Career Training Program Updates

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HVAC Program Updates and MCSA/MCSE Program Discontinuations

Program Updates

The following updates are for partners that offer HVAC and Microsoft Certified Solutions programs in their catalog.

HVAC

We are updating the content of the HVAC programs to include additional safety content from OSHA. The new content will teach common job-related safety and health hazards. Students completing the HVACR Technician – NATE Service Core programs (taught either in English or Spanish) will receive the OSHA 10 card, which is intended for entry level workers. Students completing the HVACR Certified Technician program will receive the OSHA 30 card, intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. The following programs will have a change in hours and/or pricing:

HVACR Certified Technician

  • Course hours increase from 265 hours to 277 hours
  • No price changes

HVACR Technician – Nate Service Core (Voucher Included)

  • Course hours increase: from 90 hours to 100 hours
  • New wholesale and SRP: $1,895/$2,295

Programa de Certificado de Conocimiento Básico de HVACR NATE Core (Spanish-taught version)

  • Course hours increase: from 90 hours to 100 hours
  • New wholesale and SRP: $1,895/$2,295

These changes will become effective on March 20, 2018.


MCSA and MCSE

Microsoft recently announced the retirement of the 70-246, 70-247, 70-432, and 70-448 exams, which are affiliated with some of their Microsoft Certified Solutions programs. The following Programs will be discontinued:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 with Private Cloud
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Private Cloud

These changes will become effective on November 30, 2017 and these programs will be removed from the ed2go catalog.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about these updates.

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September 2017 Program Updates

Program Updates

As  you may already know from an announcement published earlier this year,  we are transitioning our courses and programs to a new learning  management system. Once this is complete, the new system will enhance  the student learning experience and give our partners improved access to  student records. While we complete the transition, there are several  programs that will be retired due to low demand from students.
 
The following courses will be discontinued effectively on November 12, 2017:
·         Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Master 2010
·         Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010
·         Carpentry
·         Microsoft Excel 2010 Certification Training
·         Microsoft Office 2010 Master Certification
·         Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS)
·         Microsoft Outlook 2010 Certification
·         Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Certification
·         Microsoft Word 2010 Certification Training
·         Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2013
·         Start Your Own Business

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about these updates.

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Launch of a New Career Training Program: Veterinary Office Manager

New Career Training Program

Title: Veterinary Office Manager

This program is ideal for any students that show an interest in a career in animal care. In this program, your students will not only learn the essential skills of becoming a veterinary assistant, but also learn the business aspects of a veterinary practice, including understanding Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks.

Program Code: GES179

Hours: 485

Cost: $3595

Program SRP: $3995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Veterinary Assistant is one of the most popular programs in the ed2go catalog. We wanted to introduce a program that would prepare people to get into the practice management sphere of this profession. Additional the program allows the student to earn industry recognized credentials in two Microsoft Office products.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We have had success adding Medical Office Manager to our catalog last year. This year we are introducing other management programs in the heath discipline. We have introduced Dental Office Manager and Optical Manger. Veterinary Office Manager is the last title of this kind to be introduced this year.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in becoming a veterinary assistant but would like to prepare themselves to enter practice management. This program teaches the additional skills that are of value to an employer such as knowledge of Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.


What Partners Need To Do

New Programs: Partners only need to make catalog updates for new Career Training Programs in your Online Administration Center (OAC) if:

  • Your site is set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you do not want to offer the new program, or need to change your retail pricing.
  • Your site is NOT set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you want to add new courses/programs to your catalog.

For assistance with updating your catalog, read this article

Otherwise, no further action is needed on your end in the OAC.

Content or Hours Update: No further action is needed on your end in the OAC. Your catalog already reflects this change.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about the new program.

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Program Updates: Mediator Programs

The following update is for partners that offer the Mediator programs in their catalog.

We would like to inform you that we are retracting the recent announcement about the price increase and reversed the pricing of the Mediator programs.

The suggested retail price will remain as it was prior to the announcement for the following programs:

·         Certified Family Mediator: $3,895

·         Certified Healthcare and Eldercare Practitioner: $3,895

·         Certified Mediator and Arbitrator: $3,695

·         Certified Mediator and Conflict Resolution Specialist: $3,695

·         Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner: $3,895

Stay tuned for details as we will soon offer an opportunity to learn more about these programs and how to promote them to your students.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about this update.

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Seven New Career Training Programs: Electrical Technician and More

New Career Training Programs

Title: Electrical Technician 

This program will teach students math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, and assembly to work as an electrical technician.

