UNLV Continuing Education provides courses to bridge the gap between education and experience to increase employability
UNLV Continuing Education’s spring 2016 catalog is now available online at ced.unlv.edu/cat2016. The new Continuing Education catalog may have just what is needed for those looking to build career skills, explore a new hobby, or take a unique journey.
UNLV Continuing Education’s top-quality coursework will be a valuable resource for those considering entry into a new career field or looking to get ahead in their current career. An increasing number of people are turning to certificate programs to bridge the gap between education and experience to increase their ability to get a better job. In competitive fields, employers expect job candidates to come to the table with skills once learned on the job. Career changers and new graduates must increasingly bring experience and skills even to an entry-level position.
According to Continuing Education Director Doris Ostrander, a certificate can be a stepping stone to higher education or to a promotion. “Certificate graduates can get straight to work in their chosen career field and gain experience even as they work toward their final educational goals,” said Ostrander.
UNLV Continuing Education taps into the academic resources of Las Vegas’ premier university to offer high quality professional development certificates. A partnership with the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering has led to the development of certificates in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Information Technology (IT). A Grant Writing Certificate is offered together with the UNLV School of Environmental and Public Affairs. “These programs give certificate students access to university professors and resources without the full degree requirements,” said Ostrander.
Of course, sometimes people just want to take a class just for fun. Ostrander highlights new options in the popular woodworking series include making an upholstered dining chair. Photography choices have expanded as well; cell phone photography, neon night photography, landscape/architecture photography, and wedding photography are sure to be popular this spring. Digital video editing courses are also gaining a following since they debuted in the fall. Chef Les Kincaid, whose culinary classes have tempted students for more than 25 years, continues to inspire valley cooks with new courses in Thai cooking, Sunday brunch, pastas, and more.
UNLV travel courses offer unique experiences led by experts from the university and community. Travel options range from a daytrip studying the geology of Red Rock or Valley of Fire, to overnight excursions to Death Valley, Gold Butte, or the Mojave National Preserve.
Continuing Education staff members are happy to answer any questions about programs, or you can request to have a spring catalog sent directly to your home. Call Continuing Education at 702-895-3394 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.