Hofstra University Continuing Education Course Catalog: Spring and Summer 2021


Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
Bookkeeping Certificate Program
Business Communications
Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program
Computer Programming Certificate Program
Forensic Linguistics
Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program
Insurance - Continuing Education
Labor Studies
Long Island High School for the Arts
Pre-Collegiate
Project Management Certificate Program
Real Estate - Licensing
Real Estate - Title Closing
Sports Journalism


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.

So You Want to be a Voiceover Actor? Register Now!
U7351-71 5 Sessions $285
Tuesday July 6 - August 3 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 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.

Have people told you, “You have a great voice. You ought to do commercials?” Commercials can be very lucrative, more than 90% of the work out there is in the narrative field, including the $2 billion audiobook industry. Learn what it means to be a voice-over actor by exploring the possibilities with a working professional reading copy, recording and having your voice evaluated. Guest lecturers provide additional viewpoints on the, which grows year after year at a rate of 17%!


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 II Register Now!
H2116-72 12 Sessions $560
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday June 21 - July 14 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!
H2117-72 6 Sessions $306
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday July 19 - July 28 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: 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!
H2118-72 4 Sessions $204
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday August 2 - August 9 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 Communications


Although technology continues to advance at a lightning-fast pace, business communication still remains critical to the success of every business – from small family businesses to multinational corporations. Whether you’re delivering speeches or writing company marketing collateral, one thing is certain. Communication must be clear, concise and compelling.

A Business Communication Program to Launch Your Success.

Yet, many professionals are lacking fundamental business communication skills necessary to succeed. Do you want to become a better communicator and gain the confidence needed to drive greater profits, productivity and performance? As Long Island’s leading academic institution, Hofstra provides residents of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens a business communication program designed to enable professionals to achieve new levels of success.

Public Speaking with Confidence Register Now!
H1221-71 5 Sessions $285
Wednesday July 7 - August 4 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 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.

Become less self-conscious and learn to enjoy speaking in public by understanding the many aspects of public speaking, including coping with nerves, tips for delivery, organizing content, and adding interest. Discuss ways to build your self-confidence, explore different types of speeches and conduct a mini-presentation that will bring out the inner speaker in you.



Confident Communications Register Now!
H1198-71 5 Sessions $285
Thursday July 8 - August 5 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 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.


Talk so that people listen-and listen so that people talk. Communications coach Gerry Laytin guides you through exploring the four basic communication styles, determining where you fall on that spectrum, and learning how to converse with individuals in the other three quadrants. Learn how to run a successful meeting, make a persuasive presentation, dress for success, make the most of a media interview, craft an “elevator pitch,” and form and nurture new business relationships. Other topics include body language, successful networking, negotiating skills, and tips and techniques for coaching others in your organization.


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.

Basics of Analytics - Understanding Data and Analysis - Online Program Register Now!
T1500-71 Online: Self-Paced $400
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.



Statistical Concepts and Machine Learning Introduction - Online Program Register Now!
T1501-71 Online: Self-Paced $400
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.


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!
T3190-71 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.


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.



U.S. Forensic Linguistics [Ling 220] Register Now!
H2007-71 5 Sessions $970
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 2 - August 6 11:30 a.m. - 06:30 p.m.
Once A Year Primarily through the lens of U.S. law enforcement, counter-intelligence, and threat management, this week-long intensive course offers a case-based approach to solving legal and law enforcement problems through linguistic analysis. The course will use data from actual cases taken from the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, U.S., State, and local police, and will discuss the path from investigation to prosecution in U.S. courts. This course demonstrates how forensic linguistics augments legal analysis by applying rigorous, scientifically accepted principles of linguistic analysis to legal evidence such as letters, confessions, contracts and recorded speech. Topics include linguistic theory, the structure of meaning systems and their arbitrary nature, sociolinguistic analysis of variation in dialect and language, the apparent "sub-dialects" of American makes and females, gestures, intercultural communication, language and social organization, and the role of standard dialects, non-standard varieties, and slang in delineating social groups.
Prerequisite: May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated once for credit, under advisement, when content varies. (Formerly U.S. Investigatory and Litigation Applications of Forensic Linguistics


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.

