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UT Tyler Longview University Center Offers Online Professional Development Courses

January 6, 2012

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Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

Beginning Jan. 9, The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will offer online professional development courses in legal studies, Dr. Donna Dickerson, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.

Six online legal certificate courses are available for non-credit and include paralegal, advanced paralegal, legal secretary, alternative dispute resolution, advanced legal research and writing and intellectual property law. Students may complete each online session and receive their respective certificate in seven or 14 weeks.

“UT Tyler’s professional development and education program is designed for working professionals

UT Tyler's professional development and education program is designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance in their chosen field."

who are seeking to advance in their chosen field, acquire new skills for work promotion or possibly earn continued credit hours.  The online courses are noncredit, but it is a fast track way to improve your career and earn a certificate from UT Tyler,” said Cherie Jones, UT Tyler Center for Professional Development and Education director. “We plan on offering more classes geared towards business, technology, engineering and healthcare in the future.”

Experienced attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals teach all current courses through a partnership between UT Tyler LUC and the Center for Legal Studies, a nationwide entity that provides online legal education to students at more than 1,000 colleges and universities.

For more information or to register, visit http://www2.uttyler.edu/professional-development/online.php, or email Jones, CJones@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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