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Business & Career Development

Our business skills programs address transferable skills and tools that are fundamental to your success in the pursuit of your career goals. We provide comprehensive classes and certificates designed to support and enhance your current and future career path.

Business and Career Development - Upcoming Classes

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Move beyond the basics with Excel. Link multiple worksheets/workbooks, outline and consolidate data, and create and use cell names for greater understanding and ease. Learn to sort and filter data, convert data ranges to tables and work with table formulas. Use hyperlinks, explore auditing and workbook protection features, and apply and create templates. Use backstage tools to modify application settings. Prerequisite: Excel: Beginning or equivalent experience.

Section Spring 2

52162
$259
4/6/20 - 4/10/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Sonja Dewing
CE Online

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Start using the three basic applications for Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Topics include creating/revising documents, assembling and presenting slideshows, and building spreadsheets. Lessons are presented in bite‐sized modules so you can apply what you've learned right away. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section Spring 1

52030
$195
4/14/20 - 4/16/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rav Nicholson
CE Online

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Learn how to constructively communicate in difficult and uncomfortable situations Get tools to enhance your day‐to‐day conversations that can positively impact your professional and personal life

Section Spring 1

22284
$400
4/16/20 - 4/30/20
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Anne Lightsey
UNM Main Campus

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Learners will study those communication best practices best suited to remote communication in particular. We'll focus on identifying strategies that not only work for both speaker and listener, or writer and reader, but that can succeed even in the absence of tone and body language. We'll also cover norms for communicating via online, visual platforms like Zoom.

Section Spring 1

20222
$45
4/21/20
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Section Spring 1

20222
$45
4/23/20
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Data literacy is a crucial but rare skill to have for any modern‐day business. Our bootcamp curriculum teaches working professionals how to extract actionable insights from data enabling you to solve real‐world problems in the shortest duration possible. A series of live in‐person instructor‐led tutorials will teach you the fundamentals of data science and equip you with skills in R programming and Azure machine learning tools for data science. Our carefully crafted curriculum provides the right mix of theoretical concepts, hands‐on practical exercises, and business interpretation of results.

Section Spring 2

61220
$2,799
4/27/20 - 8/3/20
Mon 5:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM
Continuing Education Staff
CE Online

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Use Excel Pivot Tables to efficiently extract meaningful information from large tables of data. Understand pivot table requirements and capabilities. Extract custom data subsets, perform summary calculations, create interactive pivot charts, and format reports. Enhance your knowledge of chart types to create custom charts, applying advanced chart design techniques. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel.

Section Spring 1

52166
$195
4/28/20 - 4/30/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rav Nicholson
CE South Building

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Learners will review the basic principles of change management and of emotional intelligence, as well as the overlap between these two concepts, as applied to a time of uncertainty. We'll learn about the typical needs and fears of any employee and/or leader and apply practical strategies for moving through change while not knowing the destination. Learners will identify and discuss strategies for helping employees focus during a time of uncertainty.

Section Spring 1

20222
$45
4/28/20
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Remote and virtual teams can still feel like they're together if we take the right steps to maintain camaraderie, trust, fun, and morale while working physically apart from one another. We'll discuss strategies for feeling connected, building trust, and keeping employees engaged.

Section Spring 1

20222
$45
4/30/20
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Online courses are now standard learning environments, so it's important that you know how to develop them. This class focuses on building online course components that maximize content comprehension in an online environment. You'll study how to incorporate activities and other course content that encourages interaction and enhances student engagement. You'll also build your knowledge of common course development activities, including discussion sessions, uploading assignments, adding video and other media, and developing assessments. Prerequisite: Instructional Systems Design.

Section Spring 1

23045
$595
5/4/20 - 6/8/20
Mon 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Mon 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Ludmila Layne
CE South Building, Online Course

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Participate in an extensive review of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Determine what you need to learn with an overview of PMP exam topics, and identify the most important exam topics. Recommended prerequisite: Practical Project Management or previous experience in project management. Required texts: Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, 9th ed., Rita Mulcahy (provided in this class); A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 6th ed., Project Management Institute (this book is not provided in prerequisite class).

