Continuing education refers to courses designed to help develop knowledge in a specific area of interest; for example, you can take courses in photography or automotive business. Continuing education courses may be offered through local school boards, colleges or universities. You may receive a certificate at the end of a course or series of courses; however, these sources do not lead towards a diploma or degree. Continuing education courses are an opportunity to upgrade your skills and knowledge in a particular area of interest. Continuing education courses do not always require students to have completed a secondary school diploma or equivalent diploma.
Your local libraries can also help you to find information about continuing education opportunities in your community.