Healthcare Data Warehousing and Analytics - Online Program Register Now!
T2030-71 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.



Security, Privacy, and Regulation Issues in HIT - Online Program Register Now!
T2020-71 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!
T2010-71 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.



Introduction to Healthcare Studies - Online Program Register Now!
T2090-71 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!
T2086-71 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.



Fundamentals of Health Informatics - Online Program Register Now!
T2060-71 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.



Healthcare Projects: Processes, Controls, and Quality - Online Program Register Now!
T2040-71 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.


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.


Ethics and Fraud Behavior for Agent and Brokers in the 21st Century (NYCR-267953) Register Now!
H7160-71 1 Sessions $180
Friday June 25 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


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.

Collective Bargaining Register Now!
H1206-71 6 Sessions $675
Wednesday June 16 - July 21 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.

The course is designed to teach the fundamental principles and techniques to successfully bargain a collective bargaining agreement or negotiate a settlement of a grievance or labor dispute. It will enhance students’ negotiation and settlement skills, teach the specific rules to comply with the NLRB legal requirements to bargain in good faith. Students will also get the opportunity to participate in several mock negotiation scenarios employing the techniques of Getting To Yes.

About the Instructor: Karen Fernbach was Regional Director of the Manhattan Region of the NLRB. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching labor law, advanced topics in labor law, employment law, and collective bargaining at Hofstra Law School.


Long Island High School for the Arts


The Hofstra Continuing Education Department and Nassau BOCES LIHSA partnership offers a wide range of programs designed to motivate young minds and propel career inspirations in the arts. Programs available for students entering grades 6-12.

This exciting partnership offers a wide selection of amazing learning opportunities for teens, featuring hands-on classes that provide real life and situational training that can jumpstart a successful career. A fantastic way to gain experience in a desired career or discipline.

For more information regarding programs and registering please call Jessica Dease at 516-463-7676, or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu

Musical Theatre Production: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0109-71 19 Sessions $2800
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 6 - July 30 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Work with a professional team to develop your acting, singing, and dancing skills while working with a professional team to rehearse and perform a published musical theatre production!

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Cartoon Animating: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0301-71 4 Sessions $700
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 6 - July 9 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Did you ever want to learn how to design and create your own cartoons? This one week intensive will focus on traditional animation; storyboarding, stop-motion and digital character animation. Participants will come away with a working knowledge of animation techniques necessary to design animation sequences.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Improvisation: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0103-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 16 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Participants will engage in a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Participants learn the rules and guidelines for improv as well as several performance type improv games.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Jazz, Blues & Funk: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0043-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 16 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Jazz, Blues, and Funk play a major role in much of the music heard today. Singers and musicians will learn the history of this style, starting with the blues and gospel and moving towards more rhythms that from the modern era. This one week intensive will culminate in a final performance. Non portable instruments such as piano, keyboards, amps and drums are on site, otherwise students should bring their own instruments.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



British Pop: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0045-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 19 - July 23 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
In this ensemble, singers will have the opportunity to sing the hits from the 60's 70's 80's 90's and the new millennium with a group of skilled musicians. Musicians will get a deep dive into the styles that make up popular music. All the while learning sight-reading, improvisation and instrumental techniques.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Acting for the Camera: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0107-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Work alongside our filmmakers to learn the art of the close-up in film acting! Participants will serve as the actors for filmmakers short films and in a hands-on way, learn about building relationships between filmmakers and thespians.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Classical Music Ensemble: Grades 7-12 Register Now!
A0049-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
String, woodwind, brass and pianists will study and perform standard chamber music literature for string quartet, piano/string trio, and selected ensemble combinations such as woodwind trios and quintets and mixed chamber ensembles of strings, piano and woodwinds. Non portable instruments such as piano, keyboards, amps and drums are on site, otherwise students should bring their own instruments. Faculty includes members of The Pierrot Consort - Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck and Dr. Susan Deaver. Additional faculty, dependent on enrollment, would include other members of The Pierrot Consort.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Preparing a College Portfolio: Grades 11-12 Register Now!
A0306-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
For those students considering higher education in the visual arts, the one-week portfolio course provides an opportunity to construct and refine a visual body of work.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.



Fundamentals of Visual Arts: Grades 7-10 Register Now!
A0307-71 5 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
In the one week visual arts program, you will study fundamental art skills and develop your artistic expression and style utilizing a variety of mediums including clay and paint.

Important Program Notices:
Program is held at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) located at 239 Cold Spring Rd, Syosset, NY 11791; BOCES LIHSA Office Number: (516) 622-5678.Transportation and lunch are not included within this program. Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the location. Additionally, participants must also bring their own lunch and drink.
For further information, contact Jessica Dease, Pre-Collegiate Program Director at 516-463-7676 or email ce-precollegiate@hofstra.edu.


Pre-Collegiate


At Hofstra University Pre-collegiate Career Discovery Institute, middle school and high school students get a taste of college life and gain valuable knowledge and skills while meeting others who share their interests and abilities.

Allow your child to make the most of the summer months -- while having fun! -- with a program that sets them apart from their peers when submitting college applications. The Pre-collegiate Career Discovery Institute has something for every child -- from aspiring entrepreneurs to future lawyers, chefs and business leaders.

All courses explore career options

Introduction to Finance and Investment for Teens Register Now!
H1634-71 2 Sessions $275
Tuesday, Wednesday July 6 - July 7 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
This program is designed to give pre-collegiate students an overview of the world of finance and investment decisions. What are a firm’s financial goals and how do they make decisions to maximize shareholders’ wealth? It examines financial concepts and analytical techniques as well as financial performance.

This course will also introduce the basic financial principles necessary to understand the role of the stock market in our economy and in our personal lives. What role does the stock market play and how does it function?

Participants assume the role of money managers in order to gain an understanding of financial markets as they manage their own portfolio of stocks in a session-long stock market simulation game. Concepts introduced in the lectures are incorporated into the simulation game as students learn to interpret accounting statements and understand investment theory and strategy.

About the Instructor:
Gina Farrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hofstra University as well as a Master of Business Administration in Health Administration from City University of New York Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She spent most of her professional career in management positions in hospital and private practice settings. She decided to pursue a teaching career and returned to Hofstra to complete her C.A.S. in Business Education. She is currently a Business Education teacher at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS and a Board Member for Long Island Business Teachers Association. She strives to incorporate the professional experiences she has had in her early career into her classroom to prepare students to be college and career ready.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Introduction to Screenwriting for Film and Television: Grades 9-12 Register Now!
U6518-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 12 - July 15 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Entertainment media outlets are expanding, which means more opportunities for emerging writers to have their voices heard and their stories told. In this 4-day survey course, students will learn the essential tools and formatting of industry standard screenwriting, break down the works of some of the masters, start to explore their own characters and narratives for future development, and gain insight into navigating the world of agents and managers. Students should have a reliable internet connection. Screenwriting software from Final Draft is recommended.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Summer Novel Writing Retreat: Grades 8-12 Register Now!
U6515-71 5 Sessions $350
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 16 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 hands-on workshop offers the opportunity to work on that novel or fan fiction you’ve always wanted to write. You’ll learn how to improve your structure, characterization, pacing, grammar, dramatic tension and voice. You’ll also gain confidence in your writing and storytelling abilities as you read your pages aloud and exchange well-meaning critiques with fellow writers.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Become a Better Writer in 5 Days!: Grades 7-9 Register Now!
U6132-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 16 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
This course explores all aspects of the writing process – pre-writing, writing, revising, and editing – while building the skills to write clearly and concisely. Students will write descriptive, analytical, persuasive, and creative pieces that give voice to their ideas as they continue to build on the skills needed to be successful writers in high school and beyond. The curriculum will cover basic writing skills, with emphasis on improving sentences and paragraphs, and will help students find their own creative voice. Students will learn in a supportive environment that is both interactive and fun, using writing games and group activities to help foster learning and retaining.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Become a Better Writer in 5 Days!: Grades 10-12 Register Now!
U6134-71 5 Sessions $475
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 19 - July 23 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 course explores all aspects of the writing process – pre-writing, writing, revising, editing – while building the skills to write clearly and concisely. Students will write descriptive, analytical, persuasive, and creative pieces that give voice to their ideas as they continue to build on the skills needed to be successful writers in high school and beyond. The curriculum will cover basic writing skills, with emphasis on improving sentences and paragraphs, and will help students find their own creative voice. They’ll also learn more advanced skills like thesis and supporting paragraphs which can be applied to SAT and college essay writing. Students will learn in a supportive environment that is both interactive and fun, using writing games and group activities to help foster learning and retaining.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Building an Empire: The Teen Entrepreneur - Startup Academy Register Now!
H1630-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 19 - July 23 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.


Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

Have you often thought about what it would be like to start, run, and manage your own business?

This intensive program is designed to give high school students an overview of the business entrepreneurship field. Through our cutting-edge curriculum students will be mentored on how to successfully start a business from the ground floor up. Class participants will create an original name for their business, as well as a logo, slogan, and mission statement. A variety of computer programs will be used to create documents such as business cards, price lists, advertisements, and a web site for their new business. Participants will design a grand opening event and a charity event for their new business.

Local entrepreneurs will also be visiting the class in person and via Skype sessions to speak about their personal experience with creating a business. Banking professionals will share their expertise regarding financing a business.

On the final afternoon of the program, the new “teen entrepreneurs” will present their business idea to a panel of Hofstra Continuing Education Program Instructors, Hofstra Administration, and industry professionals. Participation in this hands-on opportunity will give class participants a real feel for what it is like to plan and start a business of their own. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will be awarded a certificate of completion.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Introduction to Finance and Investment for Teens Register Now!
H1634-72 2 Sessions $100
Monday, Tuesday July 26 - July 27 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This program is designed to give pre-collegiate students an overview of the world of finance and investment decisions. What are a firm’s financial goals and how do they make decisions to maximize shareholders’ wealth? It examines financial concepts and analytical techniques as well as financial performance.

This course will also introduce the basic financial principles necessary to understand the role of the stock market in our economy and in our personal lives. What role does the stock market play and how does it function?

Participants assume the role of money managers in order to gain an understanding of financial markets as they manage their own portfolio of stocks in a session-long stock market simulation game. Concepts introduced in the lectures are incorporated into the simulation game as students learn to interpret accounting statements and understand investment theory and strategy.

About the Instructor:
Gina Farrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hofstra University as well as a Master of Business Administration in Health Administration from City University of New York Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She spent most of her professional career in management positions in hospital and private practice settings. She decided to pursue a teaching career and returned to Hofstra to complete her C.A.S. in Business Education. She is currently a Business Education teacher at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS and a Board Member for Long Island Business Teachers Association. She strives to incorporate the professional experiences she has had in her early career into her classroom to prepare students to be college and career ready.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Summer Creative Writing Retreat: Grades 8-12 Register Now!
U6513-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Do you dream in screenplays? Do you have stories that you yearn to share with the world? Do poems appear in your head unbidden? Then it’s time to put your thoughts on paper and share them with your fellow writers! You’ll get to explore different genres — poetry, narrative fiction, memoir, screenplays and graphic novels — and transform your ideas into major works.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Exploring Careers in Healthcare: Studying Health Sciences in College: Grades 9-12 Register Now!
H1626-71 5 Sessions $175
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 26 - July 30 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Working in healthcare is one of the most exciting and rewarding careers anyone can have. This virtual camp is designed to introduce middle and high school aged students to various career options in healthcare.

