Graduate School USA Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning August 2011 - September 2012

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Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning
August 2011 – September 2012

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As Graduate School USA heads into its 90th year, of course we’re looking back at our accomplishments. We are proud of our long history of providing customers with the solutions they’re looking for. But as always, our focus is on the future.

Right now we are working hard to build that future, expanding our programs and services to meet the changing needs of the public and private sectors. We’re expanding our academic programs to include even greater course selections, new certificate programs, and new associate degrees. Our priorities are occupational success and personal growth, whether we’re helping government workers to do their jobs more effectively or helping members of the community better position themselves to enter the workforce or move ahead in their careers.

Our 2012 Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning catalog contains a complete listing of Graduate School USA courses currently available through distance learning formats. Integrating distance learning modalities is a good way for students to gain greater flexibility in their education options.

Whether you are an individual looking for ways to fit continuing education into your busy lifestyle, or a department supervisor responsible for your group’s training and development needs, our broad curriculum ensures that you will find the courses you need — anytime, anywhere. Look to us for content delivered in modules, via webinar, and using the technologies most convenient for you to access.

In a world where content quickly becomes outdated and inapplicable, Graduate School USA, consistent with our legacy, will continue to grow and adapt as government and industry — and training delivery — evolve, remaining thought leaders in the field of professional development.

Call our Distance Education Office at (866) 448-9740 to find out how we can provide the resources to help you meet your individual or organizational learning needs.

Jerry Ice, Ed.D. CEO and President Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning Program Reserved Rights: We make every effort to ensure that each course is offered as advertised. However, we reserve the right to make changes to any of the products or programs described on our website or in our published catalogs/brochures without notice or liability. The changes could include modifying course content and materials for continuous course improvement and/or academic obligation; changing tuition prices, registration terms, and conditions; canceling a class due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment; and making reasonable changes to class start and end dates and time tables. The Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning (DE&TEL) program endeavors to give enrollees as much advance notice as possible of any change to their enrollment. If we must cancel a class or change session dates, enrolled participants will be informed immediately. In the event of changes made to our products or programs, the DE&TEL program’s sole liability is limited to the refunding of any tuition or fees paid for any cancelled or rescheduled classes, and the DE&TEL program is not responsible for any enrollee’s incidental or consequential loss.

Table of ConTenTs
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Customized Technology-Enabled Learning Solutions ...................................... 4 About Graduate School USA ....................... 75 General Information ..................................... 75 Withdrawal and Refund Policies .................. 76 Ordering Textbooks ..................................... 77 Course Credit Information ........................... 77

Registration and Payment ........................... 77 Classroom-Based Options to Distance Education Courses ................................... 80 Distance Delivery Methods .......................... 83 About GS Connect....................................... 83 About GS Classic ........................................ 84 GS Connect Live Courses ........................... 86

GS Connect Independent Courses.............. 87 GS Classic Printed Courses ........................ 88 GS Classic CD-ROM Courses..................... 91 GS Classic Online Courses ......................... 92 Registration Form ........................................ 93 Index ............................................................ 95 Alphabetical List of Courses ........................ 97

Accounting/Budget/Finance
Certificates of Accomplishment in Accounting .........................................7 The Congressional Budget Process ........................................................7 Controlling a Budget ................................................................................8 Cost Accounting I: Job Order Cost Accounting........................................8 Cost Accounting II: Process Cost Accounting..........................................8 Cost Accounting III: A Management Tool .................................................9 Ethics Compliance and Enforcement ......................................................9 Federal Government Accounting I .........................................................10 Federal Government Accounting II ........................................................10 Fundamentals of Federal Budgeting ..................................................... 11 Intermediate Accounting I ...................................................................... 11 Intermediate Accounting II ..................................................................... 11 Introduction to Federal Accounting ........................................................12 Introduction to Federal Budgeting .........................................................12 Principles of Accounting I: Basic Principles ...........................................12 Principles of Accounting II: Financial Accounting ..................................13 Principles of Accounting III: Managerial Accounting ..............................13 RUS Borrower Accounting (Electric)......................................................14 RUS Borrower Accounting (Telecommunications) .................................14

Editing
Introduction to the Editing Process ........................................................20 Proofreading ..........................................................................................20 Proofreading ..........................................................................................20

Engineering Technology
Basic Electricity .....................................................................................21 Hydrology I ............................................................................................21 Hydrology II ...........................................................................................21

English and Writing
The Basics of Clear Government Writing ..............................................22 English Grammar and Usage ................................................................22 Expansion of Vocabulary Knowledge ....................................................22 Fundamentals of Writing........................................................................23 Mastering English Grammar ..................................................................23 Practical Writing.....................................................................................23 Put It in Writing ......................................................................................24 Thinking Critically, Writing Clearly .........................................................24 Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business ....25 Writing for Web 2.0 ................................................................................25 Writing Reports and Other Workplace Documents ................................26 Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively......................................26 Writing Short Informational Reports ......................................................26 Writing Workshop ..................................................................................27

Auditing
Advanced Audit Report Writing for Supervisors ....................................15 Audit Report Writing ..............................................................................15 Developing Performance Audit Findings ...............................................16 Internal Auditing I ...................................................................................16 Internal Auditing II ..................................................................................17 Planning Audit Assignments ..................................................................17 Practical Statistical Sampling for Auditors .............................................18

Communications
Creative Problem Solving ......................................................................19 Winning Customer Service ....................................................................19

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Human Resources
Certificate of Accomplishment in Human Resources.............................28 CLASSIFICATION Fair Labor Standards Act NEW...........................................................28 Federal Classification ............................................................................29 Position Classification: An Introduction..................................................29 COMPENSATION Pay Options for Recruitment and Retention ..........................................30 Pay Setting for FWS Positions ..............................................................30 Pay Setting for GS Positions .................................................................30 EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS Basic Labor Relations............................................................................31 Developing Performance Standards......................................................31 Improving Employee Performance ........................................................31 Solving Performance and Conduct Problems........................................32 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EEO Counseling ....................................................................................32 EEO — Its Place in the Federal Government ........................................32 Introduction to Federal EEO ..................................................................33 No FEAR Act .........................................................................................33 Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace .................................34 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Advanced Processing Personnel Actions ..............................................34 Basic Processing Personnel Actions .....................................................34 Calculating Service Computation Dates ................................................35 Federal Human Resources Management..............................................35 Personnel Procedures for Clerks and Assistants ..................................36 RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT Adjudicating and Applying Veterans’ Preference ...................................37 Applying for Federal Jobs ......................................................................37 Basic Staffing and Placement................................................................38 Federal Staffing NEW .........................................................................38 Qualification Standards for GS Positions ..............................................38 Reduction-in-Force ................................................................................39 RETIREMENT PLANNING Financial Planning for Federal Employees ............................................40 FERS Orientation for New Employees NEW ......................................40 CSRS Retirement Planning ...................................................................41 CSRS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters .......41 FERS Mid-Career Retirement Planning ................................................41 FERS Retirement Planning ...................................................................42 FERS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters .......42

Information Technology
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE Enterprise Architecture Overview ..........................................................43 MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction ......................................................43 Microsoft Access 2007: Intermediate.....................................................44 Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction ........................................................44 Microsoft Excel 2007: Intermediate .......................................................45 Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Introduction ...............................................46 Microsoft Project 2007 ...........................................................................46 Microsoft Word 2007: Introduction.........................................................47 IT SECURITY Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information ..................................47 Security Awareness Training .................................................................48

Library and Indexing Techniques
Applied Indexing ....................................................................................49 Basic Indexing .......................................................................................49 Basic Reference Service and Reference Tools .....................................49 Descriptive Cataloging...........................................................................50 Descriptive Cataloging: Nonbook Materials...........................................50 Introduction to Library Techniques.........................................................50 Subject Cataloging and Classification ...................................................50

Management and Supervision
GENERAL SUPERVISION Effective Work Delegation .....................................................................51 Introduction to Human Resources Management for Supervisors ..........51 Introduction to Supervision ....................................................................51 Managing Attendance and Leave for Supervisors .................................52 Performance Feedback .........................................................................52 Planning and Describing Positions for Supervisors ...............................52 Staffing and Placement for Supervisors ................................................53 Success-Oriented Supervision ..............................................................53 Time Management for Supervisors .......................................................53 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Assertive Supervision ............................................................................54 Becoming a Motivational Leader ...........................................................54 Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills ...............................................54 Enabling Organizational Change ...........................................................55 Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors ..................................................55 Leading Teams and Groups ..................................................................56 Leveraging Organizational Networks to Improve Performance .............56 Your Personal Brand .............................................................................56

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Mathematics and Statistics
Basic Mathematics ............................................................................... 58 Calculus I (Differential) ......................................................................... 58 Calculus II (Integral) ............................................................................. 58 College Algebra .................................................................................... 59 Elements of Statistics ........................................................................... 59 Practical Statistics ................................................................................ 59

Project Management
Basic Project Management................................................................... 73 Earned Value Management .................................................................. 73 PMP® Exam Preparation ...................................................................... 73 Project Management ............................................................................ 74

Meteorology
Certificate of Accomplishment in Meteorology...................................... 60 Dynamic Meteorology I ......................................................................... 60 Dynamic Meteorology II ........................................................................ 61 Introduction to Meteorology .................................................................. 61 Physical Meteorology ........................................................................... 61 Satellite Meteorology ............................................................................ 62 Synoptic Meteorology I ......................................................................... 62 Synoptic Meteorology II ........................................................................ 62

Paralegal Studies
Administrative Law and Procedure ....................................................... 63 Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate Course NEW ...... 64 Business Law I ..................................................................................... 64 The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act ........................... 64 Introduction to Law for Paralegals ........................................................ 65 Legal Ethics .......................................................................................... 65 Legal Investigation Certificate Course .................................................. 65 LegalNurse Consultant Training Course............................................... 65 Legal Research .................................................................................... 66 Legal Secretary Certificate Course....................................................... 66 Legal Writing......................................................................................... 66 Paralegal Certificate Course© ............................................................... 67 Victim Advocacy Certificate Course...................................................... 67 ADVANCED COURSES Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Paralegal Studies ............ 68 Advanced Legal Research ................................................................... 68 Alternative Dispute Resolution ............................................................ 68 Bankruptcy Law .................................................................................... 69 Business Law and Practices................................................................. 69 Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties ................................................... 69 Criminal Law ......................................................................................... 70 Criminal Procedure ............................................................................... 70 Education Law ...................................................................................... 70 Estate Planning: Probate, Wills, and Trusts ......................................... 71 Family Law ........................................................................................... 71 Immigration Law ................................................................................... 71 Intellectual Property .............................................................................. 72 Victim Advocacy ................................................................................... 72 Water Law ............................................................................................ 72

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CuStOmizEd tEChnOlOgy-EnablEd lEaRning SOlutiOnS
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Our credentialed and experienced instructional design team can develop technology-enabled learning solutions for your agency’s unique LMS (Learning Management System) or our systems.
The Distance Education Development Team can also: • Assist your agency’s design team or independently develop content • Work with your experts or provide content from our widely respected team of instructors • Provide quality content which can be customized to your specific agency needs • Meet all of your production needs quickly and cost-effectively • Create custom technology-enabled learning solutions to increase your employees’ effectiveness • Bring together staff who are located in different geographic areas, without significant travel costs

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Consisting of experts in the areas of training, performance improvement, multimedia development, and audio-video design, the GS Connect Team works to produce engaging online courses. The GS Connect Team works through the ADDIE learning development model to ensure that all learning products effectively reach the learning objectives. The team will work closely with you throughout the entire process, or we can assist you with one or more different areas.

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• Determine training needs, goals, and objectives, and create a project plan • Assess existing content and identify supporting resources to be used in course development

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• Determine learning strategies and appropriate delivery methods • Develop course storyboards that contain all elements of the training, including main content, narration, interactive graphics, quizzes, and more

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Ethics Training on Gifts and Travel for the House of Representatives
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The House of Representatives Learning Center needed to update their existing Ethics Training course and contacted Graduate School USA for instructional design and technology-enabled learning solutions. Design requirements included:
77 Accessible course materials for the 10,000+ participants 77 Engaging online course incorporating opportunities for participants to check for learning 77 Ability for the House Learning Center to track completion rates 77 Implementation on the House Learning Center’s Learning Management System

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By combining good instructional design methodologies with industry-standard technologies, Graduate School USA developed a course that met the learning needs and design requirements. After the successful launch of Ethics Training, staff are now able to meet their requirements for annual ethics training, whether in the DC metropolitan area or in a field office.

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The Team: • Over 75 years of combined experience in instructional design, multimedia development and programming, project management, and course facilitation • Credentials and advanced degrees in their fields, and all place a high priority on continuous learning to provide you the most current, effective solutions • Experience in the public sector, the private sector, consulting, and nonprofits

The Technology: • State-of-the-art studio available for any type of video or audio productions/editing or to produce live and recorded learning events • Equipment is mobile, which provides the ability to produce the same quality production at any location • Use of Adobe® software to create video, audio, graphics, animation, Flash® interactions, simulations, games, webinars, podcasts, and mobile solutions • Content can be deployed on our Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ servers, delivered through Blackboard, or delivered on your Learning Management System (LMS)

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• Develop a prototype module to preview the look and feel of the learning environment • Produce live and recorded video productions in our state-of-the-art studio • Create course components, including images, video, audio, text, interactive simulations, and activities

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• Conduct implementation and pilot testing, evaluating the results and making modifications as needed • Host the content on the internal Graduate School USA Learning Management System (LMS), or assist in loading it onto your platform • Deliver Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) course packages to fit your custom LMS

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• Create evaluation tools such as interactive games, quizzes, and surveys • Analyze evaluation results to capture possible changes for future revisions

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Earn Your Certificate of Accomplishment in Accounting
Completing a Graduate School USA certificate demonstrates your abilities and the depth of your commitment. Learn the terms, principles, systems, and methods of analysis required to become a professional accountant, bookkeeper, or budget analyst. Choose from three popular distance education accounting certificate programs:
• Basic Accounting • Advanced Accounting • Federal Government Accounting

The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

BASiC ACCoUNtiNG ACCt3800C
This program consists of five required courses (12 credits) and one elective (2 credits) –

ADvANCED ACCoUNtiNG ACCt3850C
This program consists of five required courses (12 credits) and elective courses equal to 14 credits –

FEDErAL GovErNMENt ACCoUNtiNG ACCt3950C
This program consists of the following five required courses (10 credits) and elective courses equal to 4 credits –

Required courses:
Principles of accounting I ACCt1101C Principles of accounting II ACCt1102C Principles of accounting III ACCt1103C Intermediate accounting I ACCt2201C Intermediate accounting II ACCt2202C

Required courses:
Principles of accounting I ACCt1101C Principles of accounting II ACCt1102C Principles of accounting III ACCt1103C Intermediate accounting I ACCt2201C Intermediate accounting II ACCt2202C

Required courses:
Principles of accounting I ACCt1101C Principles of accounting II ACCt1102C Principles of accounting III ACCt1103C Federal Government accounting I ACCt2260C Federal Government accounting II ACCt2261C

electives:
Federal Government accounting I ACCt2260C Federal Government accounting II ACCt2261C Business Law i LAWS1120C Internal auditing I AUDt3401C Internal auditing II AUDt3402C Cost accounting I ACCt2250C Cost accounting II aCCT2251C Cost accounting III aCCT2252C

electives:
Federal Government accounting I ACCt2260C Federal Government accounting II ACCt2261C Business Law i LAWS1120C Internal auditing I AUDt3401C Internal auditing II AUDt3402C Cost accounting I ACCt2250C Cost accounting II aCCT2251C Cost accounting III aCCT2252C

electives:
Intermediate accounting I ACCt2201C Intermediate accounting II ACCt2202C Cost accounting I ACCt2250C Cost accounting II aCCT2251C Cost accounting III aCCT2252C

For additional information or to register, please contact our Distance Education office. (866) 448-9740 • distance@graduateschool.edu • Find more information at graduateschool.edu/distance

The Congressional Budget Process
BUDG8013A
Learn what happens to the president’s budget request when it is sent to Congress and how Congress produces a federal budget each year. Explore the major phases and timing of the federal budget process, principal participants and their roles, current issues affecting congressional actions, and how the budget is reviewed and audited. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: November 7 – December 4, 2011 February 6 – March 4, 2012 May 7 – June 3, 2012 Tuition: $315

Learning Outcomes
• Recognize the impact of the Government Performance and Results Act on the federal budget process • Describe the roles of OMB, GAO, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Inspectors General of the Executive Branch in the budget process • Identify current issues that affect the congressional phase of the federal budget process

Who Should Attend
Anyone who needs an overview of the congressional budget process. Level: Intermediate.

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ACCoUNtiNG/BUDGEt/FiNANCE
Controlling a Budget
BUDG7052N
Now you can master a basic method for managing unit budgets so they stay within the legal and administrative limits set by Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and other agencies. Apply concepts and skills to a case exercise in which you control the budget for a unit of a fictitious government agency. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Follow the steps in the budget control process Monitor your actions and sustain financial results Track legal and administrative limits Recognize when a budget is out of control and know what to do to bring it back on track Understand how to report budget progress

Who Should Attend
Unit managers, supervisors, or other employees who have the responsibility of tracking and/or implementing a unit budget.

Cost Accounting I: Job Order Cost Accounting
ACCt2250C
Learn the accounting concepts for materials, timekeeping, payroll, and the allocation of overheads. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 1 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $270

Learning Outcomes
• Record accurately the entries for materials, timekeeping, payroll, and allocation of overhead • Assign these cost components to the cost sheet established for each job

Who Should Attend
Accountants and auditors who need to document professional knowledge of accounting, professional ability to apply accounting knowledge, and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C), Principles of Accounting II (ACCT1102C), Principles of Accounting III (ACCT1103C), Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT2201C), and Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT2202C) or equivalent.

Cost Accounting II: Process Cost Accounting
aCCT2251C
Learn the process cost system, used for mass production of identical goods. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 1 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $270

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Describe the job order cost cycle Explain the process of purchasing, storing, and issuing materials Manage timekeeping and payroll Perform accounting for joint products

Who Should Attend
Accountants and auditors who need to document professional knowledge of accounting, professional ability to apply accounting knowledge, and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Prerequisite: Cost Accounting I: Job Order Cost Accounting (ACCT2250C) or equivalent.

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Cost Accounting III: A Management Tool
aCCT2252C
Become a specialist in the use of tools or techniques to aid management. Learn methods of decision making, planning, and controlling. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Explain budgeting and cost behavior Describe standard costs and manufacturing overhead Use profit analysis and manufacturing costs for decision making Perform cost accounting for capital investment decisions

Who Should Attend
Accountants and auditors who need to document professional knowledge of accounting, professional ability to apply accounting knowledge, and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Prerequisites: Cost Accounting I (ACCT2250C) and Cost Accounting II (ACCT2251C) or equivalent.

Ethics Compliance and Enforcement
ACQi9002A
Procurement fraud scandals have prompted a tightening as well as an expansion of the regulatory requirements concerning ethics and standards of conduct. This course explains the key procurement ethics laws and regulations, as well as the role of key government entities involved in overseeing and enforcing those laws and regulations. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime during the year and complete within four weeks. Tuition: $595

Learning Outcomes
• Explain Procurement Integrity Act requirements for government and contractor personnel • Explain FAR regulations on contractor ethics/self-reporting, written codes of conduct, employee ethics training, internal control systems, and contractor responsibility requirements (FAR Part 9) • Distinguish between personal and organizational conflicts of interest, and suspension and debarment • Explain the basics of False Claims Act whistleblower (qui tam) provisions • Explain the roles of the Office of Government Ethics, agency inspectors general and ethics officials, and corporate compliance and ethics officers

Who Should Attend
Government contracts personnel and other agency personnel involved in acquisition; and contractor personnel.

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Federal Government Accounting I
ACCt2260C
Learn the key concepts of federal government accounting, including accrual concepts, maintaining accurate journals and journal vouchers, managing accounts and ledgers, running trial balances and adjusting entries, and reading financial statements. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: All supplied Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply federal accounting, budget, and financial management funds control concepts, standards, procedures, and practices • Recognize and record budgetary and proprietary accounting transactions in the financial system for the individual financial event • Prepare accrual and adjusting entries to produce the period-end trial balance and other financial reports • Prepare closing entries to produce fiscal year-end financial statements and reports • Use the “T” account posting concept as a tool to simplify and facilitate the accuracy of posting accounting transactions to the General Journal and/or Standard General Ledger accounts

Who Should Attend
Federal employees who are engaged in financial management, budgeting, and accounting functions and operations and who desire to refresh or expand their understanding of federal funds control, accounting requirements, and practices. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) or equivalent.

Federal Government Accounting II
ACCt2261C
Learn interagency accounting and budgeting funds control concepts, requirements, procedures, and practices. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: All supplied Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Apply federal interagency accounting and budgeting fund control concepts, requirements, procedures, and practices • Recognize and record accounting transactions for reimbursable activities and revolving fund operations • Analyze, reconcile, and ratify the proper relationships of budgetary and proprietary information to support the agency’s efforts to evaluate financial performance of its organizations, programs, activities, projects, etc. • Translate financial data from the post-closing trial balance to the fiscal year-end financial statements and budgetary reports • Describe the format and data content of the federal financial statements

Who Should Attend
Federal employees who are engaged in financial management, budgeting, and accounting functions and operations and who desire to refresh or expand their understanding of federal funds control, accounting requirements, and practices. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) and Federal Government Accounting I (ACCT2260C) or equivalent.

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Fundamentals of Federal Budgeting
BUDG7501A
Learn about the major phases and steps involved in the federal budget process, and learn to estimate work load, personnel needs, and costs. Practice what you learn by developing a budget for a fictitious agency. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: October 3–30, 2011 March 5 – April 1, 2012 July 9 – August 5, 2012 Tuition: $315 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the four phases of the federal budget process • Use budget terminology, concepts, and techniques to participate effectively and knowledgeably in the budget process • Identify important factors of the budget formulation, execution, and justification process in your agency

Who Should Attend
Budget, accounting, auditing, financial, and administrative personnel who need an understanding of the federal budget process. Level: Introductory.

