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Additional courses and certificates are coming in 2023!

Upcoming courses

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers>


Bookkeeping Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Bookkeeping Certificate>


Business Writing

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Business Writing>


Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers>


Certificate in Business Writing

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Business Writing>


Certificate in Customer Service

February 6-March 31, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $245
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Customer Service>


Certificate in Data Analysis

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Data Analysis>


Certificate in Mastering Excel

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Mastering Excel>


Certificate in Workplace Communication

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $594.99
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Certificate in Workplace Communication>


Conflict Management

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $245
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Conflict Management>


Digital Marketing Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Digital Marketing Certificate>


Improving Email Promotions

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Improving Email Promotions>


Introduction to Data Analysis

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Introduction to Data Analysis>


Introduction to Power BI

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Introduction to Power BI>


Introduction to Social Media

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Introduction to Social Media>


Keys to Customer Service

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $145
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Keys to Customer Service>


Management Boot Camp

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $295
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Management Boot Camp>


Management Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $594.99
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Management Certificate>


Managing Remote Workers Certificate

February 6-March 31, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $395
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Managing Remote Workers Certificate>


Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace>


Mastering Microsoft Excel

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Mastering Microsoft Excel>


Podcasting

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $245
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Podcasting>


Power BI Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Power BI Certificate>


Remote Working and Communicating

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $245
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Remote Working and Communicating>


Social Media for Business Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Social Media for Business Certificate>


Supervisory and Leadership Certificate

February 6-March 31, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $395
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the Supervisory and Leadership Certificate>


Understanding Debits and Credits

February 6-March 3, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $195
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for Understanding Debits and Credits>


WordPress Certificate

February 6-April 28, 2023 (enroll up to five days after start date)
Course Fee: $495
Where: Online, self-paced

Enroll now for the WordPress Certificate>

About online learning:

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with and get to know the instructor and other participants. It’s easy, and fun!

For a full listing of courses, visit our course directory.

How the courses work:

It is easy to participate in your LERN online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to access your online classroom. You will use your email address and a password to gain access.

Participate when you want:

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you want to participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week. For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

What you will do:

• Access the online readings.
• Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view slides.
• Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned.
• Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again at your convenience.

Discussion:

The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or evening. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Explore noncredit certificate and noncredit course listings below.

You may enroll up to five days after the start date.

Business

Business Communication

Data Science

Management

New Media Marketing

Social Media for Business

Technology Skills

You may cancel your registration up until you receive your login in and password from LERN and receive a full refund minus any credit card processing fees. After that date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be received by the program manager, Christina Draper, via email. (Processing fees are being waived through 6/30/2023.)

In the unlikely event that this program is canceled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, VCU Continuing and Professional Education will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

VCU Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of noncredit online courses and noncredit online certificates in partnership with The Learning Resources Network (LERN).

Some VCU Continuing and Professional Education offerings are ineligible for waiver use due to partnership agreements. The following text will appear on the registration page: “*exempt—this offering is ineligible for waiver use.” 

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