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Most courses are offered in a “flipped” classroom. Students watch video instruction from lynda.com for homework and come to class to apply the skills learned. Class time is spent tackling real world problems and creating solutions. The result is a learned skill, with a portfolio piece to prove it.
lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and design skills to attain their personal and professional goals. The Career Skills Institute enhances the lynda.com experience by bringing students and industry together in the classroom to address real world challenges.
Prepare yourself with skills to get or keep the job you want and stay current with marketplace skills.
SBCC is now offering a series of short courses that have been carefully selected to provide you the training you need to get a job, advance in your job and/or provide you skills you need to grow your business. SBCC career skill courses are packaged together to enable you to earn a certificate and digital badge—demonstrating you have mastered new skills!
The noncredit certificates and badges cover three key areas: technology, business and design. In 2014, we collaborated with Santa Barbara community business leaders on what skills are needed to survive and compete in the marketplace. This series of sessions provided us the outline of the SBCC Career Skills Institute. Whether you need brushing up on the art of negotiations, need to better understand branding or design basics, we have the coursework and certificates to meet that need.
A digital badge is a unique and portable digital representation of your certificate that you can post on your online pages that promote you and your skills, such as LinkedIn or Facebook. Digital badging allows employers to grasp a deeper picture of your actual skills—just what they need to assist in their hiring.
PROGRAM = COURSES + BADGES
The Career Skills Institute is offering over 40 new short courses (8-16 hours each) and over 20 digital badges.
There is no cost for the class. The only cost is for the lynda.com video instruction. Students can purchase a one-month subscription to the course playlist at the SBCC bookstore, or buy any length subscription online at lynda.com.
You! Whether you are just starting out, have a degree, or have been in the workplace for years, in today’s marketplace, it is essential to keep up with the changes in technology and to continue your professional development. This is an effective, convenient and cost effective way.