CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION | OVERVIEW
Center for Continuing Education
The Center for Continuing Education at Haigazian University began with one course for school teachers in October 1993 -- the beginning of the In-service Teacher Training Program. The Adult Education Program started in 1996 with a variety of evening classes in business, computers, and general interest topics.
Learning throughout one’s life is of great importance in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. The CCE at Haigazian University gives adults the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through two programs:
- Adult Education Program
- In-service Teacher Training Program.
N.B. Center for Continuing Education courses, training sessions, programs, and workshops are separate from the regular bachelor's and master's degree programs of Haigazian University.
Vision of the CCE
The Center for Continuing Education, a division of Haigazian University, will serve the Middle East region by providing high-quality, relevant educational opportunities that enrich the personal and professional lives of adults.
The Center for Continuing Education is a division of Haigazian University. The CCE promotes on-going learning for adults by providing accessible educational opportunities. The guided learning experiences include programs, courses, workshops, and lectures, both academic and non-academic.
The Center for Continuing Education serves individual learners from youth to mature citizens who are from diverse backgrounds. It also serves a variety of organizations (private and public, for-profit and not-for-profit), and schools.
The CCE, in an interactive learning environment, provides opportunities for adults to update themselves or to learn new knowledge, skills, and attitudes so as to enhance their careers and/or develop personally and as members of society, through its two major sections: Adult Education Program (AEP) and In-Service Teacher Training Program (TTP).
In-Service Teacher Training Program
It all started in one interesting course that caught my attention. I ended up taking the whole five courses and graduating with a diploma. It was always my dream to pursue further education but never had the time for it. Until now….
I believe that continuing education(CE) is the way to develop new skills or knowledge necessary for a career transition. CE ensures that my capabilities kept pace with the current standards of others and continues to be competent in my profession.
Obtaining additional education always enhances the self-image and have positive effects on other aspects of a person's life. This assists us to advance in our career and move into new positions where we can lead, manage, influence, coach and mentor others.
Some people enroll in college because they love learning, while some do so to qualify for certain jobs. I did it for my own professional development and enjoyed every minute of it.
CCE kept me aware of the changing trends and directions in my profession. Furthermore, it kept my soul young enough to play around in class and throw some jokes.
The pace of change is probably faster than it’s ever been – and this is a feature of the new normal that we live and work in. If we stand still we will get left behind. And I sure did not want that to happen!
Quoting Henry Ford:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
I really hope that I will always stay young!!
Finally, continuing education helps us to stay interested and interesting!
Dolla Kanaan, participant in the ‘Diploma Program for Coordinators and Division Heads’
- Bachelor in Business Administration at American University of Beirut
- MUN Director at Sagesse High School.