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Career Skills

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

To enroll in the NEW Career Skills classes for Fall 2018, please follow these easy steps!

New Returning/Students

1)  Click here to complete online application

2)  You will receive your Student ID number via email from [email protected].  Call the Continuing Education/Noncredit office at 661-362-3304 to complete your class registration. Please have your Student ID number and your desired class list available.

Continuing Students

    1)  You may add Noncredit courses using your My Canyons account.

    2)  Search the Fall 2018 course section list under the subject

        “Noncredit Career Skills”

You may also register in person at the Continuing Education/Noncredit Office at the Valencia Campus Office, Canyons Hall-167, during open office hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

What is the Career Skills Program at College of the Canyons?
  • The Career Skills Program is a noncredit program designed to enhance your workplace skills.
  • Short courses are offered together in a convenient package so you can earn a certificate that represents a certain skill obtained.
  • The Career Skills Program brings real-world application and project-based experiences into the classroom.
  • Most courses integrate lynda.com video instruction with online discussion boards to interact with classmates. 
What are digital badges?

A digital badge is a unique and portable digital representation of your certificate that you can post on the online pages that promote you and your skills (such as LinkedIn or Facebook).

How do I earn a digital badge?

If you earn a passing grade in all courses for a given certificate you can earn a certificate of completion and digital badge. I encourage you to strive toward passing this course and all other Career Skills courses you take. This will increase your value to future employers, give you something to show for all your hard work, and strengthen your resume and/or LinkedIn profile!

Is the Time Management Course part of a digital badge certificate program?

Yes! If you pass NC.CSKL 001: Time Management and then complete two additional courses, NC.CSKL 002: Business Writing in the Technology Age and NC.CSKL 003: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making, you can earn a Workplace Essentials Certificate, which will come in the form of a digital badge. 

Below are the courses needed to earn a Workplace Essentials Certificate:

NC.CSKL 001 Time Management (8 hours)

Participants explore time management strategies and tools for effectively managing expanding workloads, shifting priorities, and increasing demands. Practice prioritizing “Important” versus “Urgent” activities. Emphasis on analyzing current use of time, identifying organizational goals, roles and priorities, discovering gaps to achieving goals and apply time management tools to the gaps for completing important priorities first.

NC.CSKL 002 Business Writing in the Technology (8 hours)

In this course students will develop effective and professional business writing skills for electronic and hard-copy communication using business tone, organization and formatting, word choice and persuasion.

NC.CSKL 003 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (8 hours)

Develop analytical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques. Apply judgment and insight to break problems into component parts and apply deductive reasoning.

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