Continuing Education

GE100 Basic Study Manual

Prerequisite: None 45 Hours

This course teaches the student basic information and skills for learning and applying what he or she has studied in life. This practical knowledge on how to study can be used by adults, college or high school students, teachers, parents, and trainers in industry.

GE110 How to Achieve Effective Learning

Prerequisite: None 180 Hours

Employees too often come to the business world unprepared and untrained. They also
come with poor learning skills, as they have never been taught how to study, how to learn, and how to apply what they have learned. This course teaches the student how to transcend the barriers to study and address the phenomena of misunderstood words. With this information, the student will be able not only to grasp fully what he or she is studying, but also to apply the material proficiently in work and in life.

GE120 Master of Communication I

Prerequisite: None 45 Hours

In any workplace, excellent communication and relations among employees are key; they are the oil that lubricates the workings and allows for coordination. Without excellent communication, lines jam and production slow. This course teaches the basics of human relations.

GE120A Master of Communication I Externship

Prerequisite: Master of Communication I 25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply what he or has learned in the Master of Communication I course while functioning in a real workplace environment.

GE130 Handling the Ups and Downs in Life

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

Personal problems, whether home or work-related, can take their toll on one’s performance at work. This course addresses the influences in a person’s life that may cause him or her to falter in life and create distress both personally and professionally.

GE130A Handling the Ups and Downs in Life Externship

Prerequisite: Handling the Ups and Downs in Life Course

25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply what he or she has learned in the Handling the Ups and Downs in Life course to help him/herself or another person to handle influences in life that cause stress.

GE140 Personal Values and Integrity

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

Compromising one’s personal integrity because of social and economic pressure leads to failure and loss. This course addresses the basics of honesty and personal integrity not just in the world of work, but in life as well.

GE140A Personal Values and Integrity Externship

Prerequisite: Personal Values and Integrity Course

25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply what he or she has learned in the Personal Values and Integrity course in real workplace situations.

GE150 Master of Communication II

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

The inability to communicate can destroy a career, a business relationship, or a sale. The greater a person’s ability to communicate, the greater his or her potential for success. The ability to communicate professionally plays no small role in the demonstration of competence. Communication can be learned and developed. This course teaches the student to communicate without tension or nervousness, to get ideas across clearly and distinctly, and to guide and control communication in business or any situation. This course includes a series of eighteen practical drills on the fundamentals of effective communication.

GE160 How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior

Prerequisite: None

90 Hours

This course provides tools to help the student understand people and their behavior and to predict what they are likely to do on and off the job. It teaches how to observe, evaluate, and predict human behavior.

GE160A How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Externship

Prerequisite: How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Course

25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior course to complete a project in a real business or organizational environment.

GE170 How to Effectively Handle Work

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

This course addresses the day-to-day problems of work and living. It addresses areas such as how to handle one’s job, how to keep a job, how to maintain productivity and efficiency, and how to handle confusions in the workplace and in life. It also addresses the most common problems encountered in the workplace including stress, exhaustion, and burnout.

GE170A How to Effectively Handle Work Externship

Prerequisite: How to Effectively Handle Work Course

25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the How to Effectively Handle Work course in a real business or organizational environment and in life. The student, while working in an organization, must undertake projects to help him/herself and others using the information learned in the course.

Occupational Area Training

ETH100 Ethics for Business Survival

Prerequisite: None

90 Hours

Surviving in the business world can often be a challenge. One of the more challenging aspects of business is the recurring necessity of deciding what is right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral. These decisions are often complex and difficult to face. The subject of ethics encompasses this aspect of business. This course shows the negative consequences of unethical behavior in business and addresses what ethics really are, how to apply ethics on a day-to-day basis, and how to improve the workplace through the use of ethics.

ETH100A Ethics for Business Survival Externship

Prerequisite: Ethics for Business Survival Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills

learned in the Ethics for Business Survival course in a real business or organizational environment. The student must undertake a project in which he or she recognizes an ethics situation that needs correction and devises and implements a workable solution.

ETH200 Formulas for Business Success

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

This course teaches the exact operating states or conditions of any business or organizational activity and the steps to take based on the operating state or condition to improve the business or organizational activity.

ETH300 Management by Statistics

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success Course

45 Hours

This course teaches how to use statistics and graphs to show how much any business or organizational area is producing. It also shows how to use statistics to analyze the operations of an organization and how to use statistics for management decision-making.

