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Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

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Administration Building 128 | (574) 520-4261 | |

General Information

Professional Development and Lifelong Learning provides credit and noncredit programs for professional development and short-term training both on and off campus. Most programs do not require formal admission to IU South Bend. Programs include credit and noncredit short-term classes, workshops, conferences, online classes, and customized training and consulting offered throughout the year with new programs starting weekly.

Most classes and workshops carry nationally recognized continuing education units (CEUs). These units document both new skill development for the workplace, and work completed to meet professional licensure requirements.

Noncredit professional development classes and certificates can be found on the professional development and lifelong learning website. These classes and certificates do not require admission to the university and may be started at any time.

Courses and Workshops

Public courses and workshops are offered in the following areas:

  • Communications
  • College preparation
  • Computer training
  • Health professions (continuing education for nurses, dental hygienists and assistants, pharmacy technician training, medical terminology, coding and transcription)
  • Languages
  • Professional certificate examination prep courses (CPIM, CSPC, SPHR, PHR, ASQ, CMA)
  • Business (supervision, human resources, quality management)
  • Real Estate Broker Transition
  • Real estate prelicensing
  • Test preparation (SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT)
  • Institute of Reading Development

Business and Industry Services

Continuing education provides training and consulting services for business, industry, and other community-based organizations. Principal program areas are:

  • Business communication
  • Supervision and management
  • Computer training
  • Quality management
  • Spanish/English for speakers of other languages

Contact for information about other programs for business and industry.

Credit Certificate Programs | Paralegal Studies Program

The Paralegal Studies Program was developed in 1980 by continuing education with the assistance of IU South Bend faculty members and an advisory board of area attorneys. This part-time, evening, 25 credit hour interdisciplinary program incorporates courses from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students begin the program in the fall semester. Courses are arranged sequentially and are offered only once each year. The program is usually completed in two and one-half years. Contact for further information.

Testing Services

The Division of Extended Learning Services is a host site for Indiana University School of Continuing Studies independent study examinations. Students are responsible for arranging examination dates and times. There is no charge for testing. Call (574) 520-4261 to schedule an examination at the South Bend location or (574) 294-5550 for examinations in Elkhart.

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