Community and On Demand Courses
The Business & Industry program offers prompt, specific training for local business and industry needs through courses at both traditional and nontraditional times and offers hands-on training for companies of all sizes using the latest technology and techniques.“Explore multiple opportunities to “upskill” yourself and your resume by browsing through SSC On-Demand course offerings and micro-credentials.
Micro Credential Information
Seminole State College is proud to be a part of OK State Regents for Higher Education’s Upskill OK Micro-credential initiative. This is a new program to assist in filling Oklahoma’s critical demand for talent by creating programs and partnerships to develop much needed skills for the workplace and the community. This initiative also includes the implementation of digital badging so that the learners can share their training and employers have a verified credential that can be accessed electronically.
Here’s some important information about this initiative.
What are micro-credentials and digital badges?
Micro-credentials are short-term, postsecondary credentials comprised of a coherent set of measurable non-credit bearing activities or projects and/or up to 9 hours of credit bearing courses that provide specific career critical skills, competencies and knowledge that can be readily transferred to the workplace.
Digital badges are a web-based artifact that contains metadata that documents students' completion of a credential, such as a micro-credential, certificate or degree, and can be shared and verified electronically.
How can this help?
Micro-credentials can help you expedite the learning process for current and potential employees by partnering with the programs, faculty and resources that already exist at our institutions, but in a new, rapid and innovative capacity.
As your needs continue to evolve, you can work with our institutions to develop stackable opportunities for continuous development, resulting in valued industry credentials, certifications and 21st century skills necessary for all professionals.
We hope that this information will assist you in making the decision to participate in this initiative and partner with Seminole State College as we build this valuable program.
What we offer
Master the fundamentals of conflict resolution, harness the power of positive conflict, and hone your intercultural communication skills. In this Specialization, you’ll learn to strengthen your personal and professional relationships by constructively addressing conflicts between individuals and within organizations. You’ll build skills specifically aimed at managing intercultural conflicts in today’s global society, and you’ll explore how competing interests and goals, power imbalances, and other factors influence the nature of conflict and management strategies. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll analyze a specific conflict and outline an approach to management and resolution.
More information here: Conflict Management | Coursera
The workplace is more diverse than ever before. As the world population grows and our connectivity increases, it is common to work alongside colleagues from different generations, life experiences, cultures, genders, orientations, and religions. The increased diversity coupled with the shift toward remote and hybrid work environments means it's more critical than ever to develop appropriate communication strategies and practices. This course will teach you to identify and adapt your own communication style to not only increase team productivity, but also build bridges with colleagues from all backgrounds.
More information here: SSC Communications | Coursera
Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
This Specialization is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Microsoft 365 quickly. It covers different features of the interface, shows you how to perform basic tasks, and introduces you to the most important tools in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This program will help you to become familiar with the apps and services included in a Microsoft 365 subscription. You will improve your word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills to take your productivity to the next level. You will learn how to work smarter and more collaboratively with the latest intelligent features of Office 365. By the end of this program of courses, you will be ready to take and sign-up for the MO-100: Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019), MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019), and MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019).
More information here: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals | Coursera
Work Smarter with Microsoft Word
This course is intended for learners with some experience using Microsoft Windows, who are seeking to build presentation skills with Microsoft Word. To be successful in this course you should have an understanding of the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Experience with printing and using a web browser are an asset, but not required.Knowing how to use Microsoft Office products is essential in any professional setting. Whether you want to expand your expertise to apply for a new role, start your own business, or simply develop a new personal skill this course is for you. This course will introduce you to Microsoft 365. You will become familiar with the apps and services included in an Office 365 subscription. If you are familiar with Word’s basic features you can take your skills to the next level. If you are not familiar with Microsoft products or are a beginner you will get the opportunity to develop basic word processing skills. This course covers the different features of the Word interface, shows you how to create a basic document, and introduces you to Word’s most important tools. By the end of this course, you should be able to apply the necessary techniques to produce high-quality, professional documents. You will also understand how to create complex documents using tables, charts, references, and various types of illustrations. This course will help you prepare for Exam MO-100: Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019). This exam covers the ability to create and maintain professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. Certification exam candidates are expected to demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word and complete tasks independently. You will get an opportunity to hone all these skills in this course.
More information here: Microsoft Word Fundamentals | Coursera
Work Smarter with Microsoft Excel
This course will introduce you to Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use spreadsheet program, which provides you with an extensive set of tools to organize, analyze, present, and store data. If you are familiar with Excel’s basic features you can take your skills to the next level. If you are a beginner you will get the opportunity to develop basic Excel skills. In this course, you will become comfortable with creating a new spreadsheet, working with basic formulas and functions, making your spreadsheets look professional and presentable, and saving and printing a spreadsheet. By the end of this course, you will be comfortable creating advanced formulas, analyzing data with functions, analyzing data using functions and PivotTables, working with tables, visualizing data with charts, working with graphical objects, and enhancing workbooks. This course will help you prepare for Exam MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019). You will get opportunities to demonstrate the ability to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets and use a graphic element to represent data visually. You will also show that you can apply the correct application of the principal features of Excel and complete tasks independently.
