Continuing educationwikipedia
Continuing education (similar to further education in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is an all-encompassing term within a broad list of post-secondary learning activities and programs.
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Further education

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Continuing education (similar to further education in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is an all-encompassing term within a broad list of post-secondary learning activities and programs.
In the United States and Canada, the term continuing education has a similar meaning.

Higher education

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In 1969, Empire State College, a unit of the State University of New York, was the first institution in the US to exclusively focus on providing higher education to adult learners.
Tertiary education at non-degree level is sometimes referred to as further education or continuing education as distinct from higher education.

Continuing medical education

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Continuing medical education (CME) refers to a specific form of continuing education (CE) that helps those in the medical field maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas of their field.

Continuing education unit

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Within the domain of continuing education, professional continuing education is a specific learning activity generally characterized by the issuance of a certificate or continuing education units (CEU) for the purpose of documenting attendance at a designated seminar or course of instruction.
A continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs to assist the professional to maintain his or her license in their profession.

Nontraditional student

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Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-traditional students, non-degree career training, college remediation, workforce training, and formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online).

The New School

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The New School for Social Research, founded in 1919, was initially devoted to adult education.

Workers' Educational Association

WEAWorkers' Education AssociationInternational Federation of Workers' Education Associations

Professional certification

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Renewal usually requires ongoing education to remain up-to-date on advancements in the field, evidenced by earning the specified number of continuing education credits (CECs), or continuing education units (CEUs), from approved professional development courses.

École nationale de l'aviation civile

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The group of Grandes écoles in France, was founded on August 28, 1949 to provide initial and continuing education in the field of civil aviation.

UCLA Extension

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UCLA Extension is a continuing education institution headquartered in Westwood, California, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The American University in Cairo

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The university offers American-style learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program.

New York Workers School

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The New York Workers School, colloquially known as "Workers School," was an ideological training center of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) established in New York City for adult education in October 1923.

Open University

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The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units.

Rockland Community College

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Rockland has the third highest transfer rate in the SUNY system and has a Continuing Education programs which served about 3,500 each year.

University of Campinas

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It also offers several non-degree granting open-enrollment courses to around 8,000 students through its extension school.

Peer support

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Trained peer support workers such as peer support specialists and peer counselors receive special training and are required to obtain Continuing Education Units, like clinical staff.

ABRS Management and Technology Institute

ABRS Management and Technology Institute is a Hong Kong based continuing education and training institute established in 1990.

Seneca College

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Seneca opened in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to establish an Ontario-wide network of colleges of applied arts and technology providing career-oriented diploma and certificate courses as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities.

Dallas Theological Seminary

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DTS has extension campuses in Atlanta, Austin, Guatemala, Houston, Knoxville, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and Tampa and a multi-lingual online education program.

Residential college

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The term residential college is also used to describe a variety of other patterns, ranging from a dormitory with some academic programming, to continuing education programs for adults lasting a few days.


American Society of Mechanical EngineersASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach."

Salem State University

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In addition, the university also offers Continuing Education courses for credit and non-credit.

G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is the school responsible for continuing education within Ryerson University in Toronto.

Massive open online course

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CCK08, which was led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and Stephen Downes of the National Research Council, consisted of 25 tuition-paying students in Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, as well as over 2200 online students from the general public who paid nothing.