NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Non-Credit and Business training

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education's non-credit and business training includes activities for business training, staff development, professional growth, or personal development. A description is listed below of each type of non-credit activity.  Non-credit classes and events are not eligible for use in degree seeking programs.

Non-Credit Online Certificates and Classes

Non-credit certificate programs are offered through a partnership between NDSU Distance and Continuing Education and either Gatlin, Pro-train Online, or Ed2Go. A certificate of completion is issued by NDSU Distance and Continuing Education upon successful completion of these programs. Generally these certificates are useful for professional skill development or business training opportunities.  These certificates are not degree eligible.

Non-credit classes are offered through a partnership between NDSU Distance and Continuing Education and either Ed2Go or MindEdge. These classes are useful tools for personal development or skill development but can also be used as staff development or professional growth opportunities for business training needs. These classes are not degree eligible.


Among the non-credit learning experiences conducted are half-day seminars, video conferences, day-long workshops, as well as one and two-day conferences, coordinated for a variety of professions and/or members of the business community and state or private organizations. These activities can be offered in cooperation with businesses as a staff development event to assist in their business training efforts.  Our professional conference planning service planners assist businesses or state entities in ensuring their training event is the highest quality.

Contact Hours and CEU Continuing Education

Continuing Education can grant either contact-hours or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) depending on the needs of the audience. Continuing Education may record participants in the statewide continuing education computer program and can provide participants with transcripts of their activities. A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is used for activities which do not qualify for college credit. The CEU may be used for the measurement, recording, transfer, and recognition of participation by adults in non-credit activities. A CEU is defined as "ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction."



New Non-Credit Classes:

Basic Electricity




* 299 Flat Fee


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Promoting Positive Development: Implications of the 4-H Study for Theory, Research, and Application




* .15 CEU's

* 10 Flat Fee

October 03, 2014 - October 03, 2014

One-Time Session: - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Stress Management for Professional Helpers




* .20 CEU's

* $49 Flat Fee

September 25, 2014 - September 25, 2014

One Time - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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