Hofstra University Continuing Education Course Catalog: Fall 2021


Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
Bookkeeping Certificate Program
Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program
Computer Programming Certificate Program
Executive Education
Forensic Linguistics
Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program
Insurance - Continuing Education
Insurance - Licensing
Labor Studies
Networks & Systems
QuickStart Online Training
Real Estate - Licensing
Real Estate - Title Closing
Sports Journalism
Web Design & Development


Arts, Sciences, & Humanities


These non-credit course offerings provide students with general knowledge and the development of intellectual abilities while exploring areas of interest or curiosity.

Oil Painting Register Now!
U5456-01 8 Sessions $400
Saturday October 16 - December 11 08:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Paul David Elsen is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been seen at The Salmagundi Art Club in New York City, The Heckscher Museum of Art, The Huntington Art Council Gallery, The National Art League, and showcase exhibition in the gallery of The Locust Valley Library.

He has been teaching oil painting and drawing in classes and privately since 2016 and has given numerous public art demonstrations.

In this class, you will learn about oil paints and the basics of painting a portrait in the realistic manner. Using a structured but simplified “alla prima” method students will accomplish at least two portrait paintings, one monochromatic and one full color. During the length of this course participants will learn about painting styles, drawing, and even art history along the way.

Weekly demonstrations by Mr. Elsen showing each step of the process:As you paint, the instructor will spend time with each student, offering friendly advice and critique.Drawing basics.Composing your picture on the canvas.Practical color mixing.Light to dark values and dramatic shadows.How to get the most out of your photo references (*for this course references will be provided).Caring for your brushes, and painting/studio Best Practices.Varnishing to preserve your art.
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Students should be at least 16 years old. Beginners and intermediate artists are welcome.



The Art of Photography Register Now!
U5455-01 8 Sessions $350
Saturday October 16 - December 11 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Arthur Fredericks has been a professional photographer for the past 12 years. He specializes in event photography at Hofstra University and Stony Brook University.

He has taught for the Stony Brook University Continuing Education Program with classes such as Beginner Photography and Lighting Basics for Beginners.

In this class the participants will learn the basics of using a digital camera or mirrorless camera. Through weekly sessions, assignments and critiques, students will explore both the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.Class will cover the following topics:
Introduction to your camera: Getting the most from the camera you haveUnderstanding the “Exposure Triangle”: The photographers best friendUnderstanding your camera lenses: Are they helping or limiting your photographic styleUnderstanding Lighting: Natural, On-Camera Flash, Off-Camera FlashCampus Photo Walk (weather permitting)Introduction to Lightroom and Camera SoftwareOptimal Image StorageBasics of Composition: Portrait Photography, Couples Photography, Group PhotographPhoto CritiqueFinal ReviewParticipants: minimum 15-years old over can attend this class.


Bookkeeping Certificate Program


Bookkeeping is the recording of all financial transactions undertaken by an individual or an organization such as a business, charitable organization, or local sports club. It involves keeping records of what is bought, sold, owed, and owned; what money comes in, what goes out, and what is left. Individual and family bookkeeping involves keeping track of income and expenses in a cash account record, checking account register, or savings account passbook.

