Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.
The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.
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This program is designed to assist students in navigating the variety of testing requirements for admission to American universities. [+]
This program is designed to assist students in navigating the variety of testing requirements for admission to American universities. Courses cover the following topics: advanced grammar and reading review, test question analysis, test-taking strategies, practice tests and analysis of test results.Costs:
The cost of these courses is the same as the course cost in the Intensive English Program.Additional Information:
Interested students must test out of or pass L9 to be eligible for GMAT/GRE. Students on F-1 visas enrolling in half-day Academic Test Preparation courses are required to enroll part-time in the Intensive English Program, in order to maintain full-time status. Courses designed to address a variety of academic tests are not offered at all centers during every session. Please refer to the chart above to locate courses and locations. Contact the director of the TLC center of your choice for additional information or special requests.... [-]
TLC’s Business English is designed for students who wish to improve their general English skills as well as their ability to use the English language in the Business and Marketing fields. This program will explore business cultural practices and help to improve the student’s communication skills in specific areas of business. [+]
Available at TLC-Edmond, Orlando, and PhiladelphiaCourse Description:
TLC’s Business English is designed for students who wish to improve their general English skills as well as their ability to use the English language in the Business and Marketing fields. This program will explore business cultural practices and help to improve the student’s communication skills in specific areas of business. For students who place in TLC levels 1-5, the program consists of Intensive listening, speaking, grammar, reading, and writing courses. Upon entering TLC Level 6, students complete courses in listening, speaking and grammar as well as four, field-specific courses addressing various topics related to the language of business. These will include such topics as Business and Marketing, Leadership and Teamwork, Finance and Accounting, and Correspondence, Reports, and Presentations. ... [-]
General English is for students who want to come to the United States to learn English but not necessarily attend a university after completion. TLC’s General English integrates the development of listening and speaking skills, structural accuracy, and everyday communication. [+]
Available at TLC-Dallas-Fort Worth, Edmond, Orlando, Philadelphia, and ToledoCourse Description:
General English is for students who want to come to the United States to learn English but not necessarily attend a university after completion. TLC’s General English integrates the development of listening and speaking skills, structural accuracy, and everyday communication. If your goal is to be able to successfully communicate English in everyday situations, TLC’s General English course is for you!Benefits:
In addition to Grammar, Listening and Speaking English courses, students who enroll in TLC’s General English program will learn to speak and understand English in a variety of non-academic settings. For example, students may get help with going to the market, asking for directions, making appointments with doctors or shopping in the mall. General English will help students to communicate in everyday American life and adjust to American culture. Note: Please be advised the General English Program does not qualify the student for university or college admission with the completion of TLC Level 9. General English Program students who later change their enrollment to the Intensive English Program must retest when changing programs and may place in a lower level due to weaknesses in reading and writing skills.... [-]
The academic program is carefully designed to help you achieve your language learning goals. [+]
The academic program is carefully designed to help you achieve your language learning goals.Placement test to accurately determine your starting level Thirteen four-week sessions per year The equivalent of one hundred 50-minute lessons per session Unique, optional sixth hour daily at no extra cost Nine levels of instruction plus post-graduate courses Classes meet Monday through Friday. The equivalent of twenty-five 50-minute lessons are offered each week. Classes include structure and speaking, reading, writing, and core plus courses. Core plus courses give advanced students (Levels 7-9) the opportunity to study English language skills through application courses such as American Culture, Debate, Morphology, American and Local History, TOEFL and IELTS Preparation, and Film and Novel Reviews. NINE LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION ... [-]
Participants will learn strategic management planning tools to create, link and drive day-to-day decision-making based on a Systems Thinking ApproachSM. [+]
In this highly competitive, global and challenging business world, staying ahead of the pack while keeping cost under control is the name of the game. And that calls for an integrated, functional strategic plan and implementation system.
The Center is pleased to partner with the Centre for Strategic Management-- to bring this intensive three-day program to Tulsa. Participants will learn strategic management planning tools to create, link and drive day-to-day decision-making based on a Systems Thinking ApproachSM.
