The function of the Continuing Education Department is to provide the citizens of southwest Iowa with the opportunity to meet their educational needs in areas not provided through credit programs by the College. The department provides career training programs, customized training for business and industry, and a variety of other programs intended to meet the educational and training needs of individuals in Southwest Iowa.
Adult Learning Center
The Adult Learning Center is located in Kinney Hall on the Council Bluffs campus. Class instruction in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and High School Equivalency Completion (HiSET) and testing. Similar programs are provided in Atlantic, Harlan, Shenandoah, and Clarinda.
The Continuing Education Department provides short-term career training, customized training, consulting services, and educational programs for individuals as well as business and industry located in southwest Iowa. Programs are available in a variety of areas, including apprenticeship, technical skills, plant maintenance, electrical code, personal computer, welding, management, supervision and many more. In addition, the Continuing Education Department offers career supplemental education, re-licensure courses as approved by the Iowa license boards for almost 30 professions or occupations, and court mandated courses such as Driver Improvement Program (DIP) classes and Driving Unimpaired (DUI) classes. Other driver training includes MOPED and motorcycle training, school bus driver certification, and driver’s education. Class instruction is also available in a number of other areas, including, but not limited to, family and consumer sciences, and hobbies and recreation.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The CEU is a method of recording and accounting for an individual’s participation in continuing education courses, seminars, and programs. Its purpose is to provide a mechanism by which most continuing education activities can be recorded. One CEU is earned through ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity. Through the use of CEUs, a person will be able to accumulate, update, and transfer a record throughout life as he/she increases proficiency in a career or moves toward personal educational goals. CEUs are accumulated automatically with course registration. Contact the Continuing Education Office to request a CEU transcript.