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List: Career-building courses offered this fall by UNR

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Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide University-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to hone existing talents for career advancement. The following noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no formal admission to the University. Courses are offered on the main campus at the University of Nevada, Reno, or at the University’s Redfield Campus in south Reno unless noted otherwise.

Select courses as noted have been approved or are pending approval for 6-12 recertification credit hours toward SPHR or PHR (Senior/Professional in Human Resources) recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about PHR/SPHR certification and recertification, visit HRCI at http://www.hrci.org

For more about Extended Studies courses, registration and information call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course/program title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Visit the Extended Studies website for all Fall 2011 courses beginning Aug.-Dec. The following professional development courses are scheduled to begin Aug.-Sept. 2011:

Aug. 15-19, 2011

“Performance-Based Surveillance Operations for the Gaming Industry” – This five-session gaming management course helps you leverage the strategic role of your surveillance operation to serve and protect your entire gaming property, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Monday-Thursday, Aug. 15-18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 19, 8:30-12 noon at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and group awards dinner. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming management courses or to register online, visit: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm . For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 16, 2011-Summer 2012

“Supervisory Management and Human Resources Management Professional Certificates and Short Courses” – The University’s 10-course certificates in supervisory management or human resources management provide valuable leading-edge and industry-specific training, evidence to employers of successful completion of a University-quality educational program, and an indication of professional achievement in one’s field. Current core courses and electives may be taken independently or applied to a full certificate and are offered beginning Aug. 16, 2011, through Summer 2012, by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more about the Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management courses and full certificates and to register online, visit: http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_management.htm . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 16, 2011

“Employee Orientations: From Design to Implementation” – This one-session professional development course provides tools to design and implement a fun and informative orientation program best suited to your organization’s needs, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Karyn Jensen, M.S., SPHR. For more about the Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management courses and full certificates and to register online, visit: http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_management.htm . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 17, 2011

FREE Paralegal Studies Information Session – Meet the instructors and learn about the University’s Paralegal Studies courses offered by Extended Studies, as well as career opportunities in this rapidly growing field, at this FREE information session. Held Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno Continuing Education Building, 1014 N. Virginia St., Reno. The session is FREE and open to the community. For more information call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 19, 2011

“Introduction to Governmental Accounting” – This one-session professional development course identifies principles and practices of financing applied to local governments, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 3.0 Public Finance hours toward the Certified Public Official Program. Instr.: Alan Kalt. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 22-24, 2011

“Internal Auditing in a Gaming Environment” – This three-session gaming management course addresses the key strategic role played by internal audit in the casino, crucial to the overall success of any gaming operation, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 22-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $1,395, includes course materials, lunches and refreshment breaks. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming management courses or to register online, visit: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/gaming.htm . For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 24, 2011

FREE! Extended Studies Open House – Learn about the University’s noncredit certificates and courses, and academic credit programs and online degrees offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Participants can receive discounts for select on-site registration, enter to win an iPad 2 or a six-hour professional development course, visit information tables, choose from 20-minute information sessions (6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) to meet faculty and instructors, and enjoy free refreshments. Held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. For more information call Extended Studies at (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 26, 2011-Summer 2012

“Senior Manager in Human Resources Professional Certificate and Short Courses” – This advanced 10-course certificate provides human resources leaders with strategic and tactical skills for improving organizational effectiveness and understanding fiscal impacts of HR departments on the bottom line, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Current courses may be taken independently or applied to a full certificate and are offered beginning Aug. 26, 2011, through Summer 2012. For more about the Senior Manager in HR courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/quMasu . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 26, 2011

“The Rules Have Changed: Is Your HR Department in Compliance?” – This advanced one-session senior HR professional development course examines the most recent changes to employment law and demonstrates processes to assist your organization in administering these new regulations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $250, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Anthony Hall, J.D. For more about the Senior Manager in HR courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/quMasu . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2011 beginning Sept. 6

“Project Management Essentials Certificate and Short Courses” – This three-course, 45-hour professional development certificate program offered during Fall 2011 provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage any type of project across all areas of business and industry, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Sept. 6-Dec. 15 on select Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30 p.m., three courses are available to build the full Project Management Essentials Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $585 per six-session course, early registration ($695, late registration); and $250 per three-session course, early registration ($325, late registration); includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: Lecturers with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. For more about the Project Management Essentials courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/ohzeYG . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 6-15, 2011

“Project Management Essentials” – This six-session project management course provides essential concepts and basic techniques for working effectively in all stages of project management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 6-15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 by Aug. 15; $695 after Aug. 15, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: William Ball, MBA, PMP. For more about the Project Management Essentials course and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/ohzeYG . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 10-Nov. 20, 2011

