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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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Apply for WDCR Scholarships

These scholarships are for eligible workforce continuing education students who are pursuing 96-hour, high-demand workforce training programs leading to a state- or industry-recognized credential.

    Student Information

    Educational Information

    You must be enrolled in an Occupational Continuing Education credentialing program of at least 96 hours.

    Other Information

    **Source: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

    Size of Household 200% of Poverty Guidelines
    1 $25,760
    2 $34,840
    3 $43,920
    4 $53,000
    5 $62,080
    6 $71,160
    7 $80,240
    8 $89,320
    9 $91,020
    10 $107,480





    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 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 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 252-335-0821 ext. 2422
    Law Enforcement Training 252-335-0821 ext. 2210
    Nurse Aide 252-335-0821 ext. 2257
    Small Business Center Training 252-335-0821 ext. 2370