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    Certified Professional Photographers use their skills, expertise, and artistry to capture images that both tell stories and record memories for posterity. Photographers who achieve professional certification have both the credentials and skill sets to pursue their artistic dreams as portrait, aerial, scientific, news, commercial/industrial, or fine-arts photographers. Students who complete this course will master various photographic techniques and fundamentals, including the science of optics, technical skills of digital photography and photo editing, subject-dependent techniques and approaches, and various aspects of freelance professional entrepreneurship (including financial management. Students will also be provided with a full year's access to Adobe Photoshop.

    The event and meeting planning industry is growing at a rapid pace and creating new opportunities for professional event management professionals. Our event management program includes greener events, corporate social responsibility, international best practices, and the expanding event field. You will also learn how technology, including the use of social media, may be harnessed to improve the financial, environmental, and other strategic outcomes of a special event. This course will introduce students to the keys to selecting the best registration method to help people wanting to attend events.

    Floral Design
    $2,495.00

    Our Floral Design course prepares students for a career designing floral arrangements and running a successful florist business. The course balances theory with practice, covering the history of design, artistic elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, along with techniques, tools, and specialties. Students will be prepared for the real business world with discussions on distribution, marketing, advertising, and the other industry-specific issues needed for success in the field.

    Interior design and decorating touches the lives of all of us in a very direct way we all live in interiors, and most of us work, study, shop, and travel inside buildings, vehicles, and other enclosures. At one time or another, almost everyone has been an interior designer or decorator on a limited scale, when choosing a painting color or a rug, when buying furniture, or when arranging furniture in a new living place. For these reasons, interior design and decorating is -- or should be -- of interest to everyone. This course helps you understand the basic principles of interior design and decorating to both improve your life, and set you in a new direction for your career! This Green Interior Design Specialist course covers everything from theory to current practices.

    Professional Photography is a profession that offers flexibility and artistic freedom. Professional photographers use their expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record a memory. Professional photographers work in many different environments depending on their desire and specialty. Photographer specialties give professionals the freedom to pursue their artistic dreams as a portrait, aerial, scientific, news, commercial and industrial, or fine arts photographer. The professional photography profession allows the flexibility to work as a freelance artist, a corporate employee, or both. The salary range for a professional photographer varies greatly depending on location and work environment.

    Social media is now a necessary part of any organization's marketing, sales, recruiting, or public relations initiatives. Organizations that use social media effectively create long-term brand advocates from social media followers; while others spend their time in crisis management. This program includes four topic areas, marketing and PR, branding yourself with social media, social media marketing, and WordPress. With these areas we will take the latest social media tools, marketing trends and apply them to real-life examples in your business to equal success. In our course you'll build your skills in each lesson and master cost-effective marketing strategies. We will look deep into newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram.