UD's Division of Professional and Continuing Studies will hold a certificate program information session Jan. 19.

Jan. 19: UD certificate overview

Career-oriented UD certificate overview set Jan. 19 in Wilmington

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4:04 p.m., Jan. 9, 2012--Finding the opportunity to stay professionally current and relevant or get the education needed for a career move can be a challenge. Certificate programs provide an excellent way to earn a credential, learn new skills or retool for a job change.

The University of Delaware's Division of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a range of certificates in the health care, legal and business fields. These practical programs offer concentrated study in a specific area and can be completed in a relatively short time through part-time study.

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A certificate program information session will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Doubletree Hotel, 700 N. King St., Wilmington. The information session is free, but reservations should be made by calling 302-831-7600 or visiting the division's certificate program information website.

Certificates featured at the information session include: Business Analyst, Clinical Trials Management, Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Paralegal, Project Management, Advanced Project Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management. 

A separate information session for the Financial Planning Certificate will be held in Newark on Feb. 2.

The information session is an ideal place for potential students to find out if a certificate would meet their needs. Attendees get information about the certificates, meet instructors and University program staff and have the opportunity to ask questions. Graduates from several of the certificate programs will be on hand, and refreshments will be served.

UD certificate program instructors combine strong academic credentials with extensive real-world experience in management, training and the professions. They bring a wealth of experience gained from working with outstanding organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Classes for the certificates featured at the information session meet at the UD Downtown Center. For all certificates, classes are scheduled to suit people who are already working. Time required to complete these certificates ranges from four months to just over a year.

For more information about UD certificate programs, call 302-831-7600, visit the website or write to continuing-ed@udel.edu.

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