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.
Our goal at the IFI is to provide the community with the best tool to fight identity theft, knowledge. The institute offers seminars, workshops and professional development opportunities for individuals and organizations. These educational opportunities are designed to provide awareness of current trends in identity theft and best practices for protection against fraud. We also offer free restoration assistance to victims of Identity Fraud.
Hodges University's Speakers Bureau consists of volunteer faculty and staff with a passion to share their expertise with service clubs and other community organizations. Our speakers cover a wide range of topics such as information technology, business, marketing, design, mental health, diversity, social media, education and much more. Explore this valuable resource and find out how we can help with your next event.