Community Education

Community Education


As a catalyst for lifelong learning, the Community Education Department designs, delivers and manages professional development, education and enrichment solutions (programs and services) targeted to the needs of the general community.  Consequently, our audience is comprised of individuals as well as organizations – both profit and non-profit. 

Community Education assists learners by supporting them in their achievement of professional goals, intellectual pursuits, and recreational interests through a variety of non-credit courses and programs.  Most classes meet in the late afternoon, evenings or Saturdays to accommodate the busy schedules of our participants.  Some classes are held on campus, others are offered at convenient community locations, and there is also the opportunity to learn from the convenience of one’s home or office by accessing a wide array on online courses and training programs.

Learn more about the many Community Education opportunities that await you:

Certificate Programs:

Community Education currently offers preparatory programs for those desiring certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, Addiction Counselor Educator, Human Resource professional (PHR, SPHR), or Career Development Facilitator.

Community Programs:

We offer a broad range of personal enrichment programs and skill-building classes, designed to serve the educational needs and interests of both youth and adults.  These offerings are generally presented in a non-competitive, informal atmosphere and are led by skilled instructors from throughout the region.

Online Learning:

Those requiring a flexible study schedule, may find that one of our online offerings will conveniently address their needs and interests.  In addition to a wide variety of courses, one can select from numerous online career training programs.  These programs are offered in partnership with ed2go and Gatlin Education Services.

Summer Programs:

In addition to our highly-regarded College for Kids,  we now provide a Teen-U residential program for high schools students, ages 14-17 interested in exploring the exciting field of Crime Scene Investigation during our Westfield CSI program and Health Fields with our H.E.L.P program.  Additional programs are always under development so check with us frequently to learn about upcoming offerings.

Regardless of the class or program you choose, your participation in our Community Education Program will bring you new skills, new perspectives and new friends. We look forward to having you on campus and to learning more about your personal and professional education and training needs.

The Community Education Department is located on the first floor in the Graduate and Continuing Education office of the Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Ave., Westfield, MA 01086.

 For more information about our offerings, call (413) 572-8033 or email



Upcoming Non-Credit Course Offerings for Summer II 2014

Title Dates Times Link
SAT Summer Institute August 4 - August 7, 2014 M - Thu, 9:00am - 3:00pm Link


Upcoming Non-credit Course Offerings for Fall 2014

Title Dates Times Link
EMT Basic September 3 - December 10, 2014 Mon/Wed, 6:30 - 10:30pm, Sat, 9am - 5pm Link
Intro to Ethics September 3 - December 16, 2014 Tue, 6:30 - 9:15pm Link
Intro to Philosophy of Religion September 3 - December 16, 2014 Thu, 6:30 - 9:15pm Link
SHRM Learning System Course September 11 - December 4, 2014 Thu, 5:30 - 8:30pm Link
CMA Exam Prep September 20 - November 15, 2014 Sat, 9:00am - 3:30pm Link
GRE Strategy Workshop September 23, 2014 Tue, 5:30 - 7:00pm Link
LSAT Strategy Workshop September 23, 2014 Tue, 7:00 - 8:30pm Link
GRE Prep Course October 2 - October 28, 2014 Tue/Thu, 6:00 - 9:00pm Link
Acting Skills for Real Life October 9 - November 6, 2014 Thu, 6:00 - 8:00pm Link


Test Preparation

Click here to check out the fall schedule for our online GRE, GMAT, and LSAT Test Preparation Courses conducted by Educational Testing Consultants.

Legal Studies

We are also offering online courses conducted by The Center for Legal Studies including Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal Certificates. Click here  for more information and to see the fall schedule.