Continuing Education Online

The Extended Campus offers non-credit online courses and certificate programs to help you advance your career, pivot to a new vocation or simply for personal enrichment. Courses are available in health care, business and management, technology, cybersecurity, criminal justice, and many other exciting, high-demand employment fields. Get the education and transferable skills you need wherever you are, whenever you want them. Enroll today and be on your way to a better, more secure job future.

family financial planning certificate

two women at deskFinancial planning is a career in demand. At a time when many Americans are reaching retirement age and many others are entering the workforce, the need for personal financial planning expertise is greater than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for financial advisors to grow by 11,600 jobs through 2029.

This program will prepare you for a career as a financial planner, investment advisor or wealth manager. Financial planners offer families and individuals the advice they need to make their money work for them. Students take online courses in financial planning, insurance planning, income tax planning, investment planning, estate planning and retirement planning, as well as a capstone course to provide real-world applications, all with a focus on families and individuals.

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Health Ed Today

woman in protective glasses looking at vialOur online Health Ed Today non-credit certification courses provide entry-level training for an array of today's fastest-growing medical fields. Programs can be completed in 2 to 6 months, and some are available in Spanish. All are mobile-ready, feature 24/7 learner support, and include all textbooks and material. Some programs offer an optional volunteer clinical externship opportunity with a local employer in your community, and laptop access is available for students without a suitable device.

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Overview: Clinical medical assistants perform various clinical tasks, including assisting with minor procedures and testing, administering medicine, performing EKGs, collecting laboratory specimens, and educating patients. Job opportunities are prevalent in many health care settings, such as physician’s offices, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and clinics.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $2,599
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: The Dental Assistant program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the fourth fastest-growing occupation in the health care technician field. Topics covered include the history and legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, tooth structure, dental equipment, and essential administrative and communication skills.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: A nationwide increase in kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, dialysis technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, maintain and repair equipment, work with patients during procedures, monitor and record vital signs, and administer local anesthetics and drugs.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: This program covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs). EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics and for insurance companies. Like other health care professions, demand is on the rise. In this program, you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, the technology the profession uses, how to interpret a rhythm strip, common cardiac medications, and the details of a myocardial infarction.
Length: 2-4 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: This program will prepare you to take advantage of the shift in health care toward electronic medical records. Employment opportunities are growing for health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and related positions. You will learn about the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data systems, as well as how to maintain medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: The job market for medical assistants is expected to grow 34% by 2024 because of the complexity and expansion of the U.S. health care system. This program will give you a well-rounded introduction to medical administration, enabling you to function effectively in many administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. You will learn aspects of medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, and management of medical records and practice finances.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: Medical billing and coding is one of the health care industry’s fastest-growing careers, with substantial need for professionals who understand how to code complex health care services and procedures for reimbursement of third-party insurance claims. This is a vital skill in most health care settings, including physician’s and chiropractor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, and physical therapy practices.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,799
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: The demand for pharmacy technicians continues to grow, with 400,000 technicians projected to be employed by the year 2024. Need is driven by such factors as the aging population, a shortage of registered pharmacists and the growing supply of new drugs. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, pharmacies and other health care settings.
Length: 2-4 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: The phlebotomist’s main job function is to obtain blood specimens from patients, a vital component of care in hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices. Industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024, driven by the complexity of U.S. health care services and the risks of infectious disease. This program will familiarize you with all aspects of blood collection, including medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, precautions involved when collecting specimens from special populations, and legal, ethical and regulatory issues.
Length: 2-4 months
Cost: $1,299
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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Overview: The U.S. pet population continues to grow steadily, and jobs for veterinary assistants and caretakers of laboratory animals are expected to rise 9% by 2030. The program will teach you about the care of common and exotic animals, as well as how to recognize signs of illness. Other topics include interaction with clients and their animals, assisting veterinarians during examinations, and such front-office administrative duties as fee collection, banking and accounts payable.
Length: 4-6 months
Cost: $1,899
Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
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JER Online

man in business suit at computerN.C. A&T has also partnered with JER Online to provide affordable continuing education and non-credit certification courses in a wide variety of in-demand fields. These programs can satisfy the need for critical training to keep your job skills up to date in today's rapidly changing business world.

JER Online specializes in career-track instruction and offers more than 650 non-credit certificates in subjects that include cybersecurity, medical and dental care, information technology, marketing and sales, project management, paralegal, computer networks and programming, social media, supply management, websites, and writing.

Our programs feature high-quality, instructor-led and self-directed online courses and certificates. Learn what you need, where you are, when it works for you.

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Contact: Pat White, Extended Campus: Continuing Education
Phone:
336-334-7810Toll free: 1-888-323-6237 | Email: extendedcampus@ncat.edu or whitep@ncat.edu