ETH300A Formulas for Business Success and Management by Statistics Externship

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success
Management by Statistics courses

45 Hours

This faculty supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Formulas for Business Success course and the Management by Statistics course in a real business or organizational environment. The student must go into a business or organizational situation, determine the correct operating state or condition of the organization or one of its activities, determine the steps needed to improve the condition, and get the steps applied resulting in an improvement of the condition. The student must also implement statistics to accurately measure the business or activity. Using the statistics, the student must do an analysis finding what causes statistics to improve and apply the proper formula to strengthen this. The student must also determine the cause of declining statistics and apply the proper formula to improve the condition.

MAN100 Executive Basics

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success
Management by Statistics courses

45 Hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of holding a position of managerial or administrative responsibility in an organization. It covers the topics of management functions, leadership, and the duties and skills of an executive.

MAN100A Executive Basics Externship

Prerequisite: Executive Basics Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Executive Basics course by carrying out executive duties in a business or organization. The student must work under an executive in the organization to get familiar with the functions and the organization. The student then must carry out some basic executive duties such as writing and getting compliance to orders, conducting a staff meeting, and other actions to be agreed upon by the executive in the organization, the faculty supervisor, and the student.

MAN200 Effective Leadership

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

An effective leader is very valuable in our society. The importance of leadership cannot be downplayed. This course identifies the elements of effective leadership and ways to achieve them.

MAN200A Effective Leadership Externship

Prerequisite: Effective Leadership Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Effective Leadership course. This requirement is accomplished by working with an executive or manager to restore and/or strengthen his or her skills as a leader. Students who are currently employed can complete this externship in their own organization.

ORG100 Basic Organization

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success Course, Management by Statistics

90 Hours

This course teaches the primary functions of any organization, the basic laws of organization and administration, and methods of designing and setting up an organization so that it runs effectively.

ORG100A Basic Organization Externship

Prerequisite: Basic Organization Course

90 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to go into a business or organization, do an analysis of the organizational functions and structure, and use the knowledge and skills learned in the Basic Organization course to write and present recommendations to improve the organizational functions and structure. Students who are currently employed may complete this externship in their own organizations.

PROG100 How to Make Planning Become an Actuality

Prerequisite: None

75 Hours

Planning is working out how one is going to accomplish set objectives. A properly written

plan is a road map to success. This course teaches the student workable techniques for formulating plans and programs. It teaches how to get programs carried out and moving to achieve business or organizational goals and objectives. The elements of successful plans and programs are defined and taught.

PROG100A How to Make Planning Become an Actuality Externship

Prerequisite: How to Make Planning Become an Actuality

75 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Planning Course by writing and carrying out a plan to accomplish a goal or objective in a business or organization. The plan must include targets to be hit by a number of people. Students who are currently employed can complete this externship in their own organization.

MAN250 Master of Communication III

Prerequisite: Master of Communication II

45 Hours

An executive or an administrator must be someone who can get things done through others. Getting compliance with administrative actions or orders can be frustrating due to the barriers and procrastination of others. This course contains 22 practical drills that teach the student how to get others to get things done and how to get compliance.

ORG200 How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

This course teaches the student how to recognize and handle areas of inefficiency that

waste man-hours and income in an organization. It also addresses areas of written communication, interoffice communication systems, delegation skills, and other ways to increase efficiency.

ORG200A How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company Externship

Prerequisite: How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

25 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Efficiency course in a business or organization. The student must design a project that identifies an area of inefficiency and identifies the steps to be taken to increase efficiency. The student must then carry out these steps to a successful result. Students who are currently employed can complete this externship in their own organization.

FP200 How to Increase Profits through Proper Financial Planning

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success

90 Hours

This course covers how to manage financial resources to increase cash flow and solvency, build reserves, and correctly allocate financial resources for increased organizational production.

FP200A How to Increase Profits through Proper Financial Planning Externship

Prerequisite: How to Increase Profits Through Proper Financial Planning

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Financial Planning course in a business or organization. The student must design and carry out a project to improve the financial situation of the business. Students who are currently employed can complete the externship in their own organization.

POL100 How to Write Effective Company Policy

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

This course teaches the importance of establishing policy and addresses how to write and issue organizational policy, how and when to implement policy, and how policy can be used to expand an organization.

POL100A How to Write Effective Company Policy Externship

Prerequisite: POL100 How to Write Effective Company Policy

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Policy course in a business or organization. The student must study the existing policies of the organization, determine areas in which policy needs to be developed, develop and present the needed policy and get it issued correctly in the organization. Students who are currently employed can complete this externship in their own organization.

PR100 Marketing and Public Relations Surveys

Prerequisite: GE120 Master of Communication I
GE160 How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior

90 Hours

Surveys are the tools by which one finds out what customers and potential customers think and feel. Surveys give information that is vital to effective marketing, promotion and public relations activities, and campaigns. This course teaches the basics of using surveys for marketing and public relations.

