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DSU @ Georgetown   Connected Degree Programs Delaware State University, in collaboration with Delaware Technical & Community College, offers DTCC students who have earned an Associate Degree, the opportunity to complete a Bachelors Degree in a convenient accelerated format.  Connected degrees that can be completed on the Georgetown campus include: Social Work (BSW) Note: Additional courses may be needed to complete the accelerated degree if transferring  credits from an institution other than DTCC. Convenient Location For students from Salisbury to Milford, and Laurel to Rehoboth, the DSU location in Sussex County is conveniently located on the Delaware Technical & Community College campus in Georgetown, at the intersection of Routes 113 and 404. DSU offices are located in Room 512 of the Carter Partnership Center. Directions Affordability Students who transfer into connected degree programs receive $1000 per year in scholarship monies and may be eligible for many other scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans. With two years of transfer credit from the community college, and an accelerated course sequence, students can complete their Bachelor’s degree affordably. Tuition and Fees Dedicated Faculty Accomplished faculty serve the Georgetown location to help our students excel academically and to perform professionally upon graduation.    Make Your Mark at DSU!  

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  Course Description : This is a current and comprehensive 64-hour course on configuring, diagnosing, and repairing microcomputers and associated technologies. Topics covered include how computers work, how software and hardware work together, the systems board, understanding and managing memory, floppy disk and hard disk drives, installing and supporting disk drives, troubleshooting fundamentals, supporting I/O devices, and multimedia technology. Completion of this course will assist the student in preparing to pass the A+ certification exams and succeed in the PC repair industry. No electronic experience is assumed or required. Course fee : $1500 Course Times and Dates : Saturday 9:00 - 1pm, January 15, 2011 thru March 5, 2011, Main Campus (Spring) Saturday 9am - 1pm, April 30, 2011 thru June 18, 2011, Main Campus (Summer) Further Information :  |   IT Essentials Data Sheet    

Adult & Continuing Education


Office of Adult & Continuing Education

Maurice Thomasson Building
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
302.857.6820 Telephone
302.857.6823 Fax

