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Register for a course or program:

  1. Make your selection from our list of courses and programs.
  2. Complete application
  3. Pay your bill before the deadline, following the instructions in the registration form.  

Have questions about professional development courses? Contact the Office of Adult & Continuing Education at 302.857.6820 for more information.

What we can do

The Division of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) and Summer Programs offers life-long learning opportunities customized training, graduate prep sessions, non-credit programs (certificate and certifications), training workshops and seminars in a face to face and/or online format.   Delaware State University has the only Renewable Energy Education Center in the state. The Renewable Energy Education Center offers certificate programs, as well as, credentialing services in renewable energy.

ACE outreach efforts are statewide, available to the public, and are accomplished through special learning activities for corporate, international professional development and personal enrichment.  Our youth enrichment programs are designed for participation year-round.  All ACE programming is designed to adapt to changing technological and workforce development needs through careful assessment and strategic planning.   

Our customized employee training and professional development programs/workshops are developed to fit your needs to provide job retention and build upon the success of your company.

Test Preparation

SAT Preparatory Class

The SAT tests students’ verbal, mathematical and writing skills for admittance into college level programs. This course will prepare students for the SAT exam by focusing on lessons of how to approach each question. Students will practice on past SAT exams.

Dates/Times:  TBA. Usually held on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 pm. Six paid registrants are required to establish a start date for the course. If you are interested, please email ace [at] desu.edu.

Student Tuition:  $500. Includes books and access to online material for one year, a pre and post-test, as well as review of skills progression.

GRE Preparatory Class

Dates/Times:  TBA. Usually held on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. The course runs for 8 weeks. Six paid registrants are required to establish a start date for the course. If you are interested, please email ace [at] desu.edu.

Student Tuition:  $250; $200 for current Delaware State University students. An additional cost will be the purchase of a book as required by the instructor.


Professional Development Courses

BDL 210- Building Energy Analyst

Course Length: 4.5 days (36 hours); 9 am – 4 pm. Next course dates TBA. Please send an ace [at] desu.edu (email )to express your interest in the course.

Course location:  DSU Training and Technology Center, 1570 N. DuPont Hwy, 7th Floor of the Living & Learning Commons, Dover, DE 19901

Course Description: This course examines residential energy auditing and energy efficiency analysis using the “House as a System” theory. Students learn how to provide homeowners with an overview of their energy consumption, and present opportunities to save money by conserving energy. Classroom learning, field practice, and hands on lab work are combined in this course to create a holistic learning experience. Building Energy Analyst prepares trainees to successfully challenge the Building Performance Institute Building Analyst (BPI-BA) Certification tests. 

Prerequisites: Recommended BDL 206, but not required

Cost: $1,495.00

CEUs: 16 CEUs

For more complete course information, please click the course description for Building Energy Analyst.

Ethical Consideration for Client Welfare and Cultural Diversity

Delaware State University’s Department of Psychology is offering behavioral healthcare providers a 3-hour online ethics training on Ethical Consideration for Client Welfare and Cultural Diversity. This online ethics training is comprised of a power point presentation and a 20-question exam. The training is timed to last exactly 3 hours, and you must complete it in one sitting.  A certificate will be provided upon completion of the training. Three (3) Continuing Education Hours. Delaware Certificate Board Approved. Please click here to view the flyer.

Student Tuition:  $50

Non-Profit Management

Course will include a high-level overview of incorporation, organization and other issues pertinent to anyone involved with a nonprofit startup. Understand the basic concepts of how to incorporate, select a board of directors, write bylaws, obtain tax exempt status, develop a budget, create a marketing plan and explore fundraising.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes: Students who attend the will learn the following but not limited to:

  • How to start a nonprofit
  • The process of applying for nonprofit status through the IRS
  • Board development and involvement
  • Successes and challenges
  • Financial management
  • Grant writing and fundraising

Duration:  5 sessions; 3 hours each, of face-to-face classroom instruction

Dates/Times/Location:  Spring 2019–dates to be announced. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please email ace [at] desu.edu.

Student Tuition:  $199.

Online Courses

Online Professional Development Courses

We offer a variety of online professional development courses through our education partners listed here. For more information on courses available and to register, please visit:

Kaplan Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

For complete information and to enroll, please click here.