USEK Continuing Learning Center (UCLC)

Ongoing Courses

OCTOBER

Budgeting and Cost Control for Businesses

Business decision-making involves analyzing situations that entail varying degrees of risk. This course introduces you to the core principles of cost control and management accounting functions. It covers a range of central concepts, such as job costing and ABC costing. You will discover how to use costing to make informed management decisions and learn how to perform a cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis and compile a budget for a business in keeping with its strategic plans and objectives.

Instructor : Elie Akouri, PhD
Starting date : October 5, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

Strategic Management

This course will take students on a journey during which they will learn to analyze the business environment of a company, select a strategy, and construct the organizational structure necessary to put such a strategy into action. Students will be taught to use all the functional skills (i.e., accounting, finance, marketing, etc.) they have learned to study organizational problems within the context of real-world business case studies.

Instructor : Nada Sarkis, PhD
Starting date : October 12, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration : 23 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Hospitality and Event Management

This course will tackle event management from a simplified, yet different perspective. It will give participants a few tricks and tips for choosing a theme, planning it from A to Z, and working on different setups, in addition to many other related subjects.

Instructor : Ms. Gaelle Rbeiz
Starting date : October 4, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

Strategic Brand Management

This course is intended to improve the students’ marketing skills and their understanding of specific branding topics, and to examine the “big picture” of how various aspects of marketing “fit together”, all from a brand equity perspective. Specifically, the course aims to introduce:
  • the role of brands, the concept of brand equity, and the advantages of creating strong brands.
  • the three main ways to build brand equity by properly choosing brand elements, designing marketing programs and activities, and leveraging secondary associations.
  • different approaches to measuring brand equity and how to implement a brand equity measurement system.
  • alternative branding strategies and how to design a brand architecture strategy and devise a brand.

Instructor : Ms. Suzanne El Khoury
Starting date : October 13, 2021
Schedule : Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 250 USD – 379,000 LBP

The Lebanese Question (1920-1991)

The contemporary history of Lebanon is marked by the country’s fierce struggle to maintain its territorial integrity and independence. As the first political entity established in the Middle East with institutional roots going back to the Middle Ages, Lebanon forged its own personality under the Mutasarrifiyya regime. This was confirmed with the establishment of the Republic of Lebanon (1926) and the Independence (1943).

Following its independence, Lebanon experienced periods of relative stability and prosperity based on an unwritten “National Pact”. Among the numerous states built on the remains of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East, Lebanon is still struggling to forge its own identity free from regional and Western dominations in the wake of the two World Wars and the Cold War. This course tackles several critical topics to provide a thorough understanding of the historical factors currently shaping and influencing events and the future of Lebanon and the region.

Instructor : Mr. Elie Elias
Starting date : October 6, 2021
Schedule : Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration : 18 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 250 USD – 379,000 LBP

Syriac Language

La langue syriaque, langue maternelle de Jésus, est un dialecte araméen, rendu célèbre par saint Éphrem qui en a en partie assuré la renommée internationale, et autrefois parlé de la Chine au sud de l’Inde et dans tout le Croissant fertile. Les cours porteront sur les thèmes suivants :
  • l’histoire de la langue
  • l’écriture
  • la morphologie
  • le lexique
  • la syntaxe

Instructor : Fr. Youssef Dergham
Starting date : October 6, 2021
Schedule : Wednesdays from 6: 00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 200 USD - 303,000 LBP

Spanish Language I

This beginner-level course is an introduction to the Spanish language, with the students learning to present themselves and others and to talk briefly about their country /city.

Instructor : Ms. Rita Hanna Daher
Starting date : October 8, 2021
Schedule : Fridays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Duration : 30 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Italian Language I

This course is for all beginners with no previous exposure to the Italian language. The lessons will be given in Italian, and the instructor will provide explanations in English only when necessary. The lessons will be based on a communicative approach featuring everyday situations. The basic patterns and structures of the language will be pointed out so that students can acquire a basic knowledge of its specificity.

Instructor : Ms. Caterina Brianda
Starting date : October 4, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Fridays, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Duration : 20 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

Chinese Language I

This beginner-level course will teach students the basics of the Chinese language, especially characters, pronunciation, and tones.
Participants will slowly get accustomed to the Chinese characters, how to read/write them correctly, and how to write and understand simple sentences as well as engage in simple dialogues.

Instructor : Ms. Caren Chemali
Starting date : October 5, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duration : 30 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Broadcast Station Management

Brief Description: This course provides advanced material for students and practitioners in the radio/TV industry. Focusing on international processes and strategies, it helps participants stay prepared for their toughest tests in the production and creative television world.

