Wor-Wic’s continuing education and workforce development division offers career-oriented non-credit courses during three major terms each year, beginning in September, January and May. Courses are designed to help students prepare for a new career, upgrade existing skills, meet licensure, certification or continuing education requirements, improve technical skills and provide opportunities for self-improvement.
Categories of continuing education courses include adult education (ABE, ESL, GED), business and leadership, child care, computers and technology, developmental English, health and safety, hospitality and culinary, personal enrichment, real estate, trades and manufacturing, transportation and veterinary assistant training. Computer courses are offered for senior adults, as well as enrichment courses for gifted and talented students in grades three through 12. Many online courses are also offered in a variety of areas.
Students can register online, through the mail, by fax or in person in Fulton-Owen Hall at the college campus in Salisbury. The college accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, and businesses can be billed for their employees who register for courses. Maryland senior adults, 60 years of age or older at the time of registration, can take most continuing education courses without paying tuition, but they must pay for any required fees and textbooks.
Schedules that list the courses being offered, course descriptions and meeting dates are mailed to most residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties approximately one month prior to the scheduled starting dates of the courses. Anyone who is not regularly receiving a schedule can call Wor-Wic’s continuing education and workforce development division at 410-334- 2815. Class schedules are also available on Wor-Wic’s website.
Customized Training for Business & Industry
As part of the college’s commitment to train local people for local jobs and support local economic development efforts, the continuing education and workforce development division regularly partners with area businesses, industries, agencies and organizations to strengthen workforce skills by providing results-oriented customized training for their employees. Courses and seminars, which vary from basic skills development to sophisticated business operations, are developed for individual companies and clusters of companies with related training needs. Customized training is tailored to meet specific company schedules and needs, and is conducted both day and evening in college facilities or at company business sites. Laptop computers make computer applications training convenient for on-site locations at companies throughout the Lower Eastern Shore. More information about customized training can be obtained by calling the college’s director of CEWD business and industry training at 410-334-2815 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.