Hofstra University Continuing Education Course Catalog: Spring 2021


American Sign Language Certificate Program
Bookkeeping Certificate Program
Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program
Computer Programming Certificate Program
Forensic Linguistics
Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program
Insurance - Continuing Education
Insurance - Licensing
Microsoft Office Applications
Networks & Systems
Project Management Certificate Program
Real Estate - Licensing
Real Estate - Title Closing
School Facilities Management
Sports Journalism
Web Design & Development
Writing


American Sign Language Certificate Program


Hofstra’s American Sign Language Certificate Program is a 200-hour program composed of a sequence of noncredit courses that leads to a clear level of competence in American Sign Language. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete all required courses plus eight (8) workshops of the student’s choice. The courses and workshops in this program are continually updated and rotated in the summer, spring and fall. Affiliated instructors are members of both the hearing and deaf communities. Those who complete the certificate program may choose to pursue further studies in an interpreter program.

Courses may be taken on an individual basis without participating in the certificate program.

For more information and advisement on course selection and requirements, contact Kathleen Montalbano at 516-463-4803 or email Kathleen.A.Montalbano@hofstra.edu.

ASL Fingerspelling Register Now!
U2353-51 5 Sessions $265
Thursday February 25 - March 25 06:30 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.



ASL Fingerspelling gives students the opportunity to become more fluent in their fingerspelling receptive and expressive skills, and provides drills and activities in fingerspelling as it is used within ASL discourse. Course topics include lessons on history, use, receptive and expressive pointer, lexicalized fingerspelling and more!
Prerequisite: U2115: ASL 5 or higher.


Bookkeeping Certificate Program


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

Bookkeeping I Register Now!
H2115-51 9 Sessions $560
Monday, Wednesday, Friday February 22 - March 12 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
Overview: Get an introduction to the principles or double-entry bookkeeping and learn basics of preparing financial statements, how to analyze business transactions, working with a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets and financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

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

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



Bookkeeping I Register Now!
H2115-52 12 Sessions $560
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday February 22 - March 17 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
Overview: Get an introduction to the principles or double-entry bookkeeping and learn basics of preparing financial statements, how to analyze business transactions, working with a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets and financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

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

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



Bookkeeping II Register Now!
H2116-51 9 Sessions $560
Monday, Wednesday, Friday March 15 - April 9 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
Overview: Continue your study of bookkeeping, with an emphasis is placed on specialized journals and ledgers, as well as payroll accounting, gross pay, employee deductions, employer's taxes, net pay through the payroll register's journal entries, income tax, Social Security tax, FICA and unemployment.
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

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

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



Bookkeeping II Register Now!
H2116-52 12 Sessions $560
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday March 22 - April 21 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
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!
H2117-51 5 Sessions $335
Monday, Wednesday, Friday April 12 - April 21 10:00 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
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!
H2118-51 3 Sessions $180
Monday, Wednesday, Friday April 23 - April 28 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
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.



Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks Register Now!
H2117-52 6 Sessions $335
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday April 26 - May 5 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
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!
H2118-52 4 Sessions $180
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday May 10 - May 17 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Spring 2021 Programming Options:
Day Program - refer to class section 51. Class format: In-personEvening Program - refer to class section 52. Class format: Virtually via Zoom Video Conferecning
Overview: Learn about the tools used to customize reports in Excel including absolute vs. relative cell referencing, linking worksheets, database feature, creating charts, interfacing reports, and financial functions with QuickBooks.

Required Textbooks and Workbook:

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

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


Business and Data Analytics Certificate Program


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

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

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

Basics of Analytics - Understanding Data and Analysis - Online Program Register Now!
T1500-51 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!
T1501-51 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!
T3190-51 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.



Introduction to C# and .NET Framework Foundation - Online Program Register Now!
T3021-51 Online: Self-Paced $740
The C# programming language derives from C and C++, but it is less complicated, entirely object-oriented and type-safe. Much of the C++ complexity was removed to make C# easier to use and less error-prone. Topics include the common language runtime, data types, input/output, program structure, classes, control statements, exception handling, parameter passing, return values, operators and expressions, flow of control, storage classes, references, arrays and strings.



