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Collin Continuing Education Offers Training Series

January 6, 2006 – Collin County Community College District (Collin) Continuing Education is catering to professionals of all expertise and experience with its Training and Development Certificate Series.

The 90-hour series includes Training and Development Techniques; Creative and Effective Presentation Skills; Understanding the Adult Learner; Instructional Design and Development; and Marketing Techniques for Trainers and Human Relations and Team Building Skills. The series costs $459 and runs from Tuesday, Jan. 24-Friday, May 5, at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

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.

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

“It is 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 continuing education website at

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.