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Adobe Premiere Pro Level 2: Intermediate

Add transitions and graphics, enhance and clarify audio, and integrate video effects by learning more about Premiere Pro for video projects. Use professional color correction tools, create composites, titles, and closed captions, and explore VR, too.

Experienced users of Adobe Premiere Pro, are you ready to learn how to take your video editing and production to the next level? Learn how to use Premiere Pro’s built-in motion graphics effects to add lower thirds, transitions, and graphics to your project. As a critical part of any video, we’ll also discuss how to repair, enhance, and clarify audio. You can make your footage pop by integrating video effects and modifying some of the most common ones to fit your needs. Your project will shine once you learn to use Lumetri scopes, professional-quality color grading and color correction tools that are easy to use, even if you are new to color grading.

Premiere Pro’s tools also help you create video composites—graphics sequences that combine images, text, backgrounds, and video clips—that utilize alpha channels, transparency, and masks. Titles are an important part of any video, and we’ll discuss how to create titles using shapes, typography, and text effects. You will learn how to make your video more accessible with open and closed captions. Plus, we will discuss tips and tricks for a more effective and professional workflow. The course wraps up with information about how next-generation video technologies like immersive video and VR are managed in Premiere Pro.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Transform and animate footage
  • Sweeten your audio tracks
  • Use advanced video effects
  • Use color correction and color grading tools
  • Design with advanced compositing techniques
  • Create lower thirds graphics and closed captioning
  • Manage assets in large projects
  • Work with immersive 360º videos

Prerequisites: Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Advanced Use of Adobe Photoshop - Online

Boost your expertise as you optimize images using specialized tools, apply effects to reduce flaws, and improve the quality and post-processing of your photos using simple tips and techniques. This course is a Digital Photography certificate elective.

Go beyond the Adobe Photoshop basics as you explore more advanced features to successfully harness this powerful and popular editing software. Boost your expertise as you optimize images using specialized tools, apply effects to reduce flaws, and improve the quality of your photos. Work towards faster, more efficient image post-processing using simple tips and techniques as you build your professional portfolio. This class is also an elective course for Digital Photography certificate students.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Customize the Photoshop interface
  • Use Photoshop Actions for faster, more efficient post-processing of images
  • Explain the advantages of using layers in Photoshop for non-destructive editing of images in a number of ways
  • Utilize Selection tools in Adobe Photoshop to make changes within photographs
  • Use the Liquify tool to make changes in the appearance of people and objects
  • Describe the differences between the Healing, Patch and Clone tools

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Building Employee Engagement and Winning Commitment

Inspiring commitment is a key to enhancing organizational efficiency and boosting employee engagement. Utilize our helpful guidebook as you develop a fresh perspective, effectively communicate with colleagues, and motivate employees towards success.

Achieving employee buy-in towards new initiatives can present significant challenges. How does leadership properly balance motivational incentives with the team’s productivity, satisfaction and/or profit objectives? Inspiring commitment is a key to success for enhancing organizational efficiency and boosting employee engagement. Utilize our helpful guidebook and action planning tools in order to develop a fresh perspective, effectively communicate with colleagues, and motivate employees towards success.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe the three types of commitment and implications of each
  • Increase awareness and use of best practices for enhancing influence and motivation and mitigating resistance to change
  • Practice analyzing situations to identify the types of commitment that exist and needs to be encouraged
  • Identify barriers to commitment and change
  • Practice developing awareness and use of proactive influence tactics to gain commitment for timely and meaningful information based on a simple request

Compelling American Conversations for Non-Native English Speakers

Practice conversational English in the classroom through a series of activities -- game playing, presentations, role playing, and others -- to help with pronunciation, vocabulary, and confidence. Students will practice in pairs and small groups.

Practice conversational English in the classroom through a series of activities—game playing, presentations, role playing, and others—that will help you with your pronunciation, expand your vocabulary, help you to correctly ask questions, and help you speak English more confidently. You’ll also research topics of conversation via social media, and reflect on your fellow students’ own communication styles and habits.

