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The following is a list of courses geared towards developing your basic skill set. Our basic skills courses focus on the fundamentals and span a variety of topics. Online courses are a great way to learn basic skills in any subject without having to commute long hours or follow inconvenient schedules. Start learning today!
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  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was assumed we knew and remembered all of the essentials -- and slowly we discov...
    $90.00
    2.9 CEUs 29h
  • Microbiology 101
    Microbiology 101
    Our comprehensive online course on microbiology covers all aspects of microbiology and includes a CEU Certificate at successful class completion. The study of microbiology is extremely rewarding, leading to advances in the welfare of the environment...
    $110.00
    3.0 CEUs 30h
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
    Basic English Speaking Skills
    This course on Basic English Speaking Skills is a combination of both vocabulary and language and includes picture illustrations, external resources, and netlinks to sound and video demonstrations that accompany many of the concepts studied and aid ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1: This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put v...
    $175.00
    5.2 CEUs 52h
  • Physics 101: Beginner to Intermediate Concepts
    Physics 101: Beginner to Intermediate Concepts
    Physics is a foundational science on which many of the concepts of chemistry, geology, biology, and other natural sciences rely. Because physics is a math-intensive subject, it is sometimes intimidating to those who wish to study it. This course ...
    $110.00
    2.4 CEUs 24h
  • ABCs of Algebra
    ABCs of Algebra
    Find out how algebra is simply a natural extension of the math you learned in elementary school. Basic Algebra is designed for all students who need a basic understanding of algebraic operations including simplifying, factoring, solving equations an...
    $85.00
    2.2 CEUs 22h

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  • ABCs of Algebra
    ABCs of Algebra
    Find out how algebra is simply a natural extension of the math you learned in elementary school. Basic Algebra is designed for all students who need a basic understanding of algebraic operations including simplifying, factoring, solving equations an...
    $85.00
    2.2 CEUs 22h
  • ABCs of English Grammar
    ABCs of English Grammar
    This self-paced online course will provide you with a review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence. Divided up into 15 easy-to-understa...
    $75.00
    1.5 CEUs 15h
  • ABCs of Geometry
    ABCs of Geometry
    This course will provide the learner with a better understanding of the underlying concepts of geometry. Through readings, lessons, quizzes and independent explorations, the learner will leave the course with more complete understanding of geometry ...
    $75.00
    0.8 CEUs 8h
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone
    Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone
    Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone is a course that covers the fundamentals of accounting with the newcomer in mind. Accounting is more than just memorizing terms and procedures; it's a whole new way of thinking about finances. This cours...
    $90.00
    3.2 CEUs 32h
  • Administrative Assistant 101
    Administrative Assistant 101
    Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Oh how times, and people, have changed in the world over the last few years. Presently and into the foreseeable future, business people will not only have to continue picking up the pace but will need to ad...
    $75.00
    0.8 CEUs 8h
  • Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level
    Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level
    Beginner to Intermediate Algebra is intended for students who need to gather a basic understanding of how to perform Algebra operations. This course will benefit current students and adult learners who need to know how to perform basic Algebra opera...
    $110.00
    2.5 CEUs 25h
  • American Civil War
    American Civil War
    One of the most divisive and important events in American history, the Civil War (also called the War Between the States) pitted countrymen against countrymen in the new and developing republic of the United States of America. Among the many issue...
    $75.00
    1.3 CEUs 13h
  • American Government
    American Government
    Do you need to brush-up your knowledge of the American political system? Have you forgotten or feel slightly 'hazy' about the structure of the American government, the details of the Constitution or the exact division of the three branches of gov...
    $95.00
    1.6 CEUs 16h
  • American Revolutionary War
    American Revolutionary War
    Without a doubt, one of the most important events in all world history (not to mention American history) was the American Revolutionary War. Through the battles that were to take place between Great Britain and its American Colonies, the face of t...
    $75.00
    0.8 CEUs 8h
  • Anatomy and Physiology 101
    Anatomy and Physiology 101
    This self-paced, online anatomy and physiology course covers all the bodily systems playing a major role in human anatomy. The material is presented in a practical and comprehensive manner. The focus of the course is on the need-to-know facts that m...
    $90.00
    2.1 CEUs 21h
  • Ancient Civilizations 101
    Ancient Civilizations 101
    Studying ancient civilizations is one of the most fascinating areas of all human history for the precise reason that it is human history. As we learn more about those who have come before us, we understand more about ourselves in this modern age an...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Assertiveness Training
    Assertiveness Training
    The ability to be assertive is difficult. Most people do not want to be perceived as selfish, demanding, hostile, stubborn or just plain hard to get along with. They allow others to take advantage of them or they do more than is necessary or require...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
    Basic English Speaking Skills
    This course on Basic English Speaking Skills is a combination of both vocabulary and language and includes picture illustrations, external resources, and netlinks to sound and video demonstrations that accompany many of the concepts studied and aid ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Basic Math 101
    Basic Math 101
    Fear fractions no more. And learn whether to add first or multiply first in a string of operations. Whether you are struggling with basic math functions in a course today, you are taking a new job that demands understanding of math, or you simply ne...
    $75.00
    1.7 CEUs 17h
  • Basic Parenting 101
    Basic Parenting 101
    Good parenting skills are something we learn, not something we are born with. Being a more effective parent or caretaker is possible for everyone! This course can help you get your parenting skills to where you want them to be. It covers a broad...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Basic Research Skills
    Basic Research Skills
    Basic Research Skills teaches you how to determine what you need to know when you need to know it. With all of the information readily available today, it's difficult to decipher good information from bad information. Instead of turning to an Inter...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Biology 101
    Biology 101
    Biology, the science of life, concentrates on the structure, function, distribution, adaptation, interactions, origins and evolution of living organisms, a grouping which encapsulates both plants and animals. Biology 101 will encompass the principle...
    $95.00
    3.5 CEUs 35h
  • Building Children's Reading Skills
    Building Children's Reading Skills
    This course will provide the learner with a better understanding of the underlying concepts needed to improve the reading skills in children and adults. Through readings, lessons, quizzes and independent explorations, the learner will leave the cour...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Business Budgeting 101: How to Plan, Save, and Manage
    Business Budgeting 101: How to Plan, Save, and Manage
    This course will show you everything you need to know about business budgeting and cost cutting. You will be introduced to the different aspects of business financial tools and will have an essential primer to current business trends in cost cutting...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Business Management
    Business Management
    Introduction to Business Management The world of business management offers an array of career opportunities unparalleled among income earning possibilities. Industries from mining to waste disposal have management-level positions in many comp...
    $110.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • Chemistry 101
    Chemistry 101
    At a minimum, a basic understanding of chemistry is needed for it offers a foundation for comprehending the inner workings of biology (how cells function and the behavior of organisms), as well as, the ecological relationships that exist between org...
    $95.00
    2.0 CEUs 20h
  • Child Psychology 101
    Child Psychology 101
    This course introduces the methods, theories and main concepts used by psychologists to develop a real insight into the world of children. Child psychology is extremely important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is being able to und...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Collaboration Skills
    Collaboration Skills
    Collaboration results in the best possible solution to any given issue since all the ideas, solutions, best practices, resources, skills, and issues were examined, discussed, and evaluated using the best possible criterion from a wide spectrum of kn...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Confidence Building
    Confidence Building
    This course on building self-confidence reaches beyond the standard self-help program by addressing the core issues surrounding confidence problems and exploring how to reprogram our brain‘s negative self-talk. Based on the concept that we com...
    $75.00
    0.6 CEUs 6h
  • Dealing With Difficult People
    Dealing With Difficult People
    Dealing with a difficult or toxic personality can be damaging both emotionally and physically, particularly if the person is your boss or sitting in the cubicle right next to you. Confronting those who compromise your comfort and job security can be...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Economics 101
    Economics 101
    The average individual knows very little about economics and tends to believe whatever was seen or heard on television. However, we all contribute and are impacted by economic factors and need a basic understanding of how this works as economics ...
    $95.00
    1.7 CEUs 17h
  • Effective Communication 101
    Effective Communication 101
    Communication influences all factors of your life. From daily interactions with strangers on the street to the way you present yourself in the board room, the way you communicate is a reflection of who you are and the way you establish relationships...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Effective Presentations
    Effective Presentations
    Speaking in front of a group of people is one of the most common fears people experience. In fact, it may be more feared than death...or even spiders . Yet being able to present ourselves, our companies, our ideas and products to others is one of th...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • English Composition 101
    English Composition 101
    Acquiring and developing the fundamentals of English composition is a vital skill that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. Being able to competently compose an essay and organize a thesis is not only useful in academic environments,...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • ESL Basic Grammar
    ESL Basic Grammar
    Whether you are learning English as a second language or are a native speaker striving to improve your English and writing skills, understanding proper grammar rules and guidelines are the essential building blocks to creating clear and understanda...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
    ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
    This ESL basic grammar and writing course bundle provides an introduction to the basics of American English grammar and writing. We'll be covering the following topics in detail: - review the basic English structure in the form of nouns, verbs, ...
