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.


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.

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Jared De La Cerda

"The Online Data Analytics Certificate Program was fantastically useful for me in my current position and helped me to launch myself into a new role within my company. I had never participated in a program like this and it met, and exceeded, my expectations. I was able to build a familiarity with task management and project development and completion schedules as if I were a real contractor for different tech companies, which to me was invaluable."

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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."