University of South Carolina

Learn new skills for career

Midlands residents can advance or improve their careers in Six Sigma Green Belt certification, graphic design and project management this spring through the University of South Carolina’s Office of Continuing Education and Conferences.

From single-day skill development courses to extended certificate programs, opportunities will enable local professionals to explore emerging industries or significantly improve skills in their current field of employment.

Leading the program expansion is the Six Sigma program, beginning June 6, in which students learn problem-solving skills and the statistical tools needed to manage process improvement.

Graphic-design courses are designed for those interested in developing professional design skills using industry-leading software packages. Class topics include PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. Class schedules are flexible, allowing students to take courses in any order and finish all three in less than two months.

A two-day course, “Introduction to Project Management,” will be offered April 25 and 26. Topics will cover planning, managing, documenting and concluding projects while minimizing risk.

All classes are free of minimum requirements or prerequisites. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Student loans are available. In addition, admissions counselors can help participants identify which programs may be appropriate.

The Office Continuing Education and Conferences offers several professional-education and personal-interest programs that embrace the university’s mission of outreach and engagement. For more details and a complete list of programs, visit, or call 803-777-9444.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 04/15/11 @ 5:45 PM | Updated: 04/15/11 @ 5:29 PM | Permalink