Southeastern announces spring 2015 non-credit courses

Monday, February 2, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Non-Credit Programs is offering non-credit courses for career and personal enrichment for adults and young people, and registration is now underway.

Spring 2015 non-credit career enrichment courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in new career topics, including "Fluid Power Systems," a revised "Court Reporting" class, and, for businesses, a revised "Program for Supervisors and Team Leaders" and "Boosting Your Bottom Line."

Personal and teacher enrichment credits can be earned for new courses in "Monster Movies," "So You Want to Write a Novel," "The Novel: Critique, Revision and Publishing," "American Sign Language," and "Blues Guitar."

Director of Non-Credit Programs Charlotte Collins said that although no college credits are earned for these programs, students do have the opportunity to earn CEUs, Professional Development Units (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 added. "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."

Collins said workforce and professional development continues to be a focus for 2015 course offerings.

"Our courses are designed to build participants' resumes and to assist organizations with professional development through customized training for groups of five or more," she added. Teachers, in particular, are required to continue their learning, and we have many options beyond the new offerings listed above."

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 Confidence" 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," "SHRM Essentials of HR Management," "Notary Test Prep," "Project Management," "Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement," "Investment Fundamentals and Strategies," "How Money Works on a Teacher's Salary," "Utilizing the Stock Market Game," "Adobe Photoshop for Photography," and "Introduction to Screenwriting," to name a few, are still offered. In addition, the popular Excel series, computer 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 at the Madisonville Branch Library. Classes can also be customized for groups of five or more at a location of 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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