Variety of non-credit classes offered at NSU in early September


The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education is offering a variety of non-credit courses in early September.

A Security+Intensive Boot Camp is available online. The course has open enrollment. The fee is $1,899. This intensive boot camp is designed to prepare individuals for the CompTIA Security+ (SYO-501) exam. Those taking the course will be provided resources, lecture notes and access to a live professor that will prepare them to take the certification exam.

This comprehensive package includes the software, recorded lectures, a test voucher (good for one year) and a free retake and a weekly live session should you need it.  This course is self-paced so that you may begin any time and will have nine months of live access.

A phlebotomy technician class will begin Monday, Sept. 10. The class will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in South Hall on the Northwestern State campus through Nov. 5.

This course is broken down into five weeks of classroom and two weeks of clinical training. The class is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy.  Students are required to complete 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures before being allowed to take the board exam.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Board Certification Exam on site through the American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals. This course also includes Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association.

Requirements to take the class include proof of a high school diploma, GED or official transcript, payment of National Board Certification and material fee paid to the instructor on the first night of class, a set of solid scrubs of any color for clinical days and the required textbook:  Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th edition (Wolters Kluwer).

The fee for the class is $850, half of which must be paid with registration. The remainder must be paid prior to the start of class along with $125 paid directly to the instructor for National Board Certification and material fee.

A beginning ceramics class will start on Thursday, Sept. 13. The class will be held each Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Room 113 of the Fine Arts Annex until Nov. 15.

The fee for the class is $150 plus a $20 material fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the course. Beginning Ceramics is an introduction to working with clay. The student will learn hand-building and sculptural techniques, as well as work on the potter’s wheel. There will also be room for intermediate and advanced students to take the class and use the art facilities during the class time.

For more information on non-credit programs at Northwestern State, go to or call (318) 357-6355 or (800) 376-2422. To register for classes, go to To learn more about NSU’s online non-credit courses, go to or