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CCCCD Continuing Education Offers New Training Series


December 8, 2004 -- Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) Continuing Education is catering to professionals of all expertise and experience with it’s new Training and Development Certificate Series.

The 90-hour series includes 75 hours of core courses: Training and Development Techniques; Creative and Effective Presentation Skills; Understanding the Adult Learner; Instructional Design and Development; and Marketing Techniques for Trainers. The series costs $459 and runs from Tuesday, Jan. 18-Wednesday, May 11 at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

The remaining 15 hours are electives from these courses: Developing Leadership in the Workplace, Cultural Diversity Training and Development and Human Relations and Team Building Skills.

Adele Foster, one of the series instructors who also helped develop the series, said the courses cover a broad range of topics, from being a leader to marketing, which is something not all courses cover.

“What people will get out of this is not only training, but they will also learn to become effective speakers and learn how to market themselves whether it is for employment or self-employment,” Foster said. “People can go into different arenas with the training. They can become cultural diversity trainers or they can use this in human resources.”

According to Jim Merritt, CCCCD continuing education program director, the series is for everyone, from those getting into the business world to those changing careers.

“It’s continuing education for existing professionals, but if someone wants to do this to develop a different career, they can do that, too,” Merritt said.

Registration and more information are available by calling 972.985.3711. Or, register online by visiting the newly designed continuing education website at

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.