Continuing Education Non-Credit Courses TEST PREPARATION Praxis I Preparatory Course The Praxis I is used for licensure as well as to qualify candidates for entry into a teacher education programs. The tests measure basic skills and are broken into three separate exams: Praxis I Reading Test: Measures a candidate’s ability to analyze and comprehend texts. Praxis I Mathematical Test: Measures a candidate’s basic skills in math. Praxis I Writing Test : Measures a candidate’s ability to articulate thoughts and communicate effectively through writing. This course prepares teaching credentials candidates for all question types on the Praxis I Exam only. Dates:  Rolling Registration-Call For Details Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  (Instructor-Led) Student Tuition: $80.00   SAT Test Preparatory Course This course prepares students for all question types on the SAT Test and each of the test question areas will be analyzed with special consideration given to math and verbal skills.  Lessons will cover techniques for approaching the reading comprehension passages that appear on the test. Students will practice on actual SAT tests. Dates:  October 10 - November 28, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Instructor-Led) Saturdays Student Tuition:  $150.00   GRE Test Preparatory Course The GRE exam prep course is designed to provide you with complete preparation for your graduate school entrance examination. Course components are inclusive of a thorough subject review, problem solving, timed quizzes, practice tests, skill review exercises and actual test simulation. This course is designed based on a step comprehensive approach. 1) Diagnostic Testing and Assessment, 2) Basic skills review, 3) In-class problem solving, concepts and strategies, 4) Practice test reinforcement, 5) Final exam, assessment report and review, 6) Personal study plan. Dates:  Rolling Registration-Call For Details 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Mondays Student Tuition: $250.00 *Ask About  the DSU Student Discount   LSAT Test Preparatory Course The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the mandatory assessment used by nearly all law schools as an indicator of eligibility requirement.  This course will familiarize the student with the LSAT exam and its format.  In addition, the course will introduce test-taking strategies that students can employ both in studying for the exam and in taking the actual test.  In addition, the course is designed to assist the student in performing at his/her maximum potential on the LSAT.  The instructor and the students will dissect each section of the LSAT during each class.  Lastly, the students will take practice exams to determine performance improvement. Dates: Rolling Registration-Call For Details 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Instructor-Led) Tuesdays Student Tuition: $325.00   GED Test Preparatory Course This class aids in preparing students to take the General Education Development (GED) test through review of the five GED content areas (writing, mathematics, literature and the arts, social studies, and science) with particular emphasis on writing and math. This class is also appropriate for students interested in improving their basic skills before entering credit classes. Prerequisite: Placement by Assessment. Prerequisite: Placement by Assessment  Dates:  Rolling Registration-Call For Details 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Instructor-Led) Tuesdays & Thursdays Student Tuition: $265.00 (includes all materials)   LEGAL STUDIES Paralegal Certificate Course This nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas in which paralegals are in most demand. Topics include legal terminology, introduction to evidentiary predicate, identifying relevant authority, introduction to legal research, and legal writing and appellate procedure. Dates: Call For Details 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Instructor-Led) Mondays Student Tuition: $1189.00 *DSU Students Will Receive A Discount   HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS Pharmacy Technician Comprehensive Program This comprehensive 80 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes:  pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.                                             March 8 - May 12 OR June 7 - August 11 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays  and Thursdays Student Tuition: $1,499 (Textbooks Included) Course Contact Hours: 80 hrs Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. March 7 - June 13 OR June 6 - September 14 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturdays Student Tuition: $2,599 (includes all textbooks)                                           Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours   Medical Billing and Coding Program This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.  The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS).  After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)  - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Call For Details 9:00 am -3:00 pm Saturdays Course Contact Hours: 80 hrs. Student Tuition: $1,799 (Textbooks Included) Medical Administrative Assistant Program This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field. Note: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. March 15 - May 3 OR June 14 - August 2 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs. Student Tuition: $999 (Textbooks included) Home Healthcare Aide Online This program focuses on teaching students to assist patients in their homes by focusing on specific health and personal needs. Emphasis is on personal care in a client's home, communications, working with ill persons, basic human needs, eldercare, nutrition, special diets, and home management. Detailed course topics include the role of a home health aide, client relationships, infection control, hospice care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, dressing and personal grooming and more. This is an Online course. Dates: Call For Details Mondays & Wednesdays Student Tuition: $1,499.00   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Life Coaching Living the Golden Life In 2004, Jill Scott declared she was living her life like it was “golden” and a new anthem for self-empowerment was born. But was does it really take to live the “golden life”? In this interactive life coaching series, you will learn how to take control and create a life of true gold that reflects an increased ability to live with purpose, confidence and resilience. Living with Purpose –   Is your to do list running your life? Are you busy but lack motivation or passion?  