Learning Opportunity Resources

The following learning opportunity resources can be used to expand the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Classified staff members at Miami University.  Selecting the appropriate learning should be a collaboration between staff members and supervisors to plan and manage professional learning and job growth.

 

Academic Course

Academic courses offered by Miami University as well as other educational institutions may be eligible for Job Enrichment credit. Please note: All costs associated with academic courses are the responsibility of the employee (tuition fee waiver benefit may apply for Miami University courses).

Access: Follow the application/registration process specific to the institution offering the course.

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • Obtain a passing grade
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • copy of final grade including date/semester completed
    • course description (for courses not listed on Job Specific Learning Opportunities)

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Chefcertification.com is an online learning portal providing access to online training courses specific to nutrition, cooking, and the culinary fields. Chefcertification.com provides user-friendly online courses that help aspiring chefs reach their ACF Chef Certification goals. By taking courses using our self-paced online service, staff earns the required credit hours for initial certification or certification renewal, all from the comforts of home or the confines of work. There are no term schedules; students may register online at any time.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • All quizzes/tests are automatically graded online. After each quiz, a list of missed questions (and your answers) is generated by the database. This gives you a better opportunity to brush up on your knowledge, and (if needed) take the quiz again.
  • Once you complete the course, you are greeted with a confirmation of completion. You will receive an authentic certificate of completion via email within a week.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • certificate of completion

American Institute of Baking (AIB)

AIB classes equip graduates with skills and confidence to innovate, develop new products, and to troubleshoot production problems based on a curriculum that synthesizes science and baking tradition. For correspondence courses (hard copy book and online tests), enrollments are accepted at any time. There are no fixed starting dates. Each course is made up of a series of lessons; each lesson takes between six-eight hours to complete. Each course must be completed in either six months or one year (see course details.)

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Obtain a grade of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion, congratulatory letter, and summary grade report.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • certificate of completion
    • congratulatory letter
    • summary grade report

American Management Association (AMA)

American Management Association (AMA) courses are self-study books designed to enhance your professional development skills.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • Follow the “How to take this course” instructions in the front of the AMA course book.
  • Submit pre-test answer form to AMA for grading (optional).
  • Submit post-test answer form to AMA for grading.
  • Obtain a letter indicating grade of 70% or greater on the post-test.
  • Re-testing:
    • If a post-test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken one time. See Job Enrichment Administrator for details.
  • Return AMA course book to a JEP Administrator unless otherwise arranged.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • letter of completion, or
    • certificate of completion, or
    • screen shot of post test with your name, score and date completed

CE Direct

CE Direct provides online learning opportunities for allied health professionals and nutrition professionals.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Obtain a grade of 75% or greater on the overall assessment.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI)

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is a Custodial Technician self-study book that is split into two levels, Basic and Advanced. The Basic Level includes six modules, and the Advanced Level contains three modules. Each module covers a different cleaning subject and each has a corresponding proctored, certification exam.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Contact your JEP Administrator to schedule a test.
  • Obtain a grade of 80% or greater on each module test.
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 80%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.
    • Each module is graded independently; therefore, you only need to retake the modules in which a score below 80% was received.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

Education Institute (EI)

The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) offers more than 30 hospitality management courses, available through traditional home study (correspondence courses called “Distance Learning” Opportunities) or online through our “CourseLine®” program. Take individual courses or work toward earning Areas of Specialization certificates, a Hospitality Fundamentals certificate, a Hospitality Operations certificate, a Hospitality Management Diploma or a Food and Beverage Management Diploma.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Must earn above a 70% on the proctored exam to obtain the course completion certificate.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • course completion certificate

Human Resources Staff Development - Individual Development Workshops

HR Staff Development offers individual development workshops and technical skills training. These workshops are designed for faculty and staff at all levels within the University who are interested in developing skills for professional growth. 

Access: Train

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • Course attendance is automatically captured in MyCard upon tapping your Miami ID.
  • JE Credit may be issued pending your status in the Job Enrichment Program.

National Retail Federation (NRF)

The NRF Foundation’s certification programs help individuals advance their careers. Retail Management Certification is available online only (PC based) for both courses and examinations. NRF also offers a self-study Customer Service Certification that is available for course content in a textbook format and course examinations in an online format.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

NCCER

The training programs offered by NCCER meet national industry standards. Individual modules may be completed at home and at the participant’s pace. Course completion timeframe may vary for each module. Points do not expire for participants in the Apprenticeship Program.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Obtain a 70% or higher
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

Penn Foster

Develop your skills with accredited, trade-specific training from Penn Foster. This program provides hands-on training and practical exercises that will allow you to receive a career diploma. The coursework may be completed at home, and at a pace that’s right for you. The completion timeframe varies for each program. Points do not expire for participants in the Apprenticeship Program.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Obtain a passing grade for the course.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • transcript

Skillport

Skillport (Miami unique ID and password required) is an online learning portal providing access to elearning courses designed to enhance business and technical skills.

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • All course content must be viewed.
  • Must spend a minimum of 35% of the vendor’s expected duration in the course.
    • To calculate 35%: course minutes x .35 = minimum time required for JE Credit
  • Obtain a grade of 70% or greater on the overall assessment.
  • Skillport briefs, simulations, and videos are not eligible for Job Enrichment credit.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

TPC Training

TPC Training consists of self-study books designed to enhance industrial, maintenance, and business skills for service and maintenance professionals. Each course consists of multiple lessons, programmed exercises, and self-check quizzes for optimal learning. All courses include a final exam proctored by the appropriate Job Enrichment Administrator.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • The course must be listed on the Job Specific Learning Opportunities for your role.
  • Contact your JEP Administrator to schedule a test.
  • Obtain a grade of 70% or greater on the final exam.
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form.

Universal Class

Universal Class is an online learning program offered through local public libraries that provides a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Access: Lane Library and other public libraries

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • Contact Your JEP Administrator with course questions and possible approved courses
  • Course is taken online
  • Course test is completed and a certificate of completion is awarded
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation:
    • certificate of completion

Other Learning Opportunities

Other learning opportunities may be eligible for Job Enrichment credit. These could include online courses, conferences, facilitated training, etc.

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation which could include:
    • Event description with learning objectives
    • Detailed agenda, including timeframes, indicating sessions attended
    • Learning event provider information (organization, instructor name, phone, website, email address, etc.)
    • Documentation from learning vendor indicating test results, passing score requirement, and/or certification hours
    • Proof of successful completion or attendance:
      • letter of completion, or
      • certificate of completion, or
      • Supervisor signature on JEP Learning Opportunity Form (if above not available).

Miami University Non-Academic Learning Opportunities

Miami University Non-Academic Learning Opportunities can change from year to year. As a result, the points you can earn from completing them may vary. Please contact your Job Enrichment Administrator for eligible points.

Job Enrichment Process and Credit Requirements:

  • If course attendance is automatically captured in MyCard upon tapping your Miami ID, JE Credit may be issued pending your status in the Job Enrichment Program, or
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation which could include:
    • Event description with learning objectives
    • Detailed agenda, including timeframes, indicating sessions attended
    • Proof of successful completion or attendance:
      • letter of completion, or
      • certificate of completion, or
      • Supervisor signature on JEP Learning Opportunity Form (if above not available).