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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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July 09, 2018

Introduction to STEM Education

Introduction to STEM Education

July 09, 2018

Course Runs: July 9-13, Monday - Friday, from 8am to 5pm An intensive 5-day introduciton to the latest trends in today's STEM classrooms.

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Project Management Essentials

Project Management Essentials

July 09, 2018

Whether you just want to explore the basics of Project Management so you can understand the principles, or see if this is an area you want to pursue, this Project Management Essentials class is for you. It's just a taste--a small bite--and that may be enough to satisfy you. But if it makes you want more, continue on and your units will apply toward a Professional Certificate in Project Management, or a Specialized Professional Program in Project Management for Business. Choose the learning style that best fits your needs:

  • 8 evening meetings at the UCR Extension Center, beginning January 9
  • 4 all-day "bootcamp" style meetings at the UCR Extension Center, beginning February 2
  • 10 evening meetings at the UCR Palm Desert Center, beginning February 7

The role of an effective project leader is a demanding one that requires a clear understanding of the essential elements of the project management framework and process groups. This course provides you with a wealth of valuable, flexible tools, techniques, and strategies you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization. Examine and discuss:

  • team-based exercises and simulations
  • proven methodology used to manage projects from inception to implementation
  • projects using effective monitoring and evaluation strategies
  • root cause analysis
  • project definition
  • lifecycles
  • planning
  • risk management
  • control and reporting

Learn to work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals mapped to stakeholder needs, and discover how to get the most from your project team.

 

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July 14, 2018

Introduction to WordPress

Introduction to WordPress

July 14, 2018

An introduction to WordPress, one of the most popular website development tools. WordPress simplifies the process of building a website and creating a platform to post ideas and pictures. You will learn to:

  • understand the foundations of a WordPress-based websites, and the basics of the user interface
  • locate, install, and use WordPress plugins
  • implement with WordPress themes
  • create and configure WordPress content
  • use WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • upload and manage multimedia with WordPress
  • troubleshoot common WordPress problems
  • create a functional WordPress website and blog

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IT Help Desk Operations and Support

IT Help Desk Operations and Support

July 14, 2018

The IT Help Desk is a key component in a successful information technology program. Understanding your organization's needs for a Help Desk, and planning for its successful launch and operation is key. This course covers key concepts, including:

  • developing a new Help Desk operation
  • refining operations
  • managing an efficient and effective Help Desk
  • ensuring continued success for its support functions

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July 15, 2018

Geology and Natural History of Yellowstone

Geology and Natural History of Yellowstone

July 15, 2018

Spanning the roof of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Recognized by the United States as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yellowstone is famed for its scenic grandeur, unparalled geysers and hot springs, and extraordinary displays of wildlife. It is also one of the most active and violent volcanic regions in the Western U.S., with the potential for colossal eruptions in the future. Join a week-long exploration of the amazing landscpae and history of Yellowstone.

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July 16, 2018

2018 Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)

2018 Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)

July 16, 2018

Developed in collaboration with the College Board and the only one of its kind in the natino, this summer program spotlights the latest instructional stratedies for teaching AP classes. By keeping up-to-date with AP course content, learning the latest instructional strategies and approaches to grading procedures, you will be able to provide students with an intellectual experience comparable to their freshman year at college.

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July 28, 2018

Moving Through Change: What's In It For Me?

Moving Through Change: What's In It For Me?

July 28, 2018

Discussion of the strategies and techniques to be a successful leader, guiding others through change management. Topics include:

  • influencing the change process
  • pushing past resistance
  • identifying key stakeholders in the change process
  • getting buy-in from those you supervise
  • implementation process in change management
  • using change for reorganization and continuous process improvement
  • seeing the end result

You will also develop a personal action plan for change management.

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July 31, 2018

Python Scripting for GIS

Python Scripting for GIS

July 31, 2018

An introduction to the syntax and fundamentals of Python followed by an extensive study of the ArcPy site package and how it can be used to automate and streamline workflows in ArcGIS Desktop. Offered in an intensive format, you will learn how to:

  • write Python scripts
  • create script tools using the ArcPy site package to automate geoprocessing workflows
  • list data
  • access and update values in attribute tables
  • describe data
  • build feature layers and table views to create selections and subsets
  • write to and read from text files
  • use the Mapping module to work with the contents in existing map documents and layer files

The course also includes a refresher on geoprocessing framework and discussions on error handling and function.

NOTE: Section 181ETG006 starting July 31 is offered in a one-week intensive format.

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