MCC offers a variety of online noncredit courses that begin March 17

SIDNEY — Learn how to design a website, create an engaging resume, get started in game development, homeschool with success and more through Montcalm Community College’s career development and personal enrichment courses.

All of these courses are online and begin March 17.

 Web Design

Learn the basics of web design and how to build sites that are better and more effective in “Designing Effective Websites.” You’ll explore the website development process, how to organize information and review website design considerations. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

In the Course “Achieving Top Search Engine Positions,” you’ll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website’s visibility. By the end of the course, you’ll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

 Career

Design a life that makes you happy by understanding your own interests, values, needs and abilities and using that to help find your perfect job. The course “New Career Suite” will teach you how to create an effective resume or transform your current one into a powerful tool. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $279.

“Achieving Success with Difficult People” will teach you how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors, or relatives. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

The “Talent and Performance Management” course will prepare you for a career as a talent management professional. You will learn key issues facing organizations and their ability to attract and retain top talent in order to compete in a global marketplace. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

“Starting You Own Business in Health and Healing Certificate” will guide you through the steps to building your own health-related business. You’ll explore the different options for creating your business and learn how to develop a successful business plan that reflects your vision and allows you to compete in your target market. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $56.

The course “Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow” will help you begin designing a life that really works for you. With a complete understanding of your own interests, values, needs and abilities, you’ll learn how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

“How to Get Started in Game Development” will teach you the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. You will learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time in the course “Building Teams That Work.” The course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

 Microsoft

Understand the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) in the course “Introduction to Microsoft Word.” Learn to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

“Intermediate Microsoft Word” will teach you to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

In “Introduction to Microsoft Excel” you will learn the basics of the program. Discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently in Microsoft Excel 2016, now available through Office 365. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

Take your Microsoft Excel 2016 skills to the next level in the course “Intermediate Microsoft Excel.” You will learn to master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Excel functions. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

Master advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2016 in the course “Advanced Microsoft Excel.” You will learn how to use the data analysis tools, data tables and databases, PivotTables, custom controls, importing external data, and conditional formatting. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

“Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016” will teach you how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (now available through Office 365) to create professional-looking presentations using slide and layout masters that make global changes in a snap. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $119.

Some of the world’s most widely used software programs are part of the Microsoft Office suite. This course bundle, “Microsoft Office 2019/365,” will teach you how to use Word 2019, Excel 2019, and PowerPoint 2019, Office’s top business productivity programs. You will learn the basic features of each program and gain skills applicable to most professional settings. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $294.

Family

Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially in the course “Homeschool with Success.” Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare you for your own. The “Helping Elderly Parents” class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

 Hobbies

Learn to play guitar and become the musician you’ve always wanted to be in this “Introduction to Guitar” course. In these fun and informative lessons, you’ll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. Taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

Tracing your family’s history is a fascinating journey. “Genealogy Basics” will help you understand the genealogy research process and how to interpret the information you find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based websites, which you can access while enrolled in this class. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

Grow delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, “Start Your Own Edible Garden,” you’ll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

 Miscellaneous

In “Discover Sign Language,” you will learn how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $90.

“Speed Spanish” is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. This class is taught online by Ed2Go. The cost is $105.

Advance registration is required for all courses. Some courses may have a list of materials or a textbook required for each class. Visit www.montcalm.edu/career-development for course details or a link to register online or call MCC’s Greenville campus at (616) 754-7706 to register or for more information.

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