Intermediate Accounting I
ACCt2201C
Learn the concepts of financial reporting, financial statements, asset measurement, and income determination. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Prepare a Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Changes in Stockholder’s Equity, and Statement of Cash Flows • Describe how cash, receivables, and inventories relate to financial reporting and analysis • Discuss the acquisition and disposal of property, plant, and equipment, including depreciation and depletion • Explain intangibles

Who Should Attend
Accountants and auditors who need to document professional knowledge of accounting, professional ability to apply accounting knowledge, and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C), Principles of Accounting II (ACCT1102C), and Principles of Accounting III (ACCT1103C) or equivalent.

Intermediate Accounting II
ACCt2202C
This course, along with Intermediate Accounting I, provides you with the concepts of financial accounting information and its increasingly varied uses. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Summarize the valuation of liabilities, investments, and contributed capital Explain income recognition and equity Demonstrate accounting concepts for income taxes and post-employment benefits Demonstrate accounting concepts for leases Explain cash flows

Who Should Attend
Accountants and auditors who need to document professional knowledge of accounting, professional ability to apply accounting knowledge, and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C), Principles of Accounting II (ACCT1102C), Principles of Accounting III (ACCT1103C), and Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT2201C) or equivalent.

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ACCoUNtiNG/BUDGEt/FiNANCE
Introduction to Federal Accounting
ACCt7120N
Conquer the basics of government bookkeeping and accounting by taking this beginner-level course. In a case exercise, you actually keep the books for a federal agency for a fiscal year, close them, and then start the books for a new fiscal year. Equivalent to 40 classroom hours.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • Maintain fund control Analyze transactions to determine the effect on assets, liabilities, equity, income, costs, and expenses Grasp the basics of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Standard General Ledger (SGL) Prepare journal vouchers Post to the general ledger Prepare a trial balance Follow the federal government accounting cycle from receipt of appropriations to return of any unused appropriations • Prepare financial reports that comply with federal accounting standards

Who Should Attend
Federal accounting technicians, financial management personnel, administrative personnel, budget technicians, and others who need a basic understanding of government bookkeeping and accounting.

Introduction to Federal Budgeting
BUDG7001N
Develop a budget for a fictitious agency. Trace the major steps of the federal budget process and learn to estimate work load, personnel needs, and costs. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Explain the federal budget process Define basic terms used in budgeting Develop budget assumptions Use several techniques for estimating costs Prepare a unit budget

Who Should Attend
Employees who prepare unit budgets in addition to their normal duties. This course also works well for managers, analysts, and new budgeting personnel.

Principles of Accounting I: Basic Principles
ACCt1101C
Learn the elementary principles of accounting, from a sole proprietorship through problems and practices in journalizing, and preparing general and subsidiary ledgers, payroll records and procedures, closing entries, and financial statements. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes
• Apply elementary principles of accounting to service or merchandising businesses owned by sole proprietors • Record journals, post general and subsidiary ledgers, and prepare payroll records and reports • Close the books and prepare financial statements

Who Should Attend
Individuals whose careers or personal objectives require a familiarization with accounting principles as applied to sole proprietor businesses. Persons whose career objectives require less than a full year of accounting.

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ACCoUNtiNG/BUDGEt/FiNANCE
Principles of Accounting II: Financial Accounting
ACCt1102C
Learn more advanced accounting principles such as the accrual basis of accounting, including notes payable and interest; notes receivable; accounts receivable; bad debts; inventory valuation; property, plant, and equipment; and business taxes. This course also includes partnership accounting and corporation accounting. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes
• Apply generally accepted accounting principles to receivables and uncollectibles, merchandise inventory, property and equipment, payables, and long-term financing • Learn how to apply accounting to partnerships and corporations under a variety of conditions

Who Should Attend
Individuals who wish to pursue their career or personal objectives of learning accounting principles pertaining to partnerships and corporate forms of organization. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) or equivalent.

Principles of Accounting III: Managerial Accounting
ACCt1103C
Cover advanced accounting principles, such as departmental accounting, branch and home office accounting, manufacturing and cost accounting, financial budgeting, internal reports for management, financial statement analysis, and basic concepts of data processing systems for accounting. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes

• Apply generally accepted accounting principles to such subjects as departmental accounting, branch and home office accounting, manufacturing and cost accounting, financial budgeting, internal reports for management, financial statements analysis, and basic concepts of data processing systems for accounting

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

Who Should Attend
Individuals who wish to expand their horizons in accounting, particularly those who wish to major in accounting. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) and Principles of Accounting II (ACCT1102C) or equivalent.

Distance Education Gets You Closer to Your Career Goal: Federal Government Accounting
Expand Your Accounting Knowledge and Skills
Federal government accounting asks more of you. Be ready and build your career with distance education from Graduate School USA. Study at your own pace with an extensive set of courses that emphasize today’s federal government accounting practices. Through these specialized courses you can:
• Master the skills required for advancement in government accounting or budget analysis. • Gain a better understanding of federal funds control, accounting requirements, and practices. • Learn key elements of the federal budget, as well as accounting and financial management requirements and procedures mandated by federal guidelines.

The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Stay Current. Be Mission-ready.
our distance programs also let you earn a Certificate of Accomplishment in Federal Government Accounting. For additional information or to register, please contact our Distance Education office. • (866) 448-9740 • distance@graduateschool.edu

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RUS Borrower Accounting (Electric)
ACCt8211C
Apply properly and accurately the accounting principles relating to the electric utility industry. Develop a working knowledge of the unique accounting requirements arising from the manner in which Rural Utility Service (RUS) borrowers are financed and the nonprofit nature of borrowers organized as cooperatives.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $350

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the specific accounting principles and terminology that apply to RUS borrowers • Use correctly appropriate forms, reports, statements, and other documents, as well as the Universal System of Accounts • Detail the accounting and administrative controls, both internal and from RUS • Recognize the accounting procedures for the typical sequence of events that occurs during the organization, pre-loan, original construction, and operating period of an electric utility cooperative • Use the applicable federal regulations and RUS issuances to guide their practice

Who Should Attend
Persons who are now, or who intend to be, office managers, accountants, or bookkeepers in offices of electric utilities that have been financed by RUS. Also, directors, managers, CPA firms, lawyers, engineers, and others interested in RUS accounting procedures will benefit. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) or equivalent. This requirement may be met by at least one year of bookkeeping experience in an electric utility company or cooperative.

RUS Borrower Accounting (Telecommunications)
ACCt8212C
Learn the accounting systems applicable to the telephone industry in general. Maintain accounting records and accounting procedures applicable to telephone utilities financed by loans approved by RUS and/or the Rural Telephone Bank.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes
• Understand accounting systems as they apply to the telephone industry in general • Maintain accounting records and follow procedures applicable to telephone utilities financed by loans approved by RUS and/or the Rural Telephone Bank

Who Should Attend
Employees of RUS telephone companies and cooperatives and others interested in telephone accounting procedures will benefit from this course. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT1101C) or equivalent. This requirement may be met by at least one year of bookkeeping experience in a telephone company or cooperative.

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AUDitiNG
Advanced Audit Report Writing for Supervisors
AUDt9431A
Seasoned auditors know that well-written audit reports can influence decision makers while informing others. Learn how to write high-impact objectives that produce high-impact executive summaries with a focus on quality outcomes. This course focuses on objectives, the executive summary, and the audit review process. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CPE: 20 Schedule: September 26 – October 23, 2011 February 27 – March 25, 2012 July 9 – August 5, 2012 Tuition: $695

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the effect objectives have on findings and message formulation • Write objectives and a report outline for process- and results-oriented audits that identify performance aspects and finding elements to be developed • Explain the fundamental principles of writing clear, concise, and readable executive summaries • Define the purpose of and write both an executive summary and a highlights page • Describe an eight-step review process for evaluating audit report drafts, and apply this structured review process to the evaluation of an audit report • Provide effective oral and written feedback to those who draft audit reports

Who Should Attend
Seasoned auditors who want to enhance their report-writing skills.

Audit Report Writing
AUDt8431A
Learn a structured approach to planning, developing, writing, reviewing, and revising audit reports. Designed for new auditors, as well as those with several years of experience, this course defines the typical format of the audit report and the components common to federal, state, and local government audit reports. Learn strategies and helpful tips for understanding how findings form the foundation of the audit report and how to build a report on that foundation. Also, learn methods for drafting audit reports to make the report clear, comprehensive, and concise, and for revising paragraphs and sentences with the reader in mind. Using data from a case study, practice designing, developing, and revising an audit report. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CPE: 20 Schedule: July 18 – August 14, 2011 January 23 – February 19, 2012 July 30 – August 26, 2012 Tuition: $695

Learning Outcomes
• Analyze the writing situation, including your own writing background and experience, the target audience, and organizational aids and barriers • Employ diagnostic schematics to test the logic of the findings • Create a logical and clear report structure, based on the audit findings • Use advance organizers to synthesize and crystallize the message • Draft audit reports that are logically organized • Review audit reports in a structured manner • Craft unified and coherent paragraphs • Write clear and concise sentences

Who Should Attend
Junior auditors who want to enhance their report-writing skills. Level: Foundation.

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Developing Performance Audit Findings
AUDt8500A
Learn to develop findings for compliance, process and control, results, and impact audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. Gain skills in organizing the elements of findings and supporting evidence to address audit objectives. Explore best practices in developing audit findings. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CPE: 12 Schedule: September 19 – October 16, 2011 January 30 – February 26, 2012 September 17 – October 14, 2012 Tuition: $645 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply the Government Auditing Standards to the development of audit findings • Explain the central role of effective audit objectives in development of findings • Outline findings and prepare synopses summarizing audit results consistent with audit objectives

Who Should Attend

Performance auditors with some experience developing audit findings. Level: Foundation.

2011 Hermes Gold Award Winner
Internal Auditing I
AUDt3401C
Learn the theory and practical application of modern, management-oriented internal auditing. Become familiar with the core components of internal auditing: governance, risk management, and internal control. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Use systems of internal controls Apply professional ethics and auditing standards Set up audit programs Develop audit findings and properly document working papers Use statistical sampling Avoid employee and management fraud

Who Should Attend
Employees new to auditing, those desiring a refresher, those interested in becoming internal auditors, or managers in other fields who want to gain an insight into auditing.

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AUDitiNG
Internal Auditing II
AUDt3402C
Become familiar with all aspects of conducting internal audit engagements and the types of engagements internal auditors perform. Learn the internal audit assurance and consulting engagement processes. Communicate assurance engagement outcomes and perform follow-up procedures. The courses in the Accounting Certificate programs are being restructured to better align with courses in the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please check our website for updates to course information.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Determine engagement objectives and scope Identify and assess risks Create auditing test plans Evaluate evidence and reach conclusions Communicate engagement results Monitor and follow up

Who Should Attend
Participants with a number of years of experience, those new to internal auditing who anticipate a future in internal audit management, and those managers responsible for internal audit functions who desire a refresher. Prerequisite: Internal Auditing I (AUDT3401C).

Planning Audit Assignments
AUDt8047A
Learn performance audit planning from audit selection to formulation of audit objectives and selection of scope and methodology. Review and apply a structured approach for using risk assessment in audit selection and for planning audits that parallel project management principles. Explore the basic questions to ask in assessing report user needs, and evaluate resource requirements. Learn the format and content of audit objectives that clearly identify what the audit should accomplish. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CPE: 20 Schedule: April 2–29, 2012 July 30 – August 26, 2012 Tuition: $645 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the central role of objectives in performance auditing • Use risk assessment in audit selection to identify areas of vulnerability and performance improvement for the audit • Write objectives that clearly state what the audit is to accomplish, provide direction for planning and fieldwork, facilitate report writing, and meet audit standards • Apply an iterative approach to designing audits and prepare written documentation of the design • Cite factors to consider in determining staff needs

Who Should Attend
Experienced performance auditors. Level: Intermediate.

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AUDitiNG
Practical Statistical Sampling for Auditors
AUDt9100A
Understand the basic concepts of statistical sampling and explain how the concepts can be applied to decision making. Appreciate the role statistical sampling plays in auditing/inspection/fact-finding, and apply basic statistical sampling principles and procedures in audit environments. • • • • • • • • • • • Online course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums Formulate the audit problem Explain when to use various sampling methods Choose an appropriate method of sample selection Determine the appropriate sample size Select a statistical sample and use the results to form audit findings Present audit findings with some assurance of their correctness Identify some key problems that can occur when using samples

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: (Optional one-hour weekly conference call) Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CPE: 20 Schedule: November 28 – December 25, 2011 February 13 – March 11, 2012 July 16 – August 12, 2012 Tuition: $695 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Auditors with some experience in performance auditing.

GS Connect independent — flexible, because your schedule isn’t.
Pursuing training while juggling personal and professional commitments can be a challenge. GS Connect Independent gives you the freedom to attend courses online anytime, anywhere. Each course utilizes engaging collaborative tools that help make learning convenient and effective.
• streaming audio and video • Multimedia reference
presentations

• Interactive learning activities • instructor and technical support • Easy-to-use online classrooms

• interaction with classmates • Discussion forums
And more...

to learn more about GS Connect independent, see page 84 of this catalog. You can also visit graduateschool.edu/gsconnect, call the Distance Education office at (866) 448-9740, or email us at distance@graduateschool.edu.

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CoMMUNiCAtioNS
Creative Problem Solving
ADMB7502A
Discover how your creativity applies to solving problems. Learn creative techniques you can use to solve problems on your own or as part of a group. • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums Define the relationship between creativity and problem solving Identify the major stages of the problem-solving process Apply techniques for stimulating creative ideas Apply problem-solving techniques to individual and group problems

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time July 12–21, 2011 November 29 – December 8, 2011 March 6–15, 2012 July 17–26, 2012 Tuition: $575 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80. Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.5 Schedule: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 7–21, 2011 February 8–22, 2012 May 30 – June 13, 2012 Tuition: $325 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to develop new ideas and solve work-related problems more creatively.

Winning Customer Service
CoMM7510A
Increase your knowledge of winning customer service techniques by learning customer service essentials, including techniques for handling a variety of situations. • • • • • • • • Three-week online course; one hour of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums Explain the relationship between quality communication and quality customer service Apply effective communication skills to your interactions with customers Use winning customer service techniques in a variety of situations Identify effective responses to difficult situations

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Everyone who wants to establish and maintain positive, professional interactions with customers.

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EDitiNG
Introduction to the Editing Process
EDit1140C
Learn fundamental principles of editing and the responsibilities of an editor. Learn about style, grammar, rhetoric, readability, organization, printing techniques, proofreading, and parts of a publication. Apply the principles through practical work in editing.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Employ editorial techniques for handling manuscripts from author to print Apply fundamental principles of editing Explain the responsibilities of an editor Use knowledge of grammar, rhetoric, readability, organization, printing techniques, proofreading, and the parts of a publication to complete editorial tasks

Who Should Attend
Persons who want to enter the editing field, as well as those who edit material as part of their work in other professions. This course also serves as a refresher for those whose editorial skills have not been used for some time or who feel uncertain about their level of expertise. Prerequisite: All participants are expected to know the basic rules of language, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Proofreading
EDit1160C
Learn to proofread by using the techniques that professional proofreaders have found most practical and effective.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply proofreading skills to graphics, tabular material, mathematics copy, some foreign languages, and illustrations • Compare typeset or typewritten text with the original text, using conventional marking techniques and standard proofreading symbols to designate inconsistencies • Analyze editing instructions and specifications to verify that the printer correctly followed instructions • Review copy for questions of technical quality, such as spacing aberrations, misalignment problems, and type irregularities

Who Should Attend
Those interested in becoming professional proofreaders or who want to sharpen their current skills with a refresher course. Prerequisites: Good knowledge of English usage fundamentals, alertness to detail, orderliness, good memory, and an eye for perfection.

Proofreading
EDit7051N
Save yourself and others professional embarrassment by refining your proofreading techniques. Learn proofreading marks and be able to quickly spot errors in typed copy. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply proofreading techniques using standard proofreading marks • Review standard rules for capitalization, abbreviation, punctuation, compounding, grammar, and spelling

Who Should Attend
All employees who want to improve their ability to detect and correct common errors in typed text and learn proofreading marks.

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ENGiNEEriNG tEChNoLoGY
Basic Electricity
ENGN8101C
Learn the essentials of basic electrical theory.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the essentials of basic electrical theory: electrostatics, electromagnetics, resistance, inductance, capacitance, direct and alternating current circuits, transformers, generators, motors, polyphase systems and connections, rectifiers, and essentials of electric wiring

Who Should Attend
Non-technical and beginning technical personnel. Non-technical supervisors who must deal with technicians, fields, or activity based on electrical phenomena will also benefit. Prerequisite: Basic mathematics or equivalent is desirable but not required.

Hydrology I
ENGN5501C
Study basic hydrologic science, including such topics as hydrologic measurements and data, statistical methods, precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, stream flow, rainfall runoff relations, and hydrologic issues such as floods, drought, and snowmelt. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. This course is part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss elementary meteorology and statistics; measurement and interpretation of stream flow, precipitation, and other basic data; hydrologic cycles; physics of soil moisture; infiltration theory; and rainfall runoff relations

Who Should Attend
People who are interested in water control structure design work, such as the measurement and interpretation of stream flow. Prerequisites: College algebra and physics, elementary meteorology, statistics, and engineering are desirable.

Hydrology II
ENGN5502C
Gain some exposure to hydrologic applications, through studying topics such as hydrographs, unit hydrographs, river routing, reservoir routing, groundwater hydrology, urban hydrology, hydrologic simulation, stream flow synthesis, and the use of hydrology in engineering design. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. This course is part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Use hydrologic data to forecast stream flow and stage hydrographs, to route hydrographs to points downstream, and to estimate parameters (needed in water control structure design work), such as flood and drought frequencies • Perform digital simulations, hydraulic routing, stochastics, and water chemistry

Who Should Attend
People who are interested in water control structure design work, such as the measurement and interpretation of stream flow. Prerequisites: Hydrology I (ENGN5501C) or equivalent; calculus and chemistry are desirable.

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The Basics of Clear Government Writing
Writ7986A
Improve effectiveness and accountability in clear government communication that the public can understand and use. Learn techniques to help you improve the readability of your documents. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.2 Schedule: October 24 – November 20, 2011 January 23 – February 19, 2012 April 16 – May 13, 2012 July 16 – August 12, 2012 Tuition: $595

Learning Outcomes
• Identify the intent, purpose, and audience for your writing projects • Apply job aids and a systematic “layering” editing technique to revise documents to meet standards for clear government writing • Use the GPO Style Manual and other resources to assess whether documents meet substance, organization, style, and correctness standards • Use a writing review checklist to identify and correct style, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation weaknesses and errors

Who Should Attend
Anyone new to or needing a refresher in writing in plain language.

English Grammar and Usage
ENGL7051N
Take this course to quickly refresh your understanding of the fundamental rules of English grammar. Use the pretest to determine the level that is right for you: beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Once you complete level one, you can enroll in the next level without taking the pretest again. Equivalent to 40 classroom hours. Note: Training officers may administer the pretest. Call (866) 448-9740, or fax your request to (720) 963-6241.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Use your knowledge of the rules of English grammar and usage • Apply punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage rules • Construct effective sentences

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to improve their English grammar and usage skills. This course is frequently taken by persons for whom English is a second language.

Expansion of Vocabulary Knowledge
ENGL0036C
Develop knowledge of the pattern, function, and power of vocabulary; gain confidence in understanding new words; and increase your ability to use new words appropriately. This course is a must for improving English language skills.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 2.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $350

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Gain confidence when learning new words Use new words appropriately Use context clues to interpret and learn unknown words Recognize synonyms and antonyms when reading specific text Employ various methods for learning new words

Who Should Attend
Individuals interested in recognizing specific vocabulary clues to interpret unknown words and improving their English language skills. This course is appropriate for persons for whom English is a second language/foreign language.

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Fundamentals of Writing
Writ7510A
Learn to construct well-written documents by writing effective, clear, and concise sentences and paragraphs and by organizing documents for maximum effectiveness. • • • • • • • • Online independent study course Three-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums Write to meet the needs of your reader Apply the basic principles of English grammar in constructing sentences Write sentences and paragraphs that are effective and efficient Organize your writing to provide for maximum reader understanding

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: October 31 – November 20, 2011 February 6–26, 2012 May 7–27, 2012 August 6–26, 2012 Tuition: $510 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to develop solid writing skills.

Mastering English Grammar
ENGL1045C
Instead of learning rules of grammar, learn what causes certain grammatical errors and then how to eliminate them. The course’s error-based approach to teaching grammar models strategies to help you find your errors. Once you have found them, fixing them is usually easy.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Correct your own grammatical mistakes when speaking or writing English • Detect the grammatical areas in which you need improvement • Edit and proofread written English passages

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to brush up on the principles of language use, grammar, editing, and proofreading.

Practical Writing
Writ1810A
Acquire basic skills for improving your professional or personal writing. With a concise review of basic grammar and techniques to improve accuracy and clarity in writing, this course covers organization of ideas, word choice, paragraph structure, and planning a paper.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • Construct interesting, grabby sentences Punctuate a sentence for rhetorical effect Master diction and tone Organize sentences into paragraphs Revise and edit your work Identify and write for specific audiences Identify your strengths and weaknesses as a writer

Who Should Attend
Anyone looking for a solid foundation in essential writing skills. Prerequisite: Before enrolling in this course, students need to take a writing/grammar pretest and attain a score of 80%. We will recommend alternative courses for students who do not achieve that score. Contact (866) 448-9740 or distance@graduateschool.edu for more information.