“Paralegal Studies Certificate Program” – This 16-session professional development certificate program is taught by a municipal court judge and an attorney and former probate commissioner, and offers an intensive yet condensed practical introduction to the paralegal field, providing training in the skills needed to identify legal issues, research relevant law, apply the law to factual situations, and write clearly and effectively, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held select Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 10-Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,795 by Aug. 26; $1,995 after Aug. 26, includes textbook, access to Westlaw and LexisNexis, all instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: The Honorable James L. Spoo, J.D., and Linda Bowman, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2011 beginning Sept. 10

“Graphics Professional Series”- More than a dozen introductory and advanced graphics software and photography short courses during Fall 2011 offer opportunities to build a solid knowledge base and hone existing skills ranging from the basics of using a digital camera to hands-on training in the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative® Suite 3 (CS3) and Creative® Suite 4 (CS4) software packages including, Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, Photoshop® and more. Hands-on practice prepares participants to apply skills immediately in the workplace. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $79-349 depending on course length, includes instructional materials and parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. For a full list of Graphics Professional Series courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/nDVpWx . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 10 and 17, 2011

“Using a Digital SLR Camera” – This two-session introductory photography course offers instruction in the specific features and use of a single-lens reflex camera, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturday, Sept. 10 and 17, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $99, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. For a full list of Graphics Professional Series courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/nDVpWx . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 10, 2011-Feb. 11, 2011

“NEW! Fundamental Business Skills Certificate” – This intensive 12-course, 84-hour professional development certificate program was developed by Truckee Meadows Community College in partnership with Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno to provide the skills and knowledge required to work in any office environment. The program develops fundamental business knowledge and hones expertise in finance, customer service, business math, bookkeeping, time management, and numerous office computer software applications, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held select Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011-Feb. 11, 2012, at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Certificate fee: $995, includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. For more information about the certificate sessions and to register online, visit: http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce or call (775) 829-9010. For program content and additional information, email [email protected] .

Sept. 12-Nov. 28, 2011

“Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) Study Program” – This 11-session professional development program provides a comprehensive review for human resources professionals, enhancing skills and knowledge and preparing participants for the national PHR or SPHR examination, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held select Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 28, 4-7:30 p.m. (Sept. 12 and Nov. 28 sessions held 3:30-7:30 p.m.) at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,250 by Aug. 12 ($1,400 after Aug. 12), includes textbook, course materials, test-taking aids, refreshment breaks and parking. Facilitator: Karyn Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 13-22, 2011

“Beginning Illustrator” – This six-session graphics professional course offers instruction in the basic navigation and functionality of Adobe Illustrator and provides an opportunity to produce beginner work for a portfolio, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 13-22, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $349, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. For a full list of Graphics Professional Series courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/nDVpWx . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2011

“Energy Management Certificate” – This 10-session, 30-hour professional development certificate program provides the latest energy, green building and sustainability technologies, cost-reduction strategies, money-saving energy management techniques and methods for increasing return on investment, integral to success in the increasingly competitive energy management field. Designed for building managers, facility/plant managers, construction planners, engineers, maintenance personnel, small-business owners, green energy entrepreneurs and others interested in energy resources, the program is offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Certificate fee: $900 by Aug. 29; $1,050 after Aug. 29, includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Scott Terrell, M.A., and Peter Millar, M.S. For more information about the certificate sessions and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/8ZRe8x . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2011 beginning Sept. 13, 2011

“Social Media Marketing Certificate and Short Courses” – This four-course, 33-hour professional development certificate program offered during Fall 2011 provides in-depth, leading-edge content and an opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery of social media/inbound marketing as an essential component of successful business operations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held from Sept. 13-Dec. 8 on select evenings, 6-9 p.m., nine course options are available from which to build the full four-course Social Media Marketing Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $199-299 per course, early registration; $249-399 per course, late registration; includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: UNR College of Business and Reynolds School of Journalism faculty, and industry experts. For more about the Social Media Marketing courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/aIaLfV . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 13-27, 2011

“New and Social Media Marketing for Busy People” – With an emphasis on Facebook and LinkedIn, this three-session course explores strategies for transforming these into worthwhile business connections and for developing your online presence, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Sept. 13-27, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299 by Aug. 30; $399 after Aug. 30; includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Todd Felts, MALS. For more about the Social Media Marketing courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/aIaLfV . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 13-20, 2011

“NEW! Tribal Leadership” – This two-session leadership development course based on The New York Times best seller of the same name, gives participants the tools to attract passionate talent to projects and inspire people to create high-impact results, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Sept. 13-20, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $199 by Aug. 30; $249 after Aug. 30; includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Robert Cornish, CPCC, CultureSync approved tribal leader. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 14-15, 2011

