Based on Chung Yuan Christian University’s philosophy of holistic education, the Center for Extended Education set lifelong holistic education and holistic lifelong education as its mission. By integrating all teaching resources available within the university, the center provides a great variety of courses and training to people of all ages.

The Center for Extended Education offers more than 2,000 courses every year. The total number of course hours exceeds 40,000. More than 20,000 students enroll in various courses throughout the year. Using the industry-academia cooperation model, the Center strives to accomplish the mission of developing professional skills of enterprising talents, raising the knowledge level of the citizens, and enhancing the holistic qualities of society.

The Center for Extended Education integrates teaching resources from the seven colleges at CYCU. The center offers credit courses at the master’s level and the undergraduate level. In addition to providing citizens the opportunity to take college level courses without having to enroll in the degree program, the center also plans specific non-degree programs and EMBA programs tailored to the particular needs of the government or different businesses.

The Chinese as a Second Language Division cooperates with the Center of Mandarin Learning as a Second Language closely. This division executes projects in overseas Chinese teacher education programs, Chinese as a second language programs, practical Chinese conversation programs for non-native Chinese speakers, and educational tours in Taiwan for overseas Chinese.

The Center for Continuing Education offers an excellent roster of instructors from various professional fields. The center provides courses in foreign languages, computer technology, design, financial management, business administration, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, sports, dance, crafts, art, music, childcare, counseling, physical sciences, engineering, technology, character development, spiritual studies, and professional improvement. The versatile courses offered are professional and practical in the daily life.