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Continuing Education providing opportunities for personal and professional development

A new year presents new opportunities to seek personal and professional growth. Continuing Education presents learning opportunities to individuals who wish to pursue a new career, learn a new skill, or work towards career advancement. Classes are online and are now open for registration.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel dives into the fundamentals of using Microsoft Excel from a practical perspective. The course covers principles of data collection and analysis, building functional spreadsheets, Excel tools, and macros. Emphasis is placed on practicality; tutorials use the framework of a business case to illustrate the real-world application of course content. Class takes place Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

In six interactive courses, the miniMBA will provide individuals with a comprehensive overview of core business functions. Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the basics of all business functional areas, increase organizational competitiveness with new strategic insights, learn to view the “big picture” of an organization, and operate more effectively in a team-oriented environment. Take each course individually or complete all six to achieve the miniMBA Certificate. Classes take place on Saturday mornings, Feb. 5 to June 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Project management has become a necessity for all organizations. Delivered in partnership with Procept, an authorized training partner of the Project Management Institute, Continuing Education is continuing its project management course offerings, including

These courses provide participants with the skills necessary to succeed in project management processes and are ideal for all disciplines.

Employers place a high value on writing that is clear, concise, persuasive, and accessible to all readers. The Technical Writing Workshop Series will provide an understanding of the characteristics of effective technical writing, recognize report vs. essay features, identify common writing and citation problem spots, apply revising and editing strategies, and become familiar with the writing expectation in a high tech world. This four-class series takes place on Saturdays, Feb. 5 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Geared towards current and aspiring artists or any individual who seeks a creative outlet, Abstract Painting will explore different mediums and develop a visual language unique to them. Through a series of six classes, individuals will express emotions through colour, line form, and mark making, and learn how to mix paint, utilize various painting techniques, and explore different materials. Participants will also understand visual representation, abstraction, and the process of creating their own unique artistic style. Classes take place on Thursdays, Feb. 10 to March 17, 6 to 8 p.m.

Delivered in partnership with industry partner, Transform Shared Service Organization (TSSO), the Health Informatics program covers an array of topics relating to health information management — from the fundamentals of health informatics and project management, to systems implementation and project charter presentations. Through this program, TSSO looks to create a pipeline of qualified applicants for anticipated employment opportunities within the health system in our region. Classes take place on Saturdays, Feb. 26 to June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Select programs are eligible for the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant and OSAP Micro-credentials application. See individual course pages for details.

More courses will be announced soon. To stay up-to-date with all upcoming Continuing Education programs, visit continue.uwindsor.ca.

UWindsor students, staff, and alumni are eligible for a discount on select courses. Email continue@uwindsor.ca for the exclusive discount code or for course inquiries.