Professional (Non-Credit) Programs

Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers a robust suite of non-credit professional programs that provide professionals with immediately applicable skills and knowledge in areas that are highly demanded by industry.

Value of a non-credit program

Time-tested and built in partnership with national organizations and/or certifying bodies, a non-credit professional program certificate from Villanova is respected by organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Courses are offered on the Villanova campus and at other convenient locations, as well as corporate sites upon request.

Choose Your Program of Interest

  • Alcohol & Drug Counselor Certificate

    Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) is an advanced certificate for those currently working in the counseling field. Earning CADC enhances a counselor's knowledge base by learning targeted counseling techniques for substance abusers. read more

  • Certified Management Accountant

    The IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate Program offered by Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS) addresses the needs of managerial finance and accounting professionals as they meet the challenges of the new corporate accounting environment. read more

  • Drones in Business

    Drones have exploded in popularity over the past few years, and drone usage in business is exponentially growing. The Business of Drones will focus on the value of drone use in commercial drone operations. read more

  • English as a Second Language

    Villanova University's English as a Second Language program was established to assist those for whom English is a second language. The goals of the program are to increase English language fluency and individual confidence in listening, speaking and writing. read more

  • Facility Management Professional Credential

    The must-have credential for all facility management professionals and industry suppliers. Course teaches the core topics of facility management. Enhance your knowledge, gain recognition and earn a competitive advantage. read more

  • Fundraising

    The Villanova University Principles of Fundraising certificate provides students with the tools and data driven solutions for their development needs. Through this course students develop a portfolio of strategies and skills to implement goal setting, strategic outreach and communication with donors. read more

  • Human Resources Studies

    For more than 20 years, Villanova University has met the needs of HR professionals in various stages of their careers and developed the region's premier center of excellence for Human Resource study and certification. read more

  • Paralegal Studies

    Our ABA-approved, flexible full-time day or part-time evening program options provide students with the education to pursue their professional goals. Experienced instructors, along with an extensive network of regional law offices and a thriving alumni network, ensures student success upon completion of the program. read more

  • Payroll: The PayTrain® College & University Program

    Villanova University’s PayTrain Level 1 and PayTrain Level 2 courses are designed to increase your payroll knowledge. read more

  • Project Management

    Through the Villanova University Project Management programs students learn the tools and techniques to breakdown an overwhelming work load into manageable elements resulting in measurable growth, economic value added and employee satisfaction and retention. read more

  • Recovery Specialist

    The Recovery Specialist (CRS) certificate program is ideal for individuals who are interested in becoming peer professionals trained to help others move through the recovery process. read more

  • Six Sigma

    Today's businesses are heavily investing in quality improvement initiatives so that they can be leaner and more cost efficient. Waste has been a significant issue in the past for many industries, and methods like Six Sigma have dramatically reduced waste and increased output. read more

  • Supply Chain Management

    Establish yourself as a globally recognized supply chain expert by earning the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. Ensure you're prepared with Villanova University's Supply Chain Management course, designed for CSCP credential candidates. Expand your knowledge and practical approaches to global end-to-end supply chain that are critical for career success. read more

  • Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

    For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in advancing the practice of sustainability throughout the building life cycle. Gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization's triple bottom line. Enhance your capability with sustainability FM knowledge and practices. read more