More information here: Microsoft Excel Fundamentals | Coursera
Work Smarter with Microsoft PowerPoint
This course is intended to help you get up to speed on many of the different features found in PowerPoint and to become familiar with its more advanced selection of features. You will learn how to create, save, and present a basic presentation; apply the basics of formatting; and add multimedia to a presentation. If you are familiar with PowerPoint’s basic features you can take your skills to the next level. If you are a beginner you will get the opportunity to develop your presentation skills using PowerPoint.
By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with customizing the PowerPoint user interface, customizing design templates, implementing media and custom animations in a presentation, using collaboration tools, customizing slide shows in a number of different ways, as well as securing and distributing a presentation.
This course will help you prepare for Exam MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019). You will be able to demonstrate the ability to create and manage presentations, insert and format shapes and slides, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, and manage multiple presentations. You will be able to apply the principal features of PowerPoint and complete tasks independently.
More information here: Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals | Coursera
Six Sigma Yellow (Beginner)
This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about Six Sigma or refresh your knowledge of the basic components of Six Sigma and Lean. Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills have been proven to help improve business processes, performance, and quality assurance. In this specialization, you will learn proven principles and tools specific to six sigma and lean.This is a sequential, linear designed specialization that covers the introductory level content (at the "yellow belt" level) of Six Sigma and Lean.
More information here: Six Sigma Yellow Belt | Coursera
Six Sigma Green (Intermediate)
This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about the more advanced components of Six Sigma and Lean. Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills have been proven to help improve business processes, performance, and quality assurance.In this specialization, you will learn proven principles and tools specific to six sigma and lean. This is a sequential, linear designed specialization that covers a more advanced level of content (at the "green belt" level) of Six Sigma and Lean.
More information here: Six Sigma Green Belt | Coursera
Six Sigma Black (Advanced)
In this Specialization, learners developed and furthered their understanding of the Six Sigma DMAIC process. This Specialization also explored the intersection between Six Sigma and Lean as well as developed enhanced understanding of the DMAIC process beyond the confines of Green Belt instruction by also including content in Organizational Planning and Development, Team Management, and Design for Six Sigma.
More information here: SSC Six Sigma Black Belt | Coursera
Business Leadership Basics
In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams. In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership. In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments. In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions.
More information here: Business Leadership Basics | Coursera
TOEFL Prep Basics
The TOEFL Preparation courses in this specialization are for those interested in performing their best on the TOEFL iBT test. Whether you have taken the test before, these courses will help you to become more familiar with the various types of questions on the test. The many tips and strategies demonstrated in the courses will prepare you to perform your best to attain the score you seek.
More information here: SSC TOEFL Prep Course | Coursera
Google Data Analytics
Data analytics is the collection, transformation, and organization of data in order to draw conclusions, make predictions, and drive informed decision making.
Over 8 courses, gain in-demand skills that prepare you for an entry-level job. You’ll learn from Google employees whose foundations in data analytics served as launchpads for their own careers. At under 10 hours per week, you can complete the certificate in less than 6 months.
More information here: Google Data Analytics | Coursera
Google Project Management
Project managers are natural problem-solvers. They set the plan and guide teammates, and manage changes, risks, and stakeholders. Gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job. Learn from Google employees whose foundations in project management served as launchpads for their own careers. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 150 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya. This program qualifies you for over 100 hours of project management education, which helps prepare you for Project Management Institute Certifications like the globally-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.
More information here: Google Project Management | Coursera
Google UX Design
User experience (UX) designers focus on the interaction that users have with products, like websites, apps, and physical objects. They make those everyday interactions useful, enjoyable, and accessible. Over 7 courses, gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job.
You will create designs on paper and in digital design tools like Figma and Adobe XD. By the end of the certificate program, you will have a professional UX portfolio that includes three end-to-end projects, so that you’re ready to apply for jobs. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 150 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.
More information here: Google UX Design | Coursera
Native Language Workshops are for beginners to learn the Sauk Tribe’s language and culture. It is intended to help speakers learn the sounds of the Native language and gain basic vocabulary skills. The sections include an Introduction with Pronunciation Guide, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food, and Greetings. Each of the Chapters has the following sections: Introduction, Vocabulary List, Exercises, Reviews, Applications, and Practice. There will also be a culture portion for each of the sections that is included in the instruction.
More information here.
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