Friday, January 23, 2015
For many, a new year can bring back old resolutions. Reoccurring resolutions like eat healthier, get into shape, or get more rest seem to be on everyone's list, but most fail before ever starting. This New Year make some new resolutions that can help you improve your professional career and personal life. Creating your own Career Development Plan is a great way to gain long-term success...
Friday, January 16, 2015
The field of HR is no longer just about what you know - but how you do your job. The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) are among the first HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral...
Monday, January 12, 2015
"There are many different jobs available in the fiber optics field, in many different types of organizations. Each has unique requirements and requires different educational backgrounds."1 Telecommunications, wireless technologies, and utilities contractors are well known to employ trained and Certified Fiber Optics Technicians, but are no longer the only fields to do...
Monday, November 24, 2014
UCF Alumni Association in partnership with UCF Continuing Education brings you the Professional Development Series. The Professional Development Series is an interactive program designed to help UCF alumni develop and enhance their careers by learning and mastering marketable skills. The series includes a variety of topics that cater to alumni at different stages of their careers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We are excited to introduce an updated presentation and learning materials within the Legal Nurse Consultant course. The new module will be presented by Suzanne Meehle, attorney at the Meehle Law Firm. Ms. Meehle will be presenting a highly informative presentation on the business side of becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant. With this presentation you will be able to understand the business aspects...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Brain is an amazing organ. Recent scientific studies have examined how various activities and life experiences can impact brain health and overall well-being. UCF Continuing Education is excited to announce an innovative certificate program designed to help participants explore the amazing brain and learn how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Don't let a standardized test keep you from reaching your educational goals. With the New Year rapidly approaching, UCF Test Prep is looking for more ways to help you achieve your educational goals.
Next Monday, UCF Test Prep will be launching the "New Year, Fresh Start" promotion - your opportunity to win a complimentary SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT live review course.
For a chance...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Fiber Optics technology is constantly growing and the speed of the technology is having an effect on the internet, communication, and business. In an article by the Fiber Optics Association (The FOA), the impact of fiber optics is demonstrated by noting that "the importance of broadband to the consumer lifestyle increases with each passing year." Those with Fiber Optics in...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Certified Financial Planners play a major role in the growing demand for financial-advisory professional services. According to Money Magazine and payscale.com, the demand for personal financial advisors is expected to grow 41% by 2016.
A CFP® certification verifies your expertise and credibility and can be a crucial step in your career advancement. As a CFP® professional with...
Friday, September 12, 2014
UCF Continuing Education is proud to welcome the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) to our offices to host their monthly meeting. The chapter meeting will be September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm. Lori E. Wallace, RN CWON, CFCN will be speaking on the topic of, Avoid a Lawsuit - Critical Documentation of Pressure Ulcers and Wounds.
This course is...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
"How do you measure the experience and knowledge of an IT professional? One way is through certifications." In a recent article, 10 Certifications That Really Mean Something, the PMP Certification was named the #1 certification to demonstrate knowledge and achievement in your career. The author notes that project management skills continue to increase in demand and the PMP...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Today, certain professional fields such as health care, law, teaching, and business require a graduate degree to legally practice or advance professionally. Many students are weighing their options because even though graduate school may mean sitting for another standardized test, a big financial obligation, and finding a balance in their already challenging schedules, an undergraduate degree is...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UCF Continuing Education offers a series of HR courses in partnership with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Programs range from certificate courses to help build skills and knowledge in the human resources field, to certification preparation for the PHR and SPHR exams, and to re-certification courses to help maintain current HR credentials.
This week we held an...
Monday, August 04, 2014
UCF Continuing Education proudly announces new online learning system for the Legal Nurse Consultant Certification program. Students can now learn anytime, anywhere at their own pace. The course offers over 30 hours of video instruction, with all access to course materials and assignments from one site. Students also gain experience by working on actual cases, and receiving a full review...
Friday, July 25, 2014
New changes are coming to the MCAT exam beginning spring2015. The exam is designed to prepare tomorrow's doctors for the challenges,advancements, and reformations of our future health care system. These changespreserve the concepts currently working, eliminate what isn't working, andfurther enrich the MCAT exam by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow'sdoctors will need.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Now, more than ever, many companies and individuals are seeking cost efficient and effective ways of handling business on the internet. It is extremely important for companies to have an internet presence at the click of a button and it's the duty of business professionals to capture and keep the attention of consumers. Remain up to date with the latest advertising strategies, and learn more...
Monday, July 14, 2014
For many companies and organizations alike, now is the point of transition between the previous fiscal year and the current. Many people are taking assessment of where they are financially and where they need to be. Stay on top of your finances and gain more information concerning money management with UCF Continuing Education.
UCF CE is currently offering various online courses that...
Monday, July 07, 2014
The 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference proudly announces their call for abstracts.
The University of Central Florida and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are co-hosting the RSS series, which will showcase advances in driving and traffic simulation technologies. In 2015, they will be introducing new initiatives and concepts that have emerged since the first...
Monday, June 09, 2014
The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recentlyannounced the launch of a new competency-based certification starting January2015. UCF Continuing Education hasprovided high quality HR programs to the business community for over 20 yearsand we will continue to assist you in preparing for HR certifications movingforward.
Earning an HR credential is a sign of commitment and...
Monday, June 02, 2014
In partnership with UCF's College of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, UCF Continuing Education is proud to now offer three of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification preparation courses including the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), and the Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA).
