News and Updates

Product Launch: HVACR Simulations

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce that a new, one-of-a-kind Advanced Career Training course is now available in the catalog. Read below for more information on the course, its purpose, and how it can fit into your continuing education catalog.

 

Advanced Career Training 

HVACR Simulations for Field Technicians

HVACR systems are becoming increasingly complex, so learning and mastering the latest technology is critical. The HVACR Simulations for Field Technicians offers a rich, hands-on learning experience that mimics field performance in completely online environment. Students will practice servicing, maintaining, and troubleshooting common HVAC/R scenarios in true-to-life service call simulations. 

The course consists of approximately 200 scenarios that help students master seven pieces of HVAC/R equipment – Gas Furnace, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Split Residential A/C, Commercial A/C, Heat Pumps, and Commercial Walk-in Freezers. After each unit, the student’s skills and knowledge are then put to the test in 12 ungraded assessment simulations. For experienced HVACR technicians looking to sharpen their diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, this training program is ideal. 

COURSE CODE: GES787 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $495


Should I add this course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

We do not recommend adding this course to the ETPL. The course does not prepare for a specific certification, but it is designed as a robust supplementary training for experienced HVACR technicians in a true-to-life online environment.

Is the course graded?

No. While the course does have “assessment simulations” after each unit, their purpose is to test the student’s HVACR skills. 

Will students get a certificate of completion? 

Yes. However, to receive a certificate students must elect that they have finished the simulations to the best of their ability. 

How does this course benefit my catalog?

The value of this course is placed on learning outcomes through hands-on training, and not a specific grade. By offering this course, you are able to reach learners at a later stage in their HVACR career journey. 

What do I 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 this title manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.


Upcoming Course Revisions and Discontinuations:

For information on recent and upcoming catalog updates, click here.

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Catalog Updates: Course Changes and Discontinuations

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

Advanced Career Training

The following course titles will be changed effective immediately:

  • NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist (GES159) to NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist (Voucher Included) (GES159)
  • NCSF Certified Strength Coach (GES160) to NCSF Certified Strength Coach (Voucher Included) (GES160)

We added the phrase “Voucher Included” to GES159 and GES160 to accurately reflect the value of these courses. Not only do both courses prepare for National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) certification exams, students will receive a prepaid exam voucher upon course completion.


The following course hours will be changed effective immediately:

  • Grant Writing + Non-Profit Management (GES428) – 600 hours to 510 hours

The individual courses that make up this bundle have overlapping content, so the hours were listed incorrectly. The adjusted hours will now accurately reflect the content of the streamlined bundle.


The following course will be retired and replaced with a new title on July 31, 2019:

  • Forensic Computer Examiner (GES305)

To better align with the changing IT industry, GES305 will be replaced with a forthcoming title created in partnership with EC-Council. As a global leader in information technology and cybersecurity training, EC-Council certification will benefit students looking to build a tech career.


The following courses will be retired and replaced with new titles on September 12, 2019:

  • Paralegal (GES209)
  • Paralegal (Voucher Included) (GES270)

In effort for continuous improvement, our Paralegal titles will be replaced with more robust offerings. The forthcoming courses will better prepare students for the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal exam.


 

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 and upcoming course retirements.

Advanced Career Training

The following course will be discontinued and removed from the catalog on May 8, 2019:

  • HVACR Technician – NATE Service CORE Certified Technician (GES772)
In lieu of GES772, we recommend directing students to our new HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included) (GES793) and HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included) (GES786) courses. These courses will prepare students for different specialties in the HVAC/R field and include more than 200 true-to-life service call simulations. More information can be found here.

 

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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Product Launch: Microsoft 2019 Certification

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to that announce a new Advanced Career Training course is now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Microsoft Word 2019 Certification Training

Proficiency in Microsoft Word is one of the top five most requested software skills by employers. In fact, more than 1.4 million job postings mentioned “Microsoft Word” in the past 12 months. Obtaining a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word demonstrates mastery of the software, and sets experts apart from casual users. To add this credential to a resume, one must pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Expert certification exams.

This course will prepare students for MOS and Expert certification in Microsoft Word 2019. They will first learn fundamentals, such as creating, formatting, and printing Word documents. They will then learn more advanced features, such as drawing tools, creating tables, formatting, and column layouts.

Upon course completion, students will be able to sit for and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist and Expert certification exams for Word 2019. 

COURSE CODE: GES887 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


What do Partners 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.


Upcoming Course Discontinuations:

For information on upcoming course discontinuations, click here.

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Product Launch: QuickBooks 2019

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce new Advanced Career Training and Self-Paced Tutorial courses are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019

QuickBooks is the top financial software tool for small business bookkeeping. For students interested in a bookkeeping career, this course is ideal for learning how to utilize the powerful software in various bookkeeping scenarios.

This course consists of hands on lessons, videos, supplementary text and culminates in a Portfolio Project that requires students to create documents showcasing their ability to accomplish bookkeeping tasks QuickBooks. Not only will students learn QuickBooks 2019, the Externship Starter Kit and the Career Roadmap lesson will prepare them for the job or externship search process. Additionally, this course includes a lesson on top workplace soft skills commonly request by employers.

This course does not include the QuickBooks 2019 software. If students have previous access to QuickBooks 2019, whether through their employer or a previous purchase, this course is ideal.

COURSE CODE: GES2004 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,095


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included)

This course features the same content as GES2004, but also includes the QuickBooks 2019 software in course pricing. Students without previous access to QuickBooks 2019 would benefit from this software included version.

COURSE CODE: GES2005 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


Self-Paced Tutorials

Introduction to QuickBooks 2019 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

QuickBooks has helped countless small business owners manage their accounting and bookkeeping needs. This self-paced course will introduce students to QuickBooks 2019 and teach them how to use its basic features. Students will learn how to set up a chart of accounts; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track payables, inventory, and receivables; and generate reports.

COURSE CODE: T9450 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate QuickBooks 2019 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

If a student has an entry-level understanding of QuickBooks, this self-paced course will teach them the accounting software’s advanced features. They will learn how to use QuickBooks 2019 to  manage business expenses, create multiple invoices, record loans and petty cash, and more.

COURSE CODE: T9452 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


 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 Discontinuations

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

Advanced Career Training

The following course will be discontinued and removed from the catalog on July 22, 2019:

  • Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office (GES103) 

In an effort for continuous improvement, this course will be retired due to outdated material. In lieu of GES103, we recommend directing students to our more targeted medical coding courses, Certified Outpatient Coder (GES153) or Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (GES167).


The following course was discontinued and will be removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • HVACR Certified Technician (GES705)
In lieu of GES705, we recommend directing students to our new HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included) (GES793) and HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included) (GES786) courses. These courses will prepare students for different specialties in the HVAC/R field. More information can be found here.

 

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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Product Launch: Microsoft 2019 Certification Training

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce that a new Advanced Career Training will be available in the catalog on April 16, 2019:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Microsoft Outlook 2019 Certification Training

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely-used desktop email clients. With many businesses using Outlook for internal and external communication, scheduling, and more, earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Outlook 2019 is an important career step for individuals who work with Outlook regularly.

The Microsoft Outlook 2019 MOS Certification Training course will prepare students to sit for and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook 2019 Certification exam.

COURSE CODE: GES885 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


What do Partners 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 this title 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.


Recent Catalog Changes:

For information on the recent and upcoming catalog changes, click here.

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Course Revisions and Discontinuations

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 are changing the titles of two National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) certification courses to include the phrase “Voucher Included.” Students receive a prepaid voucher to take the NCSF certification exam associated with their specific course upon completion, so the title will be revised to reflect this.

