Online and In-Person
Professional Education Programs

Continue Your Lifelong Learning Journey

Advance Your Career or Explore Your Passion

Advance your career or get the training you need to begin something new. Our career-focused courses and programs are taught by industry experts in a format that best fits your learning style and schedule.

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What I love about teaching courses at the UT Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning is we incorporate ‘adult learning principles’ in the training which includes one-on-one coaching experiences for each participant. With this approach, participants learn quicker, retain more, and get faster results.

Randy Harms, Instructor

Courses and Certificates DESIGNED FOR YOUR NEEDS 

Enhance your skills and open new career possibilities with Professional Education courses and certificates. Learn a new hobby or enhance an existing one with Personal Enrichment courses. Explore the Smoky Mountains with the Smoky Mountain Field School.

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.

Three Easy Ways to Register


Register online through a specific program page or directly through the
Student Log-in page.


Call 865-974-0150 to register using Visa, Discover, or MasterCard.

In Person

Register in person during our regular office hours, Mon.-Fri., 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Our office is located at 600 Henley St., Suite 211, in downtown Knoxville.

Kids U Summer Camps

Kids U features weeklong day camps during June and July for area youth in grades 3-12 (rising). These camps provide a wonderful opportunity for students to work with University staff, faculty, and graduate students, while exploring their interests in fields ranging from art to chemistry, cooking to anthropology, photography to technology, STEM to LEGOs, and more.


The University of Tennessee Center for Professional Education & Lifelong Learning offers a wide variety of courses and certificate programs to prepare you for a career change or add new skills applicable for your existing position. Our Professional Education programs are offered both in-person and online. Additionally, if you want to learn something new just for fun or to begin a new hobby, you’ll want to enroll in one of our popular Personal Enrichment courses.