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Degrees and Programs

Upskill Classes

Entire Summer Schedule

You can view the entire summer schedule online! A variety of offerings are available! 

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About Upskill Classes

Gain the skills for a new career direction or begin to climb the leadership ladder with your current employer.

Wright State University’s Lake Campus is offering “upskill” classes in business and graphic design that will give you the jump-start you need on a new job or a promotion. Tuition is affordable to fit your budget and all classes are delivered remotely to fit your schedule. Here are some important details:

  • Each class will require approximately 10–15 hours per week for remote instruction, including readings, quizzes, assignments and projects.
  • Some classes can be completed in as little as two weeks!
  • Summer A term classes begin May 11.
  • Summer B term classes begin June 22.

Your classes will allow you to apply your prior knowledge, education, and experience. The skills you gain will bring you closer to supervisory and leadership positions within your company or organization—or with a new employer. You will gain a foundation of theory and best practices while cultivating your strategic thinking.

Many applied business courses are broken down into two parts. The first part can be completed in as little as two weeks. The second part can be completed in as little as four weeks. Complete both parts and earn three college credits.

For more information, email cynthia.berelsman@wright.edu or mark.hibner@wright.edu or call 419-586-0377.

Course Descriptions

Applied Business Courses

  • APS 3000: Applied Studies Technologies
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course introduces technologies relating to the business environment. The main focus is on business and technical applications of software, operating systems, communication and networks, computer security and safety, ethics, privacy and other current topics.
     
  • APS 3010: Training and Presentations
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course will emphasize the development of listening skills, public speaking skills, interviewing skills, and training skills. Explore communication skills, including training and development as a research and training focus for you to apply toward your chosen field. Learn how to identify and assess communication competence and how to develop training programs and presentations to enhance communication competency.
     
  • APS 3020: Applied Business Leadership
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in sustainable influence, direction, motivation, governance, and “setting the pace” that you can apply to business and organizational settings.
     
  • APS 3030: Services Marketing
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    If you are interested in service industries, this course will help give you the skills to address the distinct needs and problems of service firms and help you gain an understanding of service marketing issues.
     
  • OIS 2400 – Services Marketing Part 1
    Credit Hour: 1
    Introduction to services and the service sector, differences between goods and service, consumer behavior.
     
  • OIS 2400 – Services Marketing Part 2
    Credit Hour(s): 2
    The service delivery process, and the pricing of services, the service communication strategy, managing the firm’s physical evidence, managing service employees and customers, defining and measuring customer satisfaction, defining and measuring customer satisfaction, and defining and measuring service quality.  (This course should only be taken after successful completion of OIS 2400, Services Marketing Part 1.)
     
  • APS 3040: Applied Studies Management
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in technical management. Focus on management fundamentals such as organizational structure, planning, control, change, etc., as they apply to business and organizational settings.
     
  • OIS 2400 – Applied Studies Management Part 1
    Credit Hour: 1
    Managing  people, planning and strategic management, management responsibilities and decision making, organization structure and design, building relationships, organizational change and innovation, individual behavior in organizations.
     
  • OIS 2400 – Applied Studies Management Part 2
    Credit Hour(s): 2
    Building relationships, organizational change and innovation, individual behavior in organizations, managing job descriptions, performance appraisals and salaries, managing employee motivation and performance, communication in organizations, improving and developing yourself and the complete person.  (This course should only be taken after successful completion of OIS 2400, Applied Studies Management Part 1.)
     
  • APS 4000: Personnel Management
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in technical personnel management. Focus on fundamentals such as organizational analysis, employee selection, training, benefits, employee relations, etc., as they apply to business and organizational setting.
     
  • APS 4010: Applied Studies Legal Issues
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in legal issues of applied business operations. Focus on fundamentals such as the legal system, regulations, tort law, negligence, liability, contracts, insurance, and labor law, etc., as they apply to business and organizational settings.
     
  • APS 4020: Project Evaluation
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in evaluation and needs assessment. Focus on fundamentals such as the logic model in evaluation, needs assessment techniques, instrument development, information analysis, and decision making as they apply to business and organizational settings.
     
  • APS 4030: Applied Studies Finance
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A course to provide opportunities for you to gain knowledge, practice, and study in financial management. Focus on financial management concepts such as financial goal setting, financial statements, financial analysis, credit, insurance, and financial tools.
     
  • OIS 1010 – Professional Development I
    Credit Hour: 1
    Professional development in office procedures, dress, personality, leadership and other aspects of business etiquette.  Topics include: self-esteem, self-development, attitude, and image.
     
  • OIS 1010 – Professional Development II
    Credit Hour: 1
    Professional development in office procedures, dress, personality, leadership and other aspects of business etiquette.  Topics include: communication basics, styles and skills, communicating with co-workers and supervisors and managing conflict.
     
  • OIS 1010 – Professional Development III
    Credit Hour: 1
    Professional development in office procedures, dress, personality, leadership and other aspects of business etiquette.  Topics include: meeting essentials, applying critical work skills, developing customer focus, and valuing diversity.
     
  • OIS 1010 – Professional Development IV
    Credit Hour: 1
    Professional development in office procedures, dress, personality, leadership and other aspects of business etiquette.  Topics include: acting ethically, developing leadership skills and managing change, getting the job and taking charge of your career.

Graphic Communication Certificate

You will learn entry-level graphic communication skills through this five-course certificate program.

  • IT 1010: Graphic Terminology and Design
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Desktop publishing and terminology used in today’s graphics communications and principles of design in printed media. Trends, history, and ethics in print media.
     
  • IT 1300: Illustration
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Relation of art applications to graphic design. Application of sketching and computer- generated illustration.
     
  • IT 1400: Layout and Typography
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Fundamentals of typography as an element and tool of visual communication. Use of various software programs to produce creative and marketable typographic design.
     
  • IT 2010: Photoshop
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to computer imaging and photo manipulation using raster-based Photoshop software. Filters and text will be explored.
     
  • IT 2240: Fundamental of Weblog Design
    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Creating a weblog for the purpose of communicating or promoting an idea and evaluating the effectiveness of a weblog using visitor comments and web analytics.

 


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