ASQ is the leader in...
Friday, May 23, 2014
UCF Continuing Education is looking forward to joining the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) in celebrating the Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Week, June 16-20, 2014. This annual campaign from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) raises awareness about the critical role healthcare risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety and...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Demand for UCF's Fiber Optics certification programs for telecommunications and utilities technicians continues to grow. Beginning Fall 2014, the Division of Continuing Education will launch a new certification focused on the unique aspects of fiber optic optical LAN (OLAN) networks and on developing the skills needed for today's workforce in the Fiber Optics industry. The Certified...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
UCF Continuing Education offers certification programs for professionals in health care, human resources, project management, and finance. We are pleased to announce new certifications for professionals in engineering, financial planning, treasury, fiber optics and graphic design. Certifications include CRE, CQE, CQIA, PMP, CAPM, CFOS/D, CFOS/L, FP&A, CTP and more. For...
Monday, April 28, 2014
With the summer months approaching, many of us are looking forward to fun vacations and a time to relax. UCF Continuing Education is excited to offer a new Certificate in Photography that is designed to help capture these wonderful moments. The field of digital photography has become a popular and exciting profession and hobby that allows just about everyone to take beautiful photographs in a...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Each year, three of the nation's leading planning experts travel to Orlando to participate in UCF's Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series.
On April 24, 2014 Randall Arendt, senior conservation advisor at the Natural Lands Trust in Media, Pennsylvania, and former director of planning and research at the Center for Rural Massachusetts,...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending the Leadercast® live simulcast at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center in Orlando on May 9, 2014.
Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year's theme-Beyond You-challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Experience the Leadercast...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Adding a new language to your skill set can be a great asset in the increasingly globalized economy we live in today. According to language expert, those entering the workforce in 2014 with a second language fluency can expect an additional 10 to 15 percent pay increase. The benefits of effective communication across multiple languages have long been an indispensable tool for relationship...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Through the partnership of UCF and EDUCAUSE, we are excited to announce the availability of a free updated BlendKit 2014: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC. Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. Participants will consider key issues...
Monday, March 17, 2014
UCF Continuing Education and the Florida Risk Management Association (RMA) is offering two commercial lending and financial-based programs, Focusing on Fundamentals and the Advanced School, during the week of May 5 - 9, 2014. Both programs are designed to strengthen the credit skills of commercial lenders on relevant topics concerning our rapidly changing economic environment. The Focusing on...
Monday, March 10, 2014
UCF's Project Management training helps address "Talent Gap" facing the project management industry through 2022
Project Managers play a crucial role for many organizations and the need for this expertise continues to grow each year. Recent trade articles highlight the importance of project managers and the expansion seen in this field. UCF continues to expand project management...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
According to a recent CFP® Board survey conducted with a random sample of 800 CFP® professionals, 91% of those polled are very satisfied with their choice of a career in financial planning and 92% are satisfied with their decision to get their CFP® Certification. You can review the complete survey report here.
UCF's Professional CFP® certificate program prepares those who are seeking the...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
UCF Continuing Education and the UCF Alumni Association have partnered to offer a new series of personal and professional development workshops.
The UCF Alumni Professional Development Series will offer interactive programs designed to assist UCF alumni in developing and enhancing their careers by learning and mastering marketable skills. The series includes a variety of...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Microsoft continues to update and add features to the Microsoft Office suite with each update that is released. The latest, Microsoft Office 2013, has added new tools and exciting improvements from the previous version. If you have switched and are looking for the training to become a master or will be changing soon, UCF Continuing Education offers both live and online...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Beginning November 2014 exam cycle, candidates will nolonger take a paper-based exam for the CFP ® Certification. The ten hour - twoday paper exam will change to a six hour - one day computer-based exam. Thetest will be available at Prometric test sites in over 250 locations, whichwill allow more flexibility in choosing an exam site, and there will be a fiveday window for testing each March,...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Registered Nurses everywhere are looking to advance their education and careers in the ever- evolving healthcare field. With healthcare reform generating a need for broader population care and advanced medical practices, the opportunities for nurses and leaders with advanced education will increase rapidly. UCF Continuing Education is excited to offer two multi-disciplinary programs benefiting...
Monday, January 27, 2014
On Friday, February 7, 2014, The School of Public Administration at UCF will host the 13th Annual Central Florida Community Partners Nonprofit Conference, "Strengthening Communities, Changing Lives." Join us as we take a fresh approach to the traditional conference and learn innovative ideas presented by distinguished speakers in a contemporary high impact style. For more information please...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
News throughout the country echoes an ever changing business environment as we enter the New Year. In Sacramento, proposals for alternative work weeks are being discussed; higher minimum wages are being debated in Maryland; and in Oregon companies battle the lack of tech talent available.
The pace of business is faster than ever and changes are brought about by industry,...
Monday, January 13, 2014
UCF Continuing Education staff will attend the Financial Planning Association of Central Florida's (FPA) 24th Annual Symposium on January 20th and 21st at the Maitland Sheraton Hotel. The FPA Symposium is a two-day educational event intended to help financial professionals stay up to date on various issues to help clients and learn advanced educational business practices. The event includes a...