Advanced C# and .NET Framework Foundation - Online Program Register Now!
T3041-51 Online: Self-Paced $740
Expanding on the material presented in Introduction to C# and .NET Framework Foundation, topics include structures, data files, data structures and dynamic memory allocation, C# and Windows, delegates and events, and Web programming.



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.



Forensic Linguistics: Applications Register Now!
H2000-51 5 Sessions $970
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday April 12 - April 16 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.



This weeklong course uses data from cases worked on by Dr. Robert Leonard, Hofstra professor of comparative literature, languages, and linguistics, and director of Hofstra’s graduate program in forensic linguistics, and various subject-matter experts in the field. Topics include authorship analysis; linguistic profiling; discourse, conversation, and pragmatic analysis in law case evidence; threat assessment, counterterrorism, intelligence, counter-intelligence, and law enforcement; and tools to analyze police interviews and undercover sting operations.

To download the Fall Semester syllabus and view Instructor Bios visit: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/ce/ProfessionalDevelopment/forensicstudies/ce_forensic_linguistics_fall.pdf.

To download the Spring Semester syllabus and view Instructor Bios visit: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/ce/ProfessionalDevelopment/forensicstudies/ce_forensic_linguistics_spring.pdf

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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 Data Warehousing and Analytics - Online Program Register Now!
T2030-51 Online: Self-Paced $740
Examine the importance of data warehousing for both providers and payers, including an overview of data warehousing technologies for OLAP and consider the importance of analytics throughout the health care information technology environment. Learn about the use of data warehouses for clinical analysis used by hospitals, researchers and government agencies; medical management for the purposes of minimizing costs while providing quality care; and underwriting risk for group policies. Additional topics include database design, ETL, and data mining.



Fundamentals of Health Informatics - Online Program Register Now!
T2060-51 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!
T2040-51 Online: Self-Paced $740
Learn about project management for health IT projects, and get an overview of the processes specific to HIT as they relate to meeting regulatory standards and privacy concerns. As part of a team, you will develop and complete a plan for a project and put into action the skills you’ve learned in the previous courses. As you go along, your team will provide updates to “management.” At the end of the course, your team will formally present its project deliverables.



Introduction to Healthcare Studies - Online Program Register Now!
T2090-51 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!
T2086-51 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 Information Technology (HIT) - Online Program Register Now!
T2010-51 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!
T2020-51 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+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SYO-501 Study Guide, ISBN-13: 978-1939136053.


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!
H7160-51 1 Sessions $150
Friday January 29 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



New York Statutory Coverage Agent & Broker Compliance (NYCR-267456) Register Now!
H7159-51 1 Sessions $150
Saturday January 30 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

Learn what you need to know and how laws, regulations and court cases have changed the landscape of staying compliant with insurance and safety regulations in NY. Provide clients with 21st century up to date information on coverage and regulations deemed mandatory by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and other regulatory agencies. The class will also include a full discussion of the presumption of compensation and employer’s duty to comply with New York and Federal rules for the post pandemic 21st century workplace.

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

Number of CEU credits: 8

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

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



The Story of Insurance: A History of Managing Risk (NYCR-245577) Register Now!
H7147-51 1 Sessions $180
Friday February 12 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


Explore how historical events, both natural and man-made, have created unexpected and unintended risk. Blending the evolution of insurance with the development of the moral standards created for policing the ethical behavior of agents and brokers, the class with include discussions about how the insurance industry developed agreements to protect life and property throughout the. No exam is required.

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.

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



A New York History of Managing Risk for Agents and Brokers (NYCR-259114) Register Now!
H7152-51 1 Sessions $180
Friday February 26 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.



