Each of the courses offered at the University for Parents is designed to inform and empower our parent learners to improve their skill set and outlook on their quality of life. Below is a brief description of each of the available courses at University for Parents:
A New Way Forward
Discover your greatness! Learn how to manage your stress, build healthy relationships, get rid of the baggage and clutter in your life and start a new way of thinking to bring balance, healing and peace to your life.
Advanced Computer Concepts
Ready to take your computer skills into the 21st century? Learn how to type and edit documents, create presentations, and manage your computer files in cloud-based or external storage devices. Be prepared for the essential computer skills necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.
This course is designed for those who are new to computers or feel they need to improve their basic computer skills. You will learn how to type and edit documents, send emails, and manage your computer files. At the end of this course, you’ll feel more comfortable with computer technology.
Early Learning Career Pathway Certification
Earn a certificate to work in early childhood care and education. Learn about the health and safety of children, how children develop and learn, and how to work with children to support their development and learning.
Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship
Learn the fundamentals of personal money management, personal spending and saving, budgeting, the cost of using credit and improving your credit score. Understand the skills needed to become an entrepreneur.
Learn basic design principles, the design process, and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Discover illustrative drawing and painting and become familiar with traditional and digital tools utilized in the visual arts. Explore how to use professional design software and create designs ready to sell.
Next Level: Life Skills
Live a richer more fulfilling life. “Next Level” is designed to develop practical life skills that can be applied to all aspects of life (i.e. interpersonal relationships, careers and employment, business, parenting, etc.). Learn to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
Parenting Skills – Little Seeds to Baobab Trees:
Tools For Activating Early Childhood Greatness
Tap into how the brain works and learn simple tips and tools for cultivating a child that is well-balanced, joyful, and confident. Learn about setting up the right home environment, safety tips, fun healthy foods to shape behavior, emotional empowerment, and constructive play.
(This course is designed for parents of children ages 0-5)
Parenting Skills - Active Parenting
Are you finding it challenging to discipline your children? Help is on the way! Learn techniques and strategies to improve your communication skills with your child(ren), encourage positive behavior, and strengthen your bonding.
(This course is designed for parents of children ages 6-12)
Parenting Skills - Fatherhood
Become the father your children deserve! Learn the importance of being present and active in your child’s life. Learn the impact of being a responsible father who supports his children physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
The Reading Circle
Develop a joy for reading. In this course, you read very interesting books and discuss them with other parents in your reading circle. The information learned from the books and discussions will improve your reading and comprehension skills, your ability to write, do math, solve problems, and obtain a job. You'll discover that reading can be a window to the world!
Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Certification
This course demonstrates that you have the skills needed to earn certification in multiple Office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Prerequisites: Computer Basics or demonstrated knowledge that you are comfortable with using a computer (i.e., typing/familiarity with computer keyboard, retrieving and saving files, sending and retrieving email, accessing the Internet, etc.) Class size is limited.
Sharpen your skills to land your dream job. This course enhances your resume writing, interviewing, and interpersonal skills (how you communicate and interact with people). Get FREE one-on-one job coaching and opportunities to attend job fairs.
Wednesday Wellness and Fitness
Discover strategies to achieve basic holistic health. Participate in discussions on your mental, physical, emotional, and nutritional health and well-being. Enjoy quick workouts and follow up reflections. Learn to improve the overall health of your entire family.
Effective Communications: Listening and Speaking with Purpose
Learn to present yourself well and increase your opportunities for success. Discover useful techniques for improving communication with your family, friends, and work colleagues. Understand various communication skills including verbal and nonverbal interactions, interpersonal communication and nonviolent communication.
Learn how to stretch your food dollars, improve nutrition practices, and prevent food-borne illness. Enjoy cooking demonstrations in class and taste the delicious meals afterward. Receive a FREE cookbook at the end of the class.
Fostering Family Leaders
This class is designed to help you reflect and build upon your current strengths so you can advance to a new level of leadership in your home, children's school and in the community at large.