Courses

CURRENT COURSES

B2C 197 – The Art of Java/Web tools
B2C 297 – The Art of Happiness
B2C 297 – Applied Personal Finance
B2C 297 – Data Visualization with Excel
B2C 397 – Design Thinking with IDEO
B2C 397 – Gender and Resiliency at Work
B2C 397 – Innovation: Influencing Change
B2C 397 – Professional Skills

Register for Bridge to Career courses in People Soft under the subject B2C


B2C 197 – The Art of Java/Webtools
Choose from 18 real-world scenarios to learn and apply coding to land your first job. This course series is focused on putting you at the forefront of the job market in the tech industry. Learn “next gen” online coding skills to compliment your degree.
2 Credits
Instructor:  Lindsay Davis
1st 8-week Session

Date/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm


B2C 297 – The Art of Happiness
Discover what happiness is and why it matters. Learn how to increase your own happiness, and how happiness forms a basis for physical, mental, professional health, and beyond. Throughout this course, you will learn to understand the power of social connections and the science of empathy and discover what is mindfulness and its real world applications. Online coursework will be complemented by a personally driven project, designed to help you achieve your definition of happiness and apply it through your life.
3 Credits
Instructor: Joel Vallett
Date/Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:45pm


B2C 297 – Applied Personal Finance: Balance your books, balance your life
You are invited to develop a healthy and positive mindset around managing finances in a way that will improve your quality of life, starting now. You will learn to understand and master the financial skills required to manage your personal finances including credit, taxes, insurance, retirement funds, increasing income through investment and entrepreneurship, budgeting, and paying off debt. Throughout the semester you will work through a series of projects that culminate in a fully developed personal financial plan that caters specifically to your needs and goals.
2 Credits
Instructor: Whitney Hansen
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:20AM


B2C 297 – Data Visualization with Excel
Data Visualization with Excel is the process and theory of visual presentation of data. It is not simply providing a chart or graph, although that is certainly the usual and accepted end product. This course teaches Excel modeling as a visual toolset, built directly into spreadsheets, and commonly referred to as a dashboard. It becomes an assist to decision making, and it is surprisingly easy to build.
2 Credit
Instructor:
 Andy Lanning
Date/Time: Thursday 5:35-7:15pm
1st 8-week Session


B2C 397 – Design Thinking with IDEO
Our world and local community face tremendous challenges, would you like to be a part of solving them? Through this course you can learn how to unleash your creativity and make a positive impact right here in your community. This course uses Design Thinking as a framework for gaining insights about people’s needs and then how to use those insights to develop solutions. You will be encouraged to see the world differently, uncovering deep insights that help you solve problems in new ways. In this course, you will learn to observe and discover what people really care about, conduct interviews and stretch your thinking beyond assumptions to get to bolder ideas . You will join with a purpose driven organization in Boise for a team-based design challenge. You will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges they face and help them increase the impact of their work. The skills you learn in this class will help you work better in teams, apply new thinking to solve challenges, and uncover your creative potential.
3 Credits
Instructor: Luke Jones
Date/Time: Mondays/Wednesday 4:30-5:45 pm


B2C 397 – Gender and Resiliency at Work
While much has been learned about the value women create for organizations, recent research indicates that women are still facing significant barriers to gender equality in the workforce and to advancement into leadership roles. This course explores the barriers women face in the workplace globally, the importance of resiliency as a key to career success, and practical ways for women and men to enhance their resiliency and overcome career challenges. By using resiliency strategies, you can create a positive trajectory for your career defined by growth, success, and satisfaction. This is a highly experiential course, consisting of individual and team activities, personal reflection, and class discussion.
3 Credits
Instructor: Lynn Schmidt
Date/Time: Mondays 6:00-8:45 pm


B2C 397 – Innovation: Influencing Change
Entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds and disciplines including business, engineering, health care, information technology, and the arts. Innovation is not just having a better idea. To be truly innovative, the idea should drive significant advancement in meeting market needs and be effectively launched. However, just creating an idea does not mean that you have the best idea that meets the needs and will stand the test of time in the marketplace. In fact, many studies show that most innovative ideas failed due to either (1) the value of the idea was not clearly presented or (2) and unsuccessful execution. Soon, managing an effective innovation process (from idea to launch) will be considered a necessary core competence of building quality companies in this new economy.
3 Credits
Instructor: Joe Bonocore
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:15 am


B2C 397 – Professional Skills
Professional Skills is a 15-week interactive course that fits seamlessly into your semester schedule, incorporating both remote and in-class work. It’s designed to help you build critical professional skills through individual- and team-based activities and authentic workplace scenarios. Professional Skills can help you master the skills you need to be successful in your desired field. You will learn, career development skills like self-awareness, teamwork, networking, and interviewing. while receiving guidance from an experienced facilitator to help you shape your professional growth. You will experience Real-world workplace simulations you can discuss in an interview and you will learn business skils that will help you stand out on the job.
3 Credits 
Instructor:
Debbie Kaylor
Date/Time:
Mondays 1:30 – 2:45 pm