From being a clinician (doctor, physician assistant, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, etc.) to being a practitioner (health education, community health advocate), to being a disease detective (an epidemiologist is a researcher of diseases) there are no shortage of opportunities to have a rewarding career in health. Each session of this virtual camp will feature guest speakers (professors or alumni) from Hofstra’s School of Health Professions and Human Services who have experience working in various fields in health. In addition to focusing on health careers the first session will introduce students to options for fields of study and provide them with a solid background on how to prepare to enter the career of their choice.

Examples of college majors to be highlighted include: Community Health, Exercise Science, Health Science, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

For further information, contact at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Digital Journalism for Teens: Grades 9-12 Register Now!
U6152-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 2 - August 6 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Students will have fun as they improve their communication skills creating digital media - text, video and more - for their own online magazine or portfolio. This new exciting course shows students how to do research and interview sources to produce a variety of journalism samples.

Students will have the opportunity to work on topics that interest them by writing profiles and reviews. They will also cover on-campus events and to network with professionals in the field by Skype and in-class Q&A sessions. Students will learn to rework textual pieces through in-class editing overseen by a professional copy editor.

Class features rigorous workshopping that boost self-esteem while fostering writing talent. Students will also produce video and other material in a state-of-the-art computer lab. Portfolios/magazines will be created on free online platforms, so students can continue to add to them throughout high school and beyond. Although the program is designed for students interested in the media field, individuals with little or no experience can participate successfully since assignments will be geared towards interest and skill level. Bring your smartphone!

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Decoding DNA: Forensic Biology Register Now!
H1621-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 2 - August 6 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Available for students Grades 9 to 12

What is DNA, and why is it so important? Learn more about the ever-expanding field of forensic biology, where DNA is used to identify human remains, exonerate the innocent, and solve crimes like burglaries, assaults and homicides. This course covers both the background of DNA sciences (cellular biology, genetics, inheritance and DNA analysis) and the forensic application of DNA (evidence processing, DNA profiles and databases, courtroom testimony and trial case studies). Note: Students must bring lunch to class.

About the instructor: Katie O'Connor is a forensic scientist who works as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University. She was trained as a DNA expert at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, where she began working in 2008. Katie has earned her master of science in forensic science and her bachelor of science in anthropology and biology.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu



Pre-Collegiate Law Institute: Grades 6-12 Register Now!
H1600-71 5 Sessions $675
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 2 - August 6 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.


Do you have an interest in the Law? Do you enjoy watching CSI, NCIS, and other programs about forensic science?

This exciting week-long camp exposes students to the many aspects of law and criminal justice through workshops and guest speakers.

Fee includes lunch and field trips. Hofstra reserves the right to adjust field trips and guest speakers.

For further information, contact us at 516-463-7676 or email ce-Precollegiate@hofstra.edu


Project Management Certificate Program


There is an old saying in business, “Management is planning, not reacting.” Today’s complex projects require tech-savvy project managers who are expert planners, able to track massive amounts of information, balance multiple layers of employees and outside contractors, all while inspiring and moving teams forward to meet unforgiving project deadlines. Hofstra Continuing Education Project Management Program takes you to the next level by providing real world experience and cutting edge technology to give you the tools you’ll need now and as you grow in your career.

Choose from a variety of course offerings or earn a certificate in Project Management that meets the educational requirements for taking the PMP certification exams

Project Management Tools and Techniques Register Now!
T8024-71 6 Sessions $605
Monday, Wednesday June 23 - July 12 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.



Learn about the analytical skills and leadership aspects of project management, as well as data processing competencies that are essential for an effective project manager. Obtain a practical understanding of project financial plan, the importance of risk management, the importance of quality management, and the establishment of efficient and effective relationships with a project’s vendors and suppliers. Lessons cover a practical application of concepts and theory for use in developing a project schedule, budget, and managing/leading resources while proactively planning for the management of risks, ensuring acceptance by the project owner, and establishing required agreements between the project organization and its partners.

