Continuing Education

Individual Self-Study Courses and Descriptions

Following are individual courses that are offered as part of the college Continuing Education department. They are not intended to lead to a vocation and are not represented to do so. Each course has a final written examination at the completion of the course. All apprenticeships will be evaluated throughout the duration based on learning outcomes expected in each task of the apprenticeship. The course descriptions and clock hours for each course are described below:

 

SSGE115 Basic Study Manual

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSGE120 Principles of Communication

Prerequisite: None

32 Hours

This course teaches the student the basics of communication so they can easily communicate with others, are able to predict human behavior, understand the emotional level of others, understand the reasons behind conflicts to handle them, and flourish and prosper in life.

 

SSGE120A Principles of Communication Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSGE120 Principles of Communication

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised externship requires the student to apply what he or has learned in the

Principles of Communication course while functioning in a real workplace environment.

 

SSGE130 Handling the Ups and Downs in Life

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSGE130A Handling the Ups and Downs in Life Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSGE130 Handling the Ups and Downs in Life

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

 

SSGE140 Personal Values and Integrity

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSGE140A Personal Values and Integrity Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSGE140 Personal Values and Integrity

32 Hours

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

 

SSGE150 Master of Communication

Prerequisite: SSGE120 Principles of Communication

32 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.

 

MAN250 Communication & Management

Prerequisite: SSGE150 Master of Communication

32 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.

 

SSGE155 Emotions in the Workplace

Prerequisite: None

30 Hours

This course teaches the student the fundamentals of human behavior in an organization.

 

SSGE156 Behavioral Traits

Prerequisite: SSGE155 Emotions in the Workplace

30 Hours

This course teaches the student the precise tools and skills that will enable him to understand, evaluate human behavior accurately.

 

SSGE157 How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior

Prerequisite: SSGE156 Behavioral Traits

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to be able to predict human behavior accurately in a working setting.

 

SSGE165A How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSGE157 How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned to complete a project in a real business or organizational environment.

 

SSGE175 How to Effectively Handle Work

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSGE178A How to Effectively Handle Work Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSGE175 How to Effectively Handle Work

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSETH100 Ethics for Business Survival

Prerequisite: None

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to understand and use the basics of ethics as discovered and developed by L. Ron Hubbard to better conditions in business.

 

SSETH101 Lower Conditions of Existence

Prerequisite: SSETH100 Ethics for Business Survival

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to implement the lower conditions to handle any unwanted and non-survival situation.

 

SSETH102 Higher Conditions of Existence

Prerequisite: SSETH101 Lower Conditions of Existence

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to correctly identify states of operation and apply the formula that will increase performance and income.

 

SSETH100A Ethics for Business Survival Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSETH102 Higher Conditions of Existence

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSETH200 Statistical Analysis

Prerequisite: None

30 Hours

This course provides the student the formulas for business success

 

SSETH201 Formulas for Business Success

Prerequisite: SSETH200 Statistical Analysis

30 Hours

This course trains the student on how to master the condition applications to enhance production and determine the outcome.

 

SSETH200A Formulas for Business Success Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSETH201 Formulas for Business Success

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSETH300 Management by Statistics

Prerequisite: SSETH201 Formulas for Business Success

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to graph and interpret their readings correctly.

 

SSETH301 Statistics and Team Building

Prerequisite: SSETH300 Management by Statistics

30 Hours

This course teaches the student the knowledge to increase productivity through managing by statistics.

 

SSETH300A Management by Statistics Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSETH301 Statistics and Team Building

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in a real business or organizational environment. 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.

 

SSMAN100 Executive Basics

Prerequisite: SSETH301 Statistics and Team Building

32 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.

 

SSMAN100A Executive Basics Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSMAN100 Executive Basics

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSMAN200 Leadership Basics

Prerequisite: None

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to understand and use the basic principles of leadership discovered and developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

 

SSMAN201 Effective Leadership

Prerequisite: SSMAN200 Leadership Basics

30 Hours

This course provides the students the seven principles to be a successful and effective leader.

 

SSMAN200A Effective Leadership Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSMAN201 Effective Leadership

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned. 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.

 

SSORG110 Basic Organization

Prerequisite: SSETH301 Statistics and Team Building

32 Hours

This course teaches the student the basics of organization as developed and researched by L. Ron Hubbard and to use these basics so as to better conditions in a business, organization or activity.

 

SSORG111 Organizing Board

Prerequisite: SSORG110 Basic Organization

32 Hours

This course teaches the student the basics of an organizing board and to be able to direct the flows of production to obtain valuable final products in a business, organization or activity.