Monday, January 06, 2014
NEW Location! UCF Test Prep review courses will be offered at the UCF Ying Academic Center, in partnership with the Executive Development Center (EDC) in downtown Orlando. Our GRE and GMAT review courses will be convenient for those working and residing in the metro Orlando area. Starting in January 2014, we will offer our 24-hr comprehensive review programs, which will meet six to eight weeks...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
We have very much enjoyed serving you in 2013 and look forward to being your partner for training, professional advancement, and personal growth in 2014. Best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Traditionally project management is viewed as a skillrequired for engineering, construction and technology industries so thatorganizations can execute projects on time and on budget. As the field of project management grows, sodoes the need for skilled project managers within all industries. According to ESI International, "businessunits such as HR, sales, marketing, and legal...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Each fall and spring, UCF Continuing Education offers Professional HR Management courses to HR specialists throughout Central Florida preparing them for certification in the field. We are pleased to announce that in the first week of the testing period, two of the participants from the fall courses have passed their exams to become PHR certified! Join us in congratulating Sandra Davidson and...
Monday, November 18, 2013
As an option for team building skills enhancement, UCF Continuing Education provides a Ropes Challenge Course program to assist groups and organizations open channels of communication and build unity. This is a fun and interactive way for teams to challenge themselves in a unique and fulfilling way. Teams experience a variety of Low Ropes, or team-building, activities to help build cohesiveness...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
This week UCF celebrates veterans with a variety of programs and events for those who have served. We'd like to take this opportunity to highlight a veteran enrolled in our Professional Human Resources Management program.
Lieutenant Laurance T. Driscoll is currently a Division Officer and Recruiter for the US Navy in Jacksonville. He and his wife of 24 years have two sons and a daughter....
Monday, October 28, 2013
With the Common Core Standards hearings going on with the State Board of Education, many decisions will be made that affect the academic benchmark for Florida schools. The Common Core Standards refers to a set of national education standards assumed by 45 states including Florida. The goal is to better prepare students for college and careers and ensure students indifferent states learn the...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
When people think Conference Services, it's hard to narrow the scope of what it is really all about. Being in Central Florida, and in one of the world's most desirable tourist destinations, multitudes of people flock here each year to enjoy some warm weather, theme parks, and last, but notleast, business conferences.
At UCF Continuing Education, we have wide array services that we can provide...
Monday, October 14, 2013
by Daniel Cardona
Hashtags and re-tweets have become part of our lexicon. Technology has brought the world together in ways we could only have imagined, or read about in books about the distant future. A huge departure from the days of the old dial-up modem, and the oft-mimicked sounds that accompanied it, many of us our connected 24/7 and will sleep with our instant information centers,...
Monday, October 07, 2013
With social media being an ever-present part of our everyday lives, it is important to understand how to use these online resources to reach millions of people in promoting yourself and your business. UCF Continuing Education is excited offer two new online courses designed to help you master the various social media platforms to use to your advantage.
Using Social Media in...
Monday, September 30, 2013
We are excited to announce the launch of our new HR Generalist Non-credit Certificate Program! This entirely online program can be taken by someone interested in expanding their knowledge of HR, someone new to the field, and those currently in the field wanting to update their skills.
The HR Generalist position is typically responsible for a wide variety of HR functions and this...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Beginning in September UCF Test Prep will begin offering the Core Mathematical Concepts Review Course. The review course is designed to familiarize you with the core math concepts that are tested in the GRE, GMAT, ACT, and SAT exams. It is also a good refresher course for anyone wishing to reacquaint themselves these ideas and concepts. Courses will also be offered on a regular basis for Spring...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
UCF Continuing Education is excited to host the 2ndPublic Offering of the State of Florida Erosion and Sediment Control Designerand Reviewers Manual Training Course. The program is a partnership with the UCFStormwater Management Academy and the College of Engineering and ComputerScience. It will teach the latest techniques for Designers and Reviewers of theFDOT E&SC Plans and...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Start your career as a legal nurse consultant, one of the top ten hottest careers today, according to CareerBuilder.com. Legal Nurse Consultants are registered nurses who use their expertise as healthcare professionals along with specialized training gained in a Legal Nurse Consultant program to work with legal experts on a wide variety of cases. Legal Nurse Consultants can earn up to $150/hr....
Monday, August 12, 2013
We are excited to be attending this year's HR Florida Conference and Expo at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL on August 19-21, 2013. Over 1,500 HR Professionals will be in attendance learning about new trends, best practices and sharing knowledge with one another. This event is a great learning opportunity and place to network with like-minded HR practitioners.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and the Board of Directors of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has approved the reduction for the current four-part exam to a three-part exam based on the results from a Job Analysis Study (JAS) conducted in 2011. The body of knowledge related to the profession of internal auditing has changed since the last exam content update in 2004. The new...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Certificate programs are the fastest-growing segment of higher education, drawing younger and older students alike. Faced with ballooning costs at four-year colleges and an uncertain job market, a growing number of students are earning something else: a certificate aimed at landing a job. In today's working world, it is ever more advantageous to be well rounded and have an overall knowledge of...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Employers today are seeking to hire those with not only technical abilities but also a grasp on project management fundamentals. Staffing firms are seeing a trend of employers noting that it is ideal for someone to have "good organizational, project management, and communication skills"1. Check out these frequently asked questions about project management and the skills to help move...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
UCF CE management and leadership facilitator, Mark A.Toombs, recently presented at the inaugural UCF Leadership Conference: Knights Charge On: Leadership Through Engagement. Here is a top 10 list of ways good leaders can engage their employees.
Here is a question to consider, as a leader, what is your most critical organizational asset? You might say your phenomenal products or services, ...
