Continue Education Programs

UTRGV Continuing Education provides professional development and personal enrichment opportunities with the aim of serving the diverse population of the RGV. Whether you are simply a lifelong learner in pursuit of new knowledge or a working professional hoping to enhance your skills, UTRGV Continuing Education has something for you.

Our courses and programs arm you with the critical skills and knowledge essential for today’s diverse globalize job market. Our courses feature personalized small class sizes that ensure individual attention and support, experienced instructors with real-world knowledge, and year-round opportunities.

  • Certificate Program Courses

    Update your skills and stay competitive with one of UTRGV Continuing Educations immersive certificate programs. These programs are the ideal resource for persons wanting to change careers, learn new skills or boost their earning potential. Each of our non-credit certificate programs are co-designed and taught by industry experts and UTRGV faculty, with convenient scheduling to fit your busy lifestyle.
     
    AMT 101 Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT)Details
    • Course Duration:  40 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) is a five-day course to prepare students in becoming Apple Certified Mac Technicians (ACMT).

     
    Bereavement Coordinator Certificate ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration:
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The Bereavement Coordinator Certificate Program is designed to equip professionals with the skills to guide grieving families to proper avenues of support. Tragic events such as accidents, active shootings, suicide or natural disasters, as well as the natural causes of death, may leave individuals, families and communities to face the challenge of healing from the effects of devastating grief.

     
    Certificate in Digital MarketingDetails
    • Course Duration: 7 hours for each module or 35 hours for all modules
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This certificate program has been carefully designed to provide participants the most efficient and powerful tools available to promote your business online. Whether it is Search Engine positioning, social media engagement, improving your web design and Internet marketing, or understanding analytics; this program will be extremely useful for you and your organization.

     
    Certificate in Digital PhotographyDetails
    • Course Duration: 12 hours for Basic Certificate or 12 hours for Advanced Certificate
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This certificate program in digital photography includes two levels, the basic and the advanced, to suit the needs of individuals who are interested in advancing their career in digital photography.

     
    Certificate in Grant DevelopmentDetails
    • Course Duration: 12 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This series of workshops are built in succession to provide the participant with the resources, expert guided practice and mentoring to be able to write a competitive and fundable grant proposal by the end of the series.

     
    Certificate in Event PlanningDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This 30-hour, hands-on program is designed for entrepreneurial-minded individuals who wish to establish an event planning business or work as event planning consultants.

     
    Certificate in Healthcare Practice ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration:
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This curriculum is designed to prepare participants to become effective business owners and executive managers within their medical practices and focuses on the critical components of business ownership not taught within the traditional medical education programs.

     
    Certificate in Human Resource ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration: 12 hours
    • Schedule: Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 4, March 18, 2019 (M)
     

    This course is designed to provide an overview of HR functions and the stages of the employee life cycle. Participants will gain practical skills needed to manage critical HR functions on a daily basis and avoid legal pitfalls.

     
    Certificate in Legal Research and WritingDetails
    • Course Duration: 24 hours
    • Schedule: April 2 - April 30, 2019
     

    One important element of a paralegal’s job, which is of ultimate importance to the firm—is his or her writing. Whether organizing records, preparing legal documents, or communicating with experts for trial, paralegals must become skilled communicators when representing their legal team and employer.

     
    Certificate in Non-Profit ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This eight-module certificate program is designed to enhance the existing skills and develop new ones for dealing with "real-world" challenges and situations in the nonprofit sector.

     
    Certificate in Social Media ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration:  12 hours
    • Schedule:  March 2 - March 23, 2019
     

    In an increasingly digital world, social media has changed relationships between organizations and their audiences. Whether you’re interested in lead generation, social influence, or creative marketing, improving your social media skills will always pay off in the long run.

     
    Certificate in Video Animation (Intro Level)Details
    • Course Duration: 12 hours
    • Schedule:  March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2019 
     

    Videos are now becoming excellent communication tools and are increasingly utilized in social media and e-marketing strategies. This is a must-attend course for businesses that want to grab audience’s attention and keep them engaged.

     
    Certificate in Video EditingDetails
    • Course Duration:  12 hours
    • Schedule:  February 23, March 2, and March 9, 2019 
     

    These days with social media and the almost endless avenues to market yourself, simple static images don’t grab the attention of your audience quite the same way as before. So what is the next step in making sure you stay relevant and in the eye of your consumers? Video!

