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Become a Veterinary Assistant I - Online

ID: CEETG-503

This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to counsel veterinary clients on pet nutrition, vaccinations, worms, fleas, first aid, euthanasia, and alternative medicine. You will also get a taste of how a veterinary hospital ticks as a small business by focusing on billing, workplace safety, and marketing through client education programs.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Become a Veterinary Assistant II - Online

ID: CEETG-918

This course is the definitive guide to the principles of sound dog breeding practices leading to the production of healthy puppies. If you're a veterinary assistant or preparing to become one, this course will help you understand the essential facts so you can knowledgeably converse with clients on the complexities of canine reproduction. This course covers every essential facet of dog breeding, including assessing the health of candidates, common reproductive problems, determining pregnancy, finding out why a pregnancy fails, postpartum complications, caring for puppies, and more.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Become a Veterinary Assistant III - Online

ID: CEETG-673

Learn the practical skills you'll need to be a valuable veterinary assistant or educated pet owner. Taught by a practicing veterinarian, this course is the third installment in our Become a Veterinary Assistant series. Exciting videos and interactive graphics will put you right in the hospital. You'll learn restraint techniques and examination procedures, as well as how to collect and interpret blood and urine samples, assist in surgery, perform basic hygiene, take radiographs, and administer medications and vaccines.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Veterinary Assistant Certificate

ID: CEANC-508

Become a competent veterinary assistant learning receptionist duties, laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer skills. Successful completion of this certificate program will qualify you for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant. All materials included.

  • Total Hours: 36.00
  • CEUs: 3.60
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Audio Engineering Certificate Information Session

ID: CEMUS-547

Looking for a career as an Audio Engineer or Producer? Attend this free session and receive information about the Audio Engineering Certificate Program and a chance to win a door prize. Topics include The 5 Most Important Steps in Capturing a High Quality Vocal Performance, The Secrets of Making Professional Quality Beats in Reason 7, and 5 Essential Tips for Becoming Employed in the Music Business.

  • Total Hours: 1.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Audio Engineering, Introduction

ID: CEMUS-507

Learn how to use standard types of audio equipment - microphones, mixing consoles, compressors, EQ's reverbs, and power amps will be covered with live demonstration during classes. Classes will also cover maintenance and troubleshooting. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 16.00
  • CEUs: 1.60
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Commercial Music Theory

ID: CEMUS-511

If you are going to be working in the music business, you need to know the difference between off key and on. This course covers the music theory, ear training and harmony related to commercial/contemporary music from rock'n'roll to classical music. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 16.00
  • CEUs: 1.60
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Digital Music Production

ID: CEMUS-525

Learn how to record music at home with the latest in digital music production. Upon completion of course, students will be able to mix projects into MP3 or CD format. Topics include MIDI, signal flow, multi tracking, and more. This course includes a two-hour lab. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Live Sound Production

ID: CEMUS-521

Learn the ins and outs of running live sound for production companies, theatres, artists, churches and more. This class includes a two-hour lab. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Music Business

ID: CEMUS-510

Whether you want to be the manager of a band, make extra income as a booking agent or do both for yourself as an artist, this course will give you the skills to navigate through the world of the music business. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 16.00
  • CEUs: 1.60
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Studio Recording I

ID: CEMUS-522

Learn the latest techniques in audio recording. From analog to digital, this course will improve your abilities to record music at home or in a studio. Covers Pro Tools and analog outboard equipment. This class includes a two-hour lab. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Studio Recording II

ID: CEMUS-523

Supplement to Studio Recording I. Required for Certificate Program. One-on-one time featuring eight hours of hands-on use of a Pro Tools system. Student must pass final exam and present a recording demo project for critique to pass the course. Must be completed within two years of beginning the certificate program.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Studio Recording III

ID: CEMUS-524

Importing, exporting, file management, advanced mixing, editing, monitoring, and mastering using the Pro Tools platform will be focus of the class. Students will be required to complete recording projects for a final grade. This course includes a two-hour lab. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Cake Decorator Professional Certificate