PR100A Marketing and Public Relations Surveys Externship

Prerequisite: PR100 Marketing and Public Relations Surveys

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Survey course in a business or organization. The externship may be done by assisting a professional market researcher on a project for a client or it may be done by the student working directly to conduct surveys for a business or organization. Students who are currently employed may complete this externship for their own organization.

PR200 Public Relations

Prerequisite: Marketing and Public Relations Surveys

90 Hours

Good public relations are vital to the expansion of any business or organization. This course teaches the basic duties and purposes of the public relations professional, the elements of public relations, and the basic tools of public relations.

PR200A Public Relations Externship

Prerequisite: Public Relations Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Public Relations course in a business or organization. The student must identify a public relations situation, design a campaign or program to handle the situation, and carry out the steps of the program to achieve a successful result. Students who are currently employed can complete this externship in their own organization.

MAR100 Marketing Management

Prerequisites: Marketing and Public Relations Surveys
Public Relations

90 Hours

Marketing is an important function in any business. This course teaches the basic elements and tools of marketing and ways to plan marketing strategy and devise marketing and promotional campaigns.

MAR100A Marketing Management Externship

Prerequisite: Marketing Management

90 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Marketing course. This externship may be done by assisting a marketing professional in the design and implementation of a project for a client or it may be done by the student working directly with a business or organization to design and carry out a marketing project.

SA100 How to Create Want for Your Products Through Effective Sales Techniques

Prerequisites: Improving Business through Communication

90 Hours

Effective salesmanship can be learned. This course teaches the fundamentals of personal selling. It includes many practical drills on the various elements of personal selling and sales situations.

SA100A Sales Externship

Prerequisites: Sales Course

90 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Sales course in real personal selling situations. The student must work in a business or organization in personal selling to prospect customers, make sales presentations, and close sales. Students who are currently employed may complete this externship in their own organizations.

Course Supervisor Training

275 Hours

This course is designed for people who want to be employed as training course supervisors in self-paced study course rooms. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

It covers communication skills, advanced study skills, supervisor orientation, supervisor’s duties, what is a course, course management, barriers to study, physiological phenomena that occur with the barriers to study, how to spot study barriers with the student, how to handle each barrier to study with the student, how to handle student confusions, word clearing methods, the use of demonstrations, Supervisor’s Code, the product of a supervisor, how to set targets for student progress, Student’s Guide to Acceptable Behavior, running the class, orientation for students, handling problem situations with students, how to handle students having trouble with study, how to do theory checkouts, raising the standard of instruction and examination, how to do tape examinations, theory testing, supervisor tools, how to correct students, how to do spot checks on materials with students, how to act as a “coach” in drilling, course administration, student folders, roll books, and statistics and progress boards. A faculty supervised externship requires the student to use all the knowledge and skills learned in supervising students on self-paced study courses.

SUP100 Training Course Supervisor Course

200 Hours

With the continuing avalanche of technologies and information deluging people in the workplace, it is becoming increasingly clear that the quality of one’s working life depends in great measure upon the ability to learn and to apply what one has learned. New information and new technology is useless unless one can retain what he has read, understand it and apply it. This course teaches the knowledge and skills required to run a course room effectively and to graduate students who know and can apply what they have studied and who can be successful in the subject area. This course also contains practical assignments and drills to enable the student to become proficient in applying what he learns on the course.

SUP100A Training Course Supervisor Externship

Prerequisites: Training Course Supervisor Course

75 Hours

This faculty supervised externship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned on the training course supervisor program to supervise and run a self-paced study course room. Arrangements for the externship are worked out on an individual basis with each student.

EFH100 Executive Full Hat with Final Practical Application

275 Hours

In our society various jobs are identified by different hats. For example, a fireman’s hat, an artist’s beret, and a construction worker’s hard hat are all identifiable. The word “hat” is a slang term meaning the specialized duties of one’s job. A full hat would include all the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully wear the “hat.”

This program covers basic study skills, the basics of organizations, the functions of organizations, the basic tools of an executive, the functions and duties of an executive and the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the functions and duties of an executive. A faculty supervised final practical application requires the student to apply all the knowledge and skills learned in the program while functioning as an executive director of a business or professional practice. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

SFH100 Specialist Full Hat with Final Practical Application

275 Hours

This course is designed for people who are currently employed and who hold a specialist post in an organization. The course covers basic study skills, the basics of organizations, the functions of organizations, the basic tools of an executive, the functions and duties of a specialist, and the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the functions and duties of a specialist. The course also includes a faculty supervised. Final Practical Application in which the student must use the knowledge and skills learned in the program while working in an organization. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

PM100 Post Mini Hat Program with Final Practical Application

180 Hours

This course is for people who are currently employed and who have begun a new post in an organization. This program is designed to help someone to function on a new post in an organization. It covers basic study skills, the key duties and functions of the new post. A faculty supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to use the knowledge and skills learned in the course while working in a business, professional practice or other organization. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

