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Are you an effective leader? Expand Your Essential Leadership Skills in the Workplace for Today and Tomorrow.

These online training courses have been selected just for you. Designed for professionals at all levels and in all types of organizations, the Passport programs at Galveston College are a series of online training courses to help you build skills in the critical competencies needed for the 21st century workplace. Let us help you best meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. We have put together three distinctive tracks to educate and prepare you for a demanding and rapidly changing workforce.

Passport to Small Business Success

We know when small business succeeds, the community succeeds! Galveston College’s Passport to Small Business Success course selections are designed to help current business owners sharpen their focus and to prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for business ownership.

Marketing Tools and Tips for Success  $299 
25 Hours | 12 Months | Self-Paced

Discover how to be more productive and boost the impact of your marketing efforts with this course. Increase your community profile, track engagement, measure analytics, generate brand awareness. This course is designed to help you accomplish your marketing goals. The “Marketing Tools & Tips for Success” course presents the following software and topics: Bitly, Woobox, HootSuite, Storify, Social Media “Rules” and Tips.

Fundamental Employment Laws  $190
24 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

Are you needing to understand how the federal employment laws affect your workplace? This course is designed to introduce you to the most impactful federal employment laws. By understanding the basics of employment law, you should become better equipped to hire, evaluate, and manage employees. This course presents an insight into discrimination laws, employee benefits, methods to resolve employment disputes, and common workplace safety rules. Knowing the federal employment laws is a must for any supervisor, entrepreneur, manager, or human resources professional.

Small Business Income Tax Course Level 1  $499
30 Hours | 3 Months | Mentor Supported

Students explore how to start a business and choose a business entity. The course expands on business organization in areas such as record keeping, receipts, expenses, and income. Topics for this course include sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, s-corporations, payroll taxes, retirement plans, and dispositions. This course presents an introduction to small business returns. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to start preparing the less complex business returns.

Consulting: Managing Your Own Business  $145
24 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

This course will provide vital information and pragmatic steps for starting, developing, and marketing a successful consulting practice. The management consulting course is designed to help those students who wish to set up a consulting practice and for the student examining the potential for his or her professional consulting services in the marketplace. In this course, we will explore and discuss the need and role of management consultants, how consultants deliver services and interact with clients, managing the consulting process and consulting deliverables, staffing for consulting projects, and marketing consulting services. The course is also designed for those students who want to create or improve an internal consulting function within an organization. The course will help in project planning and development, managing and organizing a consulting practice, proposal delivery, and marketing a successful consulting practice with accompanying management, financial and business development issues and concerns. Students will learn the knowledge and experience in the organizational management consulting process, from initial client contact (entry) to termination of the consulting engagement and/or re-contracting for a new engagement while evaluating rewards and challenges of a consulting career.

 Passport to Promotion

If you are seeking a leadership position, have been recently promoted or hired into a supervisory position, or are looking to further develop your leadership skills, the courses offered below are recommended for you.

Principles of Time Management  $275
16 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

In this fast-paced world all too often it seems that time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough time in our day to do the things we need to accomplish. In this course students explore various approaches to managing time and organizing our schedules so that anyone can find a method that works for them. We will explore ways to prioritize what we need to do but allow time to do what we want to do.

Introduction to Six Sigma  $225
8 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

The Six Sigma introduction course will give students a flavor of some of the methodologies used in this popular quality tool. The student will receive an overview of the Six Sigma movement itself and some DMAIC, control, and causal methodologies.

Basic Management Skills  $395
32 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

Understanding how to transition into management is the goal of this course. It presents the skills needed to help you move into a management position along with key strategies to help you understand how to navigate the “management minefield” with ease. Gaining an understanding of how to deal with the pressures from peers and expectations of upper management is a key to being a good manager. Presented are methods for dealing with unruly employees, the role of office politics, and listening techniques that are aimed at helping you understand what your boss is expecting. The impact of effective management on corporate goals and profitability will also be presented. This class is designed to empower your management capabilities.

Personality Types Among Us  $225
8 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

Does your co-worker seem to be speaking a language you don’t understand? Is your boss impossible to get along with? Are you having a hard time motivating one of your employees? The key could be that their personality and yours don’t
mesh. This course will explore personality theories and allow you to discover your own personality and how that affects the way you think and work. You will also explore how other personalities think and work and some communication
and motivational tools you can use to be able to work better with them.

Professional Communication  $225
8 Hours | 180 Days | Self-Paced

Communication is the ultimate key to your success—in relationships, in the workplace, in personal matters, as a family member, team member and across your lifetime. Your ability to communicate comes from experience. This experience can often be an effective source, but the methods in which you communicate play a critical role in how you more efficiently communicate with your audience and to ensure the intended meaning is received. In this course, material is presented to help you strengthen your communication skills to become a more effective communicator. The course also focuses on everyday writing, professional presentations, and interpersonal communication.

Passport to Executive Leadership

If you are seeking a leadership position, have been recently promoted or hired into a supervisory position, or are looking to further develop your leadership skills, the courses offered below are recommended for you.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management $575
10 Hours | 12 Months | Mentor Supported

Financial planning and wealth management are key skills needed for today’s leaders. In this course you will be presented with the key information needed to help you understand the basic aspects of estate planning and various methods of property transfers, gifts, and gift tax. In addition Information is presented regarding The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which requires institutions to disclose privacy policies, and limits instances in which consumer information can be shared. Also covered are insurance concepts, mutual funds, and retirement planning.

Asset Securitization Training $425
60 Hours | 3 Months | Mentor Supported

Asset securitization (AS) has revolutionized the field of finance. It provides an opportunity for financial institutions to enhance liquidity, generate fee-based income, and optimize the usage of capital. It can be a source of competitive financing for corporations. For investors, securitized assets offer additional investment opportunities with different risk/return trade-offs. This course presents an introduction to asset securitization, credit enhancement, and helps you understand the ratings approach to asset securitization. Topics presented are extensive. Please visit our course description online for more information.

Business Management and Organizational Leadership Career Prep $1645
310 Hours | 12 Months | Self-Paced

Today’s managers need to be equipped with the right skills to deal with the growing number of challenges facing them. This course includes dealing with the competition, coping with ethical dilemmas, identifying and hiring talent, managing diversity, building sustainability, and adapting to the latest technology. This course presents an overview of management, with a focus on the characteristics of successful managers, manager development, and the importance of critical thinking in management. This course will encourage students to define effective management and identify the strategies necessary to be successful business managers. The course presents practical strategies for effective leadership in both organizational settings and one’s own life. A comprehensive overview of the basics of leadership is presented in a student-centered format.