Online Courses for Individuals
ESCC has links with four organizations through which it offers a wide range of online courses for individuals, both work related and for personal enrichment.
Unless otherwise specified, the majority of courses run for six weeks and cost $95. For these, you will be granted access to two lessons each week for six weeks. Each lesson will be accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons may also include a hands-on assignment. You are expected to try and complete each quiz and assignment within two weeks from when the lesson is released. The course will conclude with a final exam. You will have two weeks from the day the final exam is released to complete your studies and submit the final exam for evaluation. All instructors are qualified and experienced and you can view their resumes online. Check the ed2go website.
Courses offered through UGotClass were developed by LERN® – Learning Resources Network – and are accessible 24/7 and last between one and two months. These courses apply to:
- Businesses interested in learning about eMarketing, mobile marketing, teleworking, social media, video marketing, webinars, Google analytics, cyber security
- Entrepreneurs and new businesses looking for government contracting, practical math and a business plan
- Teachers interested in online teaching, students with Aspergers, gender issues, social media and online tools, generational learning styles. Courses can be turned into qualifying credit hours from the University of South Dakota.
- Non-profits interested in program evaluation and revenue generation
- Dementia care
Note that these courses each start on a specific date, so check the dates carefully. If you’re unable to take the course you want on the dates specified, check back later when new dates will be posted. Certificate classes are groups of two or three classes offered at a discount. Except for the “Webinar Planner”, courses within the Certificate can be taken individually. When you’ve decided on the course you want, download, print, complete and mail the UGotClass application – together with the fee – to the college (ESCC, Workforce Development Services, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA 23410). 1. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect: 2. Participate when you want: You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week. 3. What you will do: For each Unit, you will… i. Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week) ii. Have the option of accessing the online readings iii. Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides iv. Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned v. Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants vi. For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week. The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience. 4. Discussion: The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course. Click on the logo below to get started…
World Instructors Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
WITS is approved and recognized by:
- American Council on Education
- IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training)
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork)
- Medical Fitness Network
Whether you are a new fitness professional, an experienced trainer, or someone with an interest and passion for helping others live healthier lifestyles—we have the course for you. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, learn about special populations, and discover how to be a successful fitness business entrepreneur. Our online/blended courses are designed to expand your skills while meeting continuing education requirements for recertification. Our courses will help you maintain nationally-recognized certifications, and develop the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry.
Online Courses for Employers
For your company’s training needs, arrange training for employees regardless of how many or where they’re located. Check the ed2go website. Entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments delivered over six weeks, this gives your employees the flexibility to study at their own pace with enough structure and support to complete the course. Provide your employees with unprecedented access to hundreds of courses, with new sessions running every month. You simply purchase a quantity of PassCodes that employees can use when they are ready. We accept purchase orders and corporate credit cards.
SkillsOnline is a service mark of Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association. Check the SkillsOnline website for more information.