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As well as University credit courses offered both on campus and in a distance format, St. Francis Xavier University Continuing & Distance Education offers a series of non-credit courses. Most of these short, part -time courses are delivered in the studios, classrooms and labs on the University's Antigonish campus. The recent focus of our non-credit courses is on language, art and computer software. Whether the goal is professional or personal development, potential students are sure to find course offerings of interest.
Modern Language Courses
Courses offered in Conversational French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
Weekend workshops are offered in Batik, Watercolour and Drawing.
Hands on instruction in popular software for work or recreation purposes. Software may include Apple iWorks (word processing, spreadsheets and presentations), iLife (photography editing, video production and music recording), Microsoft Excel, and GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).
Creating a Successful Business Online
It is very difficult to have a successful business today without a strong online presence. This course is designed to help people who wish to start or develop their own online business, or take an existing business online.
University Math Preparation
This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university level math courses. Some of the main topics studied in this course are mathematical functions, trigonometry and an introduction to limits.
English as a Second Language
Join us for an informal class about Teaching English as a Second Language. During group discussions, topics to be addressed will include how to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening; considering student motives for learning English; addressing grammar issues; and finding resources.