Students will practice in pairs, small groups, and with the class as a whole. Additionally, students will be expected to do approximately 2 hours each week of preparation for the next class session to include outside reading, research, or textbook exercises.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Practice real-world conversations to gain confidence with the English language
  • Practice vocabulary, pronunciation, and usage to improve comprehension, expand word and phrase bank, and increase fluency
  • Choose appropriate idioms and phrasal verbs to include in conversations
  • Practice listening and responding through stories, conversation activities, and class discussions

Crafting the Memoir

Our class will help you write your memoir with confidence through drafting, reading models and peer-evaluation. We’ll also identify potential strengths and weaknesses in your composition and then optimize your work through revisions and editing.

Sharing your collection of life’s memories can both illuminate and entertain your readers – our class will help you write your memoir with confidence. Through drafting, reading models and learning to peer-evaluate, you will maximize our class activities on (re)creating characters, deploying causality, and choosing your point of view, diction and theme for a specific audience. We’ll also identify potential strengths and weaknesses in your composition and then optimize your work through revisions and editing.

After completing this class, participants will be able to:
  • Employ their narrative craft to optimal (reader-expected) levels in memoir
  • Identify what’s working (or not working) in their memoir, and explain why
  • Revise their memoir, whole structure to word choice

Delivering Impactful Training Experiences in the Classroom and Online

Join us to explore the psychologies of group learning and classroom dynamics. We will identify practical techniques designed to energize your training and ensure that your messages and material are delivered in a professional, positive manner.

Your training outline is fully developed and the course material is ready for delivery... but how do you maximize participant engagement while properly utilizing best practices for presentations? Join us to explore the psychologies of group learning and classroom dynamics. We will identify practical techniques designed to energize your training and ensure that your messages and material are delivered in a professional, positive manner. We will also work to master the technology that makes online training possible, including detailed instructions on how to deliver a premium interactive experience that commands the same level of excitement as your classroom training.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Deliver professional, engaging training experiences for both classroom and online learners.
  • Utilize speaking techniques, body language and presentation design to energize a classroom.
  • Practice the elements of room dynamics, placement and setup to optimize course delivery.
  • Transform learning topics into immersive activities to solidify subject matter and message.
  • Use technology to deliver exceptional online training experiences to keep learners involved.


Participants will need to come to Part II of the class with their computer or tablet (a computer is preferred) and have already set up a free ZOOM Meeting account by going to https://zoom.us/signup

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Discovering Your Strengths Workshop

Discover your career and personal strengths, then learn how to apply your talents everywhere. Your instructor will guide you to take control of your personalized CliftonStrengths assessment results to achieve the most from what you learn about yourself.

Each of us has talents and strengths that we bring with us every day, whether we use them or not. Learn precisely what strengths you have, and then learn how to leverage those strengths to be a better co-worker and a better individual. Assessments, like "running with scissors," can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But using the results of your personalized CliftonStrengths assessment, your instructor will guide you through the steps that can help you to achieve the most from what’s revealed about you by that assessment. In turn, you, your team, and those around you can all unleash the power that comes from this newly gained knowledge.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • State the talents and strengths they bring to their workplace and their daily lives
  • Embrace the talents and opportunities that are characteristic of their strengths
  • Identify how to perform better, by applying their talents, strengths and opportunities with those of others who possess complementary strengths
  • Create a plan to ensure their strength insights are applied in intentional ways

Documentary Filmmaking for the Writer

Combine your fantastic ideas with creative writing skills as you identify the roles and talents required to succeed as an independent documentary filmmaker. Build experience with the elements of proposal writing: synopsis, treatment, pitch, and budget.

Interested in producing your own documentary? Combine your fantastic ideas with creative writing skills as you identify the roles and talents required to succeed as an independent filmmaker. Build hands-on experience with the critical elements of developing and writing a proposal, including the synopsis, treatment, pitch, and top budget sheet. Students will also explore various film types, analyze funding sources, and create a plan to begin shooting sample documentary-style interviews.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Distinguish between documentary and narrative films
  • Create strong ideas for your documentary film
  • Develop plan to produce your documentary film
  • Apply creative writing skills for documentary synopsis, treatment, and grant proposals
  • Analyze documentary films and funding
  • Present strong verbal and written pitches

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Discover how businesses use financial information to plan, operate and adjust to market conditions. Identify the roles of various financial documents, and learn to utilize this information to make better business decisions and boost profits.

