SBCC workshops to focus on modern research skills and create infographics | Press Releases


Posted on October 19, 2018
| 3:44 p.m.

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An example of modern infographic.

With pie and bar charts no longer gaining attention in the digital business world, the SBCC School of Extended Learning offers professionals and job seekers the modern research and presentation skills that employers are looking for.

Classes are taught without tuition fees.

Students can earn a free Research Specialist Certificate on two Fridays this fall at the Professional Skills Institute of the SBCC School of Extended Learning.

The program helps students develop their skills to identify information needs in the workplace, locate and assess credible sources of information, and communicate their research clearly and effectively to others with creative infographics.

“The wealth of openly accessible information has transformed the way we conduct research and present results,” said Jeanette Chian, Associate Director, School of Extended Learning.

“We need to look carefully at our sources and make sure the results have an impact,” she said. “This certificate is the perfect opportunity to update your research skills and refine your end product.”

Guided by a college librarian, classes can be taken together for the Research Specialist Certificate or individually. Each class will be held on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at SBCC Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Road, as follows:

»Presentation of the research with infographic (NC002 / CRN 39756) November 16; Learn how to present information in a concise, state-of-the-art format. The course teaches data visualization to communicate information clearly and effectively. Students will locate, assess and organize the information to create infographics that will inform others and demonstrate their research experience.

»Online Research Skills (NC001 / CRN 39755) November 9; Learn how to find quality information on the Internet without wasting time. The course teaches advanced internet research skills to generate relevant and credible sources.

Students will locate, assess and organize sources of information to create a research guide that will inform others and demonstrate their research expertise. Students should have basic computer skills before participating.

The Career Skills Institute program is supported by LinkedIn.

Participants who complete a certificate will earn an SBCC digital badge. Badges earned at the Career Skills Institute can be displayed in online profiles such as LinkedIn, websites, and resumes, in order to showcase competitive skills to employers.

To register, visit or come in person to Wake Campus (300 N. Turnpike Road).

To learn more about digital badges, visit or call (805) 683-8282.

To learn more about the Career Skills Institute at Santa Barbara City College, visit or dial 805-683-8282. To learn more about the SBCC School of Extended Learning, visit

– Angel Pacheco for the SBCC School of Extended Learning.


Paul N. Strickland

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