William R. Duffy II, Director
The Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education (ECCE) serves as an outreach entity for the university by providing support to the mission of public service and economic, educational and cultural development within the service area. These outreach efforts are accomplished by offering educational and training opportunities for the non-traditional student through degree and non-degree programs and courses. Educational opportunities are provided in many formats and at various locations to accommodate working adults and other part-time students.
Outreach activities include responsibility for managing the University of Tennessee at Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer and the Jackson Center. Degree and non-degree courses are offered at these full -service centers by traditional lecture, distance learning, and online courses.
How to Contact ECCE
ECCE's offerings can be easily accessed at UT Martin's home page at http://www.utm.edu/~ecce under Academics: Schools, Courses & Degrees listed as Special Academic Programs, Extended Campus and Continuing Education.
ECCE offers an extensive schedule of college credit courses at extended-campus sites in the evening and on weekends. Programs and courses based on student need are offered throughout Tennessee with primary locations in Jackson, East Tennessee, Paris, Ripley, Dickson, Camden, and Selmer. The courses carry full-residence credit and provide an opportunity for working adults and other interested students to work toward a bachelorís or masterís degree, gain professional recertification, occupational upgrading, or simply study in academic areas of interest. All requirements for the Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy may be completed on site in Jackson. All requirements for the Master of Business Administration may be completed in East Tennessee. The Master of Science in Education with a major in teaching may be completed on-site in Jackson.
ECCE offers dual credit courses on-site to high school students in West Tennessee. These courses depend on high schools' needs and scheduling and the availability of qualified faculty. High school students who meet the requirements for Concurrent/Dual Admission (see "Undergraduate Admission Procedures and Requirements") qualify to participate. Students receive high school and college credit for dual credit courses.
Non-Degree Programs/Courses - All Locations
The university offers a wide range of non-degree programs which address specific educational and training needs of the service area. Non-degree programs are non-formal educational offerings which qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and are a permanent record in the Office of Academic Records. Many of the non-degree educational offerings provide the participant with a Certificate of Completion. A complete listing of UT Martin's non-degree offerings may be obtained from the main campus ECCE office at 731-881-7082 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. UT Martin has the capabilities to downlink teleconferences.
Non-degree programs include seminars, workshops, conferences, on-line courses, and special-interest events relevant to the educational interests of the university community. These include business and industry, professional groups, and the general public. These programs can be designed to meet specific educational and training needs and can be offered at a time convenient to the consumer. Many non-degree programs are offered on-site to business and industry and are designed to address educational and training needs specific to the individual organization. Programs can be developed to meet certification and in-service requirements of many professional groups.
Professional Development courses are available to meet yearly in-service requirements in the following fields: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for attorneys; Professional Development Hours (PDH) for architects, engineers, landscape and interior designers; Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accountants; and in-service for firefighters, law enforcement, and educators.
The Office of Public Service offers specialized training for law enforcement through its Institute of Professional Development (IPD). This specialized training is offered primarily on-campus. Law enforcement officers nationwide attend these schools and the instruction is provided by law enforcement personnel with expertise in the individual areas. All programs are approved by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission.
Programs for Youth
Non-degree courses are available for all ages. Programs for children are developed based on educational need. UT Martin's annual Kid College, conducted the second and third weeks of June, is for children from five years to teenage. Over 60 classes are offered each year in areas such as science, reading, fine and performing arts, and physical activities. UT Martin offers the annual Kid College program at extended sites in Camden, Paris, and Selmer. Kid College also includes a space program, and each year one student earns a scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.