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Programs and Courses

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. Learn more


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. Learn more


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. Learn more


Special Programs & Workshops

Workshops and programs related to continuing education. Learn more


Workforce Development Courses

Through innovate training and development workshops, VBHEC can help you enhance your workforce skills. Learn more


Credit Classes - Credit are classes offered at Virginia Beach Higher Education Center (VBHEC) as well as the Naval Base. Learn more
Reclamation Program

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

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. Learn More

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. Learn more