Course Catalog

Customized Training

The Center for Professional Education at UT Austin offers courses, certificate programs and workforce training designed to build individual careers and support productive and efficient work teams. 

Use the catalog below to explore our offerings.

For quick review of upcoming opportunities, you can also download this printable PDF that lists information sessions, certificate programs and courses starting in the next couple of months.


Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Administraive Law Specialist Certificate Program provides in-depth instruction over the law of the administrative state, procedural actions for hearings documentation and researching processes. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

In this certificate program, you learn how to have a neutral approach in order to reconcile differences before proceeding to arbitration (binding and non-binding) or litigation including hearing evidence and deciding cases. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

Paralegals working in bankruptcy law work on cases involving creditors and debtors in financial restructurings, workouts, bankruptcy cases and other matters involving financially distressed transactions. This certificate program delivers an in-depth understanding of bankruptcy litigation helpful for those interested in working in this legal area. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

You can acquire the diverse skills and knowledge required to represent clients in any area of business law, including organizational and financial aspects in this Business Law Specialist Certificate Program. Through a balance of theory and practical insight, you are exposed to a variety of legal and business issues that lawyers regularly encounter in the global marketplace. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Contract Law Specialist Certificate Program introduces you to the range of issues and processes that are involved when entering an enforcing contract. Learn from real-world cases to build a better understanding of contract drafting, enforcement as well as defenses and remedies for breaches. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

This Criminal Law Specialist Certificate Program serves as a great education opportunity for paralegals or other legal staff interested in expanding their knowledge of criminal law to advance their career. This program is designed to help you refine your criminal litigation knowledge, enhance your interview skills, perform in-depth research and prepare for a criminal trial. The program is self-paced, allowing you to start anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Elder Law Specialist Certificate Program explores ethical issues and legalities surrounding the health and legal rights of the elderly. You will gain a deeper understanding of topics such as retirement, discrimination, disabilities and medical leave. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Employment Law Specialist Program explores various statutes dealing with public employees to give you a broader understanding of the legal processes involved. Topics include master and servant, wages and hours, antidiscrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Environmental Law Specialist Certificate Program focuses on the legal regulations of pollution and waste management. You will gain a deeper understanding of federal environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation, and Recovery Act, and the Superfund law. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Family Law Specialist Certificate Program provides students with an in-depth education into various topics including special interview considerations, drafting, premarital agreements and researching family court rules. The program is self-paced, allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

In the Healthcare Law Specialist Certificate Program you will learn to work with attorneys to ensure patients’ rights are respected, procedures are properly followed, and clients are better served by both the medical and legal processes. You will also examine topics such as malpractice, personal injury, insurance claims and defense, negligence, child welfare, social services, elder care and administrative law. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Immigration Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including work visas, family based residency, Homeland Security policies and issues, citizenship and naturalization as well as specific client considerations. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Intellectual Property Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including patent rights, trademarks and copyright protection laws and related areas. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Juvenile Law Specialist Certificate Program provides and in-depth education of topics including emancipated minors, neglect and abuse, delinquency, family support and related topics. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Law Office Administration Specialist Certificate Program can give you the foundational knowledge needed to step into the role of a law office administrator. Topics covered include personnel relations and ethics, client relationship management as well as financial management including timekeeping, billing, legal fees and funds. The program is online and self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Litigation Specialist Certificate Program delivers an in-depth education on topics including elements and defenses of claims, negligent torts, evidentiary issues, litigation strategies and related topics. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. 

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Media, Journalism and the Law Specialist Certificate Program explores First Amendment issues, freedom of the press vs. free trial, civil suits including defamation, libel and slander; copyright and advertising issues as well as cyberspace protocols. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: All Audiences

This fully-online, self-paced Online Paralegal Certificate Program teaches the most in-demand legal skills and provides a foundational knowledge of torts, contracts and civil procedures to help you begin a successful career in the field of law. The curriculum update focused on Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the program now aligns with the classroom program created at The University of Texas at Austin.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: All Audiences

The Paralegal Certificate Program teaches the most in-demand legal skills and provides a foundational knowledge of ethics and legal principles to help you begin a successful career in the field of law. In less than five months, you will learn current legal processes, best practices in research and analysis, and become familiar with essential topics in law such as torts, contracts and civil procedures.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Personal Injury Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. You will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based and learn interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal's success in the law office. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Real Estate Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including surveys and land descriptions, public regulations, contract, leases and deed, closing and financial transactions. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Sports Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including representing agents and agencies, contracts, sports related crimes, disabilities and reolution disputes. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Wills and Estates Specialist Certificate Program provides and in-depth education on topics including wills, trusts, probates processes, estate planning and legal enforcement. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.

Topic Area: Paralegal
Available For: Individual / Small Group Only

The Worker’s Compensation Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including injury and illness procedures, insurance related issues and agency procedures. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools.