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It is easy to participate in your online course. 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.



For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

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.



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.


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 day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Bookkeeping Certificate

To complete the Bookkeeping Certificate, courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Understanding Debits and Credits
  2. General Ledger and Month End Procedures
  3. Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.

No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business.

Click here to learn about the instructor, Sharon deFonteny.

$495 for all 3 courses


To complete the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers, courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers
  2. Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers
  3. Cash is King

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.

Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success.

Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.

Click here to learn about the instructors: Jodie Trana and Sharon deFonteny

$495 for all 3 courses


To complete the Certificate in Basic Game Design, courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Intermediate Video Game Design
  2. Introduction to Game Design

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games. Click here to learn about the instructors: Jean Haefner and Moses Wolfenstein. $395 for both courses


To complete the Certificate in Non Profit Administration, courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Revenue Generation for Nonprofits
  2. Program Evaluation for Nonprofits

Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration.

You will come away with the latest best information from instructors who train people in nonprofits.

Click here to learn about the instructor: Myia Welsh.

$595 for both courses


To complete the Certificate in Web Design courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Introduction to Web Design
  2. Intermediate Web Design
  3. Advanced Web Design
Online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today’s market of highly saturated digital competition.  
First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. After the first course you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages.  
Then find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications. Take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized.  
Finally, learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features. Plus explore industry standard technologies and frameworks. 

Click to learn more about the instructor: Marcus Lander & Tonya D. Wright.

$595 for all 3 courses


To complete the Certificate in Workplace Communication, you must complete:

  1. Conflict Management
  2. Negotiation: Get What You Want
  3. Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance
Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning.  Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies.  Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want.  Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. You will be learning from some of our more popular instructors, and taking away new how-to skills that work.

Click here to learn about the instructor: Sally Krauss.

$595 for all 3 courses

Digital Marketing Certificate

To complete the Digital Marketing Certificate all three courses must be taken:

  1. Improving Email Promotions
  2. Boosting Your Website Traffic
  3. Online Advertising
Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising.
Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. 

Click to learn more about the instructors: Dan Belhassen and Susan Hurrell.

$495 for all 3 courses


To complete the Entrepreneurship Certificate, the following courses must be taken :

  1. Entrepreneur Boot Camp
  2. Business Plan
  3. Entrepreneurial Marketing
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks.  Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business.  Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans.  Then take home a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand.
At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business.

Click to learn more about the instructor: Conrad Brian Law, Kathy Nadlman & Mary Beth Izard.

$595 for all 3 courses

To complete the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate, you must complete
  1. Adobe InDesign Essentials
  2. Adobe Illustrator Essentials
  3. Adobe Photoshop Essentials
The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required.
Software Requirements: 
For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.  
If you’re taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you’ll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software. 
There is no school discount through LERN. More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com  
Learn about the instructor: Andy Helmi
$545 for all 3 courses

To complete the Management Certificate, all 3 courses must be taken :

  1. Management Boot Camp
  2. Collaborative Management
  3. Managing Generations in the Workplace

Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness.

Then you will explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. 

Finally, get the keys to manage different generations in your workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.

Click to learn more about the instructors: Sally Klauss, Joyce Odidison & William Draves.

$595 for all 3 courses


To complete the SQL Certificate courses must be taken in the below order (the classes build off each other):

  1. Introduction to SQL
  2. Intermediate SQL
  3. Advanced SQL

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is one of the most in demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. Through your knowledge of Structured Query Language, you will become more marketable in computer related career fields that pertain to database administration. Learning SQL can also lead to a job that is specific to analyzing data such as a data analyst, a quality assurance analyst, or a business analyst.

You’ll first learn about relational database structures, the history and uses of Structured Query Language, and how to use Structured Query Language to create a database, add records to database tables, and how to use SQL queries to extract meaningful data from database tables.  You will quickly progress from creating simple SQL queries that query a single table to querying multiple tables simultaneously. You’ll also learn how to alter data in a database and how to gather significant statistics from data stored in a database. Finally, you’ll learn techniques that will enable you to write powerful queries that perform complicated searches and sorts on your data. This certificate will enhance your competitiveness in the field of database administration and data analyst jobs.


– Windows 8 or later. Macs are not compatible.

– Necessary rights (local administrative rights) to install programs on the computer.

Click to learn more about the instructor: Cecelia Allison.

$595 for all 3 courses