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Continuing Education

Serving "life-long learners" is an integral part of FDU's mission. To better meet this goal, in 1998 the University formed Petrocelli College (originally New College), which provides a unified approach toward ...and an enhanced focus on...the special educational needs of the adult learner.

Petrocelli College's programs include graduate and post-baccalaureate programs, two- and four-year undergraduate degrees, pre-college preparation, and both credit and non-credit certification programs, offering the non-traditional student a wide range of continuing education options. Courses are also offered in flexible formats and at convenient times and locations, including both FDU New Jersey campuses and at more than 50 alternate sites throughout the state.

The programs listed on the left navigation are non-credit offerings. See Majors and Academic Programs for credit-bearing programs of study.

Programs and Events

Fairleigh Dickinson University partners with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

Discover the iPEC Coaching Advantage

Certified Professional Coaching Training begins

  • MOD I: 4/10 – 4/13/14
  • MOD II: 7/18 – 7/20/14
  • MOD III: 10/17 -10/19/14

New Class Cycle begins: July 22, 2014

  • MOD I: 7/22 - 7/24/14
  • MOD II: 10/21 -10/23/14
  • MOD III: 1/13 - 1/15/15
For more information, watch this YouTube video and visit our  iPEC Training Program Web page


2nd Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership

Women at the Top: Getting There and Staying There

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance & Philanthropy

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, Teaneck, New Jersey

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9a.m. to 4p.m.


Center for Excellence 

Board Leadership Workshop

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course

Prepare for an exciting new career in real estate! Space available:

Saturday, April 12 – June 21, 2014, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, April 21 – June 30, 2014
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – April 28 – May 23, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FDU Motorcycle Safety Education Program

The FDU Motorcycle Safety Education Program season is now open.

2014 Schedule and Registration form  (PDF) now available.

Supervision for Law Enforcement Personnel

FDU's Metropolitan Campus
Continuing Education
Suite 1134, Dickinson Hall
140 University Plaza Drive
Hackensack, New Jersey
Level I -  Monday - Wednesday, April 7, 8, 9
Level 2 – Monday - Wednesday, May 5, 6, 7
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please click here.


Executive Leadership for Public Safety Personnel

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, New Jersey
Continuing Education Suite 1134
FALL 2014 - Wednesday, September 17 –November 19, 2014
10 sessions, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance & Philanthropy

Pre-class Orientation / Meet the Presenters

Location TBD – Hackensack Area
Fall 2014 - Beginning in October 2014 

Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership     

Classes alternate between both FDU campuses
2 to 4:30 p.m.

Certificate in Nonprofit Philanthropy 

Classes alternate between both FDU campuses              
2 to 4:30 p.m.               

Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, New Jersey
6 to 8:30 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Awards Program Luncheon

The Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy, in partnership with the Center for Non-Profits, is held its first Emerging Leaders Awards program at a luncheon on Wednesday, December 4 at the Center for Non-Profits’ annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Monroe, Jamesburg NJ.
The award was created to promote excellence in the field by recognizing and calling attention to the promise and impact of talented nonprofit leaders. Three awards will be given to be used exclusively for either the Executive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate or the Executive Philanthropy and Resource Development Certificate offered by the Center for Excellence Executive Leadership:

• First Award – Free seat in either certificate program (value $2000) Runner Up (2) – 50% discount in either certificate program (value $1000)
• Semi-finalists - will be recognized at the event and will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Center for Non-Profits’ 2014 webinar series free of charge


"A Christmas Carol"

Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great grandson of the author, Charles Dickens
Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, New Jersey
Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium
Tuesday, December 3
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Autographs and photographs after the performance


Online healthcare classes

“New” Online training for jobs in Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Transcription Editor. Register by calling 201-692-6500

Discovering the World of Wine

Fairleigh Dickinson University's International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has launched a new online wine course.
The complete course -- 26 classes total, many of them with insight-filled tasting videos -- is only $149.
Please use the Questions and Comments form to inquire about corporate discounts.

Register now by calling FDU at 201-692-6500.


Sustainability: Unleashing HR’s Contribution 

By: Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D. 
For HR professional: 6.5 CE Hours
College at Florham: Hennessy Hall (The Mansion), Hartford Lounge

Transitioning to Green Careers™

This three-month non-credit certificate program supports individuals from all areas of specialization in finding and securing their professional position in the new green economy. Next class starts Spring 2014.
In the News:
- Where are all the green jobs (Mar 22, 2012 | Daily Record | By Jeana Wirtenberg | Transitioning to Green)
- Transitioning to Green: Preparing workers for a sustainable economy (Mar 22, 2012 | Daily Record | By Meghan Van Dyk)

00000_CE_tedX_Fall13 FULL Tedx at Fairleigh Dickinson University


Why we care!


On September 21st, 2013, a TED-like experience was held at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in the Giovatto Library Auditorium.

At our TEDxFairleighDickinsonUniversity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Complete videos of the event are now posted on the TEDx YouTube channel.  

For more information about the event, visit www.fdu.edu/tedx.

To register for courses or events, or for more information about them, please contact:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Division of Continuing Education
1000 River Road, H-DH1-02
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201.692.6500

Fax: 201.692.6505

Email:

 

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To register for these courses or events, or for more information about them, please contact:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Division of Continuing Education
1000 River Road, H-DH1-02
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201.692.6500

Fax: 201.692.6505

Email: ceinfo@fdu.edu