Students apply standard tools and techniques in developing a project management plan including a work breakdown structure, project budget, and probability impact analysis of risks, quality control measures, and preparation of a Statement-of-Work.
Prerequisite: T8010: Project Management.Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 6th Edition, published by Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781628253825.



Capstone Course in Project Management and Implementation Register Now!
T8040-71 8 Sessions $910
Monday, Wednesday July 14 - August 9 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.

Put into action the skills you've learned in the previous two courses. As part of a team, you will develop and complete a plan for a four-week project. 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.
Prerequisite: T8024: Project Management Tools and Techniques.

Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 6th Edition, published by Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781628253825.



PMP® Prep Course Register Now!
T8001-71 4 Sessions $1260
Sunday, Saturday July 18 - August 7 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 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.

PMP Prep Course is for experienced project managers who already have a background in project management practices, fundamentals and is structured to prepare students to pass the PMP exam to earn the Project Management Professional certification offered by PMI. Students taking the course should plan to take the PMP exam as soon as possible after completing the course. Each student is expected to apply during the course for PMI permission to sit for the exam. Help will be provided in completing the application.

The course covers the five life cycle process groups, 10 knowledge areas, and 47 project management processes of the PMBOK Guide (6th Edition), plus a section on professional ethics. In addition, material frequently asked on the exam but not covered in the PMBOK Guide will be included.

Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 6th Edition, published by Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781628253825.


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 [H5125] - Exam Retake Register Now!
H5120-71 null $100
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H5120: Real Estate Salesperson's Qualifying Course [H5125] - Exam Retake


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.

Notary Public Test Review Register Now!
H3410-71 1 Sessions $120
Wednesday June 23 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!
H5135-72 5 Sessions $570
Wednesday July 7 - August 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.


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 Journalism and Broadcasting Training for College Students Register Now!
H0846-71 6 Sessions $1800
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 14 - July 1 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 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.

If you are a college student currently matriculating in a journalism or communication field of study with a concentration in the sports industry and you are desirous of honing and polishing your on-camera and/or radio presence skill sets this program is for you!

In this non-credit training course, college students will have the ability to work in a one-on-one in private and/or in a small-group training sessions with our instructors in Hofstra’s state-of-the-art television recording and/or audio recording studios. You will have the ability to work with the instructor(s) to create your own curriculum and assignments; ranging from, but not limited to:Research and PreparationInterviewingTelevision sports reporting and hostingSports radio hostingSports Play-by-Play and Color CommentaryProducing and/or editing
At the end of your work, you will receive a raw and/or fully edited demo reel of any on-camera or audio recordings. Additionally, students will receive an honest evaluation and recommendations for the next steps.

Students are able to work with the instructor to set their own self-paced schedule. Tuition is $150 per hour. The available training time segments are based on one-hour intervals ranging from three to six hour segments.

For consideration into this program contact Michael Chisena, Hofstra Sports Journalism & Broadcasting Program Director at 516-463-5909 or email Michael.Chisena@hofstra.edu

All curriculum will be pre-approved by Hofstra Sports Journalism Program Director and Instructors. The program schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the student and program instructors.



Sports Writing, Blogging, and Social Media Register Now!
H0805-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 28 - July 1 09:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 write national and local radio updates, organize stories, use reliable websites, write on deadline, compose a script for a television sportscast, compose words to fit with video, and utilize shot sheets during a highlight-driven show. Experiment with blogging and you learn to blog effectively and creatively. We also discuss both the effectiveness and potential pitfalls of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, and other social media tools.

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



Hosting Pre and Post Game Shows for Radio and TV Register Now!
H0823-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 28 - July 1 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 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 all the ins and outs of pregame and postgame shows, for both radio and television. The importance of preparing for their show begins with research about the teams that will be playing and knowing all the details about the players and coaches, as well has having knowledge about recent and past history. Often, pregame and postgame shows are driven by one specific team. Learn how to be an authority on "your team" while also sounding like an expert about the “road team.” To successfully host a postgame show, students must learn how to interact with a winning or losing coach, recap the game, throw to a soundbite, and more. This class helps students develop the skills and techniques necessary to one day make that dream come true.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years of age.

