Fall Non-credit Classes Open for Registration

July 21, 2015 - 14:01
Try one of Continuing Education's new course offerings this fall.

Sometimes the training you need does not require going back to college for a degree. UNLV Continuing Education leverages the resources of Southern Nevada’s premier university to offer a broad spectrum of non-credit courses each term.

The fall 2015 Continuing Education Catalog is now available online and in print. Inside, you will find classes to challenge and inspire you. Whether you are looking to build career skills, explore a new hobby, or take a unique journey, the new catalog may have just what you are looking for.

One of our most exciting new professional certificate programs for fall stems from a partnership with UNLV’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The core courses for engineering’s growing Information Technology (IT) minor can now be taken as a certificate program. Potential IT career applications include data analysis, web development, and database administration. All are high-income, high-growth fields. Certificate students take coursework alongside students pursuing the minor; courses are taught by UNLV computer science faculty. To learn about programs requirements, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu/catalog/information-technology-it-certificate.  

New in travel is a day trip to Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in September. Nevada’s second national park is a window into the last Ice Age, when fabled animals such as camelops, mammoths, and sloths roamed the Las Vegas Valley. There are currently no visitor services at Tule Springs, so the best way to experience the park is on a guided tour with a leader who can explain the area’s geology, paleontology, archaeology, and history. Participants will take a short hike into the monument to search for fossil remains; any finds will be documented and left at the site. If the early Jurassic seems more intriguing than the Ice Age, an October weekend Dinosaur Hunt in southern Utah is another option. Information about both programs is available at ced.unlv.edu/catalog/exploring-travel.

If you would like to take a course just for fun and personal enrichment, consider enrolling in a history course sure to make you take a fresh look at the past. Last Call: The Alcoholic Republic and Prohibition will cover the complex origins, history, and impact of Prohibition in the United States. In God We Trust: Religion and the Founding Fathers explores the religious values and ideals of the Founders, and trace those values to modern-day America. Course details and registration are available online.

Staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have about programs or to send a fall catalog directly to your home. Reach Continuing Education by telephone at 702-895-3394 or via email at continuing.education@unlv.edu.