Explore how historical events both natural and human-made have created often unexpected and unintended risk throughout the years, and discuss how insurance coverage was developed to protect people and businesses over time. Examine how underwriters and risk managers developed insuring agreements to meet the demands of protecting life and property over the past decades and how moral standards were created for policing the ethical behavior of insurance professionals.

Number of CEU credits: 8

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

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



Agents and Brokers Property and Casualty Refresher Class (NYCR-259115) Register Now!
H7153-51 1 Sessions $180
Friday March 12 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.



Designed for practicing agents and brokers who cannot find the time to "go back to basic ISO coverage”, this course provides a refresher on some of the day to day general coverage issues for both their personal lines and commercial clients. Those starting out will be able to ask questions not answered when they took their license prep course.

Number of CEU credits: 8

Approved for the following licenses: Broker, General Consultants, Property Casualty Agents, Public Adjusters.

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



Worker's Compensation-Disability Laws & Procedures and Paid Family Leave- (NYCR-267465) Register Now!
H7158-52 1 Sessions $180
Saturday March 27 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.



The course has been redesigned to now include A new focus on the impact of COVID-19 on compensability, work from home, medical and employer safety obligations. The class will explore the presumption of compensation and employer’s liability on the post pandemic 21st century workplace. An enhanced discussion to include how Paid Family Leave will continue to apply in the everyday workforce. The class will also focus on both the legal and moral obligations for providing a safe and secure work environment.

Number of CEU credits: 8

Approved for the following licenses: Broker, General Consultants, Property Casualty Agents, Public Adjusters.

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



New York Statutory Coverage Agent & Broker Compliance (NYCR-267456) Register Now!
H7159-52 1 Sessions $180
Saturday April 10 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

Learn what you need to know and how laws, regulations and court cases have changed the landscape of staying compliant with insurance and safety regulations in NY. Provide clients with 21st century up to date information on coverage and regulations deemed mandatory by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and other regulatory agencies. The class will also include a full discussion of the presumption of compensation and employer’s duty to comply with New York and Federal rules for the post pandemic 21st century workplace.

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

Number of CEU credits: 8

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

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



Insurance Fraud and Abuse-the 21st Century Costly Crime (NYCR-259116) Register Now!
H7154-51 1 Sessions $180
Friday April 30 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.



Explore what fraud is in both legal and practical terms, the high Cost of Insurance Fraud and what coverages and programs are available to reduce the exposure. The course is designed for agents and brokers who wish to provide counsel to clients on protecting their own agencies and their client’s businesses from insurance fraud. Discussions will center on the most recent and infamous arrests and trials involving fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, health care, auto, property, life insurance, and infamous criminal cases of the 21st century.

Number of CEU credits: 8

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

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


Insurance - Licensing


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

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

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

Property & Casualty Cram Course Register Now!
H7115-51 10 Sessions $700
Monday, Wednesday February 1 - March 8 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.

This course prepares students to sit for the various New York State Property and Casualty licensing exams. The course is designed for those who are exempt from taking the 99-hour classroom requirement; professional experience (with sponsorship by employer) allows for a classroom exemption. Required Textbooks:
Textbook #1: Property & Casualty Insurance License, Publisher: Kaplan Financial, ISBN: 978-1-4754-5643-1, 1st Edition, Revised 2017.
Textbook #2: Textbook Title: NY State Property & Casualty Law Supplement, Edition: April 1, 2019, Publisher: Kaplan Financial, ISBN: 9781475498967, Revised April 1, 2019.



Insurance Brokers and Agents Qualifying Course Register Now!
H7111-51 29 Sessions $1175
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday February 22 - May 19 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This qualifying course meets the requirements for the New York State Insurance License Examination. Topics covered include basic insurance principles, fire, inland and ocean marine, public liability and law of negligence, automobile, workers' compensation, burglary, boiler and machinery, glass, accident and health, fidelity and surety, involuntary plans, multiple peril and package policies, insurance law and agency management.