Monday, July 01, 2013
This CE Conferences Services has the honor in partnering with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). IEEE IPCC will be holding this year's conference in Vancouver, BC at the University of British Columbia. The theme this year, "Beyond Borders: Communicating Globally". In the 21st Century, technical...
Monday, June 24, 2013
The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) celebrated last week, June 17-21, the Healthcare Risk Management Week 2013. It is a special time of year for risk managers and patient safety professionals and is a great way to celebrate the profession! This year's theme was, "Everyone is a Risk Manager or ERM," acknowledging the vital role that all healthcare workers hold as...
Monday, June 17, 2013
By Daniel Cardona
In an effort to be everything to everyone, we try very hard at times, to be as open as possible at our workplace. Open, in every sense of the word. We hope that we could see everything, as it comes, no hidden meanings, no reading between the lines. Some people are magnificent at allowing people into their hearts and minds. Sincerity comes naturally, and for their colleagues,...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Looking to advance your career or move into the field of HR? Human Resources is a growing field with great opportunity for advancement and professionals seeking to start a new career. Employment of HR Managers is expected to grow 13% from 2010 to 2020 and the role was highlighted as #3 in the top 10 best jobs of 2012!
How can you set yourself apart to employers and...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
UCF Continuing Education will be hosting the Advanced Placement Summer Institute at the University of Central Florida main campus. The Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a wonderful subject-specific professional development opportunity for AP teachers. The AP Summer Institute is intended for both beginning and experienced Advanced Placement teachers, as well as those who wish to prepare for a...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Big test coming up? Feel that anxiety creeping up on you? Here are some test-taking tips brought to you by UCF Test Prep.
Read the test directions carefully and work as rapidly as you can without being careless. For each question, you should choose the best answer from the available options.
All questions are of equal value; do not waste time pondering individual questions...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Buying or selling a home? Home inspections are one of the most important steps in the process. How can you help ensure that a complete and proper home inspection is performed? Here are some tips!
1) All utilities including electrical service, water service and gas supply should be available and active. Equipment should be ready to operate; electrical circuit breakers and gas supply...
Monday, May 06, 2013
UCF Test Prep has recently added two new professional certification review programs, the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), & Certified Management Accountant (CMA), with plans to add Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the near future. Each review program aims to assist professionals in receiving quality educational resources and instruction to pass their respective certification exams....
Monday, April 29, 2013
After 12 years with UCF Executive Development center, The Risk Management Association's Florida School of Commercial Lending Program will shift to its new partner, UCF Continuing Education. This program, offered May 6-10, provides commercial bankers with the opportunity for professional growth and development by providing relevant topics emphasizing areas that affect our rapidly changing economic...
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Job seekers throughout the country often ask how they can get ahead and make their resume stand out. In an article by NBC news, the importance of computer skills is discussed, noting that computers "have embedded themselves into modern life" and is a crucial for jobseekers today.
Although Florida's unemployment rate is at the lowest it has been since 2008, 7.5% of the population...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Being in Central Florida, in one of the world's most desirable tourist destinations, multitudes of people flock here each year to enjoy some warm weather, theme parks, and last, but not least, business conferences.
At UCF Continuing Education, we have wide array of conference services that we can provide easily and affordably. We work hard to make sure our patrons have all of their needs...
Monday, April 08, 2013
UCF Continuing Education is pleased to be participating in the conference held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. The conference brings a unique opportunity for participants to network and develop leadership skills while broadening their understanding of diversity. This year's keynote speaker is Soledad O'Brien, CNN Anchor, who will be featured in the Multicultural Leadership Awards Luncheon.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Spring is here! Flowers are in bloom and the weather is warm. Whether it's a sun-soaked day at the beach or enjoying a picnic at the park, it's the perfect opportunity to break out your camera and make lasting memories.
It is estimated that over 3.75 trillion photos have been taken and every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s....
Monday, March 25, 2013
With the NCAA Tournament in full swing, teams are being tested in every game as they battle towards the championship. To succeed on the court, every player must trust that their teammates will do their job and constantly communicate with everyone to reach the common goal. Help your team build trust and develop better communication skills with the Ropes Challenge Course.
The UCF Ropes Challenge...
Monday, March 18, 2013
For your account passwords or personal identification numbers, easy-to-recall codes are way too easy for others to guess. Yet the most popular passwords are "123456" and, yes, "password," reports app developer SplashData.
One in 10 four-digit PINs is "1234," according to consulting firm Data Genetics. Says president Nick Berry, "It's staggering, people's...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Love to travel? Have you planned any holidays for 2013? Lonely Planet has put together a list of Best Value Destinations for 2013. Destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, Sweden, Cambodia, Nepal, and Portland, Oregon find themselves on the list. According to Andy Murdock, Lonely Planet's U.S. Digital Editor, while these places may not be the cheapest to travel to, they certainly...
Monday, February 11, 2013
Changing jobs? Heading down a new career path? We've pulled together a few tips how to drag your old resume out and give it new life.
1. Establish a clear vision of your career direction. Self-assessment tests or talking to a career counselor may help this process.
2. Know your target industry. Search around online and ask those in the industry for the...
Monday, February 04, 2013
Article by Chris Hassan, U.S. News & World Report
This past June, 21-year-old Sho Yano became the youngest student in the history of the University of Chicago to graduate from the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Chicago Tribune reported. However, Yano will certainly not be the last individual to graduate from medical school at a young age, as 15-year-old Utah resident Jessica Brooke is...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
If you rarely attend professional conferences or have never attended one, realizing the benefits can boost your career in 2013.
