HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

SUMMER CAMPS 2021

Register now!
SUMMER 2021

PERFORMING ARTS TICKETS

Moana, Jr., High School Musical, Jr., & Aladdin, Jr.
SUMMER 2021

ADULT LEISURE LEARNING

Pottery • Chess • Art • Photography & more!
SPRING

INTERNATIONAL SUGAR INSTITUTES

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer.
SUMMER

ServSafe Sanitation Course

Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Place: Nicholls Campus - Gouaux Hall Auditorium

ACT PREP CLASS

Now offering ACT Prep Classes. This course will include testing strategies and test preparation designed to boost test scores in all areas. This class is for all grade levels. Registration includes ACT Prep Book and Sample Tests. Register now to secure your spot!

Register for the next ACT Prep Class:

DATE: Saturday, October 9th or December 4, 2021
TIME:  7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  140 Powell Hall Auditorium
COST:  $99.00 

CYBERSECURITY MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which affects organizations in the US Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain (contractors & subcontractors) , establishes a minimum threshold of cyber maturity that all organizations MUST achieve. There is a lot to CMMC, and understanding the framework – made up of domains, practices, and processes – is only the beginning.  For many companies, DoD contracts make up a substantial percentage of their revenue, and because CMMC certification will now be a requirement for contract awards, it’s extremely important that contractors get prepared to pass the CMMC audit as soon as possible. If you are not prepared to pass your desired CMMC Level, you run the risk of being unable to offer products and services to the DoD for an extended period of time, so the time to prepare for CMMC is NOW!

YOUTH PROGRAMS

 

RESULTS

Medals and Certificates will be mailed to each school. 

2021 LA Region 10 Virtual Science & Engineering Fair

 February 1, 2021

Important Information

  • Fair fees are $20 individual project, $35 team project
  • Entry forms, completed forms and video are due by February 1, 2021
  • Virtual judging will be February 18-22, 2021
  • Checks must be made out to Nicholls State University or Money Order only.  No cash accepted.
  • Please provide one school representative from your school to contact for missing forms and/or information.
  • A maximum of three (3) projects per category can be accepted from a parish fair or a total of twenty-five (25) projects per school provided a parish fair is not held. 
  • The Region 10 Science Fair and the Louisiana State Science Fair follow all rules and guidelines established by the ISEF.  Please refer to the ISEF website.
  • It is the participants responsibility to make sure the correct forms (ISEF) are completed and submitted for judging. Please refer to the ISEF website.
  • Awards will be posted will be no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.

Information Links and Webpages

 

RESULTS — STATE Social Studies Fair

RESULTS – Region 10 Social Studies Fair
STATE SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR 2021 INFORMATION

STATE SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR ENTRY FORM 2021 (updated March 15, 2021)
Deadline to submit is March 25, 2021

 
Region 10 Social Studies Virtual Fair Date — Tuesday, March 2, 2021
UPDATE:  The regional Social Studies Fair has been moved to a virtual event.  
Region 10 Virtual Social Studies Fair Rules and General Information

2021 Social Studies Fair Entry Form

**Awards will be posted on Continuing Education’s website no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021  

Updated March 3, 2021 — State Social Studies Fair will be virtual in 2021.  All information must be submitted to Nicholls State University by noon on March 17, 2021.

Workforce Development

Career Training Programs from Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Browse some of our TOP programs!

CPC Medical Billing & Coding

Whether you're just starting out or transitioning into a different field, this course will help you enter the medical billing and coding field.

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians have become indispensable to the health care industry, and it's a great time to join this growing field.

Freight Broker Agent

Become part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent.

Veterinary Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary team.

Business and Corporate Programs:

Food & Service Industry Programs:

  • Serve Safe Sanitation Course

Health & Wellness Professional Programs:

IT, Software Development and Media Programs:

Licensing Test Prep Courses

Maritime Management Certification Programs: (In affiliation with the College of Business Administration)

Microsoft Office Software Training

  • Excel – Level 1
  • Excel – Level 2
  • PowerPoint – Level 1
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Word – Level 1
  • Word – Level 2

Medical Field Training Programs:

Notary Public Exam
Prep Course through

Notary Public Exam Prep                        $450

This 52 hour course is offered via Zoom Video Conferencing.  This course is for anyone living in the Nicholls State University area.  It is an introduction to notary public fundamentals, and our experienced instructor has a pass rate higher than the state average.  

