A Culture of Learning, Engagement and Opportunity

Dixie State University students become lifelong learners, committed to becoming influential individuals who contribute to the well-being of their community. We believe this starts with higher education. Our campus in Hurricane, UT allows individuals in Southern Utah easier access to complete their higher education goals.

Offering certification programs such as Peace Officer Standards and Training, Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT, A-EMT and Paramedic, the center makes it possible for students to complete entire programs without leaving Hurricane Valley.  Dixie State University general education courses in fine arts, physical and life sciences, computer information systems, math, history, and political science are also available at the Hurricane Education Center.

Located walking distance from Hurricane High School, the center also offers concurrent enrollment options for high school students, helping students save time and money by offering courses that fulfill high school and college general requirements.


View the courses are available for the current semester at the Hurricane campus of Dixie State University.

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POST Academy

POST provides professional standards and training, leadership and certification for peace officers as we work to protect the rights and privileges of Utah’s citizens.

POST Academy

CNA Program

Students who enroll in the DSU Nurse Assistant Program earn college credit for CNA course work—no other program in the area can offer that advantage.

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Semester Hours:




  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Our office will be closed November 24 – 26, 2021 for Thanksgiving
The last exam handed out will be 1 hour before closing and you must have photo ID to test.


Closed all major Holidays

112 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Chris Gifford

Extension Campus Director

Email: cgifford@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7912

Fax: 435-652-7911

Office: #114

Sarah Strickley

Administrative Assistant

Email: sarah.strickley@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7910; 435-652-7916

Fax: 435-652-7911

Office: #106

Testing Center

Email: hurricanetesting.dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7910