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EIU School of Extended Learning

Noncredit Programs

Are you looking for a way to become more educated and gain enriching experiences? The Academy of Lifetime Learning is your resource to enjoy affordable educational experiences past the age of 50. Our services and programs tailor to your learning style. Whether you’re looking for a small learning setting or a big conference, our lifelong learning programs will work to fit your needs. These services include camps and youth programs for students to explore interests and grow as a learner. We offer a variety of opportunities to discover your passions.

Academy of Lifelong Learning

The Academy of Lifelong Learning offers learning opportunities for all adult learners. Topics offered range from health and safety, art or sociology to local interest and cultural studies. Most workshops and courses are held locally and are taught by area experts in the field. Members may audit full semester college courses. We invite you to join area adults to learn, socialize and discuss topics of interest. Become a member of EIU’s Academy of Lifelong Learning to take advantage of opportunities and discounts. Visit the Academy of Lifelong Learning page for more information on these low cost opportunities.

Conference and Event Planning Services

We have over 20 years of experience in planning and hosting local, state and national conferences ranging from 1 day to week long events. Whether you wish to hold your conference locally or in a more metropolitan area, we have the capability to make your conference experience pleasant and profitable. This service partners with organizations to provide the following services: a planning needs assessment, facility and faculty coordination, instructional support, publicity, participant registration and much more. Visit our Conference Services and Event Planning page for more information.

Membership Services

We manage membership services including membership renewal, payments, conference planning and newsletter development and distribution. For the past 20 years we have managed local, statewide and national memberships for organizations with memberships in the thousands and those in the hundreds. Head over to our membership services page for more information.

Online Courses and Certification

Explore an interest, discover a new talent or complete a certificate program to upgrade your job skills without ever leaving home. There are a variety of options within this category of non-credit, so be sure to look at our entire listing located in our online courses and certifications section.

Professional/Personal Enrichment Opportunities

We offer face to face educational opportunities to acquire a new skill, advance a skill you already possess or explore a new interest area. Trainings include half day, all day, week long and multiple week / session options. All of the trainings are led by experts in the field and are reasonably priced.

Youth Programs and Camps

We offer one day workshops, weekend seminars and weeklong camps for youth in a variety of subject areas. Each year we offer technology, art, music, career, engineering and many other educational opportunities for youth. There are plenty of options for camps and programs, so visit that page to see what others we have to offer.

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Contact Information

School of Extended Learning

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5114

Academy of Lifelong Learning

600 Lincoln Avenue, Buzzard Hall Room 1328
(217) 581-7415

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