Conferences allow attendees to learn from others in their profession and share experiences with plenty of learning opportunities. Many times sharing with like-minded professionals can help affirm you and your job are headed in the right direction.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (http://hetl.org/) cordially invites you to attend the 2013 International HETL Conference to be held at the University of Central Florida, in cooperation with the UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Join colleagues from around the world in an exploration of innovative technologies, pedagogical...
Monday, November 26, 2012
We have officially entered into the season of eating. Office parties, family gatherings, and gifts of goodies make it difficult to stay fit and healthy during the winter months. The best way to stave off those extra pounds are through diet and exercise. With a bit of preparation and planning, surviving and enjoying the holidays is possible.
UCF Continuing Education offers...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's official. Learning does make you happier. This becomes increasingly more valuable as we get older and contributes to improved health and longevity.
An article by U.S. News points that "there has been a surge in attention to mental exercise as a way of preventing Alzheimer's disease, for example. While the link between such efforts and disease prevention has not been...
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reported that "the number of people working in the advertising-supported Internet economy has doubled between 2007 and 2011 to two million, according to a new study, defying the anemic job growth in the wider of the economy."
More and more companies are using data from sites such as Facebook and Twitter to help direct marketing efforts and streamline consumer...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
IEEE's IPCC 2012, taking place Oct 8-10 at the UCF Student Union, will focus on "Communicating Vision." Keynote speaker Manuel Lima, Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com, will talk about "The Power of Networks." Lima is also a Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts and was nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential...
Monday, September 10, 2012
We are happy to announce starting fall 2012 graduate students pursuing the MS/HSA Program through the Department of Health Management & Informatics at UCF can enroll in the Healthcare Risk Management Licensure program as an elective course for credit and at the same time complete the requirements of the certificate program.
UCF is pleased to continue to provide a quality program to...
Friday, August 17, 2012
We are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices located at the newly renovated UCF Foundation Innovative Center!
Please visit us at our new location!
3280 Progress Drive, Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32826
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Do you know the best way to present information in a grant proposal? In this course, an experienced grant writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You'll learn what to do-and, more importantly, what not to do-on every part of your proposal. You'll gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The style often used in composing texts, tweets and e-mails is taking a toll on the communication skills of young writers, says one concerned University of Central Florida instructor who created a summer camp to instill principles of good writing in middle- and high-school students.
Terry Ann Thaxton, an associate professor in the English department, doesn't blame computers and technology, but...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Recent findings on HR Certification demonstrate that HR professionals can boost prestige, advancement and ongoing professional development by obtaining a PHR or SPHR designation. The HR Certification Institute's study on certification shows that while only 9.6% of Florida's HR professionals are certified, the value of certification is highly recognized by employers. Over 90% of...
Friday, May 04, 2012
UCF Stormwater Management Academy is proud to present the upcoming conference and workshop for erosion and sediment control on May 17 and 18.
The two day conference will feature new information for silt fence, inlet protection, and chemical treatment; use of the manual and updates; field installations and demonstrations; networking with other Professionals. The conference will be held at the...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
UCF Continuing Education partners with Security Innovation to offer new non-credit certificate on Secure Software Development (SSD). The partnership with Security Innovation is an important step in ensuring that developers understand how to design security into software and code defensively. Together, they'll be able to offer computer-based training for students before they become software...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The University of Central Florida Literary Arts Partnership is pleased to announce two creative writing workshops beginning this summer.
Story and Script Workshop: Students will study the basic structure of a Hollywood screenplay as a starting point for writing stories and short scripts.
Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Students will focus on writing as an act of imagination and on...
Thursday, February 23, 2012
If you are seeking the next step in your career, the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is not only a great way to certify your skills and knowledge but those with the certification also see higher paying positions. In a recent study by Global Knowledge of IT professionals, those who held the PMP designation were among the highest paid and the Project Management Institute...
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
UCF Continuing Education is proud to offer a comprehensive program for HR professionals seeking certification or professional development using the 2012 SHRM Learning System. The SHRM Learning System is the #1 preparation tool that consistently helps participants beat the national pass rates for the PHR and SPHR examinations and this year is revised to include new...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Join us February 16, 17, and 18 for our new program, The Florida Writers Conference,
Participants can study graphic fiction, crime fiction, journalism, memoir, and more. "How to" sessions include
· launching a writing career
· creating literary comics (graphic narrative)
· writing crime fiction
· writing screenplays
· writing about food an making it a...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The UCF Certified Financial Planner Program provides the required education courses and prepares professionals to pass the CFP certification exam.
Professionals will learn how to deliver comprehensive financial planning instructions with an emphasis on quality client service. The CFP Program will provide the educational requirements needed for the CFP® Certification Examination as required...
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The Groundhog Day Effect.... "breaking the cycle"
It's been said if you do what you always did, you get what you always got. Join us on February 2nd for the 11th Annual Central Florida Community Partners Nonprofit Management Conference as we explore ways to avoid the Groundhog Day effect.
This year the conference will host keynote speaker Gary Heil on the topic of change...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As another year comes to an end, the UCF Continuing Education staff would like to thank you for your continued support. For 2012 we will be adding additional courses for various industries to be offered at UCF's main campus, UCF Regional Campuses, and online....Bringing UCF to You.
