College and university programs that offer evening and weekend classes specifically for people in the community who are not enrolled as regular students. Some, but not all of the courses, may allow participants to earn academic credit and many may be identical to those provided in regular academic settings. Included may be short courses, exhibits, telecourses, correspondence programs, seminars and institutes.
Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to develop an appreciation for or competency in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.