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exten′sion course`

a college-level course in a program for students not regularly enrolled, often held in the evening, at off-campus centers, or through correspondence.
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Noun1.extension course - a course offered as part of an extension service
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
extension service, university extension, extension - an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
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Locke Epsten, UCSD Extension Director of Corporate Education, said "One of the biggest benefits of taking a UCSD Extension course, besides learning the subject area, is connecting with other classmates and instructors.
Cost per unit for state residents who enrolled in a high-demand winter extension course at Long Beach City College (non-residents paid $265 per unit)
Louis) has prepared a textbook for an extension course he teaches on using gas liquid chromatography combined with mass spectrometry to analyze substances, for students from university and company laboratories who have not used the technique before but have some background in chromatography generally.
The award is made to the top student/s undertaking the Higher School Certificate Modern History Extension course, who undertook the Australian History option in association with a History Project in Australian History.
Newcastle University has been chosen as one of only a few institutions in the country to offer a pre-teacher training extension course in German this summer.
If you're a graduate considering a career in teaching, then an extension course will help you quickly master a second language.
degree program as an extension course from Vancouver School of Theology.
A Dutch expert, who was developing the rural extension course at Ahfad University for Women, discussed with the late President and the founder of the Ahfad University the issue of women's studies.
Education 25,115 Graduate Education 1,096 Community College of the Air Force 11,088 Extension Course Institute 147,000 Total 202,082 Student Training Graduates Aircrew 7,409 Survival Training 6,539 Basic Military Training 36,542 Technical (includes nonresidents) 96,670 Medical 13,960 Field Training 29,765 Distance Learning 17,949 Total 208,834
The first is a diploma from the Extension Course Institute Air University for successfully completing the Command Noncomm-issioned Officer Academy Corres-pondence Program in June, 1982.
The first off-campus extension course was offered at the Saanich Nation Adult Education Centre this last spring.
The meeting had some aspects of a political convention, or perhaps a Chamber of Commerce or Rotary Club convention, and some aspects of a university extension course in physics.