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Put It in Writing
Writ7003N
Would you like your writing to be well-organized, clear, succinct, and persuasive? This course teaches you how to organize, write, and edit your thoughts using six principles of clear writing. A manual of practical exercises provides immediate feedback on your progress. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Organize your material for the busy reader Convey more information with fewer words Avoid sexist language Project a positive image of your agency and yourself Eliminate common grammatical and punctuation errors in your writing

Who Should Attend
Employees who have a good knowledge of English fundamentals and who want to improve their writing on the job.

Thinking Critically, Writing Clearly
Writ7101A
Develop your critical thinking skills to enhance your writing skills so that the reader can understand your intended message. Critically read information so you can analyze and understand the message of the writer.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • • Think critically about an issue (employ your critical lens) Read actively and critically Identify the components of an argument Develop and deploy logically valid arguments Plan, draft, and edit your own work Use and cite sources correctly Correct common grammar problems Articulate your own writing style Identify and avoid fallacies in your writing

Who Should Attend
Writers who want to enhance their critical reading, writing, and thinking skills so they can critically analyze arguments presented by others, as well as create their own arguments to persuade others. Prerequisite: Before enrolling in this course, students need to take a writing/grammar pretest and attain a score of 80%. We will recommend alternative courses for students who do not achieve that score. Contact (866) 448-9740 or distance@graduateschool.edu for more information.

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Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business
Writ7102C
Learn how to use various techniques to produce a document written in plain language — that is, one that is clear and concise, and uses primarily active voice. Not a grammar course, this course instead guides you to produce documents in plain English using common writing techniques, such as identifying the audience; determining the purpose; developing ideas; and outlining, editing, and formatting. Documents studied include letters, memos, emails, and reports that are used in normal, day-to-day government and business communication.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply the general techniques for writing in plain language, including editing for voice, tone, clarity, and conciseness • Write different types of government and business communication, including letters, emails, memos, and reports • Plan and write emails, with attention to email etiquette and security and privacy issues • Plan and write letters and memos, with attention to formatting and different styles that increase effectiveness • Apply plain language techniques to other forms of workplace writing

Who Should Attend
Persons who are not professional writers but who write letters, emails, and reports as part of their jobs. Prerequisite: Before enrolling in this course, students need to take a writing/grammar pretest and attain a score of 80%. We will recommend alternative courses for students who do not achieve that score. Contact (866) 448-9740 or distance@graduateschool.edu for more information.

Writing for Web 2.0
Writ8003A
Update your core competencies with an important new skill: effective, Web-specific writing. Learn to craft powerful online messages that resonate with your audience. • • • • • • • • • • Three-week online course; 90 minutes of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums Recognize the differences between writing for print and the Web Organize and display Web content for maximum clarity Identify the online channels available and select the optimal vehicle to reach your desired audience Meet the expectations of the Web 2.0 audience and avoid low-impact or unappealing content Use the rules of writing for the Web to prepare stronger, more effective Web and blog content Use websites more skillfully for powerful messaging and impact

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.2 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time October 19 – November 2, 2011 March 14–28, 2012 July 11–25, 2012 Tuition: $300

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Communications professionals, webmasters, content managers, and all who contribute or edit materials for websites and blogs, and want to maximize their organization’s brand, visibility, and impact.

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ENGLiSh AND WritiNG
Writing Reports and Other Workplace Documents
Writ2301C
Incorporate into your writing seven traits that characterize the best writing in business documents and presentations. Integrating these benchmarks in business correspondence enhances your ability to write reports and other workplace documents.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $350 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80. Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 2.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $350 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80. Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Write memos, emails, letters, and faxes Write good-news and neutral messages Compose bad-news and persuasive messages Draft reports, proposals, instructions, and application-related documents Incorporate seven benchmarks in your business documents and presentations

Who Should Attend
Writers who want to improve the quality of their writing, particularly their workplace correspondence.

Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively
ENGL0040C
Review grammatical usage and terms and the components of a sentence. Use varied and correct vocabulary. Write draft paragraphs, then proofread and edit them.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Put words and ideas down on paper Determine your purpose for writing and the information needs of your readers Draft your thoughts and recognize weaknesses Edit and proofread your own writing objectively

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is reluctant to write or who wants to improve writing on the job. This course is frequently taken by employees for whom English is a second language.

Writing Short Informational Reports
Writ7004N
Rescue yourself from those moments when you freeze up and get knots in your stomach because you have to write a report. It is easier than you think when you know the right techniques to quickly organize your thoughts and information. To develop these skills, the course follows three situations and discusses major points on a CD. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Learning Outcomes
• Write and edit short reports that communicate your ideas effectively • Plan and organize your thoughts and supporting material, considering the reader, the purpose, and the scope of the report • Use correct methods to gather data for, plan, organize, write, and edit your reports

Who Should Attend
Any employee who must write short reports on the job.

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Writing Workshop
Writ7109A
Work one-on-one with a skilled writing instructor and learn how to produce more polished business documents. Pinpoint the specific writing competencies you want to improve, implement a personalized plan, and track your progress. Hone your skills by submitting work-related written products for individualized instructor review, feedback, and coaching.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced. Student-submitted materials with one-on-one instructor evaluation and feedback. Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: Originated by the student, typically includes three business writing products CEU: 1.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $340 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Assess your business writing skills and set personal goals for improvement Practice and hone specific writing competencies to reinforce your learning Respond more effectively to the needs of your supervisor and your audience Gain confidence and experience when writing business documents

Who Should Attend
Employees, including non-native English speakers, who are strongly motivated to improve their business writing and will benefit from one-on-one instruction and support.

How You Say Something Is As Important As What You Say.
Learn to communicate effectively and with confidence.
Good grammar is essential to effective communication and career success. Whether you just need a refresher on the basics or you’re a non-native speaker, Graduate School USA offers several distance learning courses to help you solidify your skills for effective written communication and prepare you to take on new job responsibilities. These courses are self-paced, with assistance and feedback from an instructor.
• Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business— Produce a document that is clear, concise, well-organized, and suited for any audience you need to reach. • Writing Workshop—Work with a skilled writing instructor to start a personalized plan that is focused on areas you feel need to be improved. • Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively—Review grammar and usage, applying what you know to paragraphs that you write and have evaluated by an instructor. • Mastering English Grammar—Recognize errors in your writing and have an instructor give you feedback on the writing samples you submit.

Details about our English and writing courses can be found within this catalog. For additional information or to register, please contact our Distance Education office: (866) 448-9740 • distance@graduateschool.edu

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Earn Your Certificate of Accomplishment in human resources
Graduate School USA offers a three-level certificate program in human resources. The Level I certificate, now available entirely through distance education, covers the conceptual/ technical procedural knowledge and skills that can help you build your career in HR management. Six courses must be completed to earn this certificate.

Level i PMGt8980D

rEQUirED CoUrSES:
Federal human resources Management PErS1731A basic staffing and Placement StAF7100N Position Classification: an Introduction CLAS7051N Basic Labor relations LABr7051N

one of the following two courses: EEo – its Place in the Federal Government EEoP7051N or Introduction to federal eeo EEoP7004N one of the following two courses: elements of statistics StAt3350C or Practical statistics StAt7001N

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ClassIfICaTIon
Fair Labor Standards Act NEW
CLAS7102A
Equip yourself with the information, understanding, and ability to correctly apply the provisions of the FLSA. Learn the general principles of the FLSA; how to determine exempt/non-exempt status; the administrative procedures by which covered work time must be compensated; how hours of work and scheduling of work are considered when determining overtime pay entitlements; how to treat time spent traveling away from the official duty station, including compensatory time off for travel; the responsibilities of those who ensure that FLSA provisions are not violated; and how the FLSA claims process works. • Six-month online independent study course • Learning activities, exercises, and online quizzes completed on schedule decided by students within six-month time limit • Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support provided via email • Instructor-facilitated blogging and discussions • Podcasts and demonstrations via screencast video This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support via email Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $410 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 80.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Discuss the history, coverage, and regulations governing the FLSA Describe agency, manager/supervisor, and employee responsibilities under the FLSA Make FLSA exempt/non-exempt determinations by applying exemption criteria to employees/positions Determine hours of work that can be credited as overtime by applying FLSA guidelines to a variety of situations Identify situations in which travel is credited as hours of work and apply the appropriate guidelines, including compensatory time off for travel • Describe the guidelines for filing an FLSA claim

Who Should Attend
This course is for HR practitioners, administrative staff, and payroll technicians who need an understanding of the FLSA provisions to make informed decisions or advise employees or managers on FLSA matters.

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Federal Classification
CLAS7052A
Learn the basic, crosscutting principles needed to classify and analyze federal positions for compensation purposes, and apply these concepts by classifying GS, FWS, and alternative system positions. Improve the analytical skills you need in order to ask good questions about position duties and organizational design, write Factor Evaluation System (FES) position descriptions, and analyze position management alternatives. • Six-month online independent study course • Learning activities, exercises, and online quizzes completed on schedule decided by students within six-month time limit • Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support provided via email • Instructor-facilitated blogging and discussions • Demonstrations via screencast videos This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support via email Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $465 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • Learn the principles and references that guide classification in the federal sector Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the FES Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the narrative system Understand the purpose of alternative HR systems and procedures commonly used to evaluate positions in such systems Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal blue-collar positions using the job-grading system Apply the rules applicable to classifying mixed grade/series and interdisciplinary positions Apply the procedures used to classify federal leader, supervisory, and managerial positions Recognize and apply the principles used to organize work (position management) and describe positions using the FES format

Who Should Attend
HR staff classifying positions within traditional classification, as well as those applying alternative classification and compensation systems, including HR and administrative staff, managers, and supervisors, and all others who need to know how to evaluate the level and pay of federal positions.

Position Classification: An Introduction
CLAS7051N
Learn the basics of the federal job classification system as well as the impact of decisions on how positions are classified. Practical, hands-on examples demonstrate basic principles of position classification in the General Schedule and Federal Wage System. This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 Note: Classification documents needed to complete this course are on a CD included with the course materials or can also be obtained from www.opm.gov. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• Classify General Schedule or Federal Wage System positions using both narrative and Factor Evaluation System (FES) standards • Plan and manage positions • Write evaluation statements • Determine the impact of classification decisions

Who Should Attend
Federal HR practitioners and administrative staff who need a basic knowledge of the federal classification system. Supervisors should take Planning and Describing Positions for Supervisors (SUPV7061N).

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Pay Options for Recruitment and Retention
PADM7003N
Use pay flexibilities to recruit and retain high-quality employees. Practice using each pay flexibility in a real-life situation. This course is both a learning and a job tool.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 Note: The course manual comes with a CD reference manual that supplements course content and can be used as a reference tool back on the job. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• Recruit and retain employees for your organization • Use pay flexibility options such as recruitment bonuses, superior qualification appointments, travel and transportation expenses, special salary rates, retention allowances, and relocation bonuses • Meet criteria for pay flexibilities • Combine pay flexibilities • Document your actions regarding pay flexibilities • Use pay flexibilities to negotiate with applicants or employees

Who Should Attend
Human resources staff, federal managers, and supervisors who advise/decide on pay flexibilities.

Pay Setting for FWS Positions
PADM7001N
Learn how to set pay for employees under the Federal Wage System (FWS) in this extensive technical course. The course serves as a basic reference and resource.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand basic FWS pay-setting policies and requirements • Apply pay-setting rules and requirements that illustrate the federal pay-setting cycle • Set pay for personnel actions involving a variety of kinds of pay-setting issues

Who Should Attend
Federal HR staff and administrative personnel who set pay or give advice on setting pay. Prerequisite: It is highly recommended that participants have a good general understanding of federal civilian staffing and employment practices.

Pay Setting for GS Positions
PADM7002N
Learn how to set pay for employees under the General Schedule (GS) in this extensive technical course.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• Accurately set pay for General Schedule (GS) employees, new appointments, reinstatements, transfers, conversions, reassignments, promotions, downgrades, grade and pay retentions, pay changes, severance pay, allowances, differentials, bonuses, and back pay • Handle complex pay-setting situations with confidence • Calculate the pay of employees who move from the Postal Service or the Federal Wage System into GS positions

Who Should Attend
Federal personnel who set pay or give advice on setting pay. Prerequisite: It is highly recommended that participants have a good general understanding of federal civilian staffing and employment practices.

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eMPloyee anD laboR RelaTIons
Basic Labor Relations
LABr7051N Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of employees, management, and unions in the federal collective bargaining process. This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • Know the procedures for conducting a union-organizing campaign Understand management’s role in labor relations issues Use the various processes of federal collective bargaining Distinguish between position-based and interest-based negotiations Use alternative ways to resolve labor disputes Identify unfair labor practices Discuss the history of collective bargaining

Who Should Attend
Non-postal federal managers and supervisors and labor relations/human resources specialists. Union officials in federal agencies may also find the course valuable.

Developing Performance Standards
LABr7007A
Learn the skills you need to make, or advise on making, meaningful performance distinctions, regardless of the system in which you find yourself: Title 5, Title 5–exempt, pay banding, traditional, or other system variations.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Individual study without an instructor Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $150 Note: A network CD-ROM license is available for a minimum of 25 students. Call (866) 448-9740 for details. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Describe the basis for all performance decisions Discuss current federal performance management systems Plan and determine how performance distinctions will be measured Identify how to help employees progress toward established performance goals Evaluate performance against established standards and communicate results

Who Should Attend
Supervisors, managers, and HR or administrative staff that need to develop or modify, or advise others on developing/modifying, performance standards that effectively measure individual achievements that contribute to the agency’s overall success.

Improving Employee Performance
SUPv7007N
Learn how to treat each performance review as an opportunity to help employees improve their performance using a simple, straightforward process that generates positive results.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Build more involvement and cooperation among staff Master techniques for active listening and effective speaking Make and deliver effective performance evaluations Negotiate a performance agreement and follow up on it regularly Use various options if performance or conduct problems arise or persist

Who Should Attend
Supervisors, managers, and employees preparing for supervisory or managerial positions.

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Solving Performance and Conduct Problems
LABr7052N
Manage employees’ performance, a critical responsibility of every federal supervisor. Know your responsibilities and options, including procedures for appraising performance, administering discipline, or taking formal action on performance.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Use performance standards to pinpoint areas that need improvement Decide whether deficiencies call for disciplinary or non-disciplinary measures Choose appropriate solutions, informal or formal, for performance and conduct problems Distinguish among supervisory, personnel office, and employee responsibilities Screen and identify performance problems Differentiate between performance and conduct problems

Who Should Attend
Federal supervisors and managers or others with responsibility for evaluating and appraising performance and administering discipline.

EQUAL EMPLoYMENt oPPortUNitY
EEO Counseling
EEoP7002N
Learn the process used by federal equal employment opportunity counselors for resolving allegations of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or reprisal. This course meets the EEOC requirement for 32 hours of training for new EEO counselors.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 3.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Identify who is covered by the federal EEO complaint process Explain the complaint procedure to applicants, employees, and management Handle an EEO complaint from informal through formal stages Conduct interviews with aggrieved employees and management officials

Who Should Attend
Federal employees who have been designated by their agencies to serve as EEO counselors or those who need a refresher on the counseling process.

EEO – Its Place in the Federal Government
EEoP7051N
Understand the history of and need for the equal employment opportunity (EEO) program, as well as the consequences of discrimination. This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Understand the development of EEO Refresh your knowledge of the federal EEO program Be aware of the major differences between EEO laws and affirmative action requirements Discuss the history of EEO, protected classes, affirmative action programs, and sexual harassment guidelines within the federal government

Who Should Attend
All federal employees and supervisors, union officials, and EEO and administrative staff.

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Introduction to Federal EEO
EEoP7004N
Prevent actions of illegal discrimination that could cost your agency thousands of dollars in lost productivity, administrative costs, and legal fees. Avoid actions that could put you and your agency in legal jeopardy and potentially lead to costly and embarrassing discrimination charges. This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • Understand why the effect of your actions can be as important as the intent Recall actions frequently cited in discrimination complaints and how to avoid them Recognize when questionable behavior constitutes sexual harassment and when it does not Make the legally required accommodations for a person with a disability Detail what you can and cannot ask in an employment interview Recognize the forms of discrimination prohibited in federal employment Describe what happens during the discrimination complaint process Discuss lesser-known ways an employer can unknowingly commit illegal retaliation

Who Should Attend
First-line supervisors, as well as anyone who is accountable for or helps with the prevention and remedy of unlawful employment discrimination.

No FEAR Act
EEoP7005N
Meet the training requirements of the Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) and OPM regulations in 5 CFR, Part 724, which require that agencies provide training to all employees regarding their rights and remedies under federal anti-discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation laws.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 1 month Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $35 Note: A network CD version is also available, which offers cost savings and the ability to train multiple employees. Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the purpose and provisions of the No FEAR Act • Understand your rights and protections under anti-discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation laws • Discuss the rights and protections available to federal employees, former employees, and applicants under anti-discrimination laws • Describe how to file a discrimination or retaliation complaint • Describe the responsibilities and obligations of federal agencies under this Act

Who Should Attend
All federal employees.

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
EEoP7003N
Become aware of the seriousness and consequences of sexual harassment in the workplace. This course defines sexual harassment, reviews how employees document incidents of harassment, discusses methods of resolving sexual harassment complaints, and describes federal requirements.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed GS Classic CD-ROM See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $150 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Know the EEOC definition of sexual harassment Define quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment Use appropriate techniques for documenting incidents of sexual harassment Know the federal resolution procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints Explain ways that victims should document incidents and what options they have to stop inappropriate behavior Discuss employer liability in harassment cases

Who Should Attend
Federal employees, supervisors, and managers of any occupation or grade level.

hUMAN rESoUrCES MANAGEMENt
Advanced Processing Personnel Actions
ProC9003N
Tackle processing complex actions and situations encountered in the processing of benefits and entitlements for federal employees. This course includes job aids and excerpts from and links to the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions, the CSRS and FERS Handbook, the FEHB and FEGLI handbooks, and other references.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 3.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $245 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81. Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 3.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $245 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Make creditable service determinations Adjudicate veterans’ preference claims Calculate within-grade increases, probationary periods, and career-tenure waiting periods Process actions for retirees Process actions related to health and life insurance benefits

Who Should Attend
This course teaches HR practitioners to process complex personnel actions concerning the benefits and entitlements of federal employees. Prerequisite: Basic Processing Personnel Actions (PROC7003N) or equivalent experience.

Basic Processing Personnel Actions
ProC7003N
Personnel actions must be processed using specific instructions in the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions (“the Guide”). This course walks you, step-by-step, through the Guide, showing what is covered, how information is organized, and how to use the Guide to process personnel actions. This course contains excerpts from the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions and the Guide to Personnel Data Standards, as well as links to other references.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Handle basic actions using the specific instructions in OPM’s Guide to Processing Personnel Actions Use the decision logic tables Properly document personnel actions on Standard Forms 50 and 52 Select required codes Locate information quickly in the Guide

Who Should Attend
Federal HR practitioners or persons who simply want to broaden their understanding of personnel processing. Prerequisite: Personnel Procedures for Clerks and Assistants (PROC7001N) or equivalent experience.

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Calculating Service Computation Dates
ProC7002N
Learn how to calculate and make changes to Service Computation Dates (SCDs) faster and easier than ever before using the methods prescribed in the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Use the methods prescribed in the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions to calculate SCDs Cut down on SCDs computation errors Speed up calculations Recalculate SCDs when an employee claims additional service, changes from an intermittent work schedule, or has excess non-pay

Who Should Attend
All federal HR practitioners who must compute and make changes to Service Computation Dates (SCDs).

Federal Human Resources Management
PErS1731A
Learn about the principles and concepts that frame federal HRM, the rules that govern HRM actions in the federal government, and the relationships between HRM functions: compensation, hiring, employee retention, performance management, and human resources relations. • Six-month online independent study course • Learning activities, exercises, and online quizzes completed on schedule decided by students within six-month time limit • Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support provided via email • Instructor-facilitated blogging and discussions This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support via email Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $435 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes

• Identify the principles upon which the federal human resources management (HRM) system is based and describe how they affect federal HRM decisions • Describe the differences between Title 5 and Title 5–exempt organizations and how these differences impact federal HRM practices • Discuss the compensation process, including classification, pay, and benefits, and describe how equal pay for equal work is accomplished • Describe the hiring process and how it is implemented in the federal government • Discuss performance management in the federal government, including employee development and performance appraisal processes • Describe equal employment opportunity (EEO), employee relations, and labor relations programs, including EEO complaint processing, agency administrative grievance systems, and union/management relations

Who Should Attend

HR staff; administrative, EEO, or employee relations staff; and anyone who needs knowledge of federal human resources management.

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Personnel Procedures for Clerks and Assistants
ProC7001N
Learn the fundamentals of personnel procedures performed at the clerical and assistant levels using laws, regulations, and OPM operations manuals. This basic primer teaches you how to handle procedural tasks competently. This course contains excerpts from the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions, the Guide to Personnel Data Standards, the Guide to Personnel Recordkeeping, and selected laws and regulations.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740.

Learning Outcomes

• Identify and use the laws and regulations that govern federal personnel management • Follow fundamental procedures used in personnel processing work • Maintain employee performance, medical, and personnel records and files using the Guide to Personnel Recordkeeping • Use the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions to complete SFs 50 and 52

Who Should Attend

Federal human resources personnel or those wishing to broaden their understanding of personnel processing work should take this course.

Something New for You
Four of our most popular classroom-based courses in HR are now available online.
Federal human resources Management (PErS1731A) Federal Classification (CLAS7052A) Fair Labor Standards Act (CLAS7102A) Federal Staffing (StAF7102A)

Like their classroom counterparts, these online courses effectively expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of human resources management within the federal sector. Our proven distance education programs offer many advantages:
• Convenient anytime-anywhere learning • Instructor support and feedback • Six full months to complete • Ability to progress at your own pace

For additional information or to register, please contact our Distance Education Office at (866) 448-9740 or distance@graduateschool.edu. You may also visit graduateschool.edu/distance.