Participants will learn:The five phases of Reinventing Strategic Management based on "best practices. Strategic management, goals in relation to strategic planning and change -- including Getting Beyond Vision, Strategic Planning, Change, TQM, and Reengineering. Ten unique steps of the "Strategic Management Model," using the five basic systems thinking questions and how the model differs from other planning models. Applications of systems thinking concepts: backwards thinking, key success measures, parallel process, and how to create a customer-driven organization. Applications of Strategic Management Model in a participant's organization... and discovering how it leads/impacts all major change projects, including the various roles required to successfully complete a strategic planning process and operate the company in a new way How to set up a Strategic Change Leadership Steering Committee (SCLSC) How to use the strategic model as a part of annual planning and budgeting, as well as performance analysis and reward systems... [-]
Streamlining Office and Service Operations-Techniques to achieve process improvement on the business side. [+]
Today, enormous amounts of waste exist in office and service operations. Delays, bottlenecks, errors, redundancy, work-arounds, and ambiguity abounds. Non value added work can be as high as 95 percent.
Manufacturing organizations have had great success in applying Lean techniques and trimming time and money. However there are significant challenges and differences in an office operation versus a manufacturing setting. You need a tailored approach to improving office/service operations—but there are Lean tools that you can apply.
Through simulation, cases, and by working on your own processes, you will learn and practice Lean tools to dramatically improve quality and service, while shrinking time and cost. Look at work flow, information flow and job design—not with an eye to eliminating people—but maximizing their effort. You will know which tool to use based on the goal of the effort and problems you face.... [-]
How to document, analyze, redesign, and manage processes for dramatic improvement! [+]
Process mapping can be an extremely powerful diagnostic tool for your organization. And you may well find more than process issues—including structural problems, poor controls, and people issues. Learn to tap into employee frustration to fix processes and get to the root cause of quality and timeliness issues.
Learn to use the sixteen symptoms of a broken process and the five lenses of process analysis to pinpoint those processes in need of immediate attention. Also learn key criteria to prioritize process improvement efforts.
Once you have diagnosed your process problem, you will be able to pick the right improvement technique, which may include continuous process improvement, process redesign, six sigma, lean techniques, and reengineering. Practice these techniques on your own real-world processes during the course, and leave with real improvement ideas.... [-]
Blazing Service is a fast-paced, interactive training program combining best practices of classroom instruction with easy-to-use web based reinforcement tools after the two-day course. [+]
What is Blazing Service?
Blazing Service is a fast-paced, interactive training program combining best practices of classroom instruction with easy-to-use web based reinforcement tools after the two-day course. Designed specifically for customer service providers in high customer-contact organizations, Blazing Service helps employees grasp and apply proven interpersonal and problem-solving techniques through fun experiential exercises, insightful small group discussion, skills practice sessions, and practical application. Participants return to their jobs with relevant tools and action plans to apply them.
Who Needs Blazing Service?
Any organization with employees who provide customer service, including bank tellers, customer service representatives, telephone call center representatives, cashiers, retail sales associates, and anyone who delivers a product or service involving customer contact.... [-]
This seminar addresses the common and often intricate transactions faced by oil and gas tax partnerships using a building block approach. [+]
Unlike the standard partnership tax class, this two day seminar focuses upon the specific issues encountered by oil and gas partnerships. The Federal income tax treatment of an oil and gas partnership is unique in the sense that the tax rules of subchapter K of the IRC are applied in a different manner to oil and gas exploration and production than any other type of business. This uniqueness stems from the fact that Sec. 613A requires that the basis of oil and gas property is held outside of the partnership by each partner and the partner computes depletion, gain and loss independent of the partnership.
No other extractive industry works this way. For example, coal, iron, etc. – the partnership holds the basis of the mineral property and computes gain and loss on its mineral properties and then allocates depletion, gains and losses to the partners. This has many tangent effects that are explored by this seminar. Having to go through this maze of regulations and rules alone can be a bit confusing – after all it took the IRS over 15 years to issue final regulations under Sec. 613A – primarily because of the partnership issues. ... [-]
A one-day event designed to give you the tools to plan for the next business disaster. [+]
The next natural disaster, IT glitch or terrorist attack could disrupt your business. Just how long could your company survive?
Predictions of a pandemic, devastation from recent hurricanes and tornadoes, employee fraud, computer viruses—no business can afford to discount the potential impact of such unforeseen events. Having an enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan could mean the difference between recovering from a disruption of business operations and losing the business.
