Purpose and Focus
The Division of Educational Outreach mission is to extend UNLV’s educational resources in support of and partnership with the community, state, region and beyond in an effort to serve learner needs and interests through innovative courses and comprehensive programs and services. Adult, senior and part-time students, military personnel, government and business employees, and learners who are unable to attend traditional campus-based credit courses and programs constitute the student populations served by the division. The division works with deans and faculty across campus to help shape university outreach to government, business, and the general public by offering high-quality credit and noncredit program offerings.
Continuing Education is the non-credit arm of the university and provides opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment through workshops, classes, travel, seminars, conferences, and custom training. Whether you want to earn a professional certification, expand your understanding of emerging technology, learn a language, explore the world, or discover your creative side, we have a class for you. Our goal is to serve the Las Vegas community with the classes you want and need.
Summer Term and Community2Campus develop academic credit programs serving emerging academic disciplines and special publics. The division also includes the Testing Services, Cannon Survey Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Public Lands Institute.
Vice Provost for Educational Outreach
Cannon Survey Center
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Public Lands Institute
Academic Programs Administered by the Division
Summer Term provides students an opportunity for year-round continuation of their program, supports effective continuity of graduate education and research, encourages instructional innovation and interdisciplinary experimentation by faculty by piloting new curriculum, provides early entry students and continuing students the opportunity to accelerate degree completion, and offers career development opportunities and degree advancement for teachers and other professionals. Summer Term is an integral part of learning at UNLV, spanning13 weeks. It starts with a three-week session and is followed by two five-week sessions. Summer courses have the same academic content as the fall or spring courses, but move at a much faster pace. Many students enjoy limiting their attention to one or two topics and find that attending classes five days a week encourages them to concentrate on the subject material. For more information, visit summerterm.unlv.edu or call the Summer Term office at 702-895-3711.
Community2Campus assists UNLV academic departments throughout the year to offer academic credit courses that are self-supporting and often taught outside the traditional semester schedule. Non-traditional students returning to college can apply for scholarships through Community2Campus and take advantage of support services designed to facilitate their educational journey. Community2Campus is committed to forging partnerships within the community to deliver responsive educational opportunities. For more information, visit edoutreach.unlv.edu/community2campus or call 702-774-4626.
The requirements for admission to the Academic Credit Courses are the same as the requirements for admission to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additional requirements may be added to gain admission to a specific program.
Continuing Education: Non-credit and Professional Certificate Programs
Continuing Education offers non-credit certificates in professional disciplines including human resource management, public relations, paralegal, sommelier, nonprofit management, medical assisting, fashion design, graphic design, internet design and technology, and personal fitness training. Or, try a new hobby with a personal enrichment course. We also partner with businesses, organizations, and groups to create custom training opportunities. If there is something you want to learn and we do not currently offer it, we can build it for you. Call Continuing Education at 702-895-3394 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.