Incubating Credit Classes inContinuing EducationPresented by:Kirk White, MSN, RN       Director, Center for Healthcare Pro...
Agenda•   Strengths of CE•   Benefits of growing programs in CE•   Examples of successes•   Lessons learned•   Q&A
CE Strengths for Success• Quality driven with competitive pricing• Typically follows a business model• Responds quickly to...
Poll Question #1
CE as an Incubator• Responsiveness – often the “front line”  of the college• Leveraging of Resources – maximize  what is a...
Responsiveness• Community often comes to CE & customized  training first with requests for new programs• Used to creating ...
Leveraging of Resources• Sharing of faculty & expertise• Utilizing specialized classroom, lab space,  and internship sites...
Sustainability• Building program on identified need• Building the CE program with the goal of  becoming a credit program• ...
Poll Question #2
Models that Work• Austin Community College   – Video Game Development & Renewable Energy• Central Piedmont Community Colle...
Video GameDevelopment• Began as CE certificate with specialty tracks• Advisory council with game companies• Three college ...
Renewable Energy• Started in CE at request of industry• Several grants that leveraged funding for  resources & development...
Film VideoCertificate Program• First course developed by CE entitled "The Art of  Production“• Soon converted to credit co...
Certified Nurse Aide• CE CNA program began over 15 years ago• During that time BSC added credit nursing programs  (LPN and...
MSSC Certified LogisticsAnalyst / Technician•   CE run grant funded project with Workforce Solutions•   Supply chain logis...
HITECH Initiative• Part of the Midwest Community College HIT Consortium• Federally grant funded HITECH curriculum (20 modu...
Poll Question #3
Lessons Learned• Importance of departments  collaborating to develop programs• Developing with the end in mind  – Credit c...
More Lessons Learned• Involve the college registrar to address transcript  issues (conversion of credit, letter grades for...
College CE Contacts• ACC - Video Game Development & Renewable Energy   – Hector Aguilar, haguilar@austincc.edu• CPCC - Fil...
Questions?
Contact InformationKirk White, MSN, RN, Director     Center for Healthcare Professionals, HCC Coleman College     kirk.whi...
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NCCET Webinar - Incubating Credit Classes in Continuing Education - 3/21/2012

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Session Description: Continuing Education departments can be the "front line" for new program development. CE provides strengths that are required for success: responsiveness; leveraging of resources; and sustainability. In a time when college resources are threatened, collaborations between CE and credit are one way to weather the storm. This webinar offers suggestions for ways CE and credit departments can partner, and provides examples of successful collaborations at several different community colleges. This webinar is based on the NCCET white paper "Continuing Education as ‘Incubator’ of New College Credit Programs” and was presented during the NCCET/NCWE Conference in October of 2011.

Presenter: Kirk White, MSN, RN is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Professionals (CHP) at Houston Community College’s Coleman College for Health Sciences. Kirk is a Registered Nurse holding a Master’s of Science in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He has worked in community college continuing education for over 11 years, holding the positions of Coordinator, Director, Executive Director, Interim Executive Dean and Associate Dean at Austin Community College. Kirk is a past President of the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education (TACE) and is currently on the Board of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET).

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NCCET Webinar - Incubating Credit Classes in Continuing Education - 3/21/2012

