Vocational Certificate Listing
Name Description Credits
Art Courses available in this certificate area cover a wide range of art and craft skills such as drawing to painting, calligraphy to sign painting, flower arranging to computer-generated art. Students must complete 160 hours of art-related experience plus earn 20 more credits through completing various art courses. 20.00
Music To receive a certificate in music students should be reasonably accomplished at playing some instrument; being able to read some music is encouraged. In addition to 120 hours of musical experience (either practicing or performing), students must earn 16 additional credits through taking various other music or music-related courses. 20.00
Performing Arts This certificate area offers many course opportunities to convert talent and entertainment into certification. Courses range from story telling, to puppet shows, to stage performing, to dancing and choreography, to clowning, emceeing and singing. 20.00
Business Management This certificate area covers office management training: people handling skills, time management, business meetings, accounting, budgeting, banking, delegating, etc. 20.00
Office and Secretarial Skills This certificate area allows students to explore a wide range of studies: office efficiency, typing, using word processors, record-keeping, proofreading, transcribing, using encryption, modems, letter writing, etc. 24.00
Public Relations The certificate area is for those who have to work with the public and the media covering issues that concern the Family. 20.00
Sales and Marketing Courses towards this certificate area cover salesmanship, promotions, market research, purchasing, fund raising, canvassing, etc. 20.00
Audio Recording Audio Recording is another field of expertise that is under constant change due to technological developments. Students seeking certification is this area should research and study current publications and magazines dealing with audio recording. The Internet provides current information, but is also a danger zone to be entered prayerfully. 20.00
Computer Applications Using computers involves a wide range of technical skills. As more and more communications, publications, education and other ministries become computer centered, there will be a great demand for computer technicians people who can set up computers, install the complex software called for, hook up to the Internet and e-mail, give classes on the use of computers, etc. As this is such a rapidly changing technology, students for the most part will have to locate up-to-date reference material on the various hardware and software components that will be called for in this expanding ministry. We recommend that students learn about setting up and maintaining Windows 95 and 98 and NT operating systems; programmers should begin with Visual Basic 6 or higher; Web and e-mail users should be familiar with Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook Express or equivalent programs. Learning to set up networks is important for office situations. Creating and maintaining Web sites is another needed skill. 20.00
Teaching English as a Second Language This certificate is for those who wish to teach English to non-English speakers. 12.00
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