Continuing Education
Published December 2018
Updated December 19, 2018
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It’s the age-old question—career woman or mom? We say both. Use our guide to start (or restart) your career. The following article is full of courses and resources to move your career forward, whether that means getting back in the game or building on your current skill set. Start the business, finish that certification or explore the field that’s always piqued your interest.

And if you’ve been waiting for the right time—it’s now.


Opportunity in View
Continue Your Journey To Success
Mountain View College

Ready to boost your confidence and take the next step in your career? Change your career outlook and pathway at Mountain View College. Since 1970, Mountain View College has empowered people to improve their lives and community while promoting student success and professional development through workforce development and continuing education.

Mountain View College has partnered with the Society of Human Resource Management to offer exam preparation courses for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. Earning a SHRM certification emboldens professionals to become recognized experts and leaders in the human resources field. If you have exemplary communication and organization skills, have prior education and are ready to take your career to the next level, consider enrolling in exam preparation courses during the Spring 2019 semester.

Mountain View College SHRM preparation courses are 36 hours in length and create a comfortable classroom environment for professionals to develop their knowledge base. With more than 5,000 employers seeking SHRM credential-holders every month, there is no better time than the present to continue your education and expand your horizons with Mountain View College.


Be The Master
Take Charge Of Your Career
MSU Texas – Flower Mound

Have you set a goal to build on your bachelors’ degree and earn a MBA, M.Ed. or MA? MSU Texas – Flower Mound is the place for you. An extension of MSU in Wichita Falls, this division II public university is designed for lifelong learners eager to finish strong and become the professional they’re meant to be.

MSU Texas – Flower Mound offers the necessary tools and resources to build a successful career. When you choose to earn your MBA, you can also take an energy management concentration, which will prepare you for a broad range of career options and advancement opportunities. Through choosing different electives and specific internships, you can easily build a degree plan that fits your personal interest and professional goals.

Additionally, the university has graduate degree programs in educational leadership, special education, clinical and school counseling, human resource development and an opportunity to earn a Texas principal certification for those who wish to work in education. If you choose to earn an M.A. in Human Resources, you can also opt for a concentration in training and development, specifically designed to prepare you for solving organizational problems in the business industry.

Take advantage of the degree programs at MSU Texas – Flower Mound and don’t wait any longer to revamp your career. The DFW job market is booming and in need of industry professionals who are ready to take the reins and own a leadership role.

Find MSU Texas – Flower Mound online:
mwsu.edu/flowermound
facebook.com/MSUTXFlowermound


Taking Care of Business
Propel Your Career and Pursue Your Dreams
North Texas Central College

Ready to take your career to the next level? Through the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) department at North Central Texas College, you’ll develop career skills and receive the necessary training to achieve your professional goals and pursue the career you’ve always wanted. Many companies flocking to North Texas are in need of employees skilled in the business, technical and computer technology and legal sectors––a career in these industries is well within reach.

Knowing how to navigate computer software’s, such as Microsoft Office, is essential for many professions. NCTC has programs for those who are learning about computer software’s and technology for the first time and for those who just need a refresher. If you’ve never worked with Microsoft, enrolling in introduction courses to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint may be the best option for you. There is even an eight-hour fast track option for each course, so you can get through the class in one day.

If you have an interest in the inner-workings of business, consider taking the Society of Human Resource Management Essentials course. In four weeks, you will understand key HR topics and the fundamental issues of HR, so you can effectively and confidently approach challenging issues that may arise while on the job. After learning the fundamentals, establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by becoming a SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional. These 6-week certification programs can open doors for career advancement and ensure students are well prepared to be leaders in their organizations and in the human resources profession.

