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What are professional development courses?

University of Phoenix professional development courses are skills-focused, self-paced and 100% online.

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.

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Why choose our courses?

Who are our courses for?

  • New, job-ready skills can help you enhance your current career.

  • Discover skills that can help you improve your business.

  • Help reskill/upskill your workforce and retain employees.

  • Learning new skills can be the first step to a new career.

Are you a University of Phoenix alum?

You can save 50% on all Professional Development courses.

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):

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    of working-age adults have completed a non-degree credential

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    of those who complete non-degree programs said their education was worth the cost

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    of those who have both a degree and a non-degree credential said their education made them an attractive job candidate

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    of working-age adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher have also completed non-degree programs

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    of those who complete a certificate program that took between a week and a month said it was worth the cost

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No fluff.
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.

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All skills, all value.

While you won’t get college credits for these courses, you will learn key concepts and in-demand skills from the field. You’ll practice those skills throughout the coursework, so you can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.

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Only on your terms.

Imagine having the freedom to stop and start a course when and where you want to. Now you can. With no set schedule and a learning platform that’s designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, you can pick up where you left off and finish coursework when time permits.

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