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E-Learning for College Access & Success

Online Training for College Access/Success Advisors

To help more individuals gain the knowledge they need to provide students with college access and success advising, NCAN hosts the e-learning platform Fundamentals for College Access & Success Providers. The available content reflects evidence-based practices, is vetted by NCAN, and updated as deemed necessary.

Why incorporate e-learning into your organization’s training process? Courses are:

  • Segmented by topic
  • Delivered in convenient 30- to 120-minute segments
  • Self-paced and asynchronous
  • Available year-round, on demand, to anyone with an Internet connection
  • Designed to incorporate best practices for online learner engagement

Fundamentals for College Access & Success Providers is perfect for new advisors, counselors looking for additional training, and college access program staff wishing to stay up-to-date with the changing landscape of college access and success.

Best of all, the training is cost-effective. All courses are free to NCAN members through the end of the 2019 calendar year (up to 100 employees per member organization). Non-members pay just $39 to $119 per unit depending on unit length (30 to 90 minutes). Selected courses indicated below are free to all. Join NCAN now to access all units for free.

 

 

Certificates & Badges

A certificate of completion is provided after each unit is completed. Participants can download, save and print each certificate for documentation.

Participants can earn badges for completing combinations of units and modules. Badges available are Admissions Advising, Financial Aid, Post Traditional Students, and Student Outcomes. These professional badges can help build your resume and document your training in the college access field. Please refer to the chart below to help you understand which units must be completed to earn each a badge. If you have already completed some individual units, you will be able to enroll in the badge course and only have to successfully complete any remaining units for that badge.

A special NCAN Certified Advisor badge is available for those demonstrating mastery in access advising. To earn the NCAN Certified Advisor badge, participants must complete the following units:

  • College Entrance Exams - Unit 1-3
  • Finding the Right Fit - Units 1-3
  • Career Advising - Unit 1
  • Developing Early Awareness - Unit 2
  • Mastering the Financial Aid Process - Units 1-5
  • Increasing Persistence & Completion Rates - Units 1-2
  • Developing Cultural Competence - Unit 1

If you wish to register for any unit or set of units for a badge, you must complete the registration form at the bottom of the page. For questions about earning badges, please send an email to elearning@collegeaccess.org.

     

Available Units

The following units are currently available and have been updated for the 2019-20 academic year. Course Titles shaded in grey will be updated late Oct. 2019.

A certificate of completion is provided after each unit is completed. Detailed content about each module and unit is available at https://collegeaccess.org/page/ModuleContent.

Unit/Course Title

Content Contributors

Minutes

Non-Member Rate

Badges

Module: College Entrance Exams

Unit 1: ACT

ACT

30

Free

 

Admissions Advising Badge

 

&

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Unit 2: The SAT Suite of Assessments

The College Board

30

Free

Unit 3: Test Prep Strategies and Resources

College Now Greater Cleveland

45

$59

Module: Finding the Right Fit College Fit

Unit 1: Admissions Advising for First-Generation

College-Goers

CollegeNow

60

$79

Unit 2: Technology in Advising

College Greenlight

45

$59

Unit 3: College Fit & Match (NEW)

OneGoal & UnlockED

 

 

Module: Career Advising

Unit 1: Career Advising

GenesysWorks & Students Rising Above

45

$59

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Module: Developing Early Awareness

Unit 1: Early Awareness for Middle School Students

I Know I Can

45

$59

 

Unit 2: Family Engagement (NEW)

Families In Schools

 

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Module: Mastering the Financial Aid Process

Unit 1: Federal Financial Aid Programs

DOE Office of Federal Student Aid

30

Free

Financial Aid Badge

&

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Unit 2: Financial Aid 101

DOE Office of Federal Student Aid

45

Free

Unit 3: Interpreting Award Letters and Understanding

Affordability

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

45

$59

Unit 4: FAFSA Completion 101

uAspire

90

$119

Unit 5: FAFSA Completion 201

uAspire

90

$119

Module: Post-Traditional Students

Unit 1: Adult Learners

CollegeNow Greater Cleveland; Graduate Philadelphia, & The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

60

$79

 

 

Post-Traditional Students Badge

 

&

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Unit 2: Working With & For Undocumented Students

ScholarshipsA-Z

45

$59

Unit 3: Advising Youth Experiencing Homelessness

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth (NAEHCY)

45

$59

Unit 4: Students from Foster Care

Florida Department of Children & Families Foster Youth Experts: Becky Pengelley & Steve Rios

45

$59

Unit 5: Opportunity Youth

On Point for College

45

$59

Module: Using Data to Strengthen Student Outcomes

Unit 1: Metrics for College Access & Success

National College Access Network

60

$79

 

Student Outcomes Badge

Unit 2: Analyzing Data

Idealware

30

$39

Unit 3: Defining Your Metrics

Idealware

30

$39

Module: Increasing Persistence & Completion Rates

Unit 1: College Success 101

Access Foundation, College Now, Collegiate Directions Inc.

45

$59

 

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Unit 2: College Success 102

10,000 Degrees

45

$59

Module: Developing Cultural Competence

Unit 1: Multiculturally Competent Advisors

Ginlin Woo

60

$79

Unit 2: Coaching Multiculturally Competent Advisors

Ginlin Woo

75

$99

 

Module: Going Beyond Student Advocacy

Unit 1: Advocacy for College Access & Success

National College Access Network

45

$59

 

 

     

 

Registering For Units/Badges

Filling out the form below will generate a registration email to Crystal Courtney, office and events manager. Please provide your full name, name of your organization and select which units/badge you wish to complete.

If you wish to earn a badge, you must select that option to ensure you are correctly enrolled so that the system will automatically award your badge upon successful completion of the required units. If you have already completed individual units, but now wish to earn a badge, select the badge course. The learning management system will show any units completed since August 2016 and you will only need to successfully complete any remaining units to earn the badge.

If you completed units prior to last August 1st, please inquire at elearning@collegeaccess.org about how to receive credits for previously completed units.

E-Learning Platform Registration Form