Colorado State’s Division of Continuing Education Offers Wide Array of Credit, Noncredit and Distance Courses

Individuals who can’t get to Colorado State University for classes during the day but who want to pursue a degree or enrich their personal or professional lives have access to a wide range of courses through the university’s Division of Continuing and Distance Education.

Spring semester credit, noncredit and distance courses are still open for enrollment. The deadline to register for evening credit courses is Feb. 7, while noncredit professional and personal enrichment courses have a registration deadline up to the second class meeting, which varies by course. Registration for distance education courses can take place any time.

"Many people may be unaware that Colorado State offers so many different courses at night and through various delivery methods," said John Ebersole, associate provost for continuing and distance education. "Our spring semester course offerings can fit virtually any lifestyle, whether it be for current students or working professionals."

Colorado State offers nearly 200 noncredit, evening credit and distance education courses each semester.

Credit courses run the gamut from creative writing to economics. Evening credit courses are ideal for current students who want to obtain additional credits or for working professionals who don’t have time during the workday to pursue a degree. Noncredit courses fall into the categories of professional development and personal enrichment and include certification programs, computer courses, creative writing, genealogy and many other subjects.

Distance education degree programs are available via correspondence, telecourse and video/audio presentations and cover such topics as sociology, animal sciences, economics and human development. Entire graduate degree programs are available in business, human resource development, computer science, statistics and several areas of engineering. These programs feature video and online instruction with university faculty.

In addition, Colorado State’s Denver Center offers numerous opportunities for Denver-based master’s degree programs and noncredit certification courses for a variety of computer programs. The center’s computer facility recently was designated an authorized Microsoft training site.

Course listings for spring semester are available by calling the Office of Continuing Education toll-free at 1-800-525-4950 or at on the World Wide Web. Prospective students may register one of four ways: by fax, telephone, mail or by visiting the Office of Continuing Education at Spruce Hall on College Avenue and Laurel Street on campus.

More information about programs at the Denver Center is available by calling (303) 573-6318.