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Professional Development

Enhance your skills and knowledge for the future

Whether you are looking to earn credit or improve your skills with non-credit opportunities, we are here to help. Our training and certification courses are high quality, integrated, and innovative programs that enable participants to achieve their career and learning objectives through access to affordable education and employment skills training. We offer a variety of short courses, conferences, seminars, certificates and CEU programs. 

Upcoming Professional Development Programs

  • FGCU Complete

    The Office of Continuing Education presents you with the first Degree Completion program to come to FGCU. The program offers three majors and allows for those who have full-time jobs and other responsibilities to continue their education while maintaining their lifestyle. Learn More

  • Cannabis Professional Certificate Program $1395

     2020 Dates TBA
    The Cannabis Professional Certificate Program is an intensive 5-day workshop designed to meet the needs of those in the industry and community who want to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects, the cannabis industry, and the environment in which it operates. The workshop will educate participants about the history of cannabis; cannabis laws and policies; the characteristics of the plant; cultivation and extraction techniques; cannabis as a business; and the physiology, pharmacology, and medicinal uses of cannabis.

  • SHRM Essentials of Human Resources $599

    Fall 2020: Sept. 22 - Oct. 13
    Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Contact Hours: 15 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
    Lecture Location: Online through Florida Gulf Coast University
    Cost: $599 early bird special pricing until 7/31; $629 thereafter
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    The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.


  • Personal Fitness Certification $779

     Fall 2020: Sept. 22, 2020
    Lecture: Instant Online Access Now
    Practical: Saturdays, 1pm-4pm (Fitness Center)
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    Become a fitness professional by earning your Personal Fitness Certification.

  • Golf Course Management Certificate Program $1425

    2021 Dates TBA  (FGCU Main Campus)
    Labs: SWFL Golf Courses
    The Golf Course Management Certificate Program will take place over the duration of a week including lectures and labs. This program would comprise of a wide variety of topics that focus on learning the key components for managing a golf course. Additionally, offered as part of the course, this program would prepare participants to sit for the examination to acquire the Florida's Pesticide Application License.


  • Dynamics of Supervision $185/session

    Oct 2019 - Apr 2020, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
    Dynamics of Supervision I $185
    Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
    Dynamics of Supervision II $185
    Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
    Dynamics of Supervision III $185
    Feb 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm (Herald Court Center)
    Dynamics of Supervision IV $185
    Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Thurs, 1:30pm-4:30pm (Herald Court Center))
    Interactive: Role Playing; Case Studies; Group Discussions and Projects.


Upcoming Professional Development Online Programs


Financial Support for Military Spouses

Utilize military spouse benefits to get in-demand career training.

Local Industry and Business Training Programs

Provide your employees with the training they need to enhance their current skills. For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Robert Peterson at 941-626-9134 or

  • Supervisory Training Series

  • Executive Leadership Program

  • Lean Sigma Training

  • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Dealing with Angry and Difficult People

  •  Project Management Training

  •  Building Influential Relationships 

  •  Bullying Prevention and Civility in the Workplace

  • Manager's Motivation Tool Kit: Bringing Out the Best in Others

  • Discover Your Inner Genius: Innovative Thinking and Organizational Problem Solving

  •  Secrets to Providing Outstanding Customer Service 

  • Save a Meeting, Save Your Sanity! Facilitation Skills for Team and Meeting Leaders

  •  The Game Plan for Team Development

  • Transform Your Future: Finding Your Own True North

  •  Speaking with Confidence and Credibility