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continuing education

formal educational programs designed to promote knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes. The programs are usually short-term and specific. A certificate may be awarded for completion of a course, and a number of continuing education units or contact hours may be conferred. Continuing education is required for relicensure in many states. It is not to be confused with academic degree-granting programs, such as advanced education or graduate education. See also contact hour.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals; education completed after the initial educational program; required for relicensure in some fields.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals.

continuing education

educational courses relating to veterinary science, provided by an institution or recognized organization which supplements, brings up to date and refreshes the information that the graduate veterinarian already has. In some countries and professions a specified amount of such education is required to be completed each year by each veterinarian who wishes to continue his/her registration.
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He also completed studies at the New England Banking Institute, with the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute and at Harvard University Extension School.
In the interest of complete accuracy, however, Herr should have noted that his degree is from Harvard University Extension School, part of the continuing education division of Harvard University.
Jim was a graduate of Clinton High School, The Massachusetts Nautical School now The Mass Maritime Academy, Worcester State College and he studied at The Harvard Extension School.
He graduated from Boston English High School and attended Harvard University Extension School (Liberal Arts).
The classes feature faculty from colleges, including Bryant University, Quinsigamond Community College, Becker College and Harvard University Extension School, but they do not offer college credit.