COVID-19 Update: Loyalist College to Become Immunization Centre Close Button
Home News Release Loyalist College FOCUS Arrives This Weekend

Loyalist College FOCUS Arrives This Weekend

December 03, 2008

Winter 2009 Continuing Education Courses and Programs

The Winter 2009 FOCUS calendar will be distributed in local newspapers this weekend, outlining the variety of learning opportunities available through Continuing Education at Loyalist College. Over 1,000 part-time, evening and distance education courses and certificate programs, as well as a number of new shorter workshops, will be offered at the College’s campuses in Belleville and Bancroft and at seven other locations throughout the area.  Most winter semester courses begin during the week of January 12th. Many on-line courses offer monthly intakes.

FOCUS is available on-line at Registration for all courses, both on and off-campus, can be done on-line and by mail, fax, phone and in person. Call 969-7900 or toll free 1-866-344-9944.

“This fall the College’s registrations in Continuing Education were up by eight percent,” said Trudie Lake, Continuing Education Manager. “This could be attributed to a number of factors but two primary ones could account for the increase. There were over 900 registrations for the distance-delivery of the diploma and apprenticeship Early Childhood Education program, perhaps in anticipation of the government’s consideration of mandatory formalized education for all child care workers in day care settings. There is also a growing number of registrations in the provincially-funded Second Career programs, resulting in individuals either changing career paths or updating their skills to enhance their employability. Loyalist College had one of the highest number of Second Career registrations in the province this semester.”  

The range of courses, programs and workshops being offered this semester include: Sculpted Garden Art, Web Programmer, Bathroom Design, Desserts to Die For, Aging Well – The Best Revenge, Pilates, Office Administration, Automotive Pinstriping Basics, Nordic Walking and Cook Once – Eat For a Week. On-line learners can choose from courses being offered in the areas of Business, Health, Communications, Computers, Law Enforcement, Management, Professional Designations, Technology and General Interest.

In addition to the programs available at the Loyalist College campuses in Belleville and Bancroft, and on-line, many classes are offered in local communities.  They are listed in the FOCUS Winter 2009 calendar and on the website. Workshops, seminars and classes begin at various times throughout the semester. Information is available from the following area contacts:

Moira Secondary School

in Belleville

 Wayne Wickson (613) 966-7535 
Brighton  Christine Bergeron (613) 392-4208 x2 
Picton  C. Stanfield (613) 476-1545 
Stirling  Nancy Patterson-Wickson (613) 966-7535 
Trent Hills-Campbellford,

Hastings and Warkworth 

 Vicki Clarke     (705) 653-5161 
Trenton Christine Bergeron  (613) 392-4208 

For further information about any Winter 2009 Continuing Education courses, call Loyalist College at (613) 969-1913, ext. 2260 or visit our website at

– 30 –

Media Contact: Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332, e-mail: or Trudie Lake, CE Manager, ext. 2408.