     
    Certificate in Web DesignDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This Introductory Certificate Program is designed to give you the working knowledge of Photoshop to be applied to your own images and designs. HTML5, CSS3 and Dreamweaver.

     
    Certificate in Web DevelopmentDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Web development skills are becoming even more valuable in a competitive global workforce that increasingly requires strong coding and technical skills. In this course, participants will learn best practices and the latest industry standards to design, create, publish and maintain web pages using HTML and associated technologies.

     
    Certified Public Manager: 2018-2019Details
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: January 11 & 12 and February 9 & 10, 2019
     

    The program is designed to enhance and develop the skills of the participants to deal with “real-world” challenges and situations. All tracks are developed from a “practitioner’s” point of view utilizing knowledge based skill sets that can be incorporated within your career path.

     
    Clinical Medical Assistant ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 140 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.

     
    Dental Assistant ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 100 hours
    • Schedule: March 23 - July 27, 2019 (M)
     

    The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting.

     
    Executive Certificate in Healthcare Practice ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This curriculum is designed to prepare participants to become effective business owners and executive managers within their medical practices and focuses on the critical components of business ownership not taught within the traditional medical education programs.

     
    IT Project ManagementDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives, and practice and master the skills you need to deliver IT projects on time, within budget, and to specification.

     
    Medical Administrative AssistantDetails
    • Course Duration: 50 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand, in a field that is expected to grow by an impressive 34% through 2018.

     
    Medical Billing & CodingDetails
    • Course Duration: 80 hours
    • Schedule:  March 9 - June 22, 2019 (M)
     

    This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

     
    Medication Therapy Management CertificationDetails
    • Course Duration: 8 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services certificate training program is an active learning seminar in which participants practice a variety of communication techniques to elicit patient’s medication experience and identify medication-related problems, using cases based on real-life experiences of MTM providers.

     
    Paralegal Certificate CourseDetails
    • Course Duration:  84 hours
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

     
    Personal Trainer CertificationDetails
    • Course Duration: 32 hours ( 30 hours - Lecture and 2 hours - Test)
    • Schedule:  March 30 - May 4, 2019 
     

    This course provides participants with the most current, foundational knowledge, training and competency testing to certify them to practice as professional certified fitness trainers. UTRGV Continuing Education has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a comprehensive Personal Trainer Certification program that offers students the latest knowledge in a range of topics including:

     
    Pharmacy Technician ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 50 hours
    • Schedule:  April 6 - June 29, 2019 (B)
     

    This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

     
    Phlebotomy Technician ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 90 hours
    • Schedule:  March 2 - June 22, 2019 (M)
     

    This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

     
    Real Estate Certificate ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, and Jan. 26, 2019 (B)
     

    This program is designed for people interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License which requires you complete six qualifying education courses of study.

     
    Registered Behavior TechnicianDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.

     
    UTRGV Entrepreneurship Certificate ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This certificate program, offered through the Academy for Entrepreneurs, incorporates a highly selective admission process which is intended to identify the best early-stage entrepreneurs in the Rio Grande Valley. It is designed to provide the right level of coaching and support necessary to help entrepreneurs find success within their first year. This 8-week long program will be offered in a blended learning format that will include online and in-class sessions.

     
  • K-12 Programs

    Club Code UTRGV 2019Details
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Club Code UTRGV is an innovative technology program launched by UTRGV Continuing Education in 2015 to build a strong pipeline of technologically oriented youth in the Rio Grande Valley that are better prepared to enter the workforce or higher education with an in-depth understanding of the coding and programming languages and thrive in the 21st century workforce.

     
    JSTEM PBI ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration:
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The JSTEM (Journalism, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Project Based Inquiry (PBI) is an innovative summer enrichment program offered by UTRGV Continuing Education in partnership with College of Education & P-16 Integration. This program is an opportunity for high school students to learn STEM in an authentically situated research setting at UTRGV. Journalism PBI takes place in tandem with STEM PBI and is designed to provide an opportunity for students interested in mass communication and marketing to gain hands-on experience under the guidance of experts in the fields. The journalism group will apply what they learned during the camp by chronicling the activities of the STEM students.

     
    Those Who Can, TeachDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This summer camp brings together students from high schools across the Rio Grande Valley for a week of fun and learning at The College of Education & P16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. During that week, students explore the teaching profession by defining teaching excellence. To achieve this, they use mobile technologies and collaborate with students from their school and other schools in the Valley, College of Education faculty, students from the teacher preparation program, and others members of the teaching community.

