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We recently underwent a name change and became the University of Tennessee Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning.

We think you’ll agree the new name better describes the comprehensive professional development and personal enrichment courses and programs that we offer.

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 including Gavin Baker, Kelly Drummond, and Tammie Smeltzer, who are featured on the cover of our 2022 course catalog.

Please call 865-974-0150 or email for assistance in selecting your courses.

View Our 2022 course catalog

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.



MindEdge Online Courses for Busy Professionals

MindEdge Learning's comprehensive catalog of online professional development courses and certificates is perfect for busy professionals. Courses are affordable, engaging, and offer professionals the skills they need to succeed in the competitive job market.

Featured topics include Career BuildingEntrepreneurship, Inc. Magazine Courses, and Small Business Management.

View the MindEdge catalog.



EmergingEd delivers high-impact professional development online courses in the most in-demand technology topics

Check out our high-impact professional development online courses in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Blockchain, and Health Tech, built in collaboration with EmergingEd and designed and delivered by leading industry experts. Register today!

EmergingEd and UT’s online courses are knowledge- and skills-based, with offerings in the technology-forward disciplines at the forefront of the professional world today. These subjects have been chosen because of their current and projected demand in the job market, and for the rapidly-evolving nature of their technology skills and tools.


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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