The following course titles will be changed accordingly on May 15, 2019:

  • NCSF Certified Strength Coach (GES160) will be listed as NCSF Certified Strength Coach (Voucher Included)
  • NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist (GES159) will be listed as NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist (Voucher Included)

In addition, the following courses have been discontinued and will be removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (GES844)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master (GES842)

These courses were retired due to outdated course content. We recommend directing your students to Certified Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 (Vouchers Included) (GES2012) or Certified Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Master 2016 (Vouchers Included) (GES2013) in lieu of these courses.


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.


Upcoming Course Launch

For information on forthcoming titles, click here.

 

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Product Launch: Electrician, C++ Programmer, Writing for Health Professionals, Microsoft Office 2019

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce that new Advanced Career Training and Self-Paced Tutorial courses are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Residential Electrician

Demand for electricians is on the rise due to booming infrastructure projects and building construction. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for electricians will increase 14 percent through the year 2024. 

This course will train students for an entry-level career as an electrician. They will learn electrical theory, service skills, and the National Electrical Code®. By course completion, students will be prepared for an electrician licensing testgenerally required by most states and localities. 

COURSE CODE: GES789 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,495


C++ Programmer

With software development roles expected to grow at 22 percent from 2012-2022, learning C++ is an important first step to a career in computer science.

This course teaches the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language. Students will complete 18 lessons that contain instructional textfull programming scenarios, videos, and hundreds of live coding labs that provide real-time feedback.

COURSE CODE: GES884 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995


Self-Paced Tutorials 

Grammar and Writing for Health Professionals (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Communication skills are crucial in the health care professionThis course teaches correct grammar usage and writing techniques for health professionals. Students will learn how to utilize grammar rules and common medical terminology to prepare professional reports or documentation.

COURSE CODE: T9246 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199


Introduction to Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

As one of the most widely-used information management systems, Microsoft Access helps many organizations streamline their database needs. This self-paced course will introduce students to the data management software and teach them how to use its basic functions.

COURSE CODE: T9433 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This course teaches more advanced techniques for using Access 2019, including importing Excel spreadsheets as tables, creating query calculations to crunch numbers, and using Visual Basic to automate common tasks. Throughout the course, students will build an entire database project from scratch.

COURSE CODE: T9439 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Across industries, Microsoft Excel is used to effectively manage and organize information. Because of this, proficiency in Excel is one of today’s most request workplace skills. This online, self-paced course will introduce students to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 and teach them how to use its basic features and functions. 

COURSE CODE: T9437 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This course teaches intermediate-level techniques for using Microsoft Excel 2019. Students will learn to harness the power of Excel’s data analysis tools and AutoFilter commands and how to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. They will also learn VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and other intermediate functions to add to their professional skill set.

COURSE CODE: T9441 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Advanced Micr0soft Excel 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This hands-on course teaches Microsoft Excel 2019’s advanced functions and often-overlooked features, including data tables and databases, custom controls, and PivotTables. Students will learn how to leverage Excel’s Power Query tool to import and transform data from about any data source, and more.

COURSE CODE: T9434 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Knowing how to use Microsoft Word is essential in most workplacesThis self-paced course teaches foundational skills for using Microsoft Word 2019. Students will learn how to write and edit text and create professional letters, reports, and more.  

COURSE CODE: T9436 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This course teaches intermediate techniques for Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Word 2019’s underutilized functions such as desktop publishing and mail merging.

COURSE CODE: T9440 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most widely-used business presentation software. This self-paced course will teach students how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019’s basic tools and features to create professional presentations.

COURSE CODE: T9435 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


Introduction Microsoft Project 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Microsoft Project is a longstanding project management software program. This course will introduce students to Project 2019 and teach them how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects. Students will learn how to organize their project’s details, including task assignments, resource allocation, and progression and timeline. 

COURSE CODE: T9438 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129


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, and with our self-paced option, students have two ways to learn these skills. We created new 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 Partners 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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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 Partners 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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