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Our Professional Development courses, seminars, and certificate programs provide information essential for job and career success. These courses offer numerous opportunities to change or advance your career while maintaining your current job. You can sharpen skills with a few quick classes or add a certification with a longer course. Either way, we can improve your opportunities in these tough economic times.

Find out how you can train for a new career in under a year!
Fast, focused, affordable career training with financing and flexible
payment options available.

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NEW! aPHR Exam Prep
The Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) certification was created by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) to validate those performing or hoping to perform early HR responsibilities. This new seminar prepares you to take the aPHR exam

Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers earn an average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, and Gold’s Gym are just a few of the thousands of club employers that are constantly searching for motivated, effective personal trainers. Whether you’re seeking a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Health Care Certificate Programs - 7 to 15 Weeks
Offered to both working adults interested in a new career and current health care professionals, our certificate programs will help prepare you for the numerous jobs available to health care staff and professionals. For more information on employment outlook visit: Anyone interested in enrolling should possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. All courses are held at UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville.

UT Culinary and Catering Program - 12 Weeks
This full-time 12-week, 400-hour course prepares students for entry level positions in restaurants, hotels, catering and sales. Classes start several times every year.
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Photography Certificate Program
The non-credit UT Photography Certificate provides fundamental and specialty skills for achieving success in the growing field of photography and related professions. Explore photography as a hobby or for professional growth and development. Developed by a committee of Knoxville-area photographers, these courses provide the opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing skills in this rapidly changing field.

UT-Relyant UXO Training Course - 7 Weeks
The problems associated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) are a significant international challenge affecting hundreds of nations and millions of people. Alleviating these risks requires trained personnel to mitigate potential explosive hazards. The UXO industry provides an opportunity for individuals who are not satisfied with the ordinary to enter into a new, exciting, and challenging career.

Online Programs
Online Programs
From Business to Education to Computer skills our online offerings are geared toward advancing your skills and fitting into your schedule. Sign up today in one of our many online classes.

Upcoming Courses

Course NameStartsEnds
Leadership Skills for Managers & Supervisors (Core)2/23/2017  2/23/2017
Microsoft Excel 2016: Intermediate2/23/2017  2/23/2017
Grant Funding Research (Core)2/27/2017  2/27/2017
Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced2/27/2017  2/27/2017
Clinical Medical Assistant Program - 140 Classroom Hours + 160-Hour Clinical Externship2/27/2017  6/5/2017
Aligning HR with Organizational Strategies (Core)2/28/2017  2/28/2017
Millennials - Generation Why? - Who They Are & How They Work (Elective)3/1/2017  3/1/2017
Annual Campaigns3/1/2017  3/1/2017
Introduction to Windows 103/1/2017  3/1/2017
Intermediate Grant Writing for Foundations3/2/2017  3/23/2017
Leading the Nonprofit Organization (Elective)3/2/2017  3/2/2017
Getting Started with Inbound & Content Marketing3/2/2017  3/2/2017
Compensation & Benefits (Core)3/3/2017  3/3/2017
Dental Assisting Program - 60 Classroom Hours + 40-Hour Clinical Externship3/6/2017  5/1/2017
Medical Billing & Coding Program3/6/2017  6/5/2017
Health Care Reform Act: Employer Compliance Issues (Elective)3/7/2017  3/7/2017
Writing About Your Life3/7/2017  3/7/2017
Pharmacy Technician Program - 50 Classroom Hours + 80-Hour Clinical Externship3/7/2017  4/25/2017
Phlebotomy Technician Program - 90 Classroom Hours + 40-Hour Clinical Externship3/7/2017  5/16/2017
Staff Engagement - 10 Best Practices (Elective)3/8/2017  3/8/2017
QuickBooks 2016: Level II3/8/2017  3/8/2017
Rocking the Ages - Using Social Media to Connect with Generations of Customers3/8/2017  3/8/2017
Building a Social Media Strategy3/9/2017  3/9/2017
Nature & Travel Photography3/9/2017  5/4/2017

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