Friday, March 24, 2017

Discover the basics of kayaking, both in class and on the water. Learn the different types of kayaking, equipment, safety and the rules and regulations.

Learn to Kayak, starting March 29 through April 1, register now!

Everyone will learn how to paddle properly and have the opportunity to learn and practice proper maneuvering techniques.

The last class takes place at All Wet Sports, 8550 Beach Blvd., and includes 90 minutes of paddling on the water

Note: Minimum age of 10 accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Through instruction and examples, you can take wonderful photos at the zoo without looking like you're at the zoo!

Register now for our Mastering Zoo Photography course, starting March 30!

Understand depth of field: how using it makes fences and glass enclosures disappear.

Learn how to use the equipment you have for the best results possible!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Self-Defense Weapons Training - March 27

Beyond owning a gun that you can't always take with you everywhere you go, there's a wide variety of nonlethal but effective (and legal) weapons you can carry for self-defense purposes.

Register now for our "Self-Defense Weapons Training" starting March 27!

Your instructor, a lifetime martial artist who trains with SWAT & Homeland Security, will educate and train you on what's available to the public (e.g. pepper sprays, stun guns, batons, saps, kubotans, and tactical pens) as well as what you can turn into a weapon from everyday common items you own (e.g. shoes, belt, glasses, umbrella, cane, flashlight, newspaper, wasp spray, etc.).

Learn how to protect yourself more fully by understanding what's available to leverage and use.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PMP® Certification Preparation Course

Our PMP® Certification Preparation Course starts March 18, register now!

PMP certification is becoming required by many employers and desired by most; you become much more marketable and can, generally, obtain a higher salary according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey.

This five-day intensive course prepares participants to apply, study and take the PMP® exams. This course provides PMI®’s required training hours, a solid understanding of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®), mini bench mark tests, and highly effective exam taking tips.

This course takes you step-by-step to gaining a professional certification that will clearly differentiate you in today’s highly competitive market.

It is a globally recognized industry certification for project managers demonstrating that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Testimonial Tuesday - Level III Photography!

This #TestimonialTuesday, Go deeper into previous topics and cover new photography ground in our "Level III Photography: In-Depth Topics and Application Learned" course, starting March 20! 
In greater detail explore depth of field, metering (including differences in the various shooting modes), sharp images and focus, dust and sensor cleaning, lenses and how to use the manual shooting mode.

This course goes deeper into previous topics and also covers new ground.

Manual Mode: for the most control possible
Flash: both built-in on camera and external flash guns
Lenses: everything you need to know about lenses for informed buying including characteristics, cost, and which lenses are best for you.
Other: filters and other lens attachments, dust and sensor cleaning, introduction to HDR photography, RAW vs. .jpg file formats and camera care.

We conclude with the class participating in analyzing photos provided on screen and commenting on settings used, examples of what went right or wrong, as the instructor provides answers as needed.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) course, starting March 14, describes QC/QA system successfully used by Corps of Engineers and NAVFAC.

CQM-C course was developed by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC).

University of North Florida (UNF) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE) have partnered to offer several sessions during the upcoming year.

Concepts are increasingly being adopted by state agencies, public authorities and other local public sector owners. It details planning concepts, which are prevention-oriented to reduce tear-out, improve quality and improve schedule.

The course uses DVD, class instruction, workbook exercises with discussion and case study exercises. Students will be provided with a student study guide and No. 2 pencils. To successfully complete the course, the student must be present for all sessions and achieve a passing grade of 70 on the final exam. Upon satisfactory completion, a five-year certificate will be issued to students.

Monday, March 6, 2017

UNF Logistics and Supply Chain Certificate

The UNF Logistics and Supply Chain Certificate, starting March 9, is a comprehensive program designed for today’s logistics and supply chain professionals.

Our instructor led program is taught by highly regarded industry leaders with more than 60
combined years of hands on experience.

Students will learn to identify best practices in costing and pricing, how to reduce costs, apply strategies that will increase productivity, network with other industry professionals, make lifelong connections that may be utilized down your career path and much, much more.

With this certificate program, companies and individuals can assure themselves of being prepared to compete in the international marketplace.

Modules Include:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Management
  • International Transportation and Logistics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Strategy

Upon the successful completion of the program, participants will earn their UNF Logistics and Supply Chain Certificate.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Learn How to Improve Your Memory!

Learn how to better use your brain and make your memory work for you in our "How to Improve Your Memory" course, starting March 6!

Using techniques such as creating pictures in your mind and implementing your senses, you will be amazed at how you can improve your everyday memory.

You'll begin with a short test, and by the end of the course, you’ll see the lasting benefits of memory improvement. Previous classes have boasted students achieving an 80 to 90 percent success rate in remembering facts and names.

Due to the specialized nature of this course, the class is limited to 12 students.