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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.

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

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

CLASS SCHEDULE| Rolling Admission starting in January 2019 / Tuesday 9am-12pm and Thursday 5pm-8pm / You can choose the date and time of your attendance
TUITION: $265 (includes materials)
Location: DSU Main Campus & DSU Wilmington Campus

SAT TEST

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.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Start Date: March 12, 2019 to April 4, 2019, Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Student Tuition:  $250
Location: DSU Main campus

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.

Class Schedule:  Start Date: April 9, 2019, to May 2, 2019, Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Location: DSU Wilmington site | Cost: $350.00

 

MCAT:

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.

Class Schedule: June 4, 2019, to June 27, 2019, Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Location: DSU Main campus | Cost: $450.00

PCAT:

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.

Class Schedule:  June 4, 2019, to June 27, 2019, Time : 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Location: DSU Main campus| Cost: $450.00

 

Professional Development Courses

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
  •   Delaware State University students and staff register at ace [at] desu.edu

Registration:

Delaware State university students and staff register at ace [at] desu.edu

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.

Location: DSU Wilmington Site | Cost: $2300.00 | Beginning: June 29-July 3rd, 10 am -4pm (First week session), July 18-23rd, 10 am -4pm (Second week session) Each will be via Blackboard/Class time alternated
Each day is 11 hours ( 8 hours of class time and 3 hours of lab or at home study.  | Register
 

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

 

Digital Reporter

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

Technology

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.

Location:  DTTC-7th Floor Commons–Dover| Dates| Session 1- 01/14/2019 to 02/06/2019, Session 2- 02/18/2019 to 03/13/2019, Session 3- 04/08/2019 to 05/01/2019 | Time: Mon & Wed. 6 pm-9 pm | Seats: 15 Seats, Min 3
Cost: $800.00 (includes Certification Exam Voucher | Register

 

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.

Location: DTTC -7th Floor Commons | Dates: Session 1- 01/22/2019 to 03/30/2019, Session 2- 04/02/2019 to 06/08/2019 | Time: T-TH 6 pm-9 pm, Sat. – 9 pm-2 pm | Seats: 15 Seats, Min 3
Cost: $1,800.00 | Register

 

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

 

Technical training

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.

Location| DSU Wilmington site| Student Tuition: $3,750 | Course Contact Hours: 200 hours |Date & Time, July 9th – November 7th 2019, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
Saturdays (7/13; 7/20; 8/3; 8/10; 8/24; 9/7; 9/14; 9/28; 10/5; 10/19 & 11/2), 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

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.

Location| DSU Wilmington site| Student Tuition: $3,750 | Course Contact Hours: 200 hours | Date & Time,July 9th – November 7th 2019, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm – 4:30pm|
Saturdays (7/13; 7/20; 8/3; 8/10; 8/24; 9/7; 9/14; 9/28; 10/5; 10/19 & 11/2), 9:00am – 4:30pm
 

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).

Location| DSU Wilmington site| Student Tuition: $2,950 | Course Contact Hours: 140 hours | Date & Time|,July 16th –October 17th 2019, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm – 9:30pm|
Saturdays (7/27; 8/10; 8/24; 9/7; 9/21 & 10/5), 9:00am – 4:30pm
 

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.

Location| DSU Wilmington site| Student Tuition: $2,950 | Course Contact Hours: 160 hours | Date & Time, July 15th –October 28th 2019, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays (7/27; 8/10; 8/17; 9/7; 9/14; 9/28; 10/5 & 10/19), 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
 

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.

Location| DSU Wilmington site| Student Tuition: $2,950 | Course Contact Hours: 140 hours | Date & Time, July 15th –October 21st 2019, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays (7/27; 8/10; 8/24; 9/7; 9/21 & 10/5), 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
 

Health

Radiology Course

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.

Training Plans

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.

Training Plans

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.

Training Plans

Location| DSU Main Campus | Fall 2019| Cost $2895.

 

Personal Enrichment

SOUL LINE DANCING

“Creative Dance”

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.

Location: DSU Main Campus| Feb & April 2019 & Sept & Nov 2019| General Public Cost: $10, per session | Class meetings once a week on Monday’s from 5:30 pm -6:30 pm
DSU Students w/ID: $1.00, per session and DSU Alumni, Faculty and Staff w/ID: $5.00, per session.
Instructor: Ida P. Kirkendoll, owner of Forever Active Lifestyle and leader of the First State Steppers
 

Online Professional Development Courses

Online Professional Development Courses

We offer a variety of online professional development courses through our education partners listed here.

UGotClass Online Courses 

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

Learn More:

https://www.desu.edu/TESOL

https://chess.desu.edu/sites/cahss/files/document/16/tesol_online_brochu…

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

To register please visit: https://www2.registerblast.com/desu/Checkin/Register?Group=205392

            Available Courses:

  • 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

Career Programs