Professional Planner Can Earn Graduate Credit On-line

Professional Planner Can Earn Graduate Credit On-line

Ohio State University

This certificate program offers working professionals an opportunity to expand their education from the convenience of your home or office.

Four courses will be offered between January and December 2008. Each ten-week course is taught at a graduate level by a faculty member at Ohio State University. Students can participate at their convenience each week from any computer with an Internet connection.

There are no scheduled class meetings. Participants view audio/video lectures, discuss issues, work on projects and consult with faculty. The courses include hand-on experience that includes case studies, team work, and in-depth projects. All courses are available for transfer to other universities toward a graduate degree and are eligible for AICP Mandatory Certification Maintenance credit.

The following courses are scheduled to begin in 2008:
•City Planning Administration: January - April: This course teaches participants the essential skills for managing a planning department.
•Programming Environments for Urban Use: April - June: This course teaches participants about evaluating the use of space and designing places that meet the needs of users.
•Real Estate Finance for Planners: June - August: This course teaches participants the essential elements of real estate finance including market analysis, pro-formas, taxation, and financing mechanisms.
•Practicum in Facilities Planning and Management: September - December: In this course students integrate the learning from the curriculum into a final project that they design in conjuction with the faculty.

Upon completion of all four courses, participants receive a Certificate in Facilities Planning and Management from the Ohio State University. Registration for January is open now to November 1. Participants can opt to take one course or the whole series.

Each course costs $1,200 or the certificate program may be paid up front for a discounted rate of $4,400.

Related Link: Planning Education at a Distance

For more information contact:

Jennifer Cowley
Ohio State University
275 West Woodruff
OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-7479
Fax: 614-292-7106
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 11, 2007

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