Learn from a leader
For more than 40 years, University of Phoenix has been a leader in education for those interested in an alternative to traditional academic institutions. Professional development continues that spirit by offering you a different path to discovering new skills, preparing for new opportunities and evolving your career. What are professional development courses? A way to learn differently.
Why choose our courses?
Professional development is designed to help you build the skill set, career and future you want – today! These are not college-credit classes or degree programs. These are self-led, noncredit courses designed to help you learn job-ready skills employers want in about 30 hours. We’ve identified the skill needs of the modern job market (according to Emsi). Our team created coursework based on some of today’s most in-demand skills to help you stand out.
Who are our courses for?
Non-degree skills and the modern workplace
Who is learning new skills from similar noncredit, non-degree programs? Are these programs worth it? Here are the numbers according to those responding to a 2020 Strada Center for Education Consumer Insights survey (this information is not specific to University of Phoenix):
of working-age adults have completed a non-degree credential
of those who complete non-degree programs said their education was worth the cost
of those who have both a degree and a non-degree credential said their education made them an attractive job candidate
of working-age adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher have also completed non-degree programs
of those who complete a certificate program that took between a week and a month said it was worth the cost
More than theory.
Learn skills you'll use.
These courses go beyond knowledge — they’re hands-on. Which means, as you progress through a course, you’ll pick up relevant skills you can instantly test-drive in the real world, without having to wait.