Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech offers ongoing programs in infrastructure, legal studies, project management certification prep, and verification and validation in scientific computing. Most can be brought to your organization fully customized to your employees' needs. Please check our calendar for dates of upcoming offerings, or contact us to discuss how we can help you create a program unique to your organization.
Continuing and Professional Education works with some of the country's leading experts in the water safety and utilities field to bring you the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices. Courses include asset management for utilities and training for water and wastewater plant operators.
Legal Studies (Online)
A wide range of online classes are available in the following areas: advanced legal research and writing, intellectual property law for engineers, legal investigation, legal secretarial, paralegal, legal nurse consultant, mediation, and victim advocacy.
Project Management Certification Prep
This preparation course is a detailed 56-hour program that provides a foundation in the disciplines and best practices of professional project management.
The course offers thorough preparation for the Project Management Institute's certification exam, including material from PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and a review of essential general management topics. The program consists of eight consecutive eight-hour Saturday classes. It systematically follows the path of a project through initiation, planning, execution, control and closing, encompassing the 39 processes described in the knowledge guide. Upon successful completion, a continuing education certificate for 56 contact hours (5.6 continuing education units) is awarded.
Verification and Validation in Scientific Computing
The performance, reliability, and safety of engineering systems are becoming increasingly reliant on scientific computing, and this course deals with techniques and practical procedures for assessing the credibility of scientific computing simulations. The approaches presented are applicable to commercial, corporate, government, and research computer codes. Application examples are primarily taken from fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, and heat transfer.