Community & Professional Education Programs
Community Education at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center provides non-traditional students a diverse selection of opportunities for personal enrichment, to increase knowledge in a variety of subjects, and to increase or obtain new career skills.
Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
A Continuing Education Unite (CEU) is defined as following: Ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. The CEU can be applied to professional and vocational retraining, and adult liberal education, as well as to other continuing education programs.
Continuing Education Classroom Courses
Offering a wide variety of seminars, short courses, certificate programs and distance education opportunities for those who want to enhance their skills and gain training on various topics relating to continuing education curriculum.
Online Programs & Classes
Norfolk State University, in partnership with ProTrain’s professional career certification programs provide online, in classroom and blended (Classroom with Online) learning options. Our programs are in demand, portable, flexible and provide the opportunity to reenter the workforce with a certification to jumpstart your career.
Special Programs & Workshops
Workshops and programs related to continuing education.
Workforce Development Courses
Through innovate training and development workshops, VBHEC can help you enhance your workforce skills.
Credit classes offered at Virginia Beach Higher Education Center (VBHEC) as well as the Naval Base. More information
Norfolk State University's mission is to provide an affordable and high-quality education to a diverse active duty military, active duty reservists, retired military, military family members , DOD civilians and other NON-DOD civilians throughout the Hampton Roads area. In today's global marketplace, it is vitally important our military students are exposed to all degree programs offered by this institution. We strongly support your educational goals and objectives, and believe your academic future should begin with Norfolk State University! More information
See also: Military Spouse Career Advancement Account
Criminal Justice Master's Program
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) Program, in support of the University mission, is committed to providing a “high quality education.” We are a dynamic and growing program, committed to academic excellence in teaching, research, and service.
The Reclamation project is designed to facilitate the continuing education and subsequent graduation of Norfolk State University students who have left the institution prior to earning their degree. The project was designed to take full advantage of technology while maintaining academic integrity and the intellectual rigor of Norfolk State University. Learn more
VBHEC Conferences and special programs. Go to website
Spartan Prep Academy
Spartan Prep Academy is a college awareness program to introduce students to the many advantages of continuing their education beyond high school and to the specific programs available at Norfolk State University (NSU). This partnership between Norfolk State University at the Virginia Beach High Educational Center (VBHEC) and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools is designed to promote college awareness. The goal of this initiative is to increase the enrollment of minority students from Virginia Beach City Public Schools in post secondary institutions. Go to website