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Accessing the resources of LSU doesn't always mean coming to campus. Now there are more ways than ever to achieve your goals with LSU. Extended Campus includes all of the Continuing Education programs and services that happen at locations throughout the community, state, region, and country. Take courses online, or even have our instructors bring a custom version of a program right to your business.
LSU Continuing Education is committed to providing you with distance programs that are high-quality, flexible, and convenient. Distance programs offer a variety of credit and non-credit courses that provide an excellent learning experience. Whether you want to advance your career through a certificate program, improve your personal or professional skills, or earn college credit from anywhere at your own pace, LSU Continuing Education has a distance program that is right for you.
College Credit Programs
Admission to LSU is not required for enrollment in LSU Continuing Education college credit courses. If you are a currently admitted student in the LSU System, you must have permission from your college before enrolling in any of the courses.
Online Distance Learning (ODL) offers online college courses through the Moodle course management system. All course activities and instructor contact are done in your Moodle course site. Courses are self-paced, and you enroll at any time.
Independent & Distance Learning (IDL) offers college credit courses in web-enabled and print-based formats. Courses are self-paced, and you may enroll at any time. IDL also offers a number of non-credit college-preparatory courses.
LSU Continuing Education offers certificates for successful completion of specified sequences of credit courses in the areas of accounting, liberal studies, business communication, and human services.
LSU Continuing Education collaborates with expert providers to offer several online professional development and certificate programs.
Continuing Education builds custom programs that are customer driven, delivering quality training when and where needed.
Other LSU Distance Programs
Other academic units at LSU also host distance and online learning and degree programs. A list of links to department or program websites is below. Each program has requirements and policies that are unique to the program. If you have questions, please contact the sponsoring unit for assistance.
LSU School of Library & Information Science: MLIS online
LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute: Online Training
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT): eLearning
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Courses
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