    $95.00
    2.1 CEUs 21h
  • ESL Basic Writing Skills
    ESL Basic Writing Skills
    Communication is vital in today's society. It is not enough to merely be able to speak and understand spoken English. In the United States, writing English is often a necessary skill in many job industries and fields. In order to develop practical w...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put verbs together, introduces t...
    $95.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1: This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put v...
    $175.00
    5.2 CEUs 52h
  • Essay Writing 101
    Essay Writing 101
    Essays are a vital part of writing, both in academic circles and in many professions. Being able to write good essays is a rare ability and those that can demonstrate a mastery of this writing form will quickly distinguish themselves from those who ...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Etiquette for Children and Teens
    Etiquette for Children and Teens
    Etiquette seems like an obsolete term in our modern world, however, more than ever, it is important to learn how to have solid social graces and just plain old good manners. Etiquette simply means learning how to treat others well and how to behave ...
    $75.00
    0.4 CEUs 4h
  • Fundraising 101
    Fundraising 101
    Whether you are seeking to raise funds for your non-profit group, a worthy charity, political or religious organization, your local school or to provide community specific aid, this detailed course will provide you with everything you need to know...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • General Secretary 101
    General Secretary 101
    If you've been thinking about becoming a secretary, you should know that times have changed. While the computer has replaced the typewriter, the secretary is still an important part of the office setting. In this General Secretary course, you will...
    $75.00
    0.8 CEUs 8h
  • Geography 101
    Geography 101
    Are you mystified by maps? Would you like to know how mountains are made? You can find out the answers to these questions by taking our Geography Course. In eleven easy lessons, you'll learn all about the different geographical features that make up...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level
    Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level
    Although we may not always recognize it, we use basic geometry skills regularly in everyday life. For instance, we consider whether a picture on the wall is parallel with the floor, or we calculate the area of a room when installing new carpeting. ...
    $110.00
    1.7 CEUs 17h
  • Greek Mythology
    Greek Mythology
    Do you feel totally clueless when it comes to Greek Mythology? Do you often say to yourself: It's all Greek to me? You were supposed to learn this stuff in school but classical mythology isn't really taught anymore in elementary or secondary sch...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Home Business
    Home Business
    Owning a home business can be one of the most rewarding career moves you will ever make. Not only do you get the freedom of answering only to yourself, but our increasingly Internet-savvy society makes reaching out to worldwide consumers easier th...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Housekeeping 101
    Housekeeping 101
    Keeping a clean house seems like such a daunting exercise for many people, but it need not be. Arming yourself with the right knowledge and the right tools will make cleaning easy and efficient. In this course, we offer a comprehensive view of how t...
    $75.00
    0.6 CEUs 6h
  • How to Improve Your Concentration
    How to Improve Your Concentration
    Concentration is a part of our daily lives. We concentrate on our work and our life situations, either consciously or subconsciously. Is focus the same as concentration, and if not why are the terms often used so interchangeably? Why can some of ...
    $75.00
    0.4 CEUs 4h
  • Interview Skills
    Interview Skills
    Preparing for your job interview could very well be one of the most important moments of your career. Landing the perfect job can be a challenge, but with the determination and passion you will need to begin a successful career, you can easily overc...
    $75.00
    0.6 CEUs 6h
  • Introduction to Music Appreciation
    Introduction to Music Appreciation
    Music shapes and is shaped by our lives. Learn and appreciate the history of music. A well-rounded study of music appreciation begins with basic elements of music. Knowing the basic elements of music will aid any music listener in developing a wor...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
    Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
    This course will help you demystify the stock market and start making money! Everyone yes, everyone is sure to find something suitable in the stock market to invest in. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a very safe investment to protect you...
    $75.00
    0.4 CEUs 4h
  • Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language
    Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language
    Reading Body Language, Using it to Your Advantage H aving the ability to read body language can go a long way in helping you throughout your life. You can learn to understand the cues, or signs, that people show when they tell a lie, or when the...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Legal Terminology 101
    Legal Terminology 101
    Legal questions come up regularly in our daily lives and the language of law is everywhere. Legal Terminology 101 is a comprehensive guide to the language of the legal system. If you're planning on purchasing a house, involved in a landlord-tenan...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Listening Skills 101
    Listening Skills 101
    Did you know that there is a difference between hearing and listening? There is! Have you ever been told that you just don't listen? Most people have at some point in their life, so you probably have experienced it as well. But the problem is that g...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Mastering Conversation Skills
    Mastering Conversation Skills
    This course reviews the fundamental skills that make up each person's ability to communicate effectively in both social and business settings. We begin with an overview of the building blocks of communication, providing a foundation for understandin...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Memory and Concentration Techniques
    Memory and Concentration Techniques
    Memory, concentration, focus, communication, problem solving and relationships all interconnect and interact to give us the information we need to function properly in the everyday world. T his course will focus on these topics and explore how memo...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Memory Improvement
    Memory Improvement
    Memory is one of the most basic and important functions of the human brain. In fact, without memory we can't learn. Most people think of memory as how we recall past events, but it is also the building blocks for almost everything we do in the pre...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Organizational Psychology 101
    Organizational Psychology 101
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology or I/O is a varied field of study filled with many career opportunities. The importance of this field has never been more prevalent than in the last decade. The use of I/O methods has been proven to increas...
