Distance Learning

Non-Credit Programs

Welcome to the Office of Non-Credit Programs! Whether you are attending one of our programs, sending a son or daughter to one of our programs, or interested in working with us to offer a program, we welcome your interest and participation.

Non-Credit Programs offers courses, conferences, and youth programs to meet the continuing education needs of adults, young people, and a variety of external organizations. Many of these activities help meet the requirements for professional development or licensure renewal for a wide range of professions. Our summer youth programs provide academic enrichment for youth through hands-on learning in a variety of topic areas.

Non Credit Programs is a division of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach, Western Illinois University.


Who We Are and What We Do

Helena Lira, Interim Director, Non-Credit Programs
Sally Adams, Chief Clerk, Non-Credit Programs
Dakotah Middendorf, Office Support Associate, Non-Credit Programs

To contact Non-Credit Programs directly:

Office of Non-Credit Programs
6 Horrabin Hall
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309.298.1911
Toll free: 866.933.8964
FAX: 309.298.2226


Non-Credit Programs can help you:

  • Develop a program
  • Establish goals that meet audience needs
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Manage the registration and financial process
  • Host the program on-site.

If you are a Western Illinois University faculty member or department chair interested in working with Non-Credit Programs, we can provide enhanced visibility for the department, offer faculty an additional source of compensation for their instructional services, offer faculty an additional service activity for retention and promotion, and serve as the administrative entity for the conference while freeing the faculty or department to focus on content.