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New Year, New Classes

New Year, New Classes

A new year brings new opportunities. With that, we are excited to unveil several new classes covering a wide range of subjects designed for you to create the best version of yourself in 2017.

“Starting a new year allows us the opportunity to evaluate where we are and where we are going,” Barbara Calhoun, dean, said. “We are proud to offer a multitude of new courses that will provide individuals the skills and training they need to take the next step forward.”

The following is a list of some of the many new offerings coming your way in 2017 courtesy of the College of Continuing and Professional Education.

Certificate Programs:

Restaurant Operations and ManagementIf you’re interested in front-of-house restaurant operations, our new certificate program will help you get started. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly salary for food service managers in 2015 was $48,690 with limited (less than five years) work experience required. With a thorough understanding of the industry, graduates of this course will be able to navigate all aspects of restaurant management, from controlling costs to working with customers.

Supply Chain ManagementAre you ready to launch a career as a professional logistician? This certificate training course is designed to benefit individuals who desire to enter or advance in the field by providing the foundation to gain introductory level experience in the supply chain industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for logisticians was $74,260 in May 2015.

Pharmacy Technician (daytime offering) – Do you desire to serve others? Did you know the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 20% growth of employment opportunities through 2022? Gain the skills needed to become a Pharmacy Technician in either the hospital or retail setting. Beginning in May, this certificate training program will be offered in a condensed daytime format.

Certified Nursing Assistant (daytime offering) – As a result of the growing elderly population, many certified nursing assistants will be needed in long-term care facilities and hospitals to help enhance the lives of patients. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of certified nursing assistants is projected to grow 21% through 2022. Beginning this summer, this certificate training program will also be offered in a condensed daytime format.

Ethical Hacker – Enter the world of ethical hacking – a role expected to grow 18% through 2024 with an average salary of $90,000+ per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics). By identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems, you will use the same methods and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and ethical manner to evaluate the target system’s security. This certificate program is scheduled to begin in August.

Web Design & Development Classes:

Photoshop EssentialsIn this course, you will learn to take your web design and photography skills to the next level using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. By the end of the class, you will be comfortable using Photoshop commands, tools, and panels to create and enhance your artwork and photography.

Dreamweaver EssentialsLearn to create and manage websites using Adobe’s powerful Web Design software. You will create pages independently or with templates, enhance designs, organize files, identify links for easy navigation and add interactivity.

WordPress EssentialsWant to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website – without having to learn any special coding? Learn the essentials of WordPress, a free and popular Web Design tool, to quickly and easily create attractive blogs and interactive websites. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use WordPress confidently to launch and maintain your own blog or interactive website.

PHP & MySQL EssentialsLearn how to create dynamic, interactive websites using PHP and a MySQL database server. During the course, you’ll walk through the development of a complete content management system Web application. You’ll receive clear, step-by-step, instructions demonstrating how to create a complete website capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database.

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