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Adding to your résumé is easy with Delta's career training, professional development, continuing education and exam prep programs. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, you can get the skills you need for the job you want.

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Short-term Job Training

Looking to begin a new career in business? You've reached the right place. We offer a wide variety of career training options just for you.

Associate Professional In Human Resources™ (aPHR™) Exam Prep

Demonstrate your dedication to the profession and fast track your career in Human Resources with HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) certification. Our one day aPHR™ certification exam prep is the perfect complement to our HR Certificate Series. The certification is for professionals who are beginning their HR career journey and proves knowledge of foundational Human Resources. Our instructor will take you on a deep dive of sample questions, resource lists, test taking techniques and best practices. After you’ve prepped and have the confidence and knowledge you need to take the certification test, you can register online and take the exam at a Prometric testing center location as close as Lansing! Once awarded, your aPHR™ certification will be valid for three years.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Dates: March 24
Times: Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CBE-1483

Option 2

Dates: June 14
Times: Thursday, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CBE-1483

Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM®

If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) is what you need. This CAPM® Certification class is specifically designed for those who may have little or no project experience, but possess the desire and the aptitude to obtain this valuable credential, offering proof you have a firm grasp of the knowledge, terminology and procedures that drive effective project management. By successfully completing this course you’ll be prepared and will have met the 23 hours of project management training requirement needed to sit for the CAPM® exam. Regardless of your career stage, the CAPM® credential is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on, or with, project teams.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: April 6 - 27
Times: Fridays, 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $799
Course Code: CBM-1064

Child Development for CDA & Assessment Preparation

Prepare for your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ in as little as 10 weeks with us! This comprehensive, 120 hour training opportunity, offered in partnership with the Great Start to Quality Resource Center Eastern Region, will assist you in obtaining your CDA. As a CDA, you will be able to meet the needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth in a child development framework. Earning the CDA Credential has many advantages including providing you with a platform for professional and career opportunities. Many view the CDA Credential as an instrument for career advancement in the early childhood care and education profession. This course is designed for individuals preparing for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment and is offered in a blended format of classroom instruction, on-line study and “CDA 2.0” Competency Standards Book assembly.

Prerequisites
  1. High School Diploma (not a high school certificate of completion) or GED® Test Credential
  2. Apply online for admission to Delta College.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older.
Schedule & Cost 

Overall Dates: January 26 – April 14
Classroom Dates: January 26–27, February 16–17, March 2–3, 9; April 6–7, 13–14 
Times: Fridays, 6pm – 9pm & Saturdays, 8am – 4pm
Cost: $575
Course Number: CDX-2000

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Human Resources Certificate

Earn a Human Resources Certificate is just 7 weeks and gain the skills you need to manage an increasingly complex world. Learn practical skills that help improve your company’s bottom line immediately – from an overview of HR fundamentals to advanced sessions on the regulatory environment, peak performance, and disability management.

Take the entire series of seven topics to receive a certificate or conveniently take individual courses as your time and schedule permit!

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Overall Dates: February 3 – March 17
Times: Saturdays; 9am – 1pm
Cost: $399
Course Number: CBE-1475

Option 2

Overall Dates: April 26 – June 7
Times: Thursdays; 5:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $399
Course Number: CBE-1475


Benefit Administration Basics

Learn how to maximize benefit dollars through employee and industry benefits surveys, select the right vendor, and negotiate the right benefits package to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: February 3
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1476

Option 2

Date: April 26
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1476


The Human Resources Regulatory Environment

Recognize the names behind the most common acronyms, explain the role of HR regulations, recognize how to be compliant and identify when additional resources are needed to ensure compliance.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: February 10
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1477

Option 2

Date: May 3
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1477


Hiring the Engaged Worker

Employers with a greater number of engaged workers are more profitable and better able to cope during economic challenges. Engaged employees are more productive, creative and positive. Take this course to acquire the techniques to find, hire and place engaged workers in your workforce.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: February 17
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1478

Option 2

Date: May 10
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1478


Workplace Health & Safety

Learn federal laws impacting health and safety, practices to improve safety and lessen injury rates and steps to ensure employee health and wellness to maximize productivity and reduce benefits exposure. $69

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: February 24
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1479

Option 2

Date: May 17
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1479


Managing Unemployment Claims to Win

Take this course to learn policies and procedures to prevent inappropriate claims from being awarded, methods of protest and procedures to follow during protest hearings in order to keep costs down.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: March 3
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1480

Option 2

Date: May 24
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1480


Reaching Peak Organizational Performance

Help ensure your enterprise is productive and profitable by learning about the essential tools of strategic planning, financial analysis, risk management and organizational development.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: March 10
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1481