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



Sports Radio Hosting Register Now!
H0815-71 4 Sessions $420
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 28 - July 1 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 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.


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



Sportscasting Research and Prep Register Now!
H0800-71 4 Sessions $280
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 6 - July 9 09:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 engage in searching sports websites (college and professional) for information as they craft information sheets and build charts for sports broadcasts. They also learn how to conduct professional phone interviews and how to obtain additional information on players, teams, and programs.

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!
H0820-71 4 Sessions $420
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 6 - July 9 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 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



Sports Round Table Hosting Register Now!
H0824-71 4 Sessions $280
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 6 - July 9 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.



Learn how to host a round table discussion, as well as participate on the panel of experts. It is important to be open-minded while having debates, but also to be strong in your convictions. Learning to ask the right questions is a necessary first step. This seminar is designed for students who are ready to hop in the chair and lead a group of sports reporters.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years of age.

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



Sports Play-by-Play for TV and Radio Register Now!
H0825-71 5 Sessions $525
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 16 09:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.

Learn the methods of play-by-play for both television and radio for many different sports. You will master the fundamentals and record play-by-play segments for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and more!

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years old. Prerequisite: Previous sports journalism course or experience.

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



Introduction to Sportscasting for Teens Register Now!
H1014-71 10 Sessions $700
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 12 - July 23 01:30 p.m. - 03:30 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.



Taught by professional sportscasters with decades of experience in New York television and radio broadcasting, this interesting and fun course teaches students the fundamentals of sportscasting, including interviewing, writing, announcing, commentary and professional presence.

Students receive hands-on experience and in-depth critiques of their work in the classroom and in the field, as they hone their skills in TV and radio play-by-play, anchoring and reporting. Upon completion of the course, students receive an honest evaluation of their potential and recommendations for next steps, and they leave with a demo reel of their on-camera work.

Students will be exposed to and learn the following skills:Research and PreparationWriting for various forms of mediaInterviewing [In-Person / Telephone / Skype]Radio [students record a sports themed radio update]Play-by-Play and Color Commentary for the 4-major sportsTelevision [students record a sports themed news anchor show]Sports Debating
Guest instructors have included well-known sportscasters and network broadcasters such as: Mike Breen, Kenny Albert, Tracy Wolfson (CBS-TV sports), Freddie Coleman (ESPN Talk Show Host), Spero Dedes (Sportscaster CBS-TV sports), Chris King (NY Islanders broadcaster) and Vin Parise (SNY and Fox Sports). These courses are designed to improve communicating and writing skills and provide a pathway for a future profession. Note: Tuition includes lunch and materials

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



Vocal Coaching for Teens Register Now!
H0809-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 12 - July 15 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.

Students have the opportunity to fine tune their on-air voice as they develop their broadcast personality. The class focuses on inflection, projection, clarity and emphasis all while working to deliver a message in a convincing, powerful and clear way. Understanding that becoming a sportscaster is far more than just being knowledgeable about the game, is the first step in becoming a true professional.

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



Hosting Pre and Post Game Shows for Radio and TV Register Now!
H0823-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 19 - July 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 all the ins and outs of pregame and postgame shows, for both radio and television. The importance of preparing for their show begins with research about the teams that will be playing and knowing all the details about the players and coaches, as well has having knowledge about recent and past history. Often, pregame and postgame shows are driven by one specific team. Learn how to be an authority on "your team" while also sounding like an expert about the “road team.” To successfully host a postgame show, students must learn how to interact with a winning or losing coach, recap the game, throw to a soundbite, and more. This class helps students develop the skills and techniques necessary to one day make that dream come true.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years of age.

