Hatch Education - Online Career Certificate Programs

Adams State University offers the following test preparation and career skills programs, in partnership with Hatch Education.

Hatch Education’s national, award-winning approach takes into consideration your busy lifestyle and provides career training, standardized test preparation, and tutoring. With flexible schedules and state of the art instructional approach, it’s easier than ever to get the education you want without having to sacrifice the things that mean the most.

Hatch Education’s test preparation courses and books help high school and undergraduate students prepare for the tests that are used in determining college admission and financial aid eligibility.

The non-credit career training programs and best-selling supporting material help students acquire specialized skills and knowledge that will be useful in obtaining employment in a multitude of exciting, challenging, and lucrative careers. Upon completion of the career training programs, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Adams State University (certificates represent successful completion of courses, and do not represent endorsement, licensure or certification).

These programs are suitable for anyone, anywhere in the world! The flexible online format is available worldwide to anyone with access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

* The tuition listed below is exclusive of books unless otherwise indicated.

Accounting Assistant Certificate Course©

  • Tuition: $1,195

This program helps you develop strong communication and quantitative skills while becoming acclimated with accounting details and ethics. The Accounting Assistant profession is one of the largest growth occupations in the economy, according to the most recent U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. This intensive professional Certificate course prepares you for work as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, or auditing clerk. Successful graduates receive a Certificate and the skills needed to work with CPAs, large corporations, small businesses, or as independent contractors. 8 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: College Accounting, 10th Edition (Chapters 1—12) + Using QuickBooks Pro 2010 for Accounting (with CD-ROM), 9th Edition (by Bille McQuaig, et al. Bundle price approx. $150.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 8 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 5/18/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 7/27/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 10/5/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 12/14/14

Building a Home Inspection Business©

  • Tuition: $1,995

This intensive course is designed to comply with applicable provisions for home inspectors by providing guided study for those interested in pursuing careers in this flourishing field. The course teaches you how to conduct a complete home inspection and prepare a comprehensive Home Inspection Report, and also provides substantive preparation for the National Home Inspector Examination required for certification in many states. Specific topics include energy audits, housing components, ethics, and the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®). You will also learn marketing, billing and other important business practices necessary to start and maintain your successful new career. Experience in the residential or construction industries, and particularly general contracting, is beneficial to class and employment success. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: Become a Home Inspector! (By Michael A. Pompeii. Approx. $50.00) (Supplementary materials to be provided by instructor)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Executive Administrative Assistant Certificate Course©

  • Tuition: $1,195

This course offers intensive instruction in the latest business office technology, advanced bookkeeping, and efficient techniques for office management. Successful graduates of the eight-week course receive critical training necessary to work in the growing field of assisting business executives in managing daily executive decisions. 8 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: The Administrative Professional: Technology & Procedures (by Patsy Fulton-Calkins. Approx. $67.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 8 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 5/18/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 7/27/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 10/5/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 12/14/14

Finding Money for College

  • Tuition: $50

This comprehensive online seminar provides parents and students with traditional and unique methods of paying for their higher education. Developed by members of the national Higher Education Consultants Association (“HECA”), this seminar provides essential information regarding public grants, scholarships, savings vehicles, and many other forms of financial aid. 4 week session-see schedule below. No required text. Materials provided.
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Healthcare Advocacy Certificate Course©

  • Tuition: $1,195

This comprehensive Certificate course examines the many critical roles played by healthcare advocates on behalf of consumers, their families and their communities. As health policy advocates, graduates work as patient representatives, educators, intermediaries and/or healthcare advisers in legislative and organizational areas, and advocate for patients and consumers from positions in private or public agencies, disease-specific associations or national health policy organizations. This course is written and administered by Scott Hatch, J.D. and Gary Sands, M.D. 8 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality: Strategies for Achieving Patient-Centered Care (by Jo Ann L. Earp et al. Approx. $67.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 8 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 5/18/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 7/27/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 10/5/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 12/14/14

Intensive Crime Scene Investigation (“CSI” Course)

  • Tuition: $480

This comprehensive course provides instruction for students in collecting, identifying, classifying, and analyzing physical evidence as it relates to criminal investigations. Forensic science technicians are currently ranked #6 on CNNMoney.com’s list of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Fields” in America, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 20% employment growth in the field from 2010 – 2020. Areas of study in this course include the role of the crime scene investigator and first responder, fingerprint, palm print, body fluid, and blood spatter analysis, documentation of arson and motor vehicles crime scenes, and much more. Crime scene investigators often testify as expert witnesses on evidence or collection techniques, and also work as specialists in fields such as biochemistry, ballistics, or fingerprint and handwriting analysis. 4 week session-see schedule below. Required Text: Crime Scene Investigation (by Jacqueline T. Fish et al. Approx. $13.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Landlord and Tenant Law

  • Tuition: $150

This comprehensive course provides practical information for landlords and tenants and may be applied to facilitate an understanding of their respective rights and obligations under residential and commercial leases. In this seminar, we demystify essential terms and conditions in lease agreements, study the most common types of leasehold estates, and introduce sample language that may be used in drafting landlord/tenant documents. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell (by David S. Hill. Approx. $40.00)

2014 4 wk. online schedule:
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Personal Coach Prep

  • Tuition: $150

If you are the support person that others turn to at work, home or among friends, then this is the course for you. If others instinctively approach you for assistance and guidance, then you have already started coaching in some manner. During this course we teach you the principal methods of coaching effectively, beginning and maintaining a powerful coaching relationship, and expediting substantial personal and professional growth for clients. 4 week session-see schedule below. Required Text: Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles & Skills of Personal Coaching, 3rd Edition (by Julie Starr. Approx. $18.00)
TTo order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for Catholic High School Entrance Exams

