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2002-03 University Catalog

University Academic Programs and Resources

Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE)

Fairfax Campus Office of Continuing Professional Education
Krug Hall, Room 211
Phone: (703) 993-2109.

Prince William Campus Professional Development Office
Phone: (703) 993-8335

Herndon Office and Training Center
Phone: (703) 733-2800


Janet Niblock, Executive Director, Krug Hall, Room 211

OCPE serves as George Mason University's initial point of contact and referral for the business and professional community and responds to all professional development and continuing education inquiries, requests, and needs. Supported program activities include the following:

  • Contracted academic credit programs
  • Non-credit public programs and seminars
  • Professional certificate programs
  • Continuing education units (CEUs)
  • On-site contract training programs
  • Special professional development events and programs
  • Special workforce development programs
  • Training center facilities

Courses are typically delivered through classroom settings, but increasingly through electronic modes such as video conferencing and the Internet.

OCPE offices are strategically located at the Fairfax Campus in Krug Hall, at the Prince William Campus, and at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Herndon.

Current continuing education program information, offerings, and capabilities can be reviewed on line at

As the front office, the Krug Hall office serves as the primary point of inquiry and referral. It facilitates, promotes, and administers the delivery of contract credit courses and other specialized professional programs. This office also administers the award of CEUs, which are nationally recognized standard units of measurement earned for satisfactory completion of qualified programs of continuing education. OCPE provides this service to all George Mason academic groups that deliver noncredit professional development programs. Call (703) 993-2109.

The Prince William Campus Professional Development Office facilitates a variety of open enrollment and contract programs (both noncredit and credit) that support the strengths of the programs at the Prince William Campus. Programs are targeted to meet the professional development needs of the business community of the Prince William area, as well as Northern Virginia local and state government communities. Call (703) 993-8335.

The Herndon office and training center, located in the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Northern Virginia's high-tech corridor, facilitates a variety of professional development programs targeted to the area's business and federal government organizations. This office reaches out to the business community by designing, marketing, and delivering non-credit training courses and in-depth certificate programs. Public seminars and customized contract training programs are targeted to respond to the needs and interests of managerial, technical, and professional employees in private, nonprofit, and public organizations located in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Call (703) 733-2800. The CIT is located at 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, near the intersection of the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28.