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Adjudicating and Applying Veterans’ Preference
StAF8607A
Ensure that your personnel actions fully comply with all current and applicable veterans’ preference laws, rules, and regulations. Understand who meets the definition of veteran; who is entitled to veterans’ preference in employment in the competitive civil service and in the excepted service; and the circumstances under which veterans’ preference applies, including competitive appointments, noncompetitive appointments, and merit promotion under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. • • • • • • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor support via email Identify the circumstances when veterans’ preference applies Know the types of veterans’ preference, including veterans, spouses, widows/widowers, and mothers Properly adjudicate veterans’ preference claims Apply veterans’ preference in both competitive and excepted appointments Employ these special appointing authorities for veterans: –Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) –Disabled veterans enrolled in a VA training program –Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.8 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $495 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Anyone who adjudicates, applies, or advises on veterans’ preference.

Applying for Federal Jobs
CDEv7005A
Understand the federal application process and learn how to describe your credentials so that you get the credit you deserve. Explore the information provided on USAjobs.gov to prepare a resume that demonstrates your qualifications and eligibility for the job you want. • • • • • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor support via email and video conference Understand federal employment terminology Select and apply for appropriate job openings on USAjobs.gov Prepare a resume and responses that describe your qualifications for specific federal job openings Identify strategies and skills for marketing, networking, and interviewing

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $325

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
U.S. citizens interested in applying for a federal job, including the general public and current and former federal employees.

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Basic Staffing and Placement
StAF7100N
Learn about the federal hiring process, procedures that must be followed when hiring employees, and how to select and retain the best-qualified candidates for your agency’s jobs. This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • • Understand the basis for merit staffing Identify appropriate staffing processes Select and retain the best-qualified candidates for your agency’s jobs Assess minimum qualifications Evaluate candidate knowledge, skills, and abilities Prepare selection certificates Interview candidates Make legal selections Identify pay-setting options

Who Should Attend
This course is for HR, administrative, EEO, or employee relations staff, and anyone who needs knowledge of federal hiring requirements.

Federal Staffing NEW
StAF7102A
Learn how to select and retain the best-qualified candidates for your agency’s jobs. Learn about the federal staffing process and the procedures that must be followed when hiring employees. This course provides federal HR practitioners with the background and knowledge necessary to operate in the complex environment of the federal staffing process.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support provided via email Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $465 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • Describe federal staffing processes Assess minimum qualifications using OPM’s Qualification Standards for GS Positions Apply requirements for certifying the best-qualified candidates for competitive and noncompetitive selection Ensure that interviews are a positive extension of the staffing process Apply the procedures that must be followed if a selection is to be legal Identify pay-setting options for hiring successful employees Understand the basis for federal merit staffing Learn how HR practitioners assist managers and supervisors in recruiting and retaining top talent

Who Should Attend
This course is for HR practitioners; administrative, EEO, or employee relations staff; and anyone who needs knowledge of federal hiring requirements.

Qualification Standards for GS Positions
StAF7051N
Learn how to make basic qualification decisions using the Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. You learn how the Qualification Standards is organized and how to apply it to specific cases.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM GS Classic Printed See Note Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 Note: Indicate media preference when registering, or call (866) 448-9740. A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• Gain practical experience using OPM’s Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions to make basic qualification decisions • Select the appropriate qualification standards and guidance • Calculate an applicant’s experience and education • Evaluate whether experience and education meet specific established standards

Who Should Attend
Federal HR practitioners who need to determine whether applicants meet minimum qualification requirements. This course also benefits supervisors, managers, and others who wish to learn about qualifications for federal employment.

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Providing service members and military spouses with options that meet their unique educational needs.
For nine decades, Graduate School USA has been honored to support members of the armed services and their families. Our continuing education, distance learning, and professional training programs offer convenience and flexibility for career growth during and after the military.

• Approved for vA Benefits • Approved for MyCAA Benefits • Member of GoArmyEd • Member of the SoC Consortium
to register or for more information about benefits available to veterans, service members, and their spouses and dependents: • visit graduateschool.edu/military • Email us at distance@graduateschool.edu • Call our Distance Education office at: (866) 448-9740

Reduction-in-Force
StAF7052N
Gain experience conducting a RIF situation and learn alternative actions to a RIF and overall RIF impacts.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $300 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • Select alternatives to reduction-in-force (RIF) and determine whether a RIF is necessary Establish competitive areas, competitive levels, and retention registers Identify employees affected by a RIF and determine assignment rights through bump and retreat Identify and implement a transfer of function Prepare RIF notices and determine appeal rights Determine employee benefit entitlements Assist employees through placement programs

Who Should Attend
Federal human resources specialists, supervisors, and other employees.

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Financial Planning for Federal Employees
BENE7500A
Apply an analysis and decision-making framework to assess your financial health and readiness for retirement. Learn how to invest and save to meet your retirement goal. • One-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction • Individual and group exercises, and text chat • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 1 week Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.8 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 19–21, 2011 March 19–21, 2012 June 18–20, 2012 Tuition: $345

Learning Outcomes
• Determine your financial and retirement “personality” • Calculate what retirement investment would meet your retirement goals • Identify the value of your federal benefits, including retirement annuity, health and life insurance, long-term-care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and flexible savings accounts • Complete your retirement readiness profile

Who Should Attend
All federal employees, especially those new to their careers. Note: Mid-career employees will benefit from Mid-Career Retirement Planning (BENE8120D). Pre-retirement employees will benefit from any of our pre-retirement planning workshops.

FERS Orientation for New Employees nEW
BENE7630A
Are you new to your job with the federal government? Need to know and understand your basic benefits? Then this is the course for you! This online course is designed to give participants an introduction to Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and employee benefit programs. Get the tools and information necessary to understand federal employee benefits. Topics covered in this course include Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) basics; benefits for survivors of deceased FERS employees; disability planning for FERS employees; Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) basics; Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program and Flexible Benefit Plan options; Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP); and life insurance planning for FERS employees, including the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • • Explain the basics of the FERS retirement system Know how military service, temporary service, and refunded service impact retirement benefits under FERS Understand the survivor benefits payable upon the death of a FERS employee Understand the benefits available to a disabled FERS employee Know the basic provisions of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Understand and utilize the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program Explain the Federal Flexible Benefit Plans Understand the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) Know the basics of the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program and how that program fits into life insurance planning

Who Should Attend
All new federal employees in the first 12 months of service.

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CSRS Retirement Planning
BENE7520A
Prepare for retirement by learning how Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuities are calculated; how health and life insurance benefits carry over into retirement; and how Social Security, Medicare, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal options apply to the federal retiree. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes

• Determine when you are eligible to retire and explain the major steps involved in the retirement application process • Understand how your basic annuity will be computed and what benefits will be payable to your survivors • Determine your entitlement to Social Security benefits, including Medicare, and if your Social Security benefit will be affected by either the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset

Who Should Attend

Federal employees covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) who are within 10 years of retirement. Note: Employees who do not anticipate retiring within at least 10 years should take Mid-Career Retirement Planning (BENE8102D). For information on financial planning, we recommend Financial Planning for Federal Employees (GS Connect) (BENE7500A).

CSRS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters
BENE7620A
As a law enforcement officer or firefighter, learn how your CSRS annuities are calculated; how your health and life insurance benefits carry over into retirement; and how Social Security, Medicare, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal options affect law enforcement officers and firefighters upon retirement. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 81.

Learning Outcomes

• Explain the major steps involved in the retirement process and determine your retirement date • Compute your basic annuity and determine what benefits will be payable to your survivors • Establish your Social Security entitlements, including Medicare, and if your Social Security benefit will be affected by either the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset

Who Should Attend

Federal law enforcement officers or firefighters covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) who are within 10 years of retirement. Note: For information on financial planning, we recommend Financial Planning for Federal Employees (GS Connect) (BENE7500A).

FERS Mid-Career Retirement Planning
BENE7530A
Learn the best moves to improve your retirement outlook. Focus on key information and available options now, while time is on your side. Learn how to maximize your TSP savings, how Social Security benefits are calculated, and how to ensure that health and life insurance benefits carry over into retirement. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

• Determine when you are able to retire and understand the major steps involved in the retirement process • Perform basic FERS annuity computations • Explain your options regarding federal health and life insurance benefits

Who Should Attend

Federal employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) who are interested in understanding the implications of benefits decisions made early in their careers. Note: Employees who do not anticipate retiring for at least 10 years should take a pre-retirement planning course.

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FERS Retirement Planning
BENE7510A
Prepare for retirement by learning how FERS annuities are calculated; how health and life insurance benefits carry over into retirement; and how Social Security, Medicare, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal apply to the federal retiree. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Be able to explain the major steps involved in the retirement application process and determine when you are eligible for retirement • Understand how your basic annuity will be computed (including how a CSRS component affects the computation) and what benefits will be payable to your survivors • Determine your entitlement to Social Security benefits, including Medicare, and how/whether your Social Security benefit will be affected by either the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset

Who Should Attend
Federal employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) who are within 10 years of retirement. Note: Employees who do not anticipate retiring within at least 10 years should take Mid-Career Retirement Planning (FERS Only Participants) (BENE8120D). For information on financial planning, we recommend Financial Planning for Federal Employees (GS Connect) (BENE7500A).

FERS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters
BENE7720A
As a law enforcement officer or firefighter, learn how your FERS annuities are calculated; how your health and life insurance benefits carry over into retirement; and how Social Security, Medicare, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal options affect law enforcement officers and firefighters upon retirement. • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the major steps involved in the retirement application process and determine when you are eligible for retirement • Determine what benefits will be payable to your survivors and learn to compute your basic annuity • Discover if your Social Security benefits will be affected by either the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset, and determine whether you will be entitled to Social Security benefits, including Medicare

Who Should Attend
Federal law enforcement officers or firefighters covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) who are within 10 years of retirement. Note: Employees who do not anticipate retiring within at least 10 years should take Mid-Career Retirement Planning (BENE8120D). For information on financial planning, we recommend Financial Planning for Federal Employees (GS Connect) (BENE7500A).

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Enterprise Architecture Overview
ENtr7001A
Learn about enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks and approaches in conjunction with legislative and regulatory requirements. Understand EA and its relationship to strategic planning, capital planning and investment control (CPIC), IT security, configuration management, and system development life cycles (SDLC). • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Weekly assignments

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $595

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the legislative and regulatory context of EA and associated drivers relative to the president’s Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office (FEA-PMO) • Explain the underlying principles governing the application of federal enterprise architecture models

Who Should Attend
Those interested in learning about enterprise architecture, including aspiring and existing enterprise architects; capital planning and investment control coordinators; program/project managers; and IT program, planning, and budget specialists.

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Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction
DBAS7515A
Using Microsoft Access, learn basic database management concepts such as identifying database components, creating database tables, managing those tables through the use of queries, forms, and reports, and more. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments Explain Access database concepts and terminology Design and create tables and enter and manipulate data in those tables Create data forms for viewing and inputting data and reports that summarize and group data Perform database maintenance procedures Format and customize database objects

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time August 1–10, 2011 August 13–22, 2012 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time November 8–17, 2011 March 6–15, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Individuals who wish to learn database functions and design.

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Microsoft Access 2007: Intermediate
DBAS8515A
Learn intermediate-level operations of Microsoft Office Access 2007, including how to maintain data integrity; how to handle complex queries, reports, and forms; and how to share data between Access and other applications. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental exercises. • • • • • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments Restrict data entry and establish patterns for entering field values Create query joins, join unrelated tables, and relate data within a table Set select query properties and create parameter and action queries Restrict data entry in forms and create and add sub-forms and command buttons Organize report information and control pagination Create mailing label reports Import and export data, analyze Access data in Excel, and merge data to a Microsoft Word document Customize and format database objects

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time August 15–24, 2011 September 17–26, 2012 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time January 10–19, 2012 April 3–12, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Individuals with a basic understanding of Microsoft Access 2007 who would like to expand their knowledge. Note: This course is a prerequisite for more advanced Access 2007 courses.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction
SPrD7578A
Learn the new Microsoft Excel interface (ribbons) to perform sophisticated calculations, create templates, display what-if scenarios, embed graphic charts, sort data, create reports, and more. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments Design workbooks and perform data entry of numbers, text, and formulas Employ templates and ranges Use page setup and formatting for printing Generate and work with multiple worksheets Learn various charting functions

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 13–22, 2011 January 24 – February 2, 2012 May 15–24, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to learn the fundamentals of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application.

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Microsoft Excel 2007: Intermediate
SPrD8578A
Build on the skills found in the Excel introduction course, or upgrade your Excel knowledge to the 2007 version. Learn more advanced concepts such as working with data ranges, linking multiple workbooks, and saving spreadsheets as Web pages. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments Select, navigate, rename, insert, delete, and print large worksheets Apply and delete with ranges for update and printing Prepare HTML files as they apply to worksheets, including the creation of hyperlinks Produce and link multiple workbooks, including cascading and tiling of window views Utilize the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP advance functions as they apply to the workplace

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time October 11–20, 2011 June 5–14, 2012 Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time February 6–15, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Excel users with some experience who want to expand their Excel skill set or need to learn how to use existing skills in the MS Excel 2007 interface. Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel 2003: Introduction (SPRD7968T), Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction (SPRD7978T), Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction (GS Connect) (SPRD7578A), or equivalent experience.

GS Connect Live thinks like you do.
With GS Connect Live, you don’t have to miss a full day of work for training, because classes are delivered online in short segments that are easy to understand and retain. You receive live, real-time instruction featuring the same quality content used in our faceto-face classes. Also, each segment is archived and accessible online if you miss one or need to review. Enjoy engaging learning activities such as:
• Group projects in the virtual breakout rooms • Tests and surveys • Video and audio • Interactive animations • Games And more...

to learn more about GS Connect Live, see pages 83 and 84 of this catalog. You can also visit graduateschool.edu/gsconnect, call the Distance Education office at (866) 448-9740, or email us at distance@graduateschool.edu.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Introduction
PrES7568A
Explore the functions of Microsoft PowerPoint to develop dynamic slide shows for effective presentations. Learn to create and edit slides; set up templates including slide masters; embed graphics, sound effects, and clip art; add speaker notes; and more. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments Utilize design templates, content templates, and the AutoContent Wizard Compose bulleted and numeric lists and use the format painter Copy and move text between slides Prepare multiple presentations with moving and copying between windows Utilize PowerPoint tables and insert Microsoft Word tables Create and apply color schemes to templates Insert clip art and graphics Animate slides Insert a hyperlink from a PowerPoint presentation to an online or offline Web page

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time October 25 – November 3, 2011 February 7–16, 2012 August 14–23, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to create effective presentations.

Microsoft Project 2007
ProJ7590A
Improve your ability to manage tasks, time lines, and costs on projects using Microsoft Project. Organize work and resources to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget, including controlling and updating project progress, tracking schedule and resource changes, creating reports, and more. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • • • • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Exercises and text chat Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing Weekly assignments

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 27 – October 6, 2011 July 10–19, 2012 Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time April 16–25, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Project Management.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Design a project plan containing tasks, durations, milestones, and costs Set up and document people, equipment, and material resources Use Gantt charts and tables to format a project plan Print customized project views Track project progress through time lines, and troubleshoot time and schedule problems Learn to adjust and optimize project plans over time

Who Should Attend
Program managers, project managers, and systems analysts who wish to learn how to utilize software processes to manage project efforts.

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Microsoft Word 2007: Introduction
WorD7568A
Learn the fundamentals of word processing and how to create professional-looking documents. You’ll start with basic operations, such as creating, naming, saving, and closing a document. When comfortable, move on to advanced capabilities to change font settings and page formats; move, copy, and delete text; create tables; use styles, numbers, and bullets; and work with lists. You’ll understand formatting with style, pagination, editing tools, tables, lists, and more. This comprehensive introduction positions users to take full advantage of the powerful capabilities of this universally used office software. Course materials include a textbook that provides developmental practice exercises. • Two-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction per week • Exercises and text chat • Demonstrations, simulations, and application sharing • Weekly assignments

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time November 7–16, 2011 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time April 17–26, 2012 September 11–20, 2012 Tuition: $445 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • Understand the word-processing cycle Design headers and footers Apply styles and themes to documents Design documents using templates Plan and prepare mailing labels and envelopes Perform spell and grammar checks Create tables and change the table design Use special features such as SmartArt® and text boxes

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to learn the fundamentals of word processing.

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Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information
SrtY8004A
Ensure that you are aware of the vital importance of safeguarding personal information in both electronic and paper records used by the federal government. Examine the far-reaching implications for federal agency privacy and security policies required by Web 2.0 environments and social networking and collaborative spaces. Evaluate a three-way approach to privacy issues: policy, procedures, and system security. Note: OMB has issued two memos that mandate privacy training for federal agency employees and contractors, “Safeguarding Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable Information” and “Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information.” • Online independent study course • Four-week access to recorded lectures and content • Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.1 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $195

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the rules of conduct for persons involved in the design, development, operation, or maintenance of data systems • Establish rules of conduct for collecting, maintaining, distributing, and disposing of personal information • Identify data that require protection • Explain the requirements of breach notification procedures • Describe how to use public notices to maintain records in an accurate, relevant, timely, and complete manner • Describe agency responses to security requirements, including assigning impact level for information systems; implementing security and control requirements, and certifying and accrediting information systems • Explain FISMA requirements and associated OMB and NIST guidance • Describe proper access and authorization frameworks for all Web 2.0 applications • Identify encryption and authentication procedures to ensure that unauthorized individuals are denied access

Who Should Attend
All military, contract, and civilian employees with access to federal agency information systems and who support the military and agencies in safeguarding personally identifiable information.

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Security Awareness Training
SrtY7030A
Learn the importance of information security within your agency and understand the federal regulations regarding information security. Learn to identify potential security threats and your role in protecting your organization’s computer system. • • • • Online independent study course Four-week access to recorded lectures and content Instructor support via email Weekly assignments

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced Duration: 4 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime and take up to four weeks to complete. Tuition: $245

Learning Outcomes
• List the goals of information security • Explain Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements • Discuss privacy principles, describe threats to information security, and identify countermeasures to avoid security incidents • Describe threats to information security • Discuss social engineering and how people reveal information based on hoaxes or scams • Discuss countermeasures to avoid security incidents • Explain user roles in implementing IT security policies

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is interested in learning about information security and requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act.

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Applied Indexing
EDit8361C
Apply techniques introduced in Basic Indexing (EDIT7360C). Learn how to analyze a book index, edit a first-draft index, and apply indexing and business principles to project-related situations that working freelance indexers encounter.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Analyze a book index • Edit a first-draft index • Apply indexing and business principles to project-related situations that working indexers encounter: proposing and justifying bids; submitting invoices; estimating length of time for specific projects; producing indexes to size requirements; handling misrepresented projects; treating special problems in indexes; and designing indexes that satisfy readers and publishers

Who Should Attend
Freelance indexers who want to apply basic indexing techniques to index excerpts from books and respond to an indexer’s typical business management problems. Prerequisite: Basic Indexing (EDIT7360C) or equivalent.

Basic Indexing
EDit7360C
Learn back-of-the book indexing techniques and the style of the University of Chicago Press, the most common style used by U.S. publishers. Get current information regarding the use of computers, and benefit from hands-on training in actual index design.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Apply skills to headings, subheadings, cross-references, and alphabetizing Employ index preparation methods Select submission formats and identify typographic considerations Handle problems encountered in the indexing of personal names, place-names, abbreviations, acronyms, and numerals as entries • Understand the business of freelance indexing

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants an introduction to the business of freelance indexing (most back-of-the-book indexing is done by freelance indexers). Prerequisites: Good knowledge of English fundamentals, alertness to detail, and orderliness.

Basic Reference Service and Reference Tools
LiBt7245C
Develop practical skills for assisting library clientele in identifying reference services and ready reference tools.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 1.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $270

Learning Outcomes
• Become familiar with ready reference tools, including almanacs, directories, handbooks, manuals, yearbooks, fact books and quotation books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, abstracts, book catalogs, bibliographies, government documents, geographical sources of information such as atlases and gazettes, and special materials

Who Should Attend
Library technicians and other non-professional library personnel who need to become familiar with the major reference tools and their role in the public service area of libraries.

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Descriptive Cataloging
LiBt7120C
Learn the basics of monographic descriptive cataloging. A general lesson on the MARC 21 format is included; later lessons discuss individual MARC 21 fields, subfields, and indicators.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Employ skills in monographic descriptive cataloging, incorporating all changes to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition (revised) • Discuss online library catalogs, card catalogs, authority records, and cataloging rules and routines

Who Should Attend
Those who are interested in learning the basic skills of descriptive cataloging using Anglo-American Cataloging Rules.

Descriptive Cataloging: Nonbook Materials
LiBt8135C
Use the MARC 21 coding standards to create original cataloging records for nonbook, electronic, Web, and networked resources.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Create bibliographical descriptions of video recordings, sound recordings, electronic resources, microforms, and Internet resources • Choose access points • Establish personal name and corporate body headings • Describe the purpose of authority control • Explain what metadata is and its relationship to MARC

Who Should Attend
Persons who have some cataloging experience and would like to use AACR2 cataloging rules and MARC 21 coding standards to create bibliographic records for various types of nonbook materials. Prerequisite: Descriptive Cataloging (LIBT7120C) or equivalent, or prior experience creating or editing MARC records.

Introduction to Library Techniques
LiBt7110C
Learn about the distinctive role of the library technician.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Explain how libraries develop, what a library is, and the different types of libraries found today • Explain how a library functions to provide the best possible services to its clientele • Discuss acquisitions, cataloging, classifying, organizing, and maintenance of materials, “hands-on” access to library materials, and individual reading

Who Should Attend
Persons who plan to work in libraries as technicians or are already working as technicians and want to learn about the various phases of library work, the necessary functions of a library, and, most important, the distinctive role of the library technician.

