News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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Now Hiring Instructors for the Small Business Program

July 16, 2020
We are looking for local business owners and/or educators with a minimum of 10 years' experience, who have a passion for supporting their community and sharing their expertise with other local small business owners looking to grow their businesses and enhance their skills.

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University of Texas at Austin Recognized as 2019 Top 20 Education Partner Award Recipient

April 24, 2020
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Professional Education was recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Holmes Corporation as a Top 20 Education Partner for 2019. The award is given out every year to education partners who achieve top enrollment rates for professional development courses and certification preparation programs for HR professionals.

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CPE instructor Jennifer Lazarow Interviewed by The Daily Texan

April 7, 2020
Shortly after the university announced that all courses would be moved online for the remainder of the spring, Jennifer Lazarow shared time management tips to help students stay on top of their studies.

Q&A: Center for Professional Education facilitator talks time management, staying on top of online classes

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Cyber Academy Certificate Program - Award-winning Curriculum Recognized

December 5, 2019
Congratulations to Socratic Arts, a longtime collaborator and curriculum provider for the Cyber Academy Certificate Program, on its recent Gold Award in Excellence for "Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology" from the Brandon Hall Group.

Now entering its 25th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. Often called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business Executives, the program was one of the first of its kind when it debuted in 1994. The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

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Spring 2020 Courses Announced and Registration Opened

September 16, 2019

Spring 2020 courses are now available for registration.

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Inaugural Legal Interpreter Certificate Program Graduates in Houston

May 31, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Professional Education is proud to recognize the first Legal Interpreter Certificate Program graduates in Houston, Texas. Congratulations on a job well done!

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New Scholarship Offered for Summer 2019 Interpreter Programs

May 6, 2019
The Plan A Foundation has announced a scholarship that will pay the enrollment fee for one student to attend either the Legal Interpreter Certificate Program or the Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Program, during the summer.

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Interpretation & Translation Career Seminar Scheduled for April 29

April 15, 2019
We are happy to offer our first career seminar focused on the field of interpretation and translation on the evening of Monday, April 29. The need for professional interpreters is growing. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor projects 18% growth in interpreter and translator jobs through 2026, well above the projected average job growth of 7%.

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New Legal Interpreter Program Launched in Houston and Austin.

March 1, 2019
We are excited to add a Legal Interpreter Certificate Program to our portfolio. Offered in both Austin and Houston, the first classes will begin in March, and a 5-day boot camp version will be available this summer for those interested in a condensed curriculum.

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QuickBooks Instructor Needed for Small Business Program

February 22, 2019
Seeking a part-time QuickBooks instructor to teach in the Small Business Program run jointly through The University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin.

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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.


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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Healthcare 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. Classes 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: 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.