Professional Education Programs

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers a number of programs leading to an earned credential or formalized preparation. These programs do not earn semester-hour based college credit, but may earn continuing education units (CEUs), contact hours or certificates of completion, and some may lead toward national or international certification.

Our programs generally include a formal course of study or curriculum that is offered regularly or periodically. Most programs represent professional education opportunities that can be applied to a career objective or professional development goal.

Program Listing

Beer Brewer Professional Intensive training for a career in the craft brewing industry
Certified Financial Planner Coursework toward earning CFP credential
Coding Boot Camp Intensive training in full stack web coding
Customer Experience Customer Experience certificate for organization leaders
Cybersecurity Boot Camp Intensive training in cybersecurity methods
Estate Planning Seminar Continuing education for estate planning professionals
Geographic Information Systems Certificate courses preparing for Esri certification
Grassroots Lobbying & Advocacy Training in issues-based grassroots lobbying & advocacy
Home-Based Business Boot Camp Intensive training in small-business entrepreneurship
Interior Decorating Professional certificate in interior decorating
Permaculture Design Professional certificate in permaculture design
Personal Fitness Trainer Coursework toward personal trainer certification
Political Campaign Management Professional certificate in campaign management
Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) Leadership training for public safety personnel
SHRM Learning System Test preparation course for SHRM certifications
Sustainability & Social Impact Coursework & international field experiences with social impact
Technical Writing Online certificate coursework in technical writing
Virginia Government & Politics Introduction to governing & politics in Virginia
Work Positive Online training toward positive workplace culture