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Workforce Development Center

Through various training programs, workshops, career counseling, and skill-building initiatives, these centers help students acquire the necessary tools to succeed in their chosen careers and contribute effectively to the workforce.

Career Training Programs

Even though attending college can be a terrific route to a rewarding and successful profession, it’s not your only choice. It’s okay if you’re unsure whether college is right for you. There are other options available. A career training program is one of the most popular alternatives to college for recent high school graduates. Training for a career is exactly what it sounds like. Your education will get you ready for a job in a particular field. It can involve vocational training or professional instruction at a non-degree-granting institution. Students can explore more than 360 different types of career-related courses.

Our career training programs were created to prepare you for a new job, a promotion, or an industry certification. Course characteristics include:

  1. Open registration at any time.
  2. 24/7 course access through online learning.
  3. 3 to 18 months long.
  4. Dedicated student advisor support.

Get trained so you may find a better job in one of the expanding sectors today! Get more information on our most popular career training categories.

Self Learning Courses

The Continents States University, in partnership with Cengage, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for many in-demand occupations. All programs are designed by a team of professionals from each field, providing effective web-based learning programs.

Instructors and mentors actively participate in your online learning experience, responding to questions or concerns and encouraging and motivating you to succeed. With thorough and reasonably priced online career training programs, you may get ready for employment in some of the most sought-after career fields today. Many of these programs will also get you ready for professional certification exams in your area of interest.

Professional Training Programs

Many people do professional development, including educators, military commanders, non-commissioned officers, medical professionals, lawyers, accountants, and engineers. Professional development can be pursued for a variety of reasons, including a desire for lifelong learning, a sense of moral obligation, the need to maintain and advance one’s professional competence, accelerate career advancement, stay current with emerging trends in technology, and the need to adhere to regulatory standards for the field. There are standards for professional development for teachers in many American states. For instance, instructors in Arkansas are required to complete 60 hours of professional development each year. The names of professional development credits vary from state to state. A massive selection of more than 816 courses is available to all students.

You can advance in your personal or professional life by taking one of our Professional Training Programs. Course characteristics include:

  1. Instructor-led and self-paced learning options.
  2. Occupational transferrable skills.
  3. Six weeks and three months long.

frequently asked questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions about these courses. Reading and understanding the questions and answers are part of your successful learning pathway.

No. Our courses are entirely online. You can work on course material wherever and whenever you have Internet access.

While content will vary depending on the subject, all courses feature instructional text and a final exam. Many courses also include supplemental learning material, such as assignments, quizzes, audio, video, infographics, and hands-on labs.

Neither. Our courses were designed for flexible enrollment, meaning you can enroll any time of the year. However, courses may have a specific session start date.

Yes. If a course has a session start date, this is an “Instructor-Led” course. Courses without a session start date are “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses.

Instructor-Led courses are designed for structured group learning. These courses feature an instructor-moderated discussion board so you can interact with your session cohort. Self-Paced Tutorial courses are designed for completely independent learning, without instructor moderation or group discussion.

Instructor-Led courses operate on rolling monthly basis, with four available start dates. After enrolling, you will receive new lessons on a set schedule over a six-week period. Two lessons are released each week — one on Wednesday and one on Friday. The final exam is released consecutively with the 12th lesson. You will then have two weeks to complete the exam.

At the end of the two-week final exam period, an additional 10-day extension is automatically provided to finish any remaining course material. No additional extensions are provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced Tutorial courses are open enrollment, meaning you can enroll and start a course any time it is convenient. After enrolling, you will receive all lessons immediately and have three months access to complete the course content. Self-Paced Tutorial courses do not have extensions.

If you have course content-related questions, Instructor-Led courses feature a “Discussion Area” where you can engage with your instructor. Any questions regarding drops, transfers, refunds, progress reports, or password and email changes are handled by our Student Support department.

Your course grade depends solely on passing a final multiple-choice exam on the first attempt. While lessons include assignments and quizzes, they are not mandatory and will not impact your grade. The minimum passing score for the final exam is 80.

While you have one attempt to pass the final exam, you do have the option to save, review, and even print your answers prior to submitting. If you do not pass the final exam, you can contact the Student Support department for available options.

When you successfully complete the course by passing the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for download in your online classroom.

Continuing education courses are designed for personal and professional development. Generally, adults taking continuing education courses are working toward a personal and professional goal, such as gaining a new workplace skill, advancing a career, or simply learning to stimulate intellectual growth.

No, our courses are not-for-credit. However, some courses may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Units (PDU).