For this course, the participant must have their device with broadband access, camera and sound.  You will use a Zoom link to access each week’s class from your device, which can be your computer, laptop, iPad or cell phone.  You MUST download the Zoom to your device prior to the class.  A link will be sent from the course instructor before the class start date to join face to face class remotely using the Zoom video conferencing technology.

The rumors are true, the Notary Exam is DIFFICULT. If you want a shot at passing the statewide notary exam, this is your chance! This 52 hour course is an introduction to notary public fundamentals.  The instructor, attorney & notary Jennifer Brown, distributes significate course study guides and materials to assist in your preparation for the exam. Necessary materials: The test is based on the Louisiana Secretary of State’s newest edition of “The Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice”, available at www.sos.louisiana.gov or call (225) 922-0507 for further information. You must have this book on the first day of class.

Please check our website, www.ce.lsus.edu for additional information.

Instructor: Jennifer Brown
Dates:  Tuesdays & Thursdays (26 classes)
Beginning on February 16 until May 20, 2021
          (No classes on March 16th and 18th, 2021)
Times:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Included in the cost is the four hour Notary Extensive Review via Zoom Video Conferencing for Nicholls State University on May 18th and May 20th, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

Notary Public Exam Prep: Extensive Review       $85

Do you want to re-take the Notary Exam, but need a quick refresher before the test? Then four-hour extensive review is for you. The instructor, Jennifer Brown, will conduct this course, going over: exam format, potential content, exam tips and last minute study suggestions. This extensive review cannot take the place of the thorough study or review needed to be successful for the Notary Examination, but it will be helpful for those willing to give it one more try!

If you are registered for the Notary Exam Prep course than this is a part of that class. No need to register for this too.

This course is offered via Zoom Video Conferencing. You will be given a zoom conferencing link to join to the class. This course is for anyone living in the Nicholls area.

You selected to take the Notary Public Exam Prep class with the new Zoom video conferencing technology! Remember, you do not have to come to the actual classroom for this Zoom video conferencing delivery method.

You will be sent a link from the course instructor before the class start date to join the class remotely using the Zoom video conferencing technology.

You will use a Zoom link to access each week’s class from your device, which can be your computer, laptop, iPad, or your cell phone. You MUST download the Zoom to your device prior to the class.

For this course, the participants must have their device with broadband access, camera, and sound.

We would advise that the Zoom students test their mic and webcam by joining a test zoom meeting before the class by visiting the following URL: https://zoom.us/test

If you are new to the Zoom technology, please check this resource: training/tutorial material/videos

Instructor: Jennifer Brown
Dates:  May 18th and 20th, 2021
Times:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: $85.00

To register please go to www.ce.lsus.edu

Welcome to the Continuing Education at Nicholls State University.

Nicholls is a campus for the community, and the Office of Continuing Education is committed to showcasing our commitment to life-long learning.

It is our goal to provide personal enrichment through education. Youth summer camps and adult non-credit courses are two areas that provide unique opportunities to learn new skills, pick up new hobbies or meet new people with similar interests.

For those focused on the future, we offer career training through our Workforce Development program. Live and online course options can help you bring valuable skills back to your current job or even prepare you for a new career.

Our program offerings are always changing and growing. Please visit our site often to stay informed about all the great resources through Continuing Education at Nicholls State University.

Please see Continuing Education’s policies for all programs.

Become a Continuing Education instructor and share your talents and skills through your very own class. Begin by completing our Course Proposal Form.  Return completed form to the Office of Continuing Education  (campus map)  or mail to P.O. Box 2119, Thibodaux, LA 70310.

The Office of Continuing Education has moved to 125 Elkins Hall.

