Conferences and Community Classes

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Swim Programs

Aqua Fitness

WCU offers swim classes for adults and kids along with aqua fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All swim programs are led by instructor Michael Creason, a retired assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at WCU.

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Dulcimer U

Dulcimer U Courses

Dulcimer U provides an unforgettable educational experience with its first-class instructional staff, unbeatable skill-building programs, and vigorous classes that focus on music theory, techniques, and history. Various classes and conferences are held throughout the year.

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Language Classes

French Conversation Class

These basic conversational language classes require no previous training and will give you basic communication skills in several foreign languages. Courses rotate through languages such as French, Spanish, German, Japanese and more.

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Online Legal Studies

Event Planning

Western Carolina is a partner with the Center for Legal Studies which offers online certificate programs in legal topics such as Paralegal and Legal Nurse Consultant. Study online on your schedule and pursue a certification that makes an impact in the lives of others.


Testing Center

Testing Center

Available on campus at Western Carolina University, the Testing Center provides on-site testing for CLEP, MA, DSST, PRAXIS, GRE and more. Testing schedules change throughout the year, check back often for the most up-to-date schedule.

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Online Courses

Ed2Go Online Courses

In cooperation with Ed2Go, a national provider of online instruction, these online courses are offered on a monthly basis and cover a wide variety of skills and board interests. 

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Fitness & Nutrition

Fitness and Nutrition Online Programs

The Online Professional Certificates in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health are a collaboration between Educational Fitness Solutions, Western Carolina University, industry experts, instructors, internship affiliates, board members, and national organizations.

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Community Art Workshops

Community Art Days

Discover your creativity and explore the world of fine art. Open to both kids and adults these community classes work closely with the Bardo Art Center, WCU's ARTS and Cultural Events as well as some of the rotating exhibitions. No previous experience or skill is needed!

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Native Plant Conference

2017 Native Plants Conference

This annual conference seeks to drive interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape of the Western North Carolina area and specific to Cullowhee. Both professionals and knowledge seekers are welcomed!


Professional Development

Professional Development

Sharpen your skills, build new ones, and make yourself a stronger, more marketable individual in your profession. Our Professional Development classes cover a variety of subjects with opportunities for anyone to grow.

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Distance Learning

Distance and Online Programs

WCU is home to top-ranked programs in fields ranging from nursing to education to engineering. We build online learning communities that bring accomplished students together with professors dedicated to their success.

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Camps & Programs for Kids

Camps and Programs for Kids

From art to science, robotics to theater, swimming lessons and outdoor skills we have year-round programs and camps for kids of all ages.


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