“NEW! Hormones 101: Clinical Aspects Associated with Perimenopause and Menopause” – This two-session Women’s Health and Wellness Series course is for nurses and other healthcare professionals wishing to expand their knowledge in the realm of women’s wellness. Hormones 101 is designed to educate medical professionals about assessing hormone imbalances, educating patients and recommending treatment options, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 14-15, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195 by Sept. 1; $245 after Sept. 1; includes course materials, parking and 6.0 continuing education (CE) units approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN). Instr.: Lisa Mantkus, R.N. MEP-C. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 17, 2011

“NEW! Hormones 101: Clinical Aspects Associated with Perimenopause and Menopause” – This one-session Women’s Health and Wellness Series course is for nurses and other healthcare professionals wishing to expand their knowledge in the realm of women’s wellness. Hormones 101 is designed to educate medical professionals about assessing hormone imbalances, educating patients and recommending treatment options, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195 by Sept. 3; $245 after Sept. 3; includes course materials, parking, lunch and 6.0 continuing education (CE) units approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN). Instr.: Lisa Mantkus, R.N. MEP-C. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 16-30, 2011

“Fundraising Professionals Certificate” – This three-session, 18-hour professional development certificate program offered in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Sierra Chapter is designed to strengthen and energize an organization’s development efforts with best practices and strategies, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Fridays, Sept. 16-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Certificate fee: $390 for AFP members by Aug. 26 ($485 late registration); or $490 nonmembers by Aug. 26 ($585 late registration), includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Association of Fundraising Professionals expert presenters. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2011 beginning Sept. 20

“Business Computer Skills Series” – More than 15 computer skills short courses during Fall 2011 cover the latest versions of Microsoft Office applications. Six- and 12-hour courses explore introductory to advanced topics in Microsoft Excel®, Word®, Access®, PowerPoint® and Outlook®. Hands-on practice prepares participants to apply skills immediately in the workplace. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $100 per one-session course; $200 per two-session course, includes instructional materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. For a full list of Business Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 20, 2011

“Microsoft Excel Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Excel 2007 essentials, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. For a full list of Business Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 22, 2011-March 8, 2012

“NEW EARLY-EVENING FORMAT! Caregiving Essentials Certificate” – This 12-session, 36-hour professional development certificate program offered in partnership with the University’s Sanford Center for Aging is designed to provide resources and skills that help meet the growing need for qualified professional and family caregivers, and to provide continuing education for professional recertification for those in healthcare and mental health professions. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held on select Thursdays, Sept. 22, 2011-March 8, 2012, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Certificate fee: $995 by Sept. 2; $1,295 after Sept. 2, includes course materials, parking and refreshments each day. Additional $20 fee for CEUs in select disciplines. Instr.: Susan Harris, Ph.D. For more information about the certificate sessions and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/o8TZNE . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 22, 2011

“Safety Issues for HR: Recording and Reporting” – This advanced one-session senior HR professional development course offers an overview of the recording and reporting policies and procedures necessary to remain in compliance with OSHA requirements, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $250, includes parking, lunch and pending approval for 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Donald Graham, CSE. For more about the Senior Manager in HR courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/quMasu . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 23, 2011

“Microsoft Word Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Word 2007 essentials of word processing, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. For a full list of Business Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2011

“NEW! Dynamic Publishing Workshop” – This two-session graphics professional workshop builds on the layout and import/export synergy between Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, geared for journalists, marketing professionals, production artists and wordsmiths with InDesign CS4 or CS5 experience, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturday, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $99, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Jim Cooper. For a full list of Graphics Professional Series courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/nDVpWx . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 27, 2011

“Microsoft Excel Intermediate” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Excel 2007 concepts that build on essentials already mastered in basic courses, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. For a full list of Business Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 28, 2011

“Employee Relations” – This one-session human resources management course provides an overview of the components of employee relations, including the key elements of constructive performance evaluations, effective complaint management, handling problem employee behaviors, communication, diversity and laws affecting personnel policy, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and pending approval for 6 PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Kimberley McNamara, SPHR. For more about Human Resources Management courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/rndqUJ . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 28-29, 2011

“NEW! Video for Social Media” – This course will cover effectively communicating your company’s presence on YouTube and other video media, creating polished and professional images, and making video shine to separate your business from the competition, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday-Thursday evenings, Sept. 28-29, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $199 by Sept. 14; $249 after Sept. 14; includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. For more about the Social Media Marketing courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/aIaLfV . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2011

“NEW! Coaching Skills for Managers” – This two-session professional development course provides concrete tools and strategies to bring out the best in employees, enhance morale and increase productivity, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and pending approval for 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Katherine Prendergast, MSW, LCSW. For more about Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management elective courses and full certificates and to register online, visit: http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_management.htm . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 30, 2011

“Microsoft Outlook Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Outlook 2007 basics for improved time and information management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. For a full list of Business Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2011 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

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