Subject Cataloging and Classification
LiBt8220C
Learn about classification and subject headings and their relationship to managing a library collection.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss classification and subject headings and describe their relationship to managing a library collection • Use the Library of Congress system and the Dewey Decimal System • Employ subject headings, both Sears and LC

Who Should Attend
Anyone with library experience who would like to get more knowledge about managing a library collection. Prerequisite: Descriptive Cataloging (LIBT7120C) or one year of related library experience.

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GENErAL SUPErviSioN
Effective Work Delegation
SUPv7056N
Master the art of delegating to others to get more done in less time and make the most of your resources. This is one of the most important supervisory skills you can use to engage employees in their work and achieve faster results.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Free up your time Quickly size up which tasks to delegate and to whom Make delegation a valuable and productive habit Monitor the work you have delegated to others

Who Should Attend
Supervisors or managers, or employees preparing for a supervisory or managerial position.

Introduction to Human Resources Management for Supervisors
SUPv7018N
Acquire a working knowledge of federal HR management processes concerning federal employees, especially those related to hiring, retaining, and separating employees.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the basic processes used when hiring, retaining, and separating federal employees: staffing, classification, pay administration, employee labor relations, equal employment opportunity, and training • Anticipate issues and questions likely to arise in specific situations • Evaluate and apply these processes to your situation

Who Should Attend
Supervisors, managers, and administrative staff who need to know about human resources management issues.

Introduction to Supervision
SUPv7101N
Bring out the best in your employees and positively influence both people and workplace decisions. Become a credible and respected first-line supervisor. Enroll in course SUPV3101N if you want to take this course for credit. You will submit assignments to an instructor for grading. With this additional work, the course has been approved for 3 credits by the ACE® College Credit Recommendation Service.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 4.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $350 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Make a successful transition into your new supervisory role Know how to select and use the best leadership style for any situation Employ effective methods of planning, assigning, managing, and evaluating work Motivate employees and build collaborative teams Recognize and respond to common ethics situations that may arise Understand and stimulate a diverse workforce

Who Should Attend
Any new (first-line) supervisor, supervisors with no formal training, or employees preparing for supervisory careers.

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Managing Attendance and Leave for Supervisors
SUPv7005N
Ensure that your organization operates efficiently by properly managing the attendance and leave program. As a federal supervisor, understand your role in administering the leave program and make sure your employees use the leave to which they are entitled.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $150

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Clarify and resolve attendance and leave issues for your employees Minimize employee disputes over attendance and leave Analyze specific situations and determine appropriate actions Explain basic principles of work hours and the types of leave available Recognize rights and obligations of employees as they take leave Apply a four-step process to determine attendance and leave solutions

Who Should Attend
Federal supervisors and human resources specialists who seek an introduction to human resources management issues.

Performance Feedback
SUPv7008A
Learn how to give continuous, constructive feedback to employees on their work performance, style, or attitude. This course assists you in fulfilling the federal requirement to give ongoing performance feedback to employees with at least one progress review during each appraisal period.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Instructor feedback on assignments and instructional support provided via email Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $345 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Identify attitude barriers to giving feedback Describe how to plan a feedback discussion Distinguish between effective and ineffective feedback statements Continue to master your feedback skills

Who Should Attend
Any supervisor or manager, or any employee preparing for a supervisory or managerial position.

Planning and Describing Positions for Supervisors
SUPv7061N
Make economical and effective use of your human resources by planning effective positions and describing them accurately. Learn these crucial elements of organizational management, and gain tips on how to stretch resources to meet demands.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $150 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Use organizational resources efficiently Evaluate the impact of your decisions on productivity, staffing, and morale Make and document your position decisions Discuss basic principles of organizational design and position planning Recognize how the classification system should influence your planning decisions

Who Should Attend
Federal supervisors and HR practitioners who need to understand and apply basic principles of organizational design and position planning.

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Staffing and Placement for Supervisors
SUPv7010N
Learn the requirements governing staffing in the federal government. This course gives an overview of the steps involved in the recruitment and hiring process and the supervisor’s responsibilities in each.

Course Details Media: GS Classic CD-ROM Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Effectively communicate with human resources staff about your resource needs Identify the rules for hiring federal employees Recognize special situations and their respective governing principles Ask intelligent questions about your options Prepare for interviews that help you select quality staff Identify pay issues that impact your selections

Who Should Attend
Supervisors and managers seeking an introduction to recruitment and hiring issues of concern to supervisors. Note: HR and administrative staff should take Federal Staffing (STAF7102A) or Basic Staffing and Placement (STAF7100N), which covers the technical aspects of staffing and placement.

Success-Oriented Supervision
SUPv7202C
Learn a set of common skills, a common language, and common goals for your organizational unit. Learn that supervision consists of knowledge and skills that can continually be improved; that the understanding supervisor deals more effectively with the functions of supervision; and that development is seen as a responsibility of individuals and the organizations in which they work.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• See skill development as a responsibility as much as a goal • Deal more effectively with the functions of supervision

Who Should Attend
New or prospective supervisors who want to obtain a set of common skills, language, and goals for their organizational units will benefit from this course. The course fulfills OPM’s basic supervisory training requirement.

Time Management for Supervisors
SUPv7051N
Teach yourself some new organization habits and become a more effective supervisor. This course walks you through on-the-job exercises to evaluate how you spend your time now, how to work smarter, and how to make every minute productive.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Understand your current use of time Solve the biggest time-management problems for supervisors Develop strategies for setting goals and priorities Create paperwork solutions Make meetings smarter Improve delegating skills

Who Should Attend
Employees in any occupation or grade level who want to gain better control of time. The sections on delegation and meetings are especially useful for supervisors.

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LEADErShiP DEvELoPMENt
Assertive Supervision
SUPv7002N
Meet effectively the challenges of being a supervisor by developing an assertive communication style. Practice techniques for promoting teamwork, fostering ideas and initiative, and encouraging open communication.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Explain why and how your supervisory style can make all the difference in motivating employees and promoting teamwork • Run meetings with confidence • Give and respond to criticism in an appropriate manner • Become respected as someone who works well with employees, colleagues, and upper management • Distinguish non-assertive, aggressive, and assertive styles of supervision and how they influence your relationships with employees

Who Should Attend
Supervisors or managers, or employees preparing for supervisory or managerial positions.

Becoming a Motivational Leader
MGMt7903A
Investigate the components of being a motivational leader, with a focus on the creation and cultivation of a supportive and collaborative culture. Apply theory to practice as you develop your own definition of leadership so as to lead yourself and others.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $390 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Explore the theory and practices related to becoming an exemplary leader Define leadership as it relates to your own organization and person Identify the need for a leader to find his or her own voice and the ways to communicate that voice to others Identify the most effective approach to envisioning the future of the organization Explore the methods used by leaders to encourage and motivate those around them Identify ways to anchor and sustain a collaborative spirit in an organizational setting

Who Should Attend
Individuals who hold or aim to hold supervisory positions, as well as those who wish to expand their understanding of the benefits of a creative and innovative workplace.

Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills
LEAD8500A
Learn the main competencies of emotional intelligence — self-awareness, self-management, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management — to assist you in developing your emotional intelligence, giving and receiving feedback, and building a positive work environment. • Two-week online course; three hours of live instructor-led interaction per week • Individual and group exercises, and text chat

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.2 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time August 15–24, 2011 October 17–26, 2011 June 4–13, 2012 Tuition: $595 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Improve your ability to recognize your emotions as well as your strengths and weaknesses • Manage your internal state, maintain your integrity, and adapt to handling change • Increase your awareness and understanding of others’ feelings to leverage diversity and manage group dynamics • Improve your communication skills to build bonds and leadership

Who Should Attend
Employees and managers in leadership positions who wish to strengthen their emotional intelligence and develop the emotional intelligence of others.

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Enabling Organizational Change
LEAD9001A
Discover how to anticipate, analyze, and lead organizational change initiatives. Develop plans to improve readiness and validate those plans using “what-if” simulations to “test-drive” likely impacts on your organization. • Three-week online course; 90 minutes of live instructor-led interaction per week • Individual and group exercises, and text chat • Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time August 11–25, 2011 Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time November 2–16, 2011 April 25 – May 9, 2012 Tuition: $545

Learning Outcomes
• Assess your organization and its transformational change challenges • Identify the different factors and key environmental forces that must be considered in measuring organizational readiness to change • Identify future events and assess likely impacts on organizational change efforts • Develop a plan for enabling transformational change

Who Should Attend
Supervisors, managers, leaders, and other key employees (change agents) expected to play major roles in helping organizations respond effectively to change.

Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors
ADMB7506A
Discover the essential leadership skills needed to lead and motivate your team toward common goals. Learn to handle different personality types, delegate effectively, overcome conflict, and build high-performing teams. • • • • Two-week online course; three hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time October 25 – November 3, 2011 February 21 – March 1, 2012 June 19–28, 2012 Tuition: $695 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Identify how to more effectively communicate and resolve conflicts in the workplace • Understand the dynamics of change and what’s needed to transition from technical expert into roles that require leadership • Identify common fear factors associated with leadership, and learn how to overcome fear and build confidence • Identify and assess the characteristics and styles of effective leaders • Learn about the role of power in leading effectively and building work relationships

Who Should Attend
Those who lead others, as well as office coordinators and other non-supervisory employees who want to improve their leadership skills.

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Leading Teams and Groups
tDEv8500A
Become an outstanding team/group leader — one who can lead and influence teams to boost productivity and achieve positive results. Learn how to confidently communicate, manage tasks, motivate and coach team members, and manage conflict. • • • • Two-week online course; three hours of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 2 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 1.8 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time September 26 – October 5, 2011 January 23 – February 1, 2012 May 14–23, 2012 Tuition: $945 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82. Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time November 30 – December 14, 2011 Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time April 24 – May 8, 2012 Tuition: $545

Learning Outcomes
• Define team leader roles and responsibilities • Identify team mission, goals/tasks, and roles, and evaluate team/group performance against its mission • Utilize effective leadership models to lead on-site and virtual teams effectively

Who Should Attend
Managers and leaders of task forces, teams, or work groups, as well as those responsible for building and facilitating teams.

Leveraging Organizational Networks to Improve Performance
LEAD9002A
Explore the informal social networks that exist in every organization, despite formal organizational charts, reporting structures, and processes. Learn how information flows between people and groups and how key connectors acquire and wield tangible influence over organizational outcomes and performance. Examine how Social Network Analysis models organizational communication and work patterns to highlight information, influence flow, and identify problems such as isolated or overburdened employees/groups. Discover how resolving these issues can drive major improvements in productivity, collaboration, and innovation. • • • • Three-week online course; 90 minutes of live instructor-led interaction per week Individual and group exercises, and text chat Weekly assignments Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Learning Outcomes
• Assess and modify organizational reporting structures and communication channels • Analyze how organizational networks are likely to change over time • Apply emerging dynamic Social Network Analysis models to improve performance

Who Should Attend
Supervisors, managers, leaders, and other key employees who might engage in Social Network Analysis to improve organizational performance.

Your Personal Brand
LEAD8010A
Your “personal brand” and how you define yourself influence how others perceive and judge you. Examine the concept of branding and its implications for your personal development. Learn the skills you need to conduct yourself effectively, correctly, and confidently in any work environment, professional situation, or business social setting. Enhance your understanding of the unwritten rules of etiquette and professional behavior frequently overlooked by, or unknown to, both managers and employees. The goal of this course is to motivate participants to develop or improve their personal brand to enhance their career development. • One-week online course; four hours of live instructor-led interaction • Individual and group exercises, and text chat • Instructor-facilitated discussion forums

Course Details Media: GS Connect Live Instruction: Instructor-led Duration: 1 week Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.4 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time January 24–26, 2012 August 7–9, 2012 Tuition: $225

Learning Outcomes
• Develop your personal mission • Observe unwritten rules of conduct and workplace etiquette • Positively influence the perception of your supervisors, co-workers, and customers/clients

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to differentiate themselves from others in similar fields; and anyone who wants to get ahead in his or her organization.

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MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

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MAthEMAtiCS AND StAtiStiCS
Basic Mathematics
MAth7101C
Review basic mathematics and elementary algebra.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 1.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $270

Learning Outcomes
• Review mathematics and get introduced to elementary algebra • Apply concepts of whole numbers, fractions, percentage, ratio, proportion, decimal fractions, factors, and algebra

Who Should Attend
Persons in technical and scientific fields who use mathematics in their work.

Calculus I (Differential)
MAth2210C
Expand your math skills and prepare for advanced science and higher-level math courses. The course includes topics typically covered in a first-semester college calculus course. This course is part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Apply the concepts of limits and continuity Calculate derivatives of functions, including logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions Use the derivative to solve practical problems Analyze functions and graphs

Who Should Attend
Participants who have a solid background in algebra and trigonometry and who want to expand their math skills and prepare for advanced science and higher-level math courses. Prerequisites: College algebra and trigonometry or equivalent.

Calculus II (Integral)
MAth2211C
Expand your math skills and prepare for advanced science and higher-level math courses. The course includes topics typically covered in a second-semester college calculus course. This course is part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $330

Learning Outcomes
• Learn to use simple integration, special and approximate methods of integration, and standard forms • Understand the uses of constant integration; definite, improper, and multiple integrals; area; and series and expansion of functions

Who Should Attend
Participants who have taken Calculus I (MATH2210C) and want to expand their math skills and prepare for advanced science and higher-level math courses. Prerequisite: Calculus I (Differential) (MATH2210C) or equivalent.

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College Algebra
MAth2250C
Expand your mathematical skills to include algebra. This course is part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Solve and graph equations and inequalities • Apply concepts of functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices and determinant functions, sequences, sines, the binomial theorem, combinations, probability, and mathematical proofs

Who Should Attend
Participants who want to expand their mathematical skills to include college algebra. Prerequisite: High school algebra or equivalent.

Elements of Statistics
StAt3350C
Apply statistical procedures and principles to practical exercises and problems. The underlying concepts and logic of statistical methods are emphasized, as are computational techniques. This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management and part of the Meteorology Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Apply statistical procedures and principles • Practice summarization, representation, and analysis of observable data; basic statistical concepts; frequency distributions; elements of statistical inference; chi-square; estimation; tests of hypotheses, regression, and correlation; and the analysis of variance and nonparametric methods

Who Should Attend

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Persons who need familiarity with the language and fundamental concepts of statistics to broaden their competence in their chosen field, and those who need the background for more advanced courses in statistics. Prerequisites: Elementary college algebra and access to a desk calculator.

Practical Statistics
StAt7001N
Master the basics of statistics, even if you have no prior knowledge of the subject. This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 3.2 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $215 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • Study statistical terms and definitions Construct a frequency distribution Compute measures of central tendency Compute an arithmetic deviation and a standard deviation Explain what is meant by the normal curve Present data using graphs and charts

Who Should Attend
Anyone whose work assignments include basic statistical calculations and interpretations, those who have never taken a statistical course, or those who need a refresher course. Prerequisite: Knowledge of high school algebra is desirable but not necessary.

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Earn Your Certificate of Accomplishment in Meteorology
MEto3990C
For meteorology professionals, this program expands and updates your current knowledge. For those who want to enter this exciting field, our certificate program helps you stand out from the competition. The program consists of nine required courses which can be fulfilled with equivalent experience. The prerequisites can also be fulfilled with equivalent experience.

rEQUirED CoUrSES:
Introduction to Meteorology MEto1160C Physical Meteorology MEto2260C satellite Meteorology MEto2270C Dynamic Meteorology I MEto3361C Dynamic Meteorology II MEto3362C synoptic Meteorology I MEto4461C synoptic Meteorology II MEto4462C Calculus i (Differential) MAth2210C Calculus ii (integral) MAth2211C

Prerequisites for the above required courses: College Algebra MAth2250C elements of statistics StAt3350C hydrology i ENGN5501C hydrology ii ENGN5502C

The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

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Dynamic Meteorology I
MEto3361C
Apply basic physical and mathematical principles to the study of atmosphere. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council Service on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Apply principles of thermodynamics, including the equation of state, laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamics of water vapor, thermodynamic diagrams, hydrostatic equilibrium, stability, and convection, to weather analysis and forecasting

Who Should Attend
Employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisites: Introduction to Meteorology (METO1160C) and calculus.

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Dynamic Meteorology II
MEto3362C
Apply the general principles of mechanics and fluid motions to the study of the atmosphere and its movements. Applications of these principles to weather analysis and forecasting are emphasized. This course is a continuation of Dynamic Meteorology I. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Apply the general principles of mechanics and fluid motions to the study of the atmosphere and its movements Employ the fundamental equations of motions, circulations, divergence, and numerical weather prediction Apply these principles to weather analysis and forecasting Explain concepts such as fundamental equations of motion on a rotating earth; horizontal motion under balanced forces; kinematics of fluid flow; the mechanism and influence of pressure changes; surfaces of discontinuity; circulation, vorticity, and divergence theorems; and numerical weather prediction

Who Should Attend
This course is for employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or for meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisite: Dynamic Meteorology I (METO3361C) or equivalent.

Introduction to Meteorology
MEto1160C
Gain a basic foundation for understanding current environmental issues related to the atmosphere. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Explain major elements and concepts of meteorology, including radiation, temperature, moisture and atmospheric stability, forms of condensation and precipitation, air pressure and winds, the atmospheric circulation, air masses, weather patterns, and weather analysis and forecasting

Who Should Attend
Persons whose intention is either to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession or to gain a better understanding of the atmosphere for personal knowledge. Prerequisites: College algebra and physics.

Physical Meteorology
MEto2260C
Gain an understanding of the physics of the atmosphere, and of how the sun’s energy is transformed and utilized. The atmosphere serves as the laboratory for the application of basic principles of physics. This course covers basic cloud processes and radiation transfer, which are fundamental to the existence of life on earth. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Describe basic cloud processes and radiation transfer • Explain gravitational effects, atmospheric gases, physical processes in the atmosphere, atmospheric electricity, the law of radiation physics, solar radiation, terrestrial radiation, radiation balance of the earth, and special topics, including atmospheric optics and the effect of meteorology on air pollution and global climate

Who Should Attend
Employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisites: Calculus, physics, and Introduction to Meteorology (METO1160C).

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Satellite Meteorology
MEto2270C
Learn about a wide range of topics from theoretical to applied uses of meteorological satellites and imagery. Use online real-world examples of satellite meteorology interpretation and applications to strengthen analytical skills in satellite image interpretation. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss theoretical and applied uses of meteorological satellites and imagery • Explain orbits and navigation; radiative transfer; meteorological satellite instrumentation; temperature and trace gases; winds; precipitation; and Earth’s radiation budget • Interpret satellite imagery

Who Should Attend
Employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisites: Calculus, physics, and Introduction to Meteorology (METO1160C).

Synoptic Meteorology I
MEto4461C
Review basic circulation theory, overview the National Weather Service’s operations and computer models, and preview the complexities of synoptic meteorology via surface analysis. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss basic circulation theory, the National Weather Service’s operations and computer models, and the complexities of synoptic meteorology via surface analysis • Describe the horizontal and vertical intricacies of the atmosphere, including the concepts of vorticity and stability, as shown by tools such as the NGM and the Skew-T Log-P diagram • Discuss the three-dimensionality and nonlinearity of the atmosphere, with a focus on thermal structure and the relationship between winds and forces

Who Should Attend
Employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisite: Dynamic Meteorology I (METO3361C) or equivalent.

Synoptic Meteorology II
MEto4462C
Expand your knowledge of synoptic meteorology begun in Level I. This course has been approved by the American Meteorological Society for satisfying their core requirements. The courses included in the Meteorology Certificate Program are scheduled to be reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE ®) College Credit Recommendation Service within the year.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Discuss fronts and jet streams and the air masses that they demarcate Explain surface analysis and pressure-pattern recognition Discuss the evolution of cyclones and anti-cyclones Describe conveyor belts, the Southern Oscillation and its effect on global weather patterns, and the vertical structure of the atmosphere, including isentropic analyses • Review meso scale, the peculiarities of tropical weather systems, and the usefulness of satellite data

Who Should Attend
Employees now working in the field who desire to pursue the field of meteorology as a profession, or meteorologists who are seeking certification in the field through the American Meteorological Society. Prerequisite: Synoptic Meteorology I (METO4461C) or equivalent.

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PArALEGAL StUDiES
GS Classic Online courses in the paralegal studies curriculum are administered by the Center for Legal Studies, one of the educational organizations Graduate School USA partners with to bring you a wide array of exceptional online educational opportunities. These online courses are offered during several sessions scheduled throughout the year. Each intensive session lasts seven weeks. COURSE PROCEDURES All courses are conducted via the WebCT platform. Once you are registered, we email a confirmation. On the day your session starts, the Center for Legal Studies will email you a password and information you need to access the course website. Each course is led by an experienced and knowledgeable legal instructor. You have direct interactions with the instructor and other students through use of email and discussion boards. You email all written assignments and exams to the instructor, who assigns grades. When all assignments and tests have been successfully completed, Graduate School USA will award a certificate of completion and CEUs. HOW TO ORDER TEXTBOOKS To order textbooks, call the Center for Legal Studies at (800) 522-7737, or visit legalstudies.com. ABOUT THE CENTER FOR LEGAL STUDIES The Center for Legal Studies (CLS) has successfully delivered online and live legal education for over 20 years. CLS is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations® and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America®. To learn more about CLS, go to legalstudies.com.

Administrative Law and Procedure
LAWS3310C

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Gain an understanding of the law applicable to administrative agencies of the government. This course focuses on law applicable to federal administrative agencies and particularly on the Administrative Procedure Act.