  • Tuition: $150

Prepare with the experts! Created by the author of Catholic High School Entrance Exams for Dummies (Wiley), this class offers everything you need to do your best on the most widely-used entrance exams for Catholic high schools, the COOP, HSPT and TACHS. We review the math, grammar, spelling, reading, and analytical skills you need to excel on your particular entrance exam, and you practice these skills by taking full-length practice tests. 4 week session-see schedule below. Required Text: Catholic High School Entrance Exams For Dummies (by Lisa Zimmer Hatch. Approx. $13.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Succeeding in Law School

  • Tuition: $250

Law school is one of the most demanding courses of study you’ll ever take on, and this comprehensive prep course provides you with the tools you need to succeed and make the most of your financial investment. Students in this course learn study skills, time management techniques, how to write briefs, and other essential skills necessary for launching a successful legal career while avoiding the common mistakes and pitfalls of first-year law students. 4 week session-see schedule below. Required Text: How to Succeed in Law School (by Gary A. Munneke). Approx. $12.99)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for the ACT

  • Tuition: $250

Brought to you by the authors of ACT For Dummies, 5th Edition (Wiley), this nationally acclaimed course offers a comprehensive overview of the various question types that appear on the ACT. Nearly all undergraduate schools require that applicants submit scores for the ACT, SAT, or both, and this course covers the essential subjects, concepts, and techniques you must know to achieve a high ACT score. Topics of study and review include mathematical concepts, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry, grammar and punctuation, reading comprehension, essay writing, data analysis for the science test, general standardized test taking tips, and much more. Course participants apply their newly acquired skills into practice using actual ACT tests from recent years. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: ACT For Dummies, 5th Edition, (by Lisa Zimmer Hatch and Scott Hatch. Approx. $19.99) and The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition. (Peterson’s. Approx. $22.00) Tuition: $250 Copyright © 2014, Hatch Education
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for the CBEST

  • Tuition: $300

The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) examines the level of basic reading, writing, and math skills that are essential for employment as an educator. Students in this course will review the fundamental concepts required to pass the three sections of the CBEST (two multiple choice sections for math and reading, and a two-essay section for writing) as determined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTCC). The Hatch Education CBEST test prep course will prepare to achieve success on: READING: Critical Analysis and Evaluation / Comprehension and Research / Comprehension and Context / Research and Reference Skills. MATH: Estimation, Measurement, & Statistical Principles / Computation and Problem Solving / Numerical and Graphic Relationships. WRITING: Expressive Writing and Expository Writing demonstrating referential aim, in addition to a review of general standardized test-taking tips and strategies. This course is designed and administered by Lisa and Scott Hatch, standardized test prep experts and authors of numerous national best-selling test prep titles. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: The Princeton Review Cracking the CBEST, (by Rick Sliter) Approx. $17.50
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14

Prepping for the GMAT

Students seeking an MBA or MS in Business Administration will likely have to endure the GMAT. This course, brought to you by the authors of GMAT For Dummies, 6th Edition (Wiley), gives you the tools to excel on all four sections of the GMAT: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning. You'll practice using these strategies on actual GMAT questions. Plus, we discuss MBA programs, application procedures, and graduate school survival techniques. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: GMAT For Dummies, 6th Edition (by Lisa Zimmer Hatch and Scott Hatch. Approx. $25.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for the GRE

  • Tuition: $250

Brought to you by the creators of Study by App’s© recently released “GRE Prep” application, this course offers a comprehensive study of the quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the GRE. We provide a thorough review of the applicable math concepts, strategies for efficiently tackling reading passages, specific techniques for analyzing and evaluating arguments, and tips for presenting a persuasive essay. You practice on actual GRE questions from prior tests. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test (Educational Testing Service. Approx. $22.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for the SAT

  • Tuition: $250

Brought to you by test preparation experts and authors of SAT For Dummies (Wiley), this unique instructional approach covers the various question types you encounter on the SAT. Nearly all undergraduate schools require that students submit scores for the SAT, ACT, or both, and this course covers the essential subjects, concepts, and techniques necessary for SAT success. Topics of study and review include mathematical concepts, including algebra and geometry, grammar and punctuation, reading comprehension, sentence completion, essay writing, special standardized test taking tips, and much more. Course participants are given the opportunity to put their new skills into practice using real SAT tests from recent years. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition (CollegeBoard. Approx. $15.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14

Prepping for the LSAT

  • Tuition: $250

If you're considering applying to law school, include taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) on your to-do list. Be sure to add completing this course, too! We offer an in-depth exploration of the three main question types found on the LSAT – analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension – and give you the tools to master each type. You practice your skills on actual LSAT exams from recent years and gain an insider’s perspective on law school admissions and the legal profession as a whole from practicing attorneys. 4 week session-see schedule below.
Required Text: 10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests (by Law School Admissions Council. Approx. $20.00)
To order textbooks, please contact Hatch Education at 877-428-2407 or http://hatchedu.com/books/

2014 4 wk. online schedule:

Spring Session: Begin: 3/17/14 End: 4/13/14
Summer Session: Begin: 5/26/14 End: 6/22/14
Fall Session I: Begin: 8/4/14 End: 8/31/14
Fall Session II: Begin: 10/13/14 End: 11/9/14