Instructor : Mr. Roland Aouad
Starting date : October 5, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Duration : 23 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Cosmetic Formulation

This course tackles the science of cosmetic formulation: the raw materials, their proportions, and the procedures needed to formulate a personal care product. It approaches the formulation of facial, body, sun, baby, and hair care, in addition to hair styling and hygiene cosmetics. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand the list of ingredients of a personal care product, set a manufacturing procedure, and conduct stability testing. This course is a combination of lessons and live demonstrations.
Prerequisite : BS or MS in Chemistry, Biology, or Pharmacy
Level : Intermediate to advanced

Instructor : Rindala El Khoury, PhD
Starting date : October 4, 2021
Schedule : Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Poultry farming techniques

This course highlights the principles of poultry production and focuses on the best poultry farming practices, as well as the establishment and management of hatcheries and farms. Topics covered include broilers, breeders, and layers production from an economical, management, nutritional, health, and biosecurity standpoint.

Instructor : Alain Abi Rizk, PhD
Starting date : October 4, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Duration : 45 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 450 USD – 682,000 LBP

Basics of Digital Design

This course introduces the basic circuits for digital design and the elements used for basic logical operations. Covering number systems, binary codes, digital arithmetic, logic gates, Boolean Algebra, and arithmetic circuits, it focuses on reasoning methods that allow the analysis or synthesis of logical systems. Such concepts related to logic circuits are important in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, industrial control, and many other areas.

Instructor : Tilda Karkour Akiki, PhD
Starting date : October 5, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Duration : 30 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Brain Boosting / Rester Jeune du Cerveau avec la Méthode ENCÉFAL

La méthode Encefal est une méthode scientifique unique et ludique dont le but est de stimuler les fonctions cérébrales grâce aux jeux et aux activités de loisir.

Instructor : Marise Aoun Kassab, PhD
Starting date : October 11, 2021
Schedule : Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Duration : 20 hours
Delivery mode : On-campus
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

NOVEMBER

Technical Drawing and AutoCAD 2D and 3D

The objective of this course is to initiate students to technical drawings and to the use of the AutoCAD software. It is a first-time course about learning the fundamentals of reading and composing technical drawings in 2D and 3D. Students are initiated to freehand sketching, multi-view drawing, section views, and building architecture drawing.

Instructor : Bechara Nehme, PhD
Starting date : November 2, 2021
Schedule : Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Duration : 30 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

This course introduces basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence, working with data (preparing, analyzing, and presenting), as well as preliminaries in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and Natural Language Processing. The course includes hands-on examples with different applications, using Python3 along with the corresponding libraries. As prerequisite, participants only need to have basic knowledge in programming (any language).

Instructor : Charles Yaacoub, PhD
Starting date : November 15, 2021
Schedule : Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

Traditional Lebanese Mouneh Heritage: A Tool Towards Sustainability

Mouneh is the traditional Lebanese pantry and is the object of renewed interest as it offers healthy and tasty options for consumers and low environmental impacts related to its production. The course aims to introduce mouneh heritage, to communicate best production methods, and to shed light on innovation in this field. It delivers recipes, science-based methods, and techniques, as well as information on the nutritional aspects, best preservation methods, and innovative examples combining mouneh with modernity. By the end of the course, students will be able to produce high quality mouneh products with sustainability and creativity.

Instructor : Marc Bou Zeidan, PhD
Starting date : November 1, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 250 USD – 379,000 LBP

Life Skills

Life skills improve our personal development and increase our awareness and identity, as they help develop talents and enhance our life quality and self-confidence. Personal development enables us to achieve our full potential and enjoy a happier life and state of mind. These methods, tools, and techniques will allow for initiating inner change and growing in confidence.

Instructor : Ms. Paula Hayek
Starting date : November 8, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 250 USD – 379,000 LBP

Auditing Standards and Procedures

The AICPA’s Accounting Standards Board distinguishes between auditing standards and audit procedures by stating that “Auditing procedures are acts that the auditor performs during the course of an audit to comply with auditing standards”.
This course is intended to introduce auditing standards and procedures as a measure of audit quality and the objectives to be achieved in an audit, enabling students to differentiate between internal and external audit, types of audits, types of auditing opinions, and the preparation of a complete audit file. It will explain how to act objectively by conducting highly systematic and independent audit work.

Instructor : Elias Bou Gharios, PhD
Starting date : November 1, 2021
Schedule : Mondays and Fridays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration : 20 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 300 USD – 455,000 LBP

Ideation

The ideation workshop is dedicated to teaching the methodology of ideating based on a problem or a need in an effective and innovative way. Generating an idea may seem easy but finding an innovative solution out of a problem is far from obvious unless you follow an analytical and critical thinking methodology. Participants will trigger their creativity by examining the issue, decomposing it, and suggesting multiple solutions for it. These options will eventually be narrowed down to come up with an innovative solution that answers the identified needs.

Instructor : Mr. Elie Akhrass
Workshop date : Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Schedule : From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Duration : 6 hours
Delivery mode : Online
Course fee : 200 USD – 303,000 LBP

Introduction to Painting

This course teaches the basics of painting on paper and canvas, and how to choose a topic in correlation with the composition. Collage, gouache, aquarelle, pastel, acrylic, and oil are the techniques introduced in this course.

Instructor : Ms. Maya Tohme
Starting date : November 8, 2021
Schedule : Mondays, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Duration : 15 hours
Delivery mode : On-campus
Course fee : 400 USD – 606,000 LBP
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