SUNY Oswego to offer courses, certificate in Phoenix for business professionals

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning will offer a series of American Management Association Professional Courses and University Certificate Program starting Feb. 28, at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center.

The AMA courses are designed to provide new business owners with essential business skills to help them succeed and the opportunity to enhance their professional abilities on many levels, said Tammy Anderson, contract manager for professional development for the Division of Extended Learning.

“Entrepreneurs will find these courses to be an invaluable resource for honing their professional skills, while new and current business owners can not only improve their business knowledge, but enhance that of their staffs by having them attend classes as well,” Anderson said.

Through a flexible, learner-centered curriculum, each AMA course integrates core knowledge with practical applications. Enrollment is available for those interested in attending courses on a certificate or non-certificate basis. The program is flexible, allowing an organization to have AMA courses customized to meet their specific needs. The customized course materials will be delivered to meet the organization’s audience, schedule and site preference.

The AMA Certificate and Professional Course series will begin with “Fundamentals of Human Resources” from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 28 to March 27, at SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, 70 County Route 59, just off Exit 14 of Route 481. It will offer a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to human resource management, from understanding basic human resources functions to using the Web for recruiting and selecting the latest information system.

Other courses in the series, all 6 to 9 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, will include:

“Leadership Skills for Managers,” Thursdays, March 1 to 29.

“Administrative Professionals: Skills for Success,” Mondays, April 2 to 30.

“Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals,” Thursdays, April 5 to May 3.

“Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace,” Thursdays, May 17 to June 14.

Additionally, the Division of Extended Learning will offer the following online classes:

“Taking Control with Time Management.”

“Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills.”

The single-course fee of $319 includes tuition, books and materials. A discount is offered for those wishing to complete a six-course University Certificate Program.

For more information or to register for a course, contact Barb Metcalf at 315-934-4900 or [email protected].

For detailed information about SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center programs, visit, email [email protected] or call 315-934-4900.