Certification and Innovative Programs


Greensboro College offers a number of non-academic-credit certification programs. The 2017-2018 schedule includes the course offerings listed below.

If you would like to make an appointment to speak to an admissions counselor concerning enrolling in the Paralegal Certification Education Program please contact us at the number listed below:

Suzanne Suddarth
Director of Certification and Innovative Programs
336-272-7102, ext. 5760
suzanne.suddarth@greensboro.edu

Register and pay for one or more of the courses listed below at this web link: http://empowerweb.greensboro.edu/community

Certification Programs

The Associate Professional in Human Resources aPHR™ Certification Program

If you are exploring or just beginning a professional career in human resources, Greensboro College’s Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the perfect program for you. Greensboro College has joined with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), the governing body of the SPHR & PHR exam, to offer this program. The aPHR™ is the only HR certification created for individuals who are just launching their professional HR careers. The aPHR™ credential will display foundational knowledge of HR practices and demonstrate to an employer that you have the skill set and qualifications for a promising HR career. Upon successful completion of this 30-hour program and the aPHR™ exam, the student will be eligible for this professional certification in the HR field.

aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.

Upcoming Spring Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 24.

Program Fee:  $1,299 (includes books and materials). Exam and application fees are additional and the responsibility of the student.

Greensboro College’s Program Benefits and Specifics:

  • Who should join us? Recent college and high school graduates, career changers,  professionals wanting to expand their current HR roles, individuals looking to launch their HR careers, and military members transitioning to a new profession.
  • Learn from a highly qualified and experienced instructor who has taught SPHR and PHR exam prep courses for more than 14 years.
  • Benefit from attending classes every other Saturday, which enables individuals to continue to work full time.
  • Earn an impressive credential to add to your resume and social and professional media accounts.
  • Enjoy interactive classroom discussions and being part of a team environment.

More information on the aPHR™ program.

Paralegal Certification Education Program

The Paralegal Certification Education Prep Program is an accelerated course that allows students to attain their state paralegal certification. Students must have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to be eligible to attend Greensboro College’s 16-week program. The course requires 190 contact hours and 300 overall hours. The in-class hours are reached by attending classes for four hours two nights a week, along with Saturday classes.

Upcoming Spring Schedule: 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays, Feb. 6-June 12.

Information Session: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event is free, but advance registration is requested; see registration form at the bottom of this page.

Program Fee: $4,745 (installment payment plan) or $4,500 (paid in full). Includes books and materials.

Greensboro College’s Program Benefits and Specifics:

  • Learn from three experienced instructors whose combined Paralegal Certification Education teaching spans more than 30 years.
  • Benefit from knowledgeable lawyers who currently work as Guilford County assistant public defenders and an assistant district attorney.
  • Acquire networking skills from experienced paralegals currently working in the field.
  • Enjoy interactive classroom discussions and being part of a team environment.
  • Who should join us? Recent college graduates, career changers, individuals looking for a professional field, and current legal assistants or paralegals are encouraged to enroll.
  • The program is managed by a director who has been working in higher education and with paralegal students for 14 years.

Test Preparation

SAT/ACT Test Preparation Program

Greensboro College’s SAT and ACT Test Preparation classes have been created by two teachers whose combined experience spans more than 60 years. Both instructors have a passion for teaching and are dedicated to offering an effective learning environment for the students.

Upcoming SAT Schedule : 2-5 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4. Cost: $399.

Upcoming ACT Schedule :

  • Spring 2018: 2-5 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4. Cost: $399.

Greensboro College’s Course Benefits and Specifics:

  • Learn from instructors whose combined teaching spans over 60 years.
  • Develop personal goals for SAT/ACT scores based on students’ individual college choices.
  • Build confidence while learning test-taking tips and strategies.
  • Enjoy a classroom environment where the instructors’ co-teaching method allows for both group and
    individualized discussions.

 

GRE Test Preparation Program

Greensboro College’s GRE Test Prep classes are taught by effective and experienced instructors over four consecutive weekends. The GRE Test Preparation program covers the math and verbal sections of the exam, while building students’ analytical and critical reasoning skills. Additionally, the program builds students’ confidence through test-taking tips and strategies. The instructor also offers personalized guidance and instruction for writing college and university essays.

