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Continuing Education Division

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The North Carolina Central University Continuing Education Division offers lifelong learning opportunities. Course activities include workshops, conferences, seminars, short programs, courses, and other structured educational experiences for students. Most programs offer certificates, though learners receive no college degree credits. The activities are designed for life enrichment and agency certification renewal, if applicable. Courses offered include in-service training for teachers, health workers, and other professions; corporate-sponsored training; training programs for units of government or industry; and personal enrichment programs. Other programs offered by the Division of Extended Studies include management training, medical billing and coding, travel agent training, wedding planning, and grant writing. Programs or courses that are requested by an agency or organization are held at sites on or away from NCCU's main campus and are customized to meet the specific needs of the customer.

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Online Programs

North Carolina Central University, in partnership with Ed2go, offers online programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for many in-demand occupations. Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors and mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Fundamental Courses

Choose from hundreds of short online courses to further your skills and career in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • College Readiness
  • Computer Applications
  • Design and Composition
  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Language and Arts
  • Law and Legal
  • Personal Development
  • Teaching and Education
  • Technology
  • Writing and Publishing

Career Training Courses 

These comprehensive online programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for many in-demand occupations. Programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction and Trades
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Writing

ProTrain Professional Development and Self-Improvement

North Carolina Central University, in partnership with ProTrain, LLC, offers affordable, online certification programs, either synchronous or self-paced, that can teach you the latest in-demand job skills.  

Sample Courses: Florist Career PrepGoogle Analytics

Certificate in Aging

The purpose of the Certificate in Aging is to teach health and mental-health professionals effective and evidenced informed ways to work with the aging population in a variety of settings.  Certificates of completion will be offered after each workshop, and a final certificate will be awarded when all requirements have been met. Participants not seeking the certificate are welcome to take individual workshops.

Students in the certificate program may take up to four courses:

Effective Social Work Practice with Older Adults: $125.00 (2.5 CEU)

This module focuses on effective social work practice with older adults and its impact. Particular attention will be given to discharge planning, ethical decision making, addressing ethical dilemmas, and interventions for addressing common ethical dilemmas. 

End-of-Life Issues: $125.00 (2.5 CEU)

Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This module will address the question of "What is dying well?" (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of a funeral.

Aging and Family Caregiving: $125.00 (2.5 CEU)

In this module, professionals will learn how the aging process affects both the individual and their family. Other topics include promoting the tasks of a family caregiver, communicating with aging adults, and policies affecting aging adults and their families. Services of the Family Caregiver Alliance will be reviewed, and innovative evidence-based programs identified.

Aging Well Working With Aging Adults of Diverse Cultures: $125.00 (2.5 CEU)

Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: the physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social, and intellectual. This module addresses each of these primary dimensions of wellness and provides strategies for maximizing wellness through the aging process. Purpose, mindfulness, and activity programming will be among the specific topics for discussion. Students are also introduced to the effects of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic differences, and cross-cultural variations in the perceptions and treatment of aging adults.

Hybrid and Teleconference Programs

School of Law Virtual Pre-Law Courses 

Introduction to the First-Year Law Experience: $198.00 (3.9 CEU)

Introduction to First-Year Law Experience offers 3 credit hours or 3.9 CEUs and is designed to introduce students to the study of law.  Upon the successful completion of this course, students will achieve the following:

  • Be able to explain basic legal doctrines.
  • Develop an ability to use and apply legal doctrines to facts.
  • Be able to effectively write case briefs.
  • Be able to discuss case law through the Socratic method.
  • Learn effective study habits and time management skills to be successful in law school.
The Basics of Legal Writing: $198.00 (3.9 CEU) 

The Basics of Legal Writing offers 3 credit hours or 3.9 CEUs and is designed to teach students practical legal writing skills. The course introduces students to the sources of law, statutory interpretation, and case law analysis. Writing effective legal correspondence, case briefs, pleadings, and legal memoranda will receive particular attention. Upon the successful completion of this course, students will achieve the following:

  • Understand the organization and structure of the American legal system.
  • Develop legal research, case analysis, and legal reasoning skills.
  • Be able to properly cite cases and legal authorities.
  • Be able to effectively research, organize, and write legal correspondence, case briefings, pleadings, and legal memoranda.

Contact Information

General Information Center
Phone: (919) 530-7620 or (919) 530-6324
Fax: (919) 530-5220
Email: continuingeducation@nccu.edu

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