  1. 1. Incubating Credit Classes inContinuing EducationPresented by:Kirk White, MSN, RN Director, Center for Healthcare Professionals Houston Community College Coleman College
  2. 2. Agenda• Strengths of CE• Benefits of growing programs in CE• Examples of successes• Lessons learned• Q&A
  3. 3. CE Strengths for Success• Quality driven with competitive pricing• Typically follows a business model• Responds quickly to community needs• Generates revenue to pay for development• Flexibility & entrepreneurial approach to program development• Not limited by many “credit” related barriers
  4. 4. Poll Question #1
  5. 5. CE as an Incubator• Responsiveness – often the “front line” of the college• Leveraging of Resources – maximize what is available• Sustainability – build it so it can stand on it’s own
  6. 6. Responsiveness• Community often comes to CE & customized training first with requests for new programs• Used to creating new programs within weeks/ months rather than years• Frequently engaged with community groups – Chambers, Workforce Boards, Community Based Organizations• Streamlined internal processes
  7. 7. Leveraging of Resources• Sharing of faculty & expertise• Utilizing specialized classroom, lab space, and internship sites• Joint use of expensive equipment• Sharing revenue with credit departments• Coordinating grant funded projects• Sharing program advisory commitees• Sharing community contacts / resources
  8. 8. Sustainability• Building program on identified need• Building the CE program with the goal of becoming a credit program• Integrated / cross-listed / mirror courses (or entire program)• Flexibility for various student groups• Demonstrate success before committing significant college resources
  9. 9. Poll Question #2
  10. 10. Models that Work• Austin Community College – Video Game Development & Renewable Energy• Central Piedmont Community College – Film Video Certificate Program• Bismarck State College – Certified Nurse Aide• Lone Star College System – MSSC Certified Logistics Analyst / Technician• Johnson County Community College – HITECH Initiative
  11. 11. Video GameDevelopment• Began as CE certificate with specialty tracks• Advisory council with game companies• Three college departments, 2 Deans• 3 identified tracks / degrees• Joint work with credit faculty to move to “Game Development Institute” (GDI)• GDI Director position• CE “integrated” courses & specialty topics
  12. 12. Renewable Energy• Started in CE at request of industry• Several grants that leveraged funding for resources & development• CE certifications (solar, solar thermal, sales) and credit specialization (solar)• Shared equipment, space and faculty• Focus on “women in green” jobs• I-35 Corridor Consortium & TREEC
  13. 13. Film VideoCertificate Program• First course developed by CE entitled "The Art of Production“• Soon converted to credit course “Videography I”• Success of course led to a hybrid certificate program in Film/Video• Credit courses: Videography I; Vidoegraphy II• CE Courses: Studio Videography; Production I; Production II; Video Editing I; Film Editing• Provides either a workforce certificate or part of an Associates of Fine Arts
  14. 14. Certified Nurse Aide• CE CNA program began over 15 years ago• During that time BSC added credit nursing programs (LPN and ADN)• CE CNA became prerequisite to nursing programs• Credit nursing department suggested offering CNA both CE and credit (allow for access to financial aid)• CE and credit collaborated to work out the details• Now offered as integrated / cross-listed course (CE and credit students in same classroom)• Provides 2 credit hours for nursing track students
  15. 15. MSSC Certified LogisticsAnalyst / Technician• CE run grant funded project with Workforce Solutions• Supply chain logistics and certification through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)• Results in Certified Logistics Analyst (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)• Success of program prompted collaboration with credit logistics curriculum team and CE• CLA (36 hours) plus CLT (36 hours) now equals 3 hour credit course (Introduction to Business Logistics)• Credit course is pathway to 3 credit awards (Basic Logistics Certificate, First Line Logistics Leader Certificate, or A.A.S. in Logistic Management)
  16. 16. HITECH Initiative• Part of the Midwest Community College HIT Consortium• Federally grant funded HITECH curriculum (20 modules)• Collaboration of credit and CE faculty in health care and information systems departments• Initially delivered in hybrid format through CE to meet grant timeline• Developed two credit certificates (one provided by JCCC, one by Hutchinson Community College) covering entire state of Kansas
  17. 17. Poll Question #3
  18. 18. Lessons Learned• Importance of departments collaborating to develop programs• Developing with the end in mind – Credit course hour requirements – Credit faculty credentials – Ease of transition / articulation for students – Who “owns” the program after it grows into a credit program?
  19. 19. More Lessons Learned• Involve the college registrar to address transcript issues (conversion of credit, letter grades for CE courses)• Students need to be recognized by the college as a “student” regardless of how they are registered (CE or Credit)• All college resources need to be available to all students (advising, library, etc)• Shared commitment to quality instruction for both CE and credit options
  20. 20. College CE Contacts• ACC - Video Game Development & Renewable Energy – Hector Aguilar, haguilar@austincc.edu• CPCC - Film Video Certificate Program – Paul Koehnke, Paul.Koehnke@cpcc.edu• BSC - Certified Nurse Aide – Sara Vollmer, sara.vollmer@bismarckstate.edu• LSCS - MSSC Certified Logistics Analyst / Technician – Linda Head, lhead@lonestar.edu• JCCC - HITECH Initiative – Darcy McGrath, dmcgrat1@jccc.edu
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Contact InformationKirk White, MSN, RN, Director Center for Healthcare Professionals, HCC Coleman College kirk.white@hccs.edu

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