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The Virginia Tech Southwest Center offers a variety of courses, workshops, trainings, conferences and networking opportunities to fulfill your personal and/or organizational needs. 

Continuing Education
Non-credit continuing education courses, short courses, conferences, and seminars are available at the center in a variety of areas. Contact us for a current list of offerings.

Employee Training, Development, and Needs Assessment
Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education provides complete on-site training, employee development, needs assessment, and technical assistance to local companies and agencies. Contact us to find out how to arrange for these services.

Interested in just taking a class?

Virginia Tech's non-degree program is for individuals who want to take graduate-level courses but not necessarily complete a degree. Most graduate degree programs allow individuals to take up to 12 credit hours (typically four classes) as a non-degree student. For more information, contact us.

Current course offerings can be found on the University Registar website under "Timetable of Classes." Select "Western" as the campus and then select the "term" you are interested in taking a course. Fall semester begins in late August and runs through early December. Spring semester begins in January and runs through the beginning of May. The University also has a number of summer opportunities, which run May through August.

Online Classes
With Virginia Tech Online, you can learn from home, your office, or anywhere you have access to the internet. Courses are offered in a variety of topics. Visit the VT Online website for a complete list of courses. None of these degree programs require attendance on campus. If you are interested in something not listed, please let us know. New programs are frequently being added.