Center for Professional Education

Aims of CPE

CPE aims to build long term relationships with the organizations and individuals creating well-tailored training and education courses and programs that compatible with their requests and needs.
More broadly, the Center intends to contribute to the improvement of the Cambodian business environment through the development of human capital and the institutional structure.

Potentials of CPE

CPE presents educational choices suitable with an individual’s career and development or institution’s targets and development by benefiting from the expert skills of Paragon International University’s academic units and academicians in different fields.

Range of Courses and Programs

CPE offers a wide range of professional education and training courses and programs for organizations and individuals; from skills and career development to supervisory and managerial courses, and professional executive programs.

Courses and Programs

CPE offers a wide range of professional education and training courses and programs for organizations and individuals; from skills and career development to supervisory and managerial courses, and professional executive programs.

Extension Program

The Extension Program is an extra curriculum program where members of the public (including but are not limited to high school graduates, working adults, and students from other universities) are offered the opportunity to take regular sessions of Paragon International University’s daytime courses in the Fall and Spring semesters by applying to the Center for Professional Education (CPE).

After the enrollment period of current Paragon.U students ends, the public may pursue concurrent enrollment if space is available. However, in order to qualify for the courses, it is the responsibility of the prospective student to meet the prerequisites for the course they are interested in.

The cost for the extension program is $300 per unit for undergraduate courses and $350 for graduate courses. Alumni of Paragon.U are entitled to a 20% discount.

Registration can be done at the front desk. If there are available seats for the course, the prospective trainee must pay 50% of the course fee in order to reserve his/her place, as placement in the course is on a first-come, first-served basis. The trainee must pay the remainder of his/her balance by the end of the 8th week of the semester.

Trainees can receive one of two kinds of certificates:
– certificate of participation means that the trainee attended.
– certificate of completion means that the trainee has performed the work and met the requirements for the course.

Digital Literacy

Computers and in general Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have powerfully stepped into the daily life of every one of us. Whether you are a computer scientist working all day with computers, a manager interested in using the powerful tools provided by nowadays software, or just a student interested in writing an essay, you sooner or later find yourself in front of a computer. ICT represents a powerful tool for making your business run faster, more efficient and productive. In running your business, you might use digital technologies to:

  • Sell goods or services (e-commerce, including apps)
  • Source materials (B2B transactions)
  • Manage your finances and employees (HR or accounting software)
  • Market your business online (including social media)
  • Perform research
  • Perform data analysis

Also, if you are a student you need to have digital literacy skills. ICT can support and enhance every learning experience, but only if you have a clear understanding of how to use the tools that the web provides to you. CPE at Paragon International University is the leader in providing high-quality courses that can give you, or your employees, the right skills in digital literacy, to boost your capabilities and make you a smart user of the amazing ICT tools that are available.

If you want to master ICT tools or you want to promote the human resources of your business, contact us. We will find the best solution for you, in accordance with your needs and your requests.

We don’t provide pre-packaged courses, but shaped solutions to your needs, giving you the opportunity to be capable to learn by yourself.

Examples of topics we can cover:

  • Google Tools
  • Cisco Academy course
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Open Source online services for cooperation, project management, and research
  • How to perform smart research online
  • Knowledge Management
  • and many more…

Using English as Global Handshake

English is not just a language these days; it is a stylish global handshake saying more than words do about you. Effectively secure your welcome abroad by mastering it! Find out which of our following courses interest you most:

Oral and Written English Presentation

We are helping you with every aspect of oral or written English presentation—strategy, tactics, contents, delivery, Q&A, damage control, lasting impact, etc. The course includes considerations of critical thinking, optimal articulation, interpersonal dynamics, psychology and ethics masterfully combined to give you the edge in effectiveness. A must for professionals who want to make an impressive statement about themselves in exigent circles. The first five sessions cover both the oral and the written versions of the presentation, being designed to inform the choice you might have between them. The last five sessions highlight the specificity of each system of communication and complete your basic training. Expect lots of practical involvement, as in our workshops the theory gets quickly put to work for reaping maximal benefits.

Tap into the English Media

Why spend on fish instead of on learning how to fish? There is plenty of valuable information ‘swimming’ for free in the international English media and apt to support your intellectual growth. In our sixteen-session course, we cover the basic vocabulary, sentence structures and news-style delivery for the main areas of public interest—politics, crime, weather forecast and natural disasters, business and finance, technology, entertainment, medicine and health care, as well as sports. We give you the basic analytic and linguistic tools to keep abreast of the latest international developments, thus enabling you subsequently to engage in unaided self-learning. What is it to understand an informative message? Who did what to whom, why, when, where and how? Through intensive Q&A exchanges, you will be empowered to make sense of, and critically relate to, the latest international developments.

International Investment Explorations

At the current stage of capitalism, willy-nilly we are all investors. Although we cannot guarantee you handsome financial gains as such, we do the next best thing, which is to enable you to explore lucrative international contexts for financial investment. Brush up on your financial English and get valuable knowledge in the process by joining us for a ten-stage journey around the financial world. Learn hands-on-the-job how to use key concepts in finance and share with others your opinions on specific cases. We clarify, analyze, comment, question and vigorously joke about the promises contained in short professional videos on hot financial destinations. Guaranteed solid gains in knowledge and fun!

Tourism English

An ancient saying from along the Silk Road likens good traveling companions to water in the desert. If so, why not get your presence even more bubbly and refreshing? For people in the tourism industry, we have the perfect ten-week package to master the basics of English communication. Learn to address the needs, interests and desires of those who travel mostly for enjoyment. And be yourself one of their most enjoyable encounters by mastering the linguistic skills required to provide a memorable welcome. Conversely, use the same knowledge from the other end in order to maximize your comfort when traveling abroad.

English for Government Officials

With tourism comes specific responsibilities toward the visitors. A concise, efficient, entirely practice-oriented English course designed to deal with ten major types of situations where official intervention is usually needed: issuing or requesting documents, conducting investigations, soliciting cooperation from witnesses, offering directions, handling emergencies, conveying warnings, making sense of a confusing situation, explaining a special procedure, breaking traumatic news, or assisting foreign victims of natural disasters. The expectations of visitors from abroad need to be understood and put in a context before being dealt with; our easy English course provides the minimal tools for precisely such efficient, culturally sensitive and mutually fulfilling exchanges.

Conducting International Negotiations

Everything is negotiable unless otherwise stated. If you know how to formulate it, an abrupt ‘no’ can be turned into a promise of future cooperation and possible agreement. Join us for a ten-week inquiry about the basic strategies, dynamics, crises, risks, damage control and not least resumption of negotiations. Learn to analyze the demands of business partners and to match them with your most advantageous responses. “The good general wins with a mere frown,” thought Sun Tzu; if so, imagine how much better for your skin it would be to convey this threat in optimally chosen, wisely measured words. Expect subtle considerations of cultural sensitivity, psychology, semiotics, intersubjective dynamics, and sustainability to spice up and give depth even to your silences.

Woo Your Multinational Employer

This course teaches you how to make the most of your talents and professional skills in a recruitment process supposed to culminate with a job interview. We examine in detail the various steps in the selection process and teach you how to present yourself optimally across various media—from the banal photo affixed to a job application form to the cover letter, the phone calls, the written correspondence and all the way to the job interview that seals the fate of your candidature. We show you how recruiters think about and read you in order to ensure you give yourself the best chances when applying. Moreover, we effectively assist you with a multidirectional improvement aimed at landing you the coveted position.