WSCC division of workforce training courses

walter stateBy Kimberly Slater

Walters State Community College’s Division of Workforce Training will offer a variety of classes at the Morristown, Sevierville, and Greeneville campuses in December. For more information on the courses, contact Amanda Hill at 423-798-7946 or<>.

Parent’s Children and Divorce (Court Ordered): 5:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, on the Greeneville Campus. In this court ordered parenting course you will discuss: what your child experiences when parental communication fails, talking to your children about divorce in a way they will understand and accept and why you should never use your child during conflict resolution with the other parent. The course fee is $50.

A to Z Grant Writing (Online): Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 10, and ending Wednesday, Jan. 14. Learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization and how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders. Learn how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government and individual donors. Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. The course fee is $125.

Accounting Fundamentals II (Online): Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 10 and ending Wednesday, Jan. 14. This course will build on the knowledge gained in Charlene Messier’s online Accounting Fundamentals course (or another introductory accounting course) to provide a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. In Accounting Fundamentals II, explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations. The course fee is $125.

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom (Online): Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 10 and ending Wednesday, Jan. 14. Differentiated instruction (DI) is becoming a mainstay in classrooms across the country as educators are beginning to see that the traditional classroom sets limits on their ability to reach diverse learners. Join us on this journey through 10 practical DI integration strategies. Over the six-week period, DI strategies ranging from multiple intelligences (MI) to flexible grouping, cubing, WebQuests, I-Searches, anchoring activities, and interest centers will be covered. The course fee is $125.

Fundamentals of Technical Writing (Online): Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 10 and ending Wednesday, Jan. 14. Learn the secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates, documentation management and how to publish documents both on paper and electronically. You will also learn how to get your first job as a technical writer, plus tricks of the trade that enable you to create high-quality documentation with less work. The course fee is $125.

TOSHA 30-Hour Safety Training: 8-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 2-5, on the Greeneville Campus. This workshop is offered in conjunction with Tennessee OSHA. The workshop offers students a 30-hour overall presentation of safety procedures that will save downtime and possibly save lives. Workshop offers the official 30-hour safety certification card from Nashville and is recommended for front line supervisors, safety and committee members or safety professionals.

Consumer Lending: 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20 to Wednesday, Apr.14, on the Sevierville Campus. This course covers the essentials of the consumer lending business today and explains the important and relevant features, processes and laws. Study features and benefits of consumer loan products and operations, including closed-end and open-end loans, direct and indirect lending and secured lending. The course traces the consumer lending process from generating and processing loan applications to loan closing, documentation, collection and recovery. It also reviews the credit investigation, loan evaluation and decision-making processes. Students will develop a greater understanding for customer relationship building as well as the laws and regulations that affect lending.

Law and Banking: 5-8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 29-Apr. 16 on the Sevierville Campus. This informative course explains the basic principles of law relevant to banking. Learn fundamental laws pertaining to specific areas of banking. Contractual relationships, acquisition and transfer of property, bank ethics, bankruptcy law and the Dodd-Frank Act are all covered in this class. The course fee is $349.

SHRM Learning Systems for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 09-Apr. 20, on the Morristown Campus. This course is designed primarily as a certification preparation course for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) examinations. It is a minimum of 35 contact hours in length. People who take this course have typically worked in exempt-level human resource positions for at least two years. Student materials will correspond to new test requirements for 2015. The course fee is $1,095 and includes books.

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