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Effective Business Writing

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in most organizations. Well-written emails and documents can help you earn respect among your peers. And poorly written emails and documents can detract from success at all levels. The ideas, techniques, and checklists in this introductory-level course apply to all forms of business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. This course will also teach how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting. (NOTE: This course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Business Communications bundle which includes this course as well as Effective Presentations, Effective Public Speaking, Communicating Collaboratively and Effective Emails, Memos and Letters for $299)

Registration link. Online $99

How to Start your Own Business

This seminar provides students with a checklist for starting a small business and includes personal assessment; How to register a new business; Employer ID numbers; NYS and NYC permits and licenses; Business insurance and much more! If you want to start a business but wonder how to go about doing it, this seminar is for you. Learn what makes a successful startup possible as well as what must be in place to keep the business running successfully. This SBDC course is offered FREE for any matriculated SUNY Ulster student and Veterans.

DCB 1400 CRN 30221 T 3/9 6-8pm Remote $35

Abra un Negocio y Trabaje Para Usted

Este seminario, dictado en Espanol, explora los pasos necesarios que el empresario debe dar para el establecimiento de su negocio propio. Los temas a tratar incluyen una revision de las opciones de estructura formal segun la ley, la evaluacion del mercado, estrategias de ventas y nivel de precios, permisos y licencias, seguros, controles financieros y administrativos, obtencion de fondos, etc. Tambien se exploran las estrategias a seguir para mantener el negocio exitoso y lucrativo una vez conformado. This SBDC course is offered FREE for any matriculated SUNY Ulster student and Veterans.

DCB2261 CRN 30223 W 3/17 6-8pm Remote $35

Managing Google Drive for Business

This 2-hour course will provide you with a good understanding of organizing and managing your Google Drive account and create more paperless solutions for your team. Whether you run a small two person operation or a larger company with various departments, learn how to create shared drives, folders, and documents in an efficient manner. These workflows will create an easier way to manage some of your operations for both in house and virtual staff members. Instructor, Joe Gonzalez is a 20-year professional in operations and project management. His work experience has been in several industries including: web development, education, entertainment and nonprofit.

DCB2352 CRN 30226 W 3/3 6-8pm Remote $35

Real Estate and Appraisal 

Become a real estate agent at our online New York real estate school. Mbition helps fast-track your real estate career with New York real estate new licensing packages and online courses. These courses fulfill the mandatory New York real estate license requirements.

Advance your real estate career and become a real estate broker with state-approved online New York real estate broker license requirements. Complete your New York real estate education anytime, anywhere with 24/7 access to user-friendly broker pre-license online courses.

Make your New York real estate license renewal hassle-free. We offer 100% state-approved, New York real estate continuing education (CE) online courses. Fast-track your license renewal with one of our New York Real Estate CE packages or courses.

Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in New York need to renew their licenses every two years from the date their license was issued
  • Licensees must take 22.5 hours of real estate CE, which includes 3 hours on fair housing and 1 hour on agency
  • Effective 7/1/2021: 22.5 hours which must include at least 2.5 hours on ethical business practices, 1 hour of recent legal matters, 3 hours of fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property, and 1 hour of law of agency. In the initial 2-year licensing term, 2 hours of agency must be completed.

Registration and pricing link. Online




Agile Project Management

Get your certification in various aspects of Agile Project Management.

Agile Project Management Certificate - 32 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $695

Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment - 4 hours
Registration linkOnline Self-paced $89

Introduction to Agile - 10 hours
Registration linkOnline Self-paced $249

Principles of Scrum - 10 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $299

Certificate in Human Resource Management Suite

An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company, but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance management, and employee appraisals. This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your learning about human resource management. Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites. 

Registration link. Online $399

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. After completing all the courses, learners will engage in a simulation meant to test the concepts covered in the courseware. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits. 

Registration link. Online $699

60 PDU Project Management Course Bundle

This bundle offers Project Management Professionals access to online, self-paced courses at a fraction of the price of purchasing courses individually. You can access seven online project management courses for a full year and earn 60 PDUs. Don't risk losing your PMP certification; enroll today and start earning PDUs. Courses are self-paced and can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere from a computer with an internet connection. Courses are engaging and include real-world examples, videos, interactive games, assessments, and focused instruction. An Ask the Expert feature allows you to pose course-related questions and receive feedback within 24 hours. 

Registration link. Online $999

Project Management

Learn the latest in project management skills and become a CAPM, a PMP, an RMP, and lock-in a confident career path. A broad range of online course offerings are available including various certifications, Ethics for Project Managers, Managing Real World Projects, and more. 

For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Project Management Catalog


Nonprofit Management & Budgeting

A broad series of online courses are available. A sampling of our offerings include: Nonprofit Management, Budgeting a Nonprofit Organization, Fundraising for Nonprofits, and more.

For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Nonprofit catalog

Career Development

There are six online networking and career development courses to prepare new graduates, people re-entering the workforce and career changers for the professional work environment. From resume writing and interviewing to networking and managing personal finances, these courses teach professionals the life skills that a traditional education may have left behind.

EMSI, a labor market analytics company, looked at all job postings in Ulster County earlier this year and gathered the top (hot/resilient) skills across 20 occupations with the most job posting growth. The top five on this list were customer service, communications, management, problem solving, and written and verbal communications. According to EMSI “the future of work is skills-based. - On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order implementing ‘merit-based reforms that will replace degree-based hiring with skills and competency-based hiring.’ While the direct impact of the order is limited to the federal government’s own hiring policies, … prominent business leaders ... seems to indicate support from the private sector.” NOW is the time to update your resume! 

Registration link to view the range of courses offered in Career Development. Online $49-$79

Certificate in Business Communications (Bundle)

Includes: Effective Business Writing, Effective Presentations, Effective Public Speaking, Communicating Collaboratively, and Effective Emails, Memos and Letters. These can also be taken separately.

Registration link. Online $299

Small Business Management

Managing a small business is no small task. Learn the critical skills for managing your small business's finances, human resource challenges, and marketing efforts. These online courses include a certificate in Small Business Management, Accounting for Small Business, Law for Small Business and more.

For registration and the full range of courses, visit the Business Catalog.





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