Course Code: GES420
Learn the fundamental skills required to thrive in a professional setting. Understand different learning styles and the technology that’s available for educational purposes. You’ll also cover methods for time, stress, and anger management as they relate to the professional world.
Understand how to effectively deal with conflict in a professional setting. You’ll learn how to communicate positively and proactively in the workplace, and also learn about ethical behavior and sexual harassment.
Master the most effective learning and study habits, including memory techniques, note taking, reading comprehension, and more. Understand the qualities that comprise an effective learning environment and become aware of the deterrents to educational success.
Discuss factors that are often used as motivation for success. Learn how to embrace change and solve problems using critical thinking techniques.
Understand the various means of communication you will need to employ in a professional setting including written, verbal, and face-to-face styles. Learn the difference between being assertive and being aggressive when dealing with a negative situation, and how to network for success.
Learn the definition of stress, its symptoms and causes. You’ll cover best techniques for managing stress and anxiety in the work place. Additionally, this course will cover how to increase emotional intelligence and the best ways to deal with conflict in the workplace.
Karen Panerali is a Language Arts Academic Support Instructor with 15 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in liberal arts.
Kimberly Sher is an Academic Coach and Science Academic Support Instructor with 13 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology and a Master’s degree in chemistry education.
Yianna Pavlakos is an Academic Coach and Social Studies Academic Support Instructor with 14 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a Master’s degree in history.
Shauna Paedae is a Math Academic Support Instructor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in statistics, a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and 31 years of teaching experience.
All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgement of responsibility.
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All materials for this program are available online.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
The career component of this program takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment. All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given eighteen months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
When you enroll, you are assigned an Academic Coach who will provide you with support and help you stay on track. Should you need additional academic support, you will be assigned to one of our qualified instructors certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, who will work directly with you.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Once you are ready to start the program, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any course work you completed that fulfils our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are necessary in you earning your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.
We recommend that you dedicate 6-10 hours per week to your coursework. Your Academic Coach will help keep you on track!
Courses are self-paced and taught in an online learning environment available to all students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your Academic Coach will connect you with one of our certified instructors to provide you with additional academic support, when needed.
To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we will teach you to create essential documents, such as your resume and a cover letter.
A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you could benefit from completing coursework. Additionally, this program gives you the benefit of also earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you so research all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. Also, ask friends, family and employers what their opinion is!
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.