Continuing Professional Education
Professional Development classes for Spring 2014:
MSU Denver North Campus
(11990 Grant Street, Northglenn - just east of I-25 at the corner of 120th Avenue and Grant Street)
CPD 2330, Assertiveness, CRN 34878. Class meets on Saturday, February 22 and Saturday, March 1, from 9am-5pm. This course explores assertive behavior from a feminist point of view. The differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors are discussed. Avenues for change and tools to achieve change are identified.
CPD 2350, Career Evaluation Workshop, CRN 33824. Class meets on Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 15, from 9am-5pm. This course will focus on career evaluation and will assist students in acquiring the skills and attitudes to plan effectively for and manage the changes which they will experience during their work lives.
CPD 2370/FIN 2370, Money Issues for Women, CRN 34901/35044. Class meets on Saturday, March 8 and Saturday, March 15, 9am-5pm. The economic and social circumstances of women’s lives in the United States often place them in a different material and psychological relationship to money and issues surrounding money than men. This course will review a variety of issues women face when planning for the future, as well as some of the tools used to build a secure future.
EDU 4700, Substitute Teacher Workshop, CRN 35038. Class meets Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 15, from 9am-5pm. This course provides the background knowledge, methods, techniques and materials for substitute teachers at the elementary and middle school levels to be more confident and competent substitute instructors.
MSU Denver South Campus
(5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village - just one block west of the Orchard Road Light Rail Station)
CIS 190A, Introduction to Word and Excel. CRN 35039 - Class meets on Wednesdays, January 22 - February 22, 6:00-8:45pm. CRN 35040 - Class meets on Saturdays, February 24 - April 5, 9:00-11:45am. This course covers fundamental Word skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents. Tables, columns, graphics and mail merge will also be covered. In Excel, students will learn how to create and edit workbooks, organize numerical data, work with formulas and functions, create and edit charts, import tables, sort, filter, use conditional formatting, and use advanced functions.
COM 366Q, Creating Multimedia ELearning Tutorials with Adobe Captivate, CRN 34366. Class meets on Fridays and Saturdays, March 14 - March 22. This hands-on course covers best practices to create eLearning tutorials and soft skills training assessments and demonstrations using Adobe Captivate 7. Students will develop animated, multimedia eLearning projects which incorporate graphics, audio, Flash animation and graded quizzes into eLearning objects. Also included are techniques for authors to create Learning Objects for use with Learning Management Systems (LMS). No graphics, animation or programming knowledge necessary.
COM 366R, Creating Online Knowledge Bases with Adobe RoboHelp, CRN 34367. Class meets Fridays and Saturdays, April 11 - April 19. This hands-on course covers the principles and best practices of creating online knowledge bases, policies and procedures manuals and online help for software applications using Adobe RoboHelp 10. Students will develop an online web-based project with incorporates graphics, as well as text and multimedia eLearning objects. Also included are techniques for authors to create style sheets and planning the project to include a Table of Contents, Index, Glossary and Search Engine for maximum usability.
CPD 2300, Time Management, CRN 34867. Class meets on Saturday, April 19 and Saturday, April 26, October 26, from 9am-5pm. This course is designed to enable women and men to analyze their use of time, identify factors that contribute to wasting time, and improve use of time through better prioritizing, scheduling, and increased motivation.
CPD 2310, Stress Management, CRN 34872. Class meets on Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, Saturday, February 1. This course will help students identify their own causes of stress and then deal with those causes prescriptively. Discussions will focus on understanding stress theory, personality attributes that contribute to stress, stress in the work environment, and relationship stress.
CPD 2320, Self Esteem, CRN 34876. Class meets on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 10. This course will explore the issues of self-esteem within a feminist framework, including the effects of sexism on self-worth, the role of women in a sexist society, and the tools needed to survive with a strong self-image. The goal is to apply what is learned to ehancing everyday living through an understanding of societal, familial, and self-induced pressures.
CPD 2360, Multi-Level Wellness, CRN 34897. Class meets on Saturday, April 5 and Saturday, April 12, from 9am-5pm. This course will empower students with tools to attain their own personal sense of well-being. It will address wellness as a multilevel process consisting of emotional, cognitive, somatic, and spiritual components. The workshop will include information, experiential exercises, and process work. Group work and journal keeping will also be used to bridge the communication gap between the self and others.
CPD 2370/FIN 2370, Money Issues for Women, CRN 34898/35043. Class meets on Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 15, from 9am-5pm. The economic and social circumstances of women’s lives in the United States often place them in a different material and psychological relationship to money and issues surrounding money than men. This course will review a variety of issues women face when planning for the future, as well as some of the tools used to build a secure future.
EDU 4300/SPE 4300/THE 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33018/33019/33020. Class meets on Saturdays, February 22 - March 15, from 8:30am-3:15pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The office of Continuing Professional Education administered through the MSU Denver North Campus location participates in the development and delivery of programs that address the continuing education needs of professionals in the community.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are useful for keeping a cumulative record of noncredit study. They are designed for use where employers, re-licensure agencies and other authorities require a specific number of hours of study for career advancement or re-licensure.
Programs are evaluated before CEUs are awarded. CEU certification is based on one CEU for each ten (10) contact hours of participation. Certificates are issued and records are held by MSU Denver's Office of Continuing Professional Education for 7 years or as directed by a given regulatory agency.
Noncredit Paralegal Certificate Course
This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial lawyers, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for litigation. The 84 hours of instruction are provided by The Center for Legal Studies.
For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies
Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course
Build on your medical expertise and clinical experience. Learn the role of the legal nurse consultant in litigation areas such as: medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, emotional distress, wrongful death, and workers compensation.
For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies.