Continuing & Community Education

Get inspired, re-energize yourself or learn a new skill – we’re ready to help. Along the way you’ll make new friends and might even uncover a hidden talent you never knew you had! At Trinidad State we believe learning should never stop. Our Continuing & Community Education offerings can provide you training to enhance your performance at work, help you explore a new field, unlock a solution to one of life’s problems or get you started with a new hobby.

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For more details contact:
Donna Haddow, Coordinator
Call 719-846-5724

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For more details contact:
Donna Haddow, Coordinator
Call 719-846-5724



  • BUS 115    Introduction to Business      CRN22633     3 credit hours     ONLINE COURSE
    Focuses on the operation of the American business system. Covers fundamentals of the economy, careers and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business and social responsibilities.


  • BTE 102    Keyboarding Applications    CRN 22741    2 credit hours    ONLINE COURSE
    Designed for students with minimal keyboarding skills. Introduces letters, tables, memos, and manuscripts. Emphasizes speed and accuracy.
  • BTE 108    Ten-Key by Touch    CRN 22028    1 credit hour    ONLINE COURSE
    Introduces touch control of the ten-key pad. Emphasizes the development of speed and accuracy using proper technique.
  • HPR 178    Medical Terminology    CRN 22540    2 credit hours    ONLINE COURSE
    Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.
  • MAR 216    Principles of Marketing    CRN 22935    3 credit hours    ONLINE COURSE
    Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer.


  • Computer Science
    CSC 160    Programming Language I    CRN 22966    4 credit hours

    9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays - August 19 through December 12, 2019
    Instructor: Cindy Clements
    Introduces students to the discipline of computer science and programming. Algorithm development, data representation, logical expressions, sub-programs and input/output operations using a high-level programming language are covered. Intensive lab work outside of class time is required.
    Prerequisite: MAT 121
  • Electronics
    ELT 101    Survey of Electronics    CRN 23043    3 credit hours

    12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday/Wednesday - August 19 through December 19, 2019
    Instructor: Earl Nesbitt
    Introduces electronics for consumers, individuals working in related fields, and those exploring Electronics Engineering Technology as a career option. Covers fundamental concepts, circuit diagrams, construction of circuits, test instruments, basic troubleshooting, and the operation of common electronic systems and circuits.


  • Business
    BUS 102    Entrepreneurial Operations    CRN 22025    3 credit hours

    5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays August 19 through December 19, 2019
    Instructor: Lea Chavez
    Covers the major aspects of small business management to enable the entrepreneur to successfully begin his own business. This course provides the basic concepts of marketing, principles of management and finance needed to manage a small business. Further, it develops the business plan and suggests methods of obtaining the financing required to launch the business.
  • Marketing
    MAR 160    Customer Service    CRN 22588 3 credit hours

    5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays August 19 through December 19, 2019
    Instructor: Lea Chavez
    Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Want to share your knowledge? Trinidad State is THE place!
Do you have knowledge, ideas or passions that you would like to share with others? Have a great idea for a class you'd like to teach? Consider teaching a community education class. Planning for future classes is always underway.

Classes or workshops can run anywhere from a few hours to an entire semester – or share your information through a short presentation.

Please note:
Continuing/Community Education fees are kept as reasonable as possible to make the program accessible. Continuing/Community education classes are non-credit and do not count toward any degrees or certificates and do not transfer to other institutions. They are not eligible for financial aid.