Continuing and Professional Studies
FIU Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) is the education and training partner that provides excellence and value through its professional and academic programs. Through CAPS, the instructional and academic resources of the University are extended by using innovative approaches including distance learning, alternative scheduling, and community-based academic credit and non-credit programs. State-of-the-art technological capabilities offer a high-quality learning environment at the Kovens Conference Center or at a customer’s location. A professional team is dedicated to the highest standards of customer satisfaction. Local, state, national, and international communities are served with consistent, cost-effective, high quality and distinctive programs and services.
CAPS carries out its mission to extend lifelong learning opportunities to adult and non-traditional students by providing increased access to University programs. To meet emerging learning needs, courses are developed and offered in a variety of formats.
Academic Credit Programs
Courses and programs for academic credit may be delivered off-campus. Weekend and evening degree programs for working professionals are also offered in collaboration with the University’s colleges and schools.
A public agency or professional organization may wish to contract with the University to provide credit courses and degree programs at the work site in order to meet employee training needs.
For more information on Academic Credit Programs call (305) 919-5652.
Continuing and Professional Studies provides lifelong learning opportunities for non-traditional students in both the professional development and personal enrichment arenas.
Professional Development provides organizations with the opportunity to maximize personnel potential through on-site customized training. Courses are offered via contract training, open enrollment and online. Offerings extend from communication and leadership skills to team building, business development, critical thinking and customer service. For more information call (305) 348-5669.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers personal enrichment courses for adult learners age 50-plus in areas such as the arts, literature, film, current events, international relations, languages, computers, and personal growth. Cultural events and tours are also offered. Lifelong learners are taught by experts in their fields and by FIU faculty. All classes are held at the Kovens Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay Campus. For more information call (305) 919-5910.
Legal Studies Institute
The following Legal Studies programs, taught by area attorneys and judges, are offered: Paralegal (online and on-site at University Park, Biscayne Bay Campus, and the Broward Pines Center), Legal Secretary, Law Office Management, Immigration and Nationality Law, Medical/Legal Consultant, Investigation Techniques, Pre-Licensing Risk Management for Health Care Providers, and other courses for attorneys and paralegals, as well as Continuing Legal Education opportunities for members of the Bench and Bar. The Institute is a federally approved paralegal training provider for US veterans. For more information call (305) 348-2491.
Multicultural Trainning Institute
Programs, workshops, and seminars covering various disciplines and taught in different languages (Spanish, French, and Portuguese, for example) are also available. Some of these non-credit offerings include Executive Management Certificate, Comparative Law, and Customer Service Skills Training. Multicultural Training Institute programs are designed to meet the growing needs of the global marketplace. For more information call (305) 348-2492.
Kovens Conference Center
The award-winning Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University supports the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University by providing exceptional conference and meeting facilities to its clients. The Conference Center provides high-end meeting technology, special events planning, exceptional catering and outstanding customer service at a reasonable price. As a member of the International Association of Conference Centers, the Center adheres to the highest standards of meeting excellence and provides meeting and computing facilities that are fully equipped with high-speed Internet access, high-end telecommunications resources, videoconferencing and audiovisual services. The Kovens Conference Center’s experienced team of professionals is ready to assist in transforming program ideas into successful conferences, workshops, seminars, institutes, team-building retreats, meetings and other related professional and educational activities. For more information, call the Kovens Conference Center at (305)-919-5000 or visit online at www.kovens.fiu.edu.
Website http://www.caps.fiu.edu contains information on all of the aforementioned programs and services.
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Programs and Services