Online Classes

Continuing Education offers three different ways to take online classes through our partnerships with Learning Education Resources Network (LERN), and Ed2Go.

Online Professional Development Courses Through LERN

Click the descriptions of upcoming classes below for more information or view all our LERN classes click hereFor more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 262-335-5208.

Cybersecurity for ManagersCyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up to date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the work place, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. 

At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. $245

Spanish for Medical Professionals I Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class — designed specifically for healthcare professionals — will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Students will also need to order an eBook for under $10, or the paperback book version. $145


Google Apps for BusinessGoogle has variety of web based applications and tools to help you become more productive, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more. Move beyond the basic features you figured out on your own. Be able to use them to work collaboratively and increase productivity. Learn how to run online meetings and webinars. Learn the ins and outs of all the tools Google has to help you become more productive and improve your work communication skills. You will learn time saving tips and strategies to get more done in your work and personal life. $195

Generational Learning Styles for K12 Teachers Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more and discover something new about yourself too!

We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience." You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. $145 with an optional $40 paid later for graduate credit.

Online Learning and Teaching for K12 Teachers Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs.Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace. $145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

Social Media and Online Tools for K12 Teachers Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents?  GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers. $145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. $145, with an optional additional $40 paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.
Using Cell Phones in the ClassroomClass, turn your cell phones — on!  Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching. $145
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This is just a sampling of the over 200 online courses available in the areas of business, computer applications, languages, personal  enrichment , graphic design, health care and more. To view the entire list of available courses and to register for these online courses, click here.

Introduction to Excel- Discover the secrets to setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently.

Introduction to QuickBooks- Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business.

Grammar Refresher- This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches.

Computer Skills for the Workplace- Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market.

Designing Effective Websites- This course will enable you to master the basics of Web design and you’ll learn how to build sites that are better and more effective. Get ready to take your Web design skills to the next level!

Accounting Fundamentals Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

Principles of Sales Management- Learn valuable techniques and strategies for sales management success.

Introduction to Microsoft Word- Learn how to create and modify documents with the world’s most widely used word processor.

Introduction to Access- Store, locate, print, and automate access to all types of information.

Speed Spanish- This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto! Learn six simple recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time.

Intermediate Excel- Work faster and more productively with Excel

Introduction to PowerPoint- Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts, and more.

Become a Physical Therapy Aide- By the time you finish this course, you’ll have gained valuable knowledge and be well on your way to becoming an important member of the physical therapy team!

Keys to Effective Communication- You’ll learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth, and respect. Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others, and create more and better personal and professional relationships.

How to Get Started

1. Visit our online Instruction Center:

2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your e-mail and choose a password that will grant you access to the Classroom.

3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your e-mail and the password you selected during enrollment.

Visit our Online Instruction Center today: for complete course listings, descriptions, and syllabi.  You can also call 262-335-5208 or email for more information. 


All courses require Internet access, e-mail, the Netscape Navigator, or the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements.  Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information.