Career and Professional Advancement Programs

Non-degree programs and certifications that can help you develop a new career skill or advance up the corporate ladder.

At Lake Erie College, we understand that not every pathway to success will look the same. Regardless of what your career path looks like, we want to support you in your mission to grow in your field.

That's why Lake Erie College is proud to offer Career and Professional Advancement Programs that will help you obtain additional skillsets to add to your resume. All of our non-degree programs so far fall into 1 of 3 categories.

Applied Technical Skills


Lake Erie College offers an 11-month evening program, cumulating in students obtaining a HVACR technician certification through the National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3).

This program is perfect for working professionals that wish to expand their careers into the HVACR industry. Professionals who get their HVACR certification might be able to secure long-term career progression as well as salary increases down the road.

Our program offers students access to state-of-the-art labs with the latest HVACR systems. Students will get classroom and practical concepts on real-world systems to help them in their careers.

Applied Professional Skills

Conflict and Negotiation Skills Mastery Course

Lake Erie College offers a Conflict and Negotiation Skills Mastery Course, wherein students looking to add this to their skillsets can earn a certificate of completion.

These are not offered within any degree seeking program. Instead, students can take these fully online courses to learn how to navigate conflict and negotiation within the workforce. This course is great for people hoping to move up into managerial levels or fresh college graduates looking to add to their resumes.

Once they've finished the course, students will receive a certificate of completion that they can use to prove they've taken the course and learned the relevant skills.

Pre-Register for the Conflict Communications Skills Mastery Course

Professional Development for Teachers

Teachers looking to renew their licensures or expand upon their working knowledge can register for our Professional Development Programs.

All courses offered through the Center of Professional Development are graduate level, taught by instructors who have Master's Degrees and years of experience working in K-12 education. We have flexible options for how you can take the course, including pass-fail credit and independent study options.