Credit vs. Non-credit
What's the difference between credit and non-credit courses?
Credit courses are those that can be used towards a degree and are awarded even if a student does not want to earn a degree. Credit courses also tend to be more time intensive and delivered over longer periods of time (weeks or months)
Non-credit courses are professional or personal development courses that will not count towards a degree but can be used to further your career and goals. Non-credit courses are typically less expensive and delivered in shorter segments of time, thus providing a quicker Return on Investment (ROI).
Are non-credit courses the same as the "regular University/College" courses?
No. Regular University courses are called credit courses and apply toward a degree. Non-credit courses are geared specifically toward skill enhancement of the participants or at times to gain Continuing Education Units (CEU).