Career Training Program Updates

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Updated Student Enrollment Agreement: Extension Policy

This is an important update regarding our course extension policy. We are revising the Extension Policy within the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) to enhance the student learning experience and encourage timely course completion.

The goal of the new Extension Policy is to increase course completion rates. We are allowing students a maximum metric of 150% in order to be in line with most ed2go partner institutions’ standards for calculating completion rates. For more information about how we developed the metric for completion rates please visit the following webpage: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017046.pdf

We will continue to charge fees for course extensions to cover the administrative costs to support students as we extend their access to their courses. Sales tax may apply to these fees. Partners will not receive a portion of the fees collected from course extensions.

The new policy will apply to students enrolling in courses beginning on April 2, 2018. Students enrolling prior to this date will be held to the previous policy. Students can access the new SEA in the Student Center on ed2go.com.

What Do Partners Need to Do:

Please click on the following link to familiarize yourself with the updated agreement: Student Enrollment Agreement

The new Student Enrollment Agreement will become effective on April 2, 2018.

 

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Course Revision: Mediator courses

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

In the Alternative Dispute Resolution field, there were regulatory changes to how mediator courses are titled. To remain compliant with these regulatory changes, we are removing the term “certified” from the course title of our Mediator courses. There are no changes to course content.

The following courses will have updated course titles beginning May 16, 2018:

Current Course Title New Course Title Course Code
Certified Family Mediator Certificate in Family Mediation GES430
Certified Healthcare and Eldercare Practitioner Certificate in Healthcare and Eldercare GES431
Certified Mediator and Arbitrator Certificate in Mediation and Arbitration GES425
Certified Mediator and Conflict Resolution Specialist Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution GES426
Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner Certificate in Mediation and Restorative Justice GES432

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the change to the course titles will become effective on May 16, 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: Six Sigma Black Belt course

The following update is for partners that offer the Six Sigma Black Belt course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Six Sigma Black Belt course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. In the coming weeks, we are releasing a new course to replace the discontinued course. More details on the new course will be announced soon.

The following course will be discontinued on March 23, 2019:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt (Course Code: GES215)

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 March 23, 2019.

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: AutoCAD courses

The following update is for partners that offer the AutoCAD 2015 courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the AutoCAD 2015 courses and removing them from the ed2go catalog. The affiliated certification exam, AutoCAD 2015 Certified Professional Exam, is being retired by the certifying organization, AutoDesk, therefore the AutoCAD 2015 courses are no longer relevant. In the coming weeks, we are releasing new courses for AutoCAD certificate training. More details on these courses will be announced soon.

The following courses will be discontinued on May 16, 2018:

  • AutoCAD 3D 2015 (Course Code: GES323)
  • AutoCAD 2015 with AutoCAD 3D (Course Code: GES324)
  • AutoCAD 2015 Certified User (Course Code: GES325)

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 16, 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 and Course Launch: 3ds Max and Digital Game Artist courses

The following update is for partners that offer the 3ds Max course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the 3ds Max course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. This course is being replaced by the recently launched Digital Game Artist Certificate. This new course offers more comprehensive training in video game design and development. Students will not only learn the fundamental principles of general design and 3D Art, but also have an opportunity to create a portfolio of their work to showcase to prospective employers.

The following course will be discontinued on May 16, 2018:

3ds Max (Course Code: GES501)

The following course is available for immediate enrollment:

Digital Game Artist Certificate (Course Code: GES3006)

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 16, 2018.
  • Contact your Account Manager for information on how to promote the Digital Game Artist Certificate course 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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Program Updates January 2018

We are excited to announce the following new courses and programs are available now for immediate enrollment. These new launches not only provide comprehensive training within their respective fields, but some of these new programs also prepare students for credentialing exams that can qualify students for industry-recognized certifications.

Visual Arts

The following program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in video game design.

Digital Game Artist (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES3006

Suggested Retail Price: $2,595

  • This program teaches the key competencies necessary to excel in video game design using popular 3D software

Healthcare

The following course and program are for students interested in either starting their career or advancing their current career in the healthcare field.

Medical Transcriptionist (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES188

Suggested Retail Price: $2,695

  • This program trains students on transcribing physician’s notes for medical records as well as prepare for the credentialing exam that can qualify them for an industry-recognized certification.

Please note: this program replaces the recently-announced retired Medical Transcription programs. You can read more about the discontinuation here.

Certificate in Music Therapy and Sound Healing (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: 0mt

Suggested Retail Price: $48

  • This course is for healthcare professionals that want to incorporate the benefits of music therapy and sound healing into their practice and patient care.

Human Resources

The following courses are for students interested in either starting their career or advancing their current career in the human resources field.

High Performance Organization (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: hpo

Suggested Retail Price: $100

  • This course is designed for human resources professionals to learn the principles to enhance company-wide employee performance and influence the company’s bottom line.

Talent and Performance Management (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: tpm

Suggested Retail Price: $100

  • This course is designed for human resources professionals to learn strategies on recruiting and retaining top talent for their organizations.

Computer Applications

The following program is for students interested in pursuing a career in computer networking.

VMware Certified Associate (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES3005

Suggested Retail Price: $2,195

This program is for computer systems administrators or systems engineers interested in learning about VMware computer hardware systems to become prepared for the credentialing exam that can qualify them for an entry-level certification.

NEXT STEPS

Visit the partner site to get more details about these new courses and programs and how to promote them your students.


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

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Program Discontinuation: Medical Transcription

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

One of the many changes occurring in the medical industry is how healthcare professionals record their patient notes, which has affected the training and work of professionals in the medical transcription field.

Due to these new industry standards, we are making changes to our current Medical Transcription Programs.

Discontinuation

As of April 16, 2018, we are retiring the following Medical Transcription programs and removing them from the catalog.

  1. Medical Transcription (GES113)
  2. Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology (GES122)

Replacement

The current Medical Transcription programs will be replace by a new, updated version, which will be released in the coming weeks. The new program will not only include new career-enhancing modules and an exam voucher, but will also align with training for an industry-recognized certification.

Keep a look out for an email announcement with more details on these replacement programs.


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