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Workforce Development & Career ReadinessNoncredit Classes

Classes for Professional Development and Personal Enrichment

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR), formerly Continuing Education, places an emphasis on the value of lifelong learning. Students 18 years of age and older can pursue a range of noncredit classes, and although you won’t receive college credit, you’ll have the opportunity to meet professional or personal development goals.

Through our varied programs, you can:

  • Train for a new career
  • Become qualified for job advancement
  • Earn credits to maintain your licensure/certification
  • Learn a new hobby or explore your creativity

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Online Programs

COA also offers a range of noncredit online classes through Ed2Go™. These allow you to master new skills from wherever, whenever.

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If you're sponsoring a student's registration, you'll need to register by phone or in person at your campus. A sponsor can be an employer, parent, agency or anyone who's registering a student.

Refund Policy

A full refund is provided to students who drop a class at least one day before the class start date. A 75 percent refund may be available to students who complete 10 percent or less of the class.


Have questions about a particular continuing education program or personal enrichment course? Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.
Program/Department Contact
COA – Edenton-Chowan WDCR 252-335-0821 ext. 2250
COA – Elizabeth City WDCR 252-335-0821 ext. 2250
COA – Dare WDCR Heidi O'Neal
252-473-2264 ext. 7024
College and Career Readiness Center 252-335-0821 ext. 2242 or ext. 2253
Certification/Licensing 252-335-0821 ext. 2250
Customized Industry Training Robin Zinsmeister
252-335-0821 ext. 2362
Ed2Go Online Classes 252-335-0821 ext. 2250
Emergency Medical Services Training 252-335-0821 ext. 2519
Fire/Rescue Training Billy Bass
252-335-0821 ext. 2422
Law Enforcement Training Cheryl Griffin
252-335-0821 ext. 2210
Nurse Aide Michelle Coley
252-335-0821 ext. 2257
252-473-2264 ext. 2257
Small Business Center Training Holly Staples
252-335-0821 ext. 2370