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



Sports Radio Hosting Register Now!
H0815-72 4 Sessions $420
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 26 - July 29 09:30 a.m. - 12:30 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



Preparing and Conducting Sports Related Interviews Register Now!
H0810-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 26 - July 29 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 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.

Watching interviews on television you have likely either been impressed with reporters’ question or were left wondering, “Why did they ask that?” In this workshop, you’ll establish what constitutes a good question, learn how to organize notes, and determine how to ask follow-up questions; you will also learn memorization techniques, and gain the confidence to be flexible with questions and interviews.

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



Sportscasting Research and Prep Register Now!
H0800-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 26 - July 29 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.

Students engage in searching sports websites (college and professional) for information as they craft information sheets and build charts for sports broadcasts. They also learn how to conduct professional phone interviews and how to obtain additional information on players, teams, and programs.

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 Fantasy Preparation, Drafting, and Debating Register Now!
H0833-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 2 - August 5 09:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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.

One of the fastest growing ways to learn sports, is through fantasy leagues. Through Fantasy leagues students learn ALL of the players, their stats, and why those players can help teams win. They get educated on a business model of having a salary cap and how to disperse "fake" money and build a roster. Learn fantasy sports lingo, draft strategies, team management, and much more.

National fantasy football expert Keith Irizarry teaches this course. You can watch Keith on Sundays during the NFL season on That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network.

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 Show Creation Register Now!
H0829-71 5 Sessions $425
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 2 - August 6 01:30 p.m. - 03:30 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.



Students will work with instructors to write, prepare, produce and host their own virtual show. This hands-on experience will give each student the experience of working in a high pressure situation and learn all the roles that go into producing entertaining content. Students will receive a fully edited demo-reel upon conclusion of the program which is edited by our Instructional staff.



Sports Writing, Blogging, and Social Media Register Now!
H0805-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 2 - August 5 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 write national and local radio updates, organize stories, use reliable websites, write on deadline, compose a script for a television sportscast, compose words to fit with video, and utilize shot sheets during a highlight-driven show. Experiment with blogging and you learn to blog effectively and creatively. We also discuss both the effectiveness and potential pitfalls of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, and other social media tools.

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 Producing and Editing Register Now!
H0821-71 4 Sessions $840
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 9 - August 12 09:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Learn what goes on behind the scene and the chance to do it themselves. Learn how to produce their own sports television segment and television show, edit highlights, produce and edit a radio package, and much more! This course will also prepare them for many possible off-air roles. Students will leave with a complete video for their demo reel.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years of age.

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



Television Sports Reporting Register Now!
H0822-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 9 - August 12 09:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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.

Being a sports reporter may just be the most difficult on-air television job. Asking the right questions in order to elicit the answers viewers are looking for takes skill and practice. Most sports reporters only get a minimal amount of TV air time…so you want to make it memorable. We discuss the different career opportunities as a television sports reporter, including as a sideline reporter or network sports reporter.

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



Introduction to Digital Content Creation Register Now!
H0806-71 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 9 - August 12 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 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.



In this class we will cover topics such as digital storytelling, the difference between news and entertainment, and all the different platforms that make up the digital sports umbrella. We will take a look at platforms such as YouTube, podcasts and social media and how to conceptualize, create and promote digital content.



Sports Television Hosting and Anchoring Register Now!
H0820-72 4 Sessions $420
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 16 - August 19 09:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.


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



Sports Play-by-Play for TV and Radio Register Now!
H0825-72 5 Sessions $525
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday August 16 - August 20 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 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 the methods of play-by-play for both television and radio for many different sports. You will master the fundamentals and record play-by-play segments for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and more!

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years old. Prerequisite: Previous sports journalism course or experience.

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



Sports Round Table Hosting Register Now!
H0824-72 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 16 - August 19 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 host a round table discussion, as well as participate on the panel of experts. It is important to be open-minded while having debates, but also to be strong in your convictions. Learning to ask the right questions is a necessary first step. This seminar is designed for students who are ready to hop in the chair and lead a group of sports reporters.

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years of age.

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