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Continuing Education & Community Services

Division of Continuing Education


Dr. Bruce Davis, Vice Provost and Dean

The Division of Continuing Education seeks to extend lifelong learning opportunities beyond the traditional campus using innovative, collaborative, and flexible approaches to meet the needs of students and other stakeholders. The Division works collaboratively with academic colleges and departments to deliver evening and weekend courses at the Ogden campus, daytime and evening courses at the Davis campus and several off-campus centers, and through WSU online. The Division also administers the Concurrent Enrollment Program, distance learning and independent study courses, study abroad, and a wide range of professional development programs.

Location: 4006 University Circle Ogden, UT 84408-4006
Telephone: 801-626-6600 or toll-free 800-848-7770, option 4
Web Site:

Continuing Education Programs

Associate Dean: Brian Stecklein, 801-626-6787

Continuing Education offers both credit and non-credit programs. Credit programs focus on courses related to degree attainment while non-credit programs provide professional training, certification, and personal enrichment.

Credit programs focus on maintaining clear relationships with academic units leading to the strategic development of continuing education programs and activities. Professional staff members are assigned as liaisons to each academic college, providing expanded educational options for nontraditional students that bridge gaps and eliminate barriers in achieving each student’s educational goals.

This group also manages several off-campus centers for Weber State University.

  WSU-West Center   WSU Kaysville Center
  5627 South 3500 West   325 South Main (at Davis High School)
  Roy, Utah 84067   Kaysville, Utah 84037
  801-626-8900   801-402-8800
  WSU-Morgan Center   Salt Lake Community College
  241 East Young Street   4600 Redwood Road
  Morgan, Utah 84050   Salt Lake City, Utah 84130
  801-829-3136   801-957-4735

Professional development and personal enrichment focuses on connecting organizations and individuals with comprehensive training and education programs to improve personal knowledge, performance, increase productivity, decrease costs, and get bottom-line results. Team members work individually with organizations to understand their vision and identify subsequent training and education needs and objectives. The team provides both customized training and open enrollment programs that focus on certifications, performance improvement and measurable results. As part of Continuing Education, the Professional Development and Personal Enrichment Team extends the resources of the university to the community to achieve an organization’s performance goals. This group manages and occupies the Center for Continuing Education, which is located adjacent to the WSU Davis campus.

  WSU Center for Continuing Education
  775 South University Park Blvd
  Clearfield, UT 84015
WSU Online

Director: Andrea Jensen, 801-626-6091

The WSU Online team provides administration and support of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced learning. This team of administrators, instructional designers, and programmer/developers provide faculty and student support for the university course management and Chi Tester systems. The team is also responsible for management and development within these systems.

Course and assessment development needs for faculty are accommodated through professional development programs, skills training and one-on-one assistance. Support of online systems is provided through the Online Help Desk. Long term, this team focuses on the appropriate use of new technologies and their ability to enhance teaching and learning.

Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Chair: Amy Reimann, 801-626-6028

The LEAP department provides intensive English language courses for students in the process of acquiring English as a second language for academic use. LEAP courses are taught in Elizabeth Hall on the WSU Ogden Campus. See the full program description in the Interdisciplinary Programs section or visit

Center for Business & Economic Development

Location: Wattis Business Building, Room 218
Telephone: 801-626-7432

The Center for Business and Economic Development fosters a broad and continuing partnership between business, government agencies, and the Division of Continuing Education. The Center promotes business and economic development in the community, serves as a community resource for entrepreneurship and small business management, and encourages and facilitates professional development opportunities for faculty and students. As a service organization, the Center provides business technical assistance, training and education, and information to businesses and government agencies. Specific programs and services of the Center are listed below.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between Weber State University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The SBDC provides counseling, training, and resource referral for individuals from Northern Utah looking to start, grow or exit small business endeavors. The Center provides a wide variety of seminars, workshops and courses for free or a low fee. Consulting is free of charge and covers areas such as business assessment and planning, market research and marketing strategy, financial analysis and forecasting, debt and equity funding development, ecommerce, and human resource management. For additional information see

Small Business Institute

The Small Business Institute (SBI) uses teams of senior-level or graduate students to provide management consulting and technical assistance to small business concerns. Students participating in the program receive university credit and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real world setting. Participating businesses receive management assistance at no charge.

Marketing and Communication Services

Director: Kristie Nielsen, 801-626-6774

The Marketing and Communication team provides marketing support to a wide range of the Division’s programs. Services include graphic design, writing, Web site development, online registration, social media, advertising, and other support for print and web-based communications. The team also coordinates services with the University Communications department.

Financial and Enrollment Services

Director: Beverly King, 801-626-7310

The Division of Continuing Education Financial and Enrollment Services staff provides financial services, employee support services, and other support for the Division’s courses, conferences, and workshops. This team also provides student enrollment support including registration, fee payment, basic advising, and orientation.

