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Instruction & Facilitation Training

UNM Continuing Education offers certificate programs in Instruction and Facilitation Training to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to become effective professional trainers or to gain advanced skills in delivering presentations and leading group discussions.

We also offer a certificate in the exciting field of online instruction. Learn how to develop dynamic online courses and teach effectively in an e-learning environment.


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Take your trainer skills to a whole new level of professionalism and effectiveness through this highly interactive, reality‐based and results‐driven advanced course. Discover your creative power to design effective training activities and manage challenging classroom behaviors efficiently. Topics for class discussions, activities and projects are focused on your current work‐related tasks. Notes: Prerequisite: Instructional Systems Design. This hybrid course combines face‐to‐face meetings and online work. You're responsible for self‐paced online coursework. Scheduled times include the number of hours each week you'll meet in class. The other portion of the class will occur online.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23020 | $529

Advanced Professional Trainer Part I: Creative Tools for Classroom Management ‐ Hybrid - FAA

9/12/17 - 10/17/17
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM (12 Session Total)
Barbara Ibanez, MA
CE South Building, Online Course

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Advanced Professional Trainer Part II: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies ‐ Hybrid - FAB

10/24/17 - 11/28/17
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM (18 Session Total)
Barbara Ibanez, MA
CE South Building, Online Course

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Discover how to facilitate learning in the workplace or classroom. You'll explore adult learning theory, learning styles and the unique characteristics of adult learners. This course views adult learners both as a collective group and as individuals with diverse needs while emphasizing the practical and summarizing the theoretical. It's helpful for anyone teaching or training adults in formal or informal settings.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23000 | TBA

Facilitating Adult Learning

TBA

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Receive an introduction to the complete five-step Instructional System Design (ISD) model: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. Then you'll participate in a detailed study of the analysis and design steps. The class discussions will focus on defining the target audience, developing a content outline and writing instructional objectives. You'll also develop a training project analysis and design a document for the final class project. Notes: Prerequisite: Facilitating Adult Learning or prior experience with adult learning theory. Required text: Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-based Instructional Materials, 3rd ed., Ruth Colvin Clark. Students are required to purchase and bring their textbook with them on the first day of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23003 | TBA

Instructional Systems Design

TBA

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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. Notes: This is a hybrid course. This class will meet face‐to‐face for the first class session only. This face‐to‐face class session will give the students an introduction to the Moodle platform and how to access their course shells. The class is a total of 18 hours, with 3 hours face‐to‐face, 12 hours working independently online and 3 hours with a one‐on‐one session with the instructor to focus on technical support. The one‐on‐one is arranged between the student and instructor.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23045 | $529

Online Course Design and Development‐Hybrid - FAA

10/16/17 - 11/1/17
Mon, Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Mon, Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM (12 Session Total)
Ludmila Layne
CE South Building, Online Course

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Discover how to facilitate learning in the workplace or classroom. You'll explore adult learning theory, learning styles and the unique characteristics of adult learners. This course views adult learners both as a collective group and as individuals with diverse needs while emphasizing the practical and summarizing the theoretical. It's helpful for anyone teaching or training adults in formal or informal settings.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23000 | TBA

Facilitating Adult Learning

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Career Training Program Supervisor for more information.
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Receive an introduction to the complete five-step Instructional System Design (ISD) model: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. Then you'll participate in a detailed study of the analysis and design steps. The class discussions will focus on defining the target audience, developing a content outline and writing instructional objectives. You'll also develop a training project analysis and design a document for the final class project. Notes: Prerequisite: Facilitating Adult Learning or prior experience with adult learning theory. Required text: Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-based Instructional Materials, 3rd ed., Ruth Colvin Clark. Students are required to purchase and bring their textbook with them on the first day of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

23003 | TBA

Instructional Systems Design

TBA

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Facilitating learning in an online environment requires familiarity with a range of technologies and learning management systems available. In this class, you will explore and gain practice with some of the technological tools used to create and deliver effective teaching and training online. Gain confidence in your online course development across platforms while considering the strengths and limitations of each. Prerequisite: 23003: Instructional Systems Design.

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23042 | TBA

Online Technologies for Teaching and Training - Hybrid

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This 120-hour certification course will develop or enhance your career in career development. A GCDF may serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, academic advisor, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person. This exciting course is designed to help individuals learn to assist individuals in their career development.

This course is a hybrid course — we will meet face-to-face approximately every two weeks and then you are responsible for self-paced online coursework as well. Students can expect approximately 30 hours of homework while completing this course.

You must have a Bachelor’s degree and currently be working in or pursuing a career advisement position. Contact Jenna Crabb, jennas@unm.edu for program questions. You must attend all class sessions in order to be certified. Times in schedule include the number of hours expected each week to work on the online portion of the class.

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Become a Global Career Development Facilitator! This 120 hour certification course will develop or enhance your career in career development. A GCDF may serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, academic advisor, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person. This exciting course is designed to help individuals learn to assist individuals in their career development. This course is a hybrid course — we will meet face to face once per week for a total of 30 hours, and students are responsible for self-paced online coursework as well. Students can expect approximately 30 hours of homework while completing this course. There will be an additional 60 hours of coursework completed online on the student's own time. Participants must have a bachelor's degree and currently be working in or pursuing a career advisement position. Participants also must have career development experience (academic advising and counseling experience fulfils this requirement). Contact Jenna Crabb at mailto:jennas@unm.edu for program questions. Times in the schedule include the number of hours expected each week to work on the online portion of the class. All face-to-face meetings will be in the UNM Career Services Conference Room (University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Room 220).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

23077 | TBA

Global Career Development Facilitator Training-Hybrid

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Can’t get enough of this fascinating field?

