Continuing Education Introduces Dozens of New Courses for 2014

The noncredit courses range from information technology and starting your own business, to how to get your pilot’s license and bird watching.

Continuing Education, the division of Bucks County Community College that offers a myriad of noncredit courses and certificate programs, has dramatically expanded its offerings for the New Year, adding dozens of new programs.

“We reached out to the community to see what courses were needed and what were most in demand,” said Dasha Boguslavskaya, the college’s executive director of continuing education. “As a result, we now offer more opportunities to learn how to become an entrepreneur, launch an online business, enter the information technology field, or simply enrich your personal life through cooking, language, or health and fitness classes.”

For example, Continuing Education now offers an online certificate program in entrepreneurship. There are courses on how to promote your career using the LinkedIn social network, and how to start your own business on using online stores like Etsy and Ebay, plus many more professional development offerings.

New personal enrichment offerings include “Home Canning – Jams and Jellies,” and “From Farm to Table,” a course on how to select, store, and prepare produce from local farmers’ markets. Other culinary courses are “The Truth about Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars,” and “Wine in the 21st Century: A Winemaker’s Perspective.”

Other topics of interest to lifelong learners include “Beginning Birding,” “High-Impact Event Planning,” and “Private Pilot Ground School,” which prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s written exam to obtain a pilot’s license.

Courses range from one class to several weeks. For a full listing of noncredit courses, visit www.bucks.edu/con-ed. For more information and to register, call 215-968-8409, option #1.  

Bucks County Community College’s Division of Continuing Education is certified by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the largest association in the world for continuing education providers, program review, and certification.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations
215-968-8094/8093