College of Continuing Education
Office of Continuing Education

 


Name: Dr. Melanie Lawson
Role: Executive Director
Phone: 713-313-7762
Email: lawson_mw@tsu.edu

Name: William J. Hamilton
Role: Programs Coordinator
Phone: 713-313-7489
Email: hamiltonwj@tsu.edu

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Welcome to the Office of Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education welcomes you. We continue to offer our existing and “new” services to nontraditional, degree, and non-degree seeking students. See what we have to offer for this semester and ENROLL TODAY!

ABOUT US

The Texas Southern University Weekend College and Division of Continuing Education was renamed, the Office of Continuing Education by the Board of Regents on June 3, 1994; this marks one of the most significant changes in the unit since it was created in 1973 originally as the “Weekend College.” As of July 2012, the Office of Continuing Education has been renamed the Office of Continuing Education (OCE) and our role is to continue to provide programs and services that affirm the University's mission.

The Office of Continuing Education is Texas Southern University's administrative unit for essentially delivering non-credit courses, but we also offer courses for college credit through our Weekend College for non-traditional students seeking a degree. More specifically, our unit is designed to meet identifiable community needs in lifelong learning and professional development by providing educational opportunities for all qualifying individuals.

Our Office of Continuing Education has a long history of success that is consistent with the University’s overall strategic plan and our overall goals are:

  • To offer degree programs through the Weekend College program for students who have earned previous college credits.
  • To offer a suite of high quality continuing education programs that provides certification and licensure in high demand fields.
  • To be responsive to the needs of our community by offering enrichment and recreational programs that support principles of lifelong learning.

We continue to launch our ‘Weekend College” program every semester in response to the demand for access to college level classes by a growing number of students who already have a large number of college credits earned but, for one reason or another, are no longer in a position to attend college on a full-time basis. Many of whom have a strong desire and often also a need, to complete their degrees. A recent state-wide appeal from the Texas Coordinating Board, encouraging institutions to create pathways for degree completion noted the existence of over 3 million Texans who currently have more than 45 credits of college level learning but never completed their degrees. Our “Weekend College” program is committed to delivering courses specifically for these students to assist them with successfully earning their degrees.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Our programs are largely a response to what we believe represents what you tell us you need to advance your career or just to get on in life. We therefore offer both regular college credit courses and courses that qualify for continuing education. Our new certificate programs will offer participants learning experiences that are targeted at ensuring that they bring about meaningful career advancement or opportunities for transitioning to new and exciting careers. Our continuing education offerings provide a vehicle for members of the communities we serve to pursue their lifelong learning goals through targeted programs, seminars, workshops, conferences and special events.

Continuing Education Programs

  • Credit Courses
  • Non-Credit Courses
  • Enrichment & Recreational Classes