You can keep going! The Online Instructor Certificate is a prerequisite for the Instructional Media Developer Certificate. The Instructional Media Developer certificate focuses on creating rich materials for the classroom, including multimedia content for online learning. Learn production techniques for developing and building media for online courses and the Web. In conjunction with the Online Instructor certificate, gain an understanding of how adults learn in order to facilitate the planning and development of content that will enhance the learning process.

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Online Instructor Certificate

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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - FAA‐PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joseph Sandoval
CE South Building

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Get hands‐on training with the Mac's latest user‐friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital‐arts/digital‐arts‐course‐skills‐assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens and utm_medium=course‐description and utm_campaign=da‐skills‐assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - FAA‐PD

10/23/17 - 10/30/17
Mon, Wed 8:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Required Design Classes (3)
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Learn to create an effective layout for any graphic design project. Discover the principles of design for clear and attractive visual communication. Topics include an introduction to advertising, publication, and web design; logos and letterhead packages; layout; typography; and color theory. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55201.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55101 | $249

Graphic Design I - FAA‐PD

9/28/17 - 10/5/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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Graphic Design I - FAB‐PD

10/2/17 - 10/9/17
Mon, Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Alexis Estrada
CE South Building

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Explore the process of designing a website, including conceptualizing, structuring, and applying design principles to create visually appealing and highly usable solutions. With an emphasis on design principles and information architecture best practices, topics include setting up a site map, designing an interface, and creating comprehensive storyboards. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101 or equivalent experience and working knowledge of the Internet.

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55125 | TBA

Designing for the Web

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Required Computer Classes (11)
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Explore the differences between raster and vector graphics and determine which is best for each project. Understand key file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, native, RAW data, and discover how they import work within Adobe and other software programs. Additional topics include RGB, CMYK, spot and Web color systems and digital camera resolution conversions. This course provides important foundation information for all graphics software used in digital arts. Note: See Course Skills Assessment on our website at digitalarts.unm.edu. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56101 | $249

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - FAA‐PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Learn the fundamentals of computer recording for film, music or podcasts. Topics include multitrack recording, podcasting basics, virtual instrument and effect plugins and two‐track editing. In addition get a foundational understanding of file formats, computer audio hardware basics, and internet audio. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

57601 | $295

Digital Audio I - FAA‐PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joey Belville
CE South Building

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Enhance your ability to control the looks and functionality by learning to use the new HTML5 structural elements. Use code to add graphics, links, and tables to your pages, and explore the power of CSS to format text consistently and quickly. Gain an understanding of how HTML5 works and practice using FTP to upload your pages to a live Web server. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience, and Internet experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58111 | $249

HTML and CSS: Beginning - FAA‐PD

9/25/17 - 9/29/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chase Allard
CE South Building

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As many as 20% of World Wide Web users experience some form of disability. This means that they might not be able to use your site to its best potential. Learn to construct attractive, standards‐based websites that are usable by people of all ability levels, with and without assistive technologies such as screen readers and video captioning software. We'll discuss designing for four major obstacles to usability (visual, audio, mobility, and cognitive), and learn how to build websites according to Federal and international standards for accessibility, validating our designs using industry‐standard tools. Also included is a discussion of assistive technologies such as screen readers and video‐captioning software. Prerequisite: 58101 or 58111.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58201 | $149

Accessibility for Web Design - FAA‐PD

9/25/17 - 9/27/17
Mon, Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Alexis Estrada
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56311 | $249

Photoshop: Beginning - FAA‐PD

9/26/17 - 10/3/17
Tue, Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - FAA‐PD

10/3/17 - 10/10/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56311 | $249

Photoshop: Beginning - FAB‐PD

10/4/17 - 10/11/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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This powerful web‐authoring program puts both visual design and sophisticated HTML tools at your fingertips. Topics include setting up the Dreamweaver environment, using type and graphics, adding links, and using tables. The basics of applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to HTML elements, and adding Adobe Edge web fonts are covered. Learn how to upload your site to a web server and ensure efficient site management with browser testing and validation. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience, and Internet experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58121 | $249

Dreamweaver: Beginning - FAA‐PD

11/6/17 - 11/13/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Adobe Captivate provides quick and easy ways to create training objects for computer‐based training or web‐based training (CBT/WBT). Explore the easy‐to‐learn tools for creating presentations, software demonstrations, quizzes and more. In addition, learn how using Captivate will assist in making your training 508 compliant. Best practices for creating CBT or WBT are also discussed. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

57151 | $249

Captivate: Building Instructional Media - FAA‐PD

11/27/17 - 12/4/17
Mon, Wed 8:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - FAB‐PD

12/4/17 - 12/8/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Elisa Valdez
CE South Building

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Bright Outlook Career

Instructional Design is a Bright Outlook Career

Instructional Design is identified as a “Bright Outlook” career, meaning that they are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the annual salary range for this field in New Mexico is $32K-89K.

Our Professional Trainer and Online Instructor certificates are terrific stepping stones for this in-demand career!

Statistics according to O*Net


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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees: You may use your Tuition Remission for all Professional Development classes.

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