Computing and Facilities Support Services

Computer Specialist: Lanny Ellis, 801-626-7987

Major Program Areas

Programs for High School Students

Concurrent Enrollment

The Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment Program allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to fulfill both high school and university graduation requirements at the same time by attending WSU-approved high school classes taught by WSU-approved teachers. These classes match the WSU course content and student performance criteria. These students, though not officially matriculated at WSU, still create a WSU official permanent transcript. WSU academic department representatives work closely with these teachers to provide professional development opportunities as well as to assure WSU standards are maintained. The state of Utah provides a funding allocation that enables students to participate without having to pay tuition. For updated information about this program, visit

Credit Programs

Off-Campus, Evening & Weekend Classes

After 4:00 p.m. and on weekends, classes may be taken on campus or at a number of convenient Northern Utah locations. WSU students can pursue bachelor and associate of science degrees through evening and off-campus credit programs facilitated by WSU Continuing Education. Sites include the WSU-Ogden Campus, WSU-Davis, the WSU West Center in Roy, the WSU- Morgan Center, the WSU Kaysville Center at Davis High School, and articulation agreements with Salt Lake Community College. Degree programs in the health professions are offered by special arrangement with selected health care facilities in Utah and surrounding states.

For more information about these courses, see

WSU Online

WSU Online, Weber State University’s virtual campus, offers classes that conform to the academic calendar but can be attended anytime and anywhere via the internet. Several degree programs and courses to meet general education requirements are offered via WSU Online. Go to

Hybrid Courses

Continuing Education currently provides several seven-week hybrid courses to meet nontraditional student needs. Hybrids are accelerated courses that combine the benefits of classroom instruction with the convenience of online courses. With WSU seven-week hybrid classes, students finish course work twice as fast with half the time in class. It is a unique way for students to complete their general education requirements. Learn more at

Independent Study/Self-Paced Courses

Independent Study/Self-Paced online courses are offered from a wide range of academic disciplines for students who cannot attend regularly scheduled classes. This allows students to complete course work at home (or anywhere) at their own convenience, beginning at any time during the year and having six months to complete a course. A few bachelor-degree completion programs in the health professions are available in this format. Learn more about the Independent Study/Self-Paced programs at

Travel Study/Study Abroad

Students who have experienced living and learning in the social and educational environment of another culture will be broadened in ways impossible to achieve on an American campus. International travel experiences have been shown to improve the student’s performance in the classroom. For more information, see

Professional and Non-Credit Opportunities

Conferences and Workshops

The CE Conference staff plan and facilitate seminars, workshops and conferences for business, government, public education, and community organizations. For updated information about upcoming events, see

Customized Training Programs

Continuing Education links the University’s internal and external resources to business and industry education needs by providing customized training programs for organizations to improve performance, increase productivity, decrease costs and get bottom line results. See for course schedule and registration information.

Certificate Programs

Weber State University partners with APICS – The Association for Operations Management and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) to deliver preparatory courses for certification examinations. Courses, which may carry college credit, are designed for individuals who wish to receive professional recognition or expand their skills in these fields. Additional professional certification programs may be offered. Visit the Web site for the latest information at

Utah Law Enforcement Academy

WSU Continuing Education is a sanctioned provider of the Utah Law Enforcement Academy, the basic training program for certification of law enforcement officers. The academy provides both day and night sessions. The daytime academy is 19 weeks long. It is an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday academy. When the student graduates they are certifiable as a special functions officer, basic corrections officer and law enforcement officer. The night academy is divided into two modules. The first, or core, provides training required for certification as a special function officer and basic corrections officer. The second module continues with training for certification as a law enforcement officer. The night session is part-time and is held Monday –Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The night academy is approximately eight and one half months long. Both day and night sessions provide the students with certification that allows them full corrections and police powers after being appointed by a corrections or law enforcement agency (police, deputy sheriff, Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Department of Corrections, etc.). For more information see

Teacher Professional Development

Continuing Education partners with various school districts, Utah State Office of Education, our campus departments, and other organizations to provide courses and programs to meet the endorsement and professional development needs of educators throughout northern Utah. Courses are offered at WSU sites and at various school district sites. Among the subject areas included in our offerings are math education, ESL endorsement, science, special education, reading, and writing. For contact and program information, visit

HAFB and Governmental Training and Development Programs

Weber State University Continuing Education partners with Hill Air Force Base to offer a variety of training and education programs to its employees. These programs include: Microsoft Certification, Computer languages, APICS Certification, ASQ Certification, Lean Manufacturing, Certified Process Improvement, ISO and other customized/professional programs.

Community Education Center

The role of this center is to break down social and historical barriers in order to create an environment of trust, collaboration and inclusiveness between Weber State University and under-represented communities in Ogden, helping students choose a path of higher education in their lives.

Career and Technical Education Programs

Director: Julie Snowball 801-626-7432

Career and technical education includes programs that focus on job preparation. These programs, listed below, prepare students with a technical skill, license, certificate, or associate’s degree upon completion of the program. The type of degree and the specific requirements for each program are outlined in departmental listings.

Applied Science & Technology
Business & Economics
Health Professions
Social & Behavioral Sciences