Continuing Education

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.

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.

 

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WANT TO LEARN CHINESE?

Notary Public Exam
Prep Course through

Notary Public Exam Prep via Zoom Video Conferencing for Nicholls State University

This 52-hour course is an introduction to notary public fundamentals.  Our instructor, Robin Jones, Attorney & Notary, has a pass rate higher than the state average.  The instructor additionally distributes significant course study guides and materials to assist in your preparation for the exam.

DATES:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
February 18, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(48 hours)

Saturday
May 16, 2020
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
(4 hours)

Notary Public Exam Prep Course

DATE

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TIME

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST

ROOM NO.

Zoom Video Conferencing

CONTACT EMAIL

Tulin.Melancon@lsus.edu

COST

$430 Early discount if paid by 2/12/20. $450 Late registration fee.

DESCRIPTION

Instructor:  Robin Jones, Attorney & Notary

This 52-hour course is an introduction to notary public fundamentals.  Our instructor, Robin Jones, Attorney & Notary, has a pass rate higher than the state average.  The instructor additionally distributes significant course study guides and materials to assist in your preparation for the exam.

DATES:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
February 18, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(48 hours)

Saturday
May 16, 2020
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
(4 hours)

Skip:  March 24 and March 26, 2020.

The instructor will send the ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING link to students.

Students must have:  an internet access, Wi-Fi, camera, sound, and the current edition of “Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice”, which is only available on the Louisiana Secretary of State website, www.sos.louisiana.gov.

In the weeks prior to class, students are expected to check the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website’s Notary and Certification for qualifications and other important information at: www.sos.la.gov… or call (225) 922-0507.

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.

TO REGISTER:  Call LSU Shreveport at 318-798-4177 and tell them you received your information from Nicholls State University.

Next ServSafe Course Date:

Monday, March 16, 2020

For additional information or call 985-448-4444.

Learn more about our
YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

2020 LA Region 10 Science & Engineering Fair

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Event Schedule

9:00– 10:30 a.m.            Check in and Project Set-up – Student Union Ballroom
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.           Public viewing & Lunch on your own (safety checks)
11:30 a.m.                         Judging begins – each exhibitor must be present until judging ends
Approx. 2 – 2:30 p.m.     Awards Program – Peltier Auditorium

Important Information

  • Fair fees are $20 individual project, $35 team project
  • Entry forms due by January 31, 2020
  • Checks must be made out to Nicholls State University or Money Order only.  No cash accepted.
  • A school representative from each school must be present to supervise students while judging is going on.
  • A maximum of three (3) projects per category can be accepted from a parish fair or a total of twenty (20) 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.

Information Links and Webpages

Region 10 Social Studies Fair Date — Thursday, March 12, 2020

Region 10 Social Studies Fair Rules and General Information

2020 Social Studies Fair Entry Form

Event Schedule

9:00– 10:30 a.m.            Check in and Project Set-up – Student Union Ballroom
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.           Public viewing & Lunch on your own (safety checks)
11:30 a.m.                         Judging begins – each exhibitor must be present until judging ends
Approx. 2 – 2:30 p.m.     Awards Program – Peltier Auditorium

State Social Studies Fair Date — May 5, 2020

Literary Rally

Future Rally Dates

District Rally: March 7, 2020

State Rally: April 25, 2020

General Information

Students in 7th through 12th grades, from both public and private institutions, are eligible to compete in one of nine District Rallies.

Each District Rally offers 46 Literary Events and a varying amount of open events.

Only students who are certified by District Rally Directors as Bona Fide Qualifiers are eligible to compete in any of the events at State Rally where qualification is required.

Schools Attending District Rally

Schools participating in District Rally must select one location for literary events. Schools participating in open events at District Rally may select multiple locations for open events, provided the school does not participate in the same event at more than one district location.

2019 District Literary and Speech Rally Results:   

2019 State Qualifiers for South Central District Literary Rally

Important Information

Rally Forms and Webpages

2019-2020  District Rally Registration and Dues Form

2019-2020  Art Rally Contestant Form

2019-2020  Drama Rally Contestant Form

2019-2020 Literary and Speech Rally Contestant Form

2019-2020  Music Rally Contestant Form

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.

International Sugar Institutes

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 1-11, 2020

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute   July 13-24, 2020

Register for Institute

Advisory Committee

2019 Sugar Promotional Brochure

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 1-11, 2020

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 $2,650 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,350. 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 2020 – May 15, 2020***

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 Factory

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute

July 13-24, 2020

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 $2,650 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,350. 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 2020 — June 26, 2020***

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 Date:  June 1-11, 2020
Refiner’s Date: July 13-24, 2020

Sugar Registration Form

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

Workforce Development

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:

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
Fax: 985-448-4552
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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