PD100 Organizational Trouble Shooter Level I

275 Hours

This course is designed for WISE members who want to learn to identify and handle non-optimum areas of their own companies effectively. This program is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to find the reasons for and the steps to take to handle any person or area that is not functioning well, is inefficient or nonproductive in a business or organization. Hubbard Professional Product Debug technology covers how to do a proper inspection of an organization, analysis of organizations, product debug technology, product debug checklist, targets and production, how to find and replace false data, handling misunderstood words, financial planning tips, staff training programs, personnel program pitfalls, how to bring order to confused areas, business ethics, how to write targets, how to organize a company and get it to function. It also includes a faculty supervised Final Practical Application in which the student uses the knowledge and skills learned with business or organizational clients. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

PD200 Organizational Trouble Shooter Program Level II

275 Hours

This course is designed for WISE members who want to be able to use the analyses and evaluation skills to improve situations in their own businesses or organizations. The course covers how to think logically, how to analyze and evaluate data and situations, and how to determine the real reasons for a business or organizational condition. It covers how to use existing resources to correct the situation or improve the condition. It includes a faculty supervised Final Practical Application in which the student must use the knowledge and skills learned in the program to help a business or organizational client. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

MS100 Management Strategies

240 Hours

Businesses and organizations move through different operating states from infancy through maturity. They also experience different operating states on a shorter-term basis. Whether or not an organization expands or contracts, endures or succumbs, is dependent upon the knowledge and ability to execute the correct management strategy for the correct operating state. This course addresses the stages of growth and decline and the appropriate strategies for each condition. It covers basic study skills, identification of the various operating conditions of an organization or any section of an organization and the steps that can be taken to improve the operating condition at any given time. It also covers how to measure the production of an organization or its parts, how to keep and graph statistics, and how to use statistics for management decision making It includes a faculty supervised Final Practical Application in which the student must use the knowledge and skills learned in the program to help a business or organizational client. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

OM100 Office Management

270 Hours

Management involves more than just knowing what should be done in a business or organization; it also involves knowing how to get others to do what should be done. Anyone in charge of others has to be able to get others to get things done. This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage people. It covers basic study skills, interpersonal relationship skills, communication skills, business ethics, how to evaluate and predict human behavior, and tools to help others operate more ethically, productively and effectively. A faculty supervised Final Practical Application requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in business and organizational management situations. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admissions.

FP250 Financial Planning for Business Owners and Professionals

270 Hours

This course is a non-technical, non-accounting program, which teaches small business owners and professionals how to manage their financial resources on a short term, medium term, and long-term basis to increase profits and build reserves. The course includes basic study skills, management strategies, how to use statistics and graphs in decision-making, executive basics, planning skills, and financial management skills. All of these elements combine to enhance financial planning and decision-making.

IBC100 Improving Business Communication

70 Hours

A major factor in the success of any business or organization is the speed and quality of communication. This course is designed to give the student the tools needed to improve communications in his or her workplace. The course includes basic study skills, information and drills on interpersonal communication, effective interoffice communications, and communications tools for increasing efficiency and communications skills that enable one to get others to get things done.

PR250 Public Relations Basics

270 Hours

Good public relations are an important element of any business or organization. This course covers the basic elements of public relations including publicity, promotion, opinion research, special events and press agency. This course should bring about a complete overall image of the extent and power of the public relations profession and provide the basic skills needed to conduct public relations programs and activities.

MAR250 Marketing Basics

275 Hours

Marketing is a vital function for businesses or organizations offering a product or service. This program provides an introduction to the basic elements of marketing. It covers basic study skills, how to conduct surveys and gather market information, advertising, sales promotion, development of advertising strategy, media strategy and sales promotional strategy. It covers the basic elements of public relations as they relate to the marketing functions.

SA250 Sales Basics

180 Hours

Effective salespeople are very valuable to any business organization. Good salesmanship can be learned. This course focuses on personal selling and the fundamentals of good salesmanship. The selling process from product knowledge, prospecting, sales presentations, and personal selling skills are covered. It includes basic study skills, communications skills as well. Roll playing and drills on sales techniques and sales situations are used to help the student apply the knowledge to personal selling situations.

IBC200 Improving Interpersonal Relationships

270 Hours

The ability to successfully work with all types of people, including those who are difficult to get along with, is vital to success at work. The purpose of this course is to help the student to effectively relate to others in the workplace whether they are coworkers, employees, seniors, customers or others. It covers basic study skills, communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and business and personal ethics issues. Also included are practical exercises and drills in which the student must practice the knowledge and skills learned.

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