September 21, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

Coastal Bend College to Offer a Non-credit Activity Director Program

Coastal Bend College’s Department of Continuing Education has partnered with Ed2Go to provide an activity director non-credit program completely online.

Activity Directors assist those who reside in day treatment, assisted living, and long-term care settings by directing, implementing and evaluating all resident activities. If you want a rewarding and in-demand career helping others, this 100% online course will train you to create, implement and evaluate resident centered activities in resident facilities.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in the recreation sector, including Activity Directors, are expected to grow by 10% between now and 2029. This is much faster than overall job growth.

Recruiting site states that Activity Directors earn $22.13 per hour or $46,029 per year. According to, early-career Activity Directors can expect to earn $15.07 per hour with 1-4 years of experience.

Activity Directors serve residents in care facilities such as treatment centers, retirement and assisted living by designing and implementing activities for individuals and groups. They facilitate socialization, entertainment, and fulfillment, as they enhance participants’ daily lives.

The program cost is $695 and includes the following textbooks:

  • Long Term Care

If you have any questions or would like to register for the veterinary assistant program at Coastal Bend College, please email or call 361-354-2768.