Southeast Missouri State University

These courses are only available for University Employees. If you would like to view courses open to the community please visit our Extended & Continuing Education page

Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Test Review

Due to this test's current transition from paper to computer based, no exam will be offered in November. Please check back as we plan to have more information available soon on upcoming tests.

CAP - Organizational Management Test Review

Due to this test's current transition from paper to computer based, no exam will be offered in November. Please check back as we plan to have more information available soon on upcoming tests.

Student Employment Supervisor Training

New supervisor training is scheduled for September 17 from 9-11 in the UC—Program Lounge. This training will be targeted towards supervisors new to student employment.

Beginning Photoshop

Join Jeremy Griffin as he explains how to get started using Photoshop. Learn how to navigate the interface, tools and palettes, crop and scale images, make selections, use layers, and retouch images.

Please note that while this class is for beginners, basic computer knowledge is recommended.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm

Intermediate Photoshop

In this class, Jeremy dives even deeper into Photoshop’s photo editing tools. Learn how to use brushes, retouch images, color correct images using adjustments layers, work with masks, and work with blending modes.

Please note that while this class is for beginners, basic computer knowledge is recommended.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm

Advanced Photoshop

In the final installment of The Photoshop Series you will learn advanced retouching techniques, and how to create shapes, create text, use filters, panoramic images, use content aware scaling, and a little about compositing.

Please note that this is an advanced course and Photoshop experience is recommended.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm

Death by PowerPoint

Right now as you are reading this, thousands of people are experiencing the horror, the audacity, the menace know as PowerPoint poisoning. Side after slide of excessive bullets, distracting animations, and bad images cause your audience to lose attention and succumb to its sleep inducing effects. Come join us as Dan Presson unravels the causes of PowerPoint poisoning, how you can prevent it in your presentations and how to work with your PowerPoint to strengthen your message. Remember, only you can prevent PowerPoint poisoning.

Instructor: Daniel Presson
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 12-1 p.m.

iPad – Through Basics and Beyond

This hands-on iPad course will wash your iPad worries away. The first session will show you how to accomplish the essential, basic tasks of your iPad. Everything from general navigation, the App Store, and other standard apps will be covered. The second session will dive into more complex and productivity based applications. Ever want to use the “cloud”? Want to discover productivity apps (such as Dropbox, Wunderlist, GoodNotes, etc.) that can help simplify your common, everyday tasks? Bring your iPad and get ready to say iCan!

Instructor: Egbar Ozenkoski
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, April 07, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR Training is a Suicide Prevention Module which provides participants with the tools necessary to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to put into action a plan for preventing suicide. Participants learn how to recognize warning signs, clues, and communication related to suicide in order to prevent suicide. QPR is an interactive training that highlights the best ways to approach someone who is displaying warning signs of suicide and allows participants an opportunity to put the techniques learned into practice. Participants will be provided with a QPR booklet, information on local and national prevention resources, and a certificate of completion. Anyone who is in contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus is encouraged to attend this training.

Instructor: Torie Grogan MA, PLPC, NCC
Date: TBD

What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program designed to prepare a community for a major disaster. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

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Upcoming Classes

CERT Class

  • September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 - 8:00 am-12:00 noon

Located at Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department Conference Room 2, 1121 Linden Cape Girardeau MO 63701

CERT Refresher

(for those who completed a CERT class more than two years ago)

  • Option One: August 19 and 21, 5:30-9:30 pm - Fire Station #3 1975 N Sprigg - Downstairs
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  • Option Two: August 23 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Both options located at Fire Station #3 Downstairs Training Room, 1975 N Sprigg Cape Girardeau MO 63701

Course Information

20-hour CERT Training Program

  • The 20-hour CERT Training program covers topics such as:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search & Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Psychology & Team Organization
  • Bio-Terrorism
  • Disaster Simulation

CERT Refresher Course
When was the last time you practiced your CERT skills? If severe weather struck, would you be prepared?

The winters of 2008 and 2009 brought paralyzing ice storms to regions of Missouri. In February 2008, we experienced a round of severe thunderstorms in Southeast Missouri – and in March 2008 we saw several severe thunderstorms and tornados. The cities of Crosstown, Caruthersville, and Jackson, Missouri have been struck by tornados in recent times leaving behind a grim reminder of how devastating these twisters can be.

