Winter break is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on the next school semester or learn something new just for you. Why not use your time away from school to take an online course? While some of these short term online courses will help advance your career or take the place of college classes, many are simply for personal enrichment and enjoyment. Here are the top 10 short term online courses to take over winter break.
Earn college credits during your winter break by taking CLEP, or College Level Examination Program, tests. Taking these tests during your break will save you time and money. CLEP tests allow you to test out of basic level college classes such as freshman English and beginning math. So show that college what you know and save some dough to boot. Check with your school guidance office or career counselor for more informaion.
Creating a Successful Business Plan
If you are thinking of starting your own business, use your time off during winter break to create a business plan. This short term online course guides you step by step through the process of creating a plan for lasting financial success.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Review principles of chemistry and the nature of matter as they apply to human anatomy and physiology. This online course covers everything from cell anatomy to genetics and organization of the human body.
Assisting Aging Parents
If you have elderly parents then this is the online class for you. This online course covers how to successfully transition your aging parent into their golden years. Topics include how to choose a nursing home, dealing with death, copeing with health issues, financial and legal considerations and dealing with changing family relationships.
Learn how to trace your family’s roots this winter break. This online course teaches you how to conduct genealogy research, interpret information, use the Internet for genealogy research and share your results with others. Find out where to look, who to contact and how to discover your family’s past.
Creating Web Pages
Learn how to create and post your own website. Topics include HTML, fundamentals of web design, search engines and no or low cost marketing strategies. By the end of the course you will have created your own web pages including formatted text, links, color, backgrounds, graphics, tables, hot buttons, and animation.
A to Z Grant Writing
Learn how to write successful grants and raise money for your organization or school. This course will teach you where to look for funds, how to network and how to organize a grant writing campaign.
Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts
Learn how to create, manage and promote your own blog, wiki, video or audio podcast.
Have you always wanted to learn to speak, read and write Spanish, but just don’t have the time to invest in a long term course? Then Speed Spanish is for you. This online course will have you saying ¡Qué Bueno!
Why not become more assertive over winter break? This assertiveness training course may be just the thing you need to become more confident and deal with anger and criticism effectively.
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