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We understand that acquiring new skills can promote opportunities for professional success. We offer continuing education courses to help you grow your career and enrich your personal life. Continuing education courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) intended for use where employers, licensing agencies, or other professional associations require a specified number of study hours. One CEU is awarded for each ten hours of contact participation.

There are many benefits that come from taking continuing education courses, including the opportunity to make more money, gain confidence, and make yourself more desirable in the job market. If you are looking for personal enrichment, continuing education courses can give you new skills to pursue your interests in life. Our courses come in a variety of topics including tech, business, health, writing, and many more. We are sure you will find something that fits your needs!

7 reasons why you should take a continuing education class

  • Variety of programs and courses: Benerd College offers a variety of options for students. 
  • Lower total costs: Online courses can be a more affordable option. 
  • More comfortable learning environment: There are no physical class sessions, lectures and other materials are electronically sent to the student. Students will not have to commute, leave work early, or miss important family time.

  • Convenience and flexibility: Benerd College's online courses give students the opportunity to plan their study time around the rest of their day, instead of the other way around.
  • More focus on your courses: Online courses could be easier to concentrate in because there are no distractions from other students and classroom activity.
  • Continue in your profession: Students can take online courses while working, in-between jobs, or taking time to raise a family. 
  • Improve your technical skills: The skills students learn to participate in their online courses translate to many professions.

In-Class Courses

Pacific offers engineering firms the opportunity to bring in Dr. Gary Martin to run a short, interactive training session for the purpose of bringing to light current and potential engineering-related ethical situations, and how to handle them.  These sessions combine a mixture of short relevant presentations with thought-provoking debates, helping engineers to think more deeply and skillfully in resolving professional ethical dilemmas.  Engineers will strengthen their abilities to apply the Code of Ethics along with fun moral theories and other tools in dealing with relevant dilemmas and challenging situations.  

Benefits for Companies

  • Increased open and honest dialogue by employees.
  • Defense for court cases prosecuting companies for unethical conduct.
  • Decreased external whistle-blowing by employees.
  • Increased critical thinking skills by employees.
  • Reduction in and avoidance of legal risks.
  • Decreased lawsuits for safety of employees and safety of the public.

Goals of the Program

  • Elevate agency integrity.
  • Reduce risks of the work environment as well as the structures, products and services provided.
  • Help staff to feel professionally appreciated, reinforcing standards of conduct and personal character traits important for the organization.  E.g., honesty, confidentiality, professionalism, etc.
  • Help to recognize and resolve specific professional and technology-related ethical dilemmas.
  • Provide direction on extreme circumstances. E.g., Company Ethics Officer, whistle blowing, stop work authority.
  • Augment terminology, concepts and tools for enhanced tech-specific ethical behavior.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Martin has been on the Engineering and Computer Science faculty at University of the Pacific since 1983.  His primary course is Engineering Ethics. With a liberal arts-intensive broad background, Dr. Martin has visited with countless engineers and computing professionals, often at the job site over the years, frequently discussing technical ethics along with other aspects of professional conduct.

"Dr. Martin's brown bag lunch presentation on Engineering Ethics received a unanimous five star approval rating from the two dozen KSN staff members that participated. Dr. Martin's unique, interactive teaching style actively engaged all participants, and made for an informative and very entertaining discussion on this extremely important professional topic."
-Stephen K. Sinnock, Principal Engineer Kjeldsen Sinnock Neudeck, Inc.

Class Overview
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is not just another credential. It is a certification that demonstrates to your employer or perspective employer that you have both the on-the-job experience as well as a recognized body-of-knowledge to lead mission critical projects. With the  ability to successfully  plan and execute critical projects, credentialed PMP® professionals are essential to the success of any organization.  Moreover, Project Managers with the PMP® credential can earn up to twenty-percent more than their counterparts.  The Project Management Institute's credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, the education and the competency to lead and direct a wide variety of projects. 

Benefits of taking this class at Pacific

  • Obtain practical knowledge you can take back to your job the day after class. This class does not only focus on theory, but real-world examples that can be used immediately.
  • Learn how to initiate, plan, execute, and manage projects from an instructor with real-world experience leading mission critical projects in several industries.
  • Become a better project manager by picking up new tools, techniques, and principles via the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (6 th Edition).
  • Learn the difference between and when to use waterfall, Agile and other project methodologies.
  • Learn to tailor your approach to projects to ensure the methodology doesn't become extra work or hinder project success.
  • Earn the 35 PDUs required for taking the PMP exam.
  • Prepare to take the PMP exam by acquiring tips, tricks and practical techniques to help you pass.
  • Energize your career development and become a better project manager, communicator, and collaborator.
  • Improve your personal brand and maximize your earning potential by adding PMP knowledge and the credential (must pass exam) to your resume.
  • Have access to a PMP® and PMI-PBA® credentialed instructor to help you study and prepare for the exam.
  • Class sessions recorded and will be available after class to help you study for the exam.
  • Take class in the format of your choice-instructor-led or remote.
  • Class is local to the California's central valley.


Who should take this class?

  • Those preparing for the PMP exam.
  • Information Technology or other professionals who want to acquire practical knowledge and tools for better managing projects.
  • Credentialed project managers who need a refresher course, or who would like to learn how to better apply project management principles to their jobs.
  • Supervisors, managers or other roles who manage projects for their organization.

Class Schedule
March 24 & 26, 6 pm - 9:30 pm
March 28, 8 am - 3:30 pm
March 31 & April 2, 6 pm - 9:30 pm
April 4, 8 am - 3:30 pm
April 7 & 9, 6 pm - 9:30 pm

Instructor-led at 1776 West March Lane, Stockton CA.
Schedule doesn't work for you?  Let us know when would work best >

Remote option available by request:
           o   When registering, please advise Benerd College that you will be participating over the web.
           o   A link of your class will be provided to the email of your choice with instructions on how to attend class.
           o   Class times will be the same as actual class time.
           o   You will be able to communicate with other attendees and the instructor during class.
           o   All presentations will be available to you as they are to other students during class.
           o   You will have access to class recordings by request.


Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35
Continuing Ed Units (CEUs): 3.5  
Course Code: UPRM 101  
Cost: $1,795 

Recommended books (a study guide is included in the course fee):

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, 2013. ISBN # 978-1-62825-184-5
  • PMP Exam Prep (Rita Mulcahy) Ninth Edition, 2018. ISBN # 978-1-943704-04-0 

About the Instructor: 

Faye Snowden, MA, PMP, PMI-PBA is a Senior Project Manager at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where she has worked for the last eighteen years. She has over twenty-five years of experience managing projects and is both a certified Project Management and a Business Analyst Professional. During her time at Pacific and in her early career at a large retail grocery store chain, Faye has led many high-stakes projects and programs including the design and build of a centralized help desk, the implementation of a university-wide VoIP system, and the implementation of ServiceNow and ITSM processes. Along with her experience in project management, Faye is a well-experienced IT professional with in-depth leadership skills. She has held management and director positions in data analysis, networking and telecommunications. She currently leads enterprise-wide projects while assisting with the build of the University's first ever I.T. Program Management Office. Aside from IT, Faye is the author of four published mysteries and has received writing fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Djerassi

Programs in Lodi, Rocklin, Vacaville, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy and other locations throughout the area.

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading programs, which are designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by Benerd College, a non-profit organization since 2002.

To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888
Monday-Friday: 5:00AM-7:00PM
Saturday: 5:00AM-4:00PM
Sunday: 7:00AM-3:00PM

For program locations and schedules in your area, select a program level above. The summer reading programs are available in Lodi, Rocklin, Vacaville, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy, and other locations throughout the area.

5 reasons why you should take a continuing education class
  • Some jobs require specialized training, such as management or administration positions.
  • Obtaining additional education can increase your marketability in the job market.
  • Continuing education is the way to develop new skills or knowledge necessary for a career transition.
  • The courses you take do not have to be related to a career, continuing education is a great way to learn about new personal interests. 
  • Obtaining additional education can enhance self-image and have positive effects on other aspects of a person's life.
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Online Courses

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. You will discover the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and learn practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.  

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 037

Cost:  $195

Discover the basics of the entrepreneurial planning process culminating in the development of an early-stage business plan. By preparing your business concept, building your plan, and evaluating your business for feasibility, you gain knowledge critical for business start-up and development. A practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision, research, and planning aspects of your new venture.  

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 017

Cost:  $195

Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Get up to date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the work place, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. 

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 051

Cost:  $195

Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo, or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 079

Cost:  $195

After taking this course in "Introduction to Coding", you will be introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. New technologies allow people outside of the computer science field to be able to create their own web pages using code. Students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script in this course, as well as the practical uses for each. 

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 122

Cost:  $195

 

Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. In includes the most current updates Facebook has made to Pages.  

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 053

Cost:  $245

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. Understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 054

Cost:  $195

With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing gold mine. Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you. Learn how to make hashtags work for you, how to make and keep your followers happy and how a small input can cause exponential growth. You'll explore the Do's and Don'ts of Instagram to get you on the fast track to success. An Android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises.  

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 083

Cost:  $195

This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it can be applied in your field. 

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 094

Cost:  $245

Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. 

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 095

Cost:  $245

In today's world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non-value-added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction, and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma techniques you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 084

Cost:  $245

Acquire the fundamental concepts of green building. Then prepare yourself to take the Green Associate exam and earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. The course is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. 

Course dates:  Registration available soon

Continuing educations units: 3.2

Course code:   UCLP 064

Cost:  $695

Microsoft's Office Suite is the most used software tool in the world. Learn the must-have skills to succeed in the workplace, including the ability to create, edit, and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change. Take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   CRN 11463

Cost:  $195

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether as an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit, and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Stay current with this class, leaving with a set of skills that are in high demand.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 086

Cost:  $195

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere and people with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. This step-by-step class will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear.

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 087

Cost:  $245

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? This course will help you bridge that gap. You'll practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. 

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 016

Cost:  $290

Stress isn't the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and effect our everyday life. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block!  

Course dates:  

Continuing educations units: 1.6

Course code:   UCLP 048

Cost:  $145

University of the Pacific has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation, to offer online and in-person test prep courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors. Learn more about Educational Testing Consultants at www.etctestprep.com.   If you plan to attend college, graduate school, law school, or business school, these tests are a major component of your application process. Standardized tests help determine your admission status and are often used in awarding merit-based scholarships, grants, fellowships, and assistantships.

For questions or more information regarding the Educational Testing Consultant's Test Prep courses, please contact ETC at (209) 235-0309 or info@etctestprep.com

GRE Seeking a graduate degree? The revised GRE General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills. The GRE is required for a large variety of master's degree and doctoral degree programs. Master's in Education (ME), Social Work (MSW), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Public Administration, and humanities programs often require or accept the GRE exam.

GMAT Considering an MBA?  The GMAT is the preferred exam for many top-ranking full-time and part-time MBA programs. ETC's professional instructors will help you understand each section of the GMAT, dissect each item type, and develop a comprehensive plan for test day success.

LSAT The LSAT is a paper-based standardized exam that is administered six times per year. The LSAT Test Prep Courses are precisely scheduled to make sure students reach test day performing at their peak.

SAT The SAT is a pre-college admissions test that is required by many colleges as part of a student's application. It is also a factor in determining scholarship offers. The test measures verbal, quantitative, and reasoning skills that students learn in their high school curriculum. Prepare for this important test with our SAT Prep Classes.

ACT The ACT is a pre-college admissions test that is an important factor in determining admissions status and scholarship eligibility at many schools. It tests quantitative, verbal, and science reasoning skills. Maximize your confidence and your score with our ACT Prep Classes.   

All Test Prep Courses Include:
·        Extensive classroom instruction
·        Experienced, expert instructors
·        Comprehensive preparation materials, including actual questions and practice tests from the test-makers
·        Thorough presentations and explanations
·        Convenient access to ETC's team of experts
·        Flexible online schedule option
·        Access to online resources including practice questions, content videos, and online office hours  

This course is designed for nonprofit professionals seeking to enhance their fundraising strategies through donor analysis, thoughtful communication planning and more effective articulation of a case for support. Course content and assignments are focused on the following themes: the landscape of philanthropy, donor motivations for giving, effective fundraising messaging, vehicles for giving and solicitation, and strategic communications to keep donors engaged and inspired. Through this course, students will develop a customized toolkit of fundraising resources for their organization, ready to be applied with an actionable plan.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

Title: UFRE 500: Fundraising Toolkit for Success

Units: 1 Continuing Education Unit, 10 hours to complete

Price: $149.00

Modality: Online

Open enrollment, start any time. Students have 4 weeks to complete from the time of registration