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Here are the Tuition-Free certificates and classes Riverside City College will offer this Spring! 

​Look below for details on Noncredit Certificates: 

Business Skills Microsoft Office Specialist

The Business Skills non-credit Certificate of Completion will provide students short-term basic, business skills needed in multiple fields with the goal of increasing employability. Required courses to earn certificate: CAT-841, CAT-842, CAT-843, CAT-844, OR CAT-845

CAT-841 Microsoft Office Word-Expert Exam Preparation

Preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word Expert exam.

Dates: Feb 26 - Jun 7
Section: #43652

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CAT-842 Microsoft Office Excel Expert Exam Preparation

Certification exam preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Expert exam.

Dates: Feb 26 - Jun 7
Section: #43653

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Customer Relations

The Customer Relations Certificate provides students with important communication skills and an understanding of how these skills should be utilized when working in customer service. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-806, PDS-807, PDS-813

PDS-806 The Art of Negotiating and Collaborating

Participants apply collaboration tools for building high-trust synergistic relationships, analyze the conflict cycle and practice skills to defuse conflict at each stage for mutual benefit.

Dates: Feb 26 - Mar 9
Section: #43900

Instructor: D. Judon
Online
 

PDS-807 Personality Styles and Difficult Relationships

Exploration of participants’ own behaviors and personality styles, while learning to adapt one’s behavior to be effective with other personality styles in a variety of work situations.

Dates: Mar 11 - 23
Section: #43901

Instructor: D. Judon
Online


PDS-813 Best Practices in Customer Service

Apply practical strategies to retain a valuable customer base, diffuse difficult situations, and earn repeat business.

Dates: Mar 25 - Apr 6
Section: #43902

Instructor: D. Judon
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English as a Second Language

Beginning American College English 

ESL students are placed within the sequence of courses in the Basic English as a Second Language Certificate according to their English abilities.  Students completing this pattern of study will have a beginning level of fluency in the English language which will help them be successful in academic courses, CTE courses, or general employment. Required courses to earn certificate: ESL-846, ESL-847

ESL-846 Beginning American College English (Two Sections)

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at beginning level to prepare students to enter ESL-847. Students will produce a minimum of 1,000 words or more of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42624

Instructor: C. Reible
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 10:50 am - 1:20 pm, Rm QD 106

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42625

Instructor: C. Diaz
Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Rm QD 212

ESL-847 Low-Intermediate American College English (Two Sections)

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at a low-intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 848. Students will produce a minimum of 1,750 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42626

Instructor: A. Lee
Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 10:50 am -1:20 pm, Rm QD 212

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42627

Instructor: M. Lugo
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 6 - 8:30 pm, Rm QD 212

Advanced American College English

ESL students are placed within the sequence of courses in the Advanced English as a Second Language Certificate according to their English abilities.  Students completing this pattern of study will have a beginning level of fluency in the English language which will help them be successful in academic courses, CTE courses, or general employment. Required courses to earn certificate: ESL-850, ESL-849, ESL-848 


ESL-848 Intermediate American College English (Two Sections)

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 849. Students will produce a minimum of 3,000 instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on basic essay writing in response to reading. Prerequisite: ESL-847 or ESL-47 or qualifying placement. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42628

Instructor: M. Tjandra
Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 8:10 - 10:40 am, Rm QD 212

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #44044

Instructor: C. Diaz
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 6 - 8:30 pm, Rm QD 211


ESL-849 High-Intermediate American College English (Two Sections)

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 850. Students will produce a minimum of 4,500 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on essay writing in response to reading. Prerequisite: ESL-848 or ESL-48 or qualifying placement.

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42629

Instructor: M. Tjandra
Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 8:10 - 10:40 am, Rm QD 211

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42630

Instructor: I. Abidin
Hybrid
Lecture: Thursday 1:30 - 4 pm, Rm QD 212


ESL-850 Advanced American College English

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an advanced level to prepare students to enter English 1A. Students will produce a minimum of 6,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on expository essay writing in response to advanced readings from various sources and a novel. Prerequisite: ESL-849 or ESL-49 or qualifying placement. 

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #42631

Instructor: C. Reible
Lecture: Monday and Wednesday 8:10 - 10:40 am, Rm QD 212

Dates: Feb 12 - Jun 7
Section: #44155 

Instructor: M. Reid
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Enterprise Communication

The Enterprise Communication Certificate enables students to develop strategic communication techniques and skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Required Courses to earn certificate: PDS -805, PDS-812

PDS-805 Difficult Conversations

Learn to prepare for a difficult conversation by clarifying your intentions and assumptions.