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the powers of administrative agencies, the limitations of their powers, and the requirements that they must meet to exercise their powers • Identify legal remedies available to those injured by the exercise of power by administrative agencies • Discuss the principles and practices of administrative law, particularly as applicable to federal agencies; the provision of the Administrative Procedure Act; the principles of constitutional law applicable to administrative agency rule making and adjudication; and the methods by which Congress, the president, and the courts control administrative agencies

Who Should Attend
Persons who want to learn the principles and practices of administrative law, particularly in federal agencies.

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Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate Course NEW
LAWS9555S
Examine advanced and specialized approaches to using the legal resources available in a law library. Learn the conceptual differences between computer-assisted and hard-copy legal research. Practice formulating Westlaw® search queries and effectively and efficiently using Westlaw and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: June 27 – August 12, 2011 August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $726

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • Conduct manual legal research Conduct electronic legal research Find, interpret, and use various types of legal authorities Shepardize legal authorities Write a legal analysis Draft a Memorandum of Law Brief case opinions Engage in various types of legal writing

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of legal research and writing. Prerequisite: Paralegal Certificate Course© (LAWS7000S) or the equivalent, or at least one year of law office experience.

Business Law I
LAWS1120C
Gain an overview of certain aspects of the substantive law that you are likely to encounter in business, especially contract law. This course is part of the Accounting Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Distinguish between contracts and agreements that are not contracts • Understand ways in which contracts arise • Differentiate among various classes of contracts

Who Should Attend
Individuals who want to learn different aspects of law to help them conduct a business.

The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act
LAWS7335C
Become familiar with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guide and Privacy Act Overview so that you can use them as tools to apply the provisions of the FOIA and Privacy Act at your agency.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the Freedom of Information Act (legislative history, publication requirements, processing requests, exemptions, and fees) • Explain the Privacy Act (definitions, limitations of disclosure, access to records, publication requirements, exemptions, and new systems reports)

Who Should Attend
Administrative and legal personnel who work with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.

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Introduction to Law for Paralegals
LAWS1110C
Get introduced to general legal concepts. Acquire practical knowledge of the duties, skills, and responsibilities of a successful paralegal.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395 Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss issues such as the American system of law, legal principles, court systems, and court procedures • Explain general legal concepts • Acquire practical knowledge of the duties, skills, and responsibilities of a successful paralegal

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to be introduced to the paralegal field.

Legal Ethics
LAWS7116C
Learn about the roles and ethical responsibilities of lawyers and legal assistants. The framework for this course includes the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Model Code of Professional Responsibility and Model Rules of Professional Conduct as well as the National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ (NFPA®) Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the National Association of Legal Assistants’ (NALA) Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the ethical issues of law and the rationale behind office practices and procedures used by law firms, corporate legal departments, and offices of general counsel within governments

Who Should Attend

The paralegal professional currently working in the ethical and competitive climate of legal practice, in either the public or private sector.

Legal Investigation Certificate Course
LAWS7200S
Become qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Learn how to create a freelance investigation business.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $575 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $849

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Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate knowledge of topics related to legal investigation, such as arson investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation

Who Should Attend
Students interested in pursuing a new career as well as those currently working in the legal field.

LegalNurse Consultant Training Course
LAWS7100S
Prepare for a career in the legal field as a LegalNurse consultant. Building on your medical education and clinical experience, this course prepares you to advise law firms, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues, and to testify in court as an expert witness. This CE activity was approved (for 42 contact hours) by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Outcomes
• • • •

Who Should Attend

Discuss legal terminology, medical malpractice, and the evolving legal system Demonstrate the knowledge of professional skills necessary to enhance your medical legal consulting role Identify new arenas for expanding your interests and skills for professional mobility and growth Consider and contrast working as a full-time, part-time, or freelance LegalNurse consultant

Anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues (but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the LegalNurse Consultant Certified [LNCC] exam after graduation).

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Legal Research
laWs2215C
Get introduced to a number of research materials. Develop a familiarity with the primary research tools by performing actual research.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) Credits: 3 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Gain competency with all legal research tools and the skills necessary to use other materials in the future • Learn techniques needed to assist attorneys in general or those in government practice

Who Should Attend
Persons who want to learn research and writing skills and gain a competency with legal research tools.

Legal Secretary Certificate Course
LAWS7300S
Gain new, marketable job skills if you are interested in a career change, or increase efficiency and productivity in your office if you are already working as a legal secretary.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 5.6 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $575

Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate knowledge of topics that will enhance your abilities as a legal secretary, such 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; computers; word and data processing; legal research; memoranda preparation; and citation format

Who Should Attend
Both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office environment.

Legal Writing
LAWS7220C
Practice the two essential skills for clear and effective legal writing: communicating effectively through the written word and working effectively. Apply the skills in paralegal duties.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: Up to 1 year Materials: Supplied – Additional textbook(s) required (sold separately) CEU: 4.5 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $395

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the basic legal documents most often associated with working in a law office, such as contracts, leases, wills, office memoranda, client letters, etc. • Improve legal writing by being able to identify issues, analyze them by applying law to fact, and write with clarity and good grammar • Explain the use of existing case law • Use proper citation

Who Should Attend
Persons who want to learn the skills of powerful and clear legal writing.

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Paralegal Certificate Course©
LAWS7000S
Learn how to work as a full- or part-time paralegal, or open your own freelance business. This course requires participating in two consecutive sessions, each lasting seven weeks, for a total of 14 weeks of online study. Pay your tuition when you enroll for the first seven-week session and you will automatically be placed in the next session. Graduate School USA, in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, offers this course that has been used by hundreds of colleges around the country for more than 20 years. The Center for Legal Studies is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations® and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America®, and is recognized as a premier provider of paralegal education. California paralegals may need to complete advanced course work to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 14 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 9.0 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $1,189

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • Interview witnesses Investigate complex fact patterns Research the law Prepare legal documents Assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation

Who Should Attend
Beginning legal workers as well as workers in any field whose job performance would benefit from a more advanced understanding of the principles and procedures of the legal system.

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course
LAWS7400S
Provide assistance to crime victims, both inside and outside the courtroom. Be prepared to work with state and county governments as an advocate for crime victims, assisting them in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 5.0 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $575

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss topics related to victim assistance, such as legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships, and crisis intervention • Demonstrate skills in counseling victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder, and homicide

Who Should Attend
Those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field.

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Earn Your Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Paralegal Studies
Our Advanced Paralegal Certificate is for people who have successfully completed the Paralegal Certificate Course©. Earning this certificate helps you expand your legal expertise beyond the basics and strengthens specific abilities related to your position or personal interests. As an online offering from the Center for Legal Studies, this program conveniently works within your office schedule.

LAWS9700S

To receive the Advanced Paralegal Certificate, you must successfully complete six of the following 14 advanced courses:
Advanced Legal Research LAWS9000S Education Law LAWS9435S Alternative Dispute Resolution LAWS9200S Estate Planning: Probate, Wills, and Trusts LAWS9325S Bankruptcy Law LAWS9185S Family Law LAWS9285S Business Law and Practices LAWS9355S Immigration Law LAWS9525S Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties LAWS9155S Intellectual Property LAWS9535S Criminal Law LAWS9255S Victim Advocacy LAWS9225S 2012 Graduate School • (866) 448-9740Law LAWS9625S Criminal Procedure LAWS9425S Water • Fax (720) 963-6241 • graduateschool.edu

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Advanced Legal Research
LAWS9000S
Become invaluable to your attorney and clients by learning specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library and elsewhere. Learn advanced computer-assisted legal research and hard-copy research, including time-saving devices in legal research and writing. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• Use legal resources available in law libraries and on the Internet • Plan and implement legal research projects, emphasizing appropriate use of Internet resources • Develop skills to efficiently conduct Westlaw® searches and to effectively use Westlaw and other online databases

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of legal research.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAWS9200S
Learn dispute resolution techniques that may better suit the needs of parties than does traditional litigation. Become trained in the art of negotiation and participate in conflict mediation processes. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• Use the art and techniques of negotiation and conflict mediation • Exhibit knowledge of ADR processes, methods, and implementation • Explain the role of the mediator and the ethical considerations involved in dispute resolution

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of alternative dispute resolution.

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Bankruptcy Law
LAWS9185S
Learn to examine the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapters 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization), by studying the Bankruptcy Code in depth. Learn how to prepare the most important bankruptcy forms. This course is part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the fundamentals and complexities of bankruptcy law • Prepare key bankruptcy forms • Explain the debtor-creditor relationship and the differences between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy under both Chapters 7 and 11

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of bankruptcy law.

Business Law and Practices
LAWS9355S
Discover the law and practice of business organizations and the paralegal’s potential functions in this area of law. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the legal environments in which businesses operate • Discuss agency law • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental structure and most important legal doctrines relating to general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, small closely held corporations, and large publicly traded corporations • Discuss the issues related to providing counsel to businesses

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of business law.

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
LAWS9155S
Master the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution. Investigate issues of individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 claims. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, the constitutional roles of the legislative and executive branches, due process of law, and individual rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights • Explain issues of individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 claims, emphasizing redress for violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution • Discuss trends relating to the U.S. Supreme Court

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice areas of constitutional law and civil liberties.

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Criminal Law
LAWS9255S
Gain valuable knowledge regarding the concept of punishment and the burden of proof for criminal defenses. Learn common terminology in criminal law and how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the notion of punishment in society and the development of the ideas of crime, burden of proof, and criminal defenses • List the most common crimes • Use common terminology in criminal law and learn how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements • Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles and procedures of criminal law, including the sources and types of law, due process, and the role of the judicial system and its components

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of criminal law.

Criminal Procedure
LAWS9425S
Gain a clear and concise overview of the constitutional protections that are provided to the accused in the United States. The knowledge gained in this course is essential to full- or part-time law office employment, as well as employment with government agencies in the criminal justice system. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the law of search and seizure, Miranda rights, Fifth Amendment protection, and the right to an attorney • Discuss the protections’ impact on our law enforcement system

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of criminal procedure.

Education Law
LAWS9435S
Learn the laws that govern America’s public school system, as well as home schooling, including student rights regarding discipline, suspension, personal grooming, testing and grading, and drug testing. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• Discuss the laws that govern America’s public schools, including student rights regarding suspension, discipline, personal appearance, testing and grading, freedom of speech, and drug testing

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of education law.

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Estate Planning: Probate, Wills, and Trusts
LAWS9325S
Discover the paralegal’s role in estate planning. Learn the requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the fundamentals of the legal issues involved in planning for death, including probate, wills, and trusts • Discuss the paralegal’s role in estate planning • List the requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice areas of estate planning, probate, wills, and trusts.

Family Law
LAWS9285S
Learn the law as it pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • • • • • • Discuss the legal aspects of family law Employ the terminology used in family law Discuss family law’s key procedural concerns Describe important aspects of property division, alimony, custody, and support Explain the differences between community and separate property Discuss the classification of property and the impact of such classification Explain post-divorce collection actions and necessary court actions after a divorce Discuss the role of the paralegal in family law practice Explain the importance of mediation of domestic issues

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Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of family law.

Immigration Law
LAWS9525S
Explore all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. Find the information gained in this course especially helpful in a rapidly growing specialty in the law. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Explain the statutory requirement for obtaining citizenship and visas • Discuss paralegal appearances in administrative law courts dealing with immigration and naturalization matters; the client’s relying on your firm to keep him or her from being expelled from this country, and possibly from ruining his or her career and family; medical waiver forms; and the Fleuti doctrine

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of immigration law.

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Intellectual Property
LAWS9535S
Get in on the cutting edge with in-depth instruction in one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of the law. Paralegals in this exciting area work on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and much more. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Explain legal aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of intellectual property.

Victim Advocacy
LAWS9225S
Become trained and qualified to provide assistance to crime victims. This course provides an overview of criminal procedure and discusses the devastating effects crime can have on its victims. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275 Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 7 weeks Materials: Purchase textbooks separately at legalstudies.com, or call (800) 522-7737. CEU: 4.5 Schedule: August 22 – October 7, 2011 October 17 – December 2, 2011 January 9 – February 24, 2012 March 5 – April 20, 2012 April 30 – June 15, 2012 Tuition: $275

Learning Outcomes
• Learn how to provide effective assistance to crime victims, both inside and outside of the courtroom • Discuss the paralegal’s role as a victim advocate • Discuss topics such as crisis intervention, sexual assault, domestic violence, grief counseling, temporary restraining orders, ethics, and community counseling

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of victim advocacy.

Water Law

LAWS9625S
Learn how the law has influenced the growth of the West and the various forms of ownership that people can exercise over the inland waters of the United States. Particular emphasis is given to adjudication of competing claims to a finite resource, water. This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
• Appreciate the importance of allocation of water resources in the American West • Explain common law and civil law approaches to the distribution of water in arid regions, the transportation of water from one basin to another, and a hierarchy of competing uses for the water • Discuss Colorado’s unique system of water courts and water judges

Who Should Attend
Professionals who seek concentrated study of the specific paralegal practice area of water law.

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Basic Project Management
ProJ7001N Course Details Media: GS Classic Printed Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: Up to 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 2.4 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $195 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.
Develop strong, solid work habits for managing projects in the workplace. Explore each step of project management as you complete a case exercise in which you run a small project for a fictitious agency. Equivalent to 24 classroom hours.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Define project objectives Put a project tracking system in place Plan and schedule a project, from start to finish Evaluate a project effectively

Who Should Attend
Employees who have, or will have, the responsibility for running a small project under the direction of a manager. Employees preparing for supervisory or managerial positions will also benefit. Not intended for those with extensive project management expertise.

Earned Value Management
ProJ8500A
Gain an understanding of earned value management (EVM) by learning the valuable concepts and essential core components of EVM. Build a foundation for success in managing projects, especially information technology (IT) projects. • • • • Online independent study course Three-week access to recorded lectures and content Weekly assignments Instructor support via email

Course Details Media: GS Connect Independent Instruction: Self-paced with instructor assistance and feedback Duration: 3 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 0.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $595 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Identify the types of projects that need an earned value management approach • Identify the status and results of a project using EVM control charts • Compare actual performance with planned performance, analyze variances, and evaluate possible alternatives • Calculate cost and schedule variances, and estimate at completion

Who Should Attend
Project managers and others who have oversight responsibility for projects in federal agencies.

PMP® Exam Preparation
ProJ8395A
Establish your credential as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) by taking a Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., certification examination. This online, self-study course is offered through a partnership with the University Learning Institute (ULI), and it provides interactive lessons, a practice test bank of nearly 500 questions you can use as an examination simulation, and more. You receive a six-month license to use the course online. Note: Registration may only be cancelled with partial refund within two weeks of registration; $125 will be deducted for test and materials. Mac users can take the course but will not be able to access the test bank without Windows. This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Project Management.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: 6 months Materials: All supplied CEU: 5.6 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $1,095 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• • • • Explain the core competencies of project management Prepare to pass the PMP certification examination Complete the certification exam application Recognize the examination format

Who Should Attend
Project managers who need to pass a PMI certification examination and who wish to prepare at their own pace.

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Project Management
ProJ1101A
Learn to organize your project, track costs and time expenditures, manage quality and risk, evaluate human resources requirements, and overcome potential obstacles. Whether managing an office move, implementing a new accounting system, or launching a special program initiative, this course gives you the crucial skills for success. Participants spend four to five hours per week completing independent study assignments under the guidance of a seasoned project management professional. Note: This course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide—4th Edition, which covers all related best practices. This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Program and Management Analysis, Personal Property Management, Human Resources Management, and Project Management.

Course Details Media: GS Classic Online Instruction: Self-paced with assistance available as needed Duration: 16 weeks Materials: All supplied CEU: 3.0 Schedule: Enroll anytime Tuition: $1,245 A similar classroom-based course is available. See page 82.

Learning Outcomes
• Be familiar with the project management processes and best practices defined in the PMBOK® Guide • Understand how to use the Road Map to Good Project Management • Explain the main tasks involved in, and outposts of, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects • Be able to effectively plan, schedule, and control your projects

Who Should Attend
Project managers, team leaders, team members, and other professionals who want to learn how to complete projects on time and within budget and meet quality standards. Participants who prefer a classroom version of the course should register for Project Management (PGMT7005D).

Continuing education is important for my career.
how do i fit it into my busy schedule?
At Graduate School USA, we understand the challenges faced by today’s professionals. You have to stay at the top of your game while balancing the time requirements of your work and personal life. that’s why we offer more than 160 distance education courses in over a dozen subject areas, designed to help you advance your knowledge at your own pace, when and where it is most convenient for you. for more details or to register for distance education classes: • Call our Distance Education office at (866) 448-9740 • Email us at distance@graduateschool.edu

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About Graduate School USA
Dedicated to lifelong learning for 90 years, Graduate School USA is recognized as a comprehensive educational institution. The School is known not only for the exceptional training and continuing education it provides, but also for the renowned practitioner-centered classroom experience that it delivers to the government sector, to the DC community taking our evening and weekend courses, and to those who access School resources through our distance education capabilities. Our niche and primary goal has always been to focus on professional and occupational success contributing to individual personal growth — whether we’re helping government employees to do their jobs more effectively or helping members of the community better position themselves to enter the workforce or move up in their careers. Graduate School USA is an independent, not-for-profit, forward-looking educational institution headquartered in the nation’s capital with field offices located across the United States. We are pleased to have helped more than three million people change the quality of their lives through the education and training we provide. Recognizing that people learn in many ways, Graduate School USA created the Center for Government Training and Professional Development to offer opportunities for working adults in government, private, and not-for-profit organizations to grow and mature in their chosen fields. Through our courses and programs, individuals improve on the job and become better leaders, managers, and citizens. The accreditation of the School by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education in 2007 brought about an opportunity to expand our proud 90-year history. This recognition allowed us to move from our parent U.S. Department of Agriculture to become an independent education institution. As a result, Academic Programs was created to enhance the School’s portfolio through the creation of programs leading to degrees and adult continuing education, emphasizing professional certifications and personal enrichment. This structure enables the School to be more flexible in responding to the changing needs of a global society, reaching out to learners who need basic skills or professionals who need thought challenges to advance their organizations. Consistent with our legacy, Graduate School USA continues to adapt and lead as the demographics evolve, remaining a resource for professional and personal growth and development. development, be successful in meeting employment requirements, and contribute to organizational effectiveness. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) Continuing Education Units provide a nationally recognized permanent record of your lifelong learning experiences. In addition, the CEUs you earn in our training courses may be used to satisfy some of the requirements for our certificates of accomplishment. You receive one CEU for every 10 hours of participation in our courses (excluding lunch and breaks). Completing our CEU/CPE registration form enables us to track and maintain your record of accumulated CEUs throughout your career, regardless of where you work. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) CREDITS Graduate School USA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org. For complete program information, as required by NASBA Standard No. 8, please visit us online at graduateschool.edu, or call (888) 744-GRAD. In addition, Graduate School USA has sponsorship agreements with the following state boards of accountancy that recognize us as an approved source for Continuing Professional Education credit for licensing purposes.

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GRADUATE SCHOOL USA MISSION Graduate School USA is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution headquartered in the nation’s capital with additional sites strategically located throughout the U.S. The School engages a diverse student population through innovative, as well as proven, approaches to teaching and learning that take advantage of its locations, network of public and corporate leaders and practitioners, state-of-the-art technologies, and connections with major employers. The School provides a broad array of learning opportunities in formats accessible to adult learners everywhere through affordable training programs, continuing education courses, executive and leadership development programs, and credit offerings at the certificate and associate degree levels. By providing challenging education and training opportunities to aspiring and seasoned professionals, Graduate School USA prepares individuals to enter and advance in careers in government, as well as related pursuits with private and not-for-profit organizations. Working adults enhance career skills and abilities, develop new competencies and qualifications, and expand their understanding of the ideals of a democratic society. Education, training, and consulting services position governments and organizations to operate more effectively and efficiently in reaching mission-critical goals. The School fosters individual and organizational success through a supportive, practitioner-centered environment where public service is revered and learners become leaders. With unparalleled access to developments in the workplace, Graduate School USA maintains up-to-date curriculums, allowing learners to remain current at every stage of their career and personal

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Each course is led by an experienced and knowledgeable legal instructor. You have direct interactions with the instructor and other students through use of email and discussion boards. You email all written assignments and exams to the instructor, who assigns grades. When all assignments and tests have been successfully completed, Graduate School USA will award a certificate of completion and CEUs. How to Order Textbooks To order textbooks, call the Center for Legal Studies at (800) 5227737, or visit legalstudies.com. About the Center for Legal Studies The Center for Legal Studies (CLS) has successfully delivered online and live legal education for over 20 years. CLS is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations® and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America®. To learn more about CLS, go to legalstudies.com.

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE®) COLLEGE CREDIT RECOMMENDATION SERVICE Many of our distance education training courses have been recommended to receive college credit by the American Council on Education® College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE/CREDIT). This means that many of the courses are transferable into degree programs at colleges and universities throughout the country. Courses with ACE/CREDIT recommendation require supervised (proctored) examinations. To pass the courses, you must earn a minimum combined grade of 70 percent, or “C” (2.0 or higher on a scale of 0 to 4), for all assignments and the examination(s).

Withdrawal and Refund Policies
All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to distance@graduateschool.edu or by fax to (720) 963-6241. The cancellation and/or refund request date will be the date the email or fax is received by Graduate School USA. Please allow up to 30 days to receive a refund.

General Policies
GUARANTEE We have always guaranteed the quality of our courses and services. Our courses and the other services we offer consistently receive high ratings for being well delivered, relevant, and timely. If you are not satisfied that we have met the stated objectives of the course or services performed, contact us via email at distance@graduateschool.edu or call (866) 448-9740 to tell us why. We will either give you a refund or apply the amount toward the fee for another Graduate School USA course or service. TRAINING ACCESSIBILITY We make every practical effort to ensure that our training programs are accessible to physically challenged students. Contact us at (866) 448-9740 to discuss specific needs and arrangements.

