February 20, 2014
(Columbia, MD) – This spring, Howard Community College is offering nearly 50 new noncredit continuing education courses. Among them are a series of wellness and stress relief courses that focus on mindfulness meditation—an initiative that helps people cope better with life’s everyday challenges as recently featured in TIME magazine, The Baltimore Sun, and other national and regional publications. More new wellness classes cover bone health, family nutrition, dementia, and other personal health topics.
To meet local workforce and individual professional development needs, new courses will also be offered in child care; certifications and licenses; entrepreneurship and self-employment; and health care. There are also new English as a Second Language courses, lifelong learning classes, and offerings for the 60+ population. Online registration begins February 20; walk-in, fax, and mailed registrations start March 11. Mailed brochures reach county residences in early March.
Residents interested in entrepreneurship can take in-person classes about how to connect to the Hispanic market and how to start a professional makeup business. An online entrepreneurship class offers the chance for professionals to earn a Continuing Education Entrepreneurship Certificate.
A new certification preparation course provides training to anyone who operates or plans to operate a powered industrial lift truck or forklift. This course meets two of the three Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for certification. For residents who speak English as a second language and need to sharpen their writing skills, a set of grammar classes have been added.
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 view a 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.