Bookkeeping I Register Now!
H2115-02 12 Sessions $648
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday October 4 - October 27 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Programming Options:
Fall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Get an introduction to the principles or double-entry bookkeeping and learn basics of preparing financial statements, how to analyze business transactions, working with a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets and financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Bookkeeping I Register Now!
H2115-01 9 Sessions $648
Monday, Wednesday, Friday October 11 - October 29 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Programming Options:
Fall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Get an introduction to the principles or double-entry bookkeeping and learn basics of preparing financial statements, how to analyze business transactions, working with a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets and financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Bookkeeping II Register Now!
H2116-01 9 Sessions $648
Monday, Wednesday, Friday November 1 - November 19 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Programming Options:
Summer 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 72. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video ConferencingFall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Continue your study of bookkeeping, with an emphasis is placed on specialized journals and ledgers, as well as payroll accounting, gross pay, employee deductions, employer's taxes, net pay through the payroll register's journal entries, income tax, Social Security tax, FICA and unemployment.
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Bookkeeping II Register Now!
H2116-02 12 Sessions $648
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday November 1 - November 29 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Programming Options:
Summer 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 72. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video ConferencingFall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Continue your study of bookkeeping, with an emphasis is placed on specialized journals and ledgers, as well as payroll accounting, gross pay, employee deductions, employer's taxes, net pay through the payroll register's journal entries, income tax, Social Security tax, FICA and unemployment.
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks Register Now!
H2117-01 5 Sessions $324
Monday, Wednesday, Friday November 22 - December 6 10:00 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Programming Options:
Fall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Through hands-on training, students learn how to create a QuickBooks company and modify the preset chart of accounts to suit individual needs, while acquiring skills in the many features that automate accounting functions, such as checking account reconciliation, tracking credit card transactions, invoicing customers, receiving payments and making bank deposits, writing checks and assigning amounts to specific expense accounts, paying bills, setting up inventory, tracking, and paying sales tax. You’ll also learn how to create and customize QuickBooks reports and export them to Excel.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com. Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks Register Now!
H2117-02 6 Sessions $324
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday November 30 - December 13 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Programming Options:
Fall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Through hands-on training, students learn how to create a QuickBooks company and modify the preset chart of accounts to suit individual needs, while acquiring skills in the many features that automate accounting functions, such as checking account reconciliation, tracking credit card transactions, invoicing customers, receiving payments and making bank deposits, writing checks and assigning amounts to specific expense accounts, paying bills, setting up inventory, tracking, and paying sales tax. You’ll also learn how to create and customize QuickBooks reports and export them to Excel.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com. Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Excel for Accounting Register Now!
H2118-01 3 Sessions $216
Monday, Wednesday, Friday December 8 - December 13 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Programming Options:
Summer 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 72. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video ConferencingFall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Learn about the tools used to customize reports in Excel including absolute vs. relative cell referencing, linking worksheets, database feature, creating charts, interfacing reports, and financial functions with QuickBooks.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.



Excel for Accounting Register Now!
H2118-02 4 Sessions $216
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday December 14 - December 21 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Programming Options:
Summer 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 72. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video ConferencingFall 2021 Day Program - refer to class section 01. Class Format: In-personFall 2021 Evening Program - refer to class section 02. Class Format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing
Overview: Learn about the tools used to customize reports in Excel including absolute vs. relative cell referencing, linking worksheets, database feature, creating charts, interfacing reports, and financial functions with QuickBooks.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

Textbook: Glencoe Accounting, Student Edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780021400881.
Workbook: Accounting: Chapter Study Guides and Working Papers, Chapters 1-29; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 2016; ISBN: 9780076718566.

The textbook and workbook are available at the Hofstra University Bookstore which is located at 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (building reference #31 on the University Campus Map); Phone # (516) 463-6654. For additional information visit: https://hofstra.bncollege.com.


Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program


Business Analytics is the study of how to transform data into insights. In these courses you will learn the basics of analytics including the basics of information description such as qualitative and quantitative data, conducting group comparisons, understanding probability distributions, how to create developing hypothesis tests, creating prediction models used in machine learning such as regression, and how to apply the techniques for business solutions.

In the first part you will use Excel to understand how to describe data, and categorize different variables, as well as understand how data is distributed. In addition, you will learn about probability and its importance in conducting analysis. Finally, the course will show you how to generate appropriate sample sizes for testing.

The second part uses excel to conduct confidence intervals for population parameters, understanding group comparisons such as the t-test. You will also use Excel to develop simple regression models, and multiple regression for predictions. Regression topics will include the inclusion of dummy variables for categorical variables, transformation of dependent variables, and assessing the prediction model.

Statistical Concepts and Machine Learning Introduction - Online Program Register Now!
T1501-01 Online: Self-Paced $415
This module concentrates on more complex techniques such as the use of regression analysis and experimentation to improve performance. Specific topics covered include hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, simple and multiple regression, design of experiments, and analysis of variance.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Excel (Mac or PC), and basic understanding of mathematical concepts.



Basics of Analytics - Understanding Data and Analysis - Online Program Register Now!
T1500-01 Online: Self-Paced $415
This module provides the basics of understanding data and preliminary analysis of data. The module provides information on basic descriptive statistics using Excel. In addition, students will learn more about probability distributions, variance and standard deviation, kurtosis and skewness, and covariance and correlation. Additional topics include probability, sampling, estimation and application of these measures.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Excel (Mac or PC), and basic understanding of mathematical concepts.


Computer Programming Certificate Program


Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Computational thinking is how software engineers solve problems. It combines mathematics, logic and algorithms, and teaches you a new way to think about the world.

Through these courses you will learn the foundations of programming, by working with the most popular languages. You will gain marketable programming skills through Hofstra CE’s Coding and Software Development Programming courses, which will also offer you a glimpse into the career of a software engineer or developer.

Hofstra CE’s Coding and Software Development programming courses are perfect for seasoned mainframe and COBOL professionals wanting to upgrade their skillset, recent grads looking to gain an edge in the job market or someone who simply wants to gain insight on this growing industry.

