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Online Courses

Update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at your convenience with our online courses. Interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials and online discussion areas are available to supplement the lessons. Read your lessons and ask questions of your instructor at the times most convenient for you. All you need to get started is Internet access, an e-mail address and a Web browser. Additional requirements, if any, will be listed with the course description on the Web site. Begin your online learning today!

Click on the links below to take you to information on these online courses that we offer:

Legal Secretary Online

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. You will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. There are no prerequisites. Register for the Legal Secretary Online Program call: 1-800-522-7737.

Course Fee: $645 (plus textbooks and materials-estimated cost $50)

Paralegal Online

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. You will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. Areas of study include:

  • Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process
  • Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate
  • Identifying Relevant Authority
  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • Legal Research Practice
  • Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure

The program is broken into two concurrent sections, Paralegal I and Paralegal II, that runs 14 weeks; seven weeks for Paralegal I and seven weeks for Paralegal II. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of both Paralegal I and Paralegal II. There are no prerequisites to take Paralegal I but Paralegal I is a prerequisite for Paralegal II. Register for the Paralegal Online Program or call: 1-800-522-7737.

Course Fee: $1,289 (plus textbooks and materials-estimated cost $375)

Travel & Tourism Certifications & Continuing Education

These affordable courses will provide you with the skills you need to launch a new career or start a home-based business. This flexible program includes online training, accessible 24/7, with great links to industry resources, Web sites, and videos. Become a travel professional and see the world on the job!

The US travel industry supports 14.4 million workers, and encompasses a broad range of diverse occupations. Jobs in the travel industry provide millions of Americans with a gateway to a promising career and the opportunity for advancement. It is projected that 22.5 million jobs in the travel industry will be added in the next decade.*

*Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistic and the US Travel Association December 2012 Report

Travel & Tourism Employment Outlook and Statistics (PDF)
Home-Based Travel Consultants (PDF)

Certification Sequence

Students who successfully complete all three courses in the Certification Sequence and the Travel Agent Proficiency Exam, which is administered on campus, will earn a Travel and Tourism Professional Certificate from Heartland Community College.

Professional Development Courses

Aspiring and experienced travel professionals may be interested in these specialized courses for professional development and continuing education opportunities.

UGotClass - Online Certificates and Courses

In partnership with LERN, Community Education is now offering UGotClass online certificates and courses to help you grow, develop new or update current skills. Instructors are experts in their respective fields and have a passion for teaching and learning. Note: All classes have specific start and end dates. Students will receive an email invitation with instructions the Thursday before the course begins.

View the UGotClass online certificate and course descriptions, prices and start dates.

JER Online-Workforce and Continuing Education Online Learning

JER Online lists over 1000+ affordable, non-credit Continuing Workforce Courses and Certificates. No ordinary courses - JER Online courses and certificates are industry developed. This means that you are going to have access to the same e-learning that business and industry uses for their employee training.

  • Start anytime or on a fixed time schedule
  • Access your course anytime from anywhere for fast completion
  • JER Online offers discounted pricing for employee group enrollments
  • As an extra added value and bonus, students will have 1 year access to their online courses, post course completion (applies to self-directed corporate developed courses only)

Choose a course of study from our online course catalog and take your learning needs to a new level. Enroll today (start anytime) or choose from a fixed start date. Visit our JER Online-Workforce and Continuing Education Online Learning site at www.coursecatalog.com/hcce for more information.

Ed2Go Courses

Acquire a new skill or gain knowledge in just 6 weeks! Most Ed2Go courses run for 6 weeks and consist of 12 lessons. You have two weeks after the last lesson is posted to complete the course. Visit our Ed2Go Web site at www.ed2go.com/hcc for more information.

New class sessions will begin:

  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 11

Ed2Go Online Career Training

Complete a career training program in just 90 days. All of the Ed2Go Online Career Training courses are self-paced and open enrollment. When you register for a course you are given an initial 90 days to finish the course. If you need more time, extensions are available. Visit our Ed2Go Online Career Training Web site at www.ed2go.com/career for online demo and more information.

Ignitor Labs: Commercial Food Equipment Repair Technician

Master the skills you need to gain employment as a commercial food equipment repair technician! This engaging, interactive curriculum is available online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The course, which can be completed in 30 days or less, covers basic topics in electricity, gas and steam as well as an introduction to the commercial food equipment industry. You are guaranteed a job interview with an authorized service company after successfully completing the program.

Note: This program, developed by Ignitor Labs, is endorsed by the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA). Individuals that have successfully completed the program will have access to a proprietary database of more than 800 service company locations interested in hiring technicians. Sample the course at: www.ignitorlabs.com/techniciantraining/heartland/

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) II Certificate Program

A world-leader in distance education, George Brown College offers award-winning online technical training in Programmable Logic Controllers. The PLC Technician II Certificate is a computer-based home study program that enables students to study at their own pace, remotely from their own homes, using DVD-based curriculum and a PLC simulator to master the technology of PLCs in the field of industrial manufacturing and production.

For more information and to register, visit www.heartland-gbc.com.

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