Professional Education

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

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Professional Education Upcoming Course Schedule

Time-tested and built in partnership with national organizations and/or certifying bodies, Villanova's professional education program certificates are respected by organizations throughout the Philadelphia region and across the nation. 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 professional education program and/or any individual course lasting 10 weeks or longer, may participate in a payment plan. Learn more.

CPS also partners with companies across the nation to provide a robust set of training solutions. We can deliver onsite, online or hybrid programs in the same of similar topical areas as our professional education programs below, customized to your unique institutional strategy and goals.  Learn more.

Certificate Program or Course
Modality Full Program Individual Course Option
2020 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 Online No Yes
English for Everyday Life On Campus No Yes
Facilities Management
On Campus No Yes
Human Resources

On Campus, Hybrid 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, Hybrid and Online
Yes Yes
Recovery Specialist On Campus Yes No
Supply Chain Management On Campus
No Yes
Sustainability for Facilities Professionals Hybrid 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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