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4 Day Executive Education Program taught by a team of leading faculty and industry practitioners.

Only nine percent of organizations rate themselves as excellent on successfully executing strategy and innovation as a means to achieving goals. Innovation is not an end, but a tool for companies in achieving these goals.

During this course, participants will:
  • Define what organizational innovation is and how it can contribute to visions and initiatives
  • Identify key cultural changes that are needed in your organization to foster innovation
  • Develop a plan for building a culture of innovation in your organization
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Regardless of your educational background, the USF Certificate Programs provide both experienced and newer safety professionals important workplace knowledge and practical experience regarding safety and safety standards. Participants will enjoy a fulfilling learning experience and gain the skills necessary to create solutions for workplace safety challenges. The program consists of 4 required and 5 elective courses.

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The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA's mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

Description

Regardless of your educational background, the USF Certificate Programs provide both experienced and newer safety professionals important workplace knowledge and practical experience regarding safety and safety standards. Participants will enjoy a fulfilling learning experience and gain the skills necessary to create solutions for workplace safety challenges. The program consists of 4 required and 5 elective courses.

Description

The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA's mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

This course covers OSHA General Industry Standards and other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to the use of hazardous materials. Course topics include flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases, and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping, and use of electrical equipment in hazardous locations are also discussed.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with OSHA hazardous materials standards, determine hazardous (classified) locations, and proper moving, storing, and handling of hazardous materials.

This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safe guards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machinery and the determination of proper machine safe guards. Course topics include machinery processes, mechanical motions, points of operation, control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout), guarding of portable powered tools, and common OSHA machine guarding violations. Program highlights include the ability to recognize hazards and provide options for control and hazard abatement through machine safeguarding inspection workshops.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to describe common machine hazards and sources of energy, identify resources for assisting with machine guarding issues, and determine methods of control and hazard abatement, and selection of appropriate machine safe guards.

*Note: Location subject to change.

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements. This course features workshops on permit entry classification, instrumentation, and program development.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program.

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Description

Regardless of your educational background, the USF Certificate Programs provide both experienced and newer safety professionals important workplace knowledge and practical experience regarding safety and safety standards. Participants will enjoy a fulfilling learning experience and gain the skills necessary to create solutions for workplace safety challenges. The program consists of 4 required and 5 elective courses.

This course covers OSHA Electrical Standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single- and three- phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures and applicable portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Students will participate in workshops on the safe and correct use of electrical testing equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand the severity of electrical current on the human body, recognize and evaluate actual and potential electrical hazards and reference the applicable OSHA Standard, determine hazard abatement measures, and understand the proper use of electrical testing equipment.

This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for construction and an overview of fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems, and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection.

Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements, and developing a fall protection program. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Standard, evaluate installed passive systems and fall arrest systems, and develop and implement fall protection plans.

To request a participant record of all USF OTI Education Center (USF OTIEC)courses you have completed please fill out a record request.

This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as those which are most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts.

This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10? and 30-hour general industry safety and health Outreach training program to their employees and other interested groups. Using the OSHA General Industry Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as those which are most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts.

This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

OSHA #500 Trainers Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry. Authorized Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend this course once every four years (4) to maintain their trainer status. Prior to registration, students must provide a copy of their current Outreach Training Program trainer card or an official transcript showing successful completion of the OSHA #500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction from their respective OSHA Training Institute Education Center, for verification of trainer status.

This course is designed for Outreach Training Program trainers who have completed course #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The course provides an update on OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and regulations.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to demonstrate continued professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define, and explain general industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures as they continue to teach the 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program classes.

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards which occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

This course covers industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Course topics include recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards, Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, OSHA sampling protocols and strategies, and workplace health program elements. The course features workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards and use of sampling equipment.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize basic industrial hygiene principles and practices, identify characteristics of common air contaminants, locate PELs, perform basic industrial hygiene calculations, and determine methods for hazard control and abatement.