Do you thrive while working with numbers? Learn the financial dynamics of a business in one of the NTCT’s new courses: Principles of Finance. You will learn the basics of cash inventory, capital management and consumer and government finance while understanding the time value of money. Next up, consider Computerized Accounting I and II and equip yourself with the skills to complete a computerized accounting cycle, adjusting and closing procedures, display and print reports and financial statements. Once you understand the basics, you can learn how QuickBooks deals with inventory and balance sheets and how to run a payroll––essential components a company needs to stay in business.

If you’ve always wanted to work in law, take a course in Introduction to Paralegalism, Paralegal Ethics or Law Office Management––all of which are also new programs offered by the school. After taking these courses you’ll know the basic terminology, practices and techniques needed in a legal office as well as understand the ethical and legal responsibilities a paralegal has to the public, the court and clients.

Ready to break into real estate? The housing market is hot in North Texas and there’s no better time than the present to take the plunge into this field. The ACE 180-hour Real Estate Agent program consists of evening classes at NCTC campus in Corinth and is broken down into 6 modules over 3 months with 8 days of classroom learning for each module. Though the course may seem extensive, it is broken down to fit the schedule of a busy parent.

If these fields of work aren’t calling your name, be sure to check out the several other opportunities offered through the Adult and Continuing Education department at NCTC.

Find North Texas Central College online:
ace.nctc.edu
facebook.com/ACENCTC
instagram.com/ace_nctc
twitter.com/NCTC_ACE


Exceed Expectations
It’s Never Too Late To Learn Something New
Richland College 

Richland College offers many opportunities for those looking to make a career change. If you’re looking for a workplace refresher, check out the 8-hour seminar in Business Management. From leadership skills to workplace communication and time management, you’ll receive the tools and knowledge to revamp your career. Other courses span from four, eight to 16 weeks, including weekend boot camps so you can quickly knock out a certification without having to put other responsibilities on hold.

Richland College’s continuing education division includes popular programs in the healthcare, business and IT sectors, GED test preparation, as well as community courses for those who need a refresh on current trends and topics, or just want to learn something new.

If you have a knack for healthcare, consider one of the Allied Health Certificate Programs. These include courses to become a medical or dental assistant, EMT, or pharmacy technician. Medical coding courses are also available, can be completed in as little as 6 weeks and provide an opportunity to work from home.

For the business-minded, there are courses and certifications focusing on international trade, entrepreneurship and leadership. You can even earn your CDA certification for early childcare at no cost, thanks to a partnership with State Farm Insurance. If you’re a tech guru, consider taking IT certification courses, including Cisco, web developer and cloud support training.

Continue your education at Richland College and join the five thousand others who have chosen to revive their career.

Find Richland College online:
Richlandcollege.edu
Facebook.com/richlandcollege
Twitter.com/richlandcollege
Instagram.com/richlandcollege 


Time is Money
4 Programs That Will Get You Ahead
University of North Texas Professional Development Institute

The Professional Development Institute at the University of North Texas is committed to providing exemplary career certificate programs that will honor your time and money. Finding a program that’s right for you is easier than you think.

Interested in entering the world of healthcare? Enroll in PDI’s Medical Assisting course, which spans 12 weeks of training (96 classroom hours plus an 80 hour externship) and classes only meet one day per week. Gain the knowledge and practical experience required to sit for the National Healthcare Association exam for the Certified Medical Assistant profession. If you’re passion about oral hygiene, consider the Registered Dental Assistant course, an in-person, 14-week class held on evenings and weekends. Get hands-on experience at an operating dental office, where you’ll study everything from radiology and dental impressions to temporary crowns to infection control.

Interested in law? The 8-week, online Paralegal program is an excellent introduction to legal issues in Texas. You’ll learn about criminal law, civil litigation and family law, as well as receive instruction on legal research and writing. Consider the 200-hour online Private Investigator course, which covers investigative techniques and research, preparing students to take the manager license exam.

Find University of North Texas Professional Development Institute online:
pdi.org/career-certificates
facebook.com/pdi.unt
twitter.com/PDIUNT
linkedin.com/company/professional-development-institute_2