Designed specifically for individuals without a finance degree and/or ‘financial language’ experience, our course will help you to better understand and confidently discuss the financial strategies of your organization. We’ll demonstrate how managers in virtually any profession can use financial statements to work smarter and more efficiently. You’ll apply newly-learned financial concepts in real time as you identify the roles of balance sheets and income/cash flow statements while ascertaining the fiscal health of your organization. Students will design a simulated new business, and we’ll practice utilizing financial information in order to make better business decisions and boost profits.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Use the language of finance with confidence
  • Identify the role of the three basic financial documents used in businesses: balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows
  • Identify whether an organization is financially healthy
  • Brainstorm strategies for boosting profits by using financial information
  • Use financial information to make better business decisions

Freelance Writing

Prepare for the creative and publishing processes in order to produce accurate and engaging stories. We will cover the basics of a successful pitch, working with editors, understanding the nature of assignments, and the many rewards of publishing.

You have a fantastic idea for a news story – but how do you carry that thought from proposal to published (and paid)? Media outlets need your content, and our Freelance Writing course prepares authors for the creative and publishing processes that result in accurate and engaging stories. We will cover the basics of a successful pitch, working with editors, understanding the fluid nature of editorial assignments, and the many rewards of publishing.

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After completing this course, writers will be able to:
  • Develop an original story to pitch to the media outlet of their choice
  • Write a pitch letter that resonates with editors and gatekeepers
  • Assemble the facts and media that tell the story
  • Write a compelling and accurate draft that fulfills the original pitch
  • Respond productively to edits—in structure, grammar, and style
  • Develop their own management tools to sustain freelance writing (rates, contracts, etc.)

Improving Writing Impact for Non-Native English Speakers

Explore several different writing formats so you can learn how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Participants will practice identifying and correcting grammar errors pertaining to verb tenses and form, sentence structure, and more.

Explore several different writing formats so you can learn how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Expand your vocabulary, and practice self-editing. Through classroom activities and well-designed homework assignments, you’ll build your skills, week-by-week, working on writing and grammar activities to meet your needs. Participants will practice identifying and correcting grammar errors pertaining to verb tenses and form, sentence structure, agreement, prepositions, and determiners

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grammar use in writing
  • Write related sentences to form paragraphs and narratives using the building block of writing
  • Identify areas of weakness in writing and develop strategies for reducing errors
  • Demonstrate the ability to self-edit writing material
  • Practice writing skills through a variety of communicative writing activities

Leveraging the Power of Introverts and Extroverts in the Workplace

Learn how to encourage the strengths and creativity of introverts and extroverts on your team in ways that can contribute to your bottom line. Promote better staff relationships among those with different personality traits.

Introverts and extroverts think, work, and act differently. Mutually beneficial staff relationships require communication and hard work, as well as the understanding that focusing on collaborative strengths -- rather than fixating on differences – produces superior outcomes. Our interactive workshop will convey proper techniques for encouraging creativity, enriching skill sets via peer learning, and generating improved bottom-line results.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Define introversion and extroversion and how I/E preferences affect work and the workplace.
  • Establish the biological basis of personality.
  • Define approaches for giving and receiving feedback for each personality style to maintain the delicate balance of effective relationships in the workplace.
  • Identify specific actions to take with your work team and others based upon what has been learned to sustain success.

Managing Stress in the Workplace

We'll discuss work-life balance as well as factors that influence wellness and organizational goal achievement; we'll also practice evidence-based stress management tactics while creating an action plan for both personal and professional development.

Enhanced team performance and improved work-life balance rely largely on proper management of stress. Leaders, managers and supervisors must cultivate an environment of communication and trust to promote awareness, adaptation, communication climate, personal accountability, and resilience. We’ll challenge the work-life balance concept and discuss factors that influence wellness and organizational goal achievement; we’ll also practice evidence-based stress management tactics grounded in organizational behavior and neuroscience research while creating an action plan for both personal and professional development.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Explain the nature of stress
  • Describe factors that influence achieving work-life balance
  • Discuss the role and importance of communication and trust
  • Apply an appropriate approach to a stressful situation
  • Practice stress management tactics, tools and techniques to adopt and practice
  • Create an action plan for personal and professional development

Managing Up: Forging a Successful Relationship with Your Supervisor

Recognizing the principles of managing up can help increase the chances of success for both you and your manager. Identifying your boss's needs can lead to a smoother work environment with less conflict and a more effective relationship.

The accomplishments of your manager are often more critical to your success than your own achievements. When bosses miss deadlines, ignore goals, and fail to meet expectations, those unmet obligations inevitably become yours -- and the communication between you and your manager can suffer greatly as a result. Recognizing the principles of managing up can help increase the chances of success for both you and your manager. Identifying your boss’s needs while supporting these daily obligations can lead to a smoother work environment with more positive vibes, less conflict, and ultimately an effective relationship.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify and support your supervisor’s strengths, weaknesses and working style.
  • Proactively seek consistent communication and monitor results for necessary improvements.
  • Determine your supervisor’s priorities, goals and pressures.
  • Establish expectations and a clear system of organization.
  • Help to eliminate preventable problems and use effective problem solving skills to find resolutions.
  • Exhibit positive behaviors that make you an invaluable employee.

Medical Records and Terminology for the Legal Professional

Medical records can often make or break a legal case. Our course provides the foundation for deciphering and understanding medical acronyms, symbols, and other critical terminology to help make you an integral part of the legal team and a valuable asset.

During legal proceedings, effective use of medical records can often make or break a case for parties on either side. Our course provides the foundation for deciphering and understanding medical acronyms, symbols, and other critical terminology. Additionally, successful participants will learn how to obtain medical records via the discovery process and label common parts of medical notes. Knowing how to perform these tasks correctly can make you an integral part of the legal team and a valuable asset, as medical records frequently play an important role in torts, medical malpractice, products liability, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, criminal/family law and many other areas of law.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify the common types of medical records
  • Label the common parts of a medical note
  • Define common medical terms, acronyms, and symbols
  • Describe basic anatomy and physiology
  • Explain unfamiliar terms
  • Obtain medical records through the discovery process
  • Use medical records to build or defend a case

Organizational Change Management

Comprehensive organizational change management plans include proper stakeholder analysis, effective communication/training, and successful transition strategies. We'll discuss industry best practices and related processes from the PMI® PMBOK® Guide.

Projects often significantly influence an organization’s culture through change, and demonstrating a clear understanding of how this culture change impacts project development and execution is critical. Creating a comprehensive organizational change management plan includes proper stakeholder analysis, effective communication/training, and successful transition strategies. Course content will include industry best practices and related processes from the PMI® PMBOK® Guide to help ensure positive project results via organizational value and benefits.

    After this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain organizational culture change
  • Perform Stakeholder Analysis
  • Develop appropriate strategies for organizational change management
  • Create a viable communication and training plan
  • Execute organizational change management

Professional Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

We'll identify your professional skills and talents as you work to effectively communicate strengths while demonstrating your unique value to employers. The goal is to successfully connect you with opportunities for promotions and/or new roles.

To move up in your workplace, make a career transition, or simply do a better job of promoting your business skills and talents, you need to engage in effective self-advocacy. In this course, you will learn how to effectively share with others what you’ve already accomplished so that you can advance your career. This course is designed to teach professionals how to identify their professional strengths and to communicate their unique worth to employers and stakeholders. You’ll learn how to select themes that will persuade others—in resumes, cover letters, and self-evaluations—and in conversations about your accomplishments and value.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and be able to clearly articulate and support their unique professional strengths, interests, and values to current and prospective employers
  • Read job postings and accurately identify hiring employers’ priorities for specific roles
  • Confidently communicate which skills and strengths that the participant possesses that prospective and current employers seek for specific roles or projects, and why s/he is a strong candidate for a new position/role/project
  • Create a strong, tailored resume for jobs and employers in any industry
  • Create a strong, tailored cover letter for jobs and employers in any industry
  • Clearly communicate the value they’ve contributed to their current employers in self-evaluations and effectively negotiate for promotions and/or raises.

