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General Business Skills/Writing & Speaking

Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses   

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Grammar for Your Job 
This course reviews and reinforces common principles of English usage and improves your ability to communicate effectively. This course is also offered for college credit. Required textbook to be purchased at HCC Bookstore prior to first class. Please bring textbook to the first class. Register online at $110 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:40pm May 27-Jul 15
#3837 YD 384 9399   HCC Main Campus
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Effective Business Writing
Here's how to fill in those gaps in your business writing skills so you can reach your full potential and improve your career prospects. You may be a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate any problem areas. You'll learn the steps to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and motivate them to do what you want. After paying for your course, please visit to create your online account. For more information, please call 443-518-4680. $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed,Fri, Mar 19-Apr 25
#9323 XO 221 4657      Online
►Wed,Fri, Apr 16-May 23
#3821 XO 221 4762      Online
►Wed,Fri, May 21-Jun 27
#3795 XO 221 4763     Online
►Wed,Fri, Jun 18-Jul 25
#3796 XO 221 4764     Online
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Writing Grant Proposals
Develop and package convincing and hard-hitting grant proposals that will sell your capabilities and meet the needs of the funding organization. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 9am-4pm, Apr 25
#0714 XI 673 M1679     Laurel College Center

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Speaking With Confidence
Gain confidence speaking before groups from professional speaker and coach Allan Misch. He will reveal strategies to become a more confident and skilled presenter. In this information-packed and entertaining course, you will: discover a powerful preparation method to minimize mishaps, learn a proven presentation structure to guarantee your audience will understand you, uncover a secret practice technique to learn and deliver your presentation using minimal notes, and practice an elegant strategy in order to be a confident and skilled presenter. $89 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-4pm, Mar 8 (Please bring a bag lunch.)
#9147 XI 201 J1670    Laurel College Center
►Sat 9am-4pm, Apr 26 (Please bring a bag lunch.)
#3711 XI 201 6493      Gateway Campus
►Sat 9am-4pm, Jun 21 (Please bring a bag lunch.)
#0795 XI 201 J1695      Laurel College Center
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Face to Face: Present Your Best You!
This is your opportunity to have a personalized needs assessment and follow-up coaching in order to develop a more compelling and confident presence. You will find that small changes in qualities such as volume, rate, posture, pauses, eye contact and energy make a difference in you as a speaker. DVD feedback will show you how you look and sound with new speaking skills. The class is limited to eight students in order to ensure maximum individual attention. Skills learned will be beneficial for everyday use in your workplace, personal life, job interviews, and other professional and social settings. $85 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 14-May 21
#3710 XI 187 6650     Gateway Campus
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Ten Steps to a Federal Job
Careers with the Federal Government offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and stable employment yet the federal hiring process is quite detailed and complex. This course will acquaint students with how to conduct a federal job search, understand types of federal hiring programs, search for jobs on USA Jobs, analyze vacancy announcements for key words and familiarize students with the use of the Federal Resume Outline Format. (T) 1.8 CEUs. $150 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mar 5-Apr 9 **Cost for this section is $120
#0404 XI 218 M1675     Laurel College Center
►Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 30-May 28
#3962 XI 218 6557     Gateway Campus
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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(T) Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore before first class.
(S) Supplied needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.

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