Holiday Schedule: UCF will be closed from December 23, 2011 and will reopen with regular business hours on January...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Eating Disorders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know will be offered on January 20, 2012 at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center, Orlando, Florida.
This workshop provides an overview of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and eating disorders not otherwise specified. The role of genes and environment in eating disorders risk will be presented in a...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
UCF Continuing Education is proud to once again offer the Professional Human Resources Management Courses to the Central Florida community in partnership with the Society for Human Resources Management. SHRM is releasing the 2012 SHRM Learning system with new updated content, a bank of new study questions, and a new improved learning experience with a shift to online tools for...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
For IPCC 2012, the IEEE Professional Communication Society invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops by technical communicators, including engineers and engineering educators, on any topic in professional communication.
The theme of this year's conference is Communicating Vision. Vision is, of course, one of the most important channels for communicating information, and we welcome...
Friday, September 23, 2011
UCF CE and The College of Health and Public Affairs are proud to announce a new online format of the Health Care Risk Management Licensure program.
The course is a 120 hour Risk Management Licensing course approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration of the State of Florida. It will be divided by 12 modules taught by experts in the field. Students will have access to over 40...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The schedule for the Florida Certified Paralegal Workshop is now finalized. The University of Central Florida and PAF,Inc. have formed a partnership in order to deliver a comprehensive, in-depth study session just prior to the administration of the FCP Examination. Experts in Florida law will deliver up-to-date information through this 8-hour continuing education program.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Rosen College recently welcomed 18 students into the brand-new Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management program. Students complete 12 credits of graduate coursework and paid academic training with the Walt Disney World Resort. This unique opportunity pairs a globally recognized brand with one of the top hospitality institutions in the world.
This first cohort is exceptionally...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Graduate school is a big commitment. But do you really know how much your hard work and perseverance can pay off?
The latest Census Bureau study shows that people with a bachelor's degree can earn an average of $2.1 million over the course of their working lives. However, individuals who earn a master's degree are expected to earn $2.5 million, and those with a doctoral education will...
Monday, August 29, 2011
We've partnered with ed2go, the leader in online education, to offer programs that will capture the interest of youth program participants. These courses will introduce students to a new learning approach that will link them with college programs, as well as connect them with employment, internship, or volunteer opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience.
Here are just a few of the...
Monday, August 22, 2011
UCF Continuing Education (CE) is here to help you strengthen your career in these turbulent times. UCF CE brings you the latest in business solutions from industry recognized partners and experienced faculty and trainers. We will assist you with attaining the necessary tools to promote the skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's competitive climate. CE offers a variety of programs...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Due to the success of the program, a new cohort will be launched on January 20, 2012 at UCF Division of Continuing Education on the main campus in Orlando.
This certificate program has been established to meet the need for professionals who are able to plan, assess and evaluate a client's financial future through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The program's courses are...
Monday, August 08, 2011
Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
The Gatlin Career Training Programs are comprehensive, affordable,self-paced and completely online! You can begin these programs at any time and learn when it fits your schedule. Once you have successfully completed all required coursework, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Central Florida.
All the tools...
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The 2012 Information Fluency Conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the upcoming conference to be held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.
This year's theme is "Information Fluency and the Digital Divides."
Proposals should address one or more of the various aspects of Information Fluency and the Digital Divides. Proposals will be...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
What You Need to Know About Writing Reports for Attorneys: They Didn't Teach You This in Nursing School!
The Greater Orlando Chapter of AALNC and the University of Central Florida are pleased to bring together a panel of legal nurse consulting leaders and attorneys to present this exciting one-half day workshop for nurses who practice or have an interest in legal nurse...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Our Summer/Fall catalog has been updated and is now available for download. Click on the following link to download http://www.ce.ucf.edu/Go/Default.aspx?id=980
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Burnett Honors College Summer Institute (BHCSI) is an intensive three-week program for gifted and high-achieving students who have interest in learning the foundations of computer science and computer technology. The program offers a mix of activities designed to maximize learning through hands-on, individualized instruction with outstanding instructors. It is also designed to expose students...
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
The Summer Institute offered by the UCF College of Arts and Humanities concluded on July 1st, gathering advance placement teachers from across Florida and neighboring states. This year's week long Institute, June 27- July 1, has been the biggest in enrollment approaching the 300 AP teachers mark. The Institute is intended for both beginning and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
UCF CE and The Rosen College of Hospitality Management are proud to announce a new Event Management Certificate program. Designed for industry professionals as well as aspiring professionals, the program offers one module per month for six months beginning in July 2011. Classes will count towards educational credit needed to sit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The green industry, including building and energy efficiencies, is experiencing tremendous growth! UCF Continuing Education now offers premier building performance programs designed to prepare students to enter the green workforce or transition into a new green job. Principles of Green Buildings (PGB) and Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments (PCBA) are offered individually, or as a...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The University of Central Florida Literary Arts Partnership is pleased to announce two creative writing workshops beginning this summer. One is designed for intructors to teach new technicques, how to create original works, and how to craft elements of fiction and poetry. The second is designed for teens to ecourage imagination and positive attitude towards writing.
The instructor for these...
Monday, May 02, 2011
UCF Continuing Education is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new mobile website specifically designed for mobile phones. The mobile website gives on-the-go customers the ability to search through our program listing, view upcoming courses and directions to classroom locations.
Visitors who navigate to www.ce.ucf.edu on mobile devices will automatically be redirected to the...
