Pixel Tracker

Tuesday, December 11 , 2018, 4:28 am | Fair 42º

 
 
 
 

SBCC Career Skills Institute Brings Tuition-Free Tools to Succeed

SBCC Career Skills Institute offers some 90 short courses and workshops this fall. Click to view larger
SBCC Career Skills Institute offers some 90 short courses and workshops this fall. (Courtesy photo)

Every employee needs planning, idea generation and implementation skills, whether or not project manager is in his or her job title.

Part of the SBCC School of Extended Learning, the Career Skills Institute is providing some 90 short courses and workshops this fall semester, Aug. 27-Dec. 15, to unlock this potential for working professionals and those on the job hunt, including the new Project Management Certificate series.

Career Skills Institute offers tuition-free courses in business, design, technology and career education, including accounting, computer skills, customer relations, and marketing.

Classes can be taken independently or sequenced to earn specialized certificates and digital badges in more than 30 areas. New classes are offered each week; some can be completed in a single day.

The Career Skills Institute program is endorsed by LinkedIn.

“These are highly focused courses designed to give workers the skills most in demand by employers,” said Jeanette Chian, associate director, School of Extended Learning.

“There is always a new opportunity to work toward that promotion or get going on an attention-grabbing resume. You can fill your week or go at your own pace,” she said.

Students can choose from more than 30 certificates:

Project Management Certificate opens advancement opportunities for workers and job-seekers. The following classes will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. over four Thursdays at the Wake Campus:

Project Management for Non-Project Managers (Sept. 6), Innovation and Creativity (Sept. 13), Process Improvement (Sept. 27) and Building High Performance Teams (Dec. 13).

Individuals looking to develop additional management, supervisory and leadership skills can pursue an Emerging Leaders Certificate. The following classes will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. over four days at the Wake Campus:

Leadership Skills (Wednesday, Oct. 17), Motivating Yourself and Others (Thursday, Nov. 8), Increasing Productivity (Wednesday Nov. 21) and Supervisory Skills (Wednesday, Dec. 12).

Business and nonprofits use social media marketing to engage customers in different ways. The Social Media for Business Certificate provides skills to create a successful business presence on social media using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

The following classes will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. over five Fridays at the Wake Campus:

Facebook for Business (Sept. 14), Pinterest and Instagram for Business (Sept. 21), LinkedIn for Business (Sept. 28), YouTube for Business (Oct. 5) and Twitter for Business (Oct. 26). Students can earn a certificate with any combination of four classes.

Basic Mac Software Skills Certificate will cover formatting text, creating simple presentations, advertisements and spreadsheets and organizing a variety of work tasks. The following classes will be held 4-6:15 p.m. two Mondays at the Wake Campus:

Intro to iTunes, iPods, and iPads (Oct. 18), Exploring Microsoft Office for the Mac (Sept. 10). To complete the certificate, students can take Living the iLife in the spring 12:30-3 p.m. Fridays Jan. 18-March 22.

Participants who complete a certificate will also earn a Santa Barbara City College digital badge. Badges earned at the SBCC Career Skills Institute can be posted in online profiles such as LinkedIn, websites and resumes, to showcase skills to employers.

To register, visit sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning or visit the Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Road.

To learn more about digital badges, visit sbcc.edu/csi or call 805-683-8282.

For more information, visit www.sbcc.edu/csi or call 805-683-8282. To learn more about the SBCC School of Extended Learning, visit www.sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning.

— Angel Pacheco for SBCC School of Extended Learning.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Gary Welterlen and Carla Reeves
Gary Welterlen and Carla Reeves
"We both love this business. We strive to make life long relationships from each real estate transaction."

Full Profile >