Extension courses are also offered to businesses, government agencies, private agencies, and civic groups. The courses provide special instruction to the employees or members of these organizations. Most courses can be taught at the organization’s facility. Course content is structured to address specific needs or goals identified by the organization.
Extension Course Cancellation
Oakland University reserves the right to cancel any extension course that does not have sufficient enrollment. All tuition applicable to the canceled section will be automatically refunded when a course is canceled.
Diploma, Certificate and Re-Licensure Programs
Diploma programs, a series of courses related to individual objectives, are offered as preparation for becoming a paralegal assistant and to sit for the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) examination.
The Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, offered by the Center for Executive and Continuing Education in the School of Business Administration, is designed to prepare individuals who are now or might become involved in advising clients about financial planning, to prepare them to sit for the CFP® license examination. The center also offers a certificate program in Production and Manufacturing Management for individuals who wish to gain the knowledge and improve their skills for the constantly changing manufacturing environment.
Qualifying hours for professional re-licensure are offered both periodically and throughout the year for counselors, educators, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Management Accountants and licensed insurance professionals.
Educational Test Preparation Workshops
Test preparation workshops for the SAT, ACT, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are offered year-round. The SAT and ACT workshops are designed for college-bound high school students or individuals who decide to enter a college program after an interruption of the traditional high-school-to-college progression. The GRE and GMAT workshops are designed for those seeking admission to graduate school, and the LSAT for those applying for entry into law school. Information on these workshops is available through the College of Arts and Sciences.
Conferences and Seminars
Conferences on topical subjects are offered throughout the year. Included among the offerings are: conference, seminar and corporate training programs of the Center for Executive and Continuing Education.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
Oakland University participates in a “Crosstown” agreement with the Southeast Michigan Air Force ROTC unit housed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Under this agreement, eligible Oakland University students may enroll at Oakland and take the required General Military and Professional Officer training courses in Ann Arbor. The program leads to appointment as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for those who meet requirements and may include scholarship aid and other financial support. Some Aerospace Science (AERO) courses offered at the University of Michigan may be used to fulfill other requirements. One or more of the training courses may be accepted as an elective course for a business major in general management. For possible use of AERO courses as electives, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs, (248) 370-3285 or the Office of the Registrar. For further information about the AFROTC program contact the Air Force ROTC detachment 390 at (734) 647-4093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you can access the AFROTC Det 390 web site at umich.edu/~det390.
Oakland University competes in 18 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level. The Golden Grizzlies support baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor), women’s tennis and volleyball. OU is in its 50th year of athletics in 2013-14 and has won 10 team national championships and produced 159 individual national champions over the last 49 years. The men’s swimming and diving team has won 35 consecutive league championships, while the women’s program has won 19 straight, and 21-of-22. Oakland joined the Horizon League on July 1, 2013, which is one of the top mid-major conferences in the country. The Golden Grizzlies began competition in the Horizon League in Fall 2013. The Grizzlies produced their first-ever NBA Draft Pick when Keith Benson was taken 48th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in 2011. Former golf standout Brian Stuard enters his third year on the PGA Tour, earning 1.3 million last season and is off to a strong start in 2013-14.