The division works in partnership with the 26 UW System campuses – fulfilling the “Wisconsin Idea” of extending university resources to every corner of the state.

We offer an array of degrees, certificates and credentials in fast-growing fields to help close the skills gap in the Wisconsin workforce. Because major employers from across the state help shape our education programs, our direct line to industry enables us to offer education in high-demand fields and ensures our graduates will have the relevant skills that employers need to remain competitive.

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Focused on supporting all types of students – including adult and post-traditional students – the Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning promotes access to learning and contributes to student success. Whether you are re-entering the workforce, shifting careers, advancing along your current path – or simply exploring a topic that interests you as a lifelong learner – we have an option for you.



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Collaborative Online Degree Programs

Online programs allow students to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree from their preferred UW System campus.

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Independent Learning

Independent learning courses allow students to enroll at any time, learn and test at their own pace within one year – without ever setting foot on a campus.

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Explore services that make education more accessible such as lifelong learning opportunities at UW System campuses, UW HELP and the Veterans Portal.

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School for Workers

School for Workers educates workers about issues of concern in the workplace by working with union representatives, officers, members, and employer representatives on a wide range of educational programs.

University Learning Store

The University Learning Store offers a practical and affordable way to earn credentials that hold real value in today’s job market – whether you’re looking to add new skills or technical skills, or simply advancing skills you already have.

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UW Flexible Option

The UW Flexible Option is especially designed for self-motivated, nontraditional students who want to earn a degree or certificate at their own pace.

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Ashley W

I graduated high school with no close friends, feeling alone. High school was awful, spending most of it depressed and hopeless. It was no help that my grandfather passed away, pushing me down further into that depression. Teachers and family members were supportive, but I had no friends that offered help in that time. And everyone was telling me college is like high school, and I feared I was going to be the same depressed person at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. College was not like that. After a few weeks at UW-BSC, I made friends, students and professors alike. I was able to meet all kind of people, feeling less and less alone each time I attended classes. My first semester there, my other grandfather died. I thought I would relapse into another depressive episode. That didn't happen, because I finally had the friends I craved in high school. I wasn't alone. They say college is your window. UW-BSC was my window ��� my window to make friends, mentors, and to ultimately find happiness. 200 words is not enough to explain how UW-BSC has helped me. UW-BSC will forever hold a place in my heart as the place where I managed to be happy again.

Academic Staff Council honors staffers at 2017 awards reception

MADISON -- The UW-Extension Academic Staff Council held its 2017 Awards of Excellence Reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Pyle Center. The Awards for Excellence recognize excellence in professional services that not only furthers the work of the nominee’s division but also exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea: This year's winners: Angela Meidl, Information Technology, Division for Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning  Kristin Korevec, Wisconsin Public Television, Development Department, Division of Broadcasting and Media Innovations This year, one of the UW System Board of Regents Academic Staff Awards for Excellence was given to a UW-Extension staff effort. This Regents award is the highest recognition bestowed on academic staff. UW HELP Team and Mary Vilmo, Director, Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning Finally, three staffers were recognized for earning the title of Distinguished Academic Staff: Ann Wilkens, Senior Special Librarian, Media Library Manager, Wisconsin Public Television, Division of Broadcasting & Media Innovations  Jeffrey Lewis, State Specialist for Underrepresented Communities, 4-H Youth Development & Program Development and Evaluation, Division of Cooperative Extension Shamane Mills, Senior Broadcasting Specialist, Wisconsin Public Radio, Division of Broadcasting & Media Innovations 

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