Why Choose CPE

Empowering individuals and organizations to succeed.

Whether you're trying to build new skills to prepare for a career change, need data and technology 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.

From critical soft skills, such as delegation and negotiation, to cutting edge hard skills like cybersecurity and data analytics, CPE is committed to your career success and ongoing professional development.


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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 evening and weekend 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.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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."