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. 
Continuing Education is expanding its offerings with dozens of new classes for career advancement, such as business accounting and social media outreach, and personal enrichment, with classes like glass blowing and Indian cooking classics. In addition, the professional development certificate program features a new in-demand leadership program and a redesigned curriculum for medical assisting. 
The UNLV Organizational Leadership Certificate launches this spring. Students will gain skills to build stronger teams and successfully lead initiatives within organizations. They will also learn about setting goals, overseeing staff, and working well with others. The certificate program is geared toward new professionals or those looking to enhance their leadership skills to advance their careers as supervisors.
The revised UNLV Medical Assistant Certificate Program will prepare students in six months for a career working with patients or supporting the administrative functions of a medical office. The newly-developed curriculum covers a wide variety of tasks frequently assigned to medical assistants including scheduling, bookkeeping, insurance billing and coding, maintaining medical records, preparing patients for examination, assisting with physicals, performing screening tests, preparing medical equipment, and more. The program also includes externship opportunities.
The Personal Care Aide Certificate and Web Design Certificate programs also have been upgraded. The personal care aide program includes a paid apprenticeship component where students gain valuable hands-on training with a partnering employer. The web design program has a stronger emphasis on designing for multiple platforms and strategic content management. 
Registration is now open. Staff members with UNLV Continuing Education are happy to answer any questions, assist with registration, or to send a catalog directly to your home. Contact Continuing Education by telephone at 702-895-3394 or email at View the catalog online any time at