Courses

Deepen your project management competencies in key areas like initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure. Apply advanced methods for project activities like scheduling, cost management, risk management, procurement, staffing, communication, and quality to scenarios encountered in a challenging simulation. The software-based simulation will present you with situations during the planning and execution phases of projects and challenge you to make timely decisions that can affect the outcome of the project.

To familiarize yourself with fundamental project management concepts before this course, attendance at the Developing Project Management Skills course or an equivalent course is highly encouraged but not required.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations.


August 7, 2018 to August 9, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
January 22, 2019 to January 24, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
August 6, 2019 to August 8, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
This 6-hour course counts as an elective toward the Governmental Accounting Technician Certificate awarded by the Government Finance Association of Alabama. Objective: to familiarize the candidate with techniques to record money that is owed and or paid to your entity for products or services that have been rendered by you on credit to customers.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Bryant Conference Center

Give your organization sound and repeatable project management practices to make project management an efficient discipline. Learn how to identify, document, and apply best practices to improve current and future project performance and institutionalize project management best practices throughout your organization. In addition to case studies and exercises, you will build your own best practice methodology tailored to your organization. You will also gain insight into organizational culture in order to champion project management best practices in your organization.

To familiarize yourself with fundamental project management concepts before this course, attendance at the Developing Project Management Skills course or an equivalent course is highly encouraged but not required.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations.


September 18, 2018 to September 19, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
March 5, 2019 to March 6, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
September 18, 2019 to September 19, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
This course contains no sessions

This results-oriented, "roll up your sleeves" course will introduce you to the quality-driven philosophies and tools that contribute to enhancing the project team's participation and productivity. Build a foundation of project management skills from a strategic, organizational, and tactical viewpoint. Learn the various roles and responsibilities of the project teams, understand the characteristics of an effective project manager. The project management process as well as techniques and tools for project planning and execution will also be discussed.

The course is designed for project managers, functional managers, and key project team members. In other words, this is for the very people who are accountable and responsible for achieving predetermined multi-disciplinary objectives on schedule, within allocated cost while delighting customers! People who support projects, either directly or indirectly, should attend this workshop. Previous experience is not necessary to benefit from this course.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations. It is highly recommended by the department to begin
November 13, 2018 to November 15, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
October 15, 2019 to October 17, 2019, Bryant Conference Center

This online certificate program prepares you to audit and improve electrical safety programs, which is based on the annually required audit per the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E and OSHA Standards. The fee for this certificate program is $1,450.

You must decide if you want to do one elective or two.

(1) OSHA Electrical Requirements LESS THAN 600 VOLTS

(2) OSHA Electrical Requirements ABOVE 600 VOLTS

Online session available to start anytime!
Mandatory 2-hour course including a project of student teaching a topic for a 10 to 15-minute presentation required by the following certificate programs:

Electrical Safety Train-the-Trainer Qualified Electrical Worker, Electrical Safety Train-the-Trainer Unqualified Electrical Worker and Electrical Safety Auditor Certificate.


Online session available to start anytime!
This course explains how to develop an electrical safety checklist germane to your facility or plant. It includes the administration, documentation, and technical knowledge needed to design your checklist.

Prerequisites: None

Course includes:

1. How to develop and establish an electrical safety checklist for your facility or plant

2. Information to help you design your checklist

3. Standards required to develop your checklist

4. Details on developing a checklist

Cost: $100.00 if taken as an individual course.

This course is included in the curriculum of our online Electrical Safety Auditor Certificate Program.


Online session available to start anytime!
This online course explains six essential steps needed for any Electrical Safety Program. It includes the administration, documentation, and technical knowledge needed to design and maintain your electrical safety program.

Prerequisites: None

Course includes:

1. How to establish and audit your electrical safety policy and procedures

2. How to perform an arc flash hazard analysis and label your electrical equipment

3. How to apply and provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and insulated tools

4. Maintenance of equipment - the "nuts and bolts"

5. How to mitigate potential arc flash hazards

Cost: $150.00 if taken as an individual course.

This course is included in the curriculum of our online Electrical Safety Auditor Certificate Program.


Online session available to start anytime!
Energy Efficiency Certificate for Engineers gives engineers workable knowledge on designing and maintaining energy efficient systems. Specific information is given concerning practical design theory, best practice and maintenance to meet the tenets of the energy efficiency mission. This program requires a design project based on real world applications.
Online session available to start anytime!
Energy Efficiency Certificate for Managers gives managers workable knowledge to develop and maintain energy efficient systems and to make better management decisions concerning their energy efficiency mission. This certificate program helps managers plan an energy efficiency strategy, develop RETURNS ON INVESTMENT analyses, and develop policies and procedures that are consistent with energy efficiency standards and missions.
Online session available to start anytime!
Energy Efficiency Certificate for Maintenance Workers gives technicians, electricians, maintenance workers, and installers workable knowledge to maintain energy efficient systems. Specific information is given concerning best practice and maintenance to meet the energy efficiency mission. Emphasis is placed on recognizing ways to improve existing energy efficiency based on current standards.
Online session available to start anytime!
Energy Efficiency Certificate for Auditors gives auditors workable knowledge to perform audits, plans, cost analysis, and projections that will help with designing and maintaining energy efficient systems. A special emphasis is placed on recognizing ways to improve existing energy efficiency based on established industry standards (IEEE, DOE, NFPA, NETA, ASTM, ASHRAE, ICC, NEMA, UL, MET, and ETL) along with company policy and procedures.
Online session available to start anytime!
This is a 6 hour required core course on the CGAT program. Objective is to familiarize the candidate with the process of recording financial information that groups resources into funds based on their source and any limitations on use.
This course contains no sessions
This course counts as a 6-hour core course toward the Certified Governmental Accounting Technician Certificate awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama. Objective: to familiarize the candidate with the study of ledgers in which all the assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses are posted, and from which financial statements are prepared.
This course contains no sessions

Who should take these courses?

The online Health & Safety Management Certificate is geared toward employees who have been given the responsibility of health and safety on a part-time or full-time basis, but have no formal education in health and safety. It is also geared toward someone who has moved into health and safety management, or who wants to build a competency in health and safety to meet the requirements of the External Degree Program at The University of Alabama. In addition, the courses can be taken individually if someone needs an introduction or wants to develop a competency in a specific health and safety topic.

Description of the Certificate:

To earn the online Health & Safety Management Certificate, the student will need to complete FOUR core courses and SIX electives for a total of approximately 100 hours of online course time. Each course is approximately equal to 10 hours of classroom instruction time.

Core courses:

  • HSM 101 Introduction to OSHA (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 102 Introduction to Workplace Safety (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 103 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 104 Introduction to Workers' Compensation (1.00 CEU)

Elective courses of which you will choose only SIX (6)

  • HSM 202 Introduction to Mine Safety (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 301 Managing Hazard Communication Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 310 Managing Ergonomic Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 311 Managing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 312 Managing Fleet Safety Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 701 Managing Bloodborne Pathogen Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 702 Managing Heat Stress Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 901 Managing Wellness Programs (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM 902 Managing Health Promotion (1.00 CEU)
  • HSM QEW 141 Understanding Basic Electricity for Electrical Safety (.40 CEU)

Electives will be developed based on demand for specific topics.

Computer and Internet Requirements: DSL, high-speed internet preferred.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will vary depending on electives chosen.

This program is available 24/7. ONCE YOU REGISTER, usually within three business days, you will be sent a user name, password and instructions. Then, you can start your course(s) at anytime. WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE


Online session available to start anytime!

Show the world that you have mastered all of the critical project management skills and have command of the project management processes. Earn the distinctive certification of Project Management Professional (PMPr) from The Project Management Institute (PMI). In order to reach certification you must demonstrate that you have mastered all of the skills and techniques, and have the knowledge to set you apart from the pack. Only project managers who have demonstrated the commitment to project management excellence and professionalism need apply. It takes a lot of hard work, but in the end, it is well worth it.

The certification process requires you to have an academic degree to demonstrate at least 4,500 hours of project management experience and to pass a 200-question exam covering the five project management processes and ten knowledge areas in PMI's PMBOKr Guide. Those without an academic degree are required to have 7,500 hours of project management experience and pass the test.

This course will teach you what you need to know and how to study to successfully answer the questions on the exam. You will learn the exam format and become familiar with its make up. In addition you will learn how to format and fill out the application to verify your project management experience.


This course contains no sessions
This course counts as a 6-hour elective toward the CGAT certificate awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama. Objective: To familiarize the candidate with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes.
Friday, January 11, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
If you don't have prior knowledge of project management but need to get up to speed quickly, this course is for you. In this course, you'll learn the essential vocabulary and concepts of project management as well as the basic tools and techniques you can start using immediately. Individuals just assigned a project need to get up to speed quickly. Organizations need to to quickly develop a pool of employees with foundational knowledge of project management. Project Management for Non-Project Managers provides foundational skills for employees involved in project management for the first time and equips them to succeed.
This course contains no sessions
This course counts as a 6-hour elective toward the Government Accounting Technicians Certificate. Objective: to familiarize the candidate with accounts and techniques used to record and generate payment to specific companies or individuals for products or services that have been purchased on credit by your entity. Accounts payable are usually items that will be paid for in less than one year.
Thursday, August 30, 2018, Bryant Conference Center

The Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) series helps the employer meet the NFPA and OSHA requirements that workers be qualified. This series assures both employee and the employer that proper attention and training have been given to the employee concerning potential electric shock, fire and arc flash hazards.

Students have a choice of taking one or both of the courses concerning voltage (above 600 volts or less than 600 volts). Taking this into consideration, the Certificate Program can consist of seven or eight courses.

ELECTIVE courses (one is required, but both can be taken):

QEW142: OSHA Electrical Requirements LESS THAN 600 Volts (0.4 CEUs)

QEW143: OSHA Electrical Requirements ABOVE 600 Volts (0.4 CEUs)

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call Nancy Holleman at (877) 508-7246 or send an e-mail to nholleman@ccs.ua.edu.

This program is available 24/7. Once you register, usually within three business days, you will be sent a user name, password and instructions. Then you can start at anytime. Work at your own pace.


Online session available to start anytime!

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Available 24/7
  • Work at own pace
  • Once registered, you will receive via email a user name, password and instructions to begin.


Online session available to start anytime!
This online certificate program prepares you to train designated Unqualified Electrical Workers (OSHA terminology) such as welders, pipe fitters, operators, etc. You will be able to train participants on how to recognize and respond safely to electrical hazards. This certificate program has two tracks:
  • (1) general - which includes pipe fitters, telecommunications, machine operators, and HVAC technicians limited, below 110 V
  • (2) welders (four hour course)
  • REQUIRED: Class Presentation Skills Course (two hours) AND Project - submit a 10 to 15 minute presentation of you teaching a topic in your chosen track(s) for review and critique. This can be accomplished via video or online -

    FEES:

    A. General - $300

    B. Welders - $300

    OTHER INFO:
  • Available 24/7
  • Work at own pace
  • Once registered, you will receive via email a user name, password and instructions to begin

  • Online session available to start anytime!

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