Programming is an integral piece in all aspects of professional development — from spreadsheets, websites, databases, apps and, of course, video games. Individuals from all industries including CEO’s, lawyers, and doctors are all finding that learning about programming and coding helps them in their daily lives.

Java Programming - Online Program Register Now!
T3190-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
This course provides software developers with knowledge and skills to use Java to build Internet and Intranet applets and Windows applications. Topics include an overview of the Java Virtual Machine, Java classes and methods, instantiating Java objects, access methods, creating Java Applets and the Java applet lifecycle, inheritance and polymorphism, and Java Class Libraries.



Advanced C# and .NET Framework Foundation - Online Program Register Now!
T3041-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Expanding on the material presented in Introduction to C# and .NET Framework Foundation, topics include structures, data files, data structures and dynamic memory allocation, C# and Windows, delegates and events, and Web programming.



Executive Education




Visual Communications in Business - Online Program Register Now!
H3008-01 Online: Self-Paced $350
From graphs to Zoom, business communication is becoming much more visual. This course helps professionals better understand the wide range of technologies and strategies that will enhance their professional messages with elegant and impactful visuals.

This course will cover topics such as:
Data VisualizationLayouts Typography Presentation Software Video ...and more



Introduction to User Experience – What is UX? A Primer for Managers and Business Owners - Online Program Register Now!
H3005-01 Online: Self-Paced $150
User Experience (UX) has become an important part of how organizations envision their relationships with their customers, users, and employees. Building interfaces that are user-friendly (from a website to a simple form and anything else in between) may seem tricky, but it is also immensely rewarding in helping build better relationships. This seminar introduces you to basic components of User Experience, Usability, and the User-Centered Design process. This seminar offers an overview of rationales for building a UX portfolio for organizations large and small and introduce participants to research methods that will help them envision how UX can work in their organizations. Whether you have a new project in mind or you are thinking about how to refresh some of your legacy documents, this seminar will set you up with the basic tools to know how to take the next steps in implementing a UX strategy in your organization.



Leadership - Online Program Register Now!
H3000-01 Online: Self-Paced $1995
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

Hofstra University Continuing Education offers a 12-week, 4 module course on Leadership. This course is aimed at front-line and mid-level manager, and anyone who is looking to hone their leadership skills!

Participants in this course will gain strategic self-awareness regarding their leadership strengths and challenges, and knowledge about leadership styles, communicating effectively and dealing with conflict, developing oneself and one’s employees, and how to avoid leadership derailment. The unique aspect of this course is that all participants will engage in the Lumina Spark leadership assessment, and the results will be weaved into all aspects of the course, thus each participant will be able to develop personal strategies for maximizing their leadership skills.

The majority of the course will be delivered online asynchronously, with weekly synchronous sessions to engage participants in leadership activities.

Module 1: Leadership Styles and Leadership MythsWhat makes a good leader? It’s complicated.Secret to good leadership- Self-awareness: Assessing your Leadership Profile with Lumina Spark.
Module 2: Communicating Effectively and Dealing with ConflictHow do successful leaders communicate?Communicating your vision; finding your leadership voice.Managing difficult situations/conflict.How to say no…
Module 3: Developing Yourself and Your EmployeesUnderstanding the needs of yourself and your employees.Developing a leadership pipeline.
Module 4: The Dark Side – Toxic Leadership and Leader DerailmentHow does poor leadership impact organizations?Defining the “Dark Side” of leadership.How to avoid leadership derailment? Strategic Self Awareness: Lumina “overextended” profiles.



Going Global: Adapting Communication Strategies for Different Countries and Cultures Register Now!
H3015-01 1 Sessions $500
Tuesday November 16 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

This session focuses on how to adapt communication strategies when working in different countries around the world. Hofstra Professor Kara Alaimo will take us on a tour of the world and explain the strategies, tactics, and messages that work best in different countries and cultures as well as how to work effectively as part of a global, multicultural team. Dr. Alaimo is a former global communicator in the Obama administration and United Nations and author of "Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication."


Forensic Linguistics


This intensive course that can either be taken for 3 graduate credits, or as a non-credit course with a certificate of completion.

About the Course: Ling 230 is more broadly introductory to the whole field of forensic linguistics than is the spring intensive course. There is some overlap, but in addition to teaching the investigation of criminal, intelligence, and terrorism cases, Ling 230 covers more foundational linguistic theory, ongoing research on threat assessment, criminal defense strategies, a selection of US civil law cases in addition to criminal cases, and includes European forensic linguistic responses to terrorism, threats, and violence.



International Forensic Linguistics [Ling 219] Register Now!
H2006-02 5 Sessions $970
Saturday October 30 - December 4 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This intensive course provides students and professionals with a look at the application of linguistic theoretical tools to the analysis of an array of multilingual multinational real-world data sets relating to legal cases and issues. Languages include English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Danish, and others depending on specific cases discussed. The cases demonstrate that forensic linguists must fully command the theoretical apparatus of the discipline and call upon language-specific expertise to be able to effectively apply it to forensic data for investigative purposes as well as to be able to clearly explain it to the Court, to testify and prior, to qualify under a Daubert, Frye, or other standard. The course will use data from actual cases from the instructors focusing on: murder, bribery, perjury, sexual misconduct, solicitation to murder, death threats, contract dispute, trademark, product liability, and deceptive trade practices.



International Forensic Linguistics [Ling 219] Register Now!
H2006-01 5 Sessions $970
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday November 8 - November 12 11:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
This intensive course provides students and professionals with a look at the application of linguistic theoretical tools to the analysis of an array of multilingual multinational real-world data sets relating to legal cases and issues. Languages include English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Danish, and others depending on specific cases discussed. The cases demonstrate that forensic linguists must fully command the theoretical apparatus of the discipline and call upon language-specific expertise to be able to effectively apply it to forensic data for investigative purposes as well as to be able to clearly explain it to the Court, to testify and prior, to qualify under a Daubert, Frye, or other standard. The course will use data from actual cases from the instructors focusing on: murder, bribery, perjury, sexual misconduct, solicitation to murder, death threats, contract dispute, trademark, product liability, and deceptive trade practices.


Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program


Health care information technology is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. Billions of federal dollars are spent on health care IT, and hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested right here on Long Island. Start planning now for a new career in health care information technology! The Healthcare Information Technology Certificate. The program’s online learning platform provides 24/7 access to the curriculum and interactive learning tools, allowing students to study on a schedule that fits their individual lifestyles. Each course features approximately 24 hours of material. Students are encouraged to spend at least four hours a week on course work to complete the course in a timely fashion.

Security, Privacy, and Regulation Issues in HIT - Online Program Register Now!
T2020-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Get an overview of the complex nature of government (both state and federal) regulations affecting health information systems such as HIPAA and SOX, and the impact on systems for payers, providers and patients. Review security concerns and the technologies used to ensure data integrity and privacy. By learning how to secure data from both a provider perspective and payer perspective, you will understand the complexity and costs associated with securing the environment and data. Course topics include hardware security, encryption, firewalls, secure transmissions, internal controls, data retention and monitoring systems.
Recommended Textbook: CompTIA Security+: SYO-601 Certification Guide: Complete coverage of the new CompTIA Security+ (SYO-601) 2nd Edition 2020 by Ian Neil, ISBN-13: 978-1800564244



Introduction to Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) - Online Program Register Now!
T2010-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Health information technology is the fastest-growing segment of the health care industry with billions of dollars dedicated to driving down costs through increased quality of care, decreased error rates, and more expedient claims adjudication, payment and fraud detection. Students learn how the technologies and policies affect various stakeholders — patients, providers (hospitals and doctors), payers (insurance companies and FSA holders) and government (CMS, Medicare, HHS, DOJ, etc.) – and explore topics such as provider health systems, payer systems, patient systems, and government policy and oversight.



Healthcare Projects: Processes, Controls, and Quality - Online Program Register Now!
T2040-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Learn about project management for health IT projects, and get an overview of the processes specific to HIT as they relate to meeting regulatory standards and privacy concerns. As part of a team, you will develop and complete a plan for a project and put into action the skills you’ve learned in the previous courses. As you go along, your team will provide updates to “management.” At the end of the course, your team will formally present its project deliverables.



Introduction to Healthcare Studies - Online Program Register Now!
T2090-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
This course provides students with a basic knowledge of anatomy and the body’s systems, including the functioning of the skeletal and muscular systems, and also covers the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and endocrine systems. The focus is on the knowledge needed for an employee who does not work directly with patients.



Enterprise Systems, Architectures, and Future Technologies - Online Program Register Now!
T2086-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
The healthcare industry has three principal constituents: patients, providers and healthcare insurance companies (aka payors). This course examines the enterprise system infrastructure of large medical centers as well as payors, and reviews the various Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) systems used. Technology vendor selection best practices and implementation methodologies are examined, as well as process improvement methodologies like Six Sigma. Federal privacy and security regulations are reviewed, and considerable content covers information security and the various ways data and systems can be attacked and protected (Firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, Identity Management, Access Controls, IDP, IPS, etc.). The future of healthcare information technology is also examined in detail. This course has nine (9) modules starting with an Introductory module.



