Upskill Your Workforce with Affordable, Online Professional Development Training this Fall and Winter

Employees at table

June 10, 2021

Professional Development Workshops Include: Microsoft Excel, Visual Communication, and Budget Management.

To keep your workforce strong and nimble, continuous learning is essential. By 2022, 54% of all employees will require significant upskilling, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum. To help employers get ahead of this trend, Granite State College is proud to offer a series of workshops to help address skills gaps within your organization.

Offered 100% online, Granite State College will offer a series of self-paced workshops this Fall and Winter focused on the following topics:

Each series is comprised of two affordable sessions (basic and intermediate). The Excel courses will require just 15-20 hours per course and will take place over the span of 6 weeks. The Visual Communications courses will require just 25-40 hours per course and take place over the span of 6 weeks. Participants will have access to:

  • Free course materials (software, textbooks, and other learning aids)
  • Dedicated instructor and supportive assignment feedback
  • Self-paced – ideal for fitting our online courses into your schedule
  • Optional drop-in sessions with your instructor via Zoom
  • A digital badge showing successful completion of the training for participants to display on LinkedIn, resume, and other related materials

Participants who are degree-seeking students at Granite State College and successfully complete both Basics and Intermediate sessions will qualify for undergraduate credits from Granite State College. Normal credit evaluation procedures will apply. Financial aid is not available.


Microsoft Excel (online course)

Dates: September 20 – October 29 (Basics) and November 1 – December 10 (Intermediate)
Cost: $99 per course ($198 for both Basics and Intermediate courses)
Total Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Excel Basics is required prior to enrolling in Excel Intermediate.

Microsoft® Excel is a powerful, efficient, and accurate software that can help you perform a variety of personal and professional activities, such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Data entry and forecasting
  • Statistical analysis, charting, and graphics
  • Managing contact lists
    and more!
Register Now!

>> Basics (September 20 – October 29)
>> Intermediate (November 1 – December 10)


Visual Communication (online course) – $199

Dates: September 20 – October 29 (Basics) and November 1 – December 10 (Intermediate)
Cost: $199 per course ($398 for both Basics and Intermediate courses)
Total Time Commitment: 25-40 hours per course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Visual Communication Basics is required prior to enrolling in Visual Communication Intermediate.

This course explores how images and visual media are used to deliver and enhance messages. Topics covered include:

  • Identifying how images communicate data, information, concepts, and arguments
  • Locating sources and using retrieval systems for images and visual media
  • Intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of images
  • Producing visual media for a defined target audience and purpose
    and more!
Register Now!

>> Basics (September 20 – October 29)
>> Intermediate (November 1 – December 10)


Budget Management (online course) – $199

Dates: January 3 – February 11, 2022 (Basics) and February 14 – March 25, 2022 (Intermediate)
Cost: $199 per course ($398 for both Basics and Intermediate courses)
Total Time Commitment: 25-40 hours per course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Budget Management Basics is required prior to enrolling in Budget Management Intermediate.

One of the primary roles of a manager is to oversee budgets and to communicate about those budgets with different departments across an organization. This course is designed to provide budgeting skills to managers, enabling them to help in the decision-making process related to the financial health of their organizations. From a practical standpoint, students will learn about budget management to the extent that it will enable them to interact intelligently with budgeting and accounting professionals. Activities and learning from the course include:

  • Explain the role and principles of budgeting
  • Design organizational and programmatic budgets
  • Create a budget utilizing various budgeting tools and techniques
  • Analyze financial and accounting statements
  • Illustrate the interdependence of business functions in accounting and finance
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>> Basics (January 3 – February 11)
>> Intermediate (February 14 – March 25)


Questions? Contact Us!

Rachael French, Business Partnerships Manager
gsc.learningsolutions@granite.edu 
603-513-1144