Programs in career and technical education are designed to meet the increasing demand for technicians, semi-professional workers, and skilled craftsmen for employment in industry, business, the professions, and government. These curricula are planned primarily to provide workers of the region served by the College.
The facilities and personnel of the College are available for specialized services that provide for the cultural and educational needs of the region served by the College. These services include nonclassroom and non-credit programs, cultural events, workshops, meetings, lectures, conferences, seminars, and special community projects designed to provide needed cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of the region.
The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training provides a variety of non-credit course offerings designed to expand learning opportunities for persons 16 years of age or older. Courses are offered to meet licensure/certification requirements of various professions and to meet the specific training needs identified by local employers.
Courses are also offered to provide lifelong learning opportunities for all citizens. Some course offerings are designed specifically for special populations, such as senior citizens, or talented and gifted youth.
Developmental courses are offered to prepare students who have not met the course prerequisites for admission to specific curricula and to correct deficiencies in basic areas such as English, reading, and mathematics. Credit will not be granted for courses numbered below 100.
The program in General Education encompasses common knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by each person to be effective as workers, consumers, and citizens. The faculty of Chesapeake College have formulated general education requirements to support all associate degree programs which are designed to enrich a student’s growth and preparation for life. A philosophy statement and general education core courses appear in the General Education Program section of this Catalog. The State General Education Student Transfer Policy is outlined in the General Education Program section of this Catalog.
Transfer Programs include freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional education. These programs are designed for transfer into baccalaureate degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
The Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training coordinates and provides training for employees in the five-county service area. Customized courses are provided for clients in both the public and private sectors including business, industry, government, non-profit organizations, service agencies, and professional associations. Fees are established for each course based on costs for curriculum development, materials, and instruction. Needs assessment and consultation services are also available at minimal cost.
The Workforce Training office also helps clients connect with state and federal agencies for information about training funds and other business services available to employers. Inquiries for additional information or services may be directed to the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.