Pursue Your Ed2Go With CSM

Pursue your education on your terms. The College of Southern Maryland offers Ed2Go courses that enable you to realize your potential and pursue your personal educational goals on your terms, in your time, online.

Whether your interest is Web graphics and multi-media, adolescent behavior, accounting or what it takes to start your own small business, there is an Ed2Go class to fit your needs, according to Paul Toscano, CSM’s distance learning coordinator.

“It is really a win-win situation. Ed2Go offers students an opportunity to explore their interests through personal enrichment classes, or seek certification for specific computer programs and applications. It is also a great option for individuals who are looking to get back into the workplace or need to update their business or job skills,” said Toscano, who has completed three Ed2Go classes himself.

“I really liked how user-friendly the Ed2Go system was. As you are picking classes, you can look up information about the instructor, what the assignments are going to be like, etc. The flow of the work is casual. There are deadlines, but the classes are flexible in such a way that your assignments can be fairly easily incorporated into your daily schedule,” Toscano said. He noted that while Ed2Go offerings are taught by faculty from other institutions, CSM’s offerings are overseen by course managers within each of the disciplines.

This fall, CSM will offer 498 Ed2Go course sections in topics as diverse as real estate investing, genealogy, wireless networking, Fireworks MX, Oracle and project management. Class sessions start every six weeks. This spring, CSM had more than 130 enrollments into their Ed2Go offerings.

What’s the nicest thing about Ed2Go, according to Toscano? “You never have to worry about your class being cancelled because of a lack of interest. You’re studying with people from all over the world so the class is always available,” he said.

For information on CSM’s Ed2Go offerings, call 301-934-2251 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7136 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7136 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7136 for Calvert County or visit http://www.ed2go.com/csm/index.html.

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