Southeastern announces fall 2014 non-credit courses

Monday, August 18, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Registration is now underway for fall non-credit courses at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Sponsored by the Office of Non-Credit Programs, the courses are designed for career and personal enrichment for adults and youth.

New fall enrichment courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in several career courses including Primavera P6 Virtual, Professional Development for Supervisors and Team Leaders, QuickBooks Certification, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) Learning System, Six Sigma, You are the Customer Experience, and a certification prep in Winning through Customer Service.

Teacher enrichment credits can be earned for new courses in Advanced Novel Writing, Elizabeth I of England, King Arthur and Robin Hood and Understanding the Stock Market Game for Teachers. Personal enrichment includes new classes in Ballefuse, Lion Up Bootcamp, and Survival Spanish and English.

"Workforce and professional development continues to be a focus for 2014 course offerings"said Director of Non-Credit Programs Charlotte Collins. "Our courses are designed to build participants' resumes and to assist organizations with professional development through customized training for groups of five or more. Teachers, in particular, are required to continue their learning, and we have many options beyond the new offerings listed above."

Collins said that although no college credits are earned for these programs, students do have the opportunity to earn CEUs, PDUs or other certificates for career enrichment courses. These are short term classes with no enrollment requirements and are open to the public.

"Our career enrichment courses underscore the value of continuing education, especially for top demand occupations in Louisiana," Collins said. "By providing continuing education units (CEU's), Southeastern's non-credit courses assist participants with their personal career portfolio and organizations with a nationally recognized standard for training. It can help your resume stand out from the crowd."

Southeastern offers a wide variety of non-credit courses taught by Southeastern faculty and qualified professional instructors. For youth, ACT Test prep classes and Acting for Kids Konfidence are offered in the fall and spring. A variety of academic and recreational camps are also offered during the summer, including Zoom into Careers, Art Workshop, and Summer Music Camps within the Community Music School.

Collins said that returning, popular non-credit courses such as QuickBooks test preparation, Court Reporting for Voice Recorders, SHRM Learning System, SHRM Essentials of HR Management, Notary Test Prep, Project Management, ACT Test Prep, Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement, Investment Fundamentals and Strategies, How Money Works on a Teacher's Salary, Makeup for Cinema, Adobe Photoshop for Photography, Henry XIII, Novel Writing, and Introduction to Screenwriting, among others, are still offered. In addition, the popular Excel series, Introduction to Computers, Internet, and Social Media Marketing classes will be continued at the Madisonville Branch Library.

Classes are offered at Southeastern's main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, as well as the computer classes held in at the Madisonville Branch Library. Classes can also be customized for groups of five or more at a location of your choice, Collins said.

For further information and a complete list of courses, visit the website, or contact Collins at or 985-549-2301.

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