Center for Continuing Education

Center for Continuing Education Top of Page

Vision

Our vision is that northwestern Wisconsin is a thriving community with opportunity for all.

Mission

The Center for Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, provides educational programming to meet the needs of lifelong learners in northwestern Wisconsin.

At the Center for Continuing Education, we are dedicated to working with our community to serve our community.  Our community members are the people who live, work, and learn in northwestern Wisconsin.  We serve students, professionals, small businesses, leaders, and all lifelong learners through academic and professional development programs.  We work with community members, partners, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior to provide relevant and accessible programs.

We want our northwestern Wisconsin community to have the full range of lifelong learning programs it needs so that our community members can grow personally and professionally.  We believe our work can help the community realize a good quality of life, retain a quality workforce, and provide opportunity for all its members.

Certificate Programs Top of Page

Human Resource Generalist Certificate Program Top of Page

This program is geared to HR professionals and students who wish to gain foundational knowledge and skills in the field of human resources.  The certificate consists of workshops totaling 48 hours of training.  Participants seeking academic credit may register for BUS 499, Human Resources Generalist.  Participants may complete the program in one year or two.  For more information, call 715-394-8469 .

Mediation Certificate Program Top of Page

The certificate program includes a total of 6 semester credits consisting of 3 required courses. Courses may also be taken on a noncredit basis. View the requirements for the Mediation Certificate in the certificate section of this catalog.

Upon completion of the Mediation Certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and ethical issues in mediation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of domestic abuse issues, including definition of battery and types of power imbalances; domestic abuse screening that includes simulation and role-plays; and, legal issues related to domestic abuse cases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of conflict resolution and mediation theory, components of the mediation process, mediator conduct, and the rules, statutes and practices governing mediation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of psychological issues related to separation, divorce and family dynamics; issues and needs of children in divorce; family law; and, family economics.
  • Demonstrate mediation skills and techniques through experiential learning and role-plays.

In order to successfully complete this certificate for credit, you must earn a GPA of 2.0 for each course. Visit www.uwsuper.edu/mediation for more information.

Paralegal Certificate Program Top of Page

The Paralegal Certificate Program provides training in foundational and substantive legal topics, with an emphasis on both knowledge and practical skills for those considering legal careers. This 30-credit certificate is usually completed within two years.  

Upon completion of the Paralegal Certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the law, including legal processes, reading and analyzing legal texts, legal research and writing, and criminal and civil legal systems.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the field of paralegalism, such as assisting in trial preparation, interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing comprehensive reports and letters, preparing discovery documents, and the ethical issues surrounding the profession.
  • Apply legal foundational knowledge to real world settings through internship experiences.

In order to successfully complete this certificate, you must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 for each course.  The Paralegal Certificate is listed on the University official transcript.  Visit: www.uwsuper.edu/paralegal for more information.

Criminal Justice Paralegal Certificate Program Top of Page

The Criminal Justice Paralegal Program offers those interested in working in criminal law professional settings the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills relevant to the field.  This 29 credit, concentrated certificate will help build your credentials in the field of criminal law.  Most students will complete this certificate in two years.

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice Paralegal Certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the law, including legal processes, reading and analyzing legal texts, and legal research and writing with additional emphasis on criminal law.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the field of paralegalism, such as assisting in trial preparation, interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing comprehensive reports and letters, preparing discovery documents, and the ethical issues surrounding the profession.
  • Apply legal foundational knowledge to real world settings through internship experiences. 

In order to successfully complete this certificate, you must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 for each course.  The Criminal Justice Paralegal Certificate is listed on the University official transcript.  Visit www.uwsuper.edu/cce for more information.

Certificate in Ethical Leadership Program Top of Page

This certificate teaches foundational leadership principles and competencies.  Students will be able to expand their emotional intelligence, articulate their moral code, and build ethically grounded leadership skills enhancing successful leadership in any setting.  This 6-credit certificate consists of two required courses:

Emotional Intelligence -- 3.00 credits
Ethical Leadership -- 3.00 credits
 

Upon completion of the Certificate in Ethical Leadership, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of the roles emotional intelligence and empathy play in effective leadership.
  • Demonstrate enhanced communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of leadership styles, ethical principles, and core values.
  • Apply ethical decision-making to real world settings.

In order to successfully complete this certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 for each course.

Leadership Superior/Douglas County Top of Page

The Center for Continuing Education sponsors a regional 10-month program to enhance the progress of northern Wisconsin by training present and future leaders and helping them to become engaged in their community. Participants are selected through a competitive process. Persons who live and/or work in Superior or Douglas County are invited to apply for the program each June. For further information contact 715-394-8030 or visit www.uwsuper.edu/leadership.

Small Business Development Center Top of Page

Located in: Erlanson Hall 108
Phone: 715-394-8352

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, professional, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.  Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful enterprises.

Our consultants work with you to support your success as you START | MANAGE | GROW your business.  In addition to in-person appointments at our office or at a location nearer to you, consulting is available via email, telephone and web or video conference.

Training Program Topics

Start-Up Business Solutions

  • Learn how to launch a strong, successful company though one on one assistance and business education.

Grow Your Business Series

  • From web marketing and financial management to human resources and internal communication, the Growing Business courses help small business owners, managers, and staff achieve their full potential.

Small Business Success Series

  • These series have been developed to provide the tools, concepts, and strategies to create a successful business.  The focus of the programming has been focused on existing small business owners and key management.

Conferences, Workshops and Other Non-Credit Professional Development Programming Top of Page

Throughout the year, the Center for Continuing Education offers conferences, workshops, online courses and certificates, and forums related to current issues in human health and wellbeing, nonprofit management, human resource management, and other areas.

Enrolling in Continuing Education Credit Programming Top of Page

Current UW-Superior students can enroll in courses via their E-Hive accounts.

Prospective, non-degree seeking students can enroll as "Special Students" in Continuing Education's credit programming by completing the Academic Credit Class Enrollment form prior to the start of each semester.  The forms can be submitted via email to conted@uwsuper.edu or in-person to Old Main 100.  Continuing Education Special Students are not eligible for financial aid.  If Continuing Education Special Students request to become degree seeking, they will be required to formally apply to the university through the UW-Superior Admissions Office .