5G Power Skills Certification – $899.00 – Scholarship opportunities for students and businesses. Contact 863-784-7034.

South Florida State College offers a range of the world’s leading training products to create a unique portfolio of innovative business solutions that are designed to increase business competitiveness, enhance productivity, sales and profits, reduce turnover, and improve customer experience. The 5G Power Skills certification program offers world-class workshops on leadership, soft skills, interpersonal skills, and generational intelligence training. The certification workshops align directly with the following core competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):

¨ Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
¨ Oral/Written Communication
¨ Teamwork/Collaboration
¨ Digital Technology
¨ Leadership
¨ Professional/Work Ethic
¨ Career Management
¨ Global/Intercultural Fluency

5G-certified individuals, completing the five pillars of 5G Power Skills workshops, are eligible to receive the 5G Mastery digital badge and the opportunity to earn two credit hours. Once earned, the badge will be issued via email to you. The badge may be used on social media (i.e., LinkedIn) or on other forms of electronic correspondence (i.e., electronic resumes, footers of emails, etc.). The badge contains a hyperlink to the provider’s website for badge content and validation information. To register, call 863-784-7405. For more information, contact 863-784-7034 or email corporatetraining@southflorida.edu. For the most current schedule, visit southflorida.edu/corpedschedule.


Many courses listed below are offered online. These courses award a certificate of completion that are designed to increase your employability skills and success in the business world. A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits! How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends. Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release. To register, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc. Prices start at $115. The 2019 classes begin each month on the following dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 12, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11.                        


Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel

Are you interested in making better business decisions to increase your company’s profits, move you up the corporate ladder, and help you reach a better, personal financial position? Then you need to take this course. Using practical explanations and real-life examples, this course will show you how money flows through a typical business. You will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and how to use financial statements to make better business decisions. Whether you’re an employee, sales executive, supervisor, or manager, this course will help you understand basic financial information and use that information to make decisions that will positively affect your company’s financial situation This is a business finance course for non-financial employees and managers. In six weeks, you will obtain significantly improved business acumen skills and financial understanding.  Position yourself to be more confident in your business and financial decisions! To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Using Social Media in Business

Learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+—to grow and promote your business.  One of the biggest challenges for most business owners is to find a continuous supply of new customers. Over the past decade, some have differentiated themselves by leveraging the Internet and social media to do just that. This course will give you a solid foundation and thorough understanding of what social media is and how you can use it to grow your business. You’ll learn about the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+—and study secrets for using them and other social media platforms to promote your business. You’ll also see how you can build a social media team and automate your social media activities so that you can leverage the power of social media without adding another full-time job to your plate. And finally, you’ll gain techniques for measuring and tracking your social media success. In today’s fast-paced and globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses and business owners who use this powerful medium in the right way. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Digital Marketing Suite

Learn how to develop an Internet marketing plan, use popular social media platforms, and achieve higher positions with major search engines. Marketing Your Business on the Internet: Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You’ll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using Web analytics. You’ll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. Finally, you’ll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Throughout the course, you’ll learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products, and services using Internet technologies. Using Social Media in Business: One of the biggest challenges for most business owners is to find a continuous supply of new customers. Over the past decade, some have differentiated themselves by leveraging the Internet and social media to do just that. Whether you consider yourself a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation and thorough understanding of what social media is and how you can use it to grow your business. As you progress through the course, you’ll master a simple process for making social media work for you. You’ll learn about the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+—and study secrets for using them and other social media platforms to promote your business. Achieving Top Search Engine Positions: The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website’s traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). By the end of the course, you’ll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you’ll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first–and most difficult–step on the path to small business success. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


A to Z Grant Writing

Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals.  A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization.  You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.  It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers. Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included.  No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here! To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Human Resource Management Suite

These courses are designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. You will also learn tactics to build successful employment brand, the importance of a strong onboarding program and the effect it can have on employee retention. We will also discuss how continuous learning and targeted feedback can help engage employees. Finally, we’ll discuss how to make your company a high-performance organization, the benefits such as profits, and survival as well as being an employer of choice. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Mastery of Business Fundamentals

Acquire practical experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program. Are you interested in acquiring practical business experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program? This course is for you! You’ll understand the significance of strategic planning and discover how external and internal environmental factors affect an organization. You’ll learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation, and control for maximum impact. You’ll understand how successful organizations use performance measurements to stay on track. You’ll also master the fundamentals of accounting and increase your knowledge about key financial terms, cash flow management, financial statements, and cost control. You’ll learn the difference between financial and cost accounting. You’ll discover various financial investment models and you’ll learn the basics of financial planning and budgeting methods. You’ll even gain an understanding of the basic principles of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship. And you’ll explore the forms of business organization and learn about ethics and organizational politics. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


Supply Chain Suite

Discover and master the fundamentals of purchasing and supply chain management with this group of online classes. Purchasing Fundamentals: Improve your company’s bottom-line profitability by learning and implementing key concepts such as negotiation, supplier sourcing and qualification, outsourcing and make-or-buy analysis. Learn the basics of supplier partnerships, capital budgeting and green buying. You will learn about business law, contracts, leasing, Six Sigma and total quality management (TQM). Distribution and Logistics Management: All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods. The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP).     Supply Chain Management Fundamentals: Supply chain management professionals play a key role in capturing customer demands, creating forecasts, developing schedules, ordering and managing inventory, controlling production orders, and maximizing customer satisfaction. This course will help you succeed in the supply chain management field. You’ll master the fundamentals of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity planning, and production activity control (PAC). The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.


 Project Management Professional (PMP)® Prep Series

Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute’s prestigious PMP® certification exam. Master A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition–the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. PMP Certification Prep 1: This course, the first part of a two-course series, will demystify the PMBOK® Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. The course will also bring clarity to such topics as precedence diagramming, estimating, and scope management. PMP Certification Prep 2: In this, the second part of our two-part certification preparation series, your instructor will continue to demystify the PMBOK® Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. You’ll also gain a strong understanding of such topics as earned value management, risk management, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and make-or-buy analysis. In addition to learning about the PMBOK® Guide, you’ll gain insight into PMI®’s code of professional responsibility and discover powerful techniques you can use to continue preparing for the PMP® exam after this course is over. To register for this online course, visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc.

This is just a sample of our online courses. Visit www.ed2go.com/sfsc for over 350 engaging courses.


Customized Training

Need customized training for your business or organization? Please contact us and let us know how we can help. SFSC’s staff and faculty will collaborate to offer solutions to meet your needs. We can offer training at your business or a traditional classroom environment at any of our campuses located in Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties. Call 863-784-7034, for a professional consultation.


Insurance Agent or Adjuster

SFSC offers Insurance Pre-Licensing and Insurance Designation courses along with a large selection of insurance continuing education courses. These courses are state-approved and comply with state education requirements for licensure. After successfully completing the course and final exam, the student’s name is sent to the State of Florida Department of Insurance, fulfilling course prerequisites. Study when you want. Start and stop as often as you need to complete the course that is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Prices vary per course and there is no software to buy, install or run. Receive immediate access to your course by purchasing it online with a credit/debit card or Paypal. Check out the online courses offered through SFSC OLT at sfsc.oltraining.com.


OSHA 10HR General Industry

The OSHA outreach training program for general industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplaces in general industry. This program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contributes to our nation’s productivity. For schedule, visit our business and professional development catalog at southflorida.edu/corpedschedule We can offer this course at your business, call for more details, 863-784-7033.

NOTE: This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.