Our CERT Refresher program will cover:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Box Cribbing & Cribbing Operations
  • Rescue Lifts & Carries
  • Medical Operations
  • Triage
  • Search & Rescue

As part of this program, your picture will be taken and new CERT Picture ID Cards will be issued.

CERT Refresher classes will be scheduled as needed.

Restrictions, Cost and Equipment Lists

Restrictions: You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this training program.
Cost: No charge
Required Dress/Equipment List: Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes to accommodate the weather. If available, bring your personal response pack. Click here for the recommended CERT equipment and supplies list.

Are You Prepared? Be CERTain with CERT!

If you have not been to a CERT Refresher within the last two (2) years, the time is now!

If you're interested in scheduling a CERT Refresher Course, please contact Jim Watkins at (573) 339-6799 ext. 2.

The following agencies are presenting this training course as a community service:

  • American Red Cross
  • Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center
  • Cape Girardeau Fire Department
  • City of Cape Girardeau
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • State Emergency Management Agency

Register for an Upcoming CERT Course

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A.L.I.C.E. Training

Public Safety, in partnership with Training and Development, is conducting ALICE workshops. The 120 minute long ALICE sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. ALICE -- Alert, Lock down, Information, Counter and Evacuation -- is crisis training created by two Texas law enforcement officers.

This highly effective and common sense training has been readily adopted by many educational law enforcement institutions throughout the United States. The training is open to everyone but we are encouraging faculty and staff to take the time to attend one of the sessions. Hopefully you will never have to use the information you will learn, but if a situation does arise in a classroom or in an office, you will have an idea of what you can do to increase your survivability.

Upcoming Dates



As a resident assistant, I have been through both A.L.I.C.E. training 101 and 102. Before I went through training I had never before heard of such a program, but I was quickly captivated by the presentation the officers presented. During the first program we watched a set of chilling videos and discussed ways events such as that at Virginia Tech or Columbine High School could have been stopped. The second session I attended built upon the first training; it presented more statistics and served as a great review on how to take action if one were ever found in an active shooter scenario. I strongly feel that a program such as the one put on by Sgt. Bradley and Lt. Mayberry should be implemented nation wide at both the faculty and student level from kindergarten to college.

~Sgt. Brad Beran

"The ALICE training was the most important day of class for my UI 100 students. And in my opinion it was the single most important class of the entire semester, for all their classes, whatever their major. Every student, faculty, and staff member should receive ALICE training. Detective Mayberry runs an enlightening program that could very well save lives."

~Eric Redinger | Assistant Director of Recreation Services

"ALICE training is a critical program for any student, faculty or staff member in higher education. The program provides practical tools and strategies on how individuals can respond in cases of an armed intruder. Much like one's home, the presence of an active shooter requires immediate decisions by each individual on how they will respond to this very real threat. Through ALICE trainings individuals better understand what these decisions involve and how to make the decisions that provide them the best opportunity to survive a shooter on a college campus."

~Dr. Bruce Skinner | Director, Office of Residence Life

"I enjoyed ALICE training and it taught me the importance being prepared. I suggest everyone ask your professor what their plan is in the event of an active shooter."

~Eric Steiner | Southeast student and RA

"ALICE training taught me the importance of making sure you are aware of your surroundings and exits and locations around campus."

~Mary O'Connell | Southeast student and RA

SkillsoftSkillSoft is a new and exciting e-learning site that makes online learning super easy. After merging with Element K, our old online learning software, they gave us access to a completely new and improved e-learning website called SkillPort. 

Click here for a catalog of courses.

If you would like to register for SkillPort, fill out the form below and our staff will get you enrolled within 24 hours.

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Safe ZoneSafe Zone Training is an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Ally training program to educate faculty and staff about LGBT issues so we can better assist and serve all of our students. During this training, you will learn terms to use and avoid, definitions, and myths plus participate in self-reflections and group discussions about bias, privilege and how to create a safe, accepting classroom or office. Participants that complete the training will received the Safe Zone decal to display.

Instructor: Megan Murray, Coordinator for Leadership Development


  • Session 1: September 22th from 10 am - 1 pm in UC Heritage Room
  • Session 2: October 7th from 9 am - 12 pm in UC Mississippi Room
  • Session 3: October 16th from 2 - 5 pm in UC Heritage Room
  • Session 4: October 17th from 1 - 4 pm in UC Heritage Room
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