Continuing Education Courses

Continuing education is fun! These are short-term, non-credit courses for professional development or personal enrichment presented in a relaxed, flexible format. You will find a pleasant environment, knowledgeable instructors and state-of-the-art equipment as well as reasonable prices. Secure registration is provided for our class offerings.


Some courses are just better in the classroom such as ceramics or painting. Seasonal and specialty classes are usually taught in a classroom environment as well.

Health Sciences

Dental Assisting Program with a Clinical Externship


Program Summary — The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.

For more information and to register, contact Kim Fitzpatrick at or 800.628.7722 x4684.

STNA Course


Course Summary — This course will prepare you to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) with classroom, simulated lab and clinical experience in bedside nursing care such as bathing, measurement of vital signs, ambulation of residents/patients and assistance with all aspects of activities of daily living (ADL).

Classes will start May 1, 2017, and will be held at Central Campus in room 103. Click Here to view the course schedule. The cost of the program is $575, plus $100 for testing.

For more information, contact Kim Fitzpatrick at or 800.628.7722 x4684.


A wide variety of continuing education courses are offered online that you can take in the comfort of your home or other convenient surroundings. If you need computer or internet access, take advantage of the computers in the Library on any campus.

Command Spanish Online


Southern State’s Workforce Development & Community Services division is an Authorized e-Training Affiliate of Command Spanish Online and offers various occupational Spanish courses.

Program Summary — These programs are self-paced (you can start and stop any lesson at any time to fit your schedule), non-teacher-led, asynchronous (you can start the course on any day at any hour), based on adult education principles and require no prior knowledge of spanish!

Certification — Upon completion of a course, you will have immediate access to (and will be able to print) your own personalized Certificate of Completion.

Program Fee — $69 per course

Registration — Register at

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Authorized e-Training Affiliate of Command Spanish Online

Ed2Go Online Courses

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Learn a specific skill on almost any topic (business, computer applications, design, health care and technology just to name a few) through a convenient Ed2Go online course.

Program Summary — These internet-based courses are highly interactive and led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. The courses are fun, fast and affordable. New sessions start monthly and typically take only two to four hours per week.

Program Fee — $95 per course (some courses run lower/higher depending on certification offered)

Registration — Register at For more information, please contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or

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