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Byron D. Bond, dean
102 Boone Hall
Dan Gaymer, associate dean
Address: 100 Boone Hall
Phone: 734.487.0407 or 800.777.3521
Web site: www.ep.emich.edu
Extended Programs and Educational Outreach offers flexible, innovative and exciting credit courses and program options. Courses offered through Extended Programs and Educational Outreach are available at times and locations and in formats that are convenient for students balancing full- or part-time jobs, co-curricular activities and/or family responsibilities with their college education. Credit earned in Extended Programs and Educational Outreach courses and programs is regular University academic credit.
Each semester, Extended Programs and Educational Outreach publishes a course bulletin listing the courses available that semester. These bulletins are available at the Extended Programs and Educational Outreach Office in Boone Hall, online at www.ep.emich.edu and in display racks in various locations around the EMU campus. In addition, all EPEO course offerings are listed in the University’s online class schedule at http://insight.emich.edu/Students/ocsb/index.cfm. Since some courses are scheduled after the EPEO course bulletin and the University class schedule are published, refer to the University’s online class schedule for updates. As with all EMU courses, your academic adviser is the person best equipped to guide you and answer specific questions about which courses will meet the requirements of your program of study.
It is the mission of Extended Programs and Educational Outreach to provide leadership in dissolving traditional campus boundaries through collaborative programs that complement and extend the educational, research and public service activities of the University, as understood in the context of our identity as a metropolitan and publicly engaged University. Extended Programs and Educational Outreach also engages individuals across their life span, from high school, through traditional University years, to adult working years, through individual professional development and educational/training programs for business, government and nonprofit agencies. We work to extend the reach and impact of the University not only to the State of Michigan but globally, recognizing that our students live and work in the context of a closely interconnected world.
The most important asset of any institution, corporation or business is the people that make things happen. With advanced education and training, they become better positioned to meet the individual and collective challenges that lie ahead.
Eastern Michigan University Extended Programs and Educational Outreach is committed to helping meet these challenges. We offer flexible and innovative applied academic experiences in the State of Michigan, nationally and internationally.
Through EMU’s Extended Programs and Educational Outreach units, it is now possible for individual adult students, businesses, and government and social agencies to access the tremendous resources of one of Michigan’s leading universities. Using alternative formats and teaching technologies, we deliver education, applied research, training and consultation services. Ongoing research initiatives and collaborations ensure that our programs respond to changing needs in a changing environment.
Extended Programs and Educational Outreach offers full degree programs and certificates at convenient off-campus locations throughout Michigan. For a complete list of programs, contact the locations listed below or visit www.ep.emich.edu.
2250 Genoa Business Park Dr., Suite 120
Brighton, MI 48114
Northwest Activities Center
Detroit, MI 48253
2816 Fish Lake Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446
1401 East Court Street, 1000 Mott Memorial Building
Mott Community College
Flint, MI 48503
2111 Emmons Road, 127 McDivitt Hall
Jackson Community College
Jackson, MI 49201
38777 W. Six Mile Road, Suite 400
Livonia, MI 48152
1555 S. Raisinville Road, Life Sciences Building L 112
Monroe County Community College
Monroe, MI 48161
NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive, Suite 200-M
Traverse City, MI 49684
Eastern Michigan University
101 Boone Hall, Suite 200-P
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
When you’re ready to learn, EMU is ready to teach. Online courses make it easy for you to learn around your schedule, in a location convenient for you. A wide range of courses are available online as an alternative to attending class on campus. They’ve been developed by EMU faculty and meet the same high standards as on-campus offerings. The course offerings and registration information are available at www.emuonline.edu.
Satisfy general education requirements and earn college credits through self-paced instructional courses via EMU’s Independent Learning program. You may register at any time, and you have up to six months to complete coursework. You’ll receive instructional tapes, study guides and book lists to begin your lessons. Professors are available for consultation and to grade assignments that you send through regular mail or fax. There are proctored examinations for each course.
Prior Learning Assessment
Receive up to 30 hours for learning you’ve gained outside the classroom - including seminars, training completed on the job and knowledge acquired independently in a particular field. Through Prior Learning Assessment, you’ll identify and analyze learning, document your experience, match the learning to EMU courses and compile a written portfolio to submit for evaluation. Credits earned through portfolio-assisted prior learning may be applied toward any degree for which they are appropriate. Students seeking credit for prior learning must attend a free required workshop.
Earn credit during EMU’s winter break by taking a one-week course offered in northern Michigan.
Earn credit during the spring and summer by taking a one-week course offered on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
Professional Programs and Training
Barbara L. Hopkins, director
Phone: 734.487.2259 or 800.932.8689
Extended Programs and Educational Outreach’s Professional Programs and Training offers programs and services for working individuals seeking professional development, ongoing educational opportunities, executive development, workshops and special events of interest to the EMU community and beyond. For a complete list of professional programs and training opportunities, visit www.ep.emich.edu/ppat.
Professional Certificates, Training and CEUs
Professional societies and organizations develop programs and award certificates to encourage members to update their knowledge and skills. The CEU (Continuing Education Unit) is a national standard of measurement to recognize participation in a wide range of organized non-credit educational activities (conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) in all fields. Opportunities for CEUs, certificates and training include:
- Michigan State Board - Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs)
- Certified Financial Planning
- Certificate in Information Security Systems
- SHRM Human Resource courses and certificates
- American Payroll Association courses
- Specialist Certificates in Occupational Health and Safety
- Specialist Certificates in Quality Management
- Six Sigma Green and Black Belt certification
- Online test preparation workshops
Centers for Corporate Training
- Center for Quality
- Center for Organizational Risk Reduction
- OSHA Training Institute
Web sites: www.centerforquality.org and www.emuosha.org
The Centers for Corporate Training are nationally known for designing and providing a wide range of training, technical assistance and consulting services for hundreds of companies each year in health, safety, security and quality. Our clients include automotive and non-automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, plastics and electronics producers, the construction industry, healthcare providers and government agencies.
