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Adult & Continuing Education

Telesis: Continuing Education for Women and Men

Learning is a lifelong process.

The Telesis Program at Alverno College was established in 1980, extending the college’s resources to women and men in search of ways to enhance their development outside the degreed program. Several thousand people take part in Telesis programs annually. 

Our diverse classes unite under the Alverno College Wellness Model which is based on creating a holistic, healthy, more productive community that engages its members in positive and affirming activities.

“Telesis” is a Greek word which means “intelligent direction of natural and social forces to a desired end; progress intelligently planned and directed.”  Find out what it means for you!

Looking for Alverno's degree options for adults? Start here!

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Registration Information

Contact us: E-mail for information. You may also call us at 414-382-6087 Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Laura Aaron Sear, Assistant Director, Institute for Educational Outreach
Laurie Tran, Administrative Assistant

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Alverno College Telesis program will close as of June 1, 2015. Please see information here regarding this decision and to find other community resources.