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Career-building professional development short courses and Certificate Programs Offered by the University of Nevada, Reno For Spring 2013

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UNR logoProfessional 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 andrequire 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.

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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Select courses as noted have been approved or are pending approval for 6.0-34.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR/SPHR/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 .

The following courses and certificate programs start Jan.-March 2013 (for additional courses in Spring 2013, visithttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu )

One- and two-day courses start Jan. 29
Business Software Essentials: Graphics Professional and Business Computer Skills Short Courses
More than two dozen introductory and advanced courses in business software (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, QuickBooks and Word), graphics software (Dreamweaver, Elements, Illustrator, InDesign,Lightroom and Photoshop), and photography offer opportunities to build a solid knowledge base and advance existing skills. Hands-on practice prepares participants to apply skills immediately in the workplace. One- and two-day courses start Jan. 29-May 14, 2013, at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $99-349 depending on course length, includes instructional materials and parking. Instrs.: Jean A. Gage, Marie Gibson and M.D. Welch. For a full list ofBusiness Computer Skills courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/q539Ig . For a full list of Graphics Professional 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

One- and two-day courses start Jan. 30
Supervisory Management and Human Resources Management 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. One- and two-day courses start Jan. 30-May 9, 2013, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Fees: $195-325 per course, includes instructional materials, lunch and/or refreshment breaks, parking, and 6.0-12.0 PHR/SPHR/GPHR general recertification hours. For more about the Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management courses and full certificates and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/AllUlI . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all Extended Studiescourses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

One- and two-day courses start Jan. 31
Senior Manager in Human Resources Certificate and Short Courses
The University’s 10-course certificate in senior management in the human resources field provides senior executives and HR managers with strategic and tactical skills for improving organizational effectiveness, developing a talent-management culture and understanding fiscal impacts of HR departments. Current core courses and electives may be taken independently or applied to a full certificate.  One- and two-day courses start Jan. 31-Aug. 16, 2013, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Fees: $195-325 per course, includes instructional materials, lunch and/or refreshment breaks, parking, and 6.0-12.0 PHR/SPHR/GPHR general recertification hours. Fees: $250-500 per course, includes instructional materials, lunch, refreshment breaks, parking, and 6.0-12.0 PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours. For more about the SeniorManager 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Feb. 2-April 14
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program
This 16-session professional development certificate program is taught by a municipal court judge and a 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, Feb. 2-April 14, 2013, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee:$2,195; 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 more about the Paralegal Studies Certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/eEk8pQ . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Four-day courses start Feb. 4
Gaming Management Weeklong Courses
Comprehensive four-day courses during Spring 2013 update and enhance management tools and techniques unique to the gaming industry, including business analytics, slot operations and promotional strategies, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Four-day courses start Feb. 4-April 29, 2013. Fees: $2,500 per course, includes course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and one group dinner. Instrs.: Gaming industry experts and UNR faculty. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming management courses and full schedules throughout 2013, or to register online, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm .

Two- and three-day courses start Feb. 5
Social Media Marketing Certificate and Short Courses
This four-course, 33-hour professional development certificate program 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 Feb.-May 2013 on select evenings, course options are available from which to build the full four-course Social Media Marketing Certificate, or to be taken individually. Two- and three-day courses start Feb. 5-May 7, 2013, and 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 Studiescourses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

One- and multi-day courses start Feb. 5
General Professional Development Short Courses and Certificate Electives
Gain leading-edge skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a changing workplace. The University offers general professional development short courses that may be taken independently to fit your immediate career goals, and some may be applied toward the requirements of a 10-course Certificate in Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management, to theProject Management Essentials Certificate, or to the Social Media MarketingCertificate offered through Extended Studies. Formal admission to the University is not required. One- and multi-day courses start Feb. 5-July 11, 2013, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Fees: $195-695 per course, includes instructional materials, lunch and/or refreshment breaks, parking, and many include 6.0 PHR/SPHR/GPHR general recertification hours. For a list of current short courses and electives and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/AyCVGR . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Feb. 6-May 1
Advanced Management Program (AMP)
This 13-session professional development certificate program is offered in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business, providing up-to-the-minute business theory, concepts, tools and techniques to help manage and lead in today’s challenging business environment, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held select Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Feb. 6-May 1, 2013, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,695, includes course materials, refreshment breaks, parking, and 34.5 PHR/SPHR general recertification hours. Instrs.: UNR College of Business and TMCC business faculty. For more about the Advanced Management Program and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/nSkmpr . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Feb. 11-May 17
NEW and ONLINE! QuickBooks for New Users
This new 14-week online accounting systems course provides complete training in the use of QuickBooks in the Windows environment, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Fourteen weekly online sessions are held Feb. 11-May 17, 2013. Course fee: $847 through Feb. 1; $997 after Feb. 1. The course is taught by Extended Studies instructor Marie Gibson, an Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. For more about the online QuickBooks for New Users course and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/VcK2xP . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Feb. 12-April 30
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, Feb. 12-April 30, 2013, 4-7:30 p.m. (Feb. 12 and April 30 sessions held 3:30-7:30 p.m.) at the University’s Redfield Campus,18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,400, includes textbook, course materials, test-taking aids, refreshment breaks and parking. Facilitator: Karyn Jensen, M.S., SPHR. For more about the PHR/SPHR Study Program and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/99QaL8 . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visithttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Multi-day courses start Feb. 19
Project Management Essentials Certificate and Short Courses
The 45-hour, three-course Project Management Essentials Certificate offered by Extended Studies provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage any type of project across all areas of business and industry. Formal admission to the University is not required. Multi-day courses start Feb. 19-April 30, 2013, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Fees: $199-$695 per course, includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks, parking, and may include PHR/SPHR/GPHR general recertification hours. For a list of current courses or 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 Spring 2013 classes, visithttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

March 3-June 22
NEW and ONLINE! Sustainable Business Practices Certificate
This new 16-session online professional development certificate developed by Extended Studies in partnership with instructor Kimberly Phipps-Nichol is for business professionals, entrepreneurs, planners, designers and consultants seeking to elevate their business practices and services to new levels of responsibility and marketplace competitiveness, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sixteen weekly online sessions begin and end Sunday at noon, March 3-June 22, 2013. Coursefee: $595 through Feb. 22; $695 after Feb. 22. For more about the online Sustainable Business Practices Certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/WlVmv2 . 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 Spring 2013 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Courses are in development throughout the year. Please visit our website often for new and upcoming programs. Don’t see what you need in our course schedule? Let us know how we can help bring you the courses you want. [email protected] .

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