Continuing Education is the outreach branch of the college. Training and learning opportunities for business and industry and the community are offered through six divisions: Adult Learning Center, Camps, Center for Training and Development, Community Education, Conferences, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Adult Learning Center
The Adult Learning Center at Casper College program provides adults an opportunity to improve their basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. Small group and individual instruction are available during the day and evening hours at no cost to participants. 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 General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency exams. Casper College is a GED testing center and arrangements for GED testing can be made with a testing specialist.
For over twenty-five years Casper College has been offering the Knowledge Enrichment for Youth (KEY) program each summer. KEY is a one-week residential program for youth who will be entering the sixth or seventh grade in the fall with special abilities and talents (academic, intellectual, creative, visual, or performing arts). 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 the areas of 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 non-class times.
Center for Training and Development
The Center for Training and Development provides customized training, professional development, Continuing Education units (CEU), institutes, workshops, and conferences. Programs are delivered at a time and location that meets the needs of the contracting organization. Provided are professional trainers, just-in-time training, and solutions to training issues. CTD is designed to be self-supporting and costs of services are negotiated on an individual contract basis with clients. Services and programs are available to businesses and industry, non-profits, and governmental organizations of all sizes.
Hundreds of fun, educational, and inexpensive general interest courses are offered each year through Community Education. 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 for multiple weeks. New and exciting classes are being offered all of the time.
Casper College provides comprehensive conference management services. From pre-conference planning and on-site support to postconference reporting, we will give your organization the innovative solutions and conference experience it desires. We manage conferences, programs, events, and workshops of all sizes. We serve as your personal planner by providing the experience and knowledge to guide you through all aspects of the planning, implementation and evaluation of your event. Your conference coordinator will work to ensure that the smallest details are handled efficiently, professionally, and responsively.
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 non-credit, academic courses, field trips, and lectures of particular interest to mature adults. A college background is not need participate and enjoy these courses; all that is required is a love of learning. Activities take place on the easily accessible Casper College campus as well as offsite in other community locations.
Members of OLLI at Casper College enjoy the following benefits: Meeting new friends with similar interests; interesting classes; and the satisfaction of supporting OLLI in its mission to promote lifelong learning and personal growth for adults over age 50.