College of Professional Studies
Bethel University’s Continuing Education programs provide fully customizable, non-credit courses taught by experts across various industries.
Continuing Education Benefits
Bethel University offers three distinct ways for professionals to further their skillsets while enhancing their portfolios—workforce and industry training programs, online learning courses, and professional seminars.
Participants may earn:
- Professional Development Hours (PDH)
- Continuing Education Units (CEU)
- Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Certification Hours
- SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) Certification Hours
- SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) Certification Hours
Workforce and Industry Training Programs
Workforce and industry training programs provide employees with the skills and knowledge to be more productive in the workplace. These skills give employees the tools they need to be successful and competitive.
- Leadership Training
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Six Sigma
- Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
- Management Training
- Microsoft Excel
- Conflict Resolution
- Social Media Marketing
- Customer Service
Employers are searching for individuals with specialized knowledge and training. Whether you are starting a new career path or advancing your current one, you can gain all the skills you need through our fundamental and advanced online courses.
Our fundamental courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. You can complete most of the fundamental courses in less than six weeks. Our online courses are affordable, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
Our advanced online career training courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. The programs are designed by a team of specialists from each respective field, providing you with an effective, web-based curriculum that can be completed at your own pace.
Seminars offer a unique opportunity to participate in a live discussion with industry experts. Up to three hours in length, seminars provide a convenient means to acquire further knowledge in a specific field. Seminars are available on a variety of topics and are accessible through virtual and on-campus presentations.
Seminars are offered regularly in the following areas:
- Criminal Justice
- Human Resources
- Fire Science
Seminars are accredited for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Certification hours may also be available for criminal justice seminars.
Through Bethel University’s partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), seminars within the human resource field are SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) certified. Upon completion, seminar participants may receive Professional Development Credits (PDC).
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