Free Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) Courses
The free SPT courses include a mix of hard and soft skills that apply to today’s changing job market. Having the right skills and knowing how to utilize them is vital for both job seekers and those currently employed. Not only can students leverage these courses to enter the workforce or advance their career but staff can also use this as a professional development opportunity. Soft skills are attributes that enable you to engage in meaningful interactions with others. Since most jobs require teamwork, it's important to possess soft skills to enhance your employability and achieve your dream job.
The following free courses are for both career exploration and mental resiliency (personal enrichment). These free courses can be used as springboards into our most popular career training programs that lead to meaningful careers. Upon completion, learners will be presented with an opportunity to continue their studies with a career training program.
*The free course opportunity will be available until August 31, 2020. Learners will be required to enter a valid credit card when registering to access the free courses. The credit card will not be charged or captured for future usage. It will be used to vet the authenticity of the requestor.
Introduction to Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses
Contact Hours: 3 (an estimated time frame devoted to a course of study from start to finish that can vary from student to student).
This is a Free Course. Clicking on the "Purchase Now" button will only process your
enrollment. No Payment is ever required. Once processed you will be able to self-enroll
with username and password that you choose to create. Read below for further information.
Methods for detection, prevention, response and control
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.
This course provides a general introduction to COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.