Healthcare Data Warehousing and Analytics - Online Program Register Now!
T2030-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Examine the importance of data warehousing for both providers and payers, including an overview of data warehousing technologies for OLAP and consider the importance of analytics throughout the health care information technology environment. Learn about the use of data warehouses for clinical analysis used by hospitals, researchers and government agencies; medical management for the purposes of minimizing costs while providing quality care; and underwriting risk for group policies. Additional topics include database design, ETL, and data mining.



Fundamentals of Health Informatics - Online Program Register Now!
T2060-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Get introduced to health informatics at a level appropriate for non-IT professionals. This practical course emphasizes how to use computers to solve some central problems in coordinating the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use ofinformation in health care. Topics include the nature of healthcare data; their exchange and analysis; challenges surrounding clinical data storage and retrieval; medical imaging systems; telemedicine; and the management of healthcare information.


Insurance - Continuing Education


The Insurance Law of 1992 requires that agents, brokers and consultants satisfactorily complete 15 credits of continuing education during each biennial licensing period. If you are renewing your license, the continuing education credits described below are a condition of your license renewal. Hofstra University is an approved provider organization (approval number NYPO-100009) in the New York Insurance Department Continuing Education Program. Inquire About Our Off-Campus Customized Training Programs

Hofstra Continuing Education Off Campus Programs will provide experienced instructors at your office locations. We understand how busy insurance agents and brokers are maintaining and prospecting their accounts. We offer a wide variety of off campus instruction including Pre-License instruction for members of your staff who are anxious to obtain their license and learn the most important aspects of Property & Casualty Insurance including a tried and true method for passing the New York state license exam. Our menu of off-campus instruction includes but is not limited to the following curriculum. We can also design subject specific curriculum.

  • Continuing Education (CE) - Choose from a wide variety of subjects (up to 15 credits each) - Available at your office location.
  • New York State Required 90-Hour Insurance Brokers and Agents Qualifying Course.
  • Uniquely designed Property & Casualty Cram Course for agents and brokers who are exempt from the 90-hour course.


New York Statutory Coverage Agent & Broker Compliance (NYCR-267456) Register Now!
H7159-01 1 Sessions $180
Friday October 15 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Learn what you need to know and how laws, regulations and court cases have changed the landscape of staying compliant with insurance and safety regulations in NY. Provide clients with 21st century up to date information on coverage and regulations deemed mandatory by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and other regulatory agencies. The class will also include a full discussion of the presumption of compensation and employer’s duty to comply with New York and Federal rules for the post pandemic 21st century workplace.

An overview of both legal and moral obligations for today’s business. Topics are a blending of information and resources needed to navigate insurance compliance and regulation including what is available in the marketplace. Discover clever insights into coverage, underwriting, claims, safety management, risk transfer, fraud awareness and regulations for employers and agents and brokers duties for Cyber Security. The class will provide agents and brokers with the most up-to-date techniques for managing compliance, controlling cost and managing risk.

Number of CEU credits: 8

Approved for the following licenses: Brokers, Life Brokers, Life Consultants, Life Settlement Brokers, Life/Accident and Health Agents, Property/Casualty Agents and Public Adjusters

Students are required to bring a copy of their license certificate to the program class session.



Ethics and Fraud Behavior for Agent and Brokers in the 21st Century (NYCR-267953) Register Now!
H7160-01 1 Sessions $180
Friday November 19 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Number of CEU credits: 8

Approved for the following licenses: Brokers, General Consultants, Life Brokers, Life Consultants, Life Settlement Brokers, Life/Accident and Health Agents, Property/Casualty Agents, Public Adjusters


Insurance - Licensing


This Insurance Brokers and Agents 99 hour Qualifying Course meets the requirements for the New York State Insurance License Examination.

The Property & Casualty Cram course prepares students to sit for the various New York State Property and Casualty licensing exams.

Inquire About Our Off-Campus Customized Training Programs
Hofstra Continuing Education Off Campus Programs will provide experienced instructors at your office locations. We understand how busy insurance agents and brokers are maintaining and prospecting their accounts. We offer a wide variety of off campus instruction including Pre-License instruction for members of your staff who are anxious to obtain their license and learn the most important aspects of Property & Casualty Insurance including a tried and true method for passing the New York state license exam. Our menu of off-campus instruction includes but is not limited to the following curriculum. We can also design subject specific curriculum.

Insurance Brokers and Agents Qualifying Course Register Now!
H7111-01 30 Sessions $1200
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday September 27 - December 22 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This qualifying course meets the requirements for the New York State Insurance License Examination. Topics covered include basic insurance principles, fire, inland and ocean marine, public liability and law of negligence, automobile, workers' compensation, burglary, boiler and machinery, glass, accident and health, fidelity and surety, involuntary plans, multiple peril and package policies, insurance law and agency management.

Textbook #1:Property and Casualty Insurance license Exam Manual, Edition: 1st (2017 Edition), ISBN: 9781475456431, Publisher: Kaplan Financial.
Textbook #2: Textbook Title: Property and Casualty Insurance New York State Supplement, Edition: April 1, 2019, ISBN: 9781078805384. Publisher: Kaplan Financial.


Labor Studies


Welcome to Labor Studies – an interdisciplinary program that explores all aspects of employment. Jobs are central to most people’s lives and our courses offer wide-ranging analysis of such crucial and controversial issues as: career building, job search and placement, legal rights at work, skills training, pay and benefits growth, occupational health and safety, work force diversity and inequality, immigration, trade unions, labor-management relations, and government employment and safety net programs.

Students in the program benefit from the rich teaching and research experience of our faculty drawn from business, economics, history, law, psychology, sociology and other disciplines. Each year our faculty and students organize an exciting array of on-campus speakers, films and other events. We also offer students the rare opportunity to publish their original research papers in our own highly respected academic journal, Regional Labor Review.

Around the world, from the factory to the office to the Internet, today’s workplace is changing rapidly. These changes are dramatically affecting not only the ways that we work, but also the basic relationships among workers, between workers and labor organizations, and between employees and management. Labor Studies at Hofstra is an interdisciplinary program designed to offer students a solid background in the multiple perspectives on and analytical approaches to employment issues in an international context. In the process, students also have opportunities to acquire valuable analytic and communication skills that have become essential today for professional advancement.

Career Options: After completing a program in Labor Studies, job-seeking graduates invariably find this training a great asset for a wide range of careers in business (particularly human resources), nonprofit organizations, government, labor law, arbitration, teaching, and labor unions. The program also prepares students for graduate programs in labor and industrial relations and in related areas of business, education, law, public administration, and the social sciences.

Federal Wage and Hour Requirements for Employers, Workers and their Representatives Register Now!
H1270-01 5 Sessions $420
Wednesday October 13 - November 10 06:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
An overview of essential topics in federal labor law. Anyone involved in the workplace will learn what you need to know about compliance with wage and hour laws. Included will be an overview of basic principles of Minimum Wage, Overtime, Recordkeeping, Exemptions, other labor provisions, as well as enforcement processes, remedies, and special topics including most common labor law problems, rules for Independent Contractors, prevailing wage laws, and… Current trends in federal labor law.


Networks & Systems


Whether you’re already a network professional or just launching your career in IT, Cisco networking training and certification can increase your career possibilities and success. The Cisco Networking Academy Program offered through Hofstra University Continuing Education provides you with the skills you need to pass both Part I and Part II of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. Note: Cisco CCNA Exam is taken through Cisco, not Hofstra.

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part I Register Now!
T7097-01 9 Sessions $1000
Wednesday October 20 - December 22 06:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Learn how to design and interpret TCP/IP based Network Diagrams and how to configure a Cisco Router and Switch using Cisco IOS Commands, you will learn about, Routing Protocols, Static Routes, IPv4 IP Addressing, Subnetting, VLSM, the ARP protocol and 3 - Functions of a Switch, VLANs, 802.1Q - Trunking and InterVLAN Routing.


QuickStart Online Training


These programs are offered through Hofstra Continuing Education, in partnership with QuickStart, the award-winning IT workforce readiness and career development platform. With its unique proprietary learning methodology QS Learn, QuickStart’s AI-based, cognitive learning platform CLIPP allows you to create a personalized learning path to learn required concepts and job-ready skills in your field of choice. QuickStart, an innovative player in the field of IT E-Learning, is an Austin based Microsoft Gold Partner accredited by Cisco, NetApp, ITIL, CompTIA, and EC Council.

These bootcamps are designed to accommodate both students and working professionals. You can earn your degree or certification by learning and preparing for exams online, as per the convenience of your own schedule. There is zero compromises on the quality of education provided.

