Continuing education: School for the post-school set

| 21 Aug 2015 | 11:28

It’s never too late to learn and there are plenty of colleges and universities in New York City offering a wide array of courses and professional development for people weighing a career change, advancement or just the love of learning. The schools on our list represent a sampling of some of the best or innovative courses.

Borough of Manhattan Community College 25 Broadway


The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers course or certificates in nursing assistants, information technology, media arts, career training and personal development, English as a Second Language, notary skills and professional writing.

Columbia University School of Continuing Education 2970 Broadway


This celebrated Ivy League school offers 13 masters’ degree programs, courses for advancement and graduate school and certification courses. Graduate degrees include bioethics, communications, fund-raising management negotiation and conflict resolution and sports management. You can pick up certificates in business, classics, ecology, evolution and environmental biology, human rights and psychology.

School of Visual Arts 2090 E. 23rd St.


It’s pricey, but for serious visual arts students, it can’t be beat. Offers courses in advertising, animation, computer art, design, film and video, illustration and cartooning photography, visual and critical studies and more – all taught by leaders in the field.

Pace University 1 Pace Plaza


This school offers advanced courses in Human Resources management, paralegal studies, technology healthcare studies, test prep and licensing. Wide array of tech courses include adobe training, mobile application and web development. Pace also offer a paralegal certification course.

Baruch College Continuing Education and Professional Studies55 Lexington Ave.


Baruch has a vast certificate program with courses in accounting, bookkeeping/payroll, digital design, finance investments, marketing professional communications and real estate. The school also has courses in fitness, test prep information technology and communications.

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing StudiesLincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St.


In addition to a vast array of masters programs in cyber security, digital and social media and post-baccalaureate pre-med and pre-health course, Fordham offers course in a College at 60 program, which allows seniors and soon-to-be-seniors to go for a degree or just take seminars in such courses as creative writing, the music of Mozart, the novels of Henry James and Freudian psychology.