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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certified Financial Planner™ Program
Gain training through this CFP® Board of Standards certified program designed to prepare you for the CFP® Certification Exam. This course will provide you with the skills and training needed to deliver comprehensive and accurate personal financial planning services to your clients. Taught by a team of industry professionals who are part of Atlanta’s financial services community, it concludes with a capstone project that will allow you to develop a complete financial plan for a fictional client.  
Cost : $5,999.00 01/21/2019 - 03/25/2020 118 sessions. CEUs:27 Location: KSU Center

Construction Project Management Certificate
This program is designed for individuals desiring to break into this rapidly growing field and industry experienced professionals who want to enhance their résumés and advance their careers. Comprised of six topics, the program covers all the managerial skills needed in the construction management process, including how to read blueprints, quantify construction projects, estimate costs, schedule the work and manage the delivery process.
Cost : $7,194.00 03/02/2019 - 06/08/2019 12 sessions. CEUs:9.6 Location: KSU Center

Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional
Enhance your skills to transform your organization’s data into relevant, actionable recommendations. This program will teach you the best practices for analyzing trends, building forecasts and creating financial models. Topics covered include gathering, interpreting, understanding, and communicating business and financial information, and analyzing information, building and Interpreting financial projections, and using technology/software. Additionally, this program will help you prepare for the Association of Financial Professionals’ (AFP) certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional credential exam.  
Cost : $3,299.00 11/01/2018 - 03/07/2019 15 sessions CEUs:4.4 Location: KSU Center

Gerontology Certificate
Participants will explore the major challenges facing our aging population and discover the many resources currently available to this group. This certificate is ideal for caregivers, patient advocates, senior activity directors, entrepreneurs, legal and medical practitioners or anyone who has desire to improve the lives of individuals in this demographic. Increase your knowledge, skills and confidence for new challenges in the aging field, meet industry leaders and professionals and increase your organization’s level of professionalism during this nine-month class, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The class concludes with a capstone project that can be applied in a real-life situation facing this population.
Cost : $999.00 09/10/2019 - 05/12/2020 9 sessions. CEUs:6.6 Location: KSU Center

Gerontology Certificate
Participants will explore the major challenges facing our aging population and discover the many resources currently available to this group. This certificate is ideal for caregivers, patient advocates, senior activity directors, entrepreneurs, legal and medical practitioners or anyone who has desire to improve the lives of individuals in this demographic. Increase your knowledge, skills and confidence for new challenges in the aging field, meet industry leaders and professionals and increase your organization’s level of professionalism during this nine-month class, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The class concludes with a capstone project that can be applied in a real-life situation facing this population.
Cost : $799.00 09/11/2018 - 05/14/2019 9 sessions. CEUs:6.6 Location: KSU Center

Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP (Alpharetta)
Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. This comprehensive HR management prep course, offered in partnership with SHRM, is led by senior-certified instructors and covers three knowledge domains: People, Organization and Workplace, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen and Critical Evaluation.
Cost : $1,799.00 02/19/2019 - 05/14/2019 13 sessions. CEUs:5.4 Location: Alpharetta - Synchrony Financial

Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP (Kennesaw)
Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. This comprehensive HR management prep course, offered in partnership with SHRM, is led by senior-certified instructors and covers three knowledge domains: People, Organization and Workplace, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen and Critical Evaluation.
Cost : $1,799.00 02/21/2019 - 05/16/2019 13 sessions. CEUs:5.4 Location: KSU Center

Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP (Saturday)
Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. This comprehensive HR management prep course, offered in partnership with SHRM, is led by senior-certified instructors and covers three knowledge domains: People, Organization and Workplace, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen and Critical Evaluation.
Cost : $1,799.00 09/12/2018 - 12/01/2018 7 sessions. CEUs:5.2 Location: KSU Center

Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP (Saturday)
Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. This comprehensive HR management prep course, offered in partnership with SHRM, is led by senior-certified instructors and covers three knowledge domains: People, Organization and Workplace, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen and Critical Evaluation.
Cost : $1,799.00 03/13/2019 - 06/01/2019 7 sessions. CEUs:5.2 Location: KSU Center

Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Online
Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. This comprehensive HR management course, offered in partnership with SHRM, is led by senior-certified instructors and recommended for individuals unable to attend in class. It is designed as a prep course for HR professionals preparing to sit for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.
Cost : $1,799.00 02/23/2019 - 05/11/2019 12 sessions.NOTE: There are no preset times that you must log in to the system. Each new week for the class will begin on Saturdays. CEUs:4.2 Location:

Payroll Fundamentals
This course is designed for new payroll professionals and those who support the payroll industry. It covers fundamental concepts, calculations, fringe benefits, tax compliance, record keeping and best practices, accounting, and administration as they apply to payroll. Additionally, it will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. This course is offered in partnership with the American Payroll Association and will help you prepare for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam.  
Cost : $1,299.00 01/17/2019 - 03/21/2019 10 sessions. CEUs:3.1 Location: KSU Center

Payroll Mastery
This program is designed for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development, or CPP certification preparation. The comprehensive course will provide you with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This course is offered in partnership with the American Payroll Association and will help you prepare for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam.  
Cost : $1,499.00 01/23/2019 - 03/30/2019 6 sessions. CEUs:3.6 Location: KSU Center

Project Management Certificate
Master a skill that’s crucial in multiple industries with a qualification employers routinely seek. This course will provide you with several critical aptitudes that will enhance your expertise and expand your career options. Using the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition includes implementation in agile environments — a first for PMI. Additionally, the Sixth Edition places a greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge and includes a new section on the role of the project manager. It will also prepare you for the PMI Sixth Edition PMP® and CAPM® exams.
Cost : $4,549.00 01/24/2019 - 04/23/2019 24 sessions. CEUs:7.2 Location: KSU Center

Social Media Marketing Certificate
Keep pace with one of the fastest moving mediums by effectively using social media to market your business. This comprehensive program will teach you the basics of content creation and management for blogs, podcasts and posts. Additionally, you will become savvy with the most popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. The course also covers measuring metrics, social media legalities, search engine optimization (SEO) and crowdsourcing. The course is ideal for entrepreneurs, employees and businesses striving to expand brand awareness, increase exposure and revenue.
Cost : $1,249.00 03/04/2019 - 03/27/2019 8 sessions. CEUs:2.4 Location: KSU Center

COURSES

Access 2013 - Beginning
Learn the basic skills and concepts needed to use Microsoft Access 2013 productively and efficiently. After an introduction to the Access 2013 environment, learn how to plan databases and create tables. Learn to organize fields and records, and to work with data entry rules. Create basic queries and work with forms and reports. Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Windows 8 - Beginning class.
Cost : $219.00 10/19/2018 - 10/19/2018 1 session CEUs:0.6 Location: KSU Center

Access 2013 - Intermediate
Learn additional skills and concepts needed to use Microsoft Access 2013 productively and efficiently. Learn to normalize data, join tables while observing referential integrity, and query multiple tables. Format forms and reports, insert background images and charts, and create specialized objects such as lookup fields, subforms and subreports, navigation forms, and calculated fields. Prerequisite: Access 2013 - Beginning.
Cost : $219.00 10/26/2018 - 10/26/2018 1 session CEUs:0.6 Location: KSU Center

Fundamentals of Human Resources Management
This is an overview and introductory course of the Human Resource function where students learn the building blocks of effective Human Resource Management. The class will focus on the fundamental Federal laws that affect Human Resources Administration in every company large and small. It will also cover employee relations issues such as compensation, performance management, and discipline. Topics Covered: The Functions and Roles of Human Resources Management Employment Law in Your Workplace Effective Recruitment and Selection Techniques Basics of Compensation and Benefits Talent Development Managing Employee Performance
Cost : $599.00 01/28/2019 - 02/18/2019 4 sessions.There is a required book for this course. You may purchase this book through the KSU Center Bookstore. CEUs:1.2 Location: KSU Center
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