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Program Details

Lenoir Community College’s certificate program focusing on Occupational Education is designed for individuals who wish to learn the essential concepts needed to enter or advance in technical teaching institutions. The educators at non-traditional learning institutes are responsible for the proper pedagogy of a specific skill set to individuals who requires hands-on learning and applicable theory. The certificate in occupational education is designed to give experienced professionals the necessary teaching skills needed to facilitate a learners' acquisition of technical knowledge. Occupational educators provide the necessary tools and resources needed for students to learn skills to succeed in society, future aspirations, and continue to contribute to the local economy.

Earning the certificate should give students understanding of various related subjects through courses such as Trade & Industrial Education, Instructional Methods, and Vocational Student Organizations, among others. The entire program requires completion of 18 credit hours, and focuses on teaching a specific skill set for careers that normally have growth potential.

The rise of non-traditional learners is creating a higher demand for educators of a skill or trade. Successful completion of the certificate program may give educators a competitive edge when entering the education system. The certificate program in occupational education will prepare experienced professionals as educators for careers in trade and vocational schools. Students may use the formal education to stay current in the rapidly changing environment, and solidify a position as a college level educator of vocational occupations.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges