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Welcome to the University of Tennessee Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning.

Make 2022 the year you commit even deeper to your lifelong learning. We have a terrific selection of course options available, led by expert instructors.

Please call 865-974-0150 or email professionaled@utk.edu for assistance in selecting your courses.

View our 2022 non-credit course catalog
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Enhance your career skills and open new possibilities with Professional Education courses and programs. Learn a new hobby or enhance an existing one with Personal Enrichment courses. Explore the Smoky Mountains with the Smoky Mountain Field School.

Children can learn and explore at the university with Kids U Summer Camps.

With our corporate training program, we can create a customized learning experience for your employees that will result in higher productivity and overall job satisfaction.

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a UT non-credit course or certificate program. A notable exception is our Kids U summer camps.

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NEW! 14-Week Online Paralegal Studies Certificate

Paralegals are lifelong learners devoted to helping others. Whether it’s doing extensive research on cases or talking clients through a trial, the work of a paralegal is dynamic. Get your start in a high-demand, rewarding career by earning your paralegal certificate online.

Our new online Paralegal Studies Certificate program prepares you with the skills necessary to drive your paralegal career. The program combines quality, affordability, and flexibility to give working professionals the opportunity to earn a comprehensive education in just 14 weeks.

The fall session begins Oct. 1. Learn more.


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Online Career Training Programs

These online certificate programs are highly interactive and provide you with an enriched learning experience. Each program was developed to ensure that you gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional environment.

Additionally, these programs include access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services. They are available online at any time for your convenience.

Featured programs include a variety of options in Healthcare, Skilled Trades & Technology, Business, Management, & Accounting, and Software, IT, & Web Development.

Stand Out in the Competitive IT Job Market

The UT Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning has partnered with QuickStart to provide a variety of online IT courses for professional development. 

These courses are affordable, flexible, and the course content is developed with industry experts, hiring managers, and IT professionals. QuickStart IT bootcamps leverage top technologies such as AWS, Microsoft, CompTIA, and many more. 

Students who choose to learn with a QuickStart bootcamp will gain in-demand skills and stand out in the competitive IT job market.

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