For additional information or to register visit https://hofstra.quickstart.com/

Quickstart Online Boot Camps Register Now!
T0020-01 $7405.56
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For additional information or to register visit https://hofstra.quickstart.com/


Real Estate - Licensing


Real Estate Salesperson’s Qualifying Course (Approval Number S/B F0117)

The salesperson's course is required by the Department of State as a prerequisite for its licensing exam (required by all persons wishing to become real estate salespeople). After completing this course and passing the school and state exams, you are then qualified to work under the sponsorship of a licensed broker in New York State.

Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course (Approval Number F0117) Register Now!
H5125-02 26 Sessions $600
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 19 - December 21 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


The real estate salesperson’s qualifying course is required by the Department of State as a prerequisite for its licensing exam. Individuals who pass the course and the state exam are then qualified to work under the sponsorship of a licensed broker in New York state. Topics include real estate instruments, law of contracts, real estate finance, closings and closing costs, law of agency, license law and ethics, valuation and listing procedures, human rights and fair housing, land use regulation, and real estate math.

Fulfilling the requirements established by the New York State Department of State, Division of Licenses, this course consists of 75 hours of lecture, a review session, and a final examination. To earn a certificate, a student must attend a minimum of 70.5 hours in the lecture portion of each course and pass the final exam. If the student does not meet the 70.5-hour minimum attendance policy, they will not be allowed to continue with the program nor be allowed entrance to take the final exam and the entire course must be repeated with all program tuition fees to be remitted again. No tuition refunds will be permitted for students who do not adhere to program attendance policy. Note: Course registrants must be 18 or older.

Required Textbook: Students must purchase the Modern Real Estate Practices in New York for Salespersons, 13th Edition, Dearborn Real Estate Education, ISBN: 978-1-4754-8641-4prior to the program commencement. The textbook is available in the Hofstra University Bookstore.



Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course [H5125] - Exam Retake Register Now!
H5120-01 1 Sessions $100
Monday December 13 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
H5120: Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course [H5125] - Exam Retake



Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course [H5125] - Class Re-take Register Now!
H5121-01 null $300
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H5121: Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course [H5125] - Class Re-take - for any students have a minumum of 2 to a maximum of 3 absents. Any more than 3 absents - student must re-take entire class over again as no make-ups will be permitted.


Real Estate - Title Closing


A title closer is the representative of a title/abstract company that gathers all relevant papers and documents and insures that the buyer is receiving good and clear title and that the lender is being protected by becoming the first and usually the one and only lien holder on the subject property. Some of the functions of a title closer include, but are not limited to, verification of correct amounts due and owing to satisfy mortgages, taxes, judgments and other liens, properly recording legal documents, and instruments from the transaction, checking and verifying that all documents are prepared and executed in legal and recordable form, notarizing papers and documents, and assisting many of the parties to insure accuracy in calculations of adjustments. Taking accurate and detailed notes is essential in case the events of the transactions become subject to audit.

Real Estate Title Closing Register Now!
H5135-01 5 Sessions $570
Thursday October 7 - November 4 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


A successful real estate or mortgage closing is often the result of knowledgeable and competent title closers working together with legal professionals. As an essential part to a closing, a title closer can often earn hundreds of dollars a day. This practical course familiarizes students with documents, procedures, and problems that may arise in a title search, along with the varying fees, transfer and mortgage taxes, and other charges collected by the title company at a closing. Tuition includes study materials.



Notary Public Test Review Register Now!
H3410-01 1 Sessions $125
Wednesday November 3 06:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

Becoming a notary public makes you a more valuable employee. Although the work of a notary is often unheralded, it is crucial to most legal transactions. Surprisingly, however, to earn a notary license, you are only required to pass an easy-to-prepare-for test. This short course teaches you everything you need to know – both statutes and judicial decisions – about the law governing the practice of the notary public in New York state. (If you are already a notary, this course can be a helpful review of your rights and responsibilities.) Our program only prepares students for the exams. For additional details for the exam please visit: https://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/licensing/2017/Notary%20Public%20Walk-In.pdf



Real Estate Title Closing Register Now!
H5135-02 5 Sessions $570
Thursday November 11 - December 16 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


A successful real estate or mortgage closing is often the result of knowledgeable and competent title closers working together with legal professionals. As an essential part to a closing, a title closer can often earn hundreds of dollars a day. This practical course familiarizes students with documents, procedures, and problems that may arise in a title search, along with the varying fees, transfer and mortgage taxes, and other charges collected by the title company at a closing. Tuition includes study materials.


Sports Journalism


The fundamentals of the rapidly growing field of sports journalism include having research and interviewing skills, being organized and prepared to go on the air, and knowing how to write for radio and television. Aspiring broadcasters learn the basic skills to succeed in the television and radio industry, with lessons from professionals who have broadcast on every level and handled all types of stories, including news, sports, and entertainment.