Program Code: GES773

Hours: 120

Cost: $1695

Program SRP: $1995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training to be an Electrical Technician and will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would want to take this program to become an electrical technician because electrical technician can earn an average of $20 per hour. This entry-level career also provides the stepping stone to become an electrician and earn even more if they decide to pursue a certification. There is significant room to grow in your career as the job growth rate for Electricians is 14%.


Title: Maintenance Technician

In this program, students will learn the following concepts and skills to become a Maintenance Technician:  workholding, math, inspection, safety, machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, motor controls, rigging, and fluid systems.

Program Code: GES767

Hours: 250

Cost: $1395

Program SRP: $1695

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training in maintenance that will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they have an interest in problem solving and taking pieces apart in an industrial setting. This program provides working knowledge and use of common tool room equipment to manufacture and repair components for in-house maintenance purposes. The median wage is $17.31 for a Maintenance Technician.


Title: Press Operator – Cold Stamping

This program will provide students provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for cold stamping press work. Students will learn math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, stamping, forming, and automation to work at as a Press Operator: Cold Stamping.

Program Code: GES768

Hours: 100

Cost: $1195

Program SRP: $1495

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training in press operations that will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in working in an industrial environment. As a press operator a student would be able to earn $12 – $19. This is an entry-level career that can lead to higher earning industrial careers such as CNC Operator and Programmer and Tool and Die Maker.

ed2go offers both a hot stamping and cold stamping program. Cold stamping involves the transformation of a sheet of metal at room temperature inside a forming die under pressure. Hot stamping involves the heating of the steel blanks until they are malleable, followed rapid cooling.


Title: Press Operator – Hot Stamping

This program will students an intensive overview of skills necessary for hot stamping press work. Students will learn math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, stamping, forming, and automation to work at as a Press Operator: Hot Stamping.

Program Code: GES769

Hours: 100

Cost: $1195

Program SRP: $1495

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training in press operations that will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in working in an industrial environment. As a press operator a student would be able to earn $12 – $19. This is an entry-level career that can lead to higher earning industrial careers such as CNC Operator and Programmer and Tool and Die Maker.

ed2go offers both a hot stamping and cold stamping program. Cold stamping involves the transformation of a sheet of metal at room temperature inside a forming die under pressure. Hot stamping involves the heating of the steel blanks until they are malleable, followed rapid cooling.


Title: Process Technician

This program will teach students the necessary skills to become a process technician, including math, inspection, safety, machining, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, motor controls, fluid systems, and joining.

Program Code: GES771

Hours: 165

Cost: $1695

Program SRP: $1995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training to be a Process Technician and will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

Process technicians design new equipment or materials or recommend revision to methods of operation in order to improve efficiencies. With this program students learn about six sigma, lean operation and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). According to BLS, the average salary is $53,330. Students can be eligible for these careers with just a high school diploma and some on-the-ground training.


Title: Robotics Technician

This program will provide students provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for the robotics industry, including math, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, fluid systems, and rigging.

Program Code: GES770

Hours: 155

Cost: $1395

Program SRP: $1695

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training to be a Robotics Technician and will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

According to BLS, the average salary is $55,610 for a Robotics Technician. Students can be eligible for these careers with just a high school diploma, associates degree, or some on-the-ground training.


Title: Welding Technician

This program will provide students an accelerated training that allow students to identify the required knowledge and skills for each worker and provide a pathway to upskill and validate worker’s competences.

Program Code: GES766

Hours: 125

Cost: $1695

Program SRP: $1995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

Within the U.S. workforce, there is a significant skills gap in the area of construction and trades and many employers are struggling to find qualified personnel to fill these positions. This program provides key foundational training in welding that will allow students to be eligible for some of these jobs.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog because we are trying to expand the programs we offer in the areas of Trades and Construction. We currently only have 18 programs within this category.

Why would a student take this program?

According to BLS, the annual wage for a welder is $38,150 and can be significantly more if the students decides to earn certifications in welding. Students can be eligible for these careers with just a high school diploma and some on-the-ground training.


What Partners Need To Do

New Programs: Partners only need to make catalog updates for new Career Training Programs in your Online Administration Center (OAC) if:

  • Your site is set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you do not want to offer the new program, or need to change your retail pricing.
  • Your site is NOT set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you want to add new courses/programs to your catalog.

For assistance with updating your catalog, read this article

Otherwise, no further action is needed on your end in the OAC.

Content or Hours Update: No further action is needed on your end in the OAC. Your catalog already reflects this change.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about the new program.

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Program Updates: Web Design and Development Programs

We have updated some of our programs to ensure we are offering the most relevant content and highly-qualified instructors. Please read below about these important changes.

