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Webinars/On-line Courses (OLE)


Webinars have many different uses in the business world and are used to bringing live presentations and trainings over the internet. The Institute of Government at FGCU is expanding its educational and training workshops through this innovative, technological resource.  This new, alternate training format enables a convenient, fee-based – yet cost-effective – participation in competitive edge training topics, regardless of your location through the use of the internet without ever having to leave your home or office!  Updated technology allows you to continue benefiting from the face-to-face workshop interaction, such as: 

  • WebinarsCollaboration among participants
  • Polls
  • Q & A Sessions
  • Drawing Tools
  • Recordings, and most importantly
  • Full participation between YOU and the presenter

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Florida Gulf Coast University's Office of Continuing Education has partnered with several leading online curriculum providers to offer hundreds of instructor-facilitated and self-study professional development and training courses for business owners and employees wishing to improve their professional skill sets.

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The courses at offer organizations and businesses cost effective alternatives for operations improvement training online in a self paced eLearning format. The courses capture the student’s attention with downloadable toolkits, interactive quizzes and exams, simulations, and videos. The course content has been proven in live sessions over the past 26 years for businesses and organizations around the world. The eLearning format makes these courses accessible to all learners via the internet.

University backed certifications are available for the Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen Facilitator courses. Some of the courses are:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt
  • Kaizen Facilitator
  • Process Mapping and Analysis
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Multiple Regression Analysis
  • Design of Experiments

Gatlin Career Training Certificate Programs
  • In-depth, instructor-guided, career training certificate programs designed to help you achieve professional caliber positions for many occupations
  • Courses range from 12 to 580 hours and cost between $595 and $5,595
  • Course categories include:
  • Skilled Trades and Industrial
  • Business and Professional
  • Healthcare and Fitness
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology and Software Development
  • Media and Design 

ed2go Instructor-Facilitated Professional Training
  • Six-week professional development and training courses, many starting at $99.
  • Topics include:
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Health Care, Nutrition and Fitness
  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Database Programming 
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • PC Troubleshooting, Networking and Security
  • Health Care
  • Child Care and Parenting
  • Courses for Teaching Professionals

the eLearning Center Self-Study Short Courses and CEU’s
  • The eLearning Center offers a comprehensive collection of online, self-study, open enrollment courses starting at just $15. CEU’s for licensure maintenance may be earned through a wide variety of professional industry-specific courses.
  • Course categories include:
  • Business
  • Composition and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Skills
  • Insurance
  • Languages
  • Legal
  • Electronics
  • Real Estate
  • Service and Hospitality
  • Skilled Trades
  • U.S. Public Service

  American Safety Council Regulatory, Pre-Licensing and Court Ordered Programs
  • Courses include:
  • Florida Online Traffic School
  • First Time Driver (D.A.T.A.) Program
  • Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) Program
  • Florida Driving Records - Check your driving records
  • Judge Ordered 8-Hour Driving Program
  • Mature Driver Course - Receive an insurance discount if you are 55 or over
  • Florida Boating Course
  • New Jersey Defensive Driving Course
  • Notary Courses - Become a Florida Notary Public
  • Florida Incorporation Service - Start your own business
  • Florida Insurance Pre-license 2-15 Course
  • KIDS - Parent Education & Family Stabilization Course - 4-hour course online
  • OSHA 510 & 511 Courses

   Medical Office and HealthCare Information Administration Certification Training Programs

In addition to the above courses, FGCU offers MyCAA -- approved Medical Office and HealthCare Information Administration certification training programs for qualified military spouses. For detailed program information, please contact Dr. Walter Rodriguez at or at 1-800-838-9918.