Adult & Continuing Education

With degree completion options, professional skills training, and employee training programs, Adult & Continuing Education can take you and your business where you want to go.​

At WSU, we believe in lifelong learning because the world is constantly changing, and there is always a need to adapt and grow no matter where you are in your career path.

That’s why Adult & Continuing Education provides options for adult students and working professionals to reach both short- and long-term education goals.

Complete Your Degree

It is never too late to start, or restart, your academic pursuits. A college education will open a world of opportunities for you.

Explore Academic Programs
Winona State offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees to help busy adults achieve their academic goals.

Find the right option for you:

  • online and hybrid programs
  • degree completion programs
  • certificate programs
Explore Academic Programs
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The Winona State Difference

Returning to or entering college as an adult is a different experience from the traditional student starting right after high school.

We are committed to helping adult learners be successful.

Flexible Schedules

Online, hybrid, and evening classes help fit college alongside your job and family life.

Apply Any Time

Get started sooner with rolling admission for classes beginning in August, January, May, June, or July.

Free Support Services

All academic support and career services are 100% free—including online and in-person peer tutoring.

Apply to WSU
If you’re ready to take the next steps, apply for admission to WSU as an adult entry learner. An Adult Entry Advisor can help you understand the best option for your goals.
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Continue Your Education
The continuing education programs at WSU are designed to help you gain new skills and knowledge to stay relevant and up to date throughout your career.

With relevant courses in a range of business topics, Winona State has the right combination of offerings to help you meet your specific career advancement goals.

Continuing Education Programs
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Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing
Take your career as a Registered Nurse (RN) to the next level with this certificate course that will prepare you for the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Certification exam.
Learn More
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Customized Employee Training
Winona State is dedicated to providing customized training solutions to businesses and industries in the Midwest and tri-state region.

We know that to experience the highest possible impact and ROI, your training strategy needs to align with your company’s unique goals, priorities, and budget.

Take advantage of a free business consultation to learn how a partnership with WSU could bring added value and success to your top strategies and initiatives.

Employee Training Solutions
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Contact Us

Looking to continue your education? Interested in employee training solutions for your business?

Meet Our Team

The Adult & Continuing Education team works to provide programs, trainings, and learning activities designed to meet your educational needs.

Reach out to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals, whether you’re:

  • pursuing a degree
  • looking to upgrade your professional skills
  • interested in starting a business partnership with WSU
Heather Dieterman
Heather Dieterman
Assistant Director


Heather provides leadership and strategy support for credit and non-credit initiatives.

Julie Kiehne
Julie Kiehne
Business Outreach Coordinator

507.457.5088 – Winona
507.535.2570 – Rochester

Julie is your trusted partner in customized workforce solutions.

Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams
Office & Administrative Assistant


Natalie provides logistical support to internal and external clients and partners.

Barbara Nascak
Barbara Nascak
Program Development & Advising Coordinator


Barb provides advising, coaching, and referral services to adult and online undergraduate students.

Tammy Reed
Tammy Reed
Outreach & Communication Coordinator


Tammy helps to match your learning goals with the right WSU programs, courses, and services.

Dustin Tollefsrud
Dustin Tollefsrud
Office & Administrative Technical Assistant


Dustin provides technical support to internal and external clients and partners.