Services & Trade Programs Show Descriptions

Event Management and Design

Course CPD059  |   300 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

The Event Management and Design Online Training Program will equip you with the knowledge to advance in the field if you're already working in special events, or it will prepare you to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. You'll build a foundation that you can use to build a career in special events or start your own special event business. 

Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design Online Training Program! This program is split up into two modules: Special Event Management and Special Event Design and Decoration. Each module includes multiple units complete with interactive presentations. Corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more are covered. You'll learn about the practicalities of planning events and the dazzle of designing them. From permits to pyrotechnics, this program will teach you how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events.

Home Inspection

Course CPD072  |   200 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $2,295  |   Course Details 

The Home Inspection Online Training Program covers the major elements of a house and the principal issues and components of a home inspection.  All lessons start with detailed information on residential construction, including basic building design and construction materials and practices.  The focus is on home inspections, including standards of practice  defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and reporting methodologies.  Each module also includes appendices containing extensive glossaries, reference article, inspection procedure lists, and common defect lists.

Each learning unit is independently formatted, so you can take the program in any order desired, or switch between modules. In addition to passing assessments, you must complete all core sections of the program to receive full credit.

You can take this program no matter what state you live in, but please note that some states have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom component.  Please click here to view the list of states with these requirements.  This online program may not meet the educational requirements in these states; however, in some cases, states waive classroom requirements for applicants with certain home inspection expertise or other related experiences or licenses. Be sure to consult your particular state home inspection regulatory board for specific information.

HVACR Certified Technician

Course CPD073  |   320 hours, 12 months*  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $3,795  |   Course Details 

The HVAC Technician Online Training Program is a comprehensive HVACR training program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration installers and technicians. This program is for you if you're interested in getting started in an entry-level position in the HVACR industry, or if you're seeking continuing education for upgrading skills or becoming certified or licensed.

The program focuses on learning objectives that have been identified by HVACR industry groups as key knowledge for an HVACR technician.

If you wish to see what the industry recommends for study, AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) both have an HVAC curriculum guide posted on their Web sites.

The HVAC Technician Online Training Program has 16 sections, with a subscription length of 60 days per section.  Each section contains 6 modules. The modules cover specific HVACR concepts and incorporate reading assignments, Web site tours, applied exercises, quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images, and printable handouts.

Travel Agent Training

Course CPD123  |   250 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

The Travel Agent Online Training Program is a proven, successful method for motivated people to begin a travel career. This program will also help you prepare for The Travel Institute (formerly ICTA) TAP Certification, based on the textbooks Travel Career Development and Exploring the World, Geography for the Travel Professional. You will also learn the basic skills needed to operate a computer reservation system for airlines, travel agencies, cruise lines, hotels, or as a home-based agent.

The Travel Agent Online Training Program will teach you all you need to know to start a travel career. You will learn about the airline industry, ground transportation, hotels and resorts, cruises, tours, international and domestic travel, reservations and pricing, specialty travel, and more.

This online program consists of three modules. You will first participate in a travel career development program, which will teach you the basics of the travel industry, followed by a second module in which you will study geography for travel professionals, focusing on destinations all over the world that you are most likely to recommend and sell to your clients. In the final module you will choose the GDS computer reservation system you wish to study.  Your facilitator will help you to select the proper GDS system to best achieve your career goals.

Wedding Planner

Course CPD130  |   300 hours, 9 months*  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,595  |   Course Details 

Prepare for a career in wedding and special event planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding and event planner, and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.

In these lessons, you'll get step-by-step training and learn concise formulas for ensuring the success of any social event, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays and baby showers. Once you've grasped the basics of wedding planning, you'll translate theory into real-world applications as you discover how to cultivate the vendor and client relationships that are crucial to building your business. You'll learn insider techniques on how to market your business and expand your revenue streams in the fun and exciting celebration industry.

With the aid of more than 150 business templates and other resource documents, you'll also gain the financial understanding you need to complement your wedding planning talents. This program provides you with an entire set of financial tools you'll be able to use for years to come, including contracts, business plans, timelines, fee structures, project plans and service offerings. Each business template is carefully designed to address the specific demands of the wedding-and special event planning industry.

The program includes a Dina Manzo's It's My Party and I'll Plan if I Want To workshop, which teaches the fundamentals and etiquette involved in proper party planning. It includes lessons on table etiquette, tableware, glassware, and flatware, in addition to proper place setting, menu selection, and food and wine pairing. 

Upon successfully completing this program, you will be certified as a professional wedding and event planner. In addition, you will qualify to apply for an internship customized to your career objectives and goals. Internships can range from one day to six months in length. As a result, you can begin building your professional résumé right away!