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The Regional Workforce Training System supported by Virginia Wesleyan University is providing students with a core of essential processes for advancement: Analytics, Business, Project, and Logistics Management, and Information Systems.

VWU has a long and successful track record of helping people develop skills that lead to career advancement. Upskilling, reskilling, and coaching training programs can help you develop new skills, increase productivity, and improve job satisfaction.

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This Program will help you expand your knowledge base in a variety of functional areas, transition into a management position, gain more knowledge in business operations and advance your company and your career.

Program Objectives:Objectives of this program include learning to attack company & career problems, resolve issues using better decision-making techniques, gain more confidence in your own leadership while learning best practices for cross-functional business operations.  You will be able to successfully meet business challenges now and in the future while gaining new skills for out-of-the-box thinking for success as a professional and leader.

Topics Included:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Executive Leadership

Course Schedule

Location: Virginia Wesleyan University Campus, Clarke 215
Days: Friday/Saturday
Dates: 05/03/2024 - 06/15/2024 (No classes on 05/17, 05/18)
Times: Friday — 12:30pm to 4:30pm / Saturday — 8:30am to 12:30pm

Participants will gain skills essential to project managers and those in support roles, with course materials aligned with the internationally recognized standards of project management. Oriented to concepts such as time, cost, risk, and communication. Once completed, participants will meet or exceed the educational prerequisites for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Hours count towards the 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification.

Topics Included:

  • Introduction to Modern Project Management
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prioritization, Execution, Tracking
  • Return on Investment

Course Schedule

Location: Virginia Wesleyan University Campus, Clarke 118
Days: Saturdays
Dates: 04/20/2024 - 07/06/2024 (No classes on 05/18, 05/25, and 06/01)
Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm

Today’s leaders need a complete look at Business Analytics and how analytics benefits the organization. Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus is providing in-depth analytics studies on a lifestyle- and business-friendly schedule! You will learn to develop your company's organizational strategy and implement that strategy for business growth.

This program will help you understand how to use data, set realistic business goals using analytics, find ways to use data while integrating factual data into your company's operation. You will also learn the steps to take in creating an analytical strategy while finding new resources and technologies.

Topics Included:

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Intro to Profit & Loss Statements
  • Data basics and collection approach
  • Risk Analysis & Risk Management Plan Development
  • Strategic Planning: Goals, Strategies and Measurable Objectives
  • Value-Stream Mapping and Analysis for Process Efficiencies

Course Schedule

Location: Synchronous On-Line
Days: Saturdays
Dates: 07/20/2024 - 08/17/2024
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm

This workshop will provide the basics of supply chain management, operations and customer service. Participants will study movement and flow, standardization, honest information, shipping processes, document management for exporting and importing products, and transportation costs.

Dozens of logistics subject will be discussed: Rail cargo, container traffic, warehousing, just in time inventory, quality acceptance plans to name a few. In addition, students will learn purchasing strategy, pricing, bargaining and supplier evaluation.

Course objectives: Logistics subjects will include rail cargo, container traffic, warehousing, just-in-time inventory, quality acceptance plans, purchasing strategy, pricing, bargaining, and supplier evaluation.

Topics Included:

  • Review of Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Quality
  • Purchasing

Course Schedule

Location: Virginia Wesleyan University Campus, Clarke 118
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Dates: 07/22/2024 - 09/25/2024
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Note: 09/09 and 09/16 6:00pm to 9:00pm)

 

The Information Systems Program is designed for individuals who seek to develop knowledge and skills that will allow them to work in environments that integrate business, organizational, and technical aspects of computer information systems. Students who graduate from the program may pursue careers in data analytics, computer user support, Internet technologies and applications, and other related fields.

The Information Systems Program consists of the following seven courses building 22 credit hours which may be applied toward a Bachelor’s degree (major or minor).

Course Schedule

May 20 through July 5, 2024 — Online Summer Session 4

ISP 101: Fundamentals of Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
Introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices of utilizing information systems to help organizations achieve their goals and carry out their missions. Students should have a working knowledge of internet use and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and e-mail. 
No Prerequisite.

MBE 203: Accounting One, (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the basic principles and systems of accounts that underlie general purpose financial reporting. Includes the analysis of accounting transactions and how they affect the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. Introduces students to financial statement ratios commonly used in evaluating for-profit organizations. 
No Prerequisite.

July 8 through August 23 — Online Summer Session 5

ISP 105: Spreadsheet Software (3 Credit Hours)
Students explore current topics in the field of computer science/information systems beyond the 101 level. This includes computer networks, internet use, and ethical issues and legal issues related to the
use of information technology. Students learn the more advanced features of software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and e-mail.
No Prerequisite.

MBE 335: Accounting Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
Students develop a conceptual framework for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an accounting information system. Primary topics include system understanding and documentation, risk
analysis, and typical accounting transaction cycles. The lab experience provides application provides application of system concepts to popular software application.
Prerequisite: MBE203

August 28 through October 18 — Fall Online Term 1

ISP 205: Database Management Systems (ACCESS) (3 Credit Hours)
This course incorporates instruction on planning, defining and using a database; It also provides instruction on how to perform queries; produce reports; work with multiple files.  Additionally, it addresses database programming. Includes database concepts, principles of table design and table relationships, entering data, creating and using forms, using data from different sources, and filtering. 
No Prerequisite.

EES 300: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 Credit Hours)
Introduces the computer literate student to the underlying theory and practical applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Lectures are interwoven with hands on computer exercises that illustrate the principles, develop technical competence, and demonstrate the versatility of GIS. Individualized projects reinforce concepts and help students acquire the knowledge and confidence to use GIS outside the classroom.

ISP 400 October 23 through December 13 Fall Online Term 2

ISP 400: Project Management for IS (3 Credit Hours)
Designed to help students develop a theoretical understanding of project management in an information systems (IS) setting and provides the opportunity for the application of that theoretical base in real-world scenarios.  Students will utilize project management tools and techniques to develop project plans aimed at solving organizational problems. 
Prerequisite:  ISP 101, ISP 105, ISP 205

 

Disclaimer: The Regional Workforce Training System led by the Hampton Roads Workforce Council as the Lead System entity, was established using a $11 million Good Jobs Grant Challenge awarded by the Economic Development Administration and is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.