 Update to Web Design and Development programs

We decreased the hours for one of our courses due to the removal of the Advanced JavaScript Module. We increased the hours for two programs to include more content related to HTML and CSS in the Introduction to JavaScript module. The following programs have a change in hours:

·         Web Design Professional from 330 to 320

·         Web Applications Developer from 360 to 380

·         Mobile Web Developer from 280 to 300

 These program changes will take effect on October 20, 2017.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about this update.

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Updated Program: Mobile and Desktop Web Developer

The following update is for partners offering the Mobile and Desktop Web Developer program.

ed2go has revised the Mobile and Desktop Developer program to update the course’s content.

We have made the following changes:

  • Program title changed from “Mobile and Desktop Web Developer” to “Mobile and Desktop Web Developer / Responsive Web Design” so students interested in this program can see that it includes responsive design from the title.

  • Program hours have increased from 460 to 480 due to the addition of the new responsive design and more introduction to JavaScript content.

  • The Advanced JavaScript module within the program has been changed to Introduction to JavaScript to make sure each student can take full advantage of this part of the program and be able to walk away with a good grasp of the fundamentals of JavaScript.

  • New content on responsive web design; for both Apple devices and operating systems.

The new program title will become effective on October 12, 2017.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about this update.

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Launch of New Career Training Program and Instructor-Led Bundle

New Career Training Program

Title: Android App Developer

This program will teach students how to learn and master the necessary skillsets for professional Android application development by developing six trending applications during this course authorized by Google. In this program students will learn to become proficient in Android app development and to be prepared for the Associate Android Developer (AAD) Exam conducted by Google.

Program Code: GES392

Hours: 25

Cost: $395

Program SRP: $495

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

This is one of the few careers that has double digit projected growth rate of 17%. It helps round the software development category in the ed2go catalog.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this to the catalog because we already have web and mobile developer programs, but we wanted one specific to the Android operating system. Android currently has 88% of global market share of the smartphone operating systems.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in software development but wanted to focus on a specialty area. This course prepares students for the Associate Android Developer (AAD) Exam conducted by Google. Passing the exam and earning that certification will allow their resume to stand out in the area of app development.


New Instructor Led Course Bundle

Title: Aging and Health Bundle

Cost: $165

SRP: $249

Course Code: B9026

Courses Included:

Certificate in Healthy Aging (10 contact hours)

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors to support quality of life. In the Certificate in Healthy Aging certificate, you’ll gain an overview of specific aspects of aging, including the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the aging process, physiologic changes in the healthy aging brain, and the role of intimacy and sexuality in healthy aging. This program is designed for individuals who are working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for a career in aging services or gerontology.

Certificate in Gerontology (25 contact hours)

With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by the year 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing. The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who work with the older adults.

Certificate in Brain Health (10 contact hours)

Can we program our brains for happiness? How do sleep quality and stress affect our mental and physical health? Can activities such as exercise, play, and even listening to music boost brain health? In this innovative certificate program, you’ll gain insights into the amazing brain and explore how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this remarkable organ. Based on recent scientific studies, this program is perfect for healthcare professionals or anyone who wants to better understand how supporting brain health can foster health, happiness, and wellbeing.


What Partners Need To Do

New Programs: Partners only need to make catalog updates for new Career Training Programs in your Online Administration Center (OAC) if:

  • Your site is set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you do not want to offer the new program, or need to change your retail pricing.
  • Your site is NOT set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you want to add new courses/programs to your catalog.

For assistance with updating your catalog, read this article

Otherwise, no further action is needed on your end in the OAC.

Content or Hours Update: No further action is needed on your end in the OAC. Your catalog already reflects this change.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about the new program.

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Launch of a New Career Training Program: Microsoft Web Developer

New Career Training Program

Title: Microsoft Web Developer

This program will teach students how to develop Web pages. In this program students will learn Java Programming, C Sharp, HTML, CSS, SQL Server, and JavaScript. When students complete the program, they will have the foundational knowledge necessary to take the Developing Microsoft Azure & Web Services (70-487) and Developing ASP.net MVC Web Applications (70-486) exams.

Program Code: GES379

Hours: 200

Cost: $1695

Program SRP: $1995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

This program prepares students for one of the fastest growing careers. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Web Developers have a projected job growth rate of 27%. A career as a web developer does not require a four-year college degree, often they have an associates degree or have earned certifications.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We previously had a version of this program in the ed2go catalog. It was retired several months ago. We are now able to offer this program again and the new program includes two certifications.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program because they learn many of the essential skills that will allow them to navigate a career in Information Technology and Software Development such as C#, HTML, CSS, SQL Server, JavaScript, Object based JavaScript, and jQuery.


