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    The Certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies is for anyone who desires to have a better understanding of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures or who desires to work in a bookkeeping/ accounting department. The Certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies is particularly well suited for anyone who has recently assumed some bookkeeping and/or accounting responsibilities; anyone who works in business and wants a foundation in bookkeeping and/or accounting, or anyone who wants better understanding of the principles of bookkeeping and/or accounting. This course introduces the student to basic accounting terminology as well as examines the fundamental principles of basic accounting and the accounting cycle.

    The bigger the company, the more they need well-trained Administrative Assistants. Those assistants with Bookkeeping skills and practice with QuickBooks are at the top of that demand. This perfect triad of skills is in demand all over the US providing an even greater pool of opportunities. The median income in 2016 for an administrative assistant was $36,750. The median income for a bookkeeper was $39,750. You would have a distinct hiring advantage with both these skill sets and QuickBooks proficiency too! What’s in this Program? Three parts make up this well-balanced program. 1- Administrative Assistant: the person who keeps the wheels greased and turning so that a professional office functions well.

    Clinical Medical Technicians are one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Technicians earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Clinical Medical Technicians work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Technicians at $46,000 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession. What’s in this program? This program helps students master the three medical skill sets that make up CMTs: 1.

    It is important for organizations to have a strategy, because the resources available to achieve long-term goals are limited; managers play a key role in creating company strategies. This course discusses how organizations create industry, cooperate, and company level business strategies.

    This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools (including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others) to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.

    Criminal Courts
    $695.00

    At the center of the American criminal justice system lies the criminal court system that serves to ensure our community and our society remain protected from both criminals and the law itself. With its unique procedures and processes, the American criminal courts are designed to ensure we have a fair and balanced system for criminal prosecution that focuses primarily on the rights of the accused. As developed over hundreds of years, the criminal codes of both the federal and state governments are adjudicated in separate courts from civil or family controversies given the grave nature of a criminal case.

    Criminal Investigation is more and more being driven by advances in technology, provided the search and seizure techniques and investigative efforts remain within the confines of the Fourth Amendment. Still, as more and more technology is incorporated into criminal investigation efforts, technicians and investigation professionals who understand the nature of these efforts alongside the legal considerations and ramifications are in great demand by law offices, corrections agencies, companies that supply these organizations and beyond.

    Ethical considerations pose constant questions for criminal justice professionals, judges, elected officials and society as a whole. As a measure of our progress, ideals and principles as a society, the criminal justice system is one of the most important elements of any civilization. It is in that light, that the Criminal Justice Ethics course addresses the various dynamics of ethical behavior, ethical application of the laws and ethical incarceration guidelines including capital punishment and controversial federal sentencing guidelines. Focusing on the philosophical issues and moral dilemmas within the field of criminal justice, this course takes a critical look a the principles of justice, deontology and utilitarianism as well as the various players within the system.

    The American criminal justice system is one of the most unique and robust legal frameworks in the world. Facing a host of issues from overwhelming corrections populations to evolving search and seizure methods within the confines of the Fourth Amendment, professionals working in the Criminal Justice system require a comprehensive understanding of the various issues facing all of the players in the legal system on the criminal side as well as the societal and utilitarian principles affected by these decisions every day. Beyond that, the amount of technology changes for law enforcement and other security and investigative agencies requires a broad understanding of the criminal justice system overall.

    This program examines key provisions of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments as they apply to police investigation and interrogation as well as to the circumstances under which defendants are prosecuted. The program takes students through the often-controversial and complex procedures balancing individual rights against the protection of an entire citizenry. To this end, students will explore search and seizure of individuals or property, due process requirements for the accused and how these requirements have evolved over the last century through landmark cases interpreted by the US Supreme Court that produced Miranda rights, Terry stops and other common-place considerations that define criminal process.

    The legitimacy of American criminal jurisprudence lies in the function and fairness of its criminal courts and students will examine exactly how these institutions uphold the most basic of constitutional rights and values in their daily application. The course takes students through the often-controversial and complex procedures balancing individual rights against the protection of everyone as it pertains to search and seizure of individuals or property, due process requirements for the accused and how these requirements have evolved over the last century through landmark cases interpreted by the US Supreme Court that produced Miranda rights, Terry stops and other common-place considerations necessary throughout the criminal process.

    Criminology
    $695.00

    The Criminology course explores the different causes of criminal behavior as it is used to study and solve certain crimes. Students will be introduced to the study of crime and criminal behavior as well as to theories of crime causation. It reviews different types of crime and examines crime control policy, taking account different ethical issues, policy implications and research. Students will have the chance to review various theories of crime, delinquency, and behavior in terms of both theory and methodology.