The University of Southern Indiana was founded in the year 1965. It has student strength of more than 10,000 and offers 70 bachelors degree, 10 masters degree and one doctoral degree. The university is spread over an area of 1400 acres outside of Evansville in southern Indiana. The university also has a continuing education section where it enrolls more than 15000 individuals. The University of Southern Indiana does not have undergraduate or graduate level online courses. But they do offer certificate and diploma courses through online means of education. Some of the online courses offered by different centres of the university are as follows.
Paralegal Certificate Course – The university through the Center for Legal Studies offers Paralegal Certificate Course through online means of education. The only requirement for the course is to have a computer system and a working internet connection. Students have the facility to access the study material and other resources of the course online at all times. The course duration is 14 weeks divided into two halves for paralegal I and paralegal II. Students register themselves for the course and receive the confirmation with a password that is used by them to access the course online
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course – this is a certificate course on Advanced Paralegal Studies which is divided into six different topics. Once the students complete all six of these of topics, they are being awarded the certificate. Each of these six topics is completed in seven weeks through online sessions. Before students start this certificate course, they are required to finish their Core requirements first in order to be eligible. There is no order in which the six courses have to be completed. Students can choose any of them as they wish. Coursework for the certificate course includes the following subjects:
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Advanced Legal Research
- Family Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
- Criminal Procedure
- Bankruptcy Law
- Immigration Law
- Victim Advocacy
- Intellectual Property
- Water Law
Students are required to spend atleast 40 to 50 hours studying and preparing for examinations and submitting assignments. When they complete any six of the course topics they are awarded the certificate.
The university has also combined with ed2go to offer online programs for developing skills and expertise for various professional level positions in a number of popular occupations. Some of them are:
Healthcare and Fitness – In this sector the following courses are available for working professionals through online sessions.
- Administrative Medical Specialist
- Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer
- Advanced Hospital Coding
- Advanced Coding
- Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep
- Emergency Management Training for First Responders
Business and Professional – in this sector the following courses are available for working professionals through online sessions.
- Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2007 Master
- Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2007 Training
- Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2010 Master
- Building Analyst Quick Start
Media and Design – In this sector the following courses are available for working professionals through online sessions.
- Digital Arts Certificate
- Game Art Certificate
- Event Management and Design
- Graphic Design with Photoshop