This course is designed for individuals who have successfully completed OSHA course #5400 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry and are active Outreach Training Program trainers. The course updates the OSHA Maritime standards, policies, and regulations. Upon course completion students will have the ability to demonstrate continued professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define and explain maritime industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures as they continue to teach the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes.

This course covers the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, and the OSHA General Industry Standards. This course is intended for federal agency collateral duty safety and health personnel. With use of the OSHA General Industry Standards, special emphasis is placed on areas in general industry which are most hazardous.

Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms, identify hazards that occur in general industry, determine appropriate standards and regulations for federal agencies, locate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to effectively assist agency safety and health officers with inspection and abatement efforts.

Enjoy the music of the mountain dulcimer, an original American folk instrument, as Karen shares the haunting, soothing, versatile voice of this 3-stringed wooden box. There will be Celtic songs, Appalachian ballads, current music, classical selections, blues and even a surprise sing-a-long. Karen Brown-Blonigen has been playing the mountain dulcimer since 2006. She performs as "Granny and Her Dulcimers: Songs of the Mountains and Beyond," in various venues, including the local Cracker Country and Pioneer Village living history museums.
The engineering, life sciences, and medical communities are now understanding the extraordinary complexity of neurological networks and are tackling neurological dysfunction using game-changing non-invasive methods for diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. See the impact of this paradigm on the millions afflicted with neurological dysfunctions, mental disorders, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Dr. Salvatore Morgera is Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at USF and director, Discovery and Targeting, Global Center for Neurological Networks.

In this course you will focus on competencies that are necessary to lead and manage a project successfully. Step beyond managing a project to become a leader! Tune up your skills to improve communication and manage a project team for maximum performance. Learn to manage in special situations like working with virtual teams. This course will help you understand your own leadership style and develop skills essential for navigating project challenges.

Prerequisite: Because the focus of this course is on project management leadership, it is preferable to first complete the "Effective Project Management" course or have a basic knowledge of the PMBOK Guide.

Students are required to bring "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge"( PMBOK Guide) to class.

This course focuses on how to manage and communicate risk in your project. Because projects are unique and their outcomes uncertain, the project manager has only one chance to do it right. Learn tools and techniques that contribute to effective risk management and improve the chances for successful project results.

Prerequisite: It is preferable to first complete the "Effective Project Management" course or have a basic knowledge of the PMBOK Guide.

Students are required to bring the PMBOK Guide to class.

This course focuses on the different challenges and approaches business analysts must employ in documenting business requirements effectively and efficiently. You will discover concepts, tools and ways to rapidly understand existing business processes and technologies. In addition, you will learn skills in understanding the root causes of business problems in order to facilitate design efforts in delivering a quality product to the customer.

This course is for all individuals who have the responsibility for collecting and documenting business processes as well as recommending opportunities for change.

It is preferable to first complete the "Effective Project Management" course or have a basic knowledge of the PMBOK Guide.

Students are required to bring the PMBOK Guide to class.

This course is intended for project managers, project leads, subject matter experts, team members, business analysts, technical specialists and others interested in the PMP credential, no matter where they are in the process. For those who are just starting out, it offers study guidelines, a framework for understanding how the exam is organized, and help in making plans to prepare for the PMP exam. Those in the middle of preparation will find guidance on program management issues and explanations of topics often tested on the exam.

If participants need that last push before taking the exam, this course provides exam tips and a good reference for key terms and topics that others have found difficult. Participants will learn testing techniques and complete sample test questions that will help them pass the exam and obtain the PMP credential. It may be appropriate for students who are preparing the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam (35 contact hours).

There are no prerequisites for this course. It provides 35 hours of instruction and meets the PMI education requirement necessary to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

This course aligns with the Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide, introducing a full range of topics in project management. It will deepen your understanding of the basic principles and techniques used in managing projects successfully. You will apply practical tools presented through scenario analysis, role playing, case studies, discussion and other experiential techniques.

The classroom-based course fulfills the educational requirement for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examination, and provides fundamental information necessary to begin preparing for PMI certifications. The PMBOK will be provided. Classroom-based instruction: 24 contact hours.

