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Institute of Government

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.

ed2go 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

ed2go Pro Self-Study Short Courses and CEU’s
  • ed2go-Pro 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

  cyber security class fort myers florida Cyber Security Workforce Education Program
  • This Workforce Education Program provides training and education to individuals who are interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to start a new career or enhance an existing one by broadening their expertise in Cyber Security.
  • Courses include:
  • Locking Down Linux User Accounts, Filesystems, and Services
  • Protecting Networks with Firewalls and VPNs
  • Protecting Windows Systems with Access Controls, Encryption, and Group Policy
  • Securing Web Applications
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Computer Forensics Evidence Collection
  • Ethical Hacking Tools and Techniques
  • Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Network Security Essentials
  • Information Security and Risk Management Planning

  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