Continuing education courses now online

Published 12:02 am Thursday, January 27, 2011

LaMilton Bennett works on his math homework. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Local residents wishing to further their education using LBW Community College’s Continuing Education program can now do so within the comfort of their own homes.

College officials announced this week a new opportunity that will allow for hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated non-credit courses through a new partnership with ed2go.

“We wanted to provide a way for people who are interested in learning about various topics an opportunity to learn from home, or wherever they can get an Internet connection,” said Marketing Director Renee LeMaire. “These classes cover a wide range of topics, with qualified instructors on the other end.”

LeMaire said that since the courses are available any time, day or night, participants have the flexibility of studying at their own pace while having structure and support to complete the course.

“LBWCC’s intent, through the new partnership, is to expand the number and types of courses available to people in our various communities,” she said. “These are good courses to develop skills for the workplace.”

Through the LBWCC Web site, ed2go, an online program for continuing education, offers courses that include accounting, business, computer applications, design, health care and medical issues, creative writing, photography, law and legal areas, personal development, teaching and education, technology, writing and publishing.

All classes are for non-college credit and each course runs six weeks and has a total of 12 new lessons. Cost is around $95 per course.

“New sessions of each course are offered every month,” LeMaire said.

“This is a great way to learn more about a topic of interest, whether you’re into language and arts, the world of business or personal development,” she said.

For more information, call Cindy Green at 334-493-5344 or visit LBWCC’s Web site at