Option 2

Date: May 31
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1481


Disability Management in the Workplace

Disability Management (DM) is a growing HR concern. Generational influences, litigation, an aging workforce, disability-related medical, lost work-time and productivity costs all contribute to a “perfect storm” of disability-related costs to U.S. employers. In this session, take a “deep dive” into DM with an eye toward holding costs while retaining valued employees through case management, policy development, disease management, health promotion and other value-added approaches. $69

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: March 17
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1482

Option 2

Date: June 7
Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1482

Legal Assistant 

Start a new career as a legal assistant or legal secretary in just a few short weeks! In this program, you’ll learn how to coordinate office activities, perform a variety of legal secretarial duties such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal  documents  and correspondence, docketing cases, maintaining court dockets and diaries and properly provide information and direction to others. You will review terminology and knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices and understand the legal and ethical principles that guide paralegal conduct. You’ll understand  administrative  systems used in law practice including: client relation systems; conflict management, personnel, docket/ calendaring systems; billing systems;  and risk management systems. By the end of this program,  you’ll be  able  to  describe  features of typical law office time keeping and billing software programs and identify ethical issues that arise with the use of such programs. Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

 Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 8 – April 27
Times: Thursdays; 5:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $799
Course Number: CBO-1217

Local Correctional Officer Training Academy

Correctional Officers are responsible for supervising prisoners, enforcing rules, and maintaining security in local correctional facilities. Delta College’s 160 Hour Correctional Officer Training Academy is approved by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) and will fulfill the training requirement to becoming a Local Correctional Officer. Because the work of correctional officers involves many security-related situations, including potentially violent ones, employers may favor applicants with law enforcement or military experience. You’ll learn about ethics, safety precautions, and crisis management, as well as self-defense techniques. 

Schedule & Cost
Winter Option 1

Dates: January 8 – April 16
Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 6 –10pm
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 (see below)
Cost: $1,399
Course Number: CFA-5105

Winter Option 2

Dates: May 7 – June 5 (skip 5/25-5/28)
Times: Monday - Friday; 8am –5pm
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 (see below)
Cost: $1,399
Course Number: CFA-5105

Entry Requirement

MSCTC Standards
To enter the Corrections Academy, you must meet the Standards established by the Michigan Sheriffs' Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC).  Delta College offers the Pre-Employment reading/writing and physical fitness tests for your convenience. They are required prior to enrollment in the program.

The minimum standards are:

  • Age - not less than 18 years old
  • United States citizenship
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Possess a valid operator's license
  • No prior felony convictions
Application Information

Application Deadline
In order to secure your position in the next academy, your application must be completed by the due date listed below. The sooner, the better. On average, it takes about four weeks to complete all the application requirements. If you are seeking financial aid and/or a loan, you must have proper documentation outlining your approval amounts.

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Application Timeline
The application procedure is a multi-step process. As a guide, we've provided a basic timeline.

Step 1
Apply to become a Delta College student or guest student (Due by November 15, 2017)

Step 2
Begin the Corrections Academy Application (Due by November 15, 2017)

Step 3
Complete the  Corrections Academy Application Process. This includes the MSCTC pre-enrollment tests(Due by November 15, 2017)

Step 4
Interview, scheduled by our office (Due by November 30, 2017)

Step 5
Register with LifeLong Learning & Pay (Due by December 5, 2017)

Late applicants or anyone not meeting these deadlines will have their eligibility to attend the Academy determined on a case by case basis.

Organizational Behavior Certificate

Develop a deeper understanding of human behavior in an organizational setting. Through this 7-week certificate program, you’ll gain insight into strategies and methods that cultivate and strengthen group performance, resource management and organizational dynamics. A comprehensive overview of the issues in human relations encountered in business and the problem solving practices of effective strategies for leading and managing  in today’s business environment are covered. Learn to overcome organizational challenges by understanding the behavior of your organization and apply effective leadership and management principles geared towards a diverse  workforce.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 2 – March 16 
Times: Fridays; 5 - 8pm
Cost: $499
Course Code: CBM-1065 

Real Estate Fundamentals

Our 5 week Real Estate Fundamentals program has a proven record and to help you become prepared to obtain your Real Estate Salesperson License in the State of Michigan! Become an expert of the real estate in your community and help others turn their dream of purchasing a home into a reality with our 44 hour Real Estate Fundamentals course —approved by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Bureau of Commercial Services – Licensing Division. Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 19 – March 26
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $599
Course Code: CBR-1003

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Technical Writing in the Workplace

In every career, you must be able to communicate  effectively  and  clearly  if  you want to be successful. This 6-week course will provide you with a background in the practical, technical writing skills that are necessary in today’s workplace. This course covers internal workplace communications, external business- to-business and business-to-consumer writing skills, presentations and how to use visuals effectively, writing clear instructions and process documents, and using social media effectively. By the end of the course  you’ll feel comfortable tackling a wide variety of workplace  communications. 

