Plan Ahead for Fall Continuing Education Courses

July 9, 2014 - 12:22

It may be hard to think about fall when summer’s still blazing outside, yet now is the time to start planning for fall classes through UNLV Continuing Education. Catalogs will be available at area libraries in mid-July, but the catalog and registration are already available online at ced.unlv.edu/cat2014.

Continuing Education’s upcoming term features many 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’re looking for.

On the professional development side, six new programs launch this fall to help you take your career to the next level or in a new direction. If your interests lie in computers and technology, look into the Android Development certificate to build skills in mobile application development, or try Drupal Training to explore ways you can keep digital content fresh and engaging for your audience. In the food and beverage category, there is a new Beer Steward and Connoisseur certificate; the curriculum will build your resume for advancement in restaurant management, liquor distribution and sales, or brewery service. Youth coaches can earn their National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) certification through UNLV’s new Athletic Coaching Education certificate; NFHS certification is required in Nevada to coach high school interscholastic sports.  UNLV Grant Academy courses begin in September. The program takes participants through the full life cycle of a grant, from laying groundwork, to writing proposals, to managing funded projects. Finally, Mediation Training is a useful skill in many professions—including law, education, human resources, and business. Earn a certificate and learn to guide opposing sides of a conflict to a mutually acceptable resolution.

For additional information of these and other professional development opportunities, visit our certificate program information page.

New travel programs are also featured in the fall catalog. The extreme climate and striking geography surrounding Las Vegas offers endless options for appreciating the natural world beyond the resort corridor. There are numerous opportunities to explore the Mojave up close—from day trips to local wildlife refuges, to a desert survival skills series, to plant and animal identification, to guided extended tours of Death Valley or Palm Springs or the Grand Canyon. View upcoming travel courses here.

On the personal enrichment side, new courses include reiki, Pilates, painting, and cooking. If you are looking for a course a little more out of the ordinary, consider Raising Chickens at Home; it is possible to keep a small flock of poultry in a city setting, but it is helpful to know as much as possible about local regulations and animal care before you purchase your first chick. Registration is also open for fall music ensembles. Did you know community members could participate in UNLV’s men’s glee club, women’s chorus, percussion ensembles, French horn or flute ensembles, marching band, and pep band?

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