Continuing education is the outreach branch of the college. Training and learning opportunities for business and industry and individuals are offered through the Adult Learning Center, camps, Center for Training and Development, Community Education Department, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Adult Learning Center
The Adult Learning Center provides adults an opportunity to improve their basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. Small group and individual instruction is available during the day and evening at no cost. English as a second language (ESL) classes for non-native speakers of English are available, as well as classes for those seeking U.S. citizenship.
Pretesting and study programs are available for adults preparing for high school equivalency exams. Casper College is a GED and HiSET testing center and arrangements for testing can be made with a testing specialist.
For 30 years Casper College has offered the Knowledge Enrichment for Youth (KEY) program each summer. KEY is a one-week residential program for youth with special abilities and talents (academic, intellectual, creative, visual, or performing arts) who will be entering the sixth or seventh grade in the fall. Three, week-long sessions are offered each year. Each week, 128 youths from around Wyoming and adjoining states attend KEY camp.
KEY offers unique experiences for youth in science, computers, visual and performing arts, and history. Excellent instructors teach and direct special projects in these areas and specially selected counselors provide supervision and activities during nonclass times.
Center for Training and Development
The Center for Training and Development at Casper College provides customized training, professional development, continuing education units (CEU), institutes, workshops, and conferences. Services and programs are available to businesses and industry, nonprofits, and governmental organizations of all sizes. Programs are delivered at a time and location that meets the needs of the contracting organization. The cost of services are negotiated on an individual contract basis with clients.
Community education offers fun, educational, and general interest courses. People of all ages take classes in the areas of arts and crafts, fitness, dance, cooking, personal finance, recreation, computers, and more. Classes range in length from one meeting for a few hours to multiple meetings over several weeks. New and exciting classes are being offered all of the time.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Casper College is a program for adults age 50+ who wish to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, grades, or exams. Supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI is a vibrant learning community offering a rich array of noncredit, academic courses, field trips, and lectures of particular interest to mature adults. A college background is not needed to participate. OLLI members enjoy meeting new friends with similar interests, interesting classes, and lifelong learning.