Schedule & Cost

Dates: April 6 – May 11
Times: Fridays; 5– 8pm
Cost: $299
Course Code: CBE-1297

Professional Development
& Continuing Education

Are you looking to increase your potential? We offer a wide variety of professional development, state-approved continuing education and exam preparation courses to meet your needs.

Associate Professional In Human Resources™ (aPHR™) Exam Prep

Demonstrate your dedication to the profession and fast track your career in Human Resources with HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) certification. Our one day aPHR™ certification exam prep is the perfect complement to our HR Certificate Series. The certification is for professionals who are beginning their HR career journey and proves knowledge of foundational Human Resources. Our instructor will take you on a deep dive of sample questions, resource lists, test taking techniques and best practices. After you’ve prepped and have the confidence and knowledge you need to take the certification test, you can register online and take the exam at a Prometric testing center location as close as Lansing! Once awarded, your aPHR™ certification will be valid for three years.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Date: March 24
Time: Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CBE-1483

Option 2

Date: June 14
Time: Thursday, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CBE-1483

Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM ®

If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) is what you need. This CAPM® Certification class is specifically designed for those who may have little or no project experience, but possess the desire and the aptitude to obtain this valuable credential, offering proof you have a firm grasp of the knowledge, terminology and procedures that drive effective project management. By successfully completing this course you’ll be prepared and will have met the 23 hours of project management training requirement needed to sit for the CAPM® exam. Regardless of your career stage, the CAPM® credential is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on, or with, project teams.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: April 6 – 27
Times: Fridays, 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $799
Course Code: CBM-1064

Essentials of Supervising: Supervisor Skills for the 21st Century

This one day seminar is an intensive session for managers to gain fresh ideas and proven strategies for succeeding in their tough role. The workshop covers best practices, hot management issues and the essential knowledge you need to excel as a supervisor. You’ll enjoy lively discussion, question-and-answer sessions, role-play activities and much more. Take your supervisory skills to a completely new level of effectiveness. Whether you’re a veteran with years of experience or newly promoted, you’ll find this seminar packed with brilliant new techniques, exhilarating ideas, foolproof strategies and inspiring new ways to excel at your job. Discover essential tactics savvy managers are using right now to drive their careers forward! The comprehensive agenda covers an amazing number of practical ideas; the essential building blocks to supervisory excellence, how to build morale and increase productivity, strategies for handling conflicts, time-management tips no supervisor should be without, innovative strategies and proven techniques you can put to use as soon as you return to the office. In this one-day seminar you’ll learn:

  • How to steer clear of common management traps
  • Five steps for building trust and gaining respect
  • Strategies for motivating others to achieve results
  • What every manager should know about hiring and firing
  • How to identify difficult employees and conflict management
  • Strategies to run effective meetings

Attendees receive a free toolkit packed with information to keep you on track and moving forward long after you’ve attended this seminar. Whether you lead a team of 2 or 20 or own a small business, this seminar is for you! New and mid-level managers will benefit greatly from this course. Team leaders, department heads and anyone making the move to senior positions will benefit with the latest techniques in managing that reflect today’s work attitudes. Don’t miss your chance to attend this powerful one-day training!

Schedule & Cost

Dates: May 11
Times: Friday; 8am – 4pm
Cost: $299
Course Code: CBM-1089

Online Learning

Online, anytime with YOU in mind! Whether you want to build your résumé or take a class for fun, our online courses will fit your schedule. With over 400 classes from which to choose, were sure you'll find a perfect fit with our online career training and instructor-led professional and personal development courses!

Accounting Fundamentals

If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You'll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes and various common banking activities. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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A to Z Grant Writing Series

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization.  You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign and how to put together a complete proposal package.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Certified Bookkeeper

This program for experienced bookkeepers leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). This program can increase your earning potential, enhance your professional status and give you a decisive edge in any job market. It consists of six separate subject areas: adjusting entries, correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation), book and tax depreciation, basic payroll, merchandise inventory and internal controls and fraud prevention. This program will help to prepare experienced bookkeepers for the certification exam. 

Course Format: Career Training

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CompTIA Cert: A+, Network +, Security +

This program will prepare you for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications. These credentials will assure employers that you are competent in PC troubleshooting and repair, in addition to validating your skills in security and network concepts. You’ll demonstrate competence with topics such as security attacks, mitigation and disaster recovery, in addition to mastering skills that involve network design, routing and switching.

Course Format: Career Training

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Computer Skills for the Workplace

This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You’ll learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you’ll have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Digital Arts Certificate

The Digital Arts Online Training Program will help you develop technical skills and creative artistry in digital imaging, traditional drawing and digital illustration. You’ll learn professional applications for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator alongside traditional materials like pencil and charcoal. Course projects include retouching, compositing, digital illustration and still life drawing. 