Upcoming GRE Test Prep Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9.

Class Fee: $500; includes books and materials.

 

LSAT Test Preparation Program

The LSAT Preparation Program covers “real” questions from prior exams, offers students writing evaluations, introduces the puzzle and games sections of the exam, and provides students with test-taking strategies. The instructor took the LSAT, attended law school and has more than 30 years’ experience teaching.

Upcoming LSAT Test Prep Schedule:  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3

Class Fee: $600 includes books and materials.

Innovative Programs

Retirement 101 Program

The Retirement 101 program is an entertaining and informative course designed for adults between the ages of 50 and 70. A Certified Financial Planner® instructs classroom sessions. The course will help participants create a plan to retire early, integrate their finances with their goals and values, teach attendees to use new tax-law changes to their advantage, and instruct participants on how to ask the right questions when evaluating insurance coverage.

Upcoming Retirement 101 Wednesday Schedule : 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8

Upcoming Retirement 101 Saturday Schedule : 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 4 and 11.

Class Fee : $79; choose to attend Wednesdays or Saturdays

Greensboro College’s Course Benefits and Specifics:

  • Identify strategies to build, sustain and distribute wealth.
  • Understand the costs and access the risks in retirement.
  • Understand the rules regarding Social Security and how to maximize benefits.
  • Minimize taxes today and in retirement to maximize cash flow.
  • Learn how to properly distribute estate to beneficiaries.

Developing Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Who Can Influence Others

This workshop is for anyone who is an emerging leader in the nonprofit or public/government sectors. You will participate in a hands-on workshop that will engage you in proven leadership principles that will help you improve the performance of your team and build capacity of your organization.

This workshop is designed for: 

  • Staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations
  • Board members at charitable nonprofit organizations
  • Staff at private educational institutions
  • Staff at nonprofit hospitals or hospital foundations
  • Staff at government agencies, tribes, or state educational institutions that have a related nonprofit organization or foundation that supports the government entity

Upcoming Spring Schedule: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17

Program Fee:  $199

Greensboro College’s Program Specifics:

  • Self-Assessment: Start with looking at yourself
  • Deliberately build a foundation with others
  • Influence others by involving them
  • Build and sustain momentum
  • Learn how to make the shift from individual contributor to leader
  • Core principles of creating and casting your vision
  • How to create a strategic framework for implementation and assessment
  • Other topics will include: marketing & social media for nonprofits, measuring impact, technology & nonprofits

Bring with you: Something to write with and a notebook. Handouts provided. Students will have a lunch break.

Grant Writing and Compliance

This workshop offers a hands-on experience. Participants will learn the Logic Model and how it is used for program development, and how to write goals, objectives, outcomes, and budget narrative. Other topics will include: how to plan the program evaluation, writing letters of inquiry, proposals and applications for foundations, corporations, and private foundations, and stewardship and reporting.

This workshop is designed for: 

  • Staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations
  • Board members at charitable nonprofit organizations
  • Staff at private educational institutions
  • Staff at nonprofit hospitals or hospital foundations
  • Staff at government agencies, tribes, or state educational institutions that have a related nonprofit organization or foundation that supports the government entity

 

Upcoming Spring Schedule: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 3

Program Fee:  $199

Greensboro College’s Program Specifics:

  • Charitable Accountability Standards and Professional Standards and Ethics
  • Understanding the Development Office
  • Nonprofit Organizations – What does having an exemption mean?
  • Decoding the Foundation RFPs and Government NOFAs
  • Finding the Data: Researching Statistics to Document the Problem Statement
  • How to Write Goals, Objectives, Outcomes and the Program Narrative
  • How to Plan the Program Evaluations
  • Writing Letters of Inquiry, Proposals, and Applications for Foundations and Corporations

Bring with you: Laptop or device to work on, something to write with, and a notebook. Handouts provided. Students will have a lunch break.

Certified Financial Planning Education Program – TBA

Register and pay for one or more of the courses listed above at this web link: http://empowerweb.greensboro.edu/community