Courses may be taken on an individual basis without participating in thecertificate program. Registrants must be 12-18 years old.

Sports Radio Hosting Register Now!
H0815-01 4 Sessions $280
Wednesday October 27 - November 17 06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


Have you ever dreamed about hosting your own talk radio show? This program will help you learn how to create a rundown for a talk radio show, research the topics, and determine the theme of your show. You will also learn how to work with a co-host and interact with callers. In the final class, you will have the opportunity to take your newfound knowledge into a radio studio and record a mini-show.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years old.

For further information, contact Michael Chisena at 516-463-5909 or email Michael.Chisena@hofstra.edu



Sports Television Hosting and Anchoring Register Now!
H0820-01 4 Sessions $300
Monday November 1 - November 22 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


Learn how to read from a teleprompter; how to be comfortable doing a live interview, whether in-studio or via satellite; and how to look into a camera and have a conversation with viewers – and how to make it seem natural. Master all of this and more by writing copy, reading it on-camera, interviewing guests, and having it all recorded in a professional television studio. All students leave with a complete video for their demo reel.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years old.
For further information, contact Michael Chisena at 516-463-5909 or email Michael.Chisena@hofstra.edu



Advanced Play-by-Play and Color Commentary: Live Professional Sporting Events Register Now!
H0827-01 4 Sessions $420
Friday November 19 - December 17 07:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

Students will hone their play-by-play and color commentary skills while calling live professional basketball or hockey games. Each student will work with a partner and instructor to prepare for, and broadcast, a game each week. Instructors will provide feedback throughout each session. If you dream of becoming the next Mike Breen or Kenny Albert, this class is for you!

Important Class Note: Each class session will start 30-minutes prior to game starting time. For the 30-minute period prior to tip-off or puck drop, students will prep with their partner and Program Instructor. From 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm or 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, students will call the live game action and provide a post-game overview, if time permits.Friday, November 19 - Basketball Coverage: LA vs Boston [Class Start time: 7:00 pm / Game time: 7:30 pm]Friday, December 3 - Basketball Coverage: Philadephia vs Atlanta [Class Start time: 7 pm / Game time: 7:30 pm]Friday, December 10 - Basketball Coverage: Brooklyn v Atlanta [Class Start time: 7 pm / Game time: 7:30 pm]Friday, December 17 - Basketball Coverage: Golden State vs Boston [Class Start time: 7 pm / Game time: 7:30 pm]
Disclaimer: If the game goes past the end time of time of the class, Program instructor will discuss with students and parents if student will continue to call game to the conclusion. Instructors will be able to fill in for any student that might leave prior to conclusion of the game. No additional tuition will be charged by Hofstra for any class activities after 10 pm. Additionally, Hofstra reserves the right to adjust the games to be covered.

Note: this program is not part of any certificate requirements.

For further information, contact Michael Chisena at 516-463-5909 or email Michael.Chisena@hofstra.edu


Web Design & Development


Web designers and developers are the architects of one of the greatest revolutions in the history of human knowledge – the Internet. Do you have a passion for web design? Could web development skills open new doors to advance your career? The Web Design and Development Program, offered through Hofstra Continuing Education, gives you the roadmap to achieve technical and creative success with the latest interactive media. Choose from a variety of course offerings or earn a Professional Website Development Certificate. Online and classroom courses are available.

Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET, C# and VB.Net - Online Program Register Now!
T4061-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
This course teaches students the fundamentals of very creative, dynamic data-driven and interactive website design with ASP.NET, C# and VB.NET. Working with the most current and advanced ASP.NET technologies, students gain a competitive edge in employment and productivity. Students will use real-world examples and have a chance to discuss the technology and Visual Studio features. The course will give you an extra edge and recognition in your professional career.



Advanced ASP.Net - Online Program Register Now!
T4062-01 Online: Self-Paced $740
Learn how to design advanced interactive and database-connected web applications with ASP.NET technology. Students also learn about adding and configuring server controls, specialized rich server controls, using ADO.NET and XML with ASP.NET, creating custom web controls, input validation and site navigation, ASP.NET management, programming the web application, customizing and personalizing a web application, web part framework, globalization and accessibility, implementing authentication and authorization, creating ASP.NET mobile web applications, monitoring, deploying, caching applications and serialization. Students complete a major website project, hosted by the production data center of a Web hosting provider, and can keep this project code to use in future designs.
Prerequisite: T4061: Web Development and Web Applications with ASP.NET, C#, and VB.NET