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Welcome to the registration page for our Fall 2015 courses in Marlboro College's Continuing Education Program (CEP). 

  • Registration: July 17 - September 11.
  • Course begin: September 11. 
  • Class meetings: Courses meet weekly, monthly or online.  Details here.
  • Drop/add deadline: September 20.  Our refund policy applies to withdrawals after this date.
  • Trimester ends: December 19.
  • Tuition ranges between $480 and $765 per credit. For specific tuition, click on the orange "Select" drop down menus below
  • Location: Online, blended, and in-person, see course descriptions for details.

If you have any questions, contact our graduate admissions office at: (888) 258-5665 x209, or

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More information about our programs is also available in the Academics section of this website. 

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.

Most 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.

Accreditation: All Marlboro College 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.

Project Management Graduate Courses: ($710 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 am ; Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 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.

  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Taught by: Karen White

This course prepares participants to lead change in an organizational setting. Topics of study include: analyzing conditions that foster both acceptance and resistance to change; understanding the individual roles that participate in change; specific leadership strategies for managing and reinforcing change; and developing actionable change management plans, including development plans required to reinforce the change. Participants will develop a change management plan for use in an organizational setting of their choice.

Undergraduate IT Management Courses (BSMIS): (classes fully online; $480 per credit; $500 to audit)

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.


Web-based Cloud collaboration has changed the way we work and learn. Cloud based tools can now not only help us collaborate, they can also help us effectively integrate technology into our teaching students to create, make, and learn using the cloud as a creativity tool. The Chrome browser on desktops, laptops and Chromebooks has new functionality and tools for the production of media. Learn how to effectively integrate this technology into your teaching by learning how to make: Interactive ebooks and games with Google Apps; Movies with WeVideo; Podcasts with cloud based audio tools; edit graphics in-browser; create 2D and 3D modeled objects that can be prototyped using 3D printers and laser cutters. This 100% online class will focus on Students documenting their learning in an online while they participate in online discussions and read current thinking about about how to bring this type of learning to todays students.

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: ($735 per credit; $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm ; Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • 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.

In this age of open access and unprecedented levels of connectivity, copyright, fair use, and intellectual property are still major issues  and even hurdles  we face, particularly in an educational setting. What do we as educators need to know as we go about pulling together course material? What do our students need to know as they complete research assignments? Topics will include legislation, guidelines, and best practices, and a variety of open access resources will be explored and evaluated.

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.

Nonprofit Courses (MDO): ($710 per credit; $500 to audit)

This course provides a framework for understanding the role that social media plays in societal communications, and how organizations can leverage social media to remain relevant, matter deeply, and move stakeholders to action. Students will leave with a solid understanding of how to use social media to expand awareness, advocate, and raise funds for social change. This course will delve into the concepts and tools needed for social media success: being a networked nonprofit; changing demographics; network theory; a deep dive into using social media to successfully expand awareness, raise funds, advocate, and deepen loyalty; social media measurement, and a strategic approach to social communications that realizes organizational goals.

  • Credits: 1
  • Meets: Friday 8:45 am to 10:45 am
  • Taught by: Jennifer Ladd

In this one-credit course participants will become increasingly aware of class and money dynamics within their organizations and with the surrounding world in which they operate. There will be an opportunity for personal reflection, theory and interactive exercises that help surface the taboo topics of money and class. Students will come away with knowledge about class cultures, tools for recognizing and dealing with classism and awareness of power-dynamics in nonprofit work.

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 ($1500; Practicum +$630)
  • Credits: 0
  • Meets: Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Online
  • Taught by: Kate Jellema
  • Prerequisite: NPM600 Certificate in Nonprofit Management

In this guided independent study, students will demonstrate comprehension of concepts learned in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management by applying them in a real-world context. Students may enroll in the practicum in any trimester after completing the Certificate, within a two-year window. This class will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Healthcare Administration Graduate Courses: ($710 per credit, $500 to audit)
  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ; Sunday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Taught by: Peter Crowell

The goal of this course is to introduce financial decision-making and management techniques in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Topics include: balance sheet analysis, capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure of the enterprise, business valuation and managing risk.

  • Credits: 3
  • Meets: Saturday 8:45 am to 10:45 am ; Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Taught by: Karen White

This course will examine the process of strategic planning. Organizations are undergoing a series of revolutionary changes, including vertical integration, horizontal consolidation, strategic alliances and joint ventures, entrepreneurial startups, and specialized niche networks. This course will critically examine changes and discuss the various strategic decisions and managerial skills needed to confront them in a variety of firms in organizations. The primary focus of the course is on the strategy of the business unit, which is the foundational level for competitive analysis, and an analysis of the issues central to the firm's short-term and long-term competitive success. Using a combination of case studies and industry field research, students will assume the roles of key decision-makers and/or advisors in analyzing these issues and offering recommendations for strategic change.

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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.