Mission Statement & Welcome

The mission of Villanova University’s Office of Continuing Studies is to  provide quality professional education and training and development of a non-credit nature to adult learners.

Many of our programs are designed to provide career enhancement opportunities or certification preparation. Our ABA approved Paralegal Program provides a career changing opportunity for those interested in the legal field. Villanova partners with many professional associations, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) to deliver continuing education units (CEU’s) and certification programs. Courses are conveniently offered at the Villanova Conference CenterVillanova University’s Main Campus, at locations throughout the Delaware Valley, and on-site at area corporations.

To view the University's mission statement, click here.

In partnership with University Alliance, Continuing Studies also offers fully online, non-credit certificate programs for working professionals.

In addition, Continuing Studies provides area organizations with customized training and development programs that meet their organizational needs and support their corporate goals and objectives.

Director's Welcome

Welcome to Villanova University’s Office of Continuing Studies!

We are happy you have come to visit us; kick off your shoes and stay awhile. We offer adult learners an opportunity to prepare for their certification exam, to learn more about their chosen profession, and possibly even change their career path. Wherever your path leads you, we want to be part of your journey. Learn more about us and all that we offer in the exciting world of continuing education.  This is the place where lifelong learning happens every day. See what a Villanova certificate can do for you.

All of our programs have national recognition, and are taught by certified, experienced practitioners, who have leadership roles in their organizations. We offer convenient nights and Saturday schedules and through our on-line partnership with University Alliance, we offer courses that meet every type of work and family schedule.  Our experienced staff can show you the way to move forward in your career development. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask us questions, and come back to visit us again.

--James S. Kane, Jr. M.S., SPHR (’81 &’05)
Director, Continuing Studies


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