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Your Career with Continuing Education

Flexible and innovative curriculum for working professionals
Choose from over 600 top-quality courses and certificate programs
Learn from expert practitioners at a nationally ranked university

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University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education offers a wide range of career-building courses and certificate programs (online and on-campus) spanning the fields of business, education, language, technology, engineering, healthcare, and more.

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Cutting-edge, career-building courses provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to stay ahead of the game in your highly competitive industry or branch out in a new direction.
Designed by educators for educators, our courses are created to enhance instruction, stimulate student learning, and provide opportunities for professional growth and salary advancement.
Our widely respected English Language Academy welcomes students from all over the world, with programs designed to help improve language skills for academic, personal, or professional reasons.
Health care courses and certificate programs designed for professionals to stay current on ongoing changes affecting the industry.

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Cutting-edge, career-building courses provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to stay ahead of the game in your highly competitive industry or branch out in a new direction.
Designed by educators for educators, our courses are created to enhance instruction, stimulate student learning, and provide opportunities for professional growth and salary advancement.
Health care courses and certificate programs designed for professionals to stay current on ongoing changes affecting the industry.

Why Continuing Education

Multiple Formats

Choose from a variety of formats such as self-paced, fixed-date, and more to fit your needs as a working professional.

Designed Around Students

Enjoy small class sizes and personalized attention from real-world instructor-practitioners.

Boost Your Career

Short courses and certificates designed for professional growth.

Testimonials

I have taken four courses through USD’s PCE program. My favorite was a 6-unit Curriculum Design class where I built a curriculum unit from the ground-up. I had feedback from the professor along the way and she helped me understand the design process.

I have also taken 3 courses in the Literacy Toolbox series, and enjoyed the all-online, self-paced aspect of the classes. The professor was quick to answer any questions and give feedback. These courses are ideal for educators who are already teaching full time!

The Strategic Online Marketing Certificate program at USD is essential for any business owner or marketing professional. The instructors are all top-notch, experienced marketers with a wealth of knowledge to share. Online marketing strategies and opportunities are presented in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Strategies that I deployed in my own business produced immediate, measurable results. I highly recommend this program for anyone that wants to step up their marketing game.

I’ve been using your online summer curriculum program for the past three years and it has been the best. I love that I have been able to work during the summer and create meaningful curriculum that I’m using throughout the year. I have shared my work with my coworkers and they have been using the resources I’ve created. I have recommended this program to numerous teachers because it allows us to earn units while we create resources we need. The instructors have provided me with helpful insight in restructuring lessons or thinking about my objectives. Thank you for offering these courses at an affordable cost.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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English Language Academy

The English Language Academy enthusiastically welcomes students from all over the world. Our programs are designed to help you learn English online to excel in your studies at a U.S. university or improve your language skills for professional reasons.

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