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In response to today’s rapidly changing job market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, College of the Desert’s Partnership and Community Education program is offering 10 free self-paced professional development trainings now through the end of June.

These trainings include a mix of hard and soft skills that provide opportunities for career growth and success. A great resource for students, job seekers, and those currently employed, these trainings also offer both personal and professional development during these complicated times. 

REGISTER NOW for any of our FREE courses listed below by 6/30/20 and earn a certificate from PaCE!


Master 12 career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, creativity, financial matters, and conflict resolution. This course will help you achieve individual excellence by developing a fulfilling career plan and gaining the skills to improve all your interpersonal relationships.​

Set clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security, and be prepared to retire someday. This course will help you gain control over the financial impact of your choices with tools that are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine.​

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
With Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search, you can gain confidence in your ability to acquire interviews and job offers - even in a tough, competitive economy.​​


Become a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems, and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.​

Become more confident, make great first impressions, get along with others, and create better personal and professional relationships. This course provides a step by step process to becoming a great conversationalist as you use communication to build rapport and create trust, warmth, and respect.​

Learn how to best anticipate and meet customer needs. This course will help you discover some dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.​


In this hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods for establishing an Internet presence and building a brand identity. You'll learn to incorporate SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more to develop an effective Internet marketing plan for your business even with little money to spend.​

Discover how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ and create a personalized plan without clearing out your bank account. This course will help you master cost-effective marketing strategies the provide results with hands-on activities and real-world examples.​​


Learn the basics HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own website. This course will help you plan content, structure and layout of your website, create neatly formatted text, build links, and add color, graphics and tables, as well as understand no-cost web marketing strategies and SEO.​

Create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites without any coding! This course provides hands-on experience creating web pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing a site’s look and feel, and working with user-friendly features.​​​