Continuing Education: An Investment in Yourself
Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, contemplating a career change, updating your resume, or taking a class to learn something you have always dreamed of, the Division of Continuing and Extended Education at Cleveland State University has the continuing education courses, certificate programs, and professional training opportunities for you.
We design continuing education courses to meet national and international quality standards as well as CSU’s own learning values, teaching methods and rigorous academic standards.
Why pursue a short-term credential, certificate or professional certification? Because Education is the surest path to economic advancement in the United States today. Non-degree programs in the form of micro-credentials, certificate programs and professional certifications are increasingly in high-demand by employers.
Did you know adults without a postsecondary degree who hold a certificate or certification have higher full-time employment rates than their peers with no credential?
Adults who earn a credential have a median income of $45,000 versus $30,000 for those without a credential. For some occupations, the income premium from a certificate or certification is as high as $25,000 per year.
Earning a certificate or credential from Cleveland State University means your employer will trust your new expertise because of CSU’s reputation for innovative collaboration with business, industry, and government and for its reputation as a critical force for education excellence.
*Source: Strada/Gallup/Lumina report, “Certified Value” 2019.