GS CONNECT LIVE COURSES You may receive a full refund if the refund request is received more than 14 calendar days before the class or program begins. After that date, you may substitute another participant or transfer to another session, but refunds will not be made. GS CONNECT INDEPENDENT AND GS CLASSIC COURSES You may receive a refund only under the following conditions: • The written refund request must be received within 90 calendar days of the enrollment date. • No lessons have been submitted. • All books, course guides, and other materials must have been returned to, and received by, Graduate School USA in their original condition if the course materials were included as part of the tuition. • There will be a nonrefundable $50 processing fee for instructorassisted courses. Refunds will not be made to any participant withdrawn from a course for failure to complete the course in the time allowed. In these cases, the participant must pay a $50 extension fee to continue in the course after the withdrawal date. ONLINE PARALEGAL COURSES You may cancel your registration with a full tuition refund only if you officially withdraw from a course prior to the Wednesday before the class begins. You may cancel your registration with a 50% tuition refund if you withdraw anytime between the Thursday before the course begins through the first Thursday of the class. After the first Thursday of a class, no refunds will be issued. There are no exceptions to this refund policy.

Online Classroom Partnerships
To fully meet your changing training and education needs, Graduate School USA partners with several quality educational organizations to bring you a wide array of exceptional online educational opportunities. ONLINE PARALEGAL COURSES These courses are administered by the Center for Legal Studies and are offered during several sessions scheduled throughout the year. Each intensive session lasts seven weeks. Course Procedures All courses are conducted via the WebCT platform. Once you are registered, we email a confirmation. On the day your session starts, the Center for Legal Studies will email you a password and information you need to access the course website.

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Ordering Textbooks
note: The information below applies only to GS Classic courses. Information on acquiring textbooks for GS Connect courses and the online paralegal courses can be found in the course descriptions. If your course requires additional texts, you may order them from Specialty Books, a private company that services institutions, programs, and students enrolled in distance learning and nontraditional programs. Order books using the following options: • Call (800) 466-1365, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern time. • Order online from the virtual bookstore 24 hours a day: graduateschool.edu/books. Click on “Purchase Distance Education & Self-Paced Training Textbooks” and select your subject area, then select your course. ABOUT SPECIALTY BOOKS, INC. • Orders are immediately processed and, if received before 5 p.m. Eastern time, qualify for same-day dispatch; orders received after that are dispatched the next business day. • All major credit cards are accepted. • Most course materials are sent via UPS; however, the U.S. Postal Service is used for students who receive mail from a post office box or who have either an APO or FPO address. • Payment may also be made by check, money order, or government purchase order. • A full refund is offered on any orders returned within 14 days of purchase. • A reference department contains dictionaries, test preparation resources, and more. • A textbook buyback program is offered. • Associated materials, opportunities to purchase brand-name software, and education discount prices are available. • You may also search for educationally priced software by title, publisher, or ISBN.

Course Levels
The first numeric character in the course code number designates course level. 0001-0333 Enrichment and non-credit 1000-1999 Freshman-level undergraduate 2000-2999 Sophomore-level undergraduate 3000-3999 Junior-level undergraduate 4000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate 5000-5999 Graduate level 6000-6999 Expert level 7000-7999 Introductory short courses, workshops, specially arranged courses 8000-8999 Intermediate short courses, workshops, specially arranged courses 9000-9999 Advanced short courses, workshops, specially arranged courses, certificate programs

Transcripts
The Office of the Registrar maintains the official records of all students. All information is held in confidence and released only in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended in 1955. transcripts are $5 each and may be obtained by writing to: Office of the Registrar Graduate School USA 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20024-2520 Payment should be in the form of personal check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or cashier’s check. Allow two weeks for processing. Transcripts are not released to students who have outstanding financial obligations to the School. More information is available at graduateschool.edu/transcripts.

Course Credit Information
Our catalog represents the cooperative efforts of many individuals. Schedules, instructors, and/or policies are subject to change. Please visit graduateschool.edu for the most current information. We appreciate your patience and your business. CERTIFICATES OF ACCOMPLISHMENT Graduate School USA offers certificates of accomplishment for comprehensive study in multiple program areas. Two-thirds of the total number of credits must be taken at Graduate School USA. Onethird may be considered for waiver based on courses completed at other educational institutions and/or specific work experience. For more information, visit graduateschool.edu/certificates, call (888) 744-GRAD and ask for a certificate counselor, or email certificates@ graduateschool.edu.

Registration Methods and Payment Information
You may register by submitting an approved training nomination form (SF182), purchase order, or your employer’s training form. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Smart Pay, EFT, cash, check, or money order (made payable to Graduate School USA in U.S. currency). Whatever method you use, please be sure to include the following information: • Student name, preferred mailing address, telephone number, email address, and position title • Course title and nine-character course code If your employer is paying the course tuition, please provide: • Signatures of the officials responsible for approving employee training • Approving officials’ names, work addresses, and telephone numbers • Employer’s billing address and telephone number • Purchase order number or billing number

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DEFERRED ENROLLMENT Pre-enroll students even if specific students have not been identified. You receive a deferred enrollment certificate for each paid tuition. We send out the course when we receive the certificate, on which you have provided the student’s name and address. ADVANCE PAYMENT ACCOUNT Deposit funds into an account and charge enrollments against the account balance. We maintain records of account activity and notify you when the account balance is approaching zero. By using one of these plans, you consolidate the payment process for many students into one bill. In addition, we do not need registration forms for individual students. All we need are the students’ names and mailing addresses. GSA SCHEDULE 874 (MOBIS) Graduate School USA is approved under categories 874.2, 874.3, 874.4, and 874.8 of the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 874, Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS). Our contract numbers are GS-02F-0107N and GS-10F-0228P. Additional information can be found on the Graduate School USA website at graduateschool.edu and on the GSA website at www.gsaadvantage.gov. personally identifiable information in accordance with FERPA laws. There are several exceptions to this policy wherein Graduate School USA discloses records without the written consent of the student, and they are listed below:
1. To school officials determined by Graduate School USA to have a legitimate educational interest. A school official is determined to have a legitimate educational interest if the information requested is necessary for that official to (a) perform appropriate tasks that are specified in his or her position description or by a contract agreement; (b) perform a task related to a student’s education; (c) perform a task related to the discipline of a student; (d) provide a service or benefit relating to the student or student’s family, such as healthcare, counseling, job placement, or financial aid. 2. To agents acting on behalf of the institution (e.g., clearinghouses, degree/ enrollment verifiers). 3. To authorized representatives of the following government entities if the disclosure is in connection with an audit or evaluation of federal or state supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with federal legal requirements that relate to those programs: Comptroller General of the United States, Secretary of Education, United States Attorney General, and state educational authorities. 4. To U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials. 5. To other schools at which the student seeks or intends to enroll. 6. In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. 7. To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of Graduate School USA. 8. To accrediting organizations, including individuals or visiting committees, to carry out their functions. 9. To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena. 10. To appropriate parties if a health or safety emergency exists and the information will assist in resolving the emergency. 11. To an alleged victim of any crime of violence of the results of any institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding the alleged perpetrator of that crime with respect to that crime. 12. To anyone requesting the final results of a disciplinary hearing against an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense (Foley Amendment). 13. To the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) for purposes of the Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students. 14. To the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for purposes of complying with the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. 15. If required by a state law requiring disclosure that was adopted before November 19, 1974. 16. To comply with a court order obtained under the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 for education records considered relevant to a terrorism investigation or prosecution, without advance notice to the student. 17. Graduate School USA retains discretion to disclose to a student’s parents information regarding any violation of law or of School rule or policy as to alcohol or controlled substances use or possession, if the student is under age 21 at the time of the disclosure and Graduate School USA determines that such alcohol/drug use or possession constitutes a disciplinary violation (Warner Amendment).

An Equal Opportunity Provider
Graduate School USA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and, where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (interpreters, Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Carolyn Nelson, ADA coordinator, at (202) 314-3349. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: Susan Seling, Director Human Capital Management Graduate School USA 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 180 Washington, DC 20024 Graduate School USA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Personally identifiable information required by Graduate School USA to create your enrollment record is held in confidence under provisions established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as amended in 1995. Graduate School USA does not rent or sell any email addresses or other contact information that is provided by our students or collected regarding our students. We maintain ownership of and control the use of your

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Distance Education Meets Special Training Challenges for Employees in Remote Locations or Overseas
Satisfying the training needs of employees in remote and foreign locations presents a continuing problem to many government agencies — classroom sessions may be unavailable or require expensive travel. Take advantage of our experience in training students in remote or foreign locations. • Many courses are online. • Paper-based courses are shipped to students anywhere in the world. • Students can complete some courses with little or no instructor assistance; in other courses, instructors are available by email. • Administrative assistance is available by email, phone, or fax. • Email, phone, or fax can be used for registration, instructor assistance, time-limit extension, change of address, and submission of tests.

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Fax your completed training authorization form to (720) 963-6241.

by mail
Send your completed training authorization form to Graduate School USA Distance Education P.O. Box 25605 Denver, CO 80225-0605

Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning Program Reserved Rights:
We make every effort to ensure that each course is offered as advertised. However, we reserve the right to make changes to any of the products or programs described on our website or in our published catalogs/brochures without notice or liability. The changes could include modifying course content and materials for continuous course improvement and/or academic obligation; changing tuition prices, registration terms, and conditions; canceling a class due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment; and making reasonable changes to class start and end dates and time tables. The Distance Education and Technology-Enabled Learning (DE&TEL) program endeavors to give enrollees as much advance notice as possible of any change to their enrollment. If we must cancel a class or change session dates, enrolled participants will be informed immediately. In the event of changes made to our products or programs, the DE&TEL program’s sole liability is limited to the refunding of any tuition or fees paid for any cancelled or rescheduled classes, and the DE&TEL program is not responsible for any enrollee’s incidental or consequential loss.

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Graduate School USA conducts hundreds of classroom-based courses in major cities around the country every year. Several of these provide learning content that is related to many of the distance education courses found in this catalog. if you have an interest in classroom-based learning, the table below presents a listing of our distance education courses matched to related classroom-based courses. to view listings of upcoming dates and locations for these classroom courses, please visit graduateschool.edu/relatedcourses.

Distance Education Course
ACCouNtiNg/BuDgEt/FiNANCE Federal Government Accounting I (ACCT2260C) Fundamentals of Federal Budgeting (BUDG7501A)

Related Classroom Course
Introduction to Federal Accounting (ACCT7001D) Federal Budget Process (BUDG7103D) Federal Budgeting for Non-Budgeting Personnel (BUDG7000D) Introduction to Federal Budgeting (BUDG7001D) Accounting for Non-Accountants (ACCT7000D) Introduction to Federal Accounting (ACCT7001D) Federal Budget Process (BUDG7103D) Federal Budgeting for Non-Budgeting Personnel (BUDG7000D) Introduction to Federal Budgeting (BUDG7001D)

Introduction to Federal Accounting (ACCT7120N)

Introduction to Federal Budgeting (BUDG7001N) AuDitiNg Developing Performance Audit Findings (AUDT8500A) Planning Audit Assignments (AUDT8047A) Practical Statistical Sampling for Auditors (AUDT9100A) CommuNiCAtioNs Creative Problem Solving (ADMB7502A) Winning Customer Service (COMM7510A) EDitiNg Proofreading (EDIT1160C) Proofreading (EDIT7051N) ENglish AND WRitiNg English Grammar and Usage (ENGL7051N) Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7510A) Mastering English Grammar (ENGL1045C) Practical Writing (WRIT1810A) Put It in Writing (WRIT7003N) Thinking Critically, Writing Clearly (WRIT7101A) Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business (WRIT7102C) Writing Reports and Other Workplace Documents (WRIT2301C) The Basics of Clear Government Writing (WRIT7986A) Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively (ENGL0040C) Writing Short Informational Reports (WRIT7003N) Writing Workshop (WRIT7109A) humAN REsouRCEs

Developing and Presenting Audit Findings (AUDT7021G) Planning Audit Assignments (AUDT8451G) Practical Statistical Sampling for Auditors (AUDT8112G) Creative Problem Solving (ADMB7002D) Customer Service Excellence (ADMB7003D) Effective Communication with Customers (COMM8000D)

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION Proofreading (EDIT7001D)
Proofreading (EDIT7001D) Essentials of English (ENGL7000D) Grammar for Professionals (ENGL7005D) Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7010D) Grammar for Professionals (ENGL7005D) Writing for Results (WRIT7110D) Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7010D) Clear Writing through Critical Thinking (WRIT7100D) Effective Government Correspondence (WRIT7007D) Writing for Results (WRIT7110D) Report Writing (WRIT7020D) Effective Government Correspondence (WRIT7007D) Essentials of English (ENGL7000D) Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7010D) Report Writing (WRIT7020D) Clear Writing through Critical Thinking (WRIT7100D) Writing for Results (WRIT7110D)

CLASSIFICATION
Fair Labor Standards Act (CLAS7102A) Fair Labor Standards Act (CLAS7101D) Federal Position Management (CLAS7012D)

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Federal Classification (CLAS7052A) Position Classification: An Introduction (CLAS7051N) Position Classification (CLAS7003D) Principles of Classification (CLAS7900D) Position Classification (CLAS7003D) Principles of Classification (CLAS7900D) Using Federal HR Flexibilities (STAF8013D) Federal Pay Setting (STAF9002D) Federal Pay Setting (STAF9002D) Federal Labor Relations (LABR7010D) Federal Employee Performance Standards (LABR7014D) Federal Performance Management (LABR7013D) Employee Conduct and Performance (LABR7011D) Federal Performance Management (LABR7013D) Adverse and Performance-Based Actions (LABR7100D) Employee Conduct and Performance (LABR7011D) Federal EEO Counseling (EEOP7101D) EEO in the Federal Sector (EEOP7012D) EEO for Supervisors and Managers (EEOP8101D) EEO in the Federal Sector (EEOP7012D) EEO for Supervisors and Managers (EEOP8101D) Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees (EEOP0010D) Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors (EEOP0011D) Processing Federal Personnel Actions (STAF7010D) Processing Federal Personnel Actions (STAF7010D) Calculating Service Computation Dates (STAF7602D) Federal Human Resources Management for Administrative Personnel (PMGT8007D) Federal Human Resources Management (PERS1731A) Federal Human Resources Management for Supervisors and Managers (PMGT7102D) Federal Human Resources Management (PMGT7011D)

COMPENSATION
Pay Options for Recruitment and Retention (PADM7003N) Pay Setting for FWS Positions (PADM7001N) Pay Setting for GS Positions (PADM7002N)

EMPLOyEE AND LABOR RELATIONS
Basic Labor Relations (LABR7051N) Developing Performance Standards (LABR7007A) Improving Employee Performance (SUPV7007N) Solving Performance and Conduct Problems (LABR7052N)

EqUAL EMPLOyMENT OPPORTUNITy
EEO Counseling (EEOP7002N) EEO – Its Place in the Federal Government (EEOP7051N) Introduction to Federal EEO (EEOP7004N) Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (EEOP7003N)

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Advanced Processing Personnel Actions (PROC9003N) Basic Processing Personnel Actions (PROC7003N) Calculating Service Computation Dates (PROC7002N)

RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT
Adjudicating and Applying Veterans’ Preference (STAF8607A) Basic Staffing and Placement (STAF7100N) Federal Staffing (STAF7102A) qualification Standards for GS Positions (STAF7051N) Reduction-in-Force (STAF7052N) Adjudicating and Applying Veterans’ Preference (STAF8007D) Federal Staffing and Placement (STAF7009D) Staffing for Support Staff (STAF7001D) Federal Staffing and Placement (STAF7009D) Staffing for Support Staff (STAF7001D) qualifications Analysis (STAF7023D) Planning and Conducting a RIF (STAF7015D) Pre-Retirement Planning (BENE7102D) Pre-Retirement Planning (CSRS Participants Only) (BENE7120D) Pre-Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BENE7201D)

RETIREMENT PLANNING
CSRS Retirement Planning (BENE7520A) CSRS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BENE7620A)

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CLASSrooM-BASED oPtioNS
FERS Mid-Career Retirement Planning (BENE7530A) FERS Retirement Planning (BENE7510A) FERS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BENE7720A) iNFoRmAtioN tEChNology Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction (DBAS7515A) Microsoft Access 2007: Intermediate (DBAS8515A) Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction (SPRD7578A) Microsoft Excel 2007: Intermediate (SPRD8578A) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Introduction (PRES7568A) Microsoft Project 2007 (PROJ7590A) Microsoft Word 2007: Introduction (WORD7568A) mANAgEmENt AND supERvisioN Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction (DBAS7125T) Microsoft Access 2007: Intermediate (DBAS8125T) Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction (SPRD7978T) Microsoft Excel 2007: Intermediate (SPRD8978T) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Introduction (PRES7959T) Microsoft Project 2007 (PROJ7990T) Microsoft Word 2007: Introduction (WORD7980T) Mid-Career Retirement Planning (FERS Participants Only) (BENE8120D) Pre-Retirement Planning (BENE7102D) Pre-Retirement Planning (FERS Participants Only) (BENE7110D) Pre-Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BENE7201D)

GENERAL SUPERVISION
Effective Work Delegation (SUPV7056N) Introduction to Human Resources Management for Supervisors (SUPV7018N) Introduction to Supervision (SUPV3101N) Performance Feedback (SUPV7008A) Planning and Describing Positions for Supervisors (SUPV7061N) Staffing and Placement for Supervisors (SUPV7010N) Success-Oriented Supervision (SUPV7202C) Time Management for Supervisors (SUPV7051N) Introduction to Management (MGMT7099D) Federal Human Resources Management for Supervisors and Managers (PMGT7102D) Federal Human Resources Management (PMGT7011D) Introduction to Supervision (SUPV7001D) Employee Conduct and Performance (LABR7011D) Federal Performance Management (LABR7013D) Position SUPERVISION MANAGEMENT AND Classification for Non-Classifiers (CLAS8102D) Staffing for Support Staff (STAF7001D) Time Management (ADMB7028D) Assertiveness Skills (COMM7001D) Assertive Supervision (SUPV7002N) Introduction to Supervision (SUPV7001D) Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors (ADMB7006D) Becoming a Motivational Leader (MGMT7903A) Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills (LEAD8500A) Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors (ADMB7506A) Leading Teams and Groups (TDEV8500A) mAthEmAtiCs AND stAtistiCs Elements of Statistics (STAT3350C) Practical Statistics (STAT7001N) pRojECt mANAgEmENt Basic Project Management (PROJ7001N) Earned Value Management (PROJ8500A) PMP® Exam Preparation (PROJ8395A) Project Management (PROJ1101A) Project Management for the Office Professional (ADMB7011D) Essential Elements of Earned Value Management (PROJ8003D) Preparing for the PMP® Exam (PROJ8295D) Project Management Fast Track (PROJ8300D) Project Management (PGMT7005D) Basic Statistics (STAT7001D) Basic Statistics (STAT7001D) Leadership Essentials (MGMT7020D) Preparing to Lead in the 21st Century (MGMT9020D) Increasing Personal Effectiveness (COMM7027D) Preparing to Lead in the 21st Century (MGMT9020D) Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors (ADMB7006D) Jump-Starting High-Performing Teams: The Fundamentals (TDEV7021D) Leading Teams and Groups (TDEV8200D) Introduction to Supervision (SUPV7001D)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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GS Connect expands your delivery options for distance education with extensive quality services that meet your time- and mission-critical training needs. This online platform brings the classroom to you in a whole new way with the use of interactive multimedia (audio and video) to deliver an engaging learning experience. Whether it’s training for all your employees or just for you, GS Connect has a distance education option that will meet your needs.

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GS Connect Live
GS Connect Live courses offer real-time, face-to-face access to the instructor over the Web; classes are also archived and can be viewed at any time during the course. These courses offer the same kind of quality interaction as our classroom-based courses.

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Mentoring and Coaching
We offer one-on-one mentoring by our experienced instructors or your expert. Coaching and career development services are available for individuals or small groups.

Various Activities
Courses contain a variety of activities, including videos, polls, and group work in breakout rooms.

Live Events
We send our production crews to your locations, and productions of the training are broadcast via the Internet to remote employees. You save on travel costs, and staff can still have that face-to-face experience! Don’t have the training space? Let us produce your live events in our studio!

Simulations
Learn how to use government websites, MS Office 2007, and other software by walking through simulations with one of our highly qualified instructors. You can even participate with our simulations on your own time!

Customized Courses • Let our qualified instructional designers create engaging training
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GS Connect Independent
GS Connect Independent courses with recorded media presentations offer the convenience of training anytime, anywhere. Instructors support classes by answering your email questions and facilitating some related discussion forums.

• Create courses from your content or ours. • Students may access archived video of live events. • Utilize the GS Connect modalities, which include live, independent, or a
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• Large or small events, one-on-one, team facilitation, and collaboration
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High-Quality Content
Students view video sessions of professionally produced content, delivered by the same skilled instructors who teach in our classrooms. Lessons containing Adobe® Captivate® sessions, which demonstrate how to use topical information, are included.

About GS Classic
GS Classic courses provide distance education and training utilizing traditional delivery mechanisms that have been proven effective by Graduate School USA over the past 70 years. Content is supplied through components in Printed, CD-ROM, and Online formats. Because these courses have demonstrated their effectiveness to distance learners over such a significant time period, you can be confident in their ability to help you reach your training and educational goals.

Study on Your Own Time
Content is broken into modules that can be reviewed in any order. Review the content that is pertinent to your skill set. Participate in the activities and watch videos as many times as you wish. Students complete activities after watching the modules of video. Many courses allow you to start whenever it is convenient for you.

Step-by-Step Process
Learn how to use software, forms, and manuals by watching our instructors show you how to step through procedures using the Captivate® instructions. It’s easy!

