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Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education is a great solution for students who want to start a new career, receive additional training, or have some fun.  We have a class to fit all your needs.

Our FAST TRACK CAREER classes give you choices of programs that are as short as 1 month and as long as 9 months.  Most programs offer state or national certifications that can get you into the job you want and to allow you the flexibility to take your skill anywhere!  Click on our fast track career tab to get started.

Continuing Education classes start daily!  Check out what our current schedule has to offer!  Our Continuing Education staff is eager to help you get started.  Click on request information to email us with your questions or call us at our contact number 940-696-8752 ext. 3213.

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Provided by ed2go, these advanced courses offer a flexible way to learn and prepare for a new career or advance in your current job.  Start anytime to learn new skills for in-demand occupations and prepare for Nationally-Recognized Certifications. Work at your own pace, get support from a dedicated Student Advisor, and complete in 3 to 6 months or up to a year.   Earn a certificate of completion and, when applicable, a voucher to sit for the certification exam.  Topics include business, healthcare, technology, industry certifications, and more. 

 AREAS OF STUDY

  POPULAR COURSES

 Art and Design

 Accounting and Bookkeeping

 Business

 Veterinary Assistant

 Computer Applications

 Cyber Security

 Computer Programming

 Freight Broker/Agent Training

 Healthcare and Fitness

 Human Resource Professional

 Hospitality, Catering, and Events

 Project Management

 Information Technology

 Six Sigma Training

 Legal Studies

 

 Trades, Energy, and Transportation

 

 

View and Register for Online Career Training and Certificates

 

Online Professional Skills and Enrichment Courses

 

 

Vernon College Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit online classes in partnership with ed2go.  Whether you're looking for personal enrichment or professional development, these instructor-led 6-week courses and self-paced tutorials are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones.  Choose from hundreds of short, engaging courses that are designed to deliver skills quickly for your job or hobby.  Topics included accounting, computer applications, writing, and more.

 AREAS OF STUDY

  POPULAR COURSES

 Accounting

 Introduction to Microsoft Excel

 Business

 Accounting Fundamentals

 Computer Applications

 Grant Writing

 Computer Programming

 Grammar Refresher

 Explore a Career

 Speed Spanish

 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

 SQL Programming

 Healthcare and Medical

 Project Management Fundamentals

 Language

 

Personal Finance and Investing

 

Test Prep

 

Teaching and Education

 

Writing and Publishing

 

 

 

View and Register for Online Short Courses

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, TX 76384
    940.552.6291
  • Century City Center
    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    940.696.8752
  • Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
    940.766.3369
  • Seymour Learning Center
    200 Stadium Dr
    Seymour, TX 76380
    940.889.3133
1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.