Homeschooling high schoolers are always on the lookout for courses that will contribute to their education and career path. Cedarville University is offering the following ? non-credit courses for students 16 years old and above, unless otherwise indicated. For more information and online registration go to the Cedarville University Continuing Education page  or contact CU at 937-766-7953.

Classroom Proficiency

Reading Rate and Comprehension
When: Jan. 20 – Feb. 26, Tues. and Thurs. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $99 plus book
Registration ends: Jan. 8
Want to read faster and remember more?
Fall semester, the students who took this non-credit course had the following results in 5 1/2 weeks:
68% doubled or more than doubled their reading rate
Reading comprehension increased on average 48%
Recall of information increased on average 37%
83% would recommend the class to others
  • “This isn’t a class that will magically make you read better, but they give you the information you need. I really worked hard and saw huge improvement.”
  • “All I can say is it took me from 155 words per minute rate to 600-700 words per minute rate.”
  • “Even if you think you are a decent reader, this class will open your eyes to different, helpful techniques to improve your reading immensely.”
  • “It has dramatically changed how I approached reading and studying. It took very little effort on my part to increase my reading rate and comprehension.”
  • “The class is very helpful because the concepts are very relevant and applicable right away!”?

Introduction to Languages and Cultures

Beginning Russian
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic skills in listening to and speaking Russian. Included will be a synopsis of the basic alphabet, informal conversation, getting around, and some basic grammar structure. An overview of basic family dynamics, cultural and religious expressions, and commonplace customs and lifestyles will be covered.
When: Jan. 19 – Feb. 23, Mon. and Thurs. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $125 plus book
Registration ends: Jan. 12
Beginning Portuguese (Brazilian)
The purpose of this course is to provide each student with an introduction to the basic skills in listening to and speaking Brazilian Portuguese. This introduction includes an overview of the family structure, religious customs, and lifestyles.
When: Jan. 15 – Feb. 19, Tues. and Thurs. 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 plus book
Registration ends: Jan. 8

Medical training

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician
This course allows the student to become a first responder. Students are given the fundamental skills and intense training to prepare them for the National Registry Exam. After completing the course and passing the NRE, students will be qualified to provide emergent care in a pre-hospital setting to their level of certification. Students must be 18 years old by the end of the course.
When: Jan. 13 – April 21, meets Tues. and Thurs. 6 – 10 p.m. and three Saturdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $800 plus books and supplies
Registration: online registration and application are due by Jan. 8
Skills Test for AHA Accreditation
Students will be required to complete online training before attending. Skills testing will be available for BLS and Heartsaver AED.
When: Jan. 10, 15 minute appointments beginning at 8 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration: Registrants will be required to complete online training before attending. See the CU website for details. Reply by Jan. 5 to register.
Heartsaver AED
This AHA course is designed for people with limited or no medical training. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to provide CPR and use AEDs in a timely and effective manner. Upon successful completion of the course, a Heartsaver AED Course Completion card will be issued that is valid for two years.
When: Feb. 21, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (note date change)
Cost: $50
Registration: online registration  will occur in January and end Feb. 16
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Submitted by
Linda Chrystal
Program Coordinator
Center for Lifelong Learning
Cedarville University

Non credit courses for high schoolers at Cedarville University

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