Course Levels

To assist members in deciding if a course is right for them, a course “level” is included in the course description.  A “level” is based on the information the course will disseminate and an assumed pre-requisite knowledge of the potential participant.

Introductory
The information in the course is basic yet thorough.  The potential participant does not deal with the topic area on a day-to-day basis, or may want to ‘refresh’ their knowledge base on the topic.  It is assumed the potential participant has limited knowledge on the topic, such as a new handbook section.

Intermediate 
These courses build on the basic topic and tend to be more issue based.  The potential participant deals with the topic area on a day-to-day basis and needs to be updated on any changes. It is assumed the potential participant has the basic knowledge and is familiar with the issues in the topic area.

Advanced 
The courses provide an in-depth overview and tend to be more technically specialized.  The potential participant deals with the topic area on a day-to-day basis and needs more in-depth information.  It is assumed the participant has solid background knowledge and is very familiar with the issues in the topic area.  They may also specialize or want to specialize in the area.

General 
The information in the course is appropriate for all participants and requires no specific knowledge level or job function.  These are often overview or topical sessions of general interest or focus on the development of professional skills.