Course Format: Career Training

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Marketing Design Certificate

The Marketing Design Online Training Program focuses on helping you develop technical skill and creative artistry using applied marketing principles. You’ll complete a variety of projects, including marketing concept development, retouching, compositing, illustration, advertising design, logo design and corporate branding. 

Course Format: Career Training

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Microsoft Office Master 2016 

Microsoft Office 2016 skills are important skills to have in any profession or workplace. Being able to work with Office programs is a must in today's workplace whether you are preparing for an entry-level position or are an experienced professional. Developing skills and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will allow you to do work independently and be a problem solver at your job.

Course Format: Career Training

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Microsoft Office Specialist 2016

This program prepares you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams, which cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you’ll learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises as well as watching video presentations. Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in a Windows environment and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to information stored on the computer. You should also have an ability to manage files and folders.

Course Format: Career Training

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Mobile and Desktop Web Developer

You’ll learn how to build dynamic database-driven websites for desktop and mobile devices using the most current technologies. You’ll gain intensive web development knowledge to enter an exciting and rewarding career in a growing technical field. Create your own websites and work with clients or improve existing websites to increase their functionality and make them more complex or user-friendly. Learn the latest in-demand technologies for developing websites for both mobile and desktop devices and gain versatility as a professional web developer. 

Course Format: Career Training

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Non-Profit Fundraising Essentials

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in fundraising for nonprofit organizations! Along the way, you'll view real-life examples of writing projects, from gift acknowledgment letters to proposals, and you'll hone your own writing skills. In addition, you'll explore fundraising software tools you can use to track your efforts and enhance your results. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Non-Profit Management 

This program is particularly well suited for you if you've recently assumed management responsibilities in the nonprofit field. It's also suitable for anyone who wants an introductory perspective on some of the unique issues facing management of a nonprofit organization. In addition to basic managerial skills, you'll learn about finance and accounting, employment law, marketing, leadership, communication, budgeting and fundraising. Examine the fundamental principles of nonprofit management, explore the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team, discover the essential aspects of fundraising and become acquainted with the budgeting process.

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Payroll Practice and Management

This program will teach you all facets of payroll, from the basics to the complexity of fringe benefits, taxation and garnishments. You'll build a solid foundation and knowledge of payroll rules and regulations. The program will discuss the relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code and state code relating to the calculation, withholding and reporting of required taxes on wages. It will teach you many facets of payroll administration and management, including using the Internet to obtain information from government agencies, garnishments and levies, year-end reporting forms and requirements, direct deposit, record retention, writing payroll procedures and staff training.

Course Format: Career Training

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Project Manager: Microsoft Project 2016 

This program combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2016 software. You’ll advance through Microsoft Project 2016 features and functions one step at a time, learning how to plan out your work and keep projects of any level on track using this powerful software. In addition, you’ll gain confidence and competency through hands-on practice. The Microsoft Project training is designed for beginners through advanced users of Microsoft Project. 

Course Format: Career Training

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Salesforce: Power User 

This course covers all aspects of Salesforce use from beginner’s level operation to advanced skills for experienced users. With Sales Force being the world’s most popular CRM, it has a very dynamic set of features and a variety of customization options. This course will give you all the knowledge needed to master the Salesforce CRM – allowing you to unlock the potential of this leading CRM. This course covers contact management, salesforce engage, sales collaboration, marketing automation, sales data/reporting and much more. Learn how to master the worlds #1 CRM with this course! 

Course Format: Career Training

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Six Sigma Black Belt

This program integrates Six Sigma with hands-on data analysis. The program material provides you with an in-depth look at the Six Sigma Black Belt problem-solving methodology, DMAIC: Define the problem, Measure key aspects, Analyze data, Improve the process, Control the future process. You'll learn the appropriate tools and concepts at each stage of project development. Since software will be used for data analysis, the program material concentrates on the application and use of the tools. Your analytical and problem-solving skills will be challenged by workshops which are incorporated extensively throughout the training.

Course Format: Career Training

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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

You'll learn all the necessary elements to fulfill the requirements of a formal supply chain cycle beginning with developing long-range production, sales and capacity plans and ending with planning, implementing and controlling daily manufacturing schedules. In addition, you’ll master the fundamentals of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity planning and production activity control (PAC). The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Web Design Professional

Are you looking for a career that stimulates your logical and creative sides in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry? A career in web design may be what you are looking for. You’ll start with the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and advance to HTML5 to learn the technologies that drive the functionality of websites. You’ll then learn about color theory and typography and develop a strong foundation in building client relationships and organizing their projects.  In the last part of the course, you’ll learn the tools of the trade: Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate. 

Course Format: Career Training

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"I have always valued the Delta difference; I feel right at home and I learned more than expected."

Kendra Hoffman
Real Estate Fundamentals Graduate