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William is looking for the "perfect fit" in life, and he's taking a non-traditional road to find it.

William Yang

Graduate, Project Management Professional Certificate

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Nicole wanted to do more with her life than just work behind a desk. She wanted to see the world.

Nicole Knighten

Graduate, TEFL Professional Certificate Program

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May 01, 2018

Implementation of Health Instruction Framework for California Schools

Implementation of Health Instruction Framework for California Schools

May 01, 2018

Practical ideas to use in implementing the goals of the Health Instruction Framework for California schools. Topics discussed will include mental health, family health, infectious diseases, nutrition, and the physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, drugs and the use of tobacco.

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May 04, 2018

Bird Life of the Eastern Mojave: Spring Migration

Bird Life of the Eastern Mojave: Spring Migration

May 04, 2018

This weekend course begins with a Friday evening discussion on the diversity and natural history of birds in arid environments. On Saturday, participants visit oases at Baker, Salt Creek, Shoshone, Tecopa Marsh, and the Amargosa River. Casual hikes around the Desert Studies Center afford further opportunities to observe birds during early morning hours and at dusk. Beginners learn field observation and identification techniques. Experienced birders can expand their life lists.

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May 05, 2018

Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design

Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design

May 05, 2018

Are you new to design? Get a solid footing in the fundamentals of design production in this new creative workshop.This five-week workshop is designed for individuals who want to create visual and innovative communication solutions using graphic elements. This workshop gives you the foundation you need to master the basics, and sets you up to succeed with more advanced training. Workshop topics and hands-on activities focus on:

  • fundamental design production processes
  • the role of the professional visual communicator
  • design unification of diverse elements
  • color theory
  • typography

The workshop also offers a comprehensive introduction to the primary Adobe Creative Software Suite. Learn Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat from seasoned professionals. You will also learn how basic design concepts and software interface to create an effective and efficient design environment. Production will include graphic collaterals focused on the web and print media. A capstone project displaying a comprehensive layout and design project is required upon completion.

Delivered in a hybrid format, this workshop combines in-class instruction and online learning modules with three face-to-face Saturday meetings.

Offered at UCR Palm Desert: Classroom meetings on Sat., Nov. 4  & 18 & Dec. 9 and Online: Nov. 4-Dec. 9

 

 

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Project Management Professional and Certified Associate in Project Management Exam Preparation

Project Management Professional and Certified Associate in Project Management Exam Preparation

May 05, 2018

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) certifies project management professionals (PMP®) through an extensive experience and exam program. This intensive, four-day workshop provides preparation for the PMP® Certification Exam through in-depth topic reviews of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), state-of-the-art courseware and online practice tests.

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R'STEM Makershops: Build a Self-Sustaining Rainforest Terrarium

R'STEM Makershops: Build a Self-Sustaining Rainforest Terrarium

May 05, 2018

May 11, 2018

Native Plants of California: Medicinal Uses

Native Plants of California: Medicinal Uses

May 11, 2018

Workshop explores the many ways that indigenous peoples of Southern California adapted to their local environment. Focus is on the medicinal uses of native plants and the preparation of healing salves, teas, soaps and lip balm. Includes a field trip to Mockingbird Canyon.

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May 12, 2018

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Southern California: Architecture, Interiors, and Decorative Design

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Southern California: Architecture, Interiors, and Decorative Design

May 12, 2018

Take part in an illustrated lecture and field trip to Pasadena to explore the arts and crafts movement that flourished in Southern California during the early 1900s, highlighting:

  • architecture
  • furniture
  • painting
  • textile design
  • metal work
  • fashion

The architecture and furnishings of brothers Charles and Henry Greene, and furniture designs by Gustav Stickley, will also be highlighted during a walking tour that will include a visit to the Gamble House.

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May 16, 2018

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

May 16, 2018

Learn ways to optimize your website for search engines. It's crucial that your audience can find you on the web at the top of their search. In this course participants will learn how to develop a plan using SEO techniques for marketing their business, navigating the web using different search techniques, researching, analyzing keywords, improving traffic, and optimizing websites to be search engine friendly and more competitive in ranking.

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May 18, 2018

Insects and Other Arthropods of the East Mojave Desert

Insects and Other Arthropods of the East Mojave Desert

May 18, 2018

Learn about the anatomy of insects and how to distinguish them from other desert arthropods as you study the many insect orders and families found in Mojave Desert. Specimens in a demonstration collection are examined along with field observations in daylight and after dark in both desert and riparian habitats. Mimicry and other important insect survival traits are discussed.

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Lizards & Snakes of the East Mojave

Lizards & Snakes of the East Mojave

May 18, 2018

Lizards and snakes are among the most interesting and diverse but least known of the vertebrates that inhabit the desert southwest. Participants examine and identify reptiles beginning with a short identification and natural history presentation in the laboratory Friday night, before venturing into the habitats preferred by snakes and lizards on Saturday and Sunday. Explore several different ecological habitats including:

  • Sand dunes
  • Joshua Tree woodland
  • Creosote bush scrub
  • Volcanic lava fields and flows

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May 23, 2018

Information Session: English as a Second Language Program

Information Session: English as a Second Language Program

May 23, 2018

Looking for English classes? UCR Extension now offers English as a second language (ESL) to learners at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learners who complete the highest levels of the program can earn a completion award for the Specialized Study Program in ESL. Join us at our FREE Information Session to learn more. The session will include:

  • information about English classes
  • information about the Specialized Study Program in ESL award
  • a FREE placement test
  • assistance with the FREE application
  • assistance with registering for courses

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May 30, 2018

Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program

Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program

May 30, 2018

An in-depth orientation for the Designated Subjects/Career Technical Education Credential Program. The orientation is designed to provide you with an understanding of the entire program, including:

  • its scope and goals
  • the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for the program
  • program academic policies
  • program procedures
  • schedule of courses
  • performance competency rubrics
  • required field experiences
  • qualification for credentials
  • career opportunities

This orientation is mandatory for applicants entering this credential program.

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