Hofstra University Continuing Education Course Catalog: Summer & Fall 2022


Bookkeeping Certificate Program
Bristal Webinars
Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program
Facility Rental
Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program
Labor Studies
QuickStart Online Training
Real Estate - Licensing
Real Estate - Title Closing
Sports Journalism


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!
H2116-01 12 Sessions $648
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday November 1 - November 29 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
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 Textbook:

Textbook: College Accounting Chapters 1-30 by John Price and M. David Haddock and Michael Farina; Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Edition: 16 - Copyright 2021); ISBN: 9780021400881.

Purchase Options:
(1) E-Book for $57 (180 day rental) or $72 (Rent 360-day) or $92 (Lifetime) OR
(2) Textbook Rental for $70 - ISBN10: 1260247902 | ISBN13: 9781260247909; OR
(3) Loose-Leaf Purchase for $117.12 - ISBN10: 1260780279 | ISBN13: 9781260780277.

The Loose-Leaf option of the textbook will only be 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.

If you are looking to purchase or rent an E-book or rent a textbook please contact: Publisher: McGraw Hill website for additional details



Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks Register Now!
H2117-01 5 Sessions $324
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday November 30 - December 12 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
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.



Excel for Accounting Register Now!
H2118-01 3 Sessions $216
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday December 14 - December 20 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
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.


Bristal Webinars


Not Applicable

Continuing Education Register Now!
H0001-01 null $6386
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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!
T1500-01 Online: Self-Paced $425
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!
T1501-01 Online: Self-Paced $425
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.


Facility Rental


Not Applicable

Community Mainstreaming Associates, Inc (CMA) Register Now!
H9983-01 32 Sessions $2750
Wednesday October 12 - May 31 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
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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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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


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.

Communicating Interculturally While Organizing Register Now!
H1238-01 7 Sessions $590
Wednesday October 19 - December 7 06:00 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.
Interpersonal communication is essential for organizing. The process can be complicated because people from different communities and cultures look at the world through different lenses. In this course we will explore how people communicate differently because of the ways they make sense of the world they live in. The emphasis of the class will be communicating in one-on-one or group settings when participants are of different cultural backgrounds and learning how to accommodate others more skillfully with messaging. Classes will combine lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises.

Instrutor: Philp Dalton, Hofstra University Associate Professor


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 $7596
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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 $675
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday November 22 - February 2 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.

Offered via Zoom Video Conferencing.

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 - 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!
H3410-01 1 Sessions $125
Wednesday October 26 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://dos.ny.gov/notary-public



Notary Public Test Review Register Now!
H3410-02 1 Sessions $90
Friday October 28 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://dos.ny.gov/notary-public



Real Estate Title Closing Register Now!
H5135-02 5 Sessions $600
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday November 29 - December 7 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.


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 & Broadcasting Independent Study for Teens Register Now!
H0845-03 2 Sessions $600
Monday, Wednesday October 19 - October 24 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Certificate Program Class for those students who can't attend open enrollment classes to fullfill the certificaterequirements. This class will be in lieu of the required/elective classes.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 $280
Wednesday October 26 - November 16 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

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.

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!
H0825-01 4 Sessions $420
Friday November 18 - December 16 07:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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 Radio Hosting Register Now!
H0815-01 4 Sessions $280
Tuesday, Thursday December 6 - December 15 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Have you ever dreamed about hosting your own sports talk radio show or podcast? This program will help you learn how to create a rundown, 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 and guests. 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