Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Adult Learner Resources


At Cleveland State University's Division of Continuing and Extended Education, we believe education should be a vehicle to economic inclusion and community enrichment. Short-term, non-credit certificates and other competency-based education credentials can provide a pathway to sustainable employment, career advancement and as a way to engage with or reengage with degree-granting programs*. It is our goal to make access to dynamic courses and expert faculty a staple in the Cleveland community.


Knowing you want to make a career change is one thing, finding an alternative career is another. That's where formal assessment and analysis can be a useful tool helping you figure out what comes next. Evaluating your interests, personality and goals will help you strategically chart a way forward. Career-skill assessment at Cleveland State's Division of Continuing and Extended Education is an affordable and fun way to get to know yourself and your future, better. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact n.pratt@csu ohio.edu. 

Free online skill assessment is also available through the U.D. Department of Labor. Explore CareerOneStop to help determine what's the right career for you, then contact CSU to discuss training opportunities. Email: wkfcedev@csuohio.edu

GED Preparation Courses: REGISTER TODAY

Getting your GED allows you to move forward in your life toward opportunities that otherwise may not be available. It is an accomplishment that will make later accomplishments possible. At the Division of Continuing and Extended Education at Cleveland State University, we are committed to providing our community with the training and education they need to live their best lives. Join our learning community today. Complete your GED this year. Then ask yourself, "What next?"

Get the Job You Want in Any Economy: REGISTER TODAY

A job search is challenging even in the best of times. Fortunately, it is a skill we can learn. Whether you've never searched for a job, are a new college graduate looking for a job, or you are new (again) to the job market looking for your next job or a better position, taking time to learn the skills you need to be a successful job "getter" is a great investment in your future. A little job search help goes a long way.

*For more information on pathways to college, please checkout the Lifelong Learning page.

Resources, Community Friends and Partners:

Aspire: Provides free services to clients who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training and workforce development.
GI BIll Benefits: Information on GI Bill benefits to help Veterans pay for college, graduate school, and training programs.
(re)Connect to CollegeSupports "come-back" students return to college to complete their degree.
Ohio Department of Higher Education Paying for CollegeProvides resources on how to pay for college.
OhioMeansJobs.com: Offers assistance in finding Ohioans a new job, reskilling, etc.
Seeds of Literacy: Offering free one-to-one tutoring in basic education and GED preparation.