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Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Continue Your Education. Expand Your Mind.

Choose from our large selection of evening classes or try a one-time workshop

Trent’s Continuing Education program provides access to a variety of experts in different fields for learning in an informal, relaxed and personalized setting. The courses are offered at Traill College in the heart of downtown Peterborough, for easy access by the community.

“Traill College is perfectly placed to serve the community that was instrumental in creating Trent over 50 years ago. I am very happy to offer Continuing Education courses that embrace the ideals of lifelong learning that Trent was founded on,” said Dr. Michael Eamon, Principal of Traill College and Director of the Continuing Education program. “If you have a particular course you would like to see offered in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Register for Fall Courses and Workshops

Most classes are just $20 each (plus HST) if you register in advance (one and two-day workshops are $30- $125). Early registration ensures that we can run the course and provide enough course materials for everyone who is enrolled. We encourage you to bring friends to try out our classes, however, please note: students who arrive without registering (or who register late) will be asked to pay $30 (plus HST) for the class. Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment, so please register early.

Each class is designed to be self-contained while being part of a larger, thematic course. This means that you can take an entire course (comprising six or eight classes), or you can pick-and-choose the individual classes that best fit your schedule and interests. Registration and credit card payment can be done online.

Most classes are held during the evening downtown at Trent University’s Traill College from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The majority of our classes are taught by bright, enthusiastic graduate students. This means that taking a Continuing Education course not only expands your education, but offers valuable experience to a new generation of teachers.

"The continuing education program was perfect for me, because I was able to attend classes and immerse myself in Academia on a small budget, while still going to work everyday. The classes were super accessible, and the vast topics to choose from made it very appealing for me. I learned so much, without being overwhelmed financially or schedule wise. I really recommend it to anyone who misses school, or wants a taste of university life!" - Y. Leghari

Instructional Opportunities

We are always looking for instructors and invite you to submit proposals for courses in a field of study or a topic that you excel in (i.e. music, art, language instruction, etc.). Trent University graduate students are offered first consideration, but we welcome all experienced members of the community to make proposals.

Please e-mail traill@trentu.ca with 1) a course proposal; and 2) a C.V. detailing past teaching experience.

More information on the course format here.