Options for life-long learning for the population of Northeastern Wisconsin are presented year-round through the Office of Continuing Education and Extension. A tradition of innovative programming provides educational opportunities dealing in a wide variety of professional, academic and personal interest areas. Opportunities range from one-day workshops to semester-long traditional courses and include the following formats:

  • Open discussions of trends and issues in contemporary society offered through non-unit (cr.) classes on and off campus in which participants of all ages and backgrounds join university professors in the relaxed, informal exchange of ideas and responses to current events;
  • Conferences, institutes, workshops and in-service seminars held on campus and throughout the region;
  • Instructional formats that accommodate work schedules and commuters;
  • A variety of instructional methods such as self-paced, individualized, radio and television and the educational telephone network;

The Office of Continuing Education and Extension acknowledges the completion of course work by awarding nationally recognized standardized credit such as Continuing Education Units (CEU) for appropriate audiences; Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for social workers and counselors; Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for certified health specialists and unique credit options for other professionals. Many professionals can use these credits for licensing and certification.

The Office of Continuing Education and Extension works with individuals, civic and professional groups, area industries, public schools and other sources in identifying community needs and interests. It then draws upon the resources of the University as well as the University of Wisconsin Extension system in shaping an appropriate response to those needs. As an outreach arm of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the opportunities and options available through the Office of Continuing Education and Extension are limited only by the boundaries of imagination.

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