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Professional Development Options

The Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies offers non-credit professional development courses and certificates designed to assist working professionals in strengthening job skills and meeting continuing education requirements. These include prep courses for certain industry-specific certifications. Our office also offers students a chance to take a class or two for personal or professional enrichment without enrolling in a full degree program.

Project Management Professional Exam Preparation

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is suited for anyone working directly or indirectly in project environments and demonstrates a thorough understanding of project best practices. Through this online program, students will prepare themselves for the Project Management Institute® (PMI) Project Management Exam.

Society for Human Resource Management Exam Prep

The global HR credentials through the Society for Human Resource ManagementSHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. This intensive 10-week program combines expert instruction with the 2017 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Online Non-Credit Courses and Certificates

These online learning courses and certificates are offered through partnerships with providers such as Health Ed Today and UGotClass.  They are provided by expert instructors and students can participate anytime, day or evening, from any computer.  Many courses are available as either a single, stand-alone class or as part of a certificate program.

Non-Degree Study and Auditing Courses

You may take classes at Elmira College without officially applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree.  If, at a later time, you decide to pursue a degree, these classes may be applied towards a degree program. For graduate coursework, only 12 credits of non-degree courses may be matriculated to a degree program.

If you are interested in taking an undergraduate course, a full application is not needed. Students will need to complete and submit the following:

If you are interested in taking a graduate course, a full application will be needed.  Students will need to complete and submit the following:

Students may audit a course with the consent of the instructor.  An auditor is expected to attend classes, complete the assignments, and participate in class discussions, but is not required to take examinations.  No credit is given for an audited course. Students interested in auditing a class will need to submit the following:

* Students born after January 1, 1957 only.