     
    UTRGV PREP-ADetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Teachers Preparation for Student Learning: Training teachers within an authentic K-12 classroom experience hold tremendous promise in effectively preparing them to adopt a solution-based frame of thinking with a focus on student learning outcomes. The key to developing this mindset is receiving strong mentorship and support during this process. UTRGV PREP-A employs university-affiliated experts and experienced teachers to serve teaching candidates with a high level of support as they progress through the program and develop as professional educators.

     
    UTRGV STEM PD WorkshopsDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    These innovative workshops are designed to help find new ways to teach biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or engineering topics to high school and middle school students. UTRGV science and engineering faculty will utilize research activities that are locally relevant, to train secondary STEM educators and district coordinators in developing TEKS-aligned lessons and labs that can be replicated in school settings. Workshop participants will be involved in hands-on or project-based lessons that are engaging and designed to increase students’ understanding of concepts, while getting them excited about STEM.

     
  • Online Programs

    Our online courses are designed with convenience and flexibility in mind. They provide rich content and interactive learning experience to prepare you to succeed in the current marketplace.
     
    Ace Your Job SearchDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  5 hours CEUs: .5
    • Access Time: 90 Days
     

    This introductory-level course helps learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective.

     
    Certificate in Agile Project ManagementDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  17 hours CEUs: 1.9
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    The courses included in this certificate program will provide managers the basic foundation they need to become competent Agile practitioners.

     
    Certificate in Business CommunicationsDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  25 hours CEUs: 2.5
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This certificate offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites.

     
    Certificate in Creativity and InnovationDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  18 hours CEUs:1.8
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This certificate program will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Next, you are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems.

     
    Certificate in Data AnalyticsDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  30 hours CEUs: 3
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This certificate in data analytics provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape.

     
    Certificate in Digital MarketingDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  30 hours CEUs: 3
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.

     
    Certificate in Finance EssentialsDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  19 hours CEUs: 1.9
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This certificate will teach you how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

     
    Certificate in Human Resource ManagementDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  21 hours CEUs: 2.1
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff.

     
    Certificate in LeadershipDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  17 hours CEUs: 1.7
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    The courses in this suite offer advice on leadership that can help you stand out as a leader among your peers.

     
    Certificate in Managing Change and Resolving ConflictDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  25 hours CEUs: 3.1
    • Access Time: 365 Days
     

    This Certificate in Managing Change and Resolving Conflict covers the key issues and best practices for managers dealing with contentious situations in the workplace.

     
    Certificate in Nonprofit ManagementDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  23 hours CEUs: 4.4
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations.

     
    Certificate in Sustainable ManagementDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  25 hours CEUs: 2.5
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.

     
    Leadership PDU BundleDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  14 hours CEUs: .9
    • Access Time: 270 Days
     

    This bundle combines four online, self-paced courses into this Leadership PDU Bundle, to provide practitioners with many of the PDUs they need to fulfill requirements in this important skill area!

     
    Manager's Toolbox (Certificate Program)Details
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  35 hours CEUs: 3.5
    • Access Time: 365 Days
     

    The Manager's Toolbox is a suite of online courses designed for the new manager. New managers face challenges every day that they have likely never encountered before.

     
    Operations ManagementDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  10 hours CEUs: 1
    • Access Time: 180 Days
     

    This course explores the fundamental concepts and theories practitioners will need to successfully guide operations in manufacturing and service organizations.

     
    PgMP® Exam Prep CourseDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  25 hours CEUs: 2.5
    • Access Time: 180 Days
     

    This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification exam including exam-taking tips, comprehensive module quizzes, and over 200 practice questions covering the areas of knowledge as described in PMI's Program Management Professional Exam Content Specification.

     
    Strategic PDU BundleDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  11 hours CEUs: .9
    • Access Time: 360 Days
     

    This bundle has combined four online, self-paced courses into this Strategic PDU Bundle, to provide practitioners with many of the PDUs they need to fulfill requirements in this important skill area!

     
    Supply Chain Management BasicsDetails
    • PDUs/Contact Hours:  10 hours CEUs: 1
    • Access Time: 180 Days
     

    This course introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.

     
  • Professional Development Courses

    Professional development is more than a luxury, it is a necessity. Designed specifically for working professionals to maintain licensure, update skills, and advance their careers, we offer a range of innovative courses including certificate programs, continuing professional education (CPEs), seminars, and professional development workshops.
     