Each of the centers works, in its own way, to help individuals and organizations reach and maintain excellence. We are dedicated to helping companies not only survive but prosper during rapid organizational, technological and economic change. We meet our customers where they are, providing on-site instruction and facilitation to help create efficiencies and help them become more effective for their customers.
By developing customized programs, innovative training and effective, practical consulting, the centers support organizations as they improve the quality of their products, the productivity of their processes and the safety of their workplaces. Our partners are workers, supervisors, managers and executives who will create and succeed in the global marketplace.
The Centers for Corporate Training have served thousands of people in hundreds of companies in North America, Asia, Europe and South America, providing innovative education and training programs around the globe.
The Professional Education Center
Web site: www.emich.edu/public/cob/pec/index.htm
Today’s business challenges require organizations to provide equally innovative and applied training and development programs. The Professional Education Center (PEC) in the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University provides customized technical and leadership training programs to help businesses and individuals meet challenges and build technical and leadership skills. Students benefit from training and professional coaching from EMU’s world-class College of Business and external instructors and consultants.
The PEC tailors training programs to meet your unique organizational challenges bringing innovative and applied programs to the workplace. We can bring to your organization programs to enhance management and business skills and to support leader development including:
- Management Certificate Program – Developing the Leader in You Workshop series
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
- Business Skills – Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Business Communication
- Project Management – Introduction and Certificate Programs
- Biz World 101- for new business professionals
Academic Programs Abroad
George Klein, director
Address: 103 Boone Hall
Phone: 734.487.2424 or 800.777.3541
Web site: www.emich.edu/abroad
In today’s interconnected world, a global perspective is increasingly important and valuable for all students. The Office of Academic Programs Abroad provides opportunities for EMU students to internationalize, diversify and enrich their University education through a variety of study abroad programs, including winter break, spring and summer, intensive language immersion, and exchanges and other semester and academic year opportunities. Some programs offer graduate credit.
Abroad Student Services
The Office of Academic Programs Abroad provides EMU students with:
- Comprehensive study abroad advising
- Study Abroad Orientation
- Health and safety information
- International student identity cards
- International health insurance
- Financial aid coordination and scholarship advice
- Innovative and affordable study abroad programs
In addition to EMU programs, the Office of Academic Programs Abroad maintains a library of information on hundreds of study abroad programs sponsored by universities all over the world. Students may browse the library and make appointments for advising Monday through Friday throughout the school year. Information on EMU programs abroad can be found at www.emich.edu/abroad.
Winter Break Programs
EMU students earn credit while studying abroad with EMU faculty during the break from campus. Classes are scheduled midway through the winter semester. Recent programs include:
- Art in Mexico
- Hospitality Management in London and Paris
- British Studies in London
- Power, Place and Image in Florence and Rome
- Art and History in Prague and Munich
Spring and Summer Programs
- The Cultural History Tours are unique travel-study programs that visit multiple countries throughout Europe and Asia. Five- and 10-week programs are offered. Students and professors study major historic and cultural sites while pursuing in-depth academic work in an interdisciplinary context. Since their beginnings in 1974, the Cultural History Tours have become a leader in innovative travel-study abroad, drawing students from EMU as well as other colleges and universities. The Emanuel Fenz Endowed Fund provides a competitive scholarship available to EMU students with financial need, applicable to either the Cultural History Tours or Adventures Abroad programs.
- Adventures Abroad Programs are short-term, low-cost travel-study tours that offer EMU students the opportunity to travel with EMU faculty to Europe or the Mediterranean while earning three credits in literature, art or another discipline. The Adventures Abroad program is a short-term module embedded within the longer Cultural History Tours. Students with financial need may apply for the Emanuel Fenz Scholarship applicable to this program.
- EMU students may choose from a variety of spring and summer travel and residence programs that carry credit in such fields as art, biology, business, community practice, education, history and political science. EMU faculty-led programs include such destinations as Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Mexico and the Americas, Europe and Asia. Several spring and summer programs are three weeks or less and designed to be especially affordable for EMU students.
Summer Intensive Language Programs
Intensive French, Spanish, German and Japanese language programs are available in France, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Japan, respectively, in settings of cultural immersion. Faculty coordinate additional instruction and provide supervision and cultural exercises. All levels of instruction are available. These programs are offered in cooperation with the Department of World Religions.
Semester/Year Exchange Programs
Eastern Michigan University students may attend one of our Exchange Partner schools for one or two semesters for a cost equivalent to that of Eastern Michigan University. Students pay for EMU tuition and fees, plus a modest program fee. The courses taken appear on the EMU transcript as EMU courses. Students may select courses to count towards a major, minor, general education or elective credit.
- United Kingdom exchanges include University of Derby, England, and Oxford-Brookes University, England.
- Other exchange programs include:
- University of Groningen, Netherlands (English-language courses offered)
- ESIDEC - Metz, France
- Karlsruhe University, Germany
- Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
- Business majors at EMU may participate in the Regional Area Mobility Program (RAMP) during fall and winter semesters. Courses are taught in the language of the host institution: Spanish at Mexican Universities; English or French at Canadian Universities. Proficiency in the relevant language is required.
- The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan, offers Japanese Language and Culture courses open to all majors; no prior knowledge of Japanese is required.
- Affiliated programs include Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France.