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    Calendar year
    The School of Continuing Studies calendar follows the Concordia calendar with three 14 week terms Fall , Spring and Summer.  

    Online Learning Tools
    Both online and in-class Continuing Studies courses use Blackboard learning management system for the technology components for some or all areas of instruction. 
    Therefore, all credit and non-credit students will use their network passwords to access course material.
     Visiting student will recieve network passwords.

    Credit
    Credit work is based on students completing a minimum of 35 learning hours per credit. That includes in-class and/or online course content discussion and lecture, as well as independent student work such as assignments, projects, readings and research that are required to fulfill learning hours for each class.  Learning objectives and assignments are stated in the syllabus for every class.

    Traditional and PSEO Students Please note:
    Concordia University traditional students: individuals who are currently degree seeking students (not in accelerated degree programs), and typically attend day classes; must obtain academic advisors approval and verification from student accounts to participate in School of Continuing Studies classes. Additionally, traditional students may only take 4 credits per semester and only twelve (12) Continuing Studies classes may be used as electives toward graduation.
    Traditional students advisor's checklist for SCS.

    School of Continuing Studies   
    Since the inception of our adult education programs in 1985 Concordia University has understood the learning styles, life styles and pressures on adult students. Our Continuing Studies classes are no exception, and like the accelerated degree programs, are dedicated to accommodating the busy schedules and diverse interests of the working adult.

    In-class courses are offered as "intensives" where students have face-to-face classroom instruction and then complete additional coursework independently using  Blackboard learning management system web tools. Online classes are also accelerated (running 4-8 weeks), and students  meet with instructors in weekly "chats" with discussion board learning tools, outside readings and assignments. No-chat class are also available online but do not have synchronous meeting times.
    More on Weekend Intensives.
    More on General Education classes.
    More on Online Courses

    Classes are offered at convenient times for working adult learners. Typically meeting once a week after work day hours and some weekends. The instructors are experts in their fields with academic and practical experience to provide the learner with information that is immediately applicable to their home, personal, or professional life, and the topics include some of the most pressing issues for today's society and workforce. 

    • Managing across generations, maintaining the valued worker, supporting the aging workforce, higher level managerial skills, improving leadership and communication  

    • Family issues, child growth and development, best practices for educators, child care issues and management, school age care and youth professionals

    • Personal growth and enrichment and career choices

    • Individuals seeking professional development may select courses offered for from one to four credits on weekends, or evenings, in the classroom, online or at their work site. These are available in a wide variety of topics covering personal and professional development, or customized training specifically tailored to your workplace or organization and fitting into your workday. Group discounts are available for hosting a training seminar, Concordia alumni and Seniors.

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