Division of Continuing Education

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Career & Personal Development 


Short Personal Development Online Courses

Over 350 online courses that cover a wide variety of categories. These high-quality courses are taught by industry experts and deliver specific skills and knowledge that help to advance student personal or professional development. Fundamentals courses start new each month or start anytime with a self-paced course. Categories include business, computer skills, medical, soft skills, language, personal development, teaching, writing, and more!

Enroll Any Time
A new session of each course starts every month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits! All instructor-led courses run for six weeks, with an available 10-day extension period at the end. Most courses take an average of 24 hours to complete.

  • Instructor-facilitated
  • Six-week format
  • Flexible pace
  • Student friendly
  • Affordable
  • Effective

Online Career Training Courses

Over 180 online career training courses, teaching to the fastest growing, in-demand skills. All courses are taught by experienced subject matter experts and designed to provide training needed for entry or advancement in career opportunities. Many courses prepare students for industry-recognized certifications and a growing number of them include the cost of those certification tests. Financial assistance through programs such as WIOA or MyCAA – Free Career Training for Military Spouses may be available. Categories include healthcare, skilled trades, business, software, IT, management, design hospitality, and more!

Popular Career Classes

CompTIA A+ Training Course

CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures.
“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that,” David P.

Job Outlook
According to PayScale.com, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average. Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists "Computer Support Specialist" among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

Freight Broker/Agent Training

From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, learn how to get your broker license and start a successful freight brokerage – 100% online and at your own pace!
This course used real life examples and different learning materials that still help us operate a business,” Kay P., United Tribe Logistics

Job Outlook
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists freight broker/agent as “Bright Outlook” career area, with over 30% job growth expected in the next five years. According to the US Bureau of Transportation (USDOT), over 11 billion tons of freight move by truck each year. This number will grow, so skilled brokers are needed to keep the industry moving.

Certified Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest growing work-from-home careers in the healthcare field! This 100% online course will prepare you for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). You’ll learn how to use the Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and the CPT Category II and ICD-10 codes. 

Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual salary of $40,350 and work in one of the fastest growing professions. The BLS also estimates that at least 27,000 new jobs will be needed in this profession by 2026.


Certified paralegals play an extremely important role in the legal industry. This 100% online course will prepare you for the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam, offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). You’ll learn how to perform a variety of tasks that paralegals experience every day, such as legal research, interviews, analysis and more.
“It was different than going to a classroom, but I really enjoyed this course! Now that I‘ve finished, I help file motions for everything from reopening cases to filing for telephonic appeals,” Sonjie A.

Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for paralegals will grow by 15% through 2026, which is faster than most other positions.The BLS states that the average annual salary for paralegals is $50,000. However, salary can increase depending on your law specialty and your experience level.

Pharmacy Technician

There’s no shortage of pharmacies in need of skilled pharmacy technicians! This 100% online course will prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Certification exam and help you complete an externship with a leading pharmacy chain. 

Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for pharmacy technicians will grow 12% through 2028 – that equates to over 30,000 new jobs! The BLS notes that on average, pharmacy technicians earn an annual salary of $32,700. Top earners can make up to $47,000 per year.

How does it work?

1. Two lessons are delivered every week. Once a session starts, two lessons will be released every Wednesday and Friday for the six-week duration of your course. You do not have to be present, and you will have access to all lessons until the course ends. The accompanying interactive Discussion Area will automatically close two weeks after the lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

2. Instructional materials and assignments are included. Lessons include text-based practical instruction, illustrated examples, audio files if needed and supplemental material that your instructor thinks you'll find helpful or interesting. In addition, your lessons will be accompanied by an assignment that will help you gain practical first-hand experience with the new skills taught in the course. These assignments will be optional and self-evaluating. Please note some courses will require feedback from your instructor, which will be provided within the Discussion Area of the classroom.

3. Discussion areas accompany each class. The ed2go classroom is built around a set of 12 interactive Discussion Areas that permit students to ask and answer questions related to the 12 lessons that make up the course. The interactions in the Discussion Area are richer and more rewarding when all students are progressing through the course at the same pace, as in an on-campus course.

4. Complete quizzes to test comprehension. Each time you complete a lesson you will be asked to take a brief multiple-choice quiz. These interactive quizzes are designed to test your comprehension of the course material. When you complete a quiz, you will receive instant analysis of your work.

5. Pass the final exam to receive an award of completion. The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you will get an award of completion from your learning institution.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Hornick, Program Specialist, at 715-504-3351 or hornickl@uwgb.edu