Monday, April 25, 2011
The MCAT exam is looking to increase from a five and half hour exam to seven hours to include changes in natural sciences with behavioral and social sciences. If approved in February of 2012, the changes will be active in 2015. Check out the full article from UCF Central Florida Future http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/mcat-to-become-7-hour-exam-1.2548563
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
If you have enrolled in a UCF Continuing Education course within the past year we want your positive feedback!
We would like to interview real students for an official UCF Continuing Education online commercial. Your comments will help us in promoting future courses.
We want you to share your thoughts and experiences with us. What did you learn in class? How were the instructors? Did the...
Friday, April 08, 2011
The Photonics Technician Certificate Program is offered to those individuals interested and qualified to enter the Photonics, Optics and Lasers industry. The program consists of 24 hours online training and on-site 12 hours hands on lab work with lasers. Upon completion of all course requirements, participants will receive a Photonics certificate.
The program includes posting current resumes on...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Master of Research Administration (MRA) degree program will be offered by the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Department of Public Administration within the College of Health and Public Affairs (COHPA). The program is designed to meet the national need of research universities and other research organizations for highly trained and skilled research administrators. The demand for an...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Take a Continuing Education online course anywhere and when it's most convenient for you.
We offer many of engaging online courses for adults, covering every topic from
SAT Test Preparation to Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate.
Each course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of practical information that you can...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Learn new techniques, create original works, and receive feedback in elements of fiction and poetry writing.
The Creative Writing Workshop is a 6-week course designed to teach different techniques in fiction and poetry writing. Participants will be introduced to elements of craft such as plot, characterization, dialogue, imagery, and figurative language, and will also have the opportunity to...
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
The 2011 National Conference on Information Fluency will be hosted by the Quality Enhancement Plan/Office of Information Fluency at the University of Central Florida.
The conference will be held March 9 -11, 2011 and will feature plenary sessions, keynote address, and concurrent sessions with presentations on the various aspects of Information Fluency. Learn about new and cutting edge...
Monday, February 28, 2011
Take an online course!
Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end).
Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas,...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Associate Professor R.S. Zaharna of Communication at American University, has found an innovative way to interact with her students by holding a class on Facebook during a snowstorm. Several students were concerned with driving to and from campus for class due to a snowstorm and were anticipating an update from Professor Zaharna. Finally receiving an official school shut down she notified...
Monday, February 07, 2011
UCF Continuing Education has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, noncredit online courses, no matter where you are located. UCF CE offers hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses. This is your opportunity to brush up on an old skill, learn a new one, or take that course you have always been interested in. Most importantly, you will save money on gas!
All of the...
Friday, January 28, 2011
NDM-2011 is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Kahneman will be the lead Keynote Speaker for our conference. Dr. Kahneman began his academic career as a lecturer in psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1961 with early work focused on visual perception and attention. Over his career he has been a visiting scientist at such prestigious institutions as University of Michigan...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Every year nearly 500,000 students take the SAT Subject tests. Both the SAT and SAT Subject Test help college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions in measuring student readiness for college-level work.
The difference is the SAT Exam tests student's critical thinking skills in Critical Reading, Math, and Writing necessary to succeed in college. The SAT Subject Test...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Start a new career as a medical transcriptionist with this online training program. You'll gain the skills to transcribe recordingsand create medical reports. Your transcription equipment and all materials are included.
A medical transcriptionist listens to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribes the recordings, creating medical reports that...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Become HR certified in the New Year with UCF's award winning certification preparation using the official SHRM Learning System curriculum. Those seeking to become certified can learn from expert instructors to achieve their career goals! Spring courses throughout Central Florida will prepare participants for the May 1 - June 30, 2011 examination window. Convenient weeknight...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
10th Annual Nonprofit Community Partners Conference will host Plenary Meg Crofton, President, Walt Disney World Resort, on January 4, 2011
Please join us for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Community Partners Conference! This year the UCF Nonprofit Conference is in early January in conjunction with the National American Humanics Conference being held at the Dolphin Hotel. You may choose to...
Thursday, December 09, 2010
UCF Continuing Education and The Rosen College of Hospitality Management are proud to announce a new format for the Event Management Certificate program. Designed for industry professionals as well as aspiring professionals, the program offers one module per month for six months beginning in January of 2011. Classes will count towards educational credit needed to sit for the Certified...
Thursday, December 02, 2010
One of Continuing Education's staff members, Angie Lopez, is leaving the United States to teach English in Japan. She has been a member of the staff since April 2007 and has worked on a variety of programs and conferences for the University, such as the Certified Financial Planner certificate program and the American Humanics Conference in January 2011.
She will be teaching English...
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
UCF coming off an electrifying conference 37-17 victory over Memphis on Saturday is set to square off against another in conference rival SMU for the Conference USA Championship Game. The game will be held Saturday Dec. 4th at 12:00 pm in our own Brighthouse Networks Stadium. The Knights are coming off of a great 9-3 season, where the sky is the limit. Let's get out there and support your...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The UCF Knight's Football team sits top of the division in Conference USA with a 7-3 record, riding on the wheels of Freshman QB JeffGodfrey who stepped in when Rob Calabrese was injured earlier in the season.This young rookie has been stellar in his Knights debut beating defenses withhis precise passing and with his feet. The Knights seem poised to win theconference this year and play in a...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Division of Continuing Education at the University of Central Florida was recognized for excellence in website design by an international association of lifelong learning.
