Non-Credit Programs

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Due to COVID-19, the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at Temple University has shifted to online instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. We believe that the safety of students and staff must be our first priority. Our staff are working remotely and you still can contact us at ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500. 
Virtual Classroom: All instructor-led classes will take place online via Zoom.

The Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education (ONCE) is committed to providing quality, professional, and accessible education, along with lifelong learning and training opportunities. Our non-credit programs for the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered online. All courses will either be scheduled via Zoom with live, online sessions, or entirely self-paced so that you can participate when it's convenient for you. Browse our Fall 2020 digital brochure. Below are just some of the courses starting soon.

Working it Out: Meaning and Identity (book discussion)
Tuesdays, September 15, 29, October 13, 27 and November 10 - two sections: 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM

Connecting the Dots: Imagination, Creativity, Process
Thursdays, September 17 to October 8, from 7 to 8:30 PM, plus online office hours TBD

Fall Vegetable and Herb Gardening
Mondays, September 21 and October 5 (no class September 28), from 6:30 to 8 PM

Spanish Level I (Introduction to Spanish)
Tuesdays, September 22 to November 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Create Calm with Interior Design and Art Therapy
Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 to 8 PM OR Saturday, October 17 from 10 to 11:30 AM

Why Native Plants?
Wednesday, September 23, from 1 to 2 PM

Highs