The Corridor’s Continuing Education Guide

Continuing Education
Continuing education courses can help you in your professional or personal life.

With Corridor-area universities and colleges about to begin the fall semester, we thought it would be helpful to provide a quick continuing education guide.

Whether you need continuing education credits or just want to pick up some classes to stay sharp, this continuing education guide is here to help you succeed.

Brookhaven College

The Workforce and Continuing Education Office is located in the Student Services Center, building S, room S022. You can register for workforce training or continuing education courses in person, online via “eConnect” or by phone or mail.

Because continuing education courses have different start dates than traditional classes, it is important to look at the course schedule and register three days before the class begins. These courses have limited enrollment so registering early is best.

Brookhaven offers many online classes, which are perfect for a busy body. These courses usually have four different start dates, so you can select a date that fits in your busy schedule.

With some courses starting on August 21, you should register now to ensure your spot in the class. For more information, visit Brookhaven College’s website or call 972-860-4715.

Dallas Baptist University North

You can register for classes at Dallas Baptist North in person, on a “Full Service Saturday” or by fax.

Classes usually meet one night per week and can start between 5:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. DBU North also offers Friday night and Saturday classes and one-week or two-week mini-sessions.

In order to attend classes in the “Professional Studies” or certificate programs, you must apply and be accepted. Be prepared to write a 250-word essay, provide official transcripts from previous college work and pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.

If you wish to take courses without seeking a degree or certificate, you can register as a non-degree-seeking student. Complete your application online to bypass the $25 fee. If you try to sign up for a class that has a prerequisite, you must supply an official transcript showing you’ve taken the prerequisite course.

With some classes starting on August 26, it’s the perfect time to start the registration process. For more information, sign up for a free information session here or visit Dallas Baptist North’s website.

Le Tourneau University

In order to take continuing education courses, you must register as a non-degree seeking student. Be prepared to complete a single class application (valid for one semester), prove you’ve earned a high school diploma or college degree—if you want to take a graduate-level course and review the course’s requirements.

Take a look at the non-traditional, or working adult, courses online to check availability and start dates for classes.  Le Tourneau offers classes both in the classroom and online.

Web registration for fall module I classes, which start on August 26, ends on August 22. For more information, visit Le Tourneau’s Dallas website or call 214-932-1100.

Southern Methodist University in Plano

You can register for classes and browse courses all online (look for the “P” symbol on the far right for the Plano campus). If you don’t feel comfortable registering online, you can stop by the campus or mail or fax a registration form to SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education office.

Personal enrichment, professional development or online courses are all available. Most classes meet at night, but class sessions vary depending on the course.

Fall registration is open now and with some classes starting as early as August 17, it’s a great time to begin browsing courses. For more information, visit SMU Plano’s website or call 214-768-2273.

Strayer University

Strayer University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in eight fields. In order to apply, you should contact the campus and select a program, submit an application and $50 fee and then register for your classes.

You must speak with an admissions officer to register for classes, but you can browse courses online. The fall quarter begins on October 7, so it’s a good time to set up an appointment with an officer.

Contact the campus by calling 972-773-8300 or email northdallas@strayer.edu to set up an appointment. For more information, visit Stayer University’s website.

University of Texas at Dallas

UTD offers eleven professional and certificate programs, including a “self-paced, online ‘mini MBA’.” Some courses allow you to register online, like the Leading SAP Change 3-Day Workshop, but others require that you complete an application and apply online.

Courses are offered online and in the classroom at convenient times for professionals. Take a look at the certificates offered and the courses you need to take here.

With some courses beginning on August 26, it’s essential for you to browse the course catalog and register for classes now.  For more information, visit UTD’s executive education website.

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