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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.

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.

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