Section Spring 1

21015
$895
5/4/20 - 5/21/20
Mon, Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Diane Klenda
CE Online

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Speaking effectively in business, educational, organizational or social settings involves communicating with clarity, purpose and confidence. This interactive course will help you become confident and engage your audience and, if you're like many people and dread public speaking, you'll learn techniques to help reduce anxiety or fear. We'll review communication elements, examine speech formats including short talks, ''elevator'' and impromptu speeches, long and short form presentations and discover how to handle various audiences, locations, audio/visual aids and props, limitations and surprises. The class includes exercises, writing/formatting, practice presentations and opportunities for you to learn what methods work for you. Techniques to build confidence in planning, preparing and preparing speeches will be studied and you will learn the process of how to take a speech concept from start to finish. The class is designed to be experiential and supportive. Materials and resources will be provided in class.

Section Spring 1

22000
$195
5/5/20 - 5/26/20
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM
Ellen Welker
CE South Building

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Use Microsoft Project 2016 as your Project Management Information System (PMIS). Learn how to outline and build a specific project plan step‐by‐step, incorporating complex relationships between tasks and resources. Design a Work Breakdown Structure to ensure completion of the project, set realistic schedules, make accurate estimates, and manage the expectations of customers. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience. Required text:Microsoft Project 2016: Step by Step, 1st ed., Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson. (This book is also required for the MS Project Module 1, 2, and 3) The textbook is only provided in MS Module 1 class.

Section Spring 1

21025
$295
5/5/20 - 5/7/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Mary Byrd
CE South Building

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With change and uncertainty also come new opportunities, and many leaders will find themselves looking to reorg their teams and individual employee assignments to protect as many jobs as possible. Learners will discuss ways to identify employees with flexible skills, and build agility into teams. We'll also discuss the five levels of delegation, strategize ways to begin delegating in a remote setting.

Section Spring 1

20222
$45
5/5/20
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Leaders are facing new considerations in their management practices, and quite suddenly. This course will feature shared best practices about communication, supervision, one‐on‐ones, and check‐ins in a remote setting. We'll also discuss how to strike the right balance between offering flexibility for parents and other employees facing complex circumstances, while also clarifying expectations.

Section Spring 1

20222
$45
5/7/20
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Various Instructor
CE Online

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Track the use of resources and materials accurately, and assure the success of any project! Learn to fine‐tune schedule and cost estimates with resources using MS Project 2016. Explore trade‐off analysis between cost, time and scope. Implement a tracking system for reporting project progress. Prerequisite: MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition. Required text: Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step, 1st ed., Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson (provided in MS Project Module 1 only).

Section Spring 1

21030
$295
5/12/20 - 5/14/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Mary Byrd
CE South Building

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Data literacy is a crucial but rare skill to have for any modern‐day business. Our bootcamp curriculum teaches working professionals how to extract actionable insights from data enabling you to solve real‐world problems in the shortest duration possible. A series of live in‐person instructor‐led tutorials will teach you the fundamentals of data science and equip you with skills in R programming and Azure machine learning tools for data science. Our carefully crafted curriculum provides the right mix of theoretical concepts, hands‐on practical exercises, and business interpretation of results.

Section Spring 3

61220
$2,799
5/12/20 - 8/11/20
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Continuing Education Staff
CE Online

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Why can't we all just get along? Wouldn't it be nice if everyone just really liked each other in your office and there was never any conflict? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Conflict happens every day, and conflict, when handled correctly, can actually increase your creativity and your productivity. Understand the warning signs that conflict is coming and how to prevent it or decrease the impact. Learn to value the differences between team members and how to move to productive and positive outcomes.

Section Spring 2

22301
$195
5/18/20 - 5/22/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Linda Strauss
CE South Building

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Learn to develop a comprehensive project management information system infrastructure and design advanced reports to meet project communication requirements. Create and manage custom fields, reports and calendars. Develop and use a shared resource pool and project templates. Prepare project information to publish online. Share project information with other software. Review system requirements for workgroup collaboration and various add‐on products. Prerequisite: MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking. Required text: Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step, 1st ed., Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson (provided in MS Project Module 1 only).

Section Spring 1

21041
$295
5/26/20 - 5/28/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Mary Byrd
CE South Building

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Curious about the law? This camp will introduce kids to the legal process through hands‐on participation in a mock trial. Led by an experienced judge and mock trial coach, participants will enhance their skills in public speaking, critical thinking and organization as they make their case. Families are invited to a mock trial presentation on the last day.

