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Online Learning (Non-Credit)

Online Career Training

The Westfield State University Community Education department offers online career training courses in partnership with Gatlin Education Services. These are career-focused online courses designed to give you the latest in learning, and to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions in many in-demand occupations.

Our instructor-facilitated courses are available anytime, anywhere. All you need is a web-enabled computer and a desire to learn skills that will prepare you for a new career or update current skill sets. And even though you don’t have to attend class, you won’t be on your own. A team of available online professionals, anytime scheduling, and educational textbooks combine to give you a relevant, interactive learning experience.  

You can find classes in the following programs:

  • Healthcare Programs
  • Business/Legal Programs
  • Construction/Automotive Programs
  • Internet, Design, and Technical Programs
  • Networking/CompTIA Certification Training Programs
  • Microsoft Certification Training Programs
  • Video Game Design/Development Programs

For a complete listing of all titles by category, please visit our website at

Online Learning

Westfield State University, in collaboration with ed2go, offers an extensive portfolio of online courses.  ed2go is one of the few online learning programs that offer instructor-facilitated courses. Instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners.

Westfield State University’s online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. All courses run for six weeks (with a two-week grace period at the end) and are available every month. They 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.

You can find classes in the following categories:

  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Web & Computer Programming
  • PC Troubleshooting, Networking, & Security
  • Digital Photography & Digital Video
  • Writing & Publishing
  • Test Prep
  • Health Care, Nutrition, & Fitness
  • Child Care & Parenting
  • Math, Philosophy, & Science
  • Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
  • Personal Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Health Care Continuing Education
  • Computer Applications
  • The Internet
  • Web Graphics & Multimedia
  • Database Management & Programming
  • Languages
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Personal Finance & Wealth Building
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Art, History, Psychology, & Literature
  • Accounting
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Business Administration
  • Law & Legal Careers
  • Courses for Teaching Professionals

To view a complete listing of classes by category and course descriptions visit the website at

Registration: You can register for Community Education online courses ONLINE at
Requirements: All courses require Internet access, e-mail, the Netscape Navigator, or the Microsoft Internet Explorer.  Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit ed2go’s Online Instruction Center for more information.

See below for a list of the top 100 offerings:

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Speed Spanish
  • Grammar Refresher
  • Introduction to SQL
  • A to Z Grant Writing
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2012
  • Secrets of Better Photography
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Beginning Writer's Workshop
  • Explore a Career in Medical Coding
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Creating WordPress Websites
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)
  • Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010
  • Writing Essentials
  • Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5
  • GRE Preparation - Part 2 (Quantitative)
  • Introduction to PHP and MySQL
  • Become a Veterinary Assistant
  • Introduction to CSS and XHTML
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS5
  • Photoshop Elements 10 for the Digital Photographer
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals
  • Start Your Own Small Business
  • Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
  • Introduction to C# Programming
  • Discover Digital Photography
  • Prepare for the GED® Test
  • Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Introduction to InDesign CS5
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007
  • PMP ® Certification Prep 1
  • Accounting Fundamentals II
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS6
  • Creating WordPress Websites II
  • Introduction to Natural Health and Healing
  • SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to PC Troubleshooting
  • Keyboarding
  • GMAT Preparation
  • Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards
  • Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers
  • Writing Effective Grant Proposals
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Certificate in Gerontology
  • Photographing People With Your Digital Camera
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing
  • Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay
  • Leadership
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
  • Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!
  • Writing for Children
  • Introduction to C++ Programming
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
  • Intermediate SQL
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS5
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming
  • Project Management Applications
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007
  • Creating a Successful Business Plan
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet
  • Math Refresher
  • Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
  • Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6
  • Become a Physical Therapy Aide
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5
  • Speed Spanish II
  • Teaching Students With ADHD
  • The Keys to Effective Editing
  • Beginning Conversational French
  • PMP ® Certification Prep 2
  • Advanced Web Pages
  • Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work
  • Intermediate Java Programming
  • Introduction to Visual Basic 2008
  • Explore a Career as a Paralegal
  • Get Assertive!
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 2011
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People
  • Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business