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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ICND1 v2.0- Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1
Description: In this course, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. You will prepare for the entry-level CCENT certification, which is the foundation for Cisco associate-level certifications and beyond.

ICND2 v2.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2
Description: In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. You will focus on redundant topologies, troubleshooting common networking issues, configuring EIGRP and multi area OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding WAN technologies, and becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing.

HEALTH CARE

Dental Assisting Program

The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, and the introduction to tooth structure.

Medical Billing & Coding

 This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), and specialty fields such as surgery.

Medical Coding ICD-10

Program includes a detailed review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding); differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10; federal regulation; hands on exercises and case studies; and much more!

Electronic Health Record Management

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data.

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, and scheduling appointments.

Dialysis Technician Program

This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician.

Medical Terminology

This program is a guide to identifying and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes.

ECG/ EKG Course for Nurses

This course is a valuable resource for learning the fundamentals of reading and interpreting ECGs.

LEGAL

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing. 

This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

*Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Completing both the Core Requirements and the Advanced Requirements of the Paralegal Certificate Program provides comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession. The two parts in combination have been designed to meet the requirements of the California Business and Professional Code §6450, legislation that took effect in California on 1/1/01.

This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) is geared for all professionals who are focused on “interest-based bargaining.” This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Topics include: Why Conflicts Escalate, Why Mediation Works, The Mediation Process, The Role of the Mediator, Coming to an Agreement, Problems Encountered in Mediation, Developing ADR Programs for Government, Business and Personal Disputes, and Divorce Settlement Mediation.

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.

Although we are mostly concerned with patent law, we also deal with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. The engineer must be at least conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. In a relatively short time, we will give you a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters.

You’ve probably heard the horror stories about that grueling first year of law school. That’s likely the main reason you signed up for this course! Rest assured that you’ve done the right thing. The best way to avoid the pitfalls of the first set of courses is to prepare yourself for the unique way you’ll need to study in law school. And this course is designed to give you the tools you need to be ready for the first year of law school and beyond.

Since 1980 The Center for Legal Studies has demystified the study of law through this unique educational program that helps students to excel in, and not merely survive, their first year of law school. We’ll lead you through what to expect from the Socratic teaching method and show you how to master the casebook method of instruction used at nearly all law schools. We share with you a particularly effective method of case briefing that you can use throughout law school and your legal career. You’ll learn how to take notes effectively and turn those notes into course outlines that you’ll use to master your final exams. We help you to integrate law school into your life from day one so that you get more done in less time and have a chance to continue your friendships, hobbies, and relationships even while you excel in your classes. Finally we show you how to start making the most of your legal career, a career that begins now.

This exciting course is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field. At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business. Included subject areas are: arson investigation, product liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation.

This exciting program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers’ compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the LNCC exam after graduation. Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) is a discretionary test separate from this training course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this course may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, RNs graduating from this course need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Successful graduates will receive a certificate for 42 contact hours of continuing nursing education from The Center for Legal Studies that they may be able to use to fulfill continuing education requirements.

The healthcare system has experienced an increase in the number of lawsuits and medical professionals have stepped forth to expand their professional role within the legal system to educate attorneys, judges, and juries. Medical professionals have the knowledge, competency, credential, and expertise to judge whether the appropriate standard of medical care has been delivered. Medical professionals are consulting into an expanding area of medical legal concerns such as personal injury, worker’s compensation, product liability, criminal custody cases, risk management, life-care planning, case management, healthcare licensing board issues, insurance industry, as well as expert witness. While many medical professional legal consultants work in law offices, and the insurance industries, they are also adopting an entrepreneurial spirit and starting their own businesses.

This exciting program prepares Medical Professionals for a career in the legal field as medical professional legal consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of medical professionals, this course provides students with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

This six week course is approved for 45 Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) hours by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). This course will provide a comprehensive analysis of the principles and practices of medical professional legal consulting (MPLC), with an emphasis on law and expert witness testimony. While most of the main subject matter will pertain to legal nursing standards, professionals in other health care disciplines (pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistants, etc.) may gain increased skills and knowledge of the medical legal system to enhance their roles as service providers and functions as expert witnesses. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion from the university through which they are registered.

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.

