Why Choose CPE

Empowering individuals and organizations to succeed.

Whether you're trying to build new skills to prepare for a career change, need project management training to keep up with today's evolving workplace or simply want to enhance the skills section of your resume, the Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers courses that support your career journey.

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Future-Focused Training

Professional certificate programs and courses focused on the most in-demand skill sets needed to excel in today’s evolving careers and workplaces.

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Committed to Your Success

From our team of Enrollment and Success Coordinators to the industry experts who teach our programs, we are committed to helping you succeed.

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Convenience and Flexibility

From our short one- to two-day classes to 100% online certificate programs, we offer professional education designed to fit into your busy schedule.

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Globally Recognized

Earning a professional credential from UT Austin backed by the university's reputation for excellence will stand out on your resume.


The University of Texas at Austin is ranked among the top research universities in the world.

Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities.

Kyleigh Reyes

Kyleigh Reyes, Certified Paralegal

"I work full-time at Best & Spruill, P.C. and my certification has served as an incredible tool for my advancement in the firm. I have applied to the Rhetoric and Writing Bachelor's Degree program for the Summer 2020 semester. I am hopeful that I will gain entry based on my GPA at ACC (I graduated with my AA in December) paired with the credentials which I earned through the Paralegal Certificate Program. If I am able to attend the University of Texas at Austin for my BA, I plan to continue my education there and attend the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. I feel that the Paralegal Certificate helped me to take the extra step I needed to reach my full potential, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to advance in their paralegal career."

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Feng Lu, Fitness Director

“Simply put - without the program, I would not have gotten the job. Every time I’m speaking with a client I use the information and demeanor I learned from the program and internship.”

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Chelsea White, Project Manager

"This course started making an impact on my career almost immediately. I started seeing results in my thought processes...knowing what questions to ask, having a critical eye for data...my confidence in what I presented skyrocketed. You don’t have to be a math or coding genius, and I know that the things you learn in this course will be valuable throughout your career and life."

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Chad Springer, Senior Management Consultant

"The Project Management Certificate Program at The University of Texas at Austin is an incredible professional experience. The course is very well-designed and organized, and well geared towards professionals from all industries. I would not hesitate for a moment, to highly recommend this course."

Lauren Hersh

Lauren Hersh

"The Project Management Program at The University of Texas surpassed all my expectations and put me on the path to professional success. After completing the program, I felt confident in my knowledge and obtained my PMP. I could not have done this without the training from UT. The lessons are in-depth and truly give you an advantage. I would recommend the program to anyone in the project management field."

Tammy McGill

Tammy McGill, Process Development Specialist

"My current position as a Process Development Specialist is a new role for me. I felt the Communication Skills for Professionals Certificate would enhance my skills and give me the tools to succeed and I am excited to use what I learned at the Center for Professional Education."

Christina Flygstad

Christina Flygstad, Creative Producer

“I definitely recommend the Leadership Academy Certificate Program because not only did it refine my skills as a leader, it opened my eyes to how I can take these qualities and apply them to my personal life. I’m now more confident in my ability to lead, empower and identify ways to nurture and mentor others who are also looking to become leaders or adopt leadership attributes in their own day-to-day lives. This course changed my life and I’m so much happier and confident in my abilities because of it.”