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5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Career in 2019

Is a better career on your list of 2019 New Year's goals? Here are five ways to take your career to the next level, starting in January!

1. Earn a Project Management Certification

Introduction to Project Management is designed for working professionals looking to enhance their project management skills, as well as experienced project managers who want to pursue Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

The course will cover the entire project life cycle, from initiation and planning, through execution, support, and closure. It will also provide you with training and support to take and pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

The class also satisfies the PMP certification requirement of 35 hours of formal project management education.

Dates: 7 sessions, starting January 14 in Tucson.

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2. Prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

If you have a 4-year engineering degree or 4 years of work experience in the engineering field, passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is the first step towards becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

The 15-week FE Exam Preparation course will get you ready to take the FE exam. Taught by a Licensed Professional Engineer, the course includes lectures, weekly study sessions, practice exams, and a demonstration project. Topics include: math, probability and statistics, chemistry, ethics and safety, engineering economics, instrumentation, statics, dynamics, material science, fluid mechanics, electrical power and more.

Dates: meets weekly on Thursdays, from January 10-April 25, 2019 in Tucson.

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3. Launch a Translation Career

Turn your language skills into an exciting new career with a certificate in Spanish-English Translation from the University of Arizona! The need for translators is expected to grow 18% between 2016 and 2026, faster than other jobs.

The three-course Spanish-English Translation Certificate Program is intended for bilingual speakers with no formal training in translation who wish to improve or expand their knowledge and skills in oral or written translation.

The Medical Spanish-English Translation course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving texts in the medical domain, such as health care forms, health information texts, health/patient education, and legal documents in the healthcare setting.

Dates: online class runs from January 7-May 6, 2019.

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4. Become a Paralegal

The Paralegal Certificate is our most popular legal studies course. In just 14 weeks, this course prepares you for a career in the fast-growing paralegal field. The course is completely online, so you can learn on your schedule.

Other popular legal studies courses include:

  • Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate
  • Advanced Paralegal Certificate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Secretary Training
  • Software Essentials for the Law Office
  • Victim Advocacy Training

Dates: Online classes start January 14.

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5. Learn to Code

Become a web developer in 12 or 24 weeks. The University of Arizona Coding Boot Camp teaches you the skills to start a career in this fast-growing industry. Through a rigorous, immersive curriculum, you’ll learn the skills needed to become proficient in front-end and back-end web development technologies.

Dates: new Boot Camps start quarterly in Tucson and Phoenix Metro area.

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