Learn Something New with UVU Community Education
By Aimee Cook
Utah Valley University is a dynamic, urban university that offers world-class education and robust intellectual environments for all members of the community. Their continuing education programs provide engaging learning experiences that cultivate lifelong skills supporting both academic pursuits and career growth.
The Wasatch campus provides an array of continuing education classes with over 40 different courses available to students during the summer months. From cooking and smoking foods, fly fishing or even computer software, such as Excel, to planning for retirement, there is something here at this beautiful site that will suit anyone’s needs.
In addition to community education classes offered at the Wasatch campus, there is also a plethora of academic programs and classes for students who want to pursue an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or even a Master’s in Education.
“An exciting program that we have on our campus is the academic program, Wasatch Area Resort Management Program,” said Beka Grulich, Wasatch Back Area Director for UVU. “This is a program for juniors and seniors. They take all of their classes at the Wasatch Campus, but they have amazing paid internships in some of the best hotels in Park City. They are in Montage, St. Regis, BlueSky, so they are really living and working as part of the community in the Wasatch Back. When they are done with the program, they will have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with real-world experience.”
UVU is a regional dual mission university, currently enrolling over 40,000 students and offering degrees ranging from certificates to master degrees across their campuses. Their open enrollment policy welcomes any student wanting an education in their field of choice. No specific test scores or grade point average is required to enroll. UVU is also the place to be for international students who can benefit from specific training before returning home.
At UVU, there is something for everyone as they seek to prepare students for their lives as well as their careers.