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Meet your goals with our online courses and certificates

You have a variety of options at your fingertips. So, which one’s right for you? Below you’ll see the different types of online courses and certificates we offer, and then you can decide what best suits your needs.

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Quick Comparison Professional development courses Professional development tracks Continuing Teacher Education courses College credit courses Certificate (multiple courses)
Course level
Course level
Course level
Skills-based training
Course level
Skills-based training
Course level
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Course level
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Course level
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Typical length
Typical length
Typical length
30 hours
Typical length
60 - 180 hours
Typical length
4 - 6 weeks
Typical length
5 - 6 weeks
Typical length
5 - 13 months
Format
Format
Format
Self-led
Format
Self-led
Format
Instructor-led
Format
Instructor-led
Format
Instructor-led
Start dates
Start dates
Start dates
Start today!
Start dates
Start today!
Start dates
Up to 16 starts per year
Start dates
Up to 18 starts per year
Start dates
Up to 18 starts per year
Cost (tuition + materials)
Cost (tuition + materials)
Cost (tuition + materials)
$149.99 / course
Cost (tuition + materials)
$249.99 - $654.99/track
Cost (tuition + materials)
$600 / course (3 credit course)
Cost (tuition + materials)
$1,364* / course (3 credit course)
Cost (tuition + materials)
$8,184* / certificate (18 credit certificate)
In-demand skills
In-demand skills
In-demand skills
YES
In-demand skills
YES
In-demand skills
YES
In-demand skills
YES
In-demand skills
YES
Credit-bearing
Credit-bearing
Credit-bearing
Credit-bearing
Credit-bearing
YES
Credit-bearing
YES
Credit-bearing
YES
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
Federal financial aid eligible
YES

*Costs based on undergraduate rates for college credit courses and certificates

Professional development courses

Build a better you with short, skills-focused, self-paced and career-relevant courses. In today’s changing job market, you can quickly upgrade your toolbox with skills employers want— and earn a certificate of completion to showcase your new-found capabilities on your resumé or LinkedIn® profile.

  • Noncredit
  • 1 year of access
  • Self-led - Start today!

Typical length: 30 hours

Although these courses are designed for personal and professional development, they do not provide any professional development units or credits (PDUs or CEUs) from University of Phoenix.  If you plan to use this course for such purposes, you will need to check with any applicable agency or employer.

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Continuing Education for Teachers

If you’re preparing for licensure renewal or recertification, seeking an endorsement or looking for professional growth opportunities, you’ve got options. In addition to courses from our degree programs, you can also choose courses from our Continuing Education for Teachers collection.

  • Credit-bearing
  • Transcript available
  • Instructor-led

Typical length: 4-6 weeks

College credit course

Whether you need a few more courses to help you stay on track with your degree, meet admissions requirements, or courses to help you grow professionally, you can choose from over 500 undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

  • Credit-bearing
  • Transcript available
  • Instructor-led

Typical length: 5-6 weeks

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Certificates

Focus your studies by developing a deeper understanding of a topic relevant to your field. Consider a certificate program, like accounting, cybersecurity, human resource management and project management that includes coursework aligned with industry standards.

  • Credit-bearing
  • Financial aid eligible
  • Instructor-led
  • Transcript available

Typical length: 5-13 months

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