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Degree Link

DegreeLink is a program that allows you to transfer your credits earned from a regionally-accredited college or university to complete your Bachelor degree through Indiana State University’s Distance Education.

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OLLI: Continuing Education for Adults

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Indiana State University (OLLI at ISU) is a non-profit, membership organization open to all adults but geared towards individuals age 50 and older, regardless of academic background.

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Non-Credit Courses

Allied Health: Health Center Activity Director

ISU’s Health Center Activity Director course discusses the philosophy and development of therapeutic recreations programs for nursing home residents and the regulations affecting the activity profession. Coursework includes the exploration of the physical, social, and emotional needs of the elderly and the relationship of the individual. A certificate recognized by the Indiana State Department of Health will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

The course's instructor is Jan Cockrell, who is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, activity consultant certified, and Director of Leisure Services at Westminster Village. She has met the standards for a pre-approved instructor for the MEPAP 2nd edition Course (Pre-approval#NCCAP29058-11-M2-NT).

The Health Center Activity Director course:

  • Requires an academic requirement of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Requires Internet access and Microsoft Office to participate in and complete assignments
  • Begins the first Monday of every month for thirteen weeks
  • Requires a 90-hour supervised practicum experience
  • Is approved by the Indiana Department of Health
  • Follows the guidelines of the National Certification Council of Activity Professional (NCCAP) Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) 2nd Edition Course Standards
  • Has a one-time fee of $475.00

This course is ideal for:

  • Students wishing to pursue nationally recognized certification through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals
  • Individuals interested in meeting the requirements to secure employment as an activity director in the state of Indiana
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Online Non-Credit Courses

Update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at your own pace and convenience with our new instructor-led and self-paced online non-credit courses. All you need to get started is Internet access, an e-mail address, and a Web browser.

Education to Go

Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. It's no wonder that many long-lasting friendships have formed in the program's lively and intelligent discussion areas.

Education-to-Go courses:

  • Run for six weeks (with a two-week grace period at the end)
  • Will begin a new section every month
  • Are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more
  • Can be completed entirely from your home or office at any time of the day or night
  • Require Internet access, an email address, and a web browser

Courses are available in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Grant Writing/Nonprofits
  • Career Ideas
  • Career Development
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Test Prep
  • Digital Photography
  • Entertainment
  • Languages
  • Art, History, Math & More
  • Family & Friends
  • Personal Finance
  • Law & Legal Careers
  • Health Care
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Computer Applications
  • Web Design and Programming

Interested in one of these online courses? Here's how to get started:

  1. Visit the On-line Instruction Center
  2. Click on a subject area and browse the courses offered. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course.
  3. When your course starts, return to the On-line Instruction Center and click the My Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with the name and password you provided during orientation.

Career Track Training: Certificates and Courses from JER Online

Learn anytime from anywhere! Our Career Track Training program features high-quality instructor-led and self-directed online courses and certificates. Indiana State University online catalog in association with JER Group, Inc. offers courses in over 45 different subject areas. Choose a course of study from our online course catalog and take your learning needs to a new level. You can start anytime by enrolling today or you can choose from a fixed start date.

Certificates and Courses from JER Online:

  • Run on average 5-6 weeks, 90 days, 3-12 months (check course descriptions for details)
  • Include industry-based instructions via email, web, and the corporate Learning Management System Assessment
  • Include quizzes, interactive activities, completion projects, final exams, end of course evaluations, industry certifications, and certificates of completion depending on the area of study
  • Are instructor-led with exceptional interaction and feedback
  • Can be completed entirely from your home or office at any time of the day or night
  • Requires Internet access, an email address, and a web browser

Courses are available in the following areas:

  • Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Basic and Advanced Paralegal Study
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Technical Communication Certification
  • Medical Transcription, Billing, Coding Certification
  • Marketing
  • Master Search Engine Optimization
  • Basic Internet Specialist Certificate
  • Advanced E-Marketing Certificate
  • Business Communication
  • Pharmacy Technician Career Training
  • Medical Secretary Training Certification Program
  • Human Resource Training Certificates
  • Help and Call Desk Certification
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • International Business Languages

Interested in one of these online courses? Here's how to get started:

  1. Visit JER Online Course Catalog
  2. Browse the field of study for your course topics
  3. Click on the course title or the Info button to learn more. Click on “Add to Cart” to purchase the course and enroll.
  4. Enrollment processes and provides email and web-based confirmation of pre-enrollment to student
  5. Student reads directions and views contact information for making payment to the school
  6. Arranges and makes payment
  7. Your enrollment activated by school administrator
  8. Student contacted and given details regarding how to begin course of study

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Professional Technical Writing Certification

Are you interested in enrolling in technical writing classes that come with an accredited university credential upon successful completion? Here is what you need to know about techwriter-certification technical writing courses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of technical writers is expected to grow 18 percent, or faster than the average for all occupations, from now to 2018 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: ) is the only online provider that offers 25 stand alone technical writing courses, classes and 5 certificates.

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In making a decision when it comes to enrolling in a Technical Writing class consider the following:

  • Technical writing is a demand area underserved by colleges and universities that focus on credit rather than technical writing courses and classes for the workforce.
  • Most companies reimburse employees for technical writing courses and certificate classes.
  • Typical technical writing students are either employees, freelancers, consultants or  those seeking to move into a new technical writing career path.

What are the benefits of enrolling in technical writing courses and classes from Techwriter Certification?

  • Techwriter-Certification classes prepare you  for careers in the technical writing field or help you sharpen and advance your present workplace skills.
  • Our Technical writing courses are taught by technical writing faculty with industry experience.
  • We prepare you for full or part time contract work.
  • Perfect for those in industry or interested in starting a new consulting and technical writing business.
  • Earn a certificate from a prestigious and accredited university with your name, and title of the technical writing class you have successfully completed.
  • Anytime-Anywhere Learning Model. You do not have to meet at a specific time, but will still have contact with your technical writing instructor.
  • Classes and certificates that are recognized by industry for meeting job required training.