Continuing, Adult, and Lifelong Learning
The CDC at Northern Kentucky University supports alumni in their continuing career development. The center offers services to assist alumni through their career transitions: free one-on-one career counseling, walk-in resume & cover letter assistance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, access to the CDC's recruiting database - Norse Recruiting, and opportunities to attend the career fairs that the career center sponsors.
The CAI collaborates with the NKU METS Center and community partners to offer trainings and educational opportunities for professionals and individuals at key points in their career. Examples of trainings include project management, Microsoft Office trainings, cloud computing, computer basics, business intelligence, IT security, mobile development & technologies, web 2.0, and more.
Community Connections offers quality educational programs that meet the needs of individuals and organizations in northern Kentucky and the metropolitan region, including test preparation courses and the NKU Accelerate series of seminars and certificate programs for business, nonprofit and health care organizations across Greater Cincinnati.
Continuing Education offers a variety of course topics for the workforce. Whether you are required to take a course by your employer or just want to increase your skill set, the department has something for you. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online or a blend of both.
The mission of Educational Outreach is to expand access to educational opportunities. Key strategies to accomplish this mission include: online programs and courses; the Grant County Center; the PACE Program for working adults; onsite educational partnerships with employers; School-Based Scholars Program for high-school students; credit for prior learning; and Project Graduate for former NKU students with 90+ credit hours but no bachelor degree.
The Institute offers academic and outreach programs in entrepreneurship. The outreach programs include companies that use student teams to address entrepreneurial issues in their business, whether they be marketing, operations, finance or human resources. With over 175 students majoring in entrepreneurship, it is one of the largest programs in the region.
The Center is dedicated to increasing access to education for residents of Grant, Gallatin, Owen, Pendleton and southern Boone counties. Students may take a variety of entry-level courses at the center before transitioning to the Highland-Heights campus. Adult students may also complete their bachelor degree in organizational leadership through PACE at Grant County.
P-12 classes and other groups are able to schedule presentations in the planetarium. We offer more than a half dozen different programs covering topics on and off the Earth. Visit the planetarium and you will be transported through time and space to look at everything from ancient monuments around the world to a cave in Kentucky.
The KCM in collaboration with Kentucky Adult Education offers professional development for Adult Educators so that they may be more effective in their teaching of adult students. Both pedagogy and content courses are offered with the format being a blend of face-to-face and on-line.
The Center promotes the study and growth of state and local government law; provides research services and technical assistance to local governments, officials, and attorneys; collaborates with governmental and public-interest agencies as part of the law school's clinical programs; serves the general public as a clearinghouse for information about local government; and publishes a newsletter about developments in local government law.
The Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory Department is an outreach program serving the community by providing quality musical instruction to students of all ages, not for credit. The instruction is for those interested in college preparation, for children experiencing an introduction into the world of music, and for adults who would like to develop or explore their talents for their own enjoyment.
The NKNRC introduces the research process to novice nurse researchers and students with workshops, seminars, and professional meetings focused on the utilization and application of research. The purpose of the NKNRC along with the partnerships of community and health care agencies is to impact the health of Northern Kentuckians through community driven interventions based on interdisciplinary research methods, quality improvement initiatives, and the application of nursing best practices.
NKU currently offers 7 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs plus hundreds of courses completely online. Earn your degree or certificate at a time and place convenient to your schedule through online learning. Or add an online course to your current schedule and increase your course load while saving on gasoline and travel time.
Earn up to 32 credit-hours for what you have learned through nontraditional means. In NKU's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program, students prepare course-specific portfolios documenting their exceptional work and life experiences. Other options for nontraditional credit include college-level examinations (CLEP) and military training.
Highly structured yet remarkably flexible, the Program for Adult-Centered Education (PACE) is specially designed to allow working adults to complete their degrees in a timely manner. Web-enhanced classes meet once per week in year-round, 8-week sessions. A variety of degree options are available. Transfer credit may apply and could accelerate graduation.
Did you start your bachelor degree at NKU years ago but leave college before finishing? You may qualify for Project Graduate, a statewide initiative to encourage former students with 90 or more previous credits to complete their degrees. To find out if you qualify for Project Graduate, contact Vicki Berling.
Rho Theta is a Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society which supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Membership in Rho Theta is extended to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
The RN First Assistant Program is a unique partnership between NKU and St. Elizabeth Healthcare whereby registered nurses can gain the preparation necessary to assume the role of first assistant in operative and invasive procedures.
The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement sponsors the 6 @ 6 Lecture Series with three community partners: the Berhinger Crawford Museum, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Mercantile Library. With six lectures a year at 6 p.m. for $6 (free for students), this series is designed to spotlight NKU faculty and their expertise in a variety of disciplines, from music to microbiology.
NKU's SBDC offers free or low-cost training workshops in the classroom, at local community venues, and on-line. These expert-led training seminars and workshops are designed to provide new venture and existing business owners with the knowledge required to create, maintain or expand a profitable business. They are also valuable to the general public as a tool to gain better understanding of the economics of the local marketplace.
The TRC provides high-quality professional development, facilities and resources for employees of the Department for Community Based Services, foster/adoptive families and community partner agencies. Trainings are available to the community and other social service providers on topics associated with improving the lives of children including child abuse prevention, parenting and mental health.