ID: CEKIT-522

Find out how the experts create beautiful cakes. This 18-hour certificate program prepares you with the basic cake decorating skills needed to start a cake business, obtain a position as an entry level decorator (bakery/grocery store), or for personal pleasure. Learn the perfect techniques in creating beautiful flowers using royal icing, piping embellishments, and an introduction to sugar paste flowers. A list of all required supplies will be handed out at the first class. Bring to class first night: piping tips (purchase only the tips listed on the online Materials List); disposable piping bags; small pair of scissors; half sheet coated cake board; cake spatula; and a small container of prepared Wilton Decorator's Buttercream. Piping techniques will be covered on the first night of class. See the online Materials List for all supply requirements.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Blood Borne Pathogens/Health, Safety and Nutrition

ID: CEABC-519

Receive 2.5 hours of blood borne pathogens training and 2.5 hours of Health and Safety or Nutrition. Study health and safety or nutrition issues by creating a safe and healthy environment for children. Learn the proper procedures to prevent illness and accidents or provide healthy nutrition in the classroom. See the Materials List on the website for topic and number.

  • Total Hours: 5.00
  • CEUs: 0.50
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Creating Classroom Centers - Online

ID: CEEDG-752

Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In this course, you'll learn how to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom. You'll start out by learning what centers are (and aren't), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Next, you'll explore some very common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Creating the Inclusive Classroom - Onlin

ID: CEEDG-753

In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day-learning proven strategies for inclusion that turn diversity into opportunity. With a mix of students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Over the next six weeks, you'll learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Curriculum

ID: CEABC-501

Take this opportunity to gather creative ideas to strengthen the curriculum at your center. See the Materials List on the website for topic and course number.

  • Total Hours: 5.00
  • CEUs: 0.50
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Day Care Administration Prep

ID: CEPTN-710

In this course, we will become familiar with the development and management of a child daycare center, including such elements as child development theories, legal considerations, bookkeeping, staffing, site management, and parental involvement.The goal of a quality day care facility is to provide child care that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, educational environment.At a quality center, the workers and management strive to meet the individual needs of each child, while providing quality, reliable and safe child care.

  • Total Hours: 340.00
  • CEUs: 34.00
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Differentiated Instruction in the Class Room

ID: CEEDG-758

Differentiated instruction (DI) is becoming a mainstay in classrooms across the country as educators are starting to see the ways that the traditional classroom setting limits their ability to reach diverse learners. Join us on this journey through 10 practical DI integration strategies! Count on at least three sample integration lessons on each strategy, and just think of all the ways that you can apply them to improve learning outcomes for your students.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Differentiating K-12 Assessments

ID: CEEDG-759

Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed-and no matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily. You'll begin by exploring strategies for performing pre-assessments, formative (ongoing) assessments, and summative assessments. Next, you'll discover how to identify and share learning goals, gather assessment information, adjust your instruction, and provide feedback to your students. Real-life examples will help you see how differentiated assessment provides direction for improvement, promotes confidence, and motivates your learners to do their best.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Growth and Development

ID: CEABC-503

This program focuses on physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. See the Materials List on the website for topic and course number.

  • Total Hours: 5.00
  • CEUs: 0.50
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Guidance

ID: CEABC-502

Understand how to guide behavior of young children. See the Materials List on the website for topic and course number.

  • Total Hours: 5.00
  • CEUs: 0.50
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Solving Classroom Discipline Problems - Online

ID: CEEDG-750

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while others face daily discipline battles? The answer is that some teachers know the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II - Online

ID: CEEDG-751

In this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices. You'll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Survival Kit for New Teachers - Online

ID: CEEDG-749

Feel a little trepidation before entering your classroom? You're not alone! Whether you're already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full-time, this course will provide you with proven tools, tips, and tricks to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Teaching Preschool: a Year of Inspiring

ID: CEEDG-760

In this course, you'll get equipped with a solid lesson plan template and lots of interchangeable activities to choose from-plenty of inspiration to take you and your students from September to May. You'll learn over 100 circle-discussion, art, literacy, fine and large motor skill, science, and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away. Then you can adopt the ideas just as they are or tweak them slightly to fit a variety of themes. Either way, you'll have ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans. Whether you're already teaching or you're just investigating a career as an early childhood educator, you're sure to find the right mix of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips in this six-week course.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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The Creative Classroom - Online

ID: CEETG-697

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap into your students' hidden talents. Learn creative new approaches to learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, field trips, and evaluation methods. Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by making your classroom a creative classroom!