Office of Continuing Education Staff 

                                              Liz McCurry, Director

                               Erin Achary, Administrative Assistant 4

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YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

Learn more about our YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

ADULT PROGRAMS

The Office of Continuing Education proudly offers adult non-credit courses for the community! Whether you’re looking to pick-up a new hobbylearn something new, or even get in shape,  we’ve got a variety of programs for all interests. With courses offered every Spring, Summer and Fall, you have lots of opportunity to enjoy an adult non-credit course that’s just your style.

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute is now offering Adult Community Cooking Classes.  Saturday classes will be offered throughout the year.  A variety of cooking and baking interests will be scheduled.

NEXT CLASS:

Fundamental techniques in making Soups and Stocks
Date:  POSTPONED
Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm OR  3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, Nicholls State University

Next ServSafe Course Date:

Saturday, August 30, 2021 or October 30, 2021

For additional information or call 985-448-4444

International Sugar Institutes -- 2021

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer. They include the  International Sugar Cane Refiners’ Institute, which began in 1978, and the International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute, which began in 1985. The success of these institutes can be contributed to many factors such as timely topics, excellent professors, Cajun food, southern hospitality and especially the support of organizations such as the Sugar Industry Technologists, American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, the American Sugarcane League and of course the many sugar companies, mills and refineries around the world. All these programs have the same format, two weeks of intense day long discussions on the various and timely topics of each aspect of sugar production.

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer. They include the  International Sugar Cane Refiners’ Institute, which began in 1978, and the International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute, which began in 1985. The success of these institutes can be contributed to many factors such as timely topics, excellent professors, Cajun food, southern hospitality and especially the support of organizations such as the Sugar Industry Technologists, American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, the American Sugarcane League and of course the many sugar companies, mills and refineries around the world. All these programs have the same format, two weeks of intense day long discussions on the various and timely topics of each aspect of sugar production.

Upon successful completion of an institute, students are awarded a certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Fees, also listed in the flyers, include tuition, room and board, as well as a copy of all the notes of the lecturers, which will serve as a reference for the students for many years.

The institutes are scheduled so that participants may enroll in one or two programs in a given summer. An added benefit of these short courses has been the many friendships and exchanges of ideas among the students.

Nicholls State University is happy to have contributed to the growth and success of the world sugar industry and is extremely proud to be a leader in world sugar education.

International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute    June 2 -12, 2021 (may check in on June 1, 2021)

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute   July 12-23, 2021 (may check in on July 11, 2021)

Register for Institute

For more information contact:

Office of Continuing Education
Nicholls State University
P.O. Box 2119
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Tel: 985-448-4444
Fax: 985-448-4552
E-Mail: continuing.ed@nicholls.edu

June 2-12, 2021

Online Registration

Objectives

The objectives of this program are:

  1. to promote training which will upgrade the skills of participants making them better employees;
  2. to provide background knowledge so that participants will be better prepared to assume positions of responsibility and leadership; and,
  3. to develop in participants an appreciation for the total operation of the plant.

Course Format

Classes will be lecture and discussion. Instructors will be encouraged to conduct an informal class in order to encourage questions and discussions by participants. A-V equipment will also be utilized when appropriate. After successful completion of course, students are awarded a Sugar Institute certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Cost

The total fees for the short course are $2,700 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,400. Housing is provided in the University residence hall and is included in the fees. Local motels are available for those who do not wish to stay in the residence hall. Commuter fees would then be applicable. Please make checks payable to: Nicholls State University. There is a $25 additional fee for all payments made by wire transfer. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

***Registration Deadline for 2021 – May 14, 2021***

Payment Policies

  1. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank with a U.S. address. Payment must be received one week before the Institute begins.
  2. In the event of a housing status change, refunds will not be issued.
  3. Wire transfers are now accepted for an additional $25.00 fee.  The names of the participant and company must be listed on the transfer.
  4. Any cancellation must be received before close of business on the Friday before the start of the Institute in order to receive a full refund.

