Career and Self Directed Extended Programs
Noncredit programs to enhance your career.
Self-Directed Learning Programs provides a variety of Career and Self Directed Extended Programs courses and programs to help you learn new skills, enhance your career, and prepare for and maintain professional certification. Most of the courses are noncredit; however, some may also be available for credit.
Agronomy Essentials is a comprehensive online crops and soils course designed to build an individualís knowledge of basic agronomy principles and application. Those who successfully complete Agronomy Essentials will receive a Certificate of Completion and 25 continuing education units for those with a Certified Crop Adviser designation. The course also provides an excellent foundation of knowledge for individuals who are preparing to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams.
Central Service and Sterile Processing
Programs to help you prepare for and maintain professional certification in central service, healthcare leadership, and healthcare materiel management, as well as continuing education for CRCST technicians, offered in cooperation with the International Association for Healthcare Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).
Construction Site Supervision Certification
The College of Technology will host the Purdue University Construction Site Supervision Certificate (C.S.S.C.). This program is in direct response to the request of our Construction Advisory Council to help train and share best practices with our industriesí next generation of field supervisors.
- Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory in the CGE model, and provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP Model within the RunGTAP software environment. RunGTAP is an intuitive, menu-driven CGE model that minimizes technological hurdles and allows students to quickly begin to focus on their economic thinking and experimentation. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. At the end of the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses. The course also serves as an entry point for developing the technical skills required for the GTAP Short Course.
- Green Manufacturing Generalist Online
The Green Generalist Online training is designed as an awareness and culture-change program for all positions and all business sectors, and will take two to four hours to complete. It introduces the many concepts and issues that are part of sustainability or "green," and teaches you how to apply environmentally-friendly practices in the workplace, on your schedule. Upon completion of this module, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Courses (correspondence and online)
The nation's leading self-study courses in pest management, recognized in most states as preparation for certification and/or recertification of pest control operators.
- Introductory Medical Spanish for Pharmacy Staff
Lean Healthcare Programs
Lean methods improve the reliability of work processes by identifying and eliminating barriers and sources of variability within the system.
A two-part learning package featuring a head-to-toe assessment of a normal newborn, and determination of gestational age based on physical and neurological assessments.
- Nuclear Pharmacy Subscription Series (Pharmacists)
- Nuclear Pharmacy Subscription Series (Technicians)
- Medication Safety Essentials Public 1.0
- Medication Safety Essentials Public 2.0
- Precision Agriculture
Precision Agriculture is a fully online 12-week course that provides knowledge from which practitioners working in agriculture can better understand the science of site-specific agriculture to help themselves, their customers, and their companies succeed. Designed for working professionals who must mix continuing education with work, family, and other responsibilities, participants in the course can access content at their convenience on their computers, tablets, and mobile devices.
Note: Purdue faculty and staff fee remissions may not be applied to the programs on this page.