Career Training Programs at FNU

Student training on computerThinking that all our worries end once we graduate is what keeps us motivated until we walk across that stage. The truth of the matter is, however, that education is a continual task that is necessary in order to keep up with not only technological advancements but with new information that may surface in general business practices. Going back to school to learn more is especially needed for positions in industries that are constantly changing.

For example, Microsoft develops new applications every year. Much like an automobile, sometimes the upgrade is minimal, but other times, an upgrade can take on a totally new look, requiring that users re-familiarize themselves with the product.

The Need for Academic Continuing Education

Here’s where we come in:

Florida National University (FNU) offers a wide array of career training programs that require a minimal amount of time to complete. This is perfect for professionals who are already working full-time jobs, but desire to enhance their skills and talents. FNU’s classes are divided into three categories:

  1. Career Training Courses
  2. Personal Enrichment Courses
  3. Professional Development

At any given moment, the courses within these three fields can complement one another. To better serve prospective students, FNU invites you to review any one of these categories and choose the class you want.

Almost all of our FNU training courses are mentor-supported; an instructor leads some of the classes, while others require independent study. Here are just a few of the career-training courses FNU has to offer:


Academically speaking, this is where the continuing educational courses come into play offering professionals an extended learning program that offers the latest information about the tricks of the trade in certain professions.

Business Management

If you’re undecided about your career goals, we’ve got you covered. Taking a course under this category serves as a solid foundation toward other specific interests. Under business management, course programs include:

  • Administrative Assistant & Microsoft 2013 Program
  • Administrative Assistant Professional Program
  • Administrative Bookkeeper Professional Program
  • Business Management Professional Program
  • Human Resource Management Professional Program
  • Marketing and Business Manager Professional Program
  • Human Resource Management Associate Program
  • Project & Business Management Professional Program
  • Project Management and Leadership Program

Medical and Healthcare

If you’re interested in Health or Medicine, here are the programs we offer:

  • Administrative Medical Office Professional Program
  • Pharmacy Technician Professional Program
  • Veterinary Assistant Professional Program
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist Program
  • Home Health Aide Associate Program
  • Home Health Aide Expert Program
  • Medical Office Assistant Electronic Health Records Expert Program
  • Medical Transcription Associate Program
  • Medical Transcription Editor Associate Program
  • Nursing Assistant Expert Program
  • Ophthalmic Assistant Associate Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program
  • Veterinary Assistant Specialist Program
  • Veterinary Office Assistant + Microsoft® Office 2013 Program

Personal Enrichment Courses

Our personal Enrichment Courses are beneficial for those who might not necessarily have the time or money to invest into a full degree program, but desire to learn more. These courses will help job-seekers rise to the top of the resume stack as well as, making existing professionals eligible for job advancement.

Accounting and Finance

Under the Accounting and Finance category, the following courses are offered:

  • Accounting for the Non-Accountant
  • QuickBooks Pro 2015
  • Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

Law and Legal

Under the Law and Legal category, the following courses are offered:

  • Discover a Career as a Paralegal
  • Worker’s Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers


The Entrepreneurship category includes a variety of courses that help students start their own business in a vast array of industries. Here is a list of a few of them:

  • Into the Tank: Entrepreneurs Swim with Sharks
  • Start Your Own Catering Business
  • Start Your Own Coaching Business
  • Start Your Own Travel Business
  • Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business
  • Start Your Own Medical Claims Billing Service
  • Start Your Own Photography Business

Professional Development

The Professional Development courses are designed mostly for those already in the field that wish to learn more. Oftentimes, employers will pay for their employees extended learning programs as it’s an investment for their company by ensuring that their employees are at the top of their field with the latest information.

Here are some of the courses offered under the Professional Development category:

Marketing and Social Media

  • PM01 Marketing Overview
  • PM02 Marketing: The Process
  • PM03 Marketing Strategy: Products
  • PM04 Marketing Strategy: Place
  • PM05 Marketing Strategy: Promotion
  • PM06 Marketing Strategy: Price
  • PM07 Identifying a Target Market
  • Social Media Marketing
  • PM09 Managing Marketing Projects

Mental Health and Psychology

For professionals in the mental health industry, taking any one of FNU’s career training courses under this category will keep health care workers abreast of current research and breakthroughs. All of these courses require independent study. Here are just a few courses that professionals can take:

  • An Intuitive Approach to Treating Trauma
  • Brain Aging Research
  • Dangers of Diagnostic Inflation
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exploring The Criminal Personality
  • Persuasion and Groups
  • Psychology of Relationships
  • Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
  • Myths of Popular Psychology
  • Suicide: What Therapists Need to Know


In South Florida, it is most advantageous to familiarize oneself with the Spanish speaking language and for this reason, FNU offers the following Spanish courses:

  • Spanish for the General Workplace
  • Spanish Basics
  • Spanish Numbers, Dates & Time
  • Spanish for the Work Environment
  • Spanish for Human Resources
  • Spanish for Customer Service
  • Spanish for Health & Safety
  • Spanish Culture
  • Spanish for Office Administration

FNU: Continuing Your Education

Continuing your education will increase your ability and capacity to better manage tasks within your area of specialty. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing career or testing the waters in a new industry, FNU has the perfect course for you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our guidance counselors to help you enroll in the right course for you!