Professional Development

New! Intellectual Property Law for Engineers




Code: IPL
Price: $575.00

Instructor: The Center for Legal Studies.
Fees: $645

Course Description:

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention and its creator are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution, the law of infringement, and computer application of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). Learn what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do you deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well. Learn copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. You will receive a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people that will provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters.

All textbooks are available for purchase from The Center for Legal Studies by calling 1-800-522-7737 or www.legalstudies.com

NEW! "Brush Up on Your American Grammar Skills"




Code: W18-777
Price: $29.00

Instructor: Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, Corporate Trainer, Copy Editor, Blogger
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: APRIL 11, 2018.
Fees: $29.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

NEW! "BRUSH UP ON YOUR AMERICAN GRAMMAR SKILLS" is aimed at you, the adult business professional. It incorporates the most useful and necessary information that you need to succeed, including the rules for using apostrophes in possessives and contractions, commas, colons, dashes, hyphens, and quotation marks. We will also talk about common language errors, such as you're and your, it's and its. Instructor: Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, Corporate Trainer, Copy Editor, Blogger.

NEW "Brush Up on Your Business Writing Skills"




Code: W18-776
Price: $29.00

Instructor: Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, Corporate Trainer, Copy Editor, Blogger
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: APRIL 25, 2018.
Fees: $29.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

NEW! "Brush Up on Your Business Writing Skills" covers the essentials of business writing, whose only goal is clarity. We will discuss topics such as planning and thinking about your reader, turning negative language into positive, using active and passive voice effectively, and trimming the "fat" from your writing.

NEW! "BRUSH UP ON YOUR INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS"




Code: W18-775
Price: $29.00

Instructor: Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, Corporate Trainer, Copy Editor, Blogger.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: MAY 2, 2018.
Fees: $29.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 Session

Course Description:

New! "Brush Up on Your Interpersonal Communication Skills" gives you tips and techniques to use in any difficult situation from work to family. We discuss how to avoid difficult conversations by learning about the three major communication styles, barriers to understanding others, mixed messages, using DiSC, AND language choices.