Get Powered by TAMIU this Spring
Posted: 12/15/11

Get Powered by
TAMIU This Spring

Get a bachelor’s or master’s degree and you increase your chances of earning a higher income than those without. Research proves it. But what if you are considering changing careers, are currently content with your career or just want to learn or do something new? Enroll in a class at Texas A&M International University.

Traditionally, young co-eds and recent high school graduates roam university campuses, but TAMIU offers classes, credit and non-credit, for non-traditional students.

The University offers online, evening and Saturday classes. Browse through the online schedule at http://schedule.tamiu.edu

Spring 2012 classes start Tuesday, Jan. 17.


For Credit

Do you get anxious whenever you have to make a presentation? Take a public speaking or theatre class.

Maybe you always fancied writing the great American novel once you retired or once the kiddos started school. Don’t put it off. Get your creative juices flowing with a creative writing class.

Has someone complimented you on your singing voice? Take a voice class or enroll in a jazz or mariachi class.

Are you interested in learning about music? Sign up for a music appreciation class or American Popular Music.

Learn to play the guitar, piano, organ, clarinet, violin and many more instruments. If you already know how to play an instrument, take a refresher course or sign up for band, orchestra or chamber music class.

Perhaps you want to tackle something completely different. You can learn French, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Those interested in current events might want to sign up for a geography class, Survey of the Middle East or Women in the Developing World. You could also give current events a fresh perspective with a class in women’s history.


New Certificates Offered

Students interested in language pathology no longer need to enroll out of town. The TAMIU College of Education offers the certificate, “Assistant Speech Language Pathologist.” For requirements and more information, refer to the University catalog.

Students will have a chance to develop their leadership abilities in real-world applications through the new TAMIU Leadership Initiative. Completion of five courses will earn students a Certificate in International Leadership. For more information, contact Dr. Carol Waters, TAMIU associate vice president for Academic Enrichment and International Development, at 956.326.3128, email carol.waters@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Pellegrino Hall 303.



Those exploring a change in career should note that TAMIU now offers classes for anyone interested in becoming a pharmacy technician. Training consists of 84 hours of classroom study and an additional 120-hour internship. For more information, contact Kimberly Martin Del Campo, director, Office of Continuing Education, at kimberly.mc@tamiu.edu

The TAMIU Binational Center offers non-credit courses in the legal field such as a paralegal certificate course, advanced paralegal certificate course, legal investigation certification course, legal nurse consultant certificate, legal secretary certificate, victim advocacy certificate and many others. For more information, visit tamiu.edu/binationalcenter/PROFED.shtml

The Binational Center’s Programs for Nonprofit Excellence offers training for a Level I and a Level 2 Certificate for those working in nonprofits. Participants receive the necessary knowledge, management, leadership skills and training to fit the needs of particular nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit tamiu.edu/binationalcenter/PNE.shtml

The Spring 2012 class schedule and important deadlines are available at schedule.tamiu.edu

Non-credit courses do not follow traditional semesters so check the links for starting dates. University admission is not required for these courses.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu, 956.326.2183 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 268.

Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Registration for the Spring semester 2012 is now underway at tamiu.edu.  Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.

University offices will close for the holidays Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen on Monday, Jan. 2.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu