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What we can do
The Division of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) 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.
GED/ Skills Refresher 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. The class is also appropriate for students interested in improving their basic skills before entering credit classes.
PREREQUISITE: Placement by assessment
This course prepares students for all question types on the SAT test. 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.
CLASS SCHEDULE| Rolling Admission June-August| TUITION: $250 (includes materials)
GRE Prep - 16792 - ACE404
The GRE 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. Each course is designed based on a six step comprehensive approach. 1) Diagnostic Testing & Assessment. 2) Basic Skills Review. 3) In-Class Problem Solving, Concepts & Strategies. 4) Practice Test Reinforcement. 5) Final Exam, Assessment Report & Review. 6) Personal Study Plan.
GMAT Prep - 16793-ACE403
GMAT preparation course provides a thorough review of all tested math and verbal skills. Case studies involving real test questions reinforce the connection between the skills and the ways they are actually tested on the GMAT.
MCAT Course provides all the materials and support essential to successfully improving your score on the official MCAT exam and increasing your chances at medical college admission. As you get familiar with the MCAT content in our prep course, you will also develop strategies to be successful on the test.
PCAT Prep Class has helped thousands of students successfully prepare for the PCAT and significantly improve their chances of being accepted into pharmacy school. The PCAT Prep Class, coupled with the effort that you put into your review, will position you for an outstanding result on this important exam.
Professional Development Courses
BDL 210- Building Energy Analyst: Course Length: 4 days (36 hours)
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.
Location | DTTC-7th Floor Commons–Dover | Date: January 21, 2019 |Course Length: 4 days (36 hours)| Cost: $1495.00| CEUs: 16
PAYMENT DEADLINE: Seven (7) business days before the start of each course.
SAF 100- Occupant Education: Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)
This course examines the essential components of client communication through interactive lectures, facilitated discussions, and role play exercises. Students practice educational skills in four primary areas: 1. general communication, 2. explanations of energy efficiency, 3. explanations of health & safety, and 4. explanations of weatherization measures. Utilizing a unique approach to training – course grading is based on interactive demonstrations performed by each student and evaluated by their peers and the instructor. Occupant Education stresses the importance of education and enabling clients to actively participate in energy conservation.
Location | DTTC-7th Floor Commons–Dover |Date: February 4, 2019 |Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)| Cost: $295.00| CEUs: 8
PAYMENT DEADLINE: Seven (7) business days before the start of each course.
BDL 330- Energy Analyst: Course Length: (10 days) 80 hours
This course examines residential energy auditing and energy efficiency analysis using the “House as a System” theory. Trainees learn how to thoroughly analyze a residential building’s energy efficiency and health & safety. All internal and external aspects of the building are discussed. The foundation, basement, main floor, attic, roof, HVAC system, combustion appliances, air leakage areas, insulation, and more are covered, as well as thermographic scan results. Students participate in multiple full energy audits during the course. Classroom learning, field practice, and lab work are combined in this course to create a holistic learning experience. Energy Analyst prepares trainees to successfully challenge the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Certification tests, and meets the training standards for the BPI Energy Auditor Certification.
Prerequisites: BPI Building Analyst Certification or approval of Coordinator of Instruction.
Location: DTTC-7th Floor Commons–Dover | Date: February 11, 2019 |Course Length: (10 days) 80 hours| Cost: $2795.00| CEUs/PLA credit hours
Register | PAYMENT DEADLINE: Seven (7) business days before the start of each course.
3B’s Captain’s School
Operator, Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) 6-Pack
This program is designed to get the mariner to the level required by the US Coast Guard to become a professional captain. A complete “hands-on” course that covers rules of the road, navigation, firefighting, boat handling, marine communications, aids to navigation, marine publications.
Location: DSU Wilmington Site | Cost: $850.00 | Beginning: Spring Session, March 29 – April 14, 2019, Fall session October 18 - November 3, 2019| Days: Friday 6 pm-10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 5 pm | Register
Masters Level Class
The Coast Guard has approved 3B’s to do the Masters upgrade from the 6PAK. It’ll be done as a separate course. The way it works is that you first get the 6PAK; then come back for the Masters course where an “upgrade” certificate will be issued so you can take more than 6 passengers on a cruise boat, head boat, water taxi, etc.
Location: DSU Wilmington Site | Cost: $350.00 | Beginning: May 3-5, 2019 |Days: Friday 6 pm-10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 5 pm | Register
NCRC – Work Keys Assessment
Individuals who successfully complete the three Work Keys Assessments (Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents) will earn the Work Keys National Career Readiness Certificate (Work Keys NCRC), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT Work Keys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.
Location: DSU Main Campus-Beginning March 2019 | DSU Wilmington Site-Beginning April 2019 | DSU Sussex Site-Beginning May 2019 | Cost: $399.00 | RegisterTimesaving (and jaw-dropping) Productivity Tips using Microsoft Office
Timesaving (and jaw-dropping) Productivity Tips using Microsoft Office
Discover the secrets of high-performing teams by using more of the technology at your fingertips with Vickie Sokol Evans, MCT. This is not your typical course! This is Vickie’s engaging and most popular program where you’ll walk away with advanced learnings and timesaving tips in Windows and across all Microsoft Office programs.
Location: Delaware State University, MLK Student Center, second floor Parlors a & B, (Park in Lot #1) | Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (sign-in opens at 8:15 a.m.)
- CEUs for all attendees provided by Delaware State University, Adult and Continuing Education
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- April 1, remaining seats will be open to all paygrades www.hrm.omb.delaware.gov/training
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This training is possible through a Delaware Blue Collar Training grant, and collaborative partnership with Delaware State University, Adult and Continuing Education.
Delaware State University Project Management Course
This 2-week PMP course provides lessons, experience and the tools that are necessary to competencies and skills needed for planning and controlling projects and understanding interpersonal issues that drive successful project outcomes. With primary focus on the introduction of new products and processes, Students will examine the project management life cycle, defining project parameters, matrix management challenges, effective project management tools and techniques, and the role of project manager.
Court Reporter Training Program
The goal of the program is to give the training, practice tools and practical insight into the profession to become a reporter in the legal environment or to pursue careers in CART and captioning. Court Reporter Training Program is the place to train for the exciting and financially rewarding profession of court reporting.
Location: DSU Wilmington Site | Cost: $899.00 | Beginning: September 2019 | Register
The Digital Reporter Welcome Program is a work-ready after completion program and will run approximately 8 – 12 weeks depending on applicant’s availability and work pace. This program will consist of online, onsite, field and self-study sessions.
Location: DSU Wilmington Site | Cost: $899.00 | Beginning: September 2019 | Register
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) (23 hours)
The CAPM certification training offers training to practitioners who are interested in or are just starting a career in project management, as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their
project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the individual possesses the knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
(PMBOK® Guide), which outlines generally recognized good practices in project management.
Comp TIA security + (70 Hours)
In this course, you will build on your knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer net-work. This primary goal of this course is to help each student pass the exams required to earn the Security+ certification.
Microsoft Certified Educator
Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) is a professional development program that bridges the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching. This new credential provides robust tools that help educators drive best-in-class integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into classroom instruction. Be Better. Why Certify? Because the Best Leaders, Teachers, and Front Line Managers Never Stop Learning. “MCE is a reliable and highly demanded assessment of teachers ICT competency that allows institutions in charge of teacher and educational leaders training programs to evaluate achieved results and optimize financing.” Svetlana Avdeeva National Training Foundation Russia Mapped to the 21st Century Learning Design Framework for Educators/Leaders/Front Line Managers, MCE program resources include two free eLearning experiences through Microsoft Education, a GMetrix Practice Exam and the Technology Literacy (62-193) credentialing certification exam
Location| DSU Wilmington | September 2019| Cost $325.00
Diesel Mechanic Program with Certification
The Diesel Mechanic program is designed to prepare students to function as entry-level diesel technicians performing tasks related to modern diesel engines and commercial vehicles as well as sophisticated heavy equipment systems with electronic functions and advanced computer controls. Diesel mechanics serve their customers with job titles such as Diesel Service Technicians, Diesel Technicians, and Diesel Mechanics. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to inspect, repair, and overhaul buses and trucks, as well as to maintain and repair diesel engines.
Certification: Students who complete this comprehensive course are not only prepared for entry-level positions as technicians in diesel engine repair shops and related facilities, they will be eligible to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification exam. Certification will issue once candidates complete and submit the 1-year work experience requirement.
Welding Program with Certification
The Welding program is designed to prepare students to function as welders. The work of welders includes joining pipe sections for oil and natural gas pipelines, working in numerous industrial environments, building ships, and supporting construction. Students can serve in positions such as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to support industrial, transportation, oil and gas, construction, and many other industries with welding skills.
Certification: In addition to facilitating entry-level welding positions, all candidates will be certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) that they successfully completed the AWS Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education (SENSE) Entry Welder Program in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process.
Electrician with Credential
The Electrician Program is designed to introduce trainees to the installation of electrical systems in structures including wiring and other electrical components, such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures. Topics include electrical safety, electrical circuits, electrical theory, the National Electric Code®, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and electrical test equipment. Instruction.
Certification: Students who successfully complete this comprehensive course may receive the NCCER Electrical credential and prepare for the Mastery Electrical exam (Prometric).
Plumbing Professional with Credential
The Plumbing Professional program is designed to introduce trainees to the installation, maintenance, and repair of many different types of pipe systems. Topics include plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, plumbing math, plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper tube and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, plumbing fixtures, DWV (drain, waste, and vent) systems, and water distribution systems.
Certification: Students who successfully complete this comprehensive course may receive the NCCER Plumbing Level 1 credential.
HVAC Professional with Credential
The HVAC Program is designed to introduce trainees to HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology. Topics include mathematics related to HVAC, basic electricity, heating, cooling, air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, and basic carbon steep piping practices.
Certification: Students who successfully complete this comprehensive course may receive the NCCER HVAC Level 1 credential.
Rad-101 is designed to provide the student with a better understanding of the central role of diagnostic radiology in the evaluation and management of patients through participation in reading room readouts, radiology calls, lectures, case conferences, case presentations, online assignments, interactive labs, and observation of the various imaging modalities and procedures. Students will spend 1 week in each of 4 areas of the department of their choosing. They will also participate in internship/practicum training shadowing/observing the radiology residents on call
Location| DSU Wilmington | Date TBD| Cost $3100.00
Pharmacy Technician Certification Program - 18688-ACE936
This Comprehensive 80-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or another pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician certification Board 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 generic and brand names. Throughout classroom lecture and hands-on labs, student will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the :top 200 drugs”, IV flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversion, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.
Location| DSU Wilmington | Date Fall 2019| Cost $3200.00
Medical Coding & Billing - 18689-ACE 981
This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solves insurance billing problems, manual file claims (using CPT and ICD-10 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), and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the services and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy for Professional Codes (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.
Location| DSU Wilmington | Fall 2019| Cost $2995.00
Clinical Medical Assistant - 13070-ACE
This program is intended for students who want to prepare an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in health care. The program will train students to assist physician by performing functions related to clinical responsibilities of a medical office.
Instructions include preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and 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, professional workplace behavior, ethic and the legal aspects of health care.
The program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs, and clinical externship opportunity at a local health care provider. To be eligible for clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
Location| DSU Main Campus | Fall 2019| Cost $2895.
SOUL LINE DANCING
The owner of Forever Active Lifestyle and leader of the First State Steppers will lead this is a fun and energetic way to get your body moving to some great music and can be done at any fitness level. You will learn dance steps such as the cha cha, grapevine, shuffle, kick ball change, pivot, jazz square, weave, coastal step, and sailor. You will learn easy-to-follow moves to the latest line dances such as the Temptations Cha-Cha, Fine China, Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, Baltimore, Uptown Funk, Blurred Lines, Cupid Shuffle, Biker’s Shuffle and many more. Line dancing is easy on the joints and a great workout. You can get up to 6,000 steps in one class. Bring a towel. Water and a nutritious snack will be provided.
Online Professional Development Courses
Online Professional Development Courses
We offer a variety of online professional development courses through our education partners listed here.
Online Certificates and Courses “Skills for the 21st Century”
- Certificate in Data Analysis: (Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs)m Cost: $495.00
- Entrepreneurship Certificate: (Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs) cost: $495.00
- Certificate in Presentation Media: (Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $495.00
- Certificate in Workplace Communication: (Avg. hours 56, 5.6 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $595.00
- Female Bullying in the Workplace: (Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $195.00
- Spanish for Medical Professionals: (Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs) Cost: $295.00
- Digital Marketing Certificate: (Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $495.00
- Powerful Presentations & Effective Speaking Techniques: (Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $195.00
- Business Coaching Certificate: (Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $395.00
- Certificate in Leadership Development :( Ave. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $395.00
- Leadership in the 21st Century: (Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $245.00
- Supervisory and Leadership Certificate: (Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs/ILUs) Cost $395.00
- Certificate in Teaching Adults: (Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs/ILUs) Cost: $295.00
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 foe 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. The (3) Continuing Education Hours. Delaware Certificate Board Approved.
Location: Online | Student Tuition: $50
TESOL Online Graduate Certificate
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education
The Online Graduate Certificate in TESOL is designed to provide students with fundamental skills and entry-level credentials for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program prepares students to teach non-native speakers of English community programs, language schools and other similar programs both in the United States and internationally.
Cost: $500 per credit hour
Professional Enhancement Training for K-12 Educators
These graduate level online continuing education interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule. They are relevant to the significant educational and social issues in today’s schools, as well as to the requirements you need to meet for re-licensure or career advancement.
All courses are online. https://www.virtualeduc.com/delaware/index.php
- Attention Deficit Disorder: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Autism & Asperger’s Disorder: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Educational Assessment: CEUs 3 Cost: $315.00
- Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Inclusion: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Reading & Writing in Content Areas: CEUs 3 Cost: $315.00
- Response to Invention: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
- Six Traits of Writing Model: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Teaching Elementary Math Conceptuality: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Teaching Secondary Math Conceptuality: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
- Teaching Diversity: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Traumatized Child: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Try DI! Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
- Understanding Aggression: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
- Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
- Violence in School: CEUs: 3 Cost: $315.00
- Why DI: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction: CEUs: 4.5 Cost: $350.00
Am I Job Ready
The Am I Job Ready platform is used to prepare students and job seekers with the employability skills that business leaders say are essential to success in the 21st Century workforce like initiative, decision-making, and teamwork.
Location Online| Cost: $85.00