The Paralegal Certificate Course© is the cornerstone of The Center for Legal Studies programs. Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $44,480.00/Year and freelance paralegal professionals average significantly more across the board.

The Paralegal Certificate Course© is available in a variety of formats to suit your schedule and is offered through colleges and universities nationwide. Successful graduates will receive a professional certificate from the college or university of their choice.

California paralegals may need to complete Advanced Paralegal coursework to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450. Please click here for more information.

New Mexico paralegals need to fulfill additional educational requirements to meet the requirements of Rule 20-115 NMRA. Please click here for more information.

With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office.

Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.

Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.

Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide.

STANDARDIZED TEST PREP

If you are college bound, you will probably be required to take the ACT Assessment. Almost all undergraduate colleges and universities require that prospective students take either the ACT or the SAT and most students take both. Taking this course first will prepare you for all question types found on the ACT. We will analyze each of the test question areas and give special consideration to math and verbal refreshers and techniques aimed at relieving test-taking anxiety. You will practice on actual ACT tests from previous years, and we fully explain and interpret the correct and incorrect answers.

Topics include effective word usage, grammar, and reading comprehension for the verbal sections; techniques for the science reasoning section; and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions) and algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts for the math section.

Most MBA programs across the country and internationally require a Graduate Management Admission Test score for program admission. Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GMAT has four different sections — analytical writing, integrated reasoning, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections.

The quantitative section of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the problem solving and data sufficiency questions that make up the math section of the GMAT. Test-taking techniques and a thorough review of questions types on the Integrated Reasoning section are also included.

The verbal section of the course covers all question types on the verbal sections of the GMAT. We will explain how to do your best on reading comprehension, sentence corrections, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment.

You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, and specific time saving techniques will be covered for the computer administrations of the test.

Applying to graduate school likely means taking the GRE revised General Test. Our preparation course is a must to ensure that you do your best! We’ve been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GRE revised General Test has three separate sections – analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the analytical writing and verbal sections and one to prepare you for the quantitative section.

The quantitative course features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE.

In the course that covers the analytical writing and verbal sections of the GRE, we show you how to do your best on the three types of questions in the verbal section — reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence – and the two essay tasks in the analytical writing section.

You’ll practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test.

Applying to law school means taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). We have been preparing future law students for the LSAT since 1980. This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law, and law school survival techniques. It includes an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and approaches for selecting the correct answers. You will also learn proven test taking techniques and participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the most helpful types of diagrams and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for the writing sample.

This course will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. Plus you will gain valuable insight into preparing an impressive writing sample.

You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and learn test-taking techniques developed by The Center for Legal Studies and taught to thousands of pre-law students around the world.

If you are college bound, you will probably be required to take the SAT. Almost all undergraduate colleges and universities require that prospective students take either the ACT or the SAT and most students take both. Taking this course first will prepare you for all question types found on the SAT using test-taking techniques taught to thousands of college bound students around the world. We will analyze each of the test question areas and give special consideration given to math and verbal refreshers and techniques aimed at relieving test-taking anxiety. You will practice on actual SAT tests from previous years, and we fully explain and interpret the correct and incorrect answers in an online format.

Topics include command of evidence, words in context, information and ideas, rhetoric and synthesis questions for the reading section, expression of ideas, grammar and Standard English conventions for the writing section, essay writing for the optional essay, and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions) and algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts for the math sections.

Almost all undergraduate colleges and universities require that prospective students take either the ACT or the SAT and most students take both. This customized course combines our popular ACT and SAT test prep into one low cost price. This course will prepare you for all question types found on both the ACT and SAT using test-taking techniques taught to thousands of college bound students around the world. We will analyze each of the test question areas and give special consideration given to math and verbal refreshers and techniques aimed at relieving test-taking anxiety. You will practice on actual ACT and SAT tests from previous years, and we fully explain and interpret the correct and incorrect answers in an online or live lecture format.

ACT

Topics include effective word usage, grammar, and reading comprehension for the verbal sections; techniques for the science reasoning section; and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions) and algebraic and geometric concepts for the math section.

SAT

Topics include command of evidence, words in context, information and ideas, rhetoric and synthesis questions for the reading section, expression of ideas, grammar and Standard English conventions for the writing section, essay writing for the optional essay, and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions) and algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts for the math sections.

        

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