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Continuing and Distance Education

Non-Credit Programs and Courses

Non-credit courses, workshops and certificate programs allow individuals to acquire a specific skill or certification in a timely and affordable manner.

A note about non-credit classes: Non-credit courses are taught by professionals within their areas of expertise but, generally, the instructors are not faculty from Bridgewater State University, with the exception of the Bridgewater Flight Academy. Design Principles Institute is a locally run and operated business. Ed2Go markets its courses nationally through partnerships with colleges and universities. BSU offers these courses for professional development as a community service. The non-credit courses listed here are not included in any degree program of Bridgewater State University, nor can they be considered as a pre-requisite for any degree programs.

Bridgewater Flight Academy

Whether you wish to join the growing ranks of professional airline pilots or gain the experience of flight for pure pleasure, Bridgewater State University's Bridgewater Flight Academy is here to take you to great heights. Bridgewater Flight Academy offers four FAA licenses and ratings through the BSU Aviation Training Center, located at the New Bedford Regional Airport in New Bedford, MA. Courses are instructed by flight instructors from our credit-based programs at an affordable cost.

BSU Aviation is an FAA-approved 14 CFR Part 141 flight training provider. We are certified to conduct both Part 141 and Part 61 training. For most pilot certificates and ratings, Part 141 training allows students to complete the flight course with less flight time than a Part 61 applicant would need for the same certificate or rating. Click here to learn more.

Certified Graphics & Web Professional

Certified Graphics & Web Professional: The Design Principles Institute offers the Certified Graphics & Web Professional program at Bridgewater State University, a unique series of hands-on, real-world, creative and extremely informative graphic design classes and web design classes. This certificate work-study course has been developed specifically for people seeking to enter the graphic design and web design field in less than a year. Click here for details. If you have questions about this program, contact Continuing and Distance Education at 508-531-6145.

Professional Development and Enrichment (online only)

Familiarize yourself with Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and other popular software packages. Or, further your professional development with training in business and marketing writing, creating Web pages, bookkeeping, business skills development, and more. To further your training or personal enrichment through non-credit online course offerings, visit ed2go. If you have questions about these programs, contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 508-531-6145.

SAT Prep

Learn test-taking skills and strategies from a professional instructor on the Bridgewater campus through a four-week, intensive course aimed at giving you an edge on the SAT. You will receive a book to help you prepare for the SATs as well as study tips and tutoring and individual attention from your instructor. Learn more+