Professional Development

These courses and workshops allow you to acquire new skills and knowledge for career advancement as well as obtaining CEUs and Certifications.

  • Online Professional Non-Credit Courses

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    Governors State University has partnered with OnCourse Learning, a provider of high-quality, state approved, customized training solutions, textbooks, and occupational tools for both pre-licensing and continuing education in the real estate, appraisal, mortgage, home inspection, IT, engineering, insurance, and bank and credit union industries.


    Information Technology

    Online professional development courses through OnCourse Learning.

    Citrix
    Virtualization
    Cisco
    CompTIA
    EC-Council
    Microsoft

     

    Home Preformance

    Online professional development courses through OnCourse Learning.

    Energy Audit Basic Training

    Advanced Home Energy Course

    Weatherization Installer Training

    Home Performance Sales and Marketing

    Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

     

  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   

     

    Days: March 2 through March 6, 2015
    Time: 8 am to 6 pm
    Room: TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: $1,795 - includes all materials

    Information:  AHIT Governors State University 
    Register today by calling 877.215.7924
    Description: Governors State University has partnered with industry leader American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) to offer a comprehensive home inspection course.

    *Early Registration Deadline: two weeks prior to the scheduled session: $1,595 discounted fee



    Register for AHIT today by calling 877.215.7924 or visit their  website   

     

  • Database Applications using Microsoft Access 2013

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    Database Applications using Microsoft Access 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5pm
    Room:
    Fee: $129
    Description: This course provides an introduction to databases using Microsoft Access 2013.

    Access topics may include how to design a database; create basic tables, forms, queries, and reports; relate tables (joins).

    Course Number:  CE-CS03-03

    Registration Home Page 

    Database Applications using Microsoft Access 2013 Homepage

  • Do You Have an IRS Issue?

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    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: New dates TBD
    Time: 10am - 1pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $20

    Presenter: Laura Burke EA, CFE, MBA & MS MIS (SP2015) 

    Description: Do you have an IRS issue?  Have you missed filing your taxes for a period of time, are you an innocent or injured spouse?  What about that earned income credit do you or do you not qualify for it?  Have you missed entering some income on your tax return?  What about that cancellation of debt, foreclosure or short sale?  So many questions.  Come find out what to do, in the proper order.  We will also talk briefly about the IRS Fresh Start Program!

    One of the worst things you can do is to bury your head in the sand, don’t hide IRS notices, they don’t go away!

    This is a 3 hour discussion with time for Q & A.  Bring your issues, and IRS notices to discuss or meet one-on-one afterwards.

    For More Information:

    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Course Number: CE-MNY03-02

    Registration Home Page

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, January 31 - March 21, 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: B2200
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks

    Hybrid Instruction: Four in-class and four online classes
    Description: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate course will focus on both Advanced Lean Techniques and Six Sigma "Green Belt" methodologies. Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Six Sigma methods will include project planning and various statistical tools to equip the student to be Green Belt certified and a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma at their organization.

    Registration codes: CE-GFS01-01

    Registration Home Page 

    Lean Six Sigma Homepage

  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

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    PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Tuesdays, February 3 – March 24, 2015
    Time: 6 - 8:30pm
    Room: Mod 2 Room 4
    Fee: $1,095
           $995 for SSCHRA members (South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association)

     
    Description:This course provides an overview of key areas in human resources management to better prepare HR professionals for national PHR (Professional in HR) or the SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) exams, administered by the HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute). Eligibility requirements and test information for PHR or SPHR exam can be found at www.hrci.org.

    Course Number(s): General Registration please use for registration: CE-BUS05-01

                                 SSCHRA Members (Verification Required) please use for registration:CE-BUS05-02

     Registration Home Page

  • Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel 2013

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    Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, March 28 and April 4, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5 pm
    Room:
    Fee: $129
    Description: Provides a course in creating spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Topics are introductory level.

    Excel topics may include worksheet window basics and navigation, utilize formulas and functions, create charts from data, create pivot tables.

    Course Number:CE-CS03-02

    Registration Home Page 

    Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel 2013 Homepage

  • Word Processing Applications using Microsoft Word 2013

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    Word Processing Applications using Microsoft Word 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, February 7 and 14, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5pm
    Room:
    Fee: $129
    Description: Provides a course in word processing using Microsoft Word 2013. Topics are at the introductory level.

    Word topics may include creating, saving, editing, formatting, and printing documents.

    Course Number:  CE-CS03-01

    Registration Home Page 

    Word Processing Applications using Microsoft Word 2013 Homepage