Non Credit Classes
SIU has partnered with multiple vendors to offer hundreds of different instructor-facilitated online courses and certifications in a variety of areas, topics and specialties. These non credit courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. Courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. All courses include expert instructors from around the country, many of whom are nationally known authors. Whether you're interested in learning new skills or furthering your professional development, our partners are here to help. Find your area of interest below and see what courses are offered! Download the flyer.
- College Readiness
- Computer Applications
- Design and Composition
- Legal Studies
- Science and Medical
- Teaching and Education
- Writing and Publishing
Reading Skills Programs
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered by SIU Conference and Scheduling Services.
Summer Online Reading Skills Programs:
For program information, or to enroll online, please select an age group below:
- 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergartners
- Entering 1st Graders
- Entering 2nd Graders
- Entering 3rd Graders
- Entering 4th Graders
- Entering 5th Graders
- Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
- Entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
For more information, or to enroll by phone, please call 1-800-964-9974.
Program coordinators are available Monday through Friday, from 7am-8pm • Saturday 7am-4pm.
Fall Speed Reading and Study Skills Program:
We are pleased to announce that the Institute for Reading Development will be hosting the Fall Speed Reading and Study Skills Program at SIU over the course of two weekends in September. Geared towards college students, course participants will be able to read textbooks twice as fast. In easier reading materials, such as most non-fiction books, novels, and journal articles, participants will learn to read three times faster as well as retain information better, even while reading at higher speeds. In addition, participants will be able to prepare for tests efficiently, without extensive rereading.
Program dates are October 6, 7, 13, and 14 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30- 5 p.m. This is the only Speed Reading and Study Skills program that will be offered this academic year.
To register or receive more information, call 1-800-418-7910, Monday-Friday 8am-8pm. or Saturday 8am-6pm.
We encourage you to enroll early, as class size is limited.