E-Learning_Online Training for College Access/Success Advisors
Share |

E-Learning for College Access & Success

Online Training for College Access/Success Advisors

NCAN is excited to launch our revamped e-learning platform. Courses will contain a tutorial video, resource links, resource documents (if applicable), a quiz and the opportunity to complete a feedback survey. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of courses. 

NCAN's e-learning platform Fundamentals for College Access & Success Providers helps practitioners stay informed about the changing landscape of college attainment for students pursuing postsecondary pathways. These online courses provide a toolkit of concrete strategies and resources for counselors and advisors to use when guiding students through one of the most important decisions of their lives. 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 90-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 seeking additional training, and college access and success practitioners wishing to stay up-to-date with the changing landscape of college attainment.

Best of all, the training is cost-effective. All courses are free to NCAN members through August 2021 (up to 100 employees per member organization).

Non-members pay just $39 to $119 per Individual course depending on course length (30 to 90 minutes). Selected courses indicated below are free to all. Join NCAN now to access all courses for free.

 

Certificates & Badges

A certificate of completion is provided after each course is successfully completed. Learners can download, save, and print each certificate for documentation.

Learners can earn badge certificates for completing combinations of courses. Badges are available for Admissions Advising, Financial Aid Advising, Post-Traditional Students, and Student Outcomes. These professional badges can help build your resume and document your mastery of college attainment advising skills. Please refer to the chart below to understand which courses must be completed to earn each badge.

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

  • Admissions Advising - 6 courses 
  • Career Advising - 1 course
  • Engaging Others - 1 course
  • Financial Aid Advising - 5 courses
  • Post-Traditional Students - 5 courses
  • Increasing Persistence & Completion Rates - 2 courses
  • Developing Cultural Competence - 1 course

If you wish to register for any course or for a badge course, you must click on the "Start Here" at the bottom of the page. For questions about earning badges, please send an email to elearning@ncan.org.      

Available Courses

The following courses are currently available and have been updated for the 2020-21 academic year.

A certificate of completion is provided after each course is completed. Detailed content about each course is available here.

Course Title  Content Contributors Minutes Non-Member Rate Badges 

Admissions Advising 

The ACT Test

ACT

30

Free

 

Admissions Advising Badge

 

&

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

The SAT Suite of Assessments

The College Board

30

Free

Test Prep Strategies and Resources

College Now Greater Cleveland

45

$59

Admissions Advising for First-Generation College-Goers

College Now Greater Cleveland

60

$79

College Fit & Match 

OneGoal & UnlockED 

75

$99

Technology in Advising 

College Greenlight

45

$59

Career Advising

Career Advising

GenesysWorks & Students Rising Above

45

$59

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Developing Engagement

Family Engagement

Families In Schools

45

$59

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Financial Aid Advising

Federal Financial Aid Programs

DOE Office of Federal Student Aid

30

Free

Financial Aid Advising Badge

&

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Financial Aid 101

DOE Office of Federal Student Aid

45

Free

Interpreting Award Letters and Understanding Affordability

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

45

$59

FAFSA Completion 101 

(reflects content for the 2021-2022 FAFSA)

uAspire

90

$119

FAFSA Completion 201

(reflects content for the 2021-2022 FAFSA)

uAspire

90

$119

Post-Traditional Students

Working With & For Undocumented Students

ScholarshipsA-Z

45

$59

 

 

Post-Traditional Students Badge

 

&

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

Advising Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

 

45

 

$59

Students from Foster Care

Rios Research

45

$59

Opportunity Youth

On Point for College

45

$59

Adult Learners College Now Greater Cleveland; Graduate Philadelphia, & The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)  60  $79

Using Data to Strengthen Student Outcomes

Metrics for College Access & Success

National College Attainment Network

60

$79

 

Student Outcomes Badge

Analyzing Data

Idealware

30

$39

Defining Your Metrics

Idealware

30

$39

Increasing Persistence & Completion Rates

College Success 101

Access Foundation, College Now, Collegiate Directions Inc.

45

$59

 

 

NCAN Certified Advisor Badge

College Success 102

10,000 Degrees

45

$59

Developing Cultural Competence

5 Skills for Multiculturally Competent Advisors

Ginlin Woo

60

$79

Coaching Multiculturally Competent Advisors

Ginlin Woo

75

$99

 

Advocating for Students 

Advocacy for College Access & Success

National College Attainment Network

45

$59

 

 

Instructions on Registering For Courses/Badges

The registration process for the new e-learning system will require you to use or create your NCAN login and password. Each user should have their own NCAN account and register for courses individually while logged in. Please DO NOT register colleagues for the courses, as access to the courses will only be available to the account holder. The courses will remain free for those who are from NCAN member programs. Member organizations should contact Tong Lee at leet@ncan.org about adding new staff to their organization's account. Non-members will need to include payment during the registration process. 

You will place your order for the courses you want to complete and receive a confirmation with the link to enter the new e-learning system. We recommend that you save the confirmation email so that you will have the link to the e-learning system readily available if you need to return to the system to complete courses.

The majority of videos do not have audio to accompany the material.

To Register For Individual Courses or Badges 

To register for individual courses or badges, START HERE. After you place your initial order for courses, if you decide to register for additional courses, you will need to return to this link and repeat the ordering process for the new courses.

Already Registered in the System? 

If you have already registered for courses and need to return to the system to complete courses you started, click here. If you have not completed the registration process, this link will not give you access to any courses. You will need to click on the link in the paragraph above to start the registration process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for frequently asked questions about the NCAN e-learning system.