College & Community Relations

Aims stretches into Fort Collins: Continuing Education will Assume CSU CE Center

Submitted on: 04-30-2004

For the first time in Aims’ 35+ year existence, the college will have a presence in Fort Collins. Aims Continuing Education Division on July 1 will begin offering non-credit professional development and personal enrichment classes formerly offered by Colorado State University Continuing Education Center. CSU will be close its Continuing Education Center, located at 2925 S. College Ave., effective June 30, the result of statewide budget cuts. “Thanks to the hard work of staff and our relationship with community colleges, the students in northern Colorado will continue to have these educational opportunities,” said Dallas Everhart, interim continuing education director for CSU. “Students who started a certificate with CSU will now be able to finish those certificates with Aims.” Aims will take over the 6,000 square-foot center and lease it on a year-to-year basis. It will continue to offer CSU’s 130+ courses, plus courses from Aims. “This is not an end by any means,” said Roseann Guyette, director of training and development for Aims. “Residents in Fort Collins will continue to be able to take the same continuing education courses previously offered by CSU.” By merging the programs with ones Aims already offers, there will be a wider range of classes offered to residents throughout northern Colorado. “Our actions reflect the college’s values to meet the educational needs of the community,” said Dick Wood, dean of Continuing Education. “Non-credit courses provide life-long learning opportunities that enhance the quality of life.”

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