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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, and a wide range of professional development programs.

Location: Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning - 1265 Village Dr. DEPT 4006, UT 84408-4006
Telephone: 801-626-6600 or toll-free 800-848-7770, option 4
Web Site: weber.edu/ce

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.

Professional development and personal enrichment programs focus 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 with individuals and 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 educational goals for individuals and organizations. This group manages and occupies the Center for Continuing Education, which is located adjacent to the WSU Davis campus and Weber State Downtown in Ogden.

Continuing Education manages several off-campus sites including:

  WSU-West Center   WSU Kaysville Center
  5627 South 3500 West   325 South Main (at Davis High School)
  Roy, Utah 84067   Kaysville, Utah 84037
  801-626-8975   801-402-8961
  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
  Community Education Center   Weber State Downtown
  2955 Harrison Boulevard   2314 Washington Boulevard
  Ogden, Utah 84403   Ogden, Utah 84401
  801-626-7911   801-395-3407
  WSU Center for Continuing Education    
  775 South University Park Boulevard    
  Clearfield, Utah 84015    


Major Program Areas

Programs for High School Students

Concurrent Enrollment

Program Administrator:  Beth Rhoades, 801-626-7297

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 by paying a small tuition. For updated information about this program, visit weber.edu/concurrent.

Credit Programs

Director: Lynette Jensen, 801-626-7471

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 FinishatWeber.com.

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 weber.edu/distancelearning.

Hybrid Accelerated Courses

Continuing Education currently provides several seven-week hybrid accelerated 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 hybrid accelerated 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 weber.edu/hybrids.

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. General education as well as 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 weber.edu/distancelearning.

Professional and Non-Credit Opportunities

Director: Lauren Andersen, 801-395-3413

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 weber.edu/ce/conferences.

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 weber.edu/businesstraining 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 weber.edu/businesstraining.

Teacher Professional Development

Continuing Education partners with various school districts, Utah State Office of Education, WSU 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 weber.edu/TeacherTraining.

Hill Air Force Base (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: Degree attainment opportunities, Microsoft Certification, Computer languages, APICS Certification, ASQ Certification, Lean Manufacturing, Certified Process Improvement, ISO and other customized/professional programs.

Community Education Center

Program Administrator: Luis Lopez, 801-626-7872

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.

Utah Law Enforcement Academy

Director: Jack Rickards, 801-395-3411

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 evening 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 evening 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 evening 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 evening academy is approximately eight and one half months long. Both day and evening 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 weber.edu/policeacademy.

Continuing Education Support Services

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.

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.

Technology and Facilities Support Services

Computer Specialist: Alan Lore, 801-626-7987

The Technology and Facilities Support Services group is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of critical technology resources for Continuing Education and University Advancement. The group supports staff, classrooms, and labs in multiple locations on Ogden and Davis campuses and satellite sites. The group also provides individualized solutions and training.