Professional Education

Professional Education at SPCS

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) provides many noncredit professional education courses and certificates programs. We respond to the learning needs of Richmond’s working professionals in leveraging the strengths of a liberal arts tradition in workforce education.

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Designed for Professionals

Our professional education programming focuses squarely on the professional learning needs of Virginia’s working professionals, from short training courses to multi-month certificate programs. Our programs are organized around areas of study that complement the School’s academic strengths.


Areas of professional study


Professional education programs


Online learning partners

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Affordably Valuable

We pride ourselves on developing courses and programs that address the learning needs of professionals while remaining affordable and accessible, without driving up debt. We practice a continual evaluation model in setting fees to ensure our programs are as affordable as possible.

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We use a career-focused framework that addresses the learning needs of entry-level, mid-career and advanced professionals and leaders. For each area of study, you’ll see exploration, skills building and professional levels. In each area of focus, we’ve selected online and face-to-face classes and programs at explorationskills building and professional levels.
  • Career-curious and enrichment: Designed to explore a career or expand an interest
  • Career-level: Designed to build skills or shift to a new career
  • Professional-level: Designed to deepen or widen knowledge and experience

Earn digital badges for course outcomes

This [the Institute on Philanthropy Fund Development Institute] was probably the most singularly important course in my development as a nonprofit professional. The integrated approach interacting with panels of Richmond’s best and brightest in the field was extremely helpful in building my understanding of fundraising and raising the quality of the sector.

Victor McKenzie
Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC)