Continuing Education and Outreach

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Expanding possibilities, strengthening communities.

Now, more than ever, we are focused on the safety of our students and staff. For 2021 we are ready with an updated class selection and delivery options to meet your lifelong learning needs. Whether you choose to attend class at McClellan Center or from a remote location, we are dedicated to providing accessible and innovative training, personal service, and a safe learning environment.

Stay safe, and we appreciate your patience!


We offer non-credit courses for entry-level, professional career advancement, and customized training for businesses or groups of 12 or more. New classes are always being added, so visit us often.

Perhaps you only need training in one particular subject. Often called open enrollment, our individual classes and workshops offer training for a wide variety of interests throughout the year (including seasonal offerings).

Why the classroom?
Although technology has made social interaction more accessible, those who prefer face-to-face communication will benefit most from classroom learning. The classroom experience offers more opportunities for group work and study sessions. It allows for instant feedback from instructors and peers instead of waiting for a response on an online forum or email thread. The social aspect of a classroom setting promotes networking with others having similar interests. And, in some instances, may even present new opportunities in the workplace.

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Choose from over 600 online courses on topics ranging from hobby and personal interest to the latest trending business courses. Whether you are looking to learn something new or get better at something you already do, our online solutions will let you attain your learning goals without putting life on hold. Many of our 6-week courses now offer a self-paced option.

The Online Experience
If you have a packed work schedule or limited free time, online learning may be your best choice. Probably the most significant advantage is that it can be made to fit almost any schedule. Most online courses follow a weekly format where you are expected to complete specific tasks and assignments before the end of the week. Others are available in an on-demand format that lets you set the pace entirely. In short, online learning adapts to your schedule by allowing you to complete your work anytime, anywhere, while still having time to fulfill your other commitments. Plus, there's never a problem finding a parking space!

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6-week Fundamental Courses

Advanced Career Training

Alabama Real Estate Licensing

Center for Legal Studies

Working in collaboration with General Managers, Superintendents, and other key individuals within the Alabama/Mississippi Section of the American Water Works Association and the Alabama Water and Wastewater Institute, JSU's Office of Continuing Education and Outreach has developed a certification program that serves the training needs of individuals, municipalities and industry, alike.

Our Certified Water Treatment Program (CWTP) is designed for displaced workers, high school graduates, military veterans*, and others looking for a career in a high demand industry industry where:
 ·  Employment opportunities have increased by over 19% since 2010.
 ·  Over 50% of the workforce will retire within the next five to seven years.
 ·  Benefits include global demand and excellent opportunity for advancement.

Learn more about workforce development

*JSU offers preferential placement to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

One size does not fit all. We can custom-tailor any of our programs and host the training at your location, online, or at McClellan Center. Our programs are based on real-world applications and taught by industry experts. Tailored curriculum and flexible delivery options ensure that you and your organization get what you need when you need it. If you don't see the program you are looking for, we can develop it for you.

Learn more about customized training

Featured Courses

Administrative Professionals Conference - April 23, 2021
This year's high-impact sessions will help participants increase productivity, become better communicators, upgrade existing skills and develop new ones that will help them become a more valuable employee. Join us on April 23rd, at the Oxford Civic Center, for a day of learning, motivation, good food, cool gifts and great fun. Early-Birds save $30.00 and we have Group Rates for 4 or more.  Register Now ➜

2019 Conference participants

Microsoft Excel 2016 - April 28, 2021 thru June 16, 2021
Microsoft Excel 2016 Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced classes are going on now! Each course builds upon the last, giving you expert knowledge in navigating and using Microsoft Excel.  Advanced functions include: VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, PivotTables along with additional tools such as Excel’s built-in Power Query tool and consolidation function to efficiently summarize data from multiple sources.  Find Out More ➔

Excel Graduate

I'm a Supervisor, Now What? - May 21, 2021
This 4-hour course is designed for new supervisors who want to grow their management skills fast - and get on the fast track to achieving leadership success. Participants will learn the proven management techniques and powerful strategies they need to become stronger, more confident and respected leaders. The skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a new manager are only a click away!  Sign Up Today ➔

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Microsoft Excel 2016, Basic - May 26, 2021
Discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and effciently in Microsoft Excel 2016. Taught by Microsoft certified Master Trainer, Cathy Struntz, this course is is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class. In addition to the basics, you'll learn dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. By the time you're done, you will be using this vital Office 2016 application like a pro.  Reserve Your Seat ➜

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How To Register

Step 1 - Choose your class

Select Course Catalog in the left navigation bar to access our Online Registration Center. Here, you can browse current offerings, register for classes, and manage your account - 24/7/365.

Step 2 - Register

Add selected class(es) to your cart in the Registration Center and follow the instructions to complete the online registration process.


Note: A signed Parental Consent Form is required for all registrants under 19 years old. Select to download or sign electronically.

Call (256) 782-5918 or (800) 634-7199 with the course name(s), number(s), and additional information requested on the Registration Form. (Credit card required)


Note:signed Parental Consent Form is required for all registrants under 19 years old. Select to download or sign electronically.

Download and complete the Registration Form and fax to (256) 782-5983, or email to ConEd.Help@jsu.edu.
DO NOT fax or email credit card info. Please include a phone number that we can use to contact you for payment.


Note:signed Parental Consent Form is required for all registrants under 19 years old. Select to download or sign electronically.

Download and complete a Registration Form and mail it along with your credit card information, check, or business purchase order to:

Continuing Education & Outreach
100 Gamecock Drive
Anniston, AL 36205


Note:signed Parental Consent Form is required for all registrants under 19 years old. Select to download or sign electronically.

Visit our offices on the first floor of JSU McClellan Center, M-F, between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.*
*Onsite staffing may be limited due to COVID 19. Please call (256) 782-5918 or (800) 634-7199 to confirm an appointment.


Note:signed Parental Consent Form is required for all registrants under 19 years old. Select to download or sign electronically.

Step 3 - Attend your class

Attend your class(es) in person, or access your online class(es) with the user name, password, and login instructions you received at registration.

Third-party Billing

Sponsoring agencies must complete an Authorization for Payment Form before third-party billing can be approved and processed.* Download a printable form or submit your information online.
*Businesses and other organizations are invited to set up an account. A corresponding Purchase Order should accompany this form at time of enrollment.