Learning Boosts Your Professional Credibility
If your career needs a professional boost, consider gaining new credentials or advanced training that can help you move up the ladder or improve your resume, giving you an advantage over co-workers or other potential job candidates.
You can find a variety of certification training and professional development classes at Spartanburg Community College’s Corporate & Community Education Division, which offers flexible, non-credit courses on-campus, in your community and online that can raise your career status.
Career Credibility through non-credit courses
“The basic difference between non-credit and credit courses,” explains Robert Leslie, dean of CCE, “is that students who successfully participate in credit courses earn academic credit towards a diploma, certificate or associate degree; those in non-credit courses do not. Instead, they earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or a certificate of completion, which is generally accepted by employers depending on industry and certification.”
But don’t think a lack of academic credit means a lack of opportunity to bring clout to a career. Because CCE courses are geared towards adult learners, students completing the coursework are poised to:
• Advance a career or develop additional jobs skills
Adding to your skill set through CCE courses is a compelling way to become more useful (and indispensable) at your current job. It also adds versatility and value to your resume when the time comes to seek a new vocation or other employment.
• Explore a new career
CCE courses position you to pursue an interest in a prospective career and better learn about its reality and requirements.
• Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
You’ll find a myriad of ongoing professional coursework through CCE that helps ensure that your knowledge and skills are up-to-date with the latest trends impacting your field. CEUs are most often required for those in the educational, healthcare, social work and construction sectors, as well as code officials and business and industry professionals.
• Discover or fulfill a personal interest
Personal enrichment courses allow you to learn more about a new skill or interest for your own pleasure.
Adding skills toward a new career
Have you ever thought about being your own boss? CCE has courses that can aid you in discovering if you have what it takes to make a living doing what you love, and that can teach you the planning and support skills you’ll need to successfully open and maintain your new business venture.
What kind of business? Opportunities abound for you to explore diverse options, such as cell phone repair, sewing, cake decorating, computers and more. Or, consider adding polish and authority to an interest by earning a certificate in one of the programs currently offered by CCE.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Certified Logistics Associate
- Human Resources Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP)
- Office Administration Certificate
- Professional Cake Decorating
- Accounting (QuickBooks)
For more information on SCC’s Corporate & Community Education offerings, call (864) 592-4900 or visit www.sccsc.edu/cce.