Free College Classes for Pat-Med Residents
Improve their employment skills, learn for work and life
More and more colleges are moving towards online college classes. What were once considered new concepts are now becoming normal and suitable ways for students to get degrees. Many companies now consider an online education the same as a traditional college. Do you just need to improve some skills? Want to learn a new one but don’t have the time or money? Colleges have begun to upload their most popular classes for anyone interested. Almost all are provided for free. Some are self-paced, some have deadlines and major projects that need to be done before a particular date.
Can’t afford the high cost of college classes? But want proof of your effort and dedication in completing the course? A certificate may interest you. The certificates of completion are ways to back your knowledge for employers. They are often thousands of dollars less than what it would cost you to take a class per credit.
These are a few courses that are being offered by Coursera and will be starting in the next few weeks. These are all free unless you pay for the optional certificate. By paying for the certificate, you are usually subjecting yourself to a higher set of standards for the course. :
- Virtual Teacher Specialization (Starts March 21st)
- Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (March 14 – April 18, Enrollment Ends March 19th)
- How to Write a Resume (Project-Centered Course) (March 14th – April 18th, Enrollment Ends March 19th)
- Personal & Family Financial Planning (Course Begins April 6th – June 6th)
- Introduction to Public Speaking (Self-Paced Course, Start Anytime)
Coursera also has courses that are less about Money making and more about expanding your knowledge:
- Sports and Society (Starts April 4th – May 30th)
- EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian? (Self-Paced Course, Start Anytime)
- Dog Emotion and Cognition (Self-Paced Course, Start Anytime)
- History of Rock, Part One (Self-Paced Course, Start Anytime)
If you’re more interested in learning how to Code, then you would be interested in trying Udacity, Code Academy or Khan Academy. These are also free and provide self-paced courses on learning how to code.
I personally enjoy Khan Academy because I can trick my colleagues into thinking that I’m learning Calculus when I’m really relearning (or learning, you decide) 3rd-grade math. But, each website has its own unique quality which could be better for you. Try it out!