By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education

We’re excited to announce that we are doubling our career training and professional development offerings – all to expand job opportunities and advancement in high-demand, good-paying fields – to our community.


Joining our Paralegal Academy and Customer Service Academy, starting in January, will be the Leadership Certificate Program and Cisco Technologies Academy.

The Leadership Certificate program offers two tracks – Frontline Manger Certification and Mastering Management Skills Certification. Each track consists of six modules that span topics such as “Dealing with Difficult People” and “Directing Change in the Workplace.”

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Students in The Cisco Technologies Academy can gain new skills in demand in the Information Technology profession. The program will offer training to professionals seeking to advance their skills as well as courses for those seeking entry-level job skills.

All of these career training and professional development programs will come under a new umbrella, SMC Extension. The new name will help identify these programs as distinct.

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I’m planning to host an SMC Extension launch event and create a professional development advisory board to help energize this new program. Stay tuned for details!

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