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LearnOn is currently under development and will re-launch in Fall 2019. Check back in late Spring/Summer 2019

LearnOn - Lifelong Learning

LearnOn is MSU Denver’s not-for-credit continuing education program that provides personal enrichment and career advancement courses to alumni, faculty/staff, students and the community. All courses are held at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The mission of LearnOn is to provide an innovative environment that enhances the academic mission of the University by promoting the personal and professional development of students, community members and alumni. Our programs value creativity, inclusion, community responsibility and practical leadership.

LearnOn offers high-quality courses at a fraction of the cost of most educational institutions. Are you looking to improve your professional skills? For example: We offer courses in PowerPoint/Prezi, Excel, 3-D printing, Social Media Business Marketing, and much more. Are you changing careers? You may be interested in Writing for Success or Job Search and Networking Strategies. If you are a lifelong learner interested in personal enrichment, we offer courses that range from Happiness to Social Documentary, Ceramics to Old World Wines, and Caregiving to Retirement Planning. Our participants come from all over the Denver metropolitan area our courses reflect that.

Please note:  LearnOn courses are held at either the Auraria Campus or MSU Denver South Campus.  Please check the course schedule for class location.

Personal Enrichment

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LearnOn offers an array of personal enrichment courses that allow individuals to pursue lifelong learning.

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Professional Development

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LearnOn offers career advancement/professional development courses that equip individuals with the specialized skills they need to stay competitive in the workplace.

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Pricing Schedule

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MSU Denver provides affordable continuing education for all learners.

See our pricing schedule here.

Interested in Teaching a Course?

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Are you ready to submit a course proposal?  Please click here for more information.



History of Continuing Education at MSU Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver and community education have always gone hand-in-hand. During the mid-1970’s, before MSU Denver even had a campus, it had a continuing education program known as “Learning for Living", which provided short-term, not-for-credit, community classes. Unfortunately, its initial iteration was short-lived. 

In 2015, continuing education returned to the campus when Dr. Mary Ann Watson, an original “Learning for Living” faculty member and Department of Psychology Professor, along with Dr. Joan L. Foster, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, sought to undertake a venture that would become known as “LearnOn.” A fan of lifelong learning, Dr. Watson strongly supported the return of a continuing education program to the University and in spring 2015, she got her wish!

Current Registration Rates

The registration rates listed below are based upon a class that meets for 2 hours each night.

 Class Meets One NightClass Meets two nightsClass Meets Three NightsClass Meets Four Nights
Individual    $ 40.00       $ 80.00      $ 120.00      $ 160.00   
AARP Discount $ 34.00  $ 68.00  $ 102.00 $ 136 .00
Veteran Discount             $ 32.00  $ 64.00  $ 96.00 $ 128.00
Current MSU Denver staff, faculty, students  $ 32.00 $ 64.00 $ 96.00 $ 128.00


Early Bird Discount - Register for a LearnOn class before September 1 and receive a 10% early bird discount, including for those with existing registration discounts!

Parking passes for the Auraria Campus will be available after you have registered for the course.  Parking is free for courses held at MSU Denver South Campus.