In addition to our degree programs Hodges University offers continuing education programs like English as a Second Language, the Center for Lifelong Learning, the Professional Development Center, and the Hispanic Institute. We also offer community programs like the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is a training and support resource for nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. The CNE offers learning events that support and enhance the governance, management and operations of nonprofit organizations.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers English language immersion to non-native speakers of English who want to increase their fluency in a short period of time. This intensive program is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and use of English as well as their ability to integrate into an English-speaking culture.
Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning
The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, operating under Continuing Education, is a peer-led educational center designed to offer lifelong learning opportunities. The curriculum has a strong academic bias and focuses on areas such as literature, arts, music appreciation, history, current and world events, and computer technology. Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter and Summer terms, and there are over 250 classes offered annually. The Center for Lifelong Learning is an Elderhostel Institute Network affiliate.
The purpose of the Hispanic Institute is to serve the Hispanic Community through Education, Policy Awareness and Research. Students and faculty can participate in research projects and other activities conducted by the Institute in accordance with the guidelines established by the Institute and the University.
The Hodges University Professional Development Center (PDC), operating under Continuing Education, strives to expand leadership skills, increase knowledge, broaden community engagement, and foster creative thinking. Workshops, guest speakers, and seminars will be conducted by the PDC to engage students, alumni, and the community at large in a dialog about current trends in business and professional career opportunities. The PDC provides opportunities for individuals, businesses, and the community. The PDC is dedicated to fostering a culture in which knowledge and expertise are shared. The PDC also serves as an important link to the Alumni Association, and its focus on professional development and lifelong learning.