Professional Development

ADVANCE in your career

UNT's New College at Frisco offers professional development courses tailored to working professionals that help you build skill sets, learn more about industry trends, get career training or gain knowledge in a new area. From certification courses to boot camps, the New College’s professional development courses focus on practical knowledge and hands-on experience to give you the competitive edge in your career.

Spring 2017 Courses

Certificate in Assessing Walkway Safety

The two-day Certificate in Assessing Walkway Safety Program is specifically for those working in fields associated with industrial safety, building safety, risk assessment, building management, incident investigation, and safety program auditing. Using ASTM 2948-13 Standard Guide for Walkway Audtior Qualifications as its framework, this course is based on ASTM and ANSI standards, university and insurance industry research and government-sponsored information. The program includes lectures in a classroom setting, as well as walkway surface remediation exercises in a laboratory. Jerry Davis, lecturer inthe College of Engineering teaches the course.

  • When: All day March 28-29, 2017
  • Where: UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost:
    • $1,395: General registration
    • $1,325 Group rate (2-4)
    • $1,255 Group rate (5+)
  • Info about the course: Learn more.

Visualization Analytics Boot Camp

Do you to want  to learn how to build analytical models and create visualizations like dashboards or scorecards using data?

Learn how in a one-day Visualization Analytics Boot Camp offered by the Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences in UNT's College of Business. This boot camp is designed for working professionals who want to learn how to use their company’s data to create performance dashboards and other visual outputs. Although many companies provide basic visualization tools, decision-makers often have need to create additional visualizations of the data.  This boot camp will cover the basics of building analytical models and creating visualizations using  modern front-end software to access data stored in your companies’ data warehouses. You'll learn how to use Tableau, a widely used development tool in business analytics today. Although not every company uses Tableau, the boot camp will provide the basic knowledge and skill set that can be applied to a number of tools.

Shailesh Kulkarni, professor of decision sciences, will teach the boot camp. He teaches analytics and modeling at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is the creator and instructor for the semester-long visualization master's course.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 7, 2017
  • Where: Room 161 at UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost: $800 per person. Contact by March 20 be placed on a registration list.
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UX and IX Design Lecture + Workshop Series

UX and IX Design Lecture + Workshop Series

UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design and the New College in Frisco have teamed to bring in three internationally acclaimed UXD and IXD speakers and workshop facilitators to operate its inaugural “Night-&-Day” lecture + workshop series in April, May and June of 2017. These two-day events will help make you a better User Experience Designer in just a weekend. Each uniquely themed Friday night lecture will run from 7 to 8:30 p..m. and will be followed by a day-long workshop dedicated to furthering participants’ skills and knowledge of the topic introduced the night before.

Deconstructing Delight : World-renowned User Experience Design consultant and entrepreneur Jared Spool will facilitate the lecture + workshop. 
  • When:  April 7-8, 2017
  • Where:  UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost: $725 for the workshop, $15 for the lecture 
Storytelling for User Experience: Broadly acclaimed Usability and User Experience consultant and author Whitney Quesenber will facilitate the lecture + workshop. 
  • When:  May 19-20, 2017
  • Where:  UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost: $725 for the workshop, $15 for the lecture
Mapping User Experience: Eminent Mapping and Diagramming expert Jim Kalbach will facilitate the lecture + workshop. 
  • When:  June 23-24, 2017
  • Where:  UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost: $725 for the workshop, $15 for the lecture