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Continuing Education Program (CEP) students may take up to a maximum of 9 credits without matriculating as a degree student. In many cases, these credits may be accepted towards a final graduate or undergraduate degree. Students will earn graduate credit for graduate classes and undergraduate credits for undergraduate classes.

Tuition for Continuing Education courses range between $445 and $745 per credit, based on the course requested. Most courses are 3 credits. All courses may be audited for no credit. Audit fees are $500 per class regardless of the number of credits. An enrollment deposit of $250 is applied to the entire payment. The student is not considered enrolled (i.e. a seat will not be reserved) until an application is received.

The withdrawal deadline for individual courses is September 15, 2014. If a student withdraws from a class from after this date, our refund policy will apply. Our full refund policy can be found in our Student Handbook.

Full program descriptions are available in the Academics section.

Accreditation

All Marlboro College School of Graduate and Professional Studies programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.

Register for a Course

The following form should be used to register for Continuing Education Program (CEP) Courses, part of Marlboro College School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

If you have any questions or trouble filling out the form, please contact our Admissions Office, at (888) 258-5665 x209, or admissions@gradschool.marlboro.edu

Undergraduate IT Management Courses (BSMIS): (classes fully online; $460 per credit; $500 to audit)

Taught by: Robert Distelberg

An introduction to the relational model, basic relational database design, and some RDBMS operation. This includes an introduction to data modeling practices and some SQL.

Taught by: Scott Lawrence

Systems Analysis & Design covers the multiple phases and disciplines of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). In this course, students will learn how to determine and define business processes, gather and synthesize requirements, analyze data flows, develop systems solutions and implement their work. All BSMIS students will take this course in their first trimester. 3 credits.

Taught by: T B A

As computing technologies become increasingly powerful and complex, the need for well-designed interfaces is now greater than ever. This course introduces the issues, theories, techniques, and tradeoffs of trying to design good user interfaces for a variety of system and user types.

Taught by: Peter Crowell

This course provides an overview of current management problems, challenges and opportunities. It provides exposure to management theories and offers students the ability to preview emerging management strategies. Special emphasis is placed on the role of modern knowledge worker management.

Taught by: Peter Crowell

This course explores the issues and opportunities facing managers today. Students will survey the multiple expectations of IS managers and the skills required to manage an organization's software and technical infrastructure, information architecture and systems integration, e-commerce initiatives, technology procurement, software development and data security. Prerequisite: MGT300

Multi-Disciplinary Courses: ($572 per credit for EDU classes)

Taught by: Caleb Clark

This is an online, hands on, experiential workshop that will cover the foundation skills, equipment and resources used in Makerspaces and fabrication labs in education. Students will complete the same a set of tutorials at home while supporting each other online via discussion, documentation (photo/video) and reflection. In addition, students will build a personal learning network of Makers and visit at least one maker lab in their region. Tutorials will include micro-controllers (Arduino), rapid prototyping (3d printers laser cutters), and basic programming. Readings and course materials will focus on using physical computing in K-12 environments to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education. Students will leave the course ready to teach the tutorials they've completed in a standard classroom, accompanied by field trips to a fab lab.

Taught by: Erin Narey

Writing effectively is essential in every profession. This course focuses on ways to analyze the structure of professional texts and gain practice in discipline-specific professional writing. Students will select a type of writing using a real-world writing task that incorporates all phases of the writing process.

EdTech Courses (MAT): ($705 per credit; EDU classes $591 per credit; $500 to audit)

Taught by: Caleb Clark

A foundation course in the delivery of educationally oriented multimedia via the Web. Students will use a best-of-breed content management system (WordPress) to develop their own highly usable electronic portfolio (e-portfolio). This e-portfolio will be used throughout the course as a sandbox to apply what they learn. Students will practice the basic production of educationally oriented text, photos, video, audio and files for download by publishing them to their e-portfolio. Students will study and discuss the history of the Web, blogs, wikis, RSS, trends, usability, design and the analysis and effective use of Web sites for educational purposes. E-portfolios may be used in subsequent classes to showcase finished projects. After graduation e-portfolios may be used to show examples of work and resumes.

Taught by: George Anthes

Intellectual property and copyright issues are covered, with a focus on educational materials. Topics include the latest legislation, guidelines and practices in use by Internet publishers. Current topics such as Creative Commons, file sharing and the effect of the Web on all manner of intellectual property will be studied and discussed.

Taught by: Jane Wilde

Students will study the theory and history of educational technology and instructional design. This will include topics such as instructional systems design (ISD), cognitive psychology, past and present learning theories, curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, and who the key people and organizations are in the industry. Students will develop their own style of instructional design and their own amalgam of learning theories and use it to design a basic instructional unit of their choosing.

