Can I take classes for personal or professional interest?
Community Education provides lifelong learning opportunities for individuals in the community and is dedicated to delivering quality non-credit services designed to enrich lives and strengthen the regional community and economy. Individuals participate in these courses and programs to advance their careers and to engage in personal and intellectual development. A large selection of non-credit courses, as well as special seminars, training programs and workshops are offered through Community Education. Some programs provide continuing education credit required for professional licensure. Classes are available both during the day and evening. Classes are available ranging from Backyard Birding, Social Media Marketing, How to Start Your Own Web-based Business, Oil Painting, to Dance and Fitness. Classes are offered in Utah Valley, North Valley and Heber Valley. To have a "Discover Community Education" brochure emailed to you go to http://uvu.edu/ce/contact/optin/ or view and register for classes at the Community Education Department website at www.uvu.edu/ce.
Several online courses are available through the Community Education website including Medical Transcription/Billing and Coding, Command Spanish, Life Planning Workshop, Driver Education, and several community education and professional development courses. Visit www.uvu.edu/ce for detailed information on course offerings, or contact Community Education at (801) 863-8450 or (801) 863-8012.
Conferences & Workshops
The Conferences & Workshops Department hosts a variety of events, often in conjunction with on-campus departments, and educational associations or businesses in the community. Workshops may range from Mac Training & Certification, Ski Instructor Training, Command Spanish, etc.
Utah Valley University Elder Quest was organized in1992 and is modeled after the Institutes for Learning in Retirement. Sponsored by the College, members peer-teach or are taught by instructors who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Classroom, field study, and travel experiences combined with social activities provide lifelong learning in unique and companionable surroundings.
Road Scholar is the new name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning and educational travel since 1975. Each year, Road Scholar participants, mostly over the age of 50, visit every state and more than 90 countries on thousands of programs. Here at Utah Valley University Road Scholar, we are honored to showcase our beautiful state of Utah and share its geological wonders, fascinating history and much more with the world. We offer many adventure based learning programs for adults of all ages to help keep participants intellectually and physically active, including many "intergenerational" learning experiences bringing together children and their grandparents. Program and courses may include Golf, Hot-air ballooning, Rockhounding, Intergenerational, Downhill Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Mining/Geology, Archaeology, Music, Western History, Film, Hiking, Aviation, Dinosaurs, Family History Research, etc.
Turning Point/The Center for Personal and Career Development assists individuals from the university and community. Some are experiencing life challenges such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment, disability, unemployment and under-employment. This is a program that can enrich your life. Classes and services help participants in transition move toward emotional and financial security. Classes offered include Successful Life Management, Personal Development, Professional Development, Managing Life Transitions, Anger Management, Tools for Teens, Marriage and Pre-Marriage Workshops. An intake interview is a one-on-one meeting with a consultant who will discuss an individual’s unique needs and resources that are available in the community, university and through the Turning Point program. For more information or to set up an intake appointment call 801-863-7580.
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