Two GS Connect Independent Formats
Most courses are cohort-based. These courses are designed so that you have the opportunity to interact with colleagues in instructor-moderated chat rooms. They contain rich media content, including video lectures presented by the same instructors who lecture in our face-to-face courses. Simulations, videos, and games are included in your classroom to create an engaging learning experience. You can now participate in these activities in both our Adobe Connect or Blackboard-based classrooms via your iPhone®, iPad®, or other mobile device. Taking classes has just become more convenient! Our retirement courses, and others which promote private interaction with the instructor, give you the best of two worlds. You can experience the interactivity of our rich media classrooms, but you will be able to interact privately with our instructors via email. Ask our experts those personal questions in guaranteed privacy.

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The ultimate in flexibility and portability, GS Classic Printed courses consist of workbooks and textbooks containing course content, reference materials, job aids, and exercises. Because everything is based on a preprinted format, the time and place you establish for learning is nearly limitless. If your lifestyle is “on-the-go,” or if your chosen profession demands that you be able to travel or perhaps even relocate at a moment’s notice, GS Classic Printed is an excellent option for you. And you retain the materials for future reference. GS Classic Printed courses are provided through instructor-assisted as well as self-paced formats. For courses that are instructor-assisted, you receive a course guide that tells you how to complete your course. It will also include exercises and supplemental materials. When assignments are completed, you send them to an instructor via email or postal mail for grading and feedback. Most of these courses are based on published textbooks or other references. Self-paced study courses enable you to evaluate your progress through self-check exercises and multiple-choice tests that you send in for grading.

GS Classic CD-ROM
No Internet access? No wireless hotspot? No problem! GS Classic CD-ROM provides course content on CDs, dramatically increasing the number of locations and times available for your learning. All of these courses are designed to be taken independently with no instructor interaction. Courses consist of several lessons that have practical exercises. Many also include case studies, reference materials, and job aids. And because you retain the CD after you’ve completed the course, you will always have this valuable resource available to reference as needed either on the job or in future classes.
Time Limits/Extensions Sign up anytime and complete your course(s) within the allotted time frame. We will send you a reminder midway through the enrollment period. Upon request, we can grant a two-month extension. Certificate of Completion Once you have successfully passed the course

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GS Classic Online
Our GS Classic Online courses are text-based, delivered via the Web. Some provide instructor interaction while others use an independent, self-paced learning format. For those that utilize an instructor, support is available via an online discussion forum or through email. Assignments are also submitted for instructor grading and feedback. Depending on the specific course, content may be obtained from electronic files downloaded from the course website, through textbooks that need to be purchased separately, or both. The courses are not only convenient and flexible, but they also allow you to tailor your progress to your own unique learning needs, skill level, and knowledge level. You can scan, review, study in-depth, or skip the content at your discretion. Our independent study online courses are designed to be taken at home or at the office, with the flexibility of when and where you have a computer with Internet access.

tests and/or assignments, we award you a certificate of completion.
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auditing
AUDT9100A Practical Statistical Sampling for Auditors

communications
ADMB7502A COMM7510A Creative Problem Solving Winning Customer Service

english and writing
WRIT8003A Writing for Web 2.0

human resources
BENE7500A Financial Planning for Federal Employees

information technology
DBAS8515A DBAS7515A SPRD8578A SPRD7578A PRES7568A PROJ7590A WORD7568A Microsoft Access 2007: Intermediate Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction Microsoft Excel 2007: Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007: Introduction Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Introduction Microsoft Project 2007 Microsoft Word 2007: Introduction

management and supervision
LEAD8500A LEAD9001A ADMB7506A TDEV8500A LEAD9002A LEAD8010A Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills Enabling Organizational Change Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors Leading Teams and Groups Leveraging Organizational Networks to Improve Performance your Personal Brand

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accounting/budget/finance
BUDG8013A ACqI9002A BUDG7501A The Congressional Budget Process Ethics Compliance and Enforcement Fundamentals of Federal Budgeting

auditing
AUDT9431A AUDT8431A AUDT8500A AUDT8047A Advanced Audit Report Writing for Supervisors Audit Report Writing Developing Performance Audit Findings Planning Audit Assignments

english and writing
WRIT7986A WRIT7510A The Basics of Clear Government Writing Fundamentals of Writing

human resources
STAF8607A CDEV7005A BENE7520A BENE7620A BENE7530A BENE7630A BENE7510A BENE7720A Adjudicating and Applying Veterans’ Preference Applying for Federal Jobs CSRS Retirement Planning CSRS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters FERS Mid-Career Retirement Planning FERS Orientation for New Employees FERS Retirement Planning FERS Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement and Firefighters

information technology
ENTR7001A SRTy8004A SRTy7030A Enterprise Architecture Overview Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information Security Awareness Training

project management
PROJ8500A Earned Value Management

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accounting/budget/finance
ACCT2250C ACCT2251C ACCT2252C ACCT2260C ACCT2261C ACCT2201C ACCT2202C BUDG7001N ACCT1101C ACCT1102C ACCT1103C ACCT8211C ACCT8212C Cost Accounting I: Job Order Cost Accounting Cost Accounting II: Process Cost Accounting Cost Accounting III: A Management Tool Federal Government Accounting I Federal Government Accounting II Intermediate Accounting I Intermediate Accounting II Introduction to Federal Budgeting Principles of Accounting I: Basic Principles Principles of Accounting II: Financial Accounting Principles of Accounting III: Managerial Accounting RUS Borrower Accounting (Electric) RUS Borrower Accounting (Telecommunications)

auditing
AUDT3401C AUDT3402C Internal Auditing I Internal Auditing II

editing
EDIT1140C EDIT1160C EDIT7051N Introduction to the Editing Process Proofreading Proofreading

engineering technology
ENGN8101C ENGN5501C ENGN5502C Basic Electricity Hydrology I Hydrology II

english and writing
ENGN8101C ENGL0036C ENGL1045C WRIT7003N WRIT7102C WRIT2301C ENGL0040C WRIT7004N English Grammar and Usage Expansion of Vocabulary Knowledge Mastering English Grammar Put It in Writing Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business Writing Reports and Other Workplace Documents Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively Writing Short Informational Reports

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human resources
PROC9003N LABR7051N PROC7003N STAF7100N PROC7002N EEOP7002N EEOP7051N PADM7003N PADM7001N PADM7002N PROC7001N CLAS7051N EEOP7003N STAF7051N STAF7052N LABR7052N Advanced Processing Personnel Actions Basic Labor Relations Basic Processing Personnel Actions Basic Staffing and Placement Calculating Service Computation Dates EEO Counseling EEO – Its Place in the Federal Government Pay Options for Recruitment and Retention Pay Setting for FWS Positions Pay Setting for GS Positions Personnel Procedures for Clerks and Assistants Position Classification: An Introduction Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace qualification Standards for GS Positions Reduction-in-Force Solving Performance and Conduct Problems

library and indexing techniQues
EDIT8361C EDIT7360C LIBT7245C LIBT7120C LIBT8135C LIBT7110C LIBT8220C Applied Indexing Basic Indexing Basic Reference Service and Reference Tools Descriptive Cataloging Descriptive Cataloging: Nonbook Materials Introduction to Library Techniques Subject Cataloging and Classification

management and supervision
SUPV7002N SUPV7056N SUPV7007N SUPV7101N SUPV7061N SUPV7202C SUPV7051N Assertive Supervision Effective Work Delegation Improving Employee Performance Introduction to Supervision Planning and Describing Positions for Supervisors Success-Oriented Supervision Time Management for Supervisors

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mathematics and statistics
MATH7101C MATH2210C MATH2211C MATH2250C STAT3350C STAT7001N Basic Mathematics Calculus I (Differential) Calculus II (Integral) College Algebra Elements of Statistics Practical Statistics

meteorology
METO3361C METO3362C METO1160C METO2260C METO2270C METO4461C METO4462C Dynamic Meteorology I Dynamic Meteorology II Introduction to Meteorology Physical Meteorology Satellite Meteorology Synoptic Meteorology I Synoptic Meteorology II

paralegal studies
LAWS3310C LAWS1120C LAWS7335C LAWS1110C LAWS7116C LAWS2215C LAWS7220C Administrative Law and Procedure Business Law I The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act Introduction to Law for Paralegals Legal Ethics Legal Research Legal Writing

project management
PROJ7001N Basic Project Management

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accounting/budget/finance
BUDG7052N ACCT7120N BUDG7001N Controlling a Budget Introduction to Federal Accounting Introduction to Federal Budgeting

human resources
PROC9003N PROC7003N PROC7002N LABR7007N EEOP7002N EEOP7051N EEOP7004N EEOP7005N PROC7001N EEOP7003N STAF7051N Advanced Processing Personnel Actions Basic Processing Personnel Actions Calculating Service Computation Dates Developing Performance Standards EEO Counseling EEO – Its Place in the Federal Government Introduction to Federal EEO No FEAR Act Personnel Procedures for Clerks and Assistants Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace qualification Standards for GS Positions

management and supervision
SUPV7018N SUPV7005N SUPV7010N Introduction to Human Resources Management for Supervisors Managing Attendance and Leave for Supervisors Staffing and Placement for Supervisors

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english and writing
WRIT1810A WRIT7101A WRIT7109A Practical Writing Thinking Critically, Writing Clearly Writing Workshop

human resources
CLAS7102A CLAS7052A PERS1731A STAF7102A Fair Labor Standards Act Federal Classification Federal Human Resources Management Federal Staffing

management and supervision
MGMT7903A LABR7007A SUPV7008A Becoming a Motivational Leader Developing Performance Standards Performance Feedback

paralegal studies
LAWS9000S LAWS9555S LAWS9200S LAWS9185S LAWS9355S LAWS9700S LAWS9155S LAWS9255S LAWS9425S LAWS9435S LAWS9325S LAWS9285S LAWS9525S LAWS9535S LAWS7200S LAWS7100S LAWS7300S LAWS7000S LAWS9225S LAWS7400S LAWS9625S Advanced Legal Research Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate Course Alternative Dispute Resolution Bankruptcy Law Business Law and Practices Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Paralegal Studies Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Education Law Estate Planning: Probate, Wills, and Trusts Family Law Immigration Law Intellectual Property Legal Investigation Certificate Course LegalNurse Consultant Training Course Legal Secretary Certificate Course Paralegal Certificate Course© Victim Advocacy Victim Advocacy Certificate Course Water Law

project management
PROJ8395A PROJ1101A PMP® Exam Preparation Project Management

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A
Access 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . .43–44, 86 accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–14 certificate of accomplishment . . . . . 7 accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 administrative law and procedure . . . 63 advance payment accounts . . . . . . . . 78 algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 90 alphabetical list of courses . . . . 97–100 alternative dispute resolution . . . . . . 68 American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE®/CREDIT) . . . . . . . . . . . 76, 84 applied indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 applying for federal jobs . . . . . . . 37, 87 attendance management . . . . . . . 52, 91 auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–18 computer security . . . . . . . . . . . 47–48 conduct problem resolution . . . . . 32, 89 congressional budget process . . . . 7, 87 constitutional law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 continuing education units (CEUs) . . . 75 continuing professional education credits (CPEs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75–76 core competencies, leadership and management . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 cost accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 course levels (course numbering) . . . . 77 courses, alphabetical list of . . . 97–100 CPEs (continuing professional education credits) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75–76 creative problem solving . . . . . . . . . . 19 credit card payment . . . . . . . . . . 77, 79 credits for courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 criminal law and procedure . . . . . 70, 92 critical thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 CSRS retirement planning . . . . . . 41, 87 customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Excel 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44–45, 86

F
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) . . . . . 28 family law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 fax registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 federal accounting . . . . . . 7, 10, 88, 91 federal budgeting . . . . . .11, 12, 88, 91 Federal Employees Retirement System . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41–42, 87 federal government accounting . . . . . . . . . . .7, 10, 88, 91 Federal Wage System, pay setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 89 FERS retirement planning . . . .41–42, 87 finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–14 financial planning . . . . . . . . . . . 40–42 firefighters, retirement planning for . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 42 FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) . . . . . 28 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) . . 64 FWS, pay setting . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 89

B
bankruptcy law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 branding oneself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 budgeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7–8, 11–12 business law . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 69, 92 business writing . See English and writing

D
data security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47–48 deferred enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 delegation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 89 dispute resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

g
General Schedule, pay setting . . . 30, 89 general supervision . . . . . . . .51–53, 82 government writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 See English and writing grammar . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23, 26, 27, 88 group leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 GS Classic courses about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76, 84–85 GS Classic CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . 85, 91 GS Classic Online . . . . . . . . . . 85, 92 GS Classic Printed . . . . . . .85, 88–90 GS Connect courses about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, GS Connect Independent . . . . . .18, 76, 84, GS Connect Live . . . . . 76, 83–84, GS Connect Premium . . . . . . . . 6, 84 87 86 84

C
calculus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 90 cataloging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 89 CD-ROM courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 91 Center for Legal Studies (CLS) . . . 63, 76 certificates of accomplishment . . . . . 77 accounting, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 human resources management (HRM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 meteorology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 paralegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 CEUs (continuing education units) . . . 75 Civil Service Retirement System . . . . . 41 classification . . . . 28–29, 80–81, 89, 92 classroom-based courses . . . . . . . 80–82 CLS (Center for Legal Studies) . . . 63, 76 communications . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 86 See also English and writing compensation . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 81, 89 computer courses . See information technology courses computer programs . See Microsoft applications

E
earned value management (EVM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 87 editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 88 education law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 EEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–34 electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 88 emotional intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . 54 employee relations . . . . . . . . . . . 31–32 engineering technology . . . . . . . 21, 88 English and writing . . . . . . . . . . 22–27 See also communications enterprise architecture . . . . . . . . . . . 43 equal employment opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–34, 81, 89, 91 equal opportunity policy . . . . . . . . . . 78 estate planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 90 EVM (earned value management) . 73, 87

GS, pay setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 89 GSA Schedule 874 (MOBIS) . . . . . . . . 78 guarantee of course quality . . . . . . . . 76

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HR . See human resources HRM (human resources management) . . . . . . . . . . . . 34–36 certificate of accomplishment . . . . 28 human resources . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–42 classification . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29

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compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 employee and labor relations . 31–32 equal employment opportunity 32–34 HR management . . . . . . . .28, 34–36 recruitment and placement . . . 37–39 retirement planning . . . . . . . 40–42 hydrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 88

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networks, organizational . . . . . . . . . . 56 No FEAR Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 91

registration methods . . . . . . . . . 77–79 report writing . . . . . . . . .15, 26, 87, 88 research legal . . . . . . 64, 66, 68, 90, 92 retention, pay options for . . . . . . . . . 30 retirement planning . . . . . . .40–42, 87 RIF (reduction-in-force) . . . . . . . 39, 89 RUS borrower accounting . . . . . . 14, 88

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Office 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 47 ordering textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . 76, 77 organizational change . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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immigration law . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 89 information security . . . . . . . . . . 47–48 information technology . . . . . . . 43–48 intellectual property . . . . . . . . . . 72, 92 intermediate accounting . . . . . . . . . . 11 internal auditing . . . . . . . . . .16–17, 88 IT . See information technology

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paralegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63–72 certificate of accomplishment . . . . 68 pay setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 89 payment methods . . . . . . . . .77–78, 79 performance auditing . See auditing performance management . . . . 31–32, 52, 56, 92 personal branding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 personally identifiable information . . . 47 personnel procedures . . . . . . . . . 34, 36 PMP® exam preparation . . . . . . . . . . . 73 policies, Graduate School USA . . . 76, 78 position classification . . . . . . . . 28–29 PowerPoint 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 86 principles of accounting . . . . . . . 12–13 privacy policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 probate law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 problem solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 86 process cost accounting . . . . . . . . . . . 8 processing personnel actions . . . . 34, 36 programs (software) . See Microsoft applications Project 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 86 project management . . . . . . .46, 73–74, 82, 87, 90, 92 Project Management Professional certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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satellite meteorology . . . . . . . . . 62, 90 SCDs (Service Computation Dates) . . . 35 security, IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47–48 Service Computation Dates (SCDs) . . . 35 sexual harassment prevention . . . . . . . . . 32–34, 89, 91 Specialty Books, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 staffing and placement . . . . . . 37–38, 53, 89, 91 state boards of accountancy . . . . 75–76 statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 82 for auditors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 subject cataloging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 supervision . See management and supervision synoptic meteorology . . . . . . . . . 62, 90

j
job order cost accounting . . . . . . . . . . 8

l
labor relations . . . . . . . . . . . .31–32, 89 law . See paralegal law enforcement, retirement planning for . . . . . 41, 42 leadership core competencies . . . . . . 57 leadership development . . . . .54–56, 82 legal investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 legal studies . See paralegal legal writing . . . . . . . . . .64, 66, 90, 92 LegalNurse consultancy . . . . . . . 65, 92 library science . . . . . . . . . . . .49–50, 89

t
team leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 textbooks, ordering . . . . . . . . . . 76, 77 time management . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 89 transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 trusts and wills . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76, 77–78

m
management and supervision . . . 51–57 general supervision . . . . . . . . 51–53 leadership development . . . . . 54–56 management core competencies . . . . 57 mathematics . . . . . . . . . . 58–59, 82, 90 meteorology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60–62 certificate of accomplishment . . . . 60 Microsoft applications . . . 43–47, 82, 86 mid-career retirement planning . . . . . 41 MOBIS (GSA Schedule 874) . . . . . . . . 78 motivational leadership . . . . . . . 54, 92

v
veterans’ preference . . . . . . . . . . 37, 87 victim advocacy . . . . . . . . . . 67, 72, 92 vocabulary expansion . . . . . . . . . 22, 88

proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 88

Q
qualification standards . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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water law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 92 Web, writing for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 wills and trusts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 92 withdrawal policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Word 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 86 writing See English and writing

R
reduction-in-force (RIF) . . . . . . . 39, 89 reference service and tools . . . . . . . . 49 refund requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 registration form . . . . . . . . . . . . 93–94

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Put It in Writing qualification Standards for GS Positions Reduction-in-Force RUS Borrower Accounting (Electric) RUS Borrower Accounting (Telecommunications) Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information Satellite Meteorology Security Awareness Training Solving Performance and Conduct Problems Staffing and Placement for Supervisors Subject Cataloging and Classification Success-Oriented Supervision Synoptic Meteorology I Synoptic Meteorology II Thinking Critically, Writing Clearly Time Management for Supervisors Using Plain Language When Writing for Government and Business Victim Advocacy Victim Advocacy Certificate Course Water Law Winning Customer Service Writing for Web 2.0 Writing Reports and Other Workplace Documents Writing Sentences and Paragraphs Effectively Writing Short Informational Reports Writing Workshop your Personal Brand WRIT7003N STAF7051N STAF7052N ACCT8211C ACCT8212C SRTy8004A METO2270C SRTy7030A LABR7052N SUPV7010N LIBT8220C SUPV7202C METO4461C METO4462C WRIT7101A SUPV7051N WRIT7102C LAWS9225S LAWS7400S LAWS9625S COMM7510A WRIT8003A WRIT2301C ENGL0040C WRIT7004N WRIT7109A LEAD8010A 6 Months / 2.4 CEU / Tuition $215 6 Months / 4.0 CEU / Tuition $300 6 Months / 4.0 CEU / Tuition $300 1 year / 3.0 CEU / Tuition $350 1 year / 3.0 CEU / Tuition $330 4 Weeks / 0.1 CEU / Tuition $195 1 year / 3 Credits / Tuition $395 4 Weeks / 0.2 CEU / Tuition $245 6 Months / 2.4 CEU / Tuition $195 6 Months / 1.6 CEU / Tuition $195 1 year / 3.0 CEU / Tuition $395 1 year / 3.0 CEU / Tuition $330 1 year / 3 Credits / Tuition $395 1 year / 3 Credits / Tuition $395 6 Months / 4.5 CEU / Tuition $395 6 Months / 2.4 CEU / Tuition $245 1 year / 4.5 CEU / Tuition $395 7 Weeks / 4.5 CEU / Tuition $275 7 Weeks / 5.0 CEU / Tuition $575 45 Hours / 4.5 CEU / Tuition $275 3 Weeks / 0.5 CEU / Tuition $325 3 Weeks / 1.2 CEU / Tuition $300 1 year / 3 Credits / Tuition $350 1 year / 2.0 CEU / Tuition $350 6 Months / 2.4 CEU / Tuition $215 6 Months / 1.2 CEU / Tuition $340 1 Week / 0.2 CEU / Tuition $225 24 38 39 14 14 47 62 48 32 53 50 53 62 62 24 53 25 72 67 72 19 25 26 26 26 27 56

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GS Classic courses are available online, on CD, or on paper. So no matter where you are or where you’re going, GS Classic training and education will fit around your work schedule. GS CLASSIC PRINTED These paper-based courses let you study and prepare anytime, anywhere, without the need for the Internet or even a computer. GS CLASSIC CD-ROM With all course content available on CD-ROMs, this self-paced option is ideal when you need high portability but have limited Internet access. GS CLASSIC ONLINE Get course content, instructor assistance, and feedback online. In most cases, you progress at your own pace and complete your courses with total flexibility. Enroll in nearly all of the convenient courses anytime and, depending on the course, take up to six months or a year to complete.
Complete listings of current GS Classic courses can be found throughout this catalog. For additional information or to register, please contact our Distance Education Office: (866) 448-9740 • distance@graduateschool.edu

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Reduced training budgets • Shrinking travel funds • Pressure to reduce your workforce’s downtime

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Overcome training and education obstacles with flexible course delivery options from Graduate School USA. Whether blended with classroom sessions or used on their own, our distance education programs provide you with methods to keep your training and development plans on track. We specialize in helping federal agencies improve the knowledge and skills of their employees to meet today’s complex missions. Choose from distance education solutions delivered online, by CD-ROM, and through strictly paper-based means. And each of these delivery options keeps your employees local — eliminating travel expenses while reducing downtime.

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