Required Textbooks:
Textbook #1: Property & Casualty Insurance License, Publisher: Kaplan Financial, ISBN: 978-1-4754-5643-1, 1st Edition, Revised 2017.
Textbook #2: Textbook Title: NY State Property & Casualty Law Supplement, Edition: April 1, 2019, Publisher: Kaplan Financial, ISBN: 9781475498967, Revised April 1, 2019.


Microsoft Office Applications


Re-entering the workforce? After a long absence, many people find a lack of computer skills a major obstacle to returning to the workforce. Using the most popular and widely-used business applications in the world -- those of the Microsoft Office Suite -- these job-readiness courses are designed for individuals planning to return to work, or those interested in building confidence in these skill areas.

Microsoft Office Bootcamp Register Now!
T1002-51 5 Sessions $500
Wednesday February 17 - March 17 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.

This hands-on certificate course focuses on the fundamentals of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (2016). Using the most popular and widely used business applications in the world – those of the Microsoft Office Suite 2016 – these courses are designed for individuals planning to return to work or those interested in building confidence in these skill areas.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel Register Now!
T1021-51 4 Sessions $275
Wednesday April 7 - April 28 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Using Excel 2016 this course introduces spreadsheet fundamentals in a business context, including creating a worksheet for budgeting, along with other applications. Students learn the concepts of spreadsheet applications necessary for specific job requirements. This instructional format gives students working knowledge that can be applied to any spreadsheet software application.

Note: Students must bring a USB drive (minimum of 4 GB) into class to save the class room presentation, exercises (many have an answer key), and reference material.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Windows and navigating through Windows. Familiarity with mouse control and Windows- based menus, dialog boxes, and scroll bars.


Networks & Systems


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

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part I Register Now!
T7097-51 9 Sessions $985
Friday February 19 - April 23 06:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Learn how to design and interpret TCP/IP based Network Diagrams and how to configure a Cisco Router and Switch using Cisco IOS Commands, you will learn about, Routing Protocols, Static Routes, IPv4 IP Addressing, Subnetting, VLSM, the ARP protocol and 3 - Functions of a Switch, VLANs, 802.1Q - Trunking and InterVLAN Routing.



Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part II Register Now!
T7098-51 9 Sessions $985
Wednesday, Friday April 30 - June 25 06:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Learn about the Cisco proprietary protocols, Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), VTP, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Access Control Lists (ACLs), the NAT/PAT protocols, and the Single-Area OSPF routing protocol. These TCP/IP protocols will be discussed in detail using a sequential approach paired with in-depth lectures and engaging discussions.
Prerequisites: T7097: Introduction to Cisco CCNA Networking, Part 1


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 Register Now!
T8010-51 10 Sessions $990
Monday, Wednesday February 22 - March 29 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
New project/program managers, those thinking about seeking such a position, or anyone who wants to manage their own workload and time more efficiently, start here! With a curriculum based on the PMKOK Guide (Sixth Edition), this course covers the processes and phases of the project/program life cycle, with anecdotal discussion and examples to help you understand the applicability of project management tools and techniques. Topics include project management processes; the project plan; and management of a project's scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement and contracts/contractors.
Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Sixth Edition, publisher Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781628253825.
Prerequisites: Basic PC skills and knowledge of Excel



Project Management Tools and Techniques Register Now!
T8024-51 6 Sessions $605
Monday, Wednesday March 31 - April 19 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.


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.



Capstone Course in Project Management and Implementation Register Now!
T8040-51 8 Sessions $910
Monday, Wednesday April 21 - May 17 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
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.



PMP® Prep Course Register Now!
T8001-51 4 Sessions $1260
Saturday May 15 - June 12 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
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 (Sixth 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), Sixth Edition, published by Project Management Institute, ISBN: 1628251840.


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!
H5125-51 26 Sessions $570
Monday, Wednesday February 22 - May 19 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

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

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

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


Real Estate - Title Closing


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

Real Estate Title Closing Register Now!
H5135-51 5 Sessions $570
Monday, Wednesday January 25 - February 8 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.



