Continuing adult education and community service programs are offered in order to fulfill the educational needs of the community. These include: (1) the opportunity to pursue a degree or certificate curriculum of study or to take courses either with or without college credit during the regular day and evening class hours; (2) classes, forums, lectures, exhibits, short courses, art and music festivals to promote cultural affairs of the community; (3) various community development programs and seminars; (4) an offering of non-cataloged special courses or programs to the community's industries, businesses or professions, directed and taught at the college or at the client's site by the faculty and staff of the college; and (5) special services such as a Speaker's Bureau, use of college facilities, tours and visits and other services as they are needed. Non-credit courses and activities are offered on a self-supporting basis.
Consistent with the college's mission of serving the educational needs and helping meet the requirements for trained manpower in the service area, the Center for Workforce Development was established in 1986 to assist public and private organizations with economic and human resource development. Through a variety of activities, including seminars, training (literacy, apprenticeship, customized), consultation and resource networking, the Center works to assist community economic development by:
- Promoting quality, team building, and S.P.C.,
- Increasing productivity and the quality of the working environment,
- Encouraging the local production of goods,
- Attracting new businesses and industry, and
- Educating the general public about economic development.