Professional (Non-Credit) Programs

Designed with professionals in mind, our non-credit certificate courses are perfect for adults looking to set themselves apart in their current careers by acquiring new skills, as well as those looking to change career paths with a solid foundation of industry knowledge.

Villanova's programs are time-tested, partnered with national organizations and respected by companies throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Courses are offered on the Villanova campus, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and at other convenient locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, as well as corporate sites upon request.

All registrations can be submitted online, we no longer accept printed mailed or faxed paper registrations. Contact us at 610-519-4300 if you have any questions.

Choose Your Program Area 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

    Villanova University now offers a series of three intensive review seminars customized to meet the needs of the seminar participants. Each seminar will review one of the three parts of the CIA exam. 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

    Villanova University has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), receiving a top ranking among nearly 300 colleges and universities nationwide for its Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, utilizing the SHRM® Learning System. 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

    Villanova University’s PayTrain Fundamentals and PayTrain Mastery courses are designed to increase your payroll knowledge. Whether your knowledge is at a basic or advanced level, this course will help ensure your company’s compliance with federal and state regulations. 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

  • Enhance your resume. Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume, and make you even more valuable to your employer. They can also provide career-changers a solid foundation of knowledge to successfully transition into a new industry.
  • Expand your professional network! Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.
  • Learn from experienced industry experts. All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or currently work in the field, and who are able to share with you practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.