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CPE Course Catalog July – September 2019
Welcome to the College of Professional Education
Notice anything different? Those of you with a sharp eye probably picked up on something. We changed our name earlier this spring to the College of Professional Education.
The revision is small but meaningful. To be certain, we remain committed to our community-based initiatives, including our excellent summer camps, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs, and life-enrichment activities. Now, we’re doing even more to help professionals succeed in their chosen fields.
Here’s how we’re growing.
We’ve developed several new certificates based on current research of in-demand jobs. Many of these are stacking credentials that let you build on your knowledge. An example is our new suite of CompTIA courses (page 27). If you want to work in IT but don’t know where to begin, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ gets you started. From there, you can branch out into A+, Network+, Security+, and beyond. Like our AutoCAD cover grad, Kason Barron, can tell you, these are courses that teach you skills to use on the job. We’ve also partnered with several colleges on campus (page 38) to help bring their programs to a wider audience. Now, if you want to learn data science, architecture, or business innovation from top professors, you can register right here with CPE.
Here’s what hasn’t changed.
We’re still about helping you reach the next level in your career. Whether you need an industry certification, a digital badge in leadership, or skills training for your company, the College of Professional Education is your resource to make it happen.
So while you might see a new name on your graduation certificate, our commitment to your success is the same. As always, we welcome feedback. Send us a note at our new inbox, KSUprofessional@kennesaw.edu.
Timothy Blumentritt, Dean
College of Professional Education
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Catalog Newsletter July – December 2019
The community at OLLI continues to grow. Whether you are an active OLLI member or someone who is looking to participate, you will find adventure and excitement as you look through each page of course and trip listings. If our abundance of options makes it difficult for you to make your decision then, do not hesitate to contact me. I will help you sort out your ideas, plan your goals, and get set-up with everything OLLI.
Join OLLI’s Travel Group for getaways to the destinations of your dreams. This past May, OLLI took a trip to the historic lands of Ireland. It was an amazing trip for everyone who traveled.
We visited the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, and Giant’s Causeway, which was my personal favorite stop of the tour. We had the pleasure to see the columns made from 40,000 year old, cooled lava. The columns were massive, stretching from the sea to the foot of the cliffs.
Other highlights of the trip were Belfast, the Titanic Experience, and everyone’s favorite…the Hillsborough Castle where the Royal Family of Northern Ireland live. Our travelers enjoyed the guided tour of the Castle as they walked through elegant interiors and viewed luxurious, regal rooms.
We also visited other infamous castles in Dublin and Kilkenny. The group spent its leisure time traversing the Ring of Kerry and destinations like, the Kissing Stone at Blarney Castle and the House of Waterford Crystal. Every day was magical as we walked the medieval, cobblestone streets packed with Old World charm and visited the historic ports of the country-side alongside their fishing towns.
Near the end of the trip, we took a private boat to Garinish Island in Bantry Bay, where the beauty of Ireland can be seen for miles. Many OLLI students described their experience as a fulfillment of something on their bucket list. For others, the gorgeous, green, rolling hills and the picturesque thatched cottages were something they will never forget. Like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/KSUOLLI to view photos from our trips and get the latest news on all things OLLI. I am already getting excited about our upcoming trips that are being planned now.
As you choose your classes and decide on trips, let us know if you have your own suggestions. If you have a passion for a skill or hobby you believe should be available at OLLI, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. We love to incorporate new courses for our OLLI students and make sure each class will leave learners with an unforgettable experience. Let me know how I can help.
I wish you all the luck of the Irish in your future success with OLLI.
Program Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)