Section Summer 1

17533
$169
6/8/20 - 6/12/20
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM and Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building, Metropolitan Court

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In this section, the student will review the following topics:

Section Summer 1

37150
$1,200
6/8/20 - 8/14/20
12:00 AM ‐ 12:00 AM
Norman Colter
Online Course

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In this section, student will review the following topics:

Section Summer 1

37150
$1,200
6/8/20 - 8/14/20
12:00 AM ‐ 12:00 AM
Norman Colter
Online Course

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In this section, student will review the following topics:

Section Summer 1

37150
$1,200
6/8/20 - 8/14/20
12:00 AM ‐ 12:00 AM
Norman Colter
Online Course

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In this section, student will review the following topics:

Section Summer 1

37150
$1,200
6/8/20 - 8/14/20
12:00 AM ‐ 12:00 AM
Norman Colter
Online Course

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Learn how to constructively communicate in difficult and uncomfortable situations Get tools to enhance your day‐to‐day conversations that can positively impact your professional and personal life

Section Summer 1

22284
$400
6/10/20 - 6/24/20
Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Anne Lightsey
UNM Main Campus

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Learn the most effective methods to create, modify, format, and print Microsoft Excel worksheets. Enter and edit data and apply basic formulas and functions to summarize data. Explore custom formatting features, such as fonts and conditional formatting. Create and format charts, insert and modify graphics and set print options. Prerequisite: Windows: Beginning or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

52161
$259
6/23/20 - 6/30/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rav Nicholson
CE South Building

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Gain an understanding of the general legal principles of real estate, focusing primarily on contract and agency law. Learn the current rules and regulations of the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. Earn accreditation toward the New Mexico state licensure examination with successful completion of this course. The student is responsible for the textbooks. It can be obtained from any online resources or from our registration office. The textbooks are required at the first day of the class, please make sure to have them available.

Section Summer 1

37400
$375
7/13/20 - 7/24/20
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM
Jim Stringfield
CE South Building

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Understand the basic concepts of database use and how to most effectively design your database using Microsoft Access. Design basic tables and add, edit, locate, sort, filter, and delete data. Set field properties, work with input masks, and set validation rules. Learn to design and apply queries and reports to make it easier to accomplish everyday database tasks. In addition, get an introduction to basic forms. Prerequisite: Windows: Beginning or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

52181
$259
7/13/20 - 7/17/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rick Berg
CE South Building

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Learn how to constructively communicate in difficult and uncomfortable situations Get tools to enhance your day‐to‐day conversations that can positively impact your professional and personal life

Section Summer 2

22284
$400
7/15/20 - 7/29/20
Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Anne Lightsey
UNM Main Campus

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Go beyond the basics using queries to answer specific questions and develop summaries with Access. Create and enhance custom forms, a main form with sub‐forms, and custom reports. In addition, learn how to identify and create relationships. Prerequisite: Access: Beginning or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

52182
$259
7/20/20 - 7/24/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rick Berg
CE South Building

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Gain a basic knowledge of the real estate business, covering all aspects of the profession. Study real estate finance and appraisal methods, Earn accreditation toward the New Mexico state licensure examination with successful completion of this course. Textbook: Same textbook as Course#37400 Real Estate Law.

Section Summer 1

37401
$375
7/27/20 - 8/7/20
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM
Jim Stringfield
CE South Building

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Move beyond the basics with Excel. Link multiple worksheets/workbooks, outline and consolidate data, and create and use cell names for greater understanding and ease. Learn to sort and filter data, convert data ranges to tables and work with table formulas. Use hyperlinks, explore auditing and workbook protection features, and apply and create templates. Use backstage tools to modify application settings. Prerequisite: Excel: Beginning or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

52162
$259
7/28/20 - 8/4/20
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Rav Nicholson
CE South Building

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Curious about the law? This camp will introduce kids to the legal process through hands‐on participation in a mock trial. Led by an experienced judge and mock trial coach, participants will enhance their skills in public speaking, critical thinking and organization as they make their case. Families are invited to a mock trial presentation on the last day.

Section Summer 2

17533
$169
8/3/20 - 8/7/20
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM and Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building, Metropolitan Court

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Understand the most ecent changes made to the New Mexico Real Estate Licensing regulations! This 30 hourse class satisfies one of the requirements necessary to become a licenced real estate broker in New Mexico. Learn about agency relationships and law, listing and purchasing agreements, risk management, trust account responsibilities, and other related subjects. Textbook: Same textbook as Course#37400 Real Estates Law. If you need more informaiton about textbook, please contact instructor, Jim Stringfield, at jim@west2myhome.com Note:

Section Fall 1

37402
$375
8/10/20 - 8/21/20
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM
Jim Stringfield
CE South Building

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