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Think Again Schedule - Noncredit Classes

Every semester — fall, spring and summer — we schedule over 300 noncredit classes for the Richmond community. Classroom-based courses are scheduled during daytime and evening hours on weekdays and weekends. And online classes are available at your convenience.Think Again Schedule

Noncredit Programs and Classes

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a wide array of noncredit courses and programs for enrichment and professional development. We offer classroom-based programs, and in conjunction with our educational partners we offer a wide array of online noncredit programs. Search the Think Again schedule for our noncredit classes.

Noncredit classes and certificate programs can be used for professional development. Take a class to improve existing skills or add new skills. Or earn a professional certificate to improve your chances at promotion or to retool for new career opportunities.

And noncredit classes can be for fun, too. Our extensive selection of summer programs for youth are perennial favorites throughout the Richmond community. And we continue to expand our offerings in world languages (like Spanish, Italian and French), Richmond history, photography, cultural enrichment for au pairs and test preparation for college-bound high school students.

Review our Areas of Study and list of Certificate topics to learn more.

Advanced Photography

“Love the field trips and instruction from Tom [Veazey] — great instructor! Liked to get out into the field and enjoyed the new spots around Richmond. Plan to take more classes in the future and excited to try new locations. Love light painting!”
— JH, Advanced Photography, spring 2017

Advanced Photography

“Tom [Veazey] is a terrific teacher. He has the right balance between new material presented, hands-on experience and individual guidance. It never gets old for me. I always learn new things and strengthen my skills.”
— SK, Advanced Photography, spring 2017

Meditation I

“Might be the most important set of courses offered at UR.”

— Student in Fall 2016 Meditation I class

Basic French

“Very pragmatic and geared towards individuals who will be traveling to France — that was very much appreciated since that is my intent!”

— Student in Fall 2016 Basic French class

Meditation I

“Really unique and valuable class — life changing. Thanks to SPCS for offering such an unusual experience. Kudos to Marc McGahee for his thoughful and balanced presentation. Inspirational.”

— Student in Fall 2016 Meditation I class

Art Weekend

“I had so much fun this weekend. Being creative in any form just helps me to relax and find peace. I would definitely do it again!”

— Student in Fall 2016 Art Weekend class 


“I feel so much more prepared about the PSAT. Thank you so much!”

— Student in PSAT Prep Class

Tombstone Tales

“Wonderful stories and little known history. Very comprehensive. I would recommend this class to all Richmond residents!”

— Student in “Tombstone Tales: Richmond’s Buried History” class, spring 2017 


“Our daughter increased her PSAT score 140 points from Sophomore to Junior year. We think your PSAT class in October helped her a great deal. So we send you many thanks!”

— Parent of student in PSAT Prep Class

Academic Excellence

“I am as motivated and prepared as ever to succeed in high school!”

— Student in Academic Excellence class, fall 2016

Academic Excellence

“The instructor really had me engaged and listening. Included real life examples to help learn and understand topics.”

— Student in Academic Excellence class, fall 2016

Fund Development Institute

“The Fund Development Institute was simply phenomenal. A one-stop shop for development professionals. Taught by some of central Virginia’s most successful development professionals, you’ll gain firsthand insight into what it takes to succeed in all facets of the development process.”

— Betty H. Adams, Executive Director, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Grantwriting & Management Institute

“I highly recommend the week-long Grant Writing & Management Institute. I came in knowing very little about grant writing. I left feeling confident about tackling my upcoming grant writing projects. Along the way, I met new friends and colleagues in the local nonprofit world. I can’t imagine anyone regretting the decision to take this class. It is career changing.”

— Mary Delicate, Delicate Research

Spanish for Beginners

“I really loved this class — a great for a non-students to learn Spanish, great price and a good time. I also really enjoyed the reading and video classes when helped me learn more Spanish language and culture. I would love to take the next level of Spanish in the fall!”

— Spanish for Beginners student, spring 2016

Spanish through Film & Culture

“I really enjoyed this class; a great idea and a great way to be exposed to ‘living’ Spanish from all over the world.”

— Monika, Spanish through Film & Culture student

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