GES615 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


Executive Housekeeper

Executive housekeepers work at the highest level of the housekeeping function, overseeing all aspects of cleaning, interior maintenance, and laundry services in a home or commercial establishment. This role bridges the gap between housekeeping duties and managerial oversight, as executive housekeepers often serve as a supervisor to other staff and mentor to new team members. The Executive Housekeeper course prepares for a career as a head/executive housekeeper at a hospitality group or private residence.

COURSE CODE: GES614 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $895


Hotel Management with Executive Housekeeper

The hospitality industry provides a variety of jobs and opportunities to advance worldwide. Learning the skills needed to manage any venue, hotel, motel, resort, or accommodation house and supervise housekeeping staff will position you for success within this growing field. This course bundle teaches the complementary disciplines of hotel management and executive housekeeping. Students will learn the theoretical principles of commerce, management, tourism logistics, and the supply chain. This bundle also trains students to oversee the housekeeping function, including supervision and training, organizational methods, and laundry.

COURSE CODE: GES616 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,595


Household Manager

For many families, household managers play a vital role running the home and supervising other household staff. Household managers offer their clients a varied skillset and ensure all aspects of the home – from housekeeping to security and even budgets – run smoothly. Those working in private service who want to position themselves for advancement would benefit from household manager training. This course provides specialized training in estate and household management. Students will learn how to manage the estates and private service employees of high net-worth individuals.

COURSE CODE: GES612 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,595


Household Manager with Executive Housekeeper

Many busy families with large estates seek out highly-skilled employees to manage their household. These duties fall on the household manager, who oversees the home and household systems like budgeting, security, and staff supervision. Training as a specialized household manager is ideal for advancing your career in the private service industry. This course bundle will train students to work as a household manager with a specialty in housekeeping. Upon completing these complimentary courses, students will be able to run a household, supervise other household staff, and properly train and organize a team of housekeepers.

COURSE CODE: GES617 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


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 the Advanced Career Training 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.


Upcoming Course Discontinuations

For information on recent course cancellations and revisions, click here.

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