New Courses

January 2016: New Short Course!  

The following Short Course was launched this month and is open for registration: 

Learning to Communicate with Excel 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course.This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. 
Access to MS Excel 2010 is required. 
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3; B1.1, B2.1-B2.2, B3.1-B3.2; D.1-D.3

 

September 2015: New Short Courses!  

The following Short Courses were launched this month and are open for registration: 

Learning to Communicate with Word 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course.This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2010. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. 
Access to MS Word 2010 is required. 
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3; B1.1, B2.1-B2.2, B3.1-B3.2; D.1-D.3

Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know everything you could possibly know about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job-postings. You might not be as familiar with the latest tools to enhance your job search: Social Media.
Social media is certainly a well-know part of many people's personal lives, but it also is becoming a powerful job search medium.
Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Social Media in the Job Search
  • Learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can work for you in the search for employment
  • Experience using these popular social media tools to become more familiar with their functionality

Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: D.1-D.3; A3; A1.2;A2.2;B3.1a-B3.2a

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: D1.1-D.2;E.1-E.2;A3;A2.1-A2.2;A1.1-A1.2;B3.1a;B2.1-B2.2

Self Exploration: My Dream Career

In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand the difference between a job and a career, identify your current skills and knowledge, understand barriers to employment and know more about your dream career.
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: D.1-D.3; E.1-E.2; A3; A2.1-A2.2; A1.1-A1.2; B3.1a-B3.2a; B2.1-B2.2

Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on. 
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: D.1-D.3; E.1-E.2; A3; A2.1-A2.2; A1.1-A1.2; B3.1a-B3.2a; B2.1-B2.2

Self Exploration: My Role Models

In this course, you will think about the qualities of a good role model. You will examine role models and mentors you have or may have had. Think about your local role models and those in the media. Explore the qualities you have and those you can work on to become a good role model.
Intake assessment required before course start date.
OALCF LEVELS: D.1-D.3; E.1-E.2; A3; A2.1-A2.2; A1.1-A1.2; B3.1a-B3.2a; B2.1-B2.2

 

September 2015: New Live Class!  

The following Live Class will be introduced in our Fall 2015 Live Classes schedule: 

Ratios/Proportions/Rates

Ratios, proportions and rates are used on a daily basis. Cooks use them when following recipes. A florist uses them when putting together a bouquet or you may use them to put together a fruit basket. You have probably heard the word rate when talking about how fast you drive or what interest rate you might be paying at the bank. Ratios are used to compare values. They tell us how much of one thing there is compared to another. Proportions are related to ratios in that they tell you when two ratios are equal to each other. A rate is a special ratio in which the two terms are in different units.
Prerequisite: Ability to understand and use fractions.
OALCF LEVELS: C1.2; C2.2; C3.2; C4.2