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UHD Continuing Education

Certificate and Post-Degree Studies to Support Academic and Professional Growth

Continuing Education at UHD

Continuing Education (CE) provides access to high-quality educational opportunities that help individuals and organizations meet diverse learning needs beyond undergraduate and graduate instruction.


University of Houston-Downtown Continuing Education is committed to addressing the professional and educational needs of individuals and businesses. We identify and design high quality, innovative non-degree courses and programs that provide students with in-depth study in a specific area of interest, or in a professional field enhancing their career options, knowledge and skills.

The Division of Continuing Education comprises four departments: Applied Business & Technology Center, College of Business, Criminal Justice Training, and the English Language Institute. In addition to its commitment to improving professional education and enhancing career opportunities, the division responds to the diverse learning needs of local and international businesses through customized training options. Collectively, the departments extend the resources of the University to those eager to learn outside the structure of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Opportunities to develop and grow are offered at all levels. We offer a wide range of non-academic and non-credit services, which includes:

  • full certificate programs
  • short-term programs
  • high quality courses
  • innovative workshops
  • interactive summer camp programs
  • on-site training
  • online and blended courses
  • seminars and conferences
Note: UHD program directors are always happy to discuss your needs for programming. Specialized courses can be developed specifically for a business or constituency group.

Division Departments

Applied Business & Technology Center

The Applied Business & Technology Center (ABTC) at UHD offers training for industry specific software and skills at various levels from entry through advanced. The center offers training on-campus, on-site, and online and is dedicated to responding to the needs of business and industry. As an Authorized Autodesk Training Center, the ABTC provides training in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, and Revit. In addition, the center provides prep classes for SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT exams. The center also offers innovative classes from computer programming to creative writing for grade-school students during the summer.

College of Business

The College of Business Continuing Education Department addresses the educational needs of professionals seeking advancement in their career. The department offers certificate programs for professionals in the fields of business, energy, and banking.

Criminal Justice Training Center

The Criminal Justice Training Center provides training and educational opportunities outside of the academic curriculum. The center offers a variety of continuing education classes for criminal justice and law enforcement professionals. All continuing education courses are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Why Continuing Education at UHD

Employers know us. Governments of other countries work with us. Former trainees return for new programs. We deliver!

Top five reasons you should choose UHD for Continuing Education:

Reason No. 5

Peace Officer Training Academy: The Basic Officer Training Academy at UHD provides students with preparatory training for peace officer certification in the state of Texas and boasts an outstanding pass rate. 

Reason No. 4

Skills-driven courses: The College of Business Continuing Education department offers an array of non-credit certificate programs in the energy business and banking field. Non-credit certificate options include the Petroleum Land Management Certificate, Right of Way Certificate, Commercial Credit Certificate, and Retail Management Certificate, which are for non-degree seeking students who wish to seek greater opportunities and advance their careers. Our programs align with recognized industry standards and continuing education.

Reason No. 3

English language programs: The English Language Institute delivers a focused, fast-paced intensive English program that enables students and professionals to compete and communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment.

Reason No. 2

Interactive Summer Camps: From computer programming to creative writing, there is something for everyone during the ABTC summer camp. With summer enrichment programs for grades first through 12, the whole family can find things worth learning, all in one place.

Reason No. 1

Unbeatable location and flexible learning options: Located in the heart of downtown, we offer individuals and organizations the best of both worlds - an unbeatable location and a challenging, yet engaging professional academic experience. The Division of Continuing Education offers on-site training and online courses to accommodate your schedule.

Last updated 6/20/2018 7:14 AM