Mission & Purpose

Continuing Education Mission:

The mission of the Office of Continuing Education is to further the University’s mission of providing learning experiences to a unique and multi-cultural community through education. This office acts as a representative agent of the University in contracting and providing quality educational programming and conferencing services to clients from both the private and public sectors.

Our Purpose:

The Office of Continuing Education offers youth and adult programing with a focus on intellectual, personal and professional development.

Our office proudly offers a variety of leisure learning classes to the community at large. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just interested in expanding your knowledge on interesting topics, we offer a list of adult non-credit courses through out the year. With class times in the evenings or on weekends, it’s an easy fit for your busy lifestyle.

Courses offered vary from semester to semester and include a variety of topics such as: foreign language education, dance, music/instrumental training and health/fitness enrichment. Information on adult programs can be found here.

Professional development courses are hosted through our Workforce Development initiative. These programs are held on Nicholls’ campus in Thibodaux, at The Duhe Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education in Houma, or online. These programs are aimed at developing a competent and skilled workforce. Information on the variety of Workforce Development programs can be found here.

For kids of all ages, the Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of youth programs. Program themes range in topic from sports/athletic camps, recreation, self-development, academic and performing arts. Respected local, and national presenters direct our programs and they are offered through out the year with special offerings during the summer months. All youth programs and camps are open to the public.

Topics and associated fees vary for each program. Registration is accepted in person at the Office of Continuing Education (Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm), online or by phone (985.448.4444).

In addition, the Office of Continuing Education contracts with off-campus groups to provide lodging, meeting accommodations and other event services. We are happy to coordinate food and housing services, schedule the use of university facilities and equipment, and provide management, marketing, and fiscal monitoring for events.

We’ve extended our event planning/hosting services to Terrebonne Parish. With the opening of the Duhe Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development we are now prepared to host a variety of meetings, trainings, seminars, small conferences and corporate retreats. For information on planning your next event at The Duhe Center, visit our website.

Information on the ever-evolving list of adult and youth programs as well as information on event services can be viewed on our website, nicholls.edu/cont-ed. “Like” us on Facebook to receive updates in your news-feed.