I'm not familiar with some of the terms for non-credit courses, what's the difference?
- Prerequisites are preliminary skills or knowledge that must be acquired before enrollment in a course. This generally refers to a particular course or courses that must be taken before another course.
- Credit Courses are those which can be used for a degree, even if a student does not want to earn a degree.
- Noncredit Courses are professional development or personal enrichment courses that can be used to upgrade skills, further your career and goals. Noncredit courses will not count towards a degree program.
- CEU or Continuing Education Unit is a nationally-recognized unit of measurement for a variety of noncredit programs applying toward relicensure, promotion or career advancement. CEU credit is not applicable toward degrees, credentials or credential renewal.
- Certificate Programs are designed for individuals seeking in-depth knowledge and competency in a specialized area, but who do not need a degree. With segments building upon one another, these programs utilize a creative blending of theory and practice for effective learning. Some programs offer optional academic units. Others offer continuing education units (CEUs). Upon successful completion of a program, a certificate is awarded.
- Certification requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to enroll in a specialized program. Certification usually involves testing upon completion and is conferred by an outside agency.