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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
    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.

  • 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.

  • Lean Healthcare Programs
    Lean methods improve the reliability of work processes by identifying and eliminating barriers and sources of variability within the system.

  • Newborn Assessment
    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.

Note: Purdue faculty and staff fee remissions may not be applied to the programs on this page.

Request a Course with Online and Professional Learning

This online form for requesting Non-Credit courses by Purdue University West Lafayette Faculty and Staff.

Note: A valid Purdue Account must be used in order to be able to request a credit or a non-credit course.

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