    Academy for Success 2019Details
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This summer academy program at UTRGV offers talented students the resources to present strong credentials for success in the Physician Assistant curriculum by providing a solid foundation in the basic sciences in anatomy and physiology and learning skills.

     
    Active Leadership for IT ProfessionalsDetails
    • Course Duration:
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The Active Leadership for IT Professionals program provides the concepts, tools and practices to help overcome these challenges and to help IT leaders effectively coach, empower and lead individuals and teams to higher levels of performance.

     
    Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to administer and maintain database applications using the SQL Server 2012 product features and tools.

     
    Administering Windows Server 2012Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is part two of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

     
    Advanced Digital Photography with Adobe LightroomDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course introduces participants to the use of Adobe Lightroom CC in editing professional-grade photographs. This course is designed to help first time users learn the basic tools in Lightroom and apply them to their own images and projects.

     
    Building Great Reading Comprehension Skills in Your StudentsDetails
    • Course Duration: 4 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    While fluency and decoding skills are a part of good reading, the ultimate goal of reading is comprehension. Good readers create meaning from texts using a variety of comprehension skills. In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of teaching strategies that will improve comprehension skills, especially for below-grade level readers.

     
    Campus Suicide Prevention Training ProgramDetails
    • Course Duration: 3 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s Office of Counseling and Wellness was awarded a 3 year grant in the amount of $304,490.00 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement a Campus Suicide Prevention Program (CSPP) in collaboration with the UTRGV Counseling Center (CC) and the Office of Continuing Education.

     
    Clinical Interventions SeriesDetails
    • Course Duration: 
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    UTRGV Continuing Education and the Department of Social Work have partnered to offer professionals in the social services sector the chance to continue building their skills with this new Clinical Intervention Series. During each workshop, participants will gain hands on experience in a range of mental health topics including techniques for counseling children with anxiety, helping others deal with the effects of terminal illness, and understanding how shame and guilt drives human behavior.

     
    College Application Essay WorkshopDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    College application essays can be the make-it-or-break-it point in the application process. Submitting an application essay that is boring, under-developed, and with grammatical errors will send the wrong message, and can be the reason a student does not get accepted into their college of choice.

     
    Configuring Advance Windows Server 2012Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is part three of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

     
    Creating Motivated and Engaged ReadersDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Students who are eager and excited about reading find it easier to build the repertoire of skills that make great readers. In this workshop, participants will learn why some readers are disengaged and how this attitude affects learning to read. Participants will also learn a variety of teaching techniques that will help these reluctant readers become motivated and engaged, thus leading towards greater reading achievement.

     
    Creative Writing Workshop SeriesDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Each of these introductory survey courses is designed to give you a developing understanding and facility with a genre of creative writing so that you may apply the craft and technique of writing to your own projects.

     
    Dealing with Death by Overdose & Narcan TrainingDetails
    • Course Duration: 4 hrs
    • Schedule: Feb 15, 2019 (B)
     

    The workshop will involve and engage professionals how to apply the use of healing art activities to conduct grief work with bereaved families who lost a loved one to an opioid overdose.

     
    Ethics for ProfessionalsDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    In collaboration with School of Social Work, the Ethics for Professionals workshop seeks to arm social workers, counselors, and other healthcare professionals with the tools they need to navigate the complex field of therapy.

     
    Food Photography Creating Visual CravingsDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is designed to help emerging, aspiring, and professional photographers address, and overcome challenges presented while shooting food photography in-house.

     
    Grief Education Series: Autism, Grief and LossDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Bereavement and grief are difficult for everyone. For individuals with autism, it is often even more difficult to understand emotional reactions.

     
    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices - Part 1Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    In this course, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. The goal of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network.

     
    Intermediate Digital PhotographyDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule:  April 13, 2019 (M)
     

    Take photography to the next level in this fast-paced digital photography workshop designed for those who want to move past the basics, and build on their existing technical and creative skills.

     
    Introduction to Digital MarketingDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Keeping up with the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape is a challenge for companies that rely on digital marketing for their services and products. This introductory level certificate program is designed for novices who wish to gain a solid understanding of the basics of digital marketing techniques.

     
    Introduction to Digital PhotographyDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule:  March 2, 2019 (M)
     

    The invention of smart phones and photo filters has turned almost everyone into a photographer. However, good photography requires a strong sense of creativity and aesthetics, coupled with a range of technical skills.