 

SSORG112 Job Descriptions

Prerequisite: SSORG111 Organizing Board

32 Hours

This course helps the student to understand all parts intrinsic in a well-organized post description that will direct the person to production with certainty of his functions and duties.

 

SSORG120A Basic Organization Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSORG112 Job Descriptions

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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 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.

 

SSPROG100 Making Planning Become an Actuality

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSPROG100A How to Make Planning Become an Actuality Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSPROG100 Making Planning Become an Actuality

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSORG210 How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSORG210A How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSORG210 How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to go into a business or organization, recognize and handle areas of inefficiency that waste man-hours and income in an organization.

 

SSFP210 Finance Basics

Prerequisite: SSETH201 Formulas for Business Success

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to understand the principles of money, exchange and finances to boom a business.

 

SSFP211 Organizational Financial Planning

Prerequisite: SSFP210 Finance Basics

30 Hours

This course teaches the student the strategies to increase profits through proper financial planning.

 

SSFP212 Organizational Purchasing

Prerequisite: SSFP211 Organizational Financial Planning

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to purchase effectively to increase production and expansion.

 

SSFP213 Organizational Accounts

Prerequisite: SSFP211 Organizational Financial Planning

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to set a well-organized accounting that permits fast and reliable transactions.

 

SSFP240A How to Increase Profits through Proper Financial Planning Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSFP213 Organizational Accounts

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSPOL160 How to Write Effective Company Policy

Prerequisite: None

32 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.

 

SSPOL160A How to Write Effective Company Policy Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSPOL160 How to Write Effective Company Policy

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSPR110 Introduction to Surveys

Prerequisite: SSGE120 Principles of Communication

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to master the basic underlying factors to make effective surveys that will make the business successful.

 

SSPR111 Survey Techniques

Prerequisite: SSPR110 Introduction to Surveys

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to train executives, particularly advertising and public relations personnel, on the basics of survey technology.

 

SSPR112 Tabulation of Surveys

Prerequisite: SSPR111 Survey Techniques

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to handle the data obtained from surveys to use them as potent levers in marketing and Public Relations.

 

SSPR110A Surveys Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSPR112 Tabulation of Surveys

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSPR220 Public Relations Fundamentals

Prerequisite: SSPR112 Tabulation of Surveys

30 Hours

This course teaches the student the fundamentals and basic principles of public relations.

 

SSPR221 Public Relations Campaigns

Prerequisite: SSPR220 Public Relations Fundamentals

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to make effective campaigns to the correct public.

 

SSPR222 Public Relations Area Control

Prerequisite: SSPR221 Public Relations Campaigns

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to handle environmental control to further the aims on the organization and create a well thought of image.

 

SSPR220A Public Relations Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSPR222 Public Relations Area Control

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned 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.

 

SSSA150 How to Create Want for Your Products

Prerequisite: SSGE120 Principles of Communication

30 Hours

This course teaches the student how to understand and use the fundamentals of selling.

 

SSSA151 Effective Sales Techniques

Prerequisite: SSSA150 How to Create Want for Your Products

30 Hours

This course teaches a student the various sales techniques that can be used in different types of publics in order to increase the sales of a business or any activity.

 

SSSA152 Closing the Sale

Prerequisite: SSSA151 Effective Sales Techniques

30 Hours

This course teaches a student how to make a buyer decide to get the products.

 

SSSA150A Sales Apprenticeship

Prerequisites: SSSA152 Closing the Sale

32 Hours

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

 

SSMAR250 Surveys and Positioning

Prerequisite: SSPR112 Tabulation of Surveys

32 Hours

This course teaches a student how to position a product through the use of surveys.

 

SSMAR251 Marketing Basics

Prerequisite: SSMAR250 Surveys and Positioning

32 Hours

This course teaches a student how to understand the basics of marketing as developed and refined by L. Ron Hubbard, and to enable that person to market products so as to increase sales.

 

SSMAR252 Copywrite and Art of Marketing

Prerequisite: SSMAR251 Marketing Basics

32 Hours

This course teaches a student how to master the elements of copywriting and art in any promotional item.

 

SSMAR100A Marketing Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSMAR252 Copywrite and Art of Marketing

32 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned. 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.

 

SSPM100 Post Mini Hat Course

Prerequisite: None.

32 Hours

This course teaches a student the basics that a post must have in order to perform productively.

 

SSPM101A Post Mini Hat Externship

Prerequisite: SSPM100 Post Mini Hat Course

32 Hours

This externship includes a series of drills and tasks to apply the basics that a post must have in order to perform productively.

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