If you’ve lost your mojo and need help getting it back, attend this fun workshop. You’ll not only gain clarity on your values but you’ll identify your life purpose so you can get on with the business of living life on a mission! Living with Confidence –   Nothing builds confidence more than achieving goals; however, the hustle and bustle of daily life often forces us to put our dreams on the shelf.  Learn how to set goals that align with your values and to take bold action to see your plans through to completion.  If you are tired of just talking the talk and want to start walking it, this workshop is for you! Living with Resilience – Life’s daily mental battles can cause you to lose focus, decrease your productivity and derail your plans. In this practical workshop, you will learn how to minimize the chatter of negative and limiting self-talk and quickly shift your focus forward for success. It’s time to get out of your own way and seize the power that makes the impossible possible! Dates:  Call For Details 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday Workshop Fee: $189.00 (One Day Facilitation) Social Media "Making Connections" For All Ages Do you want to learn how to text, tweet, blog, send and receive photos electronically, connect with family and friends by Facebook? You are in luck! Those of all ages will be introduced to the basics in texting, tweeting, blogging, web/internet exploration, getting the most use of your cell phone, how to send and receive pictures, video clips and to communicate with others using these media. Dates:  Call For Details 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays Workshop Fee: $40 (One Day Sessions) Quality Customer Service The Quality Customer Service workshop is designed to provide participants with value-added skills to enhance the customer’s experience. This impact-learning oriented course will allow students to develop a framework that supports professional and organizational quality service. Through engagement and role-playing students will simulate best practices via varied customer-focused scenarios in an effort to build as well as retain thriving business relationships. Dates: Call For Details 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday Workshop Fee: $89.00 (One Day Sessions) Couponing by Crystal This workshop is an opportunity for people to learn how to cut back on spending and do more saving via Extreme Couponing. Do you look at the deals and wonder what it all means? Do you see weekly savings posts and feel like you can never manage to save that? Does CVS baffle you? My goal is for you to leave feeling like an expert!! Learning how to save money you already have is amazing!! Crystal’s  family went from spending $550 a month on groceries to only spending $250 a month. What would you do with an extra $300 each month? Come to a workshop and learn how to drastically cut your budget on shopping expenses. Dates:  Call For Details 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Saturday Workshop Fee: $25.00 (One Day Sessions)   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY & CASUALTY TRAINING This class is formulated to aid students who desire to obtain a property and casualty insurance license for the State of Delaware. This class will cover all pertinent materials and information needed to assist students in successfully complete the state licensing exam by teaching product knowledge, terms, concepts, statutes, rules, and regulations for both property and casualty insurance. The State of Delaware Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook is included in the total fee for the class. Students are responsible for initiating a test and background check after the completion of course. Dates: January 19, 2016 - February 25, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Student Tuition: $595.98 Note:  In addition to a class on our Dover campus, this class will also be held at our Kirkwood location in Wilmington, DE. Project Management I-Fundamentals This course if Part I of a III part series of Project Management courses. All project management preparation topic areas are covered,including the PMI knowledge areas. The PMBOK and many other reference texts. Participants evaluate their existing knowledge, determine what knowledge is missing, and create a study plan to fill the gap. Multiple exam questions on every topic are provided, including a complete exam simulation along with a review of answers and references. Workshop includes: five days of instructions, workshop reference material, project management certificate, PMP study kit, and inclusive Boot Camps before exam. Dates:  Call For Details 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Student Tuition: $850.00   Project Management (Online Courses) Please visit: Certified Administrative Professional (CAP-OM) Learn to master the concepts of management and organizational planning, managerial communications, business etiquette protocols, and finance and economic applications.  Get the tools and prep you need for the CAP-OM Exams.  Each section is designed based on five discussion items.  1) Management and Organizational Planning - apply the skills of being effective and efficient in the workplace.  2) Administrative Management - understanding the various forms, importance, and applications of written communications.  3) Managerial Communications - the key ingredient in all management functions.  4) Professional Protocols - business etiquette and protocols.  