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Illinois Central College

Business and Leadership

Online, Self-Paced
Improve your marketable leader skills and success in the business world by taking a business or management course.
Business and Leadership

Certifications

Associate Professional in Human Resources ® (aPHR ®) Exam Prep
Price: $499.00
Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management and prepare for the aPHR ® Exam throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as Human Resource Managers, as well as the preparation needed to sit for the aPHR ® exam. . Click here for the full description of Associate Professional in Human Resources ® (aPHR ®) Exam Prep


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep
Price: $999.00
This course will provide entry-level project managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Project Management Institute’s nationally recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. This credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often a required credential in the field. This comprehensive course will use learning activities, practice exams, and assignments to help students prepare for, and successfully complete, the CAPM exam.. Click here for the full description of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep


Certified Associate in Project Management Exam Prep (CAPM) with Organizational Leadership
Price: $1,849.00
This course will provide entry-level project managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Project Management Institute’s nationally recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. This credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often a required credential in the field. This comprehensive course will use learning activities, practice exams, and assignments to help students prepare for, and successfully complete, the CAPM exam. This course bundle also includes the Organizational and Behavioral Leadership course.. Click here for the full description of Certified Associate in Project Management Exam Prep (CAPM) with Organizational Leadership


CompTIA Project+ PK0-004
Price: $375.00
This introductory follows that CompTIA Project+ exam blueprint and is divided into sections that cover major topic areas. Each section is explained in sufficient detail to become a Project+ certified professional. If you’ve never taken a certification test before, you’ll find that the Project+ exam is a pleasant way to get your feet wet. The test isn’t overly complicated or riddled with trick questions; it simply covers the basics of project management. Once you pass the exam and gain confidence in your project management knowledge and skills, you’ll be ready to progress to other certifications and be eager to learn the more in-depth topics involved in project management.This course can help you prepare for the exam and have you on the road to certification!. Click here for the full description of CompTIA Project+ PK0-004


Customer Service Representative (CSR) Exam Prep
Price: $395.00
The customer service representative plays an essential role in an organization's success through providing product and service information and resolving product and service problems. In this course, you will learn about the various duties and responsibilities of the customer service provider, and you will practice these using a variety of exercises, hypothetical interactions, and assignments. The goal of this course is to prepare you to be an outstanding, reliable, and successful customer service representative in a business or other organization. In addition to providing students with a comprehensive education in customer service, this course will also prepare students to take nationally recognized customer service certification exams, including, but not limited to, the HDI Customer Service Representative Certification Exam.. Click here for the full description of Customer Service Representative (CSR) Exam Prep


Professional in Human Resources ® (PHR ®) Exam Prep
Price: $999.00
Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management and prepare for the PHR ® Exam throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as Human Resource Managers, as well as the preparation needed to sit for the PHR ® exam. . Click here for the full description of Professional in Human Resources ® (PHR ®) Exam Prep


Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep
Price: $999.00
This course will provide experienced project managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Project Management Institute’s nationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. This credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often a required credential in the field. This comprehensive course will use learning activities, practice exams, and assignments to help students prepare for, and successfully complete, the PMP exam.. Click here for the full description of Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep


Project Management Professional Exam Prep with Organizational Leadership
Price: $1,849.00
This course will provide experienced project managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the Project Management Institute’s nationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. This credential is considered the standard of excellence in the field of project management and is often a required credential in the field. This comprehensive course will use learning activities, practice exams, and assignments to help students prepare for, and successfully complete, the PMP exam. This course bundle also includes the Organizational and Behavioral Leadership course.. Click here for the full description of Project Management Professional Exam Prep with Organizational Leadership


Senior Professional in Human Resources ® (SPHR ®) Exam Prep
Price: $999.00
Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management and prepare for the SPHR ® exam throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. In addition, this course provides study materials to help prepare for the PHR ® Exam. The PHR ® Exam Study Guide will be utilized throughout the course to supplement the Human Resource Management textbook and provide review materials for exam prep. Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as Human Resource Managers, as well as the preparation needed to sit for the SPHR ® exam.. Click here for the full description of Senior Professional in Human Resources ® (SPHR ®) Exam Prep


Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep
Price: $2,295.00
The Six Sigma Management System has evolved to become an integration of business best practices that unleashes the power of the Six Sigma tools and methods in a way that fosters focused execution and breakthrough improvements. Using the Six Sigma Management System as the overall context for driving business improvement, this course provides unique insight for Black Belts, Six Sigma leaders, and all Six Sigma practitioners for how to apply the wide variety of tools and methods that sit inside of the Six Sigma tool set.. Click here for the full description of Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep


Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep
Price: $1,775.00
Six Sigma is a rigorous, focused, and highly effective implementation of proven quality principles and techniques, which aims for virtually error-free business performance. Students in this course will develop an understanding of how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. Students will learn project management and will define the metrics needed for validating data and evaluating project success. Key topics of this course include Six Sigma goals, project management, project selection, and project execution.. Click here for the full description of Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep



Certificates

Grant Writing
Price: $2,295.00
The Certificate in Grant Writing course is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the essentials of writing or acquiring grants for private, public, or government use. If you are thinking of starting a business that utilizes grants, learning the essentials of writing, researching, obtaining, maintaining, operations and strategies within the grant system is imperative. Books included. Full description of Grant Writing



Courses

Consulting - Managing Your Own Business
Price: $139.95
This course will provide an overview of consulting as a profession and will introduce the basic concepts included in consulting, such as establishing credibility and managing clients. Case studies will demonstrate the concepts in a practical manner. Additional topics covered in this course include proposing and delivering consulting services, client interactions, and the skills involved in advising others. . Full description of Consulting - Managing Your Own Business


Data Security Compliance
Price: $279.00
This course outlines important data security measures to be taken by individuals to protect sensitive data and PI. Some of the topics include how to prevent data breaches, safeguard, protecting your personal information, and different types of breaches. The security measures outlined in this course not only protect the individual (mobile devices, etc) but also protect data up to the corporate level. These safe practices can prevent hacking into personal social media accounts up to hacking of sensitive corporate data and data breaches. Learn how to better protect yourself and your company by implementing these security measures into your usage.. Full description of Data Security Compliance


Grant Writing Fundamentals
Price: $275.00
Need funding for future projects or planned activities? Are you (a student, parent, teacher or school administrator) hoping to find a way to pay for research or services we all used to take for granted, which are no longer funded? This course provides a step-by-step approach to preparing winning grant proposals. Learn to write successful letters and grant proposals. Researching and approaching funders for grant money can help you develop new services, (strengthen your operating budget) and support existing programs. Students leave this course feeling confident in their grant writing abilities and ready to start winning the funding they need to help make a better life for themselves and others.. Full description of Grant Writing Fundamentals


Introduction to Six Sigma
Price: $225.00
The Six Sigma introduction course will give students a flavor of some of the methodologies used in this popular quality tool. The student will receive an overview of the Six Sigma movement itself and some DMAIC, control, and causal methodologies.. Full description of Introduction to Six Sigma


Principles of Time Management
Price: $275.00
In this fast-paced world all too often it seems that time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough time in our day to do the things we need to accomplish. In this course students explore various approaches to managing time and organizing our schedules so that anyone can find a method that works for them. We will explore ways to prioritize what we need to do but allow time to do what we want to do.. Full description of Principles of Time Management


Real Estate Investing
Price: $139.95
This course will provide the core foundations for successful real estate investment. Becoming a real estate investor is fairly easy – just go out, buy a property and boom you are an investor! Unfortunately, it takes much more than that. It takes skill, strategy, business acumen, active research on properties and communities coupled with finance and negotiation principles just to become a valued competitor in this high rising field. This comprehensive course will use learning activities, practice exams, and assignments to help students learn the foundational components to becoming a successful real estate investor. . Full description of Real Estate Investing