Continuing Education

The Hubbard College of Administration International is
Accredited as a Continuing Education Provider
by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

 

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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 is described below:

SSEFH100 Executive Full Hat

Prerequisite: None

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 course 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 course while functioning as an executive director of a business or professional practice. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admission.

SSETH100 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 55 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.

SSETH100A Ethics for Business Survival Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Ethics for Business Survival Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSETH200 Formulas for Business Success

Prerequisite: None

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Formulas for Business Success 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.

SSETH300 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.

SSETH300A Management by Statistics Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Management by Statistics courses

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Management by Statistics course 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.

SSFP210 Financial Planning

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success

120 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.

SSFP240A How to Increase Profits through Proper Financial Planning Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Financial Planning

90 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSFP250 Financial Planning for Business Owners and Professionals

Prerequisite: None

275 Hours

This course is a non-technical, non-accounting course, 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.

SSGE110 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.

SSGE115 Basic Study Manual

Prerequisite: None

50 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 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.

SSGE120A Master of Communication I Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Master of Communication I

45 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.

SSGE130 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.

SSGE130A Handling the Ups and Downs in Life Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Handling the Ups and Downs in Life Course

45 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

25 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: Personal Values and Integrity Course

25 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 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.

SSGE155 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.

SSGE165A How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: How to Evaluate and Predict Human Behavior Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSGE175 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.

SSGE178A How to Effectively Handle Work Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: How to Effectively Handle Work Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSIBC100 Improving Business Communication

Prerequisite: None

230 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.

SSIBC200 Improving Interpersonal Relationships

Prerequisite: None

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.

SSMAN100 Executive Basics

Prerequisite: Formulas for Business Success and 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.

SSMAN100A Executive Basics Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSMAN100 Executive Basics Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSMAN200 Effective Leadership

Prerequisite: None

50 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.

SSMAN200A Effective Leadership Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Effective Leadership Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

MAN250 Master of Communication III

Prerequisite: GE150 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.

SSMAR100 Marketing Management

Prerequisite: The Basics of Survey Technology

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.

SSMAR100A Marketing Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Marketing Management

45 Hours

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

SSMAR250 Marketing Basics

Prerequisite: None

275 Hours

Marketing is a vital function for businesses or organizations offering a product or service. This course 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.

SSMS100 Management Strategies

Prerequisite: None

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 60 course to help a business or organizational client. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admission.

SSOM100 Office Management Training

Prerequisite: None

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 admission.

SSORG110 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.

SSORG120A Basic Organization Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Basic Organization Course

90 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 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.

SSORG210 Increasing Efficiency

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.

SSORG210A How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Increasing Efficiency Course

45 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.

SSPD100 Organizational Trouble Shooter Level I

Prerequisite: None

290 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 course 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 non-productive in a business or organization. Hubbard Professional 61 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 admission.

SSPD200 Organizational Trouble Shooter Course Level II

Prerequisite: None

290 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 course to help a business or organizational client. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admission.

SSPM100 Post Mini Hat

Prerequisite: None

180 Hours

This course is for people who are currently employed and who have begun a new post in an organization. This course 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 admission.

SSPOL160 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.

SSPOL160A How to Write Effective Company Policy Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: POL100 How to Write Effective Company Policy

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the How to Write Effective Company 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.

SSPR110 The Basics of Survey Technology

Prerequisite: GE120 Master of Communication I

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.

SSPR110A Marketing and Public Relations Surveys Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: SSPR100 The Basics of Survey Technology

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSPR220 Public Relations Fundamentals

Prerequisite: The Basics of Survey Technology

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.

SSPR220A Public Relations Apprenticeship

Prerequisite: Public Relations Course

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSPR250 Public Relations Basics

Prerequisite: None

275 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.

SSPROG100 Making Planning Become an Actuality

Prerequisite: None

45 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: How to Make Planning Become an Actuality

45 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship 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.

SSSA150 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.

SSSA150A Sales Apprenticeship

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

90 Hours

This faculty-supervised apprenticeship requires the student to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the How to Create Want for Your Products Through Effective Sales course 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.

SSSA250 Sales Basics

Prerequisites: None

295 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. Role playing and drills on sales techniques and sales situations are used to help the student apply the knowledge to personal selling situations.

SSSFH100 Specialist Full Hat

Prerequisites: None

290 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 course while working in an organization. Enrollment in this course requires WISE membership at the time of admission.

SSSUP100 Course Room Training and Supervision

Prerequisites: GE 110 How to Achieve Effective Learning

290 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 admission.

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.

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