     
    Introduction to Video AnimationDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Videos are now becoming excellent communication tools and are increasingly utilized in social media and e-marketing strategies. This is a must-attend course for businesses that want to grab audience’s attention and keep them engaged.

     
    ITIL Foundation Exam Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    In this exciting and dynamic course, you will get an introduction to the lifecycle of managing IT services to deliver to business expectations.

     
    Managing Stress in the WorkplaceDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    Through the use of group discussions and hands-on activities, this stress-reduction workshop will explore the sources and consequences of stress and focus on ways to both minimize and manage stress.

     
    Maximize Student Success in the STAAR Writing ExamsDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is designed to strengthen students’ performance on the essay portion of STAAR writing exams.

     
    Medical Interpreter Training SeminarDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The course will substantially improve the ability to interpret effectively on behalf of Spanish-speaking patients. It will cover linguistic and culture aspects of medical interpreting that if not executed correctly could lead to loss of vital information and dire patient consequences.

     
    Microsoft Excel 2016 (Basic)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule:  March 30, 2019 (M)
     

    This 3-hour course is designed for those who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 worksheets.

     
    Microsoft Excel 2016 (Intermediate)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule:  April 27, 2019 (B)
     

    In today's market, more than 80 percent of jobs require digital skills and programs like Excel are becoming a vital tool for many careers. Learning how to use Excel can increase your productivity at your current job and make you a more marketable candidate. Our intermediate-level course will have you on the way to becoming a tech-savvy Excel user.

     
    Network+ Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    CompTIA's Network+ is the premier vendor-neutral networking certification. Our Network+ Prep Course is designed to provide the foundation you need not only to be productive on the job but also to be successful in more specialized topics and in your pursuit of vendor-specific certifications.

     
    Non-Profit Workshop Series (Lower Valley)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    UTRGV Continuing Education, in partnership with the Office of Community Relations, is offering a three part workshop series this Spring, designed specifically for non-profit leaders.

     
    Non-Profit Workshop Series (Upper Valley)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    UTRGV Continuing Education and the Office of Community Relations are hosting a series of workshops this spring providing up-to-date resources and information for leaders in the nonprofit industry.

     
    Photoshop for BeginnersDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This introductory professional development course is designed to give first time users and overview of Adobe Photoshop CC, the world’s most popular graphics and photo editing software.

     
    Professional Transferable Soft Skills Course SeriesDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course has been designed to provide training in soft skills competence that is expected in higher education and employment settings but rarely taught directly. The courses are taught by UTRGV instructors, professors, and administrators with expertise in their modules. They are offered in seminar-style, with an emphasis on interaction and constructive peer and instructor feedback.

     
    Project Management 101 (Non-IT)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    The Project Management 101 course is designed as a starting point for any individual who must lead and manage projects, but has not been trained as a formal project manager.

     
    Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience.

     
    Red Hat® System Administration II (RH134)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is for individuals who have completed Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124).

     
    Security+ Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    CompTIA's Security+ is the premier vendor-neutral security certification and demonstrates your knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures. It confirms your ability to react to security incidents, and it validates your skill in anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

     
    Suture Training Workshop (Advanced)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This course is designed to enable the attendee to learn practical and commonly used skills inherent in a general practice and/or surgical environment.

     
    Suture Training Workshop (Basic)Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    If you are a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner, be sure to reserve your place today to increase your knowledge on suturing. 3 hours of AAPA approved CMEs included.

     
    Trauma-Informed and Specific Care Training Workshop Details
    • Course Duration: 4 hrs
    • Schedule: April 12, 2019 (B)
     

    Participants will be introduced to trauma-informed and specific care and will explore the ethics surrounding the best practices. This workshop will explore trauma basics and trauma-specific methods through skill-building exercises.

     
    Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016Details
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    In this course, you will learn how to implement and configure new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.

     
    VMWare VSphere 6.7: Install, Configure, ManageDetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019
     

    This authorized VMware training course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7.

     
    Youth Mental Health First Aid USADetails
    • Course Duration: 40 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced
     

    This is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

     
  • Professional Development Series for STEM Educators

    These innovative workshops are designed to help find new ways to teach biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or engineering topics to high school and middle school students.
     
    Professional Development Series for STEM EducatorsDetails

    Workshop participants will be involved in hands-on or project-based lessons that are engaging and designed to increase students’ understanding of concepts, while getting them excited about STEM.