Real Estate Title Closing Register Now!
H5135-52 5 Sessions $570
Wednesday March 31 - April 28 06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


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



Notary Public Test Review Register Now!
H3410-51 1 Sessions $120
Wednesday April 21 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


School Facilities Management


Safety and Security in the schools is important. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentages of public schools using various safety and security measures has increased over the years — security camera use alone rose from 19 percent (1999-2000) to 81 percent (2015-2016). This is one of the reasons why Hofstra University Continuing Education offers a School Facilities Safety and Security Certificate Program in conjunction with the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds — a program designed to provide professional development to school facilities leaders. Employment in this industry is projected to grow about 8 percent from 2016 to 2026. Our program is also geared toward school staff interested in school facilities management careers, or those pursuing a better understanding of the field.

The certificate program can be accomplished within 12-months. Coursework focuses on the budgetary challenges and the complex rules and regulations faced by school district leaders. Courses may be taken individually without participating in the certificate program.

School district leaders and industry professionals lead all classes, contributing their vast cumulative experience, knowledge, and expertise to this program. For more information, contact us at 516-463-7200, or email ce-solutions@hofstra.edu.

Non-Credit Certificate Program Requirements: The School Facilities Safety and Security certificate program requires successful completion of eight (8) required courses.

Organizational Structure of the School District Register Now!
H3423-51 2 Sessions $380
Saturday February 20 - February 27 08:00 a.m. - 02:15 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.


Obtain a detailed understanding the hierarchy within the public school system including school board, superintendent, assistant superintendents, principals, teachers, PTA's, union groups, students, constituents.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Building Cleaning and Maintenance Register Now!
H3421-51 5 Sessions $380
Tuesday February 23 - March 23 07:00 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.


Review the steps necessary to have the appropriate preventative maintenance program in place, cleaning a school building, performing school facility inspections, making long range maintenance plans, and related topics, while examining the cost impact of an effective preventative maintenance program.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Safety Register Now!
H3424-51 2 Sessions $380
Saturday March 6 - March 13 08:00 a.m. - 02:30 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.


Review safety regulations that apply to New York state public schools including, AHERA, BCS, AVI, lockout/tagout, confined space, PPE, noise control, ergonomics, SAVE regulations, response actions, supervising security staff, and related areas. Learn how to establish an effective system to implement, monitor, and control a safety program.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Management Register Now!
H3422-51 5 Sessions $380
Tuesday April 6 - May 4 07:00 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.


Review management techniques; supervising civil service employees; how to counsel, reprimand and dismiss employees; interviews and performing evaluations; union contracts; conducting meetings; public speaking; preparing reports; preparing PowerPoint presentations, and related areas. You’ll also review how to codify all the functions related to the position of director of facilities into an effective plan for implementation.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Construction Register Now!
H3426-51 2 Sessions $380
Saturday April 17 - April 24 08:00 a.m. - 02:15 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


This course explores the myriad regulations and management challenges facing a school facilities manager overseeing construction at the school district level. Topics include: SED regulations (RESCUE, bidding, specifications, Wicks Law), NYS DOL prevailing wage, blueprints, supervising projects, change orders, schedule of values, construction management firms, working with architects and engineers, understanding the trades and related areas.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Business Functions Register Now!
H3425-51 5 Sessions $380
Wednesday May 12 - June 9 07:00 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
This course instructs school facility managers in preparing Building Construction forms, closeout documents, budgets and a five-year plan. Business functions include predicting needs of the school district and how to substantiate requests for staffing needs and related areas.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.



Energy Management Register Now!
H3427-51 2 Sessions $380
Saturday May 15 - May 22 08:00 a.m. - 02:15 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.

This course gives the facilities employee an introduction to energy management and how it applies to a school facilities environment. Topics include photo voltaic, mechanical, and electrical systems; lighting; HVAC; energy conservation; and geothermal and energy performance contracts. We also discuss the implementation of new technologies to help generate cost savings through decreased energy and water consumption.

