Non-Credit Professional Education

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

Time-tested and built in partnership with national organizations and/or certifying bodies, a non-credit professional certificate from Villanova is respected by organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Courses are offered both on campus and online in a variety of subjects.  

Students have the choice of enrolling in courses or full certificate programs, but should check any potential restrictions if they are receiving educational benefits from a government, corporation or other entity. In addition, they must meet any prerequisite requirements.

CPS students enrolling in a non-credit program and/or any individual non-credit course lasting 10 weeks or longer, may participate in a payment plan. Learn more.

View upcoming start dates for classes on our Non-Credit Schedule.


Certificate Program or Course
Modality Full Program Individual Course Option
2019 Leadership Symposium On Campus No Yes
Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) On Campus
Agile Contract Management Online Yes Yes
Agile Management Online Yes Yes
Business Analysis Online Yes Yes
Business Intelligence Online Yes Yes
Business Process Management Online Yes Yes
CMA Exam Preparation On Campus No Yes
English as a Second Language On Campus No Yes
Facilities Management Professional
On Campus No Yes
Human Resources

On Campus and Online

Yes Yes
Immigration Advocacy: VIISTA Launching Fall 2020 Online Yes Yes
Information Security Management Online Yes Yes
Lean Six Sigma   Online Yes Yes
Organizational Leadership Online Yes Yes
Paralegal Professional On Campus Yes No
Payroll: The PayTrain® College & University Program Online Yes Yes
Principles of Fundraising On Campus No Yes
Project Management


On Campus and Online
Yes Yes
Recovery Specialist On Campus Yes No
Supply Chain Management On Campus
No Yes
Value of a non-credit program



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.


Expand your professional network

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.


Learn from industry experts

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.

Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910

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