Dec 11, 2023
Continuing Education Division
The Continuing Education Division (CED) facilitates the educational aspirations
of part-time, evening, weekend, on-campus and distance students who are working
toward an undergraduate or graduate degree, or who are taking credit courses and/or
non-credit courses for personal and professional growth. The Division conducts
professional development certificate programs, in-house contract programs, and
community programs designed to meet the educational needs of the Maine workforce
or the lifelong learning pursuits of Maine citizens.
The Continuing Education Division coordinates the part-time study of non-traditional
and non-degree students on the Orono campus and in a wide geographical area surrounding
the Orono campus. Over 500 courses are conducted each year during the late afternoon
and evening. The Division provides a source of continuing education for mature
and qualified persons who wish to supplement an earlier education. Courses offered
may be applied toward degree programs or may be primarily for professional or
personal growth. However, all programs offered are designed to prepare adults
to meet the challenge of change and to provide experiences in learning, which
will lead to a fuller and richer life. Adult students in CED classes have varied
backgrounds and interests. Most of them carry on full-time occupations, have graduated
from high school some time ago and have determined for themselves the need for
earning a degree or for enrolling in courses for personal or occupational development.
In addition, some students who are recent high school graduates are beginning
their college career by enrollment in CED classes.
A large variety of degree credit courses are available on campus as well as at
selected outreach centers. Courses offered might be for degree credit or non-degree
credit. Academic advisors are available to advise students on course selection
and registration procedures. Regular tuition rates are charged for courses offered.
Adults who wish to enroll in a CED course are encouraged to visit the CED office
in 122 Chadbourne Hall, (207) 581-3144 or visit the web page at dll.umaine.edu/cd/