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Here are the Tuition-Free certificates and classes Moreno Valley​​ College will offer this ​Spring​! 

Look below for details on Noncredit Certificates:

  • ​Workplace Essentials​

Workplace Essentials​​​

The Workplace Essentials Certificates aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the workplace. Students will learn how to maximize efficiency, engage in strategic problem solving, and clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders. These skills will allow both students with extensive experience in the workplace and those entering the workforce to improve their effectiveness and advance in their career. ​​

​​Required courses to earn cer​tificate: PDS-808, PDS-809, PDS-810, PDS-812 ​​​​
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
PDS-808 - Section #23974  (Online)​
Apr 17 - 28​, 2023

In today's workplace, it is everyone's job to solve problems and make decisions. Analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving involve breaking things down into their component parts, applying deductive reasoning and then applying judgment and insight. Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas, make decisions, and solve your most pressing problems. All by asking the right questions, challenging assumptions, and seeing others' viewpoints with clarity.

Business Writing in a Technological World
PDS-809 - Section #23975  (Online)​
May 1 - 12​, 2023

Participants will develop effective and professional business writing skills using business tone, organization and formatting, word choice and persuasion. Matching the delivery channel (email, letter, memo, or text) to the message type and situation will be covered, as well as the best methods to deliver bad news.

Time Management
PDS-810 - Section #23976  (Online)
May 15 - 26​, 2023

Participants explore time management strategies and tools for effectively managing expanding workloads, shifting priorities, and increasing demands. Practice prioritizing “important” versus “urgent” activities. Emphasis on analyzing current use of time; identifying organizational goals, roles, and priorities; discovering gaps to achieving goals; and applying time management tools to the gaps to complete important priorities first.

Workplace Communication Strategies
PDS-812 - Section #23973  (Online)
May 30 - Jun 9, 2023

Participants assess and optimize current workplace communication skills. Differentiate content, emotions, perceptions, and intentions in a communication exchange. Build an advanced communica​tion toolkit to forward your career. Illustrate clear and congruent verbal and nonverbal messages tailored to the personalities involved, the desired outcomes, and the context.

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