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

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

UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design and the New College in Frisco have teamed up to bring in three internationally acclaimed UXD and IXD speakers and workshop facilitators to operate its inaugural “Night-&-Day” lecture + workshop series in 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:  May 5-6, 2017
  • Where:  UNT's New College at Frisco
  • Cost: $725 for the workshop, $15 for the lecture 
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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
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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
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UNT Open Access Symposium: Making Use of Public Data

It's easier than ever to gather datasets, documents, analytics, and other types of data and use these for academic research, competitive intelligence, and advocacy. While the government provides data of great value to citizens, companies, and organizations, currently much of the web and social media is also publicly available, providing additional sources of data that have been used, sometimes contrary to the intentions of content creators. This year's UNT Open Access Symposium 2017 will examine issues arising from the creation, harvesting, and analysis of public data—and decision-making based on the data — taking a broad view of what kinds of data are “public.”