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.

 

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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This is an advanced Spanish course that builds upon existing oral proficiencies of heritage speakers of Spanish. Enhances abilities in the home-based language by developing a full range of registers including public speaking and formal written discourse.


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This is a beginning Spanish course designated for non-Spanish speakers. This course is designated to develop basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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Mental Health, Suicide Prevention & Wellness: Addressing the Needs of Children, Adolescents and College Students.


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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.


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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.


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This is an intermediate Spanish course designed for non-Spanish speakers. This course is a review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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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.


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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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.


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Learn from a highly experienced chef and go on a tasting and learning adventure.


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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.


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