Did you know that your library card gives you access to over 500 Continuing Education classes at no charge? Classes are available online and cover a wide variety of topics to enhance your personal life, expand job-related skills, or boost academic knowledge.
Universal Classes are self-directed with lessons, assignments, exams, discussion boards, and an instructor to help you master the content. Students receive actual grades and, upon successful completion of the course, a certificate and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Most courses are worth 1.0 to 2.0 CEUs and require ten to twenty hours to complete.
Class offerings for parents, families, and individuals cover a wide spectrum. There are classes on parenting skills, wellness, home improvement, gardening, nutrition, hobbies, and caring for aging parents.
Business owners and employees can benefit from classes on life coaching, bookkeeping, internet marketing, business management, resolving workplace conflicts, and writing effective policy manuals.
Are you heading back to school and need to brush up on forgotten topics? There are classes on math, history, science, writing, and GED test preparation.
With a catalog of over 500 classes, there’s something for almost everyone. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn, for free, in the comfort of your home. If you don’t have an internet connection, no problem – every public library has computers and internet access available at no charge.
Classes are available to anyone with a library card and may be accessed online at http://www.ncls.org – just look for the Universal Class banner on the right hand side of the page. You’ll need to register using your the barcode on the back of your library card. If you don’t have a card, just stop by your local library and sign up – library cards are free and may be used at all public libraries in St. Lawrence County and the rest of the North Country Library System.