Basic language skills can make the difference between a good vacation or business trip and a great one. Knowing the local language allows travelers to venture off the tourist path and immerse themselves more fully in the local culture. Summer sessions of UNLV Continuing Education’s beginning conversation courses in Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish begin in May or early June. Within weeks you will be ready to ask and answer essential questions encountered during personal or business travel.
A UNLV Continuing Education gift card goes beyond the traditional to memorable to celebrate mothers
The Fall 2012 course evaluations are in. Of the more than 800 students completing the evaluations, up to 98% were satisfied to very satisfied with our instructors and courses. The attached PDF highlights the satisfaction ratings for courses and instructors.
When you received and browsed through the Spring 2013 Continuing Education Catalog, you noticed some big changes. We combined the professional development and personal enrichment courses back into one catalog. The look and content were different -- a more attractive design, concise course descriptions, and easy-to-find course details, such as instructor, time, date, and location. We also revised the table of contents and categories so you could get where you wanted quicker.
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To celebrate Valentine's Day, we're offering a 10% discount to the first 14 people who like us on Facebook and call to register for one of the following classes.
Love of Pets -- Pet First Aid
Kyle Yahiro-Okino has been named assistant director of the Office of Continuing Education. Kyle previously served as senior program coordinator and program coordinator.
In his new capacity, Kyle will oversee program coordinators in all programming for the professional development and certificate program areas. He has broad experience in the computer technology field.
The Office of Continuing Education welcomes a new staff member. Charlee Zingraf is program coordinator - travel specialist and will focus on growing Continuing Education's travel programs. Charlee comes to UNLV from Illinois State University, where she was the study aboard coordinator in the Office of International Studies and Programs.
Are the Galapagos Islands on your must-see list? UNLV Continuing Education will visit the Galapagos Archipelago April 26-May 8, 2014. To learn more about the trip, join trip leaders Peg Rees and Sharon Schafer for an entertaining and educational multimedia program at 7 pm on February 27 or 7 pm on February 28.
UNLV’s Medical Assistant Certificate program hit an important milestone in November with the graduation of its first students. These students have been working diligently toward this goal since they enrolled last spring.
The seven program graduates have good reason to feel optimistic about their careers. The demand for medical assistants is projected to grow rapidly in the coming decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates employment in this field will increase 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
35 hearty travelers from Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan rendezvoused in Ushuaia, Argentina in early December to set out on a journey of a lifetime. Over ten days they explored the world’s southernmost waters and continent. For some, the trip checked the seventh and final continent off their travel wish-list. For others, it was an opportunity to see and photograph landscapes and wildlife they had only ever read about. For all, it was a chance to learn about this stunning but sometimes forbidding part of our planet.