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CPE's 20 Year Anniversary
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Online Cyber Academy Certificate Programs Launched

February 14, 2019
We are launching two online Cyber Academy certificate programs this spring to help meet the rising demand for trained cybersecurity professionals.

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Scholarship Program Launched to Help Professional Education Students Prepare for New Careers

February 4, 2019
TEXAS Extended Campus (TEC) has launched the Road to Success Scholarship, a new scholarship initiative to help increase access to career-changing programs.

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Spring 2019 Paralegal Certificate Program Includes CAPA Membership for Students

December 2018
Students enrolling in the Spring 2019 Paralegal Certificate Program will have access to a year-long membership in the Austin chapter of the Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA). Membership will include access to a mentorship program for paralegals run by the CAPA organization.

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Newly Launched Online Certificate Programs for Business Managers and Leaders

December 15, 2018
Center for Professional Education is proud to offer three new business management and leadership online certificate programs: Management and Leadership Essentials, Advanced Management Techniques and Cultivating Leadership Competencies.

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Online Project Management Course Updated

August 9, 2018
The Online Project Management Certificate Program is now updated to reflect the most up-to-date techniques in the field. The update adds focus on agile methodologies, expands information on the role of a project manager and includes language that better reflects the realities of project management.

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Medical Interpreter Certificate Program Launches in Houston

July 16, 2018
The Center for Professional Education (CPE) will offer a Houston-based certificate program to meet the rising demand for medical interpreters. Clases will begin for the first Houston cohort on October 3, 2018.

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Paralegal Leadership Board Convened

June 4, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin TEXAS Extended Campus (TEC) has announced the formation of an advisory board to guide growth and development of the Paralegal Certificate Program at the Center for Professional Education (CPE).

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CAREER TIP: Add CPE to your LinkedIn profile

Professional education courses and certifications are excellent demonstrations of your ongoing commitment to your career, so remember to add your CPE courses to the education section of your LinkedIn profile.

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TESTIMONIAL: Kudos for Instructor Amira Pollock

"Amira Pollock brings great enthusiasm, people skills, and professional expertise to her public speaking course.

During my session she had students who were terrified of speaking in public, and others who did it on a regular basis. She treated them all the same, tailoring her comments and advice to specifically meet the needs of that individual. Regardless of their skill level, she was able to gently push them to do better than they had before. Everyone demonstrated improved skill levels by the time the course was over.

Amira is a gifted instructor whose skill set will help any organization."

- Robert Dashman, Information Specialist

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TESTIMONIAL: Project Management Certificate Program

"The Project Management Certificate Program at UT Austin is an incredible professional experience. The course is very well designed and organized, and well geared towards professionals from all industries. David Berlad is extraordinary instructor, providing a unique teaching style that draws on his well-honed expertise in his field to supplement the structured course material. Along with his role as an educator, David is a remarkable coach and mentor who provides hands-on attention that helps to reinforce the curriculum and prepare students for both the (PMP)® certification exam and real world workplace scenarios. I would not hesitate for a moment, to highly recommend this course."

- Chad Springer, Senior Management Consultant

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Coding Boot Camp Alum Takes Second Place at 2018 SXSW Hackathon

March 26, 2018
From the long hours our students spend in the classroom, to the endless nights coding away at home, we are constantly inspired by the graduates of The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin.

Amanda Wisniowski, graduate of the July 2017 cohort, recently put the skills she picked up at The Coding Boot Camp to the test at the 2018 SXSW Hackathon. At this intensive, marathon coding event, hackers and fellow collaborators can create apps that pertain to film, music, VR/AR, and the blockchain.

"The hackathon reminded me of the projects we did for the boot camp, but condensed into 24 hours, instead over a 2 week span," Wisniowski shared. "Having the group project experience in building apps during the boot camp helped me navigate this hackathon well, and will definitely carry over professionally during my career."

After 24 hours of sleep deprivation and hard work, the talents of Wisniowski and her two teammates paid off—with their livestreaming VR concert app Concertbilia taking home second place in the Amazon category.