Business & Professional Development

Be a Lifelong Learner

Employees who continuously strive to enhance their skills and abilities are more likely to receive promotions and better opportunities.  We have several certificates and courses online or classroom-based where you can gain new skills or develop the ones you have.

Notary Public

Learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a Notary Public. Determine the steps for applying to become a NM Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a Notary Public. For new and experienced Notaries. Must be a New Mexico resident. Record Book of Notarial Acts included.

Administrative Assistant Applications

Discover how time management, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. Learn the basics in these areas along with ethics, organizational politics human resources management. Discover key management functions of planning, control, motivation, organization, and increasing creativity.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. Learn how to become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management professionals play a key role in capturing customer demands, creating forecasts, developing schedules, ordering and managing inventory, controlling production orders, and maximizing customer satisfaction.   This course will help you succeed in the supply chain management field. You will learn which actions to take when confronted by almost any situation. You'll understand how to represent top management's interests on the shop floor, and you'll know how to translate such initiatives as strategic planning, sales and operations planning, and new product introduction into achievable, operational plans. The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations.

Lean Sigma Six

In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non value-added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma techniques you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries. No pre-requisites required.

Introduction to Non-Profit Management

Understand the unique characteristics of non-profit organizations while mastering the core knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in the non-profit arena.  Gain a full understanding the role of the executive director and the board of directors, special event and meeting management, public relation strategies, and how to find a position in this fascinating and rewarding field of work.

A to Z Grantwriting

Get the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! Discover how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. Learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and put together a complete proposal package.

A to Z Grantwriting II - Beyond the Basics

Continue to explore the world of grants. In this course, you’ll learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grant makers and explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. We’ll go through every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags. By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to continue tracking future grant-writing and funding trends, bounce back successfully from rejection notices, and manage all of your grant awards proficiently. In addition, you’ll gain confidence in all areas of grant seeking, grant writing, and grants management (post-award reporting requirements).

Accounting Fundamentals

Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping and how to analyze and record financial transactions. Get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. Cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period.

Accounting Fundamentals II

Build on the knowledge you have to gain a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. Explore special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations. Increase your financial awareness while gaining a marketable skill.

Spanish for Beginners

Learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, converse on the telephone with merchants, hotel, and restaurant staff. Discover, ask, and understand directions, learn the days of the week, months of the year, numbers to 1,000, how to change money to foreign currency, and much more.  Students should purchase Communication in Spanish ISBN-10: 0070566429 prior to class. 

Spanish for Beginners II

Continue developing your skills in the Spanish language. Learn how to speak Spanish with merchants and how to travel using airplanes, trains, and rental cars. Practice conjugating present tense verbs, checking in and out of hotels, and making reservations at restaurants and events. Learn how to communicate with medical personnel in case of illness. Students should purchase Communication in Spanish ISBN-10: 0070566429 prior to class. 

Financial Aid & Assistance

Financial aid and assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or military spouse, or if you have a disability.  Educational loans are also available from many local banks.  Please contact WDCR to set up an appointment for more information, 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.