Continue to Learn for Your Career or Fun

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2009) – There’s a course with your name on it at the University of South Florida in Continuing Education. Just browse through the Web site,, for program information, preview the Spring Bulletin or check out the complete course schedule to find everything from simply interesting topics to courses that will earn professional credentials or upgrade specific career skills – and pick one.  For example, the Human Resource Management Certificate is being offered in St. Petersburg and the deadline to apply is Dec. 20 for classes that begin Jan 4 and 5.  Spring registration is now open and ongoing.  


“The new year is a good time for people to increase their value to their employers in this competitive economic climate,” said Elissa Henderson, assistant director of USF Continuing Education.  “Or we encourage people to simply jump into an area that has always piqued their interest – to keep one’s mind engaged.  We’ve made getting registered the easiest part of the process.”


USF Continuing Education offers career development training in business communication,  foreign languages, human resource management, meeting and event planning, management and leadership, marketing/public relations, nonprofit management, photography and  project management.  Certificate programs are offered in many of these areas as certification exam preparation.  

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The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.