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Online Professional Development

The Center for Continuing Education offers a wide variety of online personal enrichment, professional development, and career training courses. Our online courses offer you the flexibility and convenience to study whenever and wherever you choose, making it easy to learn and work even with a busy schedule.


Three Online Learning Options to Fit Your Needs

NEW! Self-Paced Tutorials
Our new online self-paced tutorial courses allow you to start anytime and work at your own pace!  These courses are designed to help you learn personal and professional skills independently and quickly.  You'll have access to all course information as soon as you register and be given three months to complete all lessons. Most courses are worth 2.4 CEUs.
Self-Paced Tutorial Courses
Important Message Regarding CEUs for Self-Paced Tutorial Courses: Please know that if you are enrolling in a Self-Paced Tutorial Course to earn CEUs, the total number of CEUs you receive will be based on the number of hours/days you are enrolled in the course. To receive the full 2.4 CEUs you must be enrolled in the course for a minimum of 24 hours (3 days). This means if you complete your final exam prior to being enrolled for 24 hours you WILL NOT earn the full 2.4 CEUs.  Those who complete course requirements in less than 24 hours will be awarded CEUs accordingly: 8 hours/1 day = 0.8 CEUs, 16 hours/2 days = 1.6 CEUs. 

Six-Week "Monthly" Instructor Led Courses
Our online six-week instructor-led courses start in the middle of each month and lessons are released every Wednesday and Friday for six-weeks. You can access your lessons anytime day or night when it's convenient for you.  Each lesson includes quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and much more to help you gain the knowledge and skills on your chosen topic. Most courses are worth 2.4 CEUs with a final exam score of 70 or higher. 
Six-Week Instructor Lead Courses

Advanced Career Training Certifications
Our Advanced Career Training Certification programs will help prepare you for employment in some of today's most in-demand fields.  These online open enrollment programs let you start at any time and work at your own pace so you can learn when it's convenient for you.  Each course comes with a dedicated student advisor, so you are supported throughout your learning journey.  Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate you will be proud to add to your career portfolio. Many of these programs will also prepare you for to sit for professional certification exams in your field of interest, giving you the potential for job advancement. 
Advanced Career Training Certifications

For questions regarding our online programs please contact:

Amber Shultice
MSU Extension Service
Center for Continuing Education
PO Box 7558
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-1457
Fax: (662) 325-2702