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Community Development Institute - CDI

The Community Development Institute (CDI) offers a range of traditional academic and non-traditional certificated and short-term personal, career, and professional related programs. These programs are designed to meet individual, and public and private sector training and education needs.

CDI is a unique department that offers the community accessible and affordable opportunities to take classes at Northern Marianas College (NMC) without having to be formally admitted or to seek an academic degree. CDI is the venue for specialized academic courses, non-traditional courses, customized training, outreach and extended program services, personal enrichment, and community-based learning.

Specialized trainings and courses can be customized and developed outside of the published schedules to meet the diverse needs of our clients. On-site instructions are provided in hotels, workplaces, community centers, and other educationally conducive environments. Classes are arranged and offered on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

NMC’s efforts to improve and expand partnerships with community members, businesses, various industries (including visitor and tourism industry, agriculture, public agencies, health care providers, educational institutions) and almost any other entities are reflected through the program offerings, including seminars. CDI activities, training programs and classes, are planned and developed to serve the needs and interests of key stakeholders using measurement instruments such as the Community Human Resources Development Plan, Visioning Conference Report, NMC’s 2006-2010 Strategic Plan, course evaluations, surveys, and interviews.

CDI, in collaboration with the Dean of Community Programs and Services (COMPASS) and Dean of Academic Programs and Services, offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for individuals, agencies, or any professional organization that need the professional sanctioning of their trainings or workshops. CEUs are valuable in order to keep professional certifications and/or comply with local, regional, or national standards.

Index of Programs

Contact Information

    Floyd Masga
    Acting Director, Community Development Institute
    Program Manager, Extended Degrees and University Partnership Programs
    ROTC NMC Liaison
    Bldg. P
    Tel: (670) 237-6808/6810
    Fax: (670) 234-1270

    Les Ogumoro-Uludong
    Program Manager, Community Development Institute
    Program Manager, AHEC/Workforce Development and Certificate Training Program
    Bldg. P
    Tel: (670) 237-6810
    Fax: (670) 234-1270

    Orrin Pharmin
    Program Coordinator, CNMI Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
    Bldg. P
    Tel: (670) 237-6809
    Fax: (670) 234-1270