Earn a High School Diploma Online

St. Louis Public Library offers adults, age 25 and older, the opportunity to earn a nationally accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through the Career Online High School (COHS) program.

Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:

  • Childcare and Education
  • Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
  • Office Management
  • Commercial Driving
  • Homeland Security
  • General Career Preparation
  • Retail Customer Service
  • Food and Hospitality

With these titles, from our digital collections, you can decide which career path is right for you.

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Rationale for Child Care Services presents a cogent introduction to the history, needs, and major concerns in childcare, and suggests the basic and essential components of a comprehensive program including planning, organizing and funding. Foreword by Senator Walter M. Mondale, Vice President, Senator, and Ambassador to Japan. Contributors include Mary D. Keyserling, Therese W. Lansburgh, Dr. Dorothy Hewes, Jeanada Nolan, Gertrude Hoffman, Jule M Sugarman, William L. Pierce, Glen P. Nimnicht, Elizabeth Haas, and Dr. Stevanne Auerbach.

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Already a best practice for the majority of Fortune 500 companies, program management has now been embraced by large and small organizations eager to fluidly and efficiently manage all their projects from one central department. This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of program management, detailing the reasons for setting up a program management office, and showing them step-by-step how to do so. Readers will find clear, detailed information on a PMO's major functions such as selecting projects, conducting project health checks, providing program management training to the organization, creating and implementing a standardized program management process, and monitoring and controlling the overall status of all running projects. Readers will also find helpful definitions and sample forms they can use in completing administrative tasks such as maintaining a Risk and Issue Log, and producing internal and external reports. Both comprehensive and easy to understand, this book is an indispensable introduction to this important and powerful trend in project management.

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Homeland security is not terrorism, nor is it mass killings. While closely related, homeland security, terrorism, and mass killings are distinctly separate. We hope to demonstrate that in this book. More importantly, we hope to impart a clarity of understanding that will give you, the reader, a corresponding advantage in your academic and professional pursuits supported by this knowledge.

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In this twentieth anniversary edition of her perennial bestseller, Nancy Anderson shows readers how following their passion to find their special niche is the most effective and rewarding approach to business and career success. Work with Passion follows the step-by-step program Anderson implements in her career counseling practice, carefully guiding readers through each stage. The program follows the ten "Passion Secrets" of successful people, and topics include clarifying goals, trusting instincts, doing research, and meeting others who are passionate about their work. "I have found that we love to hear success stories," Anderson writes, and each chapter tells those powerful stories of people who have overcome adversity and realized their dreams. Work with Passion has a wealth of inspirational guidance, from the broadest kinds of visionary encouragement to very practical tips on networking, developing a resume, and writing a query letter that gets results.

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Success in today's rapidly changing hospitality industry depends on understanding the desires of guests of all ages, from seniors and boomers to the newly dominant millennial generation of travelers. Help has arrived with a compulsively-readable new standard, The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets by Micah Solomon, with a foreword by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company's president and COO Herve Humler. This up-to-the-minute resource delivers the closely guarded customer experience secrets and on-trend customer service insights of today's top hoteliers, restaurateurs, and masters of hospitality management including:Four Seasons Chairman Isadore Sharp: How to build an unsinkable company culture. Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer: His secrets of hiring, onboarding, training, and moreTom Colicchio (Craft Restaurants, Top Chef): How to create a customer-centric customer experience in a chef-centric restaurant.

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