Dates: Mar 11 - Apr 5
Section: #33087
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Graphic Design and Promotional Printing Entrepreneur

The certificate provides students with an understanding of the design process, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and promotional printing processes. Required Courses to earn certificate: ADM-801, ADM-802, ADM-803, ADM-804 811

ADM-801 Design Process for Graphic Design and Printing Entrepreneur

A short course that focuses on the design process for graphic design and printing entrepreneurs.

Dates: Feb 14 - Mar 6
Section: #43558

Instructor: T. Hanson
Lecture: Wednesday 6 – 7:50 pm, Rm TCHB-121
Lab: Wednesday 8 – 9:50 pm, Rm TCHB 101


ADM-802 Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design and Printing Entrepreneur

A short course that focuses on the introductory vector-based illustration using Adobe Illustrator for graphic design and printing entrepreneurs.

Dates: Mar 13 - Apr 3
Section: #43559

Instructor: T. Hanson
Lecture: Wednesday 6 – 7:50 pm, Rm TCHB 121
Lab: Wednesday 8 – 9:50 pm, Rm TCHB 101


ADM-803 Adobe Photoshop for Graphic Design and Printing Entrepreneur

A short course that focuses on the introductory image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop for graphic design and printing entrepreneurs.

Dates: Apr 17 - May 8
Section: #43560

Instructor: T. Hanson
Lecture: Wednesday 6 – 7:50 pm, Rm TCHB 121
Lab: Wednesday 8 – 9:50 pm, Rm TCHB 101


ADM-804 Promotional Printing for Graphic Design and Printing Entrepreneur

A short course that focuses on the introductory promotional printing techniques and press operations for graphic design and printing entrepreneurs.

Dates: May 15 - Jun 5
Section: #43561

Instructor: T. Hanson
Lecture: Wednesday 6 – 7:50 pm, Rm TCHB 121
Lab: Wednesday 8 – 9:50 pm, Rm TCHB 101

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Introduction to Python Programming

The Python programming certificate is a certificate for the general introduction to the Python programming language. Required Courses to earn certificate: CIS-830, CIS-831, CIS-832

CIS-830 Introduction to Python Programing: Part 1 (Two Sections)

Introduction to the Python programming language by covering the basics of programming in Python to develop business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications.

Dates: Feb 26 - Mar 22
Section: #43738

Instructor: B. Jung
Online

Dates: Feb 26 - Mar 22
Section: #43739

Instructor: T. Yi
Online


CIS-831 Introduction to Python Programing: Part 2 (Two Sections)

Introduction to decision and iteration statements used in the Python programming language to further advance the student in developing business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications.

Dates: Mar 25 - May 3
Section: #43740

Instructor: T. Yi
Online

Dates: Mar 25 - May 3
Section: #43741

Instructor: B. Jung
Online


CIS-832 Introduction to Python Programing: Part 3 (Two Sections)

Introduction to functions, arrays and file input/output statements used in the Python programming language to further advance the student in developing business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications.

Dates: May 6 - Jun 7
Section: #43742

Instructor: A. Doty
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Dates: May 6 - Jun 7
Section: #43743

Instructor: A. Doty
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Sales Techniques

The Sales Techniques Certificate provides students with an understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication techniques and mediums to identify leads, work directly with decision makers, and close deals. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-814, PDS-815

PDS-814 Closing Techniques That Win the Sale

Learn to resolve objection effectively through a process that involves careful listening along with positive factual responses to buyer concerns.

Dates: Apr 29 - May 11
Section: #43903

Instructor: E. Singer
Online


PDS-815 Winning Sales Scripts

Learn how to maximize this revenue source and increase the effectiveness of “inside” sales using scripts.

Dates: May 13 - 25
Section: #43904

Instructor: E. Singer
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Successful Career Transitions

The Successful Career Transitions certificate will provide students with the skills they need to successfully seek and obtain a new job. Students will learn to evaluate the job market and their own workplace skills, conduct a strategic job search, effectively network, write a persuasive cover letter and resume, and employ effective interview techniques. Required courses to earn certificate: PDS-818, PDS-809

PDS-818 The Successful Job Search

Students interested in getting a job or progressing in their current career will learn essential skills for successful transitions in the workplace. Topics covered include identifying job markets and industries, conducting a comprehensive job search, networking, creating a resume and cover letter, and effective interview techniques.

Dates: May 20 - Jun 1
Section: #43905

Instructor: D. Judon
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