In order to receive a passing grade in this program students must successfully complete a final written exam.


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.

Hosting Pre and Post Game Shows for Radio and TV Register Now!
H0823-51 4 Sessions $280
Tuesday, Thursday February 9 - February 18 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 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 Play-by-Play for TV and Radio Register Now!
H0825-51 5 Sessions $350
Tuesday, Thursday February 23 - March 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 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 Writing, Blogging, and Social Media Register Now!
H0805-51 4 Sessions $280
Sunday March 7 - March 28 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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 Journalism 101 for Teens Register Now!
H0831-51 5 Sessions $350
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday March 29 - April 2 12:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.


This training course allows participants to focus on development of the sportscasting skill set they need to become a broadcaster. Learn about the different roles involved in a sports broadcast and what career options are available. If your dream is to become the next Kenny Albert, Mike Breen, or Tracy Wolfson, this is the course for you.

Students will learn the following skills:Writing for TV and radioOn Camera deliveryAnchoring a sports showHandling pre-and postgame showsRoundtable discussions
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 Sports Journalism for Young Women Register Now!
H0830-51 4 Sessions $280
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 29 - April 1 05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
This program will be taught by seasoned journalist, host and broadcaster Amanda Pugliese. Learn the fundamentals of sports journalism and broadcasting such as research and preparation, writing, basic interview techniques, game and show preparation, on-camera presentation and more. Students will work with Amanda and our other staff to hone their reporting skills for both TV and radio. Upon completion of this 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 and on-radio work.



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



Sports Radio Hosting Register Now!
H0815-51 5 Sessions $350
Tuesday, Thursday April 6 - April 20 06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class.


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

Note: Registrants must be at least 12 years old.

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



Advanced Play-by-Play and Color Commentary Register Now!
H0826-51 5 Sessions $350
Saturday April 10 - May 8 12:00 p.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.



For students who have already completed the pre-requisite H0825: Sports Play-by-Play for TV & Radio, this course provides more intense training, hands-on training in the discipline. Students will receive 15-hours of play-by-play practice, and hands-on critiques from a professional instructor. Note: this program is not part of any certificate requirements.

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!
H0820-51 5 Sessions $350
Tuesday, Thursday April 27 - May 11 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 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


Web Design & Development


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

Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET, C# and VB.Net - Online Program Register Now!
T4061-51 Online: Self-Paced $740
This course teaches students the fundamentals of very creative, dynamic data-driven and interactive website design with ASP.NET, C# and VB.NET. Working with the most current and advanced ASP.NET technologies, students gain a competitive edge in employment and productivity. Students will use real-world examples and have a chance to discuss the technology and Visual Studio features. The course will give you an extra edge and recognition in your professional career.


Writing


Do you have a story you want to share with the world?

If you have always dreamed of sharing your thoughts or life experiences but need help crafting your words, Hofstra University Continuing Education is the perfect place to start! If you’re a more experienced writer, our courses can help you improve your skills, jolt your writing, and get your work published. We are proud to offer a wide variety of courses taught by writing professionals, including seasoned and successful authors and journalists. With so much to say, it’s time to begin your journey!

Book Marketing Boot Camp Register Now!
U6205-51 1 Sessions $100
Thursday March 18 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.


Offered via Zoom Video Conferencing.

There are millions of books on Amazon. How do readers find yours? Discover the marketing practices used by some of the most successful self-published authors in the marketplace.



Introduction to Self-Publishing Register Now!
U6161-51 2 Sessions $150
Tuesday March 23 - March 30 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.


Offered via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Best-selling thriller author Dina Santorelli teaches you the basics of self-publishing, including what you need to know to sell ebooks and print books on Amazon and other online retailers.



Writing Press Releases for Book Publicity Register Now!
U6131-51 1 Sessions $100
Thursday March 25 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.


Offered via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Want to get your book featured in a newspaper or magazine? Learn how to write a press release that will catch an editor's eye.