The Learning Resources Network (LERN) selected Continuing Education for incorporating powerful visuals and an overall good web design and for the use of testimonials to inform visitors about its programs.
UCF's entry was...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The eighth annual State of the Workforce summit will be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. We are proud to be a partner with Workforce Central Florida and the community, helping students gain marketable skills through our professional development programs such as the photonics certificate program.
Two of our instructors for the Effective...
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Get Schooled is a national foundation that encourages people to work hard to increase high school and college graduation rates, improve college readiness and promote the fundamental importance of education. Every school day seven thousand students walk out on their education and for the first time in history, the current generation of college-aged Americans will be less educated than their...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
A recent AARP convention in Orlando, FL hosted a panel of financial planning experts and professionals to provide free financial adviceto AARP members. One of the professionals on the panel was our very own CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING? education program instructor, Tim Hummel. As a CFP®, business owner, and course instructor, Tim has a well- rounded background to provide advice and...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We are now accepting applications for the Photonics Technician Certificate program starting now. Participants from five Florida counties including Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter are welcome to contact us regarding this FREE training program through UCF and Workforce Central Florida. Participants will graduate with a certificate degree as Photonics Technicians and the program...
Monday, September 13, 2010
You are invited to attend this complimentary job fair on September 21, 2010 from 1:00PM to 7:00PM Eastern Time.
At the job fair you will be able to:
- Chat with Recruiters
- Distribute Your Resume
- Collect Employer Literature
- Attend Interactive Education Sessions
Make sure to visit UCF Continuing Education's booth. Sign Up Online
Thursday, September 02, 2010
If you have an interest in law and if you are a registered nurse you can enter the lucrative field of legal nurse consulting. A legal nurse consultant acts as a health care liaison with attorneys, physicians, and other clients. Legal nurse consultants are needed in law firms, government offices, hospital risk management departments, and other health care or legal-related...
Friday, August 27, 2010
As the fall season begins, so does the start of the fall semester for students across America. UCF Continuing Education also has a fall course schedule posted online for programs such as Professional Human Resource Management, Risk Management Licensure, our TestPrep courses, Project Management Certificate Program, and Legal Nurse Consultant to name a few. Start the fall season with...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
UCF Continuing Education (UCF CE) is now on Facebook. With over 130 fans and growing we provide the latest information for upcoming continuing education programs, events and news at UCF and its Regional Campuses. Help spread the word and become a Fan today! www.facebook.com/ucfce
Monday, August 09, 2010
As workforce changes continue at Kennedy Space Center, now is the ideal time to certify your Project Management skills to be more marketable in the workforce. The Project Management Institute (PMI) notes that the PMP designation demonstrates knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and...
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Educational Testing Services (ETS) is the largest non-profit educational testing organization that administers exams such as the GRE, TOEFL, and SAT. Starting in November 2011, ETS will be making some big revisions in regards to the format of the test and score scale for the GRE exam. In the revised computer version, students will be able to answer test questions in any order within each...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
In Spring 2011, the HR Certification Institute will introduce a new set of eligibility requirements for the PHR, SPHR and GPHR examinations. The Winter testing window from December 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011 is the last opportunity for participants to become certified under the current eligibility requirements. Fall courses throughout Central Florida will prepare participants for this...
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The UCF Test Prep SAT Review course is now offered in the Lake County/Clermont area. The course will be held at the UCF Clermont Campus. Students will receive a comprehensive review covering the mathematical, verbal and writing portions for the SAT Exam. Students will gain a better understanding of the test format and learn the common pitfalls and traps to avoid. The SAT Review in Clermont begins...
Friday, July 02, 2010
The Effective Management Training Series (EMTS) Program brings participants the latest in business curriculum that is relevant to today's competencies and expectations of a successful supervisor, manager and leader. Each person in the course will develop an individual action plan that will assist them in developing and improving such skills as problem-solving, conflict resolution,...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The speed of communication today seems to amplify itself at a rate that has never been seen before. Wireless technologies and fiber optic cable communications are at the heart of this growth with a steadily increasing need for trained and certified technicians. Companies such as AT&T are expanding their fiber optic networks and other communications companies are contracting for...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The federal health privacy law known as HIPAA underwent a major expansion in 2010. HIPAA affects virtually all medical and healthcare entities in the U.S. The changes were included in a part of the Obama administration's Economic Recovery program known as the HITECH Act. These changes include: new enforcement rules; much larger penalties for violations; and notifications to patients whose medical...
Monday, June 07, 2010
The PMP Credential from the Project Management Institute is a way for professionals to have their skills and knowledge recognized and demonstrates dedication to their industry. The intensive 10 week and the 25 week theory to practice programs offered allow participants to prepare for the PMP Certification exam. Both programs exceed the 35 hour education requirement from the Project Management...
Friday, April 02, 2010
Abridged: Blue Sky Resumes. LinkedIn.com is increasingly becoming an essential tool for professional and executive-level job seekers. Not only do they advertise vacancies and provide the opportunity to research and network with people in your target companies, but they are increasingly marketing their database to recruiters and this gives you an excellent opportunity to raise your profile and get...
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Take advantage of WCF's Employed Worker Training Program to increase your employee's skills in this fast-paced, dynamic workplace. This flexible program is designed to provide financial assistance to employers that recognize the importance of investing in their employees. Apply for up to $25,000, or even $50,000 in targeted industries, to enhance your training budget to build and enhance your...