Enhance your skills and knowledge for the future
Whether you are looking to earn credit or improve your skills with non-credit opportunities, we are here to help. Our training and certification courses are high quality, integrated, and innovative programs that enable participants to achieve their career and learning objectives through access to affordable education and employment skills training. We offer a variety of short courses, conferences, seminars, certificates and CEU programs.
2018-19 Professional Development Catalog
The programs we offer cater to working professionals as well as local business and industries that want to invest in enhancing their companies by providing customized training to their employees.
Upcoming Professional Development Programs
The Office of Continuing Education presents you with the first Degree Completion program to come to FGCU. The program offers three majors and allows for those who have full-time jobs and other responsibilities to continue their education while maintaining their lifestyle. Learn More
Fiduciary Management Certificate Program $549
January 14 - February 18, Tues, 5:30pm-9:00pm (FGCU Main Campus)
Fiduciary Management Certificate Program offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of Pensions, Defined Benefit Plans, 401k’s, How to develop RFP’s, Fiduciary Best Practices, Best Practices for Investment Committees and Common Mistakes Made When Managing Employee Benefit Plans.
Florida Gulf Coast University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for  PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Cannabis Professional Certificate Program $1395
February 29 - March 4
The Cannabis Professional Certificate Program is an intensive 5-day workshop designed to meet the needs of those in the industry and community who want to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects, the cannabis industry, and the environment in which it operates. The workshop will educate participants about the history of cannabis; cannabis laws and policies; the characteristics of the plant; cultivation and extraction techniques; cannabis as a business; and the physiology, pharmacology, and medicinal uses of cannabis.
Personal Fitness Certification $779
Winter-Spring 2020: Mar 21 - Apr 25
Lecture: Instant Online Access Now
Practical: Saturdays, 1pm-4pm (Fitness Center)
Become a fitness professional by earning your Personal Fitness Certification.
Golf Course Management Certificate Program $1425
August 3 - 7, 2020 (FGCU Main Campus)
Labs: SWFL Golf Courses
The Golf Course Management Certificate Program will take place over the duration of a week including lectures and labs. This program would comprise of a wide variety of topics that focus on learning the key components for managing a golf course. Additionally, offered as part of the course, this program would prepare participants to sit for the examination to acquire the Florida's Pesticide Application License.
Learn the necessary skills and tools to successfully manage your turf!
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Dynamics of Supervision $185/session
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
Dynamics of Supervision I $185
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
Dynamics of Supervision II $185
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
Dynamics of Supervision III $185
Feb 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
Dynamics of Supervision IV $185
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Thurs, 1:30pm-4:30pm (Herald Court Center))
Interactive: Role Playing; Case Studies; Group Discussions and Projects.
Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement $79 single/$99 couples
Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, Wed, 6:00pm-8:00pm (FGCU Main Campus)
Jan 28, 30, Feb 4, 6, Tues & Thurs, 6:00pm-8:00pm (FGCU Main Campus)
Jan 28, 30, Feb 4, 6, Tues & Thurs, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Naples Center)
Mar 3, 5, 10, 12, Tues & Thurs, 6:00pm-8:00pm (FGCU Main Campus)
Mar 3, 5, 10, 12, Tues & Thurs, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Naples Center)
Learn how to develop a retirement plan with help from financial advisors.
Upcoming Professional Development Online Programs
Professional Grant Proposal Writing $695
Locate grants that fit your needs and write proposals that win grants.
Clinical Medical Assistant Online $649
Online preparation for the certification examination administered by the National Health Career Association (NHA).
Hemodialysis Technician Program Online $699
Online preparation for the certification examination administered by the Board of Nephology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT).
Online preparation for the certification examination administered by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Pharmacy Technician Online $649
Online preparation for the certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Online preparation for 3 national certification exams administered by the AAPC and AHIMA boards.
Phlebotomy Technician Online $649
More than just taking blood, study proper lab procedures and be well prepared for emergencies.
Veterinary Assistant Online $649
Comprehensive training to work side-by-side with a veterinary team tending to the needs of animals.
Social Media for Business Certificate $495
Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization.
Ensure the efficiency of your team with effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews.
Certificate in Teaching Adults $295
Find out how adults learn and teach others in any setting, either formally or informally.
Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making.
Digital Marketing Certificate $495
An advanced intro to eMarketing, analyzing your web traffic, and doing search engine optimization.
Certificate in Data Analysis $495
Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.
Financial Support for Military Spouses
Utilize military spouse benefits to get in-demand career training.
Local Industry and Business Training Programs
Provide your employees with the training they need to enhance their current skills. For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Robert Peterson at 941-626-9134 or email@example.com.
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