July 25, 2013
(Columbia, MD) - This fall Howard Community College is offering over 50 new noncredit continuing education courses. Online registration is now underway; walk-in, fax, and mailed registrations starts Aug. 8. Mailed brochures reach county residences the second week of August.
New courses are offered in business, communications, entrepreneurship and self-employment, child care, English as a second language, health care, and lifelong learning. There are also new offerings for the 60+ population and all county residents have the opportunity to explore new topics online.
Residents interested in business, communications, entrepreneurship and leadership courses have a variety of topics to choose from including media training and starting or growing a small business. New online continuing education courses range from the chance to earn a certificate in customer research to a management certificate.
STEM-Focused Preschool Curriculum 45 Hours features a series of courses designed to help child care professionals develop STEM curriculum while earning the curriculum half of the 90-hour preschool child care teacher certification. A new Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course has also been added for child care professionals with limited or no medical training to receive a course completion card in First Aid, CPR, AED, to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Reading and vocabulary courses have been added in the English as a Second Language Program for residents to improve reading, speaking, and writing skills while learning new vocabulary. For health care professionals, new medical office skills courses have been added for medical coding/billers to learn anatomy and pathophysiology, and ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM medical coding.
Most classes are grade-free and exam-free, except licensure/certification offerings. Businesses may also arrange customized training for groups of staff members on the company site or at the college’s business training facilities.
Click here to see the full listing of new continuing education noncredit courses at Howard Community College. For more information, call HCC’s Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 443-518-1700 or visit coned.howardcc.edu.