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Noncredit and Continuing Education

The college offers noncredit certificates and other learning opportunities to support professionals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.

We provide innovative, accessible and relevant continuing education offerings aligned with local workforce needs, including:

  • Certificate in Community Building Strategies
    This six-month noncredit certificate program provides professional learning opportunities to faith-based and community leaders in Baltimore who seek knowledge and expertise to advance their ability to create positive change in the urban community.
  • Maryland Certified Public Manager Program
    Offered through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the program gives managers and supervisors a leg up through a nationally accredited leadership development program that focuses on the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century. The 14-month, nonresidential program is geared toward state, local and nonprofit employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects.
  • Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland
    The academy is a 40-hour, academically-based education and training program that covers a broad array of topics in victimology, victim's rights and services and victim advocacy throughout the criminal and juvenile processes. Led and coordinated by School of Criminal Justice faculty and staff, the award-winning academy also sponsors advanced trainings for victim service professionals and victim advocates and provides additional networking opportunities through its alumni association.