    $110.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money
    Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money
    Imagine you're going on a trip…It sounds odd, but your journey to understanding, growing and maintaining personal finance starts with your imagination. That's not all it takes, but, by imagining, dreaming and believing, these intangibles will ...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Positive Parenting Techniques
    Positive Parenting Techniques
    Parenting is both rewarding and challenging. Positive parenting brings together the knowledge and the mindset for parents to meet these challenges. Parenting is more rewarding as parents learn to promote children's natural potential for optimal outc...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Pre-Algebra 101
    Pre-Algebra 101
    An understanding of algebra is a foundational skill to virtually all topics in higher-level mathematics, and it is useful in science, statistics, accounting, and numerous other professional and academic areas. This course builds a bridge between sim...
    $75.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Precalculus 101
    Precalculus 101
    Calculus is a mathematical tool that is required in a variety of scientific, technical, and other professional fields. Because it is a higher-level area of math, many people think it is a subject that they can never understand. Unfortunately, such a...
    $110.00
    3.5 CEUs 35h
  • Problem Solving Strategies
    Problem Solving Strategies
    I have a problem: I want it to go away. I have a problem: I want the easiest, quickest, cheapest solution possible. I/we have a problem, but I/we can't solve it because of money, people and personalities, powerful external forces . . . Our pro...
    $75.00
    0.3 CEUs 3h
  • Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Become a Skilled Proofreader or Copyeditor If you're looking for a new career path or if you're a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy to follow, in-depth course, may be just what ...
    $75.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Reading Comprehension 101
    Reading Comprehension 101
    Whether you are a student who is seeking to pass the reading comprehension portion of such standardized tests as the SAT, ACT, CLEP, College Placement Test, ACCUPLACER, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT, or you need to improve your reading comprehension for ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Resume Writing 101
    Resume Writing 101
    One of the most important and intimidating steps in the job search process is writing a solid resume that gets the attention you want and need. Unfortunately, many job seekers get overwhelmed before they even get started. The result is poorly-writte...
    $75.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • Sociology 101
    Sociology 101
    This comprehensive course provides an up-to-date presentation of the essentials of sociological study. Students will learn a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives which will encourage links between theories and current research. With...
    $90.00
    1.5 CEUs 15h
  • Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges
    Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges
    Special Education 101 is the first in a series of relevant, innovative and dynamic courses developed and taught by a leading educator in this field. This course explains why people with disabilities deserve respect rather than pity in their ques...
    $95.00
    3.0 CEUs 30h
  • Speed Reading 101
    Speed Reading 101
    Speed reading provides you with the tools and information you need to improve not only the speed that you read, but your comprehension and concentration as well. Speed reading will also provide you with effective tools that you can use when you're i...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Stress Management
    Stress Management
    Stress is one of the most common words used in society today and a phenomenon that each one of us will experience at some point in our life. Stress affects people of all ages, professions and life situations. While we have an innate understanding...
    $75.00
    0.6 CEUs 6h
  • Time Management 101
    Time Management 101
    Managing time effectively is fundamental to success. It also factors into achieving balance in our lives. Today, we're busier than ever--at work and at home. Having enough time for things that are important, things we want or need to do, or even to ...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Typing and Keyboarding 101
    Typing and Keyboarding 101
    Today, knowing how to type fast is almost a necessity in the business world. More and more corporate-world employees are being asked to create reports, sales letters, business plans, blogs, web content, forecasts and more. Knowing how to type ca...
    $75.00
    2.0 CEUs 20h
  • Ultimate Secretary Bundle
    Ultimate Secretary Bundle
    General Secretary 101: If you've been thinking about becoming a secretary, you should know that times have changed. While the computer has replaced the typewriter, the secretary is still an important part of the office setting. In this General Sec...
    $150.00
    3.8 CEUs 38h
  • Unit Studies 101
    Unit Studies 101
    This is a two-part class, the purpose of which is to provide you with the tools necessary to develop your own unit studies course for either homeschool or classroom purposes. Part 1 walks you through the process of building your own unit study cour...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
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