Table 3: Continuing Education by the Numbers
Fall 2006-Spring 2007
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)OLLI offers courses, lunch sessions, trips, collaborations, and networking opportunities for adults over the age of 50. Previous courses have included Easy Color for the Landscape, Current Events Discussion Group, French Readings and Conversation, Ancient Greek Views on the Universe, Wine 101, and Computers for Fun. Last year Osher had 420 participants. They also instituted satellite courses at area nursing homes and senior centers for adults who are unable to travel to the University.
Center for Economic and Workforce DevelopmentThis
Center provides opportunities for relocating or existing companies in
the Jacksonville area to provide specialized training to the existing
workforce. Current programs include the Railroad Institute, which offers
a certification program for freight train conductors. Additionally, the
Center is in the process of developing The Logistics Institute.
Command Spanish®UNF is Northeast Florida’s only licensed
official registered provider for Command Spanish®, the leading provider
of customized Spanish language and cross-cultural programs for
non-Spanish speakers in the workplace. It provides area business leaders
with practical and effective industry-specific communications.
Conference and Workshop SeriesUNF offers the Annual Administrative Professionals Conference and Expo at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center downtown and the annual African-American Professionals Conference at the University Center on campus. They also work to bring conferences and workshops from national and international organizations for Northeast Florida residents.Executive Education for Leadership InstituteContinuing Education and the Coggin College of Business offer several programs for area business leaders to expand their management skills. Courses include the High-Potential’s Leadership Program, Business Dynamics for Evolving Leaders Program, Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, and Improving Executive Presentation Skills. The Institute also offers customized programs to area businesses and organizations.
Health and Medical InstituteContinuing
education offers online courses that aid Northeast Florida residents in
advancing themselves in the health and medical field. These occupations
are the fastest growing in Florida. Courses include medical coding,
medical secretary, medical transcription, and certificate programs.
Legal Studies InstituteThis
Institute offers certification programs for legal secretaries and
paralegals, with classes scheduled around typical work hours. It offers
opportunities for both established professionals and career changers to
take classes taught by area judges, attorneys, and certified paralegals.Summer Reading Development Programs for Children and AdultsThis program provides opportunities for children age four through adults to learn essential reading skills and improve reading comprehension. Courses are divided by age, and are available in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and on the UNF campus.
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