What Partners Need To Do

New Programs: Partners only need to make catalog updates for new Career Training Programs in your Online Administration Center (OAC) if:

  • Your site is set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you do not want to offer the new program, or need to change your retail pricing.
  • Your site is NOT set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you want to add new courses/programs to your catalog.

For assistance with updating your catalog, read this article

Otherwise, no further action is needed on your end in the OAC.

Content or Hours Update: No further action is needed on your end in the OAC. Your catalog already reflects this change.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about the new program.

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Three New Career Training Programs: HVACR Technician – NATE Service Core (Voucher Included)

New Career Training Programs

Title: HVACR Technician – NATE Service Core (Voucher Included) 

This program is a comprehensive online HVACR education program encompassing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.  It is specifically structured to prepare technicians to successfully pass the initial NATE Core Service Exam and to enrich the skills of installers and technicians who are just beginning in the industry. This program will cover the the CORE knowledge areas of HVACR and prepare students to take the NATE Core Certification Exam. This will be the entry point to becoming a certified technician.

Program Code: GES772

Hours: 90

Cost: $1695

Program SRP: $1995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

The HVACR Certified Technician is one of the most popular programs in the ed2go catalog. This program is a lower priced version of the popular program and still allows the student to earn the NATE Service Core certification.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

We are adding this program to the catalog so that there are more students able to enroll in an HVACR certification due to the lower price point.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in entering the HVACR field quickly and start working. This enables the students to work in the field to later make a more informed decision on the specialty they would like to pursue at a later time.

Conversely, a student could take the HVACR Certified Technician program and decide on and take a specialty up front and then enter their career field and start working.


Title: Dental Office Manager

This program will teach students to master the skills they need for a successful career as a dental assistant and obtain the skills to effectively manage a dentist’s office. This nationally recognized Administrative Dental Assistant Online Certificate Program will teach students the essential skills for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an administrative dental assistant as well as learn the how to manage a dentist’s office. Students will learn about dental terminology and anatomy, medical records management, accounts receivable and reimbursement management, insurance and patient billing, patient scheduling, procedural and diagnostic coding, and other office responsibilities including arranging staff scheduling and staff meetings.

Program Code: GES176

Hours: 410

Cost: $3595

Program SRP: $3995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

You should market this program because of the success of the Medical Office Manager program launched last year. It demonstrates that there is demand for these types of programs in the catalog.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

Last year we launched the Medical Office Manager program. Due to the success of that program, we are launching similar programs in the healthcare field. Therefore, we are launching both Optical Manager and Dental Office Manager.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they are interested in entering the non-clinical side of dentistry. This program provides the entry-level administrative assistant training as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks to put them on a path for a team lead position or management.

A student who currently works in a dental office and would like to advance their career into a management position.


Title: Optical Manager

In this online program, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to become an optician and prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification —a certification that’s required by many states. You will learn how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases, as well as learn various office responsibilities within an optometrist’s office, including: bookkeeping; tracking inventory and sales; maintaining customer records (including payments and prescriptions). By the time you complete this program, you’ll be fully prepared to begin a career as an optician and have the skills and knowledge to advance as an optical manager in this popular and exciting medical field.

Program Code: GES175

Hours: 410

Cost: $3595

Program SRP: $3995

Availability: Immediately

Why should you market this program?

You should market this program because of the success of the Medical Office Manager program launched last year. It demonstrates that there is demand for these types of programs in the catalog.

Why are we adding this program to the catalog?

Last year we launched the Medical Office Manager program. Due to the success of that program, we are launching similar programs in the healthcare field. Therefore, we are launching both Optical Manager and Dental Office Manager.

Why would a student take this program?

A student would take this program if they would like to enter the non-clinical side of optometry. This provides the entry-level Optician Certification training as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks to put them on a path for a team lead position or management.

Or, a student who currently works in an optometrist office and would like to advance their career into a management position.


What Partners Need To Do

New Programs: Partners only need to make catalog updates for new Career Training Programs in your Online Administration Center (OAC) if:

  • Your site is set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you do not want to offer the new program, or need to change your retail pricing.
  • Your site is NOT set up for ed2go to automatically add new courses/programs to your catalog, AND you want to add new courses/programs to your catalog.

For assistance with updating your catalog, read this article

Otherwise, no further action is needed on your end in the OAC.

Content or Hours Update: No further action is needed on your end in the OAC. Your catalog already reflects this change.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about the new program.

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