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NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy 

Spring 2021 Course Catalog

Spring Term Overview

Spring Term cohorts begin in March 2021. NapaLearns provides subject-matter expert instructors who establish milestones, meet with the student cohort each week, gauge their progress, and help them through each course module. In addition, NapaLearns arranges and pays for the certification test prep and exams for those participants who want to take the tests.

Through the generous support of our donors and partners, NapaLearns is able to offer these courses to students at no cost or a highly discounted cost per course.

How Much Does It Cost to Attend?

NapaLearns covers 100% of the costs for Napa County high school students to attend. We will offer discounted rates for others or to those who have employers with education assistance programs. Scholarships will be available for individuals needing financial support. Learn more.

Business & Marketing

Marketing • Social Media • Project Management

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

 

Duration
16 Weeks • Starts March 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
3 to 4 Hours Per Week
Cost
$300 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
Claudette Shatto
 

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of digital marketing to help your business or career. The course is created by Google trainers and facilitated by Napa Valley College Business Marketing Instructor, Claudette Shatto. You will create a digital marketing strategy for a real business in your community. The course is packed full of practical exercises and real-world examples to help you turn knowledge into action. 

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Social Media: Facebook Blueprint

Duration
8 Weeks • Starts March 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
4 to 6 Hours Per Week
Cost
$150 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
Claudette Shatto
 

As businesses around the world are shifting their focus online, many are wondering where to start. To help with this transition, our business education program, Facebook Blueprint, launched courses that cover the fundamentals. The lessons in these courses are practical, putting concepts into context with storytelling and offering downloadable materials to help bring what you learn to life.

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Digital Design & Media

Graphic Design • Video Production • Special Effects • CAD

Adobe Photoshop

Duration
8 Weeks • Starts March 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
4 to 6 Hours Per Week
Cost
$150 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
Lisa Gottfried
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Adobe Photoshop™ is the cornerstone product for Adobe. It is also the beginning certification to acquire if you choose to move further in your design career. This course will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exams for Photoshop CC18, CC19, or 2020.

Through hands-on, activity-based projects that focus on the methods used in the industry, you will learn everything from basic photo editing to advanced photo manipulation and design. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!

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Adobe Illustrator

Duration 
7 Weeks • Starts May 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
4 to 6 Hours Per Week
Cost
$150 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
Lisa Gottfried
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Adobe Illustrator™ is the go-to tool for graphic design professionals.  This course will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exams for Illustrator CC18, CC19, or 2020.

Through hands-on, activity-based projects that focus on the methods used in the industry, you will learn everything from simple layouts to advanced graphic design principles. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!

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Adobe Premiere

Duration 
8 Weeks • Starts May 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
4 to 6 Hours Per Week
Cost
$150 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
JP Castillio
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Adobe Premiere™ is the world’s most popular professional video editing tool.  This course will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exams for Premiere CC18, CC19, or 2020.

Through hands-on, activity-based projects that focus on the methods used in the video production industry, you will learn everything from basic video editing to production terminology and industry skills. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!

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Information Technology

Cybersecurity • IT Support • Programming • UX Design

Introduction to Cisco Cybersecurity

Duration 
4 Weeks • Starts March 2021
Prerequisites
None
Weekly Coursework
2 to 3 Hours Per Week
Cost
No Cost / Free
Instructor
Travis Eliason
 

Intro to Cybersecurity explores cyber trends, threats and the broader topic of cybersecurity. Participants will learn how to protect their personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies, and governmental and educational institutions face today. 

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Cisco CyberOps Associate

Duration 
14 Weeks • Starts April 2021
Prerequisites
Intro to Cybersecurity
Weekly Coursework
4 to 6 Hours Per Week
Cost
$300 (Scholarships Available)
Instructor
Travis Eliason
 

The Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals course teaches you security concepts, common network and application operations and attacks, and the types of data needed to investigate security incidents. This course teaches you how to monitor alerts and breaches, and how to understand and follow established procedures for response to alerts converted to incidents. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn the essential skills, concepts, and technologies to be a contributing member of a cybersecurity operations center (SOC) including understanding the IT infrastructure, operations, and vulnerabilities. This course helps you prepare for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification and the role of a Junior or Entry-level cybersecurity operations analyst in a cybersecurity operations center.

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