About Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is committed to providing educational opportunities to individuals throughout Western North Carolina. The Division of Distance and Continuing Education coordinates and manages the delivery of educational programs through its partnerships with area community colleges, business, industry, public agencies, organizations and schools. The Division offers a wide variety of education and training opportunities from short courses to degree programs. Many of these courses and programs are offered online over the World Wide Web, enhanced with educational technologies. Others are offered onsite or extended through the University Interactive Video Technology System. Our educational outreach initiatives provide place-bound learners increased access and flexibility so they may efficiently and effectively pursue their educational interests. Our mission is to provide educational outreach throughout the region, provide professional development and enrichment programs, support personal and educational development and promote life-long learning. We welcome you and look forward to serving your learning interests and needs.


Current students: Please direct questions about your lessons, quizzes, assignments, and other course materials to your instructor or course administrator. You can use the course discussion areas for this purpose.

If you have questions about accessing the online classroom, retrieving your lessons, changing your password, correcting your e-mail address, obtaining progress reports or completion letters, receiving an extension, or any other administrative tasks, visit our Help page.

New or potential students: If you have questions about course content, prerequisites, requirements, follow-ups, or instructors, you'll find the information you need by locating the courses that interest you. Click the course title to review the course details.

If you require any assistance with registration, please contact:

Western Carolina University
Distance & Continuing Education
Dr. Susan Fouts
140 Outreach Center
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828-227-3688
Fax: 828-227-7115
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