5) Economics and Financial Application - the way business is influenced by world economics and politics. Dates: Call For Details 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Workshop Fee: $489.00 General Public/$444.00 IAAP Members *CAP-OM Boot Camp (Included) Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm THE BENEFITS OF NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT Managers in nonprofit organizations often have a plethora of responsibilities. The aforementioned includes but is not limited to- chief executive to marketer, fundraiser and grant writer. As a result, management within the non-profit sector require a combination of skills, passion and innovation to move through today’s nonprofit arena. This course will aid in demonstrating one’s ability to solve problems, contribute ideas, and offer solutions via attending this facilitation. If you are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of nonprofit management please contact us. For More Info: Please Call 302.857-6822 or Email-   ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASSES Startup Basics: All businesses begin with just an idea. You may have dreamed of a business idea for years or have been hit unexpectedly with an idea. Either way that idea is worthless until it is executed on. Many people come up with great ideas, but very few attempt to make those ideas a reality. This workshop will give you the basics of starting a business and help you determine if you have what it takes to make the dream a reality. Dates: Call For Details Courses would run concurrently--call for details. MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 Microsoft Office Word 2013 - Beginner Learn how to modify and create your documents using Microsoft Word 2013.  Learn how to change the size and appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; run integrated grammar and spelling checker; save, retrieve, copy, organize and print your documents.  At the end of the course, you'll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job. Dates:  Call For Details 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Workshop Fee: $70.00 (One Day Sessions) Microsoft Office Word 2013- Intermediate Learn how to perform a mail merge, and we'll explore shortcuts, styles, and templates. Templates let you create documents that contain predefined formatting and text.  In this course, you will work with labels, dividing pages, columns, and text boxes.  Whether you need to produce a short letter, flyer, or report, this course will teach you how to get the most out of Microsoft Word 2013! Dates: Call For Details 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Workshop Fee: $70.00 (One Day Sessions) Microsoft Office Excel 2013 - Beginner Learn how to find popular commands quickly on the ribbon. Learn how to use the File Menu (Microsoft Office Backstage view).  Learn essential tasks such as opening existing workbooks, creating new workbooks, setting up a spreadsheet, formatting, saving, and printing. Dates:   Call For Details 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Workshop Fee: $70.00 (One Day Sessions)   Microsoft Office Excel 2013 - Intermediate This course covers editing spreadsheets, adding headers, footers, hyperlinks, formatting and editing cells, conditional formatting, analyzing data lists, performing calculations, creating, editing and formatting PivotTables, setting Excel 2013 Options and Workbook properties and more. Dates: Call For Details 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Workshop Fee: $70.00 (One Day Sessions)   Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 - Beginner This course is designed for students who wish to gain the ability to organize content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with style. Students will learn how to create a PowerPoint Presentation, text editing, and modifying objects in their presentation. Dates:  Call For Details 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Workshop Fee: $70.00 (One Day Sessions)   Cyber Security Certification Prep Courses Level 1—Overview of the Cyber Security Profession and Prep for A+ Certification Online (instructor lead) – (10 Week) The CompTIA A+ Certification is an internationally recognized testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians in the computer industry. It lets employers know your achievement level and that you have the ability to do the job right, because you have the knowledge, technical skills, and customer relations skills necessary for a successful computer service technician career. Level 2—Introduction to Network Security and Prep for Network+ Certification Online (instructor lead) – (10 Week) As the leading vendor neutral certification for networking professionals, Network+ certification provides an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates competency in networking features and functions, including virtual networking, networking security and in depth knowledge of OSI and TCP/IP models. Level 3—Advanced Cyber Security & Prep for Security Plus Online (instructor lead) – (10 Week) The CompTIA Security+ Certification is an internationally recognized testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the knowledge of a security professional in the IT industry. Security+ certification is recognized around the world as the benchmark for foundation-level security professionals. Incorporating a comprehensive range of security knowledge areas, Security+ was developed with input from industry, government, academia and front-line practitioners, so you can be assured of its relevance. Dates:  Call For Details   Online Mobile Development This course is an introduction to mobile development on the popular iOS platform.  The course covers mobile design concepts, mobile interfaces, Swift language core concepts, networking and data storage, and testing your app. By the end of the course students will be able to create an iOS app for iPhone and iPad, and submit your app to the iOS App Store. Student Tuition:  $1585 (Materials Included) Dates:  Call For Details     Course Registration:  Non-Degree Seeking Registration Form Office of Adult & Continuing Education Maurice Thomasson Building Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 302.857.6820 Telephone 302.857.6823 Fax    


Dr. Eric A. Cheek
Associate VP, Continuing Education & Summer Programs
Sharmina T. Ellis
Assistant Dir., Adult & Continuing Education
Teshenia Hughes
Assistant Director K-12 Outreach
Administrative Secretary


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