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PRofessional and 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.
The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education’s engineering courses and certificate programs are designed to prepare you to take the first step towards a career in engineering, or enhance the foundational skills needed to succeed in the engineering field.
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.
The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education’s engineering courses and certificate programs are designed to prepare you to take the first step towards a career in engineering, or enhance the foundational skills needed to succeed in the engineering field.
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.

Students who have enhanced their career through PCE

Courses are offered in flexible and convenient formats

Students agree courses furthered their careers 

Recommend USD’s PCE to a friend or colleague (NPS average is 53% across the education sector)

Testimonials

Data literacy is an increasingly important and valuable skill set. Enrolling in this program allowed me to develop a robust understanding of data analysis concepts and tools in a way that I was able to apply new skills professionally as I was learning them. I notice I am better prepared to validate information presented to me, more capable of finding and presenting insights from data and more confident in tools like Excel and Tableau.

I love the continuing education classes at USD because unlike classes I’ve taken at other universities, I feel like the material is really applicable and I’m actually learning something. The courses push my learning without being too challenging/time consuming to complete while working full time. The professors also really seem interested in your growth rather than just checking off that you completed the requirements.

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

From questions about transcripts and accreditation to the type of credit you will earn, we provide a lot of helpful information in our FAQ forum.

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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