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General Business Skills/Writing & Speaking

Noncredit Continuing Education Winter & Spring 2015 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 $40 in fees)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:40pm, May 26-Jul 21
   YD-384 9300 #5901    McCuan Hall

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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 18-Apr 24
   XO-221 4080   #0607 Online

Wed,Fri, Apr 15-May 22
   XO-221 4239 #5815 Online
Wed,Fri, May 13-Jun 19
   XO-221 4240 #5817 Online
Wed,Fri, Jun 17-Jul 24
  XO-221 4241 #5818 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 17
   XI-673 M1605 #5461 Laurel College Center
Fri 9am-4pm, Jun 19
XI-673 M1641 #5767 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 21
   XI-201 J1473 #0481 Laurel College Center

Sat 9am-4pm, May 2
  XI-201 J1633 #5552 Laurel College Center

Sat 9am-4pm, Jun 13
  XI-201 6443 #4643 Gateway Campus

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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. $89 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mar 11-Mar 18
   XI-187 6546   #9824 Gateway Campus

Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 13-May 20
   XI-187 6447 #4641 Gateway Campus

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Get Hired Workshop ★NEW!★
Are you new to the workforce or a seasoned employee? Are you under-employed? Have you been seeking employment for longer than you would like? Join Nicki Sanders, a job training and HR professional, in this interactive workshop. Explore strategies and develop an individual job search plan. Update your current resume and learn a system to track your applications. Faithfully implementing the plan you create will result in greater clarity, less apprehension and more interviews. Not required, but if you have a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone, please bring it to class. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9pm, Mar 18
   XE-243 6519   #0408 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*)
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 13-May 11
   XI-218 6445 #9827 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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