Sitcom Writing

Using a collaborative approach, we will conceive, develop, and outline an original sitcom pilot script for television. Included will be concept, story, and character creation, as well as analysis of existing TV scripts to better understand sitcom elements.

Making people laugh can often be a difficult but rewarding writing challenge. Using a collaborative approach, we will conceive, develop, and outline an original sitcom pilot script for television. Early classes will focus on developing overall concepts, story elements, and characters as writers work up to drafting an outline. We will also analyze pilots of existing network shows by reading scripts in order to gain a better understanding of world-building, character development, and story beats. Table reads during class will help determine what is working as well as any potential opportunities for improvement.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the story beats in a sitcom
  • Describe the creative process entailed in conceiving and plotting
  • Develop characters and concepts for a TV show

Solving Problems Creatively

Harness the power of creativity utilizing our hands-on course as you work to build and flex your creative muscles. We'll provide tips, techniques and models to help develop resourcefulness, unlock potential, and improve your value to the company.

Employers love problem-solvers – but producing effective solutions requires the ability to overcome obstacles and generate innovative ideas. Learn to successfully harness the power of creativity utilizing our hands-on course as you work to build and flex your creative muscles. We’ll provide tips, techniques and models to help develop resourcefulness, unlock potential, and improve your value to the company.

    After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify and reduce their own creativity blocks
  • Create an environment that fosters creativity
  • Clarify and reframe problems
  • Generate multiple ideas using creative techniques
  • Convert ideas to viable, creative solutions
  • Develop a plan to implement the solutions

Sustainable Impact Investing – Aligning Your Investments with Your Values

Sustainable Impact Investing can generate positive environmental and social outcomes as well as strong financial returns. Our class will give you the tools necessary to develop an investment portfolio that reflects what is important to you.

Individuals are increasingly interested in targeting investments that achieve positive environmental and social, as well as financial, outcomes. Rather than detracting from financial performance, significant evidence suggests that companies with strong ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) records can outperform. So how do you go about doing this? In addition, what are the important factors to consider? This class will give you an understanding of what Sustainable Impact Investing is (and what it is not), and help you develop a portfolio that reflects what is important to you.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between various forms of Sustainable Impact Investing.
  • Explore current trends in Sustainable Impact Investing.
  • Assess their goals for this type of investing strategy.
  • Incorporate Sustainable Impact investing into their personal investment strategy.

Visual Thinking: Creative Design Strategy & Messaging

We’ll develop your design and problem-solving skills as we explore innovative visual thinking strategies surrounding theory, aesthetics, and practice. Build your creative confidence and sharpen your talents utilizing design tools and applications.

Today’s business world requires excellence in communication. Mastering the concepts of visual thinking via creative design strategy and messaging can improve your problem-solving skills with visual aids, design resources, and tips to support text-centric content. We will develop your design skills as we explore innovative strategies surrounding theory, aesthetics, and practice. Build your creative confidence and sharpen your talents utilizing design tools, generators, and applications. Our hands-on course will specifically support both non-designers as well as entry-level designers interested in effectively communicating and enhancing ideas visually.

Immigration Law

This course covers the terms, concepts, and practical applications of family, employment and litigation-based immigration law. Basic principles as to how immigration law practices can best serve their clients will also be discussed. Tuition: $895.

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This course is an elective in the Paralegal Certificate, but may also be taken as a standalone course. This course is offered once per year.

This course provides paralegal students with the terms, concepts, and practical applications of family, employment and litigation-based immigration law. Topics include client intake and database/case management, as well as highly pertinent humanitarian/immigration issues such as U visas for trafficking victims and refugee/asylum law. Basic principles as to how immigration law practices can best serve their clients will also be discussed.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe and perform the basic tasks of client intake in an immigration setting.
  • Explain the basic principles of how a general immigration practice serves its clients.
  • Complete a family-based adjustment of status package before USCIS.
  • Distinguish among a family, employment and litigation-based immigration and demonstrate paralegal skills specific to assisting attorneys in those areas.
  • Explain the impact of current events and hot topics on immigration law practice.