By AMANDA J. ALLEN
NRCC public relations
Through New River Community College’s partnership with online course company ed2go, the college is offering several new non-credit classes including “Write Effective Web Content,” “QuickBooks for Contractors 2014” and “Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera.”
“Writing Effective Web Content” will guide participants through crafting content to make their websites and blogs into exciting multimedia spaces for visitors. Developing a website writing style that speaks to readers’ needs, ensuring content is clear and easily understandable, and organizing content to produce better search engine rankings will also be covered.
“QuickBooks for Contractors 2014” will instruct participants in the use of the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2014. Participants will discover how to create custom, professional-looking contract estimates and track time and materials. Billing clients and job-costing will also be covered.
“Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera” will cover the many features and controls of a DSLR camera including lens types, exposure controls and flash photography. Managing photo files and working in manual mode will also be covered.
These courses are part of NRCC’s growing catalog of instructor-facilitated online courses. They combine carefully constructed lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with classmates to help students gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace and can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. New sessions of each ed2go course begin every month. They run for six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments. A professional instructor facilitates every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions. More information is available from NRCC’s Office of Workforce Development at www.nr.edu/workforce or 540-674-3613.