This course will provide you with the necessary tools to measure and monitor project progress effectively in today's business environment. You will use a variety of tools and techniques to bring in a project scope as defined, on time, and on budget. Special attention is focused on communications skills, and techniques for effectively sharing information.

Prerequisite: It is preferable to first complete the "Effective Project Management" course or have a basic knowledge of the PMBOK Guide.

Students are required to bring the PMBOK Guide to class. (21 contact hours)

Some of the most challenging death investigations are those open to more than one interpretation, that call into question the cause and manner of death. In some instances these deaths have been intentionally staged in order to mislead investigators.

This course is designed to draw attention to staged scenes and equivocal deaths, with special attention on water-related deaths and homicidal drownings. Numerous case histories will be presented throughout the course.

This course is designed to provide attendees with the best practices and standards for developing cold case investigative strategies, including:

  • Case management
  • Cold case review
  • Crime scene interpretation
  • Case linkage
  • Forensic evidence
  • CODIS hit follow up
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Proper case closure
  • and Court preparation/prosecution

Attendees will participate in a cold case review/table top activity to practically apply the knowledge gained throughout the sessions. The training will also provide critical information on victim impact and how to develop strategies to provide support for survivors.

It is estimated that there are more than 240,000 unsolved homicides in the United States since 1980! This course is intended to provide attendees with information that could assist in organizing, investigating, prosecuting, and bring these cases to a successful resolution. The seminar will bring together some of the nation's leading experts in cold case investigation and prosecution.

Topics will include:

  • How to form and sustain a cold case unit
  • Behavior analysis of the crime scene
  • How to conduct interviews in a cold case investigation using DNA and blood patterns
  • 3D visualization and historic imagery
  • and Prosecution strategies in no-body cases

This comprehensive GRE prep class covers each of the three main sections of the GRE revised General Test - Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. This 24 hour classroom program will prepare you for all of the question types you are likely encounter on the GRE. This course is designed for returning students, recent graduates, and current undergraduate students looking for assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills need to succeed on the GRE.

All course materials will be provided inclass. The course materials include The official Guide to the GRE revised General Test, 2nd Edition, the most recent publication from ETS, the Official GRE provider. You will also receive the GRE Student Workbook, designed to supplement your classroom lessons and Power Prep 11 software on CD-ROM, including a complete computer-based GRE practice exam.

This intensive LSAT prep program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction from experienced exam preparation professionals. The easy to follow program uses proven techniques to simplify the LSAT. Learn easy-to-apply strategies for answering Logical Reasoning questions and Reading Comprehensive passages.

This class provides a comprehensive explanation of the Analytical Reasoning logic games and strategies for quickly solving each type of game. LSAT textbooks, study guides, diagnostic exams, and expert instruction are all included. This course is ideal for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and anyone looking to apply to Law School.

The GMAT prep class provides 24 hours of in-classroom instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions most typically seen on GMAT's Quantitative section. Strengthen your Reading Comprehensive and entrance Correction skills with proven tips that help you save time, eliminate mistakes, and improve your score.

This course will teach you the critical reasoning skills tested on the GMAT's new Integrated Reasoning section and the Analytical Writing Assessment. This class is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related advanced degree within the next five years.

This SAT Blitz Prep Course provides Tampa Bay area students with an opportunity to prepare for the SAT exam in the weeks leading up to the test. The program consists of 16 hours of instruction taught over four days. T his course is designed for students planning to take the SAT exam during the school year and we recommend taking the SAT right after the course ends.

SAT Blitz Live-Online sessions provide all the quality instruction of the traditional classroom sessions from the comfort and convenience of your home. The online class format is delivered by a live instructor, combining the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course. Sessions are recorded and made available to students for review.

These courses meet once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction. Courses are strategically scheduled during the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates. Online features include session recordings (sessions can be viewed again at a later time), module recordings and online office hours.

The cost of attendance includes all course materials. Course materials will be delivered to your home.