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Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning.

Make 2023 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 for assistance in selecting your courses.

View our 2023 non-credit course catalog

Enhance your career skills and open new possibilities with Professional Education courses and certificate 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 in June and July with Kids U Summer Camps. Browse our 2023 catalog. Or they can become confident readers by enrolling in our online Summer Reading Skills Programs.

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.


Pat Summitt

Study the Definite Dozen Principles of Legendary UT Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

Learn the principles and wisdom of legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Coach Summitt’s Definite Dozen, a profound model for success, is designed to educate and inspire adult lifelong learners on leadership and success.

You’ll enjoy a self-paced online, module-by-module approach featuring each Definite Dozen principle. You’ll also view embedded video clips of Coach Summitt and on-screen leaders and associates of Summitt presenting her principles as well as thought-provoking “knowledge checks” and questions for reflection that you can answer in the downloadable workbook.

The registration fee for this exclusive program is $399. Register now.


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 next session begins August 1. Learn more.

NEW! Online Real Estate Courses for Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing and Continuing Education

Those looking to begin and/or continue a real estate career in Tennessee now have the opportunity to take pre-licensing, exam prep, post-licensing, and continuing education courses fully online in a flexible, asynchronous format.
Learn more.

Stand Out in the Competitive IT Job Market

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

Register now for courses in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Cloud Engineering, Data Science, and Software Engineering.

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


NEW! Online Certification Programs in Healthcare & IT

In partnership with MedCerts, we now offer a variety of certification programs to prepare you for jobs in healthcare and IT. These programs provide training for some of the most in-demand careers in the job market and are taught through innovative online learning techniques, like 3D animations and software simulations, to keep you engaged and invested. Learn more.



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