     
  • Teacher Training Programs

    UTRGV Continuing Education teacher training programs are specifically designed to provide educators with the tools needed to maximize classroom learning and student success. With an emphasis in subjects and methods such as STEM courses and active learning strategies, these trainings afford teachers of all levels the opportunity to get students excited about learning.
     
    Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)Details
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This three-day face-to-face engaging and research-based training is required for teacher appraisers and will teach them to recognize the relationship between the seven strands of school leadership and five conceptual themes.

     
    Behavior Modification through SimulationDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    With increasing consumer and professional interest in alternative and complementary care, Registered Nurses (RNs) are incorporating alternative/complementary modalities into their practices.

     
    Building Great Comprehension Skills in Your StudentsDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    While fluency and decoding skills are a part of good reading, the ultimate goal of reading is comprehension.

     
    Chemistry WorkshopsDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    The following series of workshops will provide participants the necessary background for supporting standards associated with the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in Chemistry.

     
    Creating Motivated and Engaged ReadersDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Students who are eager and excited about reading find it easier to build the repertoire of skills that make great readers.

     
    English Language Learners and Bilingual Learners
    for Secondary Math and Science Classrooms
    Details
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This workshop is designed to provide practical and research-based resources and strategies to teach math and science to English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be exposed to the theoretical basis, skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of ELLs in the classroom. Participants will also experience at least four strategies for differentiating content instruction for these students.

     
    Gamifying Reading Language Arts Engagement (Workshop)Details
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    In this workshop, teachers will examine ways to put engagement and motivation back into reading language arts, especially given constraints with accountability testing preparation.

     
    Growing ReadersDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Children learn to read more easily when school learning is connected with home literacy practices.

     
    Inquiry and Research for Reading Language Arts Teachers WorkshopDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Research in the era of Google and Bing create both an interesting and frustrating element for ELA teachers who want to understand how to teach students to be discerning readers of information, as well as keen synthesizers of content.

     
    Literature for Critical ThinkingDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Help kids of all ages love reading while addressing the reading TEKS and fostering critical thinking.

     
    Maximize Student Success in the STAAR Writing ExamsDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This course is designed to strengthen students’ performance on the essay portion of STAAR writing exams.

     
    Physics WorkshopsDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This course is designed to strengthen students’ performance on the essay portion of STAAR writing exams.

     
    Spanish for Elementary School TeachersDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    Three Saturdays of Spanish to help dual language teachers improve their vocabulary.

     
    Special Education Students in Secondary ClassroomsDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This interactive workshop will focus on special education process, procedures and services for students in high school classrooms. In first part of the workshop the instructor will discuss the basics of teaching students with special educational needs in inclusive classroom including special educational laws.

     
    Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)Details
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is the Texas recommended appraisal process created to evaluate teachers and establish a system of support. T-TESS is directly correlated to the Texas Teacher Standards.

     
  • Test Preparation Courses

    Whether you are applying to college, graduate school, or any other professional program, test scores are a vital part of the college admissions process. Our test preparation courses will help you understand course content and objectives, while learning proven strategies to help you increase your test scores. Study programs include the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and SAT preparation courses in addition to professional licensing exam prep courses designed specifically for busy professionals.
     
    GMAT Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule:  May 9 - June 22, 2019 
     

    The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is the number one method of admission criteria for some of the world's top business programs.

     
    GRE Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule:  January 26 - March 9, 2019 
     

    This course is a complete preparation for the GRE that goes beyond great classroom instruction and includes realistic practice exams, personalized score analysis, detailed individualized score reports, adaptable course materials, and personalized assignments.

     
    LSAT Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule:  April 9 - May 21, 2019
     

    This course helps students develop the skills to navigate the LSAT successfully. The LSAT Curriculum emphasizes strategic methods and helps students learn to analyze the test methodically and efficiently.

     
    PMP® Exam Prep Boot CampDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    In this course, you'll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP and CAPM® exams.

     
    SAT Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This course offers complete SAT preparation that goes beyond great classroom instruction and includes realistic practice exams, personalized score analysis, detailed individualized score reports, adaptable course materials, and personalized assignments.

     
    Social Worker Licensing Prep CourseDetails
    • Course Duration: 70 hrs
    • Schedule: To Be Announced 
     

    This course is designed to help individuals who are preparing to take the licensing exams at the bachelors and masters level.