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
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
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