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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The Differentiated Instruction And Response to Intervention Connection

ID: CEEDG-761

Today's teachers are using two powerful approaches-Differentiated Instruction (DI) and Response to Intervention (RTI)-to help every child succeed academically. In this course, you'll learn how to put this dynamic duo to work in your own classroom teaching and lesson plans. You'll start by exploring different learning styles and delving into a concept called multiple intelligences. In addition, you'll look at the factors that motivate students to learn in a child-centered classroom.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Understanding Adolescents - Online

ID: CEETG-926

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, how their identities develop, and what steps you can take to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the needs of the teens in your life.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Meeting and Event Planning Part I

ID: CEEVT-523

Part one of a three course certificate program. Explore and understand the basic concepts of planning and executing a successful event. Whether your interests lie in opening your own event company, planning a wedding or simply mastering the skills to plan the perfect meeting for work, this introductory course will provide you with the skill set to understand the basics of event planning.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Meeting and Event Planning Part II

ID: CEEVT-524

Part two of a three course certificate program. Beyond the basics of Event and Meeting Planning I, this course will provide you with step by step instructions, worksheets and check lists to ensure the success of planning your next personal or business event. Gain important skills that will allow you to navigate critical event logistics such as contract negotiation skills and venue selection. Grasp the importance of business and wedding etiquette from guest speakers who are Columbia's experts in event planning. Prerequisite: Event and Meeting Planning Part I.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Meeting and Event Planning Part III

ID: CEEVT-525

It all comes together in this course that offers guidelines and resources for the prospective event planning professional. This course will cover all aspects of starting a career as an event planner, whether you desire to open your own business or simply want to strengthen your resume with your new skill set. Explore how to establish your pricing, determine your niche, create a business plan and develop marketing concepts. Prerequisite: Event and Meeting Planning I and II.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Wow, What a Great Event! - Online

ID: CEETG-659

Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events. Develop skills, find resources and gain confidence to plan and produce any size or type of event. Find out what the experts and master planners already know so that you can avoid embarrassing and costly planning errors or production mistakes. After just a few weeks, you will become a knowledgeable event planner poised to produce any type of event.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Floral Design Certificate

ID: CEFLC-501

The fundamentals of floral arranging will give students enough basic skills to seek entry level positions in the floral business. Introduction to materials and equipment, principles of good design, color, and specialized designs are covered. Master the skills with the included text. The last two weeks, the class meets both Monday and Tuesday.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Floral Design, Advanced

ID: CEFLC-502

Prerequisite: Floral Design Certificate. Bring your tools and text to enhance your skills. Emphasis will continue on fresh floral arrangements but will also touch on uses of artificial flowers.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Interior Decorating, Advanced

ID: CEDCP-504

Prerequisite: Interior Decorating, Intermediate. Part 3 of the Certificate Program. Final theories include blueprint reading, electrical and lighting, accessories and trends, cost estimations and the decorator/client business relationship. The final project utilizes all skills to prepare a furniture and color/pattern layout, and cost schedule. One offsite field trip and the last class will meet on a Thursday.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorating, Beginning

ID: CEDCP-502

Part 1 of the Certificate Program. Fundamental theories of decorating are introduced enabling students to apply beginning skills. Lessons include floor-plan drafting, traffic flow, space and furniture arranging, furniture history and period styles, and a beginning analysis of color and pattern relationships. Students will complete a project based on skills learned. One offsite field trip and the last class will meet on a Thursday.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorating, Intermediate

ID: CEDCP-503

Prerequisite: Interior Decorating, Beginning. Part 2 of the Certificate Program. Color and pattern, window treatments, fabric applications, carpet and oriental rugs, wall coverings, and painted finishes are covered. Estimate and calculate yardage for window treatments, carpet and wallpaper. Apply floor-planning skills to a project. One offsite field trip and the last class will meet on a Thursday.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Interior Decorator Certificate

ID: CEDCP-529

Save and enroll in the complete Certificate Program. Students complete projects applying color and pattern relationships, floor-planning skills, window treatments, furniture selection, blueprint reading, cost estimations, accessories, electrical and lighting, and the decorator/client business relationship. Three offsite field trips and the last class of each component meets on a Thursday.