Whether you are part of the leadership team of a small to medium-sized company or senior management of a large corporation—you need to prepare for the next business crisis. And preparation is not just about surviving an IT outage but protecting business facilities, equipment, services, transportation, people, finances and more. A comprehensive continuity plan can put you in control when the next unexpected event threatens your business.... [-]
This six-hour seminar covers various forms of business etiquette: first and lasting impressions, the power of the handshake, protocol for introductions, business card etiquette, the art of business dining and entertaining, network savvy, technology etiquette, and more. [+]
We eat at our desks in front of our computers; email replaces face-to-face conversation. It’s no wonder our manners are rusty. One news article went as far to say what we see today is “an ill-mannered workplace epidemic.” Somehow we have come to think that as long as we have the required skill set for the job, our manners don’t matter.
In reality, today’s competitive business climate and global economy, proper protocol and etiquette are playing a paramount role in day-to-day business encounters. And companies today are often appalled by behaviors unbecoming an employee. This seminar is specifically designed for people (and companies) who want to polish their skills and improve their professional image. ... [-]
This program is designed to prepare participants pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). [+]
This program is designed to prepare participants pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). All knowledge areas within the five process groups of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) are covered in depth. Refresh your project management skills and prepare for the national certification exam.
Presentation Topics:Project Management Framework: Definitions, changes, certification requirements and application process; Process Areas: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing Integration Management: PM principles, techniques, success factors, plan execution and integrated change control Scope Management: Elements and deliverables, effective close-out of project scope and process groups; Time Management: Activity definition, logic network diagram development, estimating process, schedule development process and techniques; Cost Management: Resource planning process, estimating methods and tools, cost management plan, cost budgeting and control; Quality Management: Concepts and processes of quality management, evolution of quality, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling; Human Resources Management: Key organizational planning, staff acquisition, team development and management; Communication Management: Communication planning process, tools and techniques for information distribution, foundation for conflict resolution, negotiation and team building; Risk Management: Components and concepts of risk management, project risks and sources, risk quantification and response planning, monitoring and control; Procurement Management: Planning, contracts, solicitation process, contract administration, termination and close out process, relationship between procurement and other areas of project management. [-]
This course will look at strategies for right time project selection, resourcing and funding. Strategic project management can be a competitive advantage [+]
We have added a new course to our certificate program based on what we are hearing from business and industry. Some senior level managers and project managers need to understand the strategy for handling multiple projects in the organization at the same time. This course will look at strategies for right time project selection, resourcing and funding. Strategic project management can be a competitive advantage
Topics Include:The Right Projects—building the project portfolio Alignment: ensuring projects are aligned to business strategies and goals Responsibilities: defining roles and responsibilities of portfolio stakeholders Strategy: applying project portfolio management to achieve strategic organizational objectives Management: understanding the practice of program management Relationship: understanding the relationship between portfolio and program management Timing: life cycle considerations in the context of program management Documentation: documenting requirements to achieve strategic goals and objectives ... [-]
If you manage projects every day and need advanced skills, this course is the second step for continued development for any project manager. [+]
We have revamped our Advanced Project Management Course—and now include Project Risk Management. Same great course; just more depth. Project Risk Management filters its way throughout the course, but has one intensive module dedicated to the topic as well.
If you manage projects every day and need advanced skills, this course is the second step for continued development for any project manager. For maximum course benefit, we strongly recommend that you attend the Developing Project Management Skills or an equivalent course and have at least one-year practical project management experience. Participants should review project management principles prior to attending this course.... [-]
This interactive class is the logical choice for development of project management principles and tool application for all types of industry. [+]
For all those juggling projects of varied descriptions, this interactive class is the logical choice for development of project management principles and tool application for all types of industry. Previous experience is not necessary to benefit from this course. Acquire the must-have skills to successfully to deliver any project on time and within the outlined parameters.
Topics include:Project Management Definition And Principles: critical process elements and tool application, project charter development, successful project organization, obtaining customer and management support, and critical communication requirements; Project Manager: team leading & coordinating, negotiation skills, developing the project team, assessment of team members' skills. differences in formal and real authority; managing and resolving conflict, obtaining team commitment; Project Planning: validation of the project mission, defining objectives aligning objectives with the goal, developing the plan and budget, and work breakdown structure development; Project Scheduling: developing accurate estimates, resource leveling to prevent over allocation, scheduling method, determination of resource levels necessary to meet deadlines; Controlling The Project: managing change effectively, variance analysis and adjustment to remain on track; developing alternatives for less effective changes, risk identification, prevention and contingency analysis, reporting project status and formats, and identification of lessons learned for future projects. Target audience... [-]