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Career-building professional development courses offered at 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 offered by Extended Studies have been approved or are pending approval for 6-40 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR or GPHR (Professional, Senior Professional or Global Professional in Human Resources) recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification and recertification, visit HRCI at http://www.hrci.org<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<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm

The following courses and series are held through Summer 2012 (courses may also include discounts for early registration). Watch for our Fall 2012 courses coming soon! Don’t see what you need in our course schedule? Let us know how we can help bring you the courses you want.

June 19-28, 2012

“Beginning Photoshop” – This six-session graphics professional course offers instruction in the basic navigation and functionality of Adobe Photoshop and provides an opportunity to produce beginner work for a portfolio, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-28, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $349, includes parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 19, 2012

“Microsoft Word Intermediate” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Word 2010 advanced formatting techniques, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, June 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 22, 2012

“How to Work with Legal Counsel” – This advanced one-session senior HR professional development course examines how to work effectively with legal counsel to mount the best defense for your company, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, June 22, 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/GPHR strategic recertification hours. Instr.: Molly Rezac, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 23, 2012

“Using a Digital SLR Camera: Advanced” – This one-session graphics course is designed for students who have completed the introductory DSLR camera course. Topics include studio lighting, indoor lighting, outdoor photo shoots and using advanced features of DSLR cameras such as histograms and advanced shooting modes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $99, includes parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 26, 2012

“Workplace Violence: Don’t be Blindsided” – This one-session professional development course will help you identify the potential for violence in your workplace and will examine security precautions to minimize threats as well as reporting structures for recording incidents indicative of potential problems, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, June 26, 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 6 PHR/SPHR/GPHR general recertification hours. Instr.: Veronica Frenkel, M.A. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 29, 2012

“Compensation and Benefits” – This one-session human resources management course examines the goals and objectives of compensation and benefits programs and explores topics including direct and indirect compensation, strategic compensation, benefit planning and laws affecting wage and benefit practices, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, June 29, 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/GPHR general recertification hours. Instr.: Christy Wheeler, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 14, 2012

“Photoshop Elements Basics” – This one-session introductory graphics course offers instruction in the basics of photo editing with Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $99, includes parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 16-20, 2012

“Management of Slot Operations” – This five-session gaming management course gives you the skills to run your slot operation more efficiently for long-term profitability and growth, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.-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; lodging is not included. 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 an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 17-26, 2012

“Project Management Essentials” – This six-session project management course builds a solid foundation for successful project management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 through July 3; $695 after July 3, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: William Ball, MBA, PMP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 17-19, 2012

“NEW-Adobe Lightroom” – This three-session graphics professional course examines how to import, organize, manage, edit and produce digital images for print and on the web using Adobe Lightroom, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $150, includes parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/>. For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 17, 2012

“Microsoft Excel Advanced” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Excel 2010 concepts that build on formulas, functions and basics of charting and managing data lists mastered in basic and intermediate courses, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 20, 2012

“Microsoft Word Advanced” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Word 2010 advanced techniques for creating forms and using global style formatting, including adding form controls, text boxes, date pickers, drop-down lists and check boxes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 24, 2012

“Microsoft Word Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Word 2010 essentials of word processing, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, July 24, 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. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 25, 2012

“Technical Writing and Communication in Public Service” – This one-session professional development course develops specific writing skills as they apply to public organizations and municipalities, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, July 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $250. Instr.: Steve Mulvenon, Ph.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 26, 2012

“NEW-Protecting Your Company’s Future through Succession Planning” – This advanced one-session senior HR professional development course examines best practices for implementing a succession planning infrastructure to mitigate the risks of talent shortages within the context of a broader talent management strategy, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, July 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/GPHR strategic recertification hours. Instr.: Veronica Frenkel, M.A., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu<http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/> . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes through Summer 2012, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 3, 2012

“Introduction to Governmental Accounting” – This one-session professional development course applies principles and practices of financing to local governments and develops skills for preparing and analyzing financial statements and current and future revenues and expenditures, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno.

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