  • Total Hours: 54.00
  • CEUs: 5.40
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Irrigation

ID: CEHOR-507

Examine the use of irrigation in the landscape industry with emphasis on design, equipment suitability, water application procedures, and construction. Design projects and job bidding are also included. The class meets at W.P. Law, 303 Riverchase Way, Lexington, SC 29072.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Landscape Management

ID: CEHOR-522

Gain hands-on experience in grounds maintenance. Emphasis is on shrub and tree maintenance, pest control, pruning, fertilization, mulching, mowing and the use of bedding plants for seasonal color, landscape maintenance equipment, records, maintenance schedules, and bid procedures. The first session meets on campus and the remaining sessions meet off campus.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Turf Management

ID: CEHOR-525

Learn the identification, use, culture, and maintenance of turf grasses. Emphasis is on the installation and management of turf in residential and commercial areas including proper fertilizers and pest control.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Personal Trainer Certification

ID: CEPYT-600

This six-week education program covers both textbook knowledge and hands-on practical training preparing you to work with clients one-on-one in fitness facilities. Students participate in lectures including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and nutrition. Reading and studying outside of class are imperative for successful class completion and passing the exam. Prior to obtaining the Personal Trainer certification students must pass the national exam given the last week of class. Students are also required to become Adult CPR/AED certified. The cost of this requirement is not included in course tuition. See the online Materials List for important information. Textbook is required and is not included in course tuition. You may purchase book online or order book through W.I.T.S. 888.330.9487 or http://www.witseducation.com

  • Total Hours: 36.00
  • CEUs: 3.60
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Mastering Digital Photography: Photographing People - Online

ID: CEETG-548

Photographing people can be fun, exciting - and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. After a review of the basics, you'll discover the best way to shoot faces, repair common problems, and take professional portrait and formal group shots. You'll become proficient in action photography, and you'll also learn several fun and creative ways to photograph children and babies. You'll even gain expertise in filling your photographs with imagery, setting moods, and creating themes. This course will have you well on your way to becoming a skilled people photographer.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Photographing Nature With Your Digital Camera - Online

ID: CEETG-968

Jump into the world of nature photography! In this course, you'll master taking beautiful outdoor photos of everything from landscapes to specific nature items such as water, flowers, trees, animals, and more. Along the way, you'll learn all about digital camera equipment, telephoto photography, and even macro photography. With plenty of examples and opportunities to share your work, you'll be shooting breathtaking photos in no time!

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Photography Certificate

ID: CEPIC-542

Learn basic camera functions, exposure, and depth of field. In addition, receive further instruction in composition, how light affects images, filters and flash, wedding, portrait lighting, marketing and portfolio session. Conclude with lab sessions in digital photo editing using Photoshop Elements at the Northeast Campus. A SLR or DSLR camera is required.

  • Total Hours: 54.00
  • CEUs: 5.40
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Photography: Basic

ID: CEPIC-538

First class of the Photography Certificate program. Can take as a stand-alone class or go on for the certificate. Study camera techniques that go beyond the auto setting. Learn basic camera parts and how they affect the look of the final image. Study exposure, depth of field, perspective, composition, and the basics of digital photography to produce beautiful photos. A SLR or DLSR camera is recommended, but not necessary.

  • Total Hours: 21.00
  • CEUs: 2.10
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Secrets of Better Photography - Online

ID: CEETG-522

Join us for an informative look at tips and tricks for better photography. We will discuss the basic technology that all cameras use and helpful information on exposure and lighting. We will also explore strategies for excellent photos in all types of situations, including portrait, landscape, macro, and still life.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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