The online summer courses offered by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette reflect its new emphasis on professional learning, professional training, and academic enrichment.
Registrations are in progress for about fifteen online courses which will begin on July 5; they will cover topics such as digital marketing, management, virtual leadership, workplace communication, literacy and writing. Enrollment is also underway for courses that will begin this fall, in areas such as cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, software engineering and educational training.
Changing industry and workforce trends have led to a widespread shift in continuing education, explained Martha Bryant, director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education. “The emphasis is now on courses designed to develop or improve professional skills – including with certifications – rather than non-accredited professional courses and learning from hobbies.”
OPCE continues to offer a range of its popular certificate programs and courses such as Human Resources and Food Safety Training, Notary Public Examination Preparation and ACT Preparation. It has also started offering an eSports summer camp. E-sports are multiplayer video game competitions that have spawned a multi-billion dollar industry.
Collaboration with industry for training and certification programs also continues to be a priority, including through publicly funded programs and courses tailored to the needs of businesses and organizations.
Learn more about the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, how to register for courses or their prices. Email [email protected] or call (337) 482-6386 with any questions.
Legend: Registration is ongoing for summer courses offered by UL Lafayette’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education that reflect an emphasis on professional learning, professional training, and academic enrichment. Graphic credit: University of Louisiana at Lafayette