Topics

  1. Overview of the Sugar Industry
  2. Cane as the Raw Material Varieties, Sampling and Payment Scale
  3. Preparation and Milling Storage, Washing, Chopping, Crushing/Diffusion, Maceration Water, Sanitation
  4. Clarification and Filtration Purification, Apparatus, Reagents, Reaction, Heating
  5. Evaporation and Crystallization Evaporation, Boiling Systems, Pans and Designs, Molasses Exhaustion
  6. Centrifugals Principles, Efficiency, Maintenance
  7. Energy Economy Steam Balances, Energy Balance, Electrical Utilization, Boiler Efficiencies, Bagasse as a Source of Fuel
  8. Basic Instrumentation/Operational Computers Juice Scales, Flow Meters, Control Valves, Operational Control
  9. Chemical Control Chief Chemists, Laboratory, Factory Control
  10. Raw Sugar/Molasses/Value Added Products Handling, Storage and Marketing
  11. Government Programs/Regulations Farm Bill, E.P.A., O.S.H.A., Quotas
  12. Problem Solving, Resumé, Evaluation

Individuals needing accommodations (ADA) please contact 985-448-4783 or visit www.nicholls.edu/ada

Nicholls State University
(985) 448-4444

 

Field Trips
USDA Sugarcane Field Lab
John Deere Industries, Thibodaux
Honiron, Inc.
Enterprise Sugar Factory2-12

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute

July 12-23, 2021

Online Registration

 

Objectives

The objectives of this program are:

  1. to promote training which will upgrade the skills of participants making them better employees;
  2. to provide background knowledge so that participants will be better prepared to assume positions of responsibility and leadership; and,
  3. to develop in participants an appreciation for the total operation of the plant.

Course Format

Classes will be lecture and discussion. Instructors will be encouraged to conduct an informal class in order to encourage questions and discussions by participants. A-V equipment will also be utilized when appropriate. After successful completion of course, students are awarded a Sugar Institute certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Cost

The total fees for the short course are $2,700 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,400. Housing is provided in the University residence hall and is included in the fees. Local motels are available for those who do not wish to stay in the residence hall. Commuter fees would then be applicable. Please make checks payable to: Nicholls State University. There is a $25 additional fee for all payments made by wire transfer. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

***Registration Deadline for 2021 — June 25, 2021***

Payment Policies

  1. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank with a U.S. address. Payment must be received one week before the Institute begins.
  2. In the event of a housing status change, refunds will not be issued.
  3. Wire transfers are now accepted for an additional $25.00 fee.   The name of the participant and company must be listed on the transfer.
  4. Any cancellation must be received before close of business on the Friday before the start of the Institute in order to receive a full refund.

Topics

  1. Overview of the Sugar Industry
  2. Clarification Methods
  3. Adsorption Process/Ion Exchange
  4. High-Grade and Low-Grade Crystallization
  5. Conditioning, Storage of Granulated and Liquid Sugar
  6. Centrifugals and Their Operation
  7. Sugar Marketing, Government Programs
  8. Energy Economy
  9. The Control Laboratory
  10. Basic Instrumentation/Operational Computers
  11. Overview of Legal Regulations(EEOC, EPA, FDA,OSHA, etc.)
  12. Statistical Quality Control
  13. Problem Solving, Panel of Experts
  14. Resumé, Evaluation

Individual needing accommodations (ADA), please contact 985-448-4783 or visit www.nicholls.edu/ada

Field Trips John Deere Industries, Domino Sugars, Honiron Inc., Enterprise Sugar Factor

For wire transfer payment options, please submit the form and contact Nicholls State University at     1-985-448-4444, or email liz.mccurry@nicholls.edu. NOTE: Wire transfers will require an extra $25 fee added to total program fee. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

Raw Institute Dates:  June 2-12, 2021
Refiner’s Dates:  July 12-23, 2021

Sugar Registration Form

To Pay with credit/debit card, please download the authorization form and fax it to 985-448-4552.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Continuing Education

Office Location:
Office of Continuing Education
125 Elkins Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2119
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4444
Email: continuing.ed@nicholls.edu
Fax: 985-448-4552
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

OFFICE LOCATION