Course Code: GES418
Work to receive high school credits. Learn how to set goals, understand various learning styles, and how to use technology in an educational and professional capacity.
Cover the fundamentals of time, stress, and anger management. Understand the rules regarding ethical behavior and sexual harassment in a professional setting.
Learn helpful tips and tools to help you be successful in an educational or professional environment including note-taking, reading comprehension, study habits, memory techniques, and test-taking skills.
Cover how to embrace change in your lifestyle and determine what motivates you to succeed. Work toward setting goals in the short- and long-term to better your professional trajectory.
Assess different communication styles and how they do or do not enhance stress. Learn how to productively manage stress levels and emotional intelligence skills to help cope with negativity.
Discuss common causes of conflict and ways to peacefully deescalate these situations. Understand how stress, anxiety, and conflict can create a hectic work environment and how to healthily handle these problems.
18 High School Credits
Office Management 1: Semester 1
Professional Uses of Technology
Security in Technology
21st-Century Written Business Communication
Conflict Resolution Strategies
Communication and Diversity
Communication in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Office Management 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
Office Management 1: Semester 2
Basics of Note-Taking
Understanding and Improving Study Habits
Effective Environments for Learning
Distractions and Deterrents to Educational Success
What is Motivation?
Trust and Motivation
Change as a Motivator
Critical Thinking Basics
Problem Solving Model
Improving Decision Making
Office Management 1: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
Office Management 2: Semester 1
Verbal Business Communication
Written Business Communication
Communication Styles and Interpersonal Communication
Assertive vs. Aggressive Communication
Communicating in Difficult Situations
Difficult Behaviors in the Workplace
Negativity and Power Struggles at Work
Working with Procrastinators and Untrustworthy People
Communicating by Telephone
Networking for Success
Office Management 2: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
Office Management 2: Semester 2
What is Stress?
Signs and Symptoms of Stress
Sources of Stress
Techniques for Managing Stress
Anxiety and Stress
Mindset and Stress
Stress and Values Clarification
Stress at Work
Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Emotional Intelligence Skills
Addressing Violent Situations
Office Management 2: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.
Kimberly Sher has been an academic coach for more than 13 years. Previously, she was a science instructor at the University of Miami. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology 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 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 acknowledgment of responsibility.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Smart Horizons Career Online High School is an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited program. We're also approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
I've been working in an accounting office for 15 years, but after careful consideration and realizing that with this diploma I have more options, I've decided to pursue a different career. I believe that helping others is one of the most important things in life. I also would like to volunteer and show young teen moms that they can still graduate from high school even while at home with their babies. I want them to know that teen pregnancy doesn't have to end their pursuit of an education and career and they can reach high and accomplish their dreams."
I liked knowing that when you're done you have the skills and knowledge to move on to higher education and a better job."
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
The career component of this course 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 courses are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Depending on how many credits you transfer in, you can be on your way to earning your high school diploma in a few months. You will be given up to 18 months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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Once you are ready to start the course, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any coursework you completed that fulfills our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are needed for you to earn your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.
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 by completing coursework. Additionally, this course gives you the benefit of earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you, so research all of your options. Also, ask friends, family, and employers what their opinion is!