• My (college) diploma is stored in a book somewhere. My framed paralegal certificate is proudly hanging on my wall.” -Nicholle Pendergraft, 2017 UNLV Paralegal Graduate

    Nicholle Pendergraft had a successful career as a makeup artist and hair stylist with some of the best shows to ever grace the Las Vegas Strip. It was a dream job, but with each new show in Las Vegas came the closure of the previous one. For a single mother, such job uncertainty was not optimal.

  • It can be a struggle for caregiver employers to find competent, caring individuals trained to meet the needs of their senior or disabled clients. UNLV Continuing Education has positioned its Personal Care Aide (PCA) Certificate Program to meet the growing demand for personal care services.  UNLV Continuing Education, through Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project, has received approval from the Department of Labor for its PCA program to participate as a registered apprenticeship program.

  • New skills and certifications can take you further in 2018. UNLV Continuing Education offers a spectrum of learning opportunities to upgrade professional skills or pursue personal passions. Details are in the Spring-Summer 2018 Continuing Education Catalog, which is available online. 

  • He has become quite the expert when it comes to wine. Now Daniele Tavernaro wants to enhance your experience with sake. Daniele gained his advanced sommelier and International Sommelier Guild diploma from UNLV Continuing Education in 2008 and 2009. Learn more about Daniele in this Las Vegas Weekly feature article. 

  • “Maybe traditional college isn’t for you.”
    That’s not exactly a statement one would expect from a major university, but at UNLV Continuing Education, we hope to be saying it more often. The alternative? Registered apprenticeship.
    The President has been talking about expanding apprenticeship programs. So has Governor Sandoval. So what are registered apprenticeships all about?

  • A new Medical Interpretation: Spanish Certificate Program launches this fall and is open for registration. Effective communication between health care providers and their patients is key to successfully serving Nevada’s Spanish speaking families, work force, and tourists. Certified Medical Interpreters break down language and cultural barriers to ensure accurate, timely, effective diagnosis and medical treatment.

  • Back-to-school sales are popping up in local stores, preparing kids to head back to the classroom. Here at UNLV Continuing Education, we are prepping to get grownups back to class, too! The Fall 2017 Continuing Education catalog is available online and registration is open. Which of our more than 150 classes will you be taking to build career skills, explore a new hobby, or prepare for a new phase in life?

  • Summer is a great time to try something new! Long days and Las Vegas' sizzling weather may have you looking for ways to stay busy in air conditioned comfort. UNLV Continuing Education just published its summer course brochure featuring more than 100 options for boosting professional skills, transitioning careers, getting creative, or venturing out of your comfort zone. 

  • Melissa Moats has quite the story to tell -- from voiceover student to instructor. Read more in this article.

  • UNLV Continuing Education instructor Jessica Kennedy shares advice on internet privacy in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article.