Continuing Education

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Continuing education is for everyone, from the lifelong learner that is filled with curiosity to the ambitious professional who wants more success in their career or dreams of a new one. Our programs are designed to help you take that next step, no matter what your goal may be.

Our courses and programs arm you with critical skills and knowledge that matters in today’s diverse job market. You can take a range of individual courses, noncredit professional development and test preparation courses. We also have certificate programs that are aligned with industry-recognized standards in accounting, human resource management, project management and technology.

Our programs and courses that provide you with real-world experience so that you can immediately take your new knowledge and skills and apply them in your life. Courses are available online and on-campus in select locations so that you can fit continuing education into your busy schedule.

Our courses feature:

  • Small class sizes to ensure personal attention and support.
  • A wealth of helpful online resources to help you learn and grow.
  • Frequent, year-round start dates for many courses and programs.
  • Supportive staff and instructors with real world experience.

Our programs make continuing education more accessible for the adult learner. You can take online courses from anywhere, completing course work when it is convenient for you.  Explore our vast offerings and find the right course or program to meet your professional and personal growth goals.

Accelerated courses covering key business topics such as management, human resources and leadership.

Professional Development

Stay on track to graduation day with convenient courses ranging from psychology and math to geography.

General Electives

Stay current in your field with courses designed to help you work towards recertification or endorsement.

For Educators

We can help you prepare to take industry-specific exams such as the SHRM® and PMP®.

Test-Preparation

Stand up and get recognized by earning a certificate in competitive areas such as business and technology.

Certificate Programs

Deeper exploration into areas such as human resources, project management, health administration, accounting and technology.

Individual Courses

Adult continuing education course options

Take a look at these potential categories.

Gain a deeper understanding of accounting, business and finance. We can also help you prepare for Certified Public Accountant licensure with courses and certificate programs.

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Learn valuable new skills and broaden your knowledge in this rewarding field. Our courses and degree programs can help you prepare to move ahead in administration and nurse management roles.

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Courses designed to serve you through every phase of your HR career. Flexible programs for those seeking HR certification, in need of continuing education units or just entering the field.

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Prepare for a range of IT positions including networking and security, business systems and applications development. We have courses for those new to IT as well as seasoned professionals.

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Develop in-demand skills and keep up with emerging trends within this dynamic industry. Select from a range courses, certificates and degree programs designed for all levels of experience.

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Boost job performance by increasing your knowledge and sharpening project management skills. Our courses help you grow as a professional and even prepare for Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) PMP® or CAPM® certification.

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Convenient and flexible courses to help you enhance your skills as an educator. Broaden your knowledge, learn new concepts for the classroom and meet recertification or endorsement requirements.

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Explore topics and find the right path for you.

We offer a large range of courses covering diverse subjects that range from accounting to philosophy, including for-credit and noncredit courses.

Stay competitive by learning valuable skills in areas such as accounting, marketing and project management. Courses in this area help you meet the demands of the business world today.

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Take a closer look into vital topics such as criminology, the foundations of the criminal justice system and juvenile justice procedures. Courses in this area can help you take advantage of new opportunities.

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Explore courses and programs designed to serve you throughout your career as an educator. Learn about topics like bilingual education and teaching methodologies.

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Examine important aspects of various human services professions. We have courses covering topics such as program planning, grant writing, ethics and administration.

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Prepare to enter diverse fields by studying topics such as communications and environmental sustainability. These courses focus on problem-solving, communication and critical thinking.

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Get the knowledge you need to move into areas such as administration and nurse management. These courses are for the aspiring or seasoned health care professional.

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Gain insight and understanding through courses that cover counseling, psychology and crisis intervention. These courses prepare you to guide and serve others who are in need.

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Related information


University of Phoenix initial degree programs lead to teaching certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary and Special Education) in certain states. The College of Education offers state-approved initial programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The College of Education offers state-approved advanced programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Utah. Individual programs vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations or in both online and on-campus modalities.

Candidates may request an institutional recommendation upon successful completion of their program (academic and program requirements). Candidates should check with their state agency for any state-specific requirements, including the acceptability of the University's initial programs in any state in which they intend to seek licensure or certification. Program requirements are subject to change based on state certification requirements. Please speak to a campus representative for a listing of programs available at each campus location.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.