Taught by: Lucie deLaBruere

Web-based Cloud collaboration has both empowered and disrupted organizations. It is changing the way we work and learn. This 100% online class will prepare you to successfully use online collaboration in the classroom/workplace, and provide the chance to practice being an expert user and domain administrator of Google Apps for Education. A custom domain installation of Google Apps For Education will be used. Readings will include Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and Disrupting Class, How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Students will design a final project that demonstrates using Google Apps for Education at an expert level. Students may choose to prepare to take the Google Trainer Certification exams as a final project. Access to a well functioning laptop and DSL/Cable speed Internet connection are required.

Nonprofit Courses (MDO): ($655 per credit; $500 to audit)

Taught by: Karen White

Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), this course guides project leaders through the application of the project management process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing. Key topics include project selection and scoping, time management, risk identification, quality planning, team building, and project communication.

Taught by: Debra Askanase

In this class students will learn the core building blocks for understanding and using social media professionally and organizationally. In the first half of the course, we will review the foundations of social media, social media channels and tools, and how mission-driven organizations are using these channels to build community relationships. The second half of the course builds upon your understanding of social media channels, concentrating the importance of developing an online Personal Professional Learning Network (PLN), and supporting that activity during the trimester. During the course, students will be expected to sign up for and utilize Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Taught by: Alisa Del Tufo

Short topic courses covering various aspects of nonprofit management and mission driven organizations.

Taught by: Kate Jellema

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Vermont Leadership Institute for the current academic year. In this class, students will learn theories of leadership, undertake an extensive self-evaluation of their personality type and leadership style, build their emotional intelligence and intercultural competency, discuss the role of values and ethics in leadership roles, and practice ethical and engaged leadership. Students will attend VLI Sessions One, Two and Three and assemble a portfolio of their personal leadership work, culminating in a Personal Leadership Plan.

Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management ($1400; Practicum $505)

Taught by: Kim Lier

This intensive four-month series offers nonprofit leaders and staff the opportunity to gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The Certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in all the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.

Taught by: Kim Lier

This intensive four-month series offers nonprofit leaders and staff the opportunity to gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The Certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in all the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.

Taught by: Kate Jellema

MSM MDO students will expand on learning from the Certificate in Nonprofit Management by enrolling in a 3-credit online class called the Nonprofit Management Practicum. Students may enroll in the practicum concurrently with the Certificate or at any time after completing the Certificate. While enrolled in the practicum, students will create a portfolio which synthesizes learning from three of the Certificate modules. The instructor will work one-on-one with each student regarding their portfolio design. The portfolio will have three components: * Brief annotated resource list, describing 3 useful resources for your topic (could be books, articles or websites) * Written analysis which synthesizes learning from the face-to-face Certificate workshop and your additional resources, and considers that learning in the context of a real-world situation (for example, your own nonprofit organization). The conclusion of this paper will be an action plan describing how you will apply this learning to a real-world problem. * A project in which the student applies the learning to a real-world problem. Each student's project will be unique and will arise out of a particular real-world situation. Examples might include: a new model for meeting facilitation, a board orientation handbook, a fundraising Youtube video or a 3-year marketing strategy.

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Terms: Winter is January to April, Spring is May to August, Fall is September to December.
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The tuition cost for regular CEP courses is listed next to the course information above. The withdrawal deadline for individual courses is 11:59 pm on the 10th day of each trimester. If a course is withdrawn from after this date, our refund policy will apply. Our full refund policy can be found in our Student Handbook.

If you would like to pay now, please make a check or money order payable to Marlboro College and send it to:

Marlboro College
Lockbox #1366
Williston, VT 05495

Alternately, bills will be posted to your online account after the 10th day of the start of the trimester. You will be notified when the online bill is uploaded. Bills are due within 30 days of being posted.

Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility

I hereby assume full responsibility for payment of my account with Marlboro College. I understand that my payment is late if it is not made within 30 days after it becomes due as indicated on the account statement, and at that time my account is considered outstanding. I also understand that in the event my payment is late, I am responsible for any and all reasonable collection costs incurred to collect said payment, including any interest, late charge, fee, or other expense incidental to the principal obligation, including but not limited to attorney's fees and third-party collection services. I further understand that Marlboro College shall charge interest on any outstanding account balance at the rate of 12%.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of the Student Handbook

I have read and reviewed the text of the Student Handbook and I agree to abide by the policies outlined therein. In particular, I understand my rights under the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act, and I understand that I may ask Marlboro College to modify my directory information preferences. Furthermore, I have read and understand the Marlboro College Tuition Refund Policy as written in the Student Handbook.

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