Jul 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Continuing Education / Workforce Training

Continuing Education / Workforce Training

Welcome to Workforce Training and Continuing Education at Grand Rapids Community College

It is Grand Rapids Community College’s intention to provide our business community with a workforce which will enhance the area’s economic growth.  It is also our intent to provide an educational experience to our students that provides the skills necessary for great success in the career of their choice.  We do this through Continuing Education and Professional Development, (CEPD) and Workforce Training that offer a challenging array of innovative programs, workshops and non-credit courses.

Through partnerships, we offer everything from a one-hour workshop to a year-long certificate program. We are authorized to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), representing the highest quality standards in the industry.  Our innovative new program development process means that we are often first in the region to bring new skills training opportunities to west Michigan.

Whether your goal is to expand and improve your career skills, acquire certifications or re-certifications, or just learn something new, we can help. If you don’t find what you are looking for in this catalog or on our Web site, please let us know, as we are continually adding workshops and seminars to better serve the learning needs in our community.

Program Overview

Workforce Training

Current  training sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction Trades / Green Building
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Environmental/Sustainability
  • Healthcare (Allied Health, Dental, Social Work, Wellness)
  • Manufacturing (Automotive, Composites, Food Processing, Plastics, Lean, Medical Device, Advanced Energy Storage, Quality and Renewable Energy,)

Since workshop topics change frequently, to get the latest information about what is available now, please visit our Web site at www.grcc.edu/workforcetraining or call us at (616) 234-3400.

Services offered:

·         Assessment

·         Career Pathways

·         Consulting

·         Continuing Education Units

·         Corporate Training

·         Job Training

·         Workshops

Online Courses/Ed2Go

While GRCC is accredited by the North Central Accreditation Association, courses offered and/or certifications in partnership with Cengage Learning are not authorized by GRCC to receive credit or Prior Learning Assessment recognition for the College or for transfer from GRCC to any other institution, or for financial aid.

If you are thinking you don’t have time to take a class, or what we offer through the classroom doesn’t work with your schedule, you should consider an online class with Ed2Go.

Through a national partnership with the industry leader in online learning, Cengage Learning, we can offer you over 300 fully interactive online non-credit courses that are taken entirely over the Internet.

Ed2Go is the world’s largest provider of online courses for adults. All of these courses include expert instructors, many of whom are recognized authors. Through Ed2Go, new instructor-facilitated courses start each month. All courses run for six weeks (with a two-week grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night.

Topics range from Anatomy to Web Design and include health care, personal interest, and business administration. These courses are affordable, convenient, fun, fast, and highly interactive and geared just for you.

Registration is fast, easy and available via the Ed2Go Web site at www.grcc.edu/workforcetraining click online offerings. Join nearly a million satisfied users around the country who have enjoyed a positive learning experience with Ed2Go.


How Do I Get Started?


There are several ways to register for a workshop through Continuing Education and Professional Development. Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is not considered confirmed until payment has been received.

Web site  www.grcc.edu/workforcetraining
(616) 234-3400

Mail: Workforce Training/Continuing Education
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

Checks should be made payable to:
Grand Rapids Community College

Cancellation Policy

In the event that a participant needs to cancel enrollment, notification of cancellation is required 2 weeks prior to the start of each course.

When necessary, refunds are processed the last day of the month, according to this schedule:

  • Cancellation notice provided 2 weeks prior to workshop—100% refund
  • Cancellation notice provided 9 working days prior to workshop—no refund

Other Resources

There are several areas of GRCC that offer additional types of non-credit workshops, training, and certifications. For more information on what these other areas of the College have to offer, please refer to the following departments:

  • For business and employee training, contact Workforce Training
  • For occupational skills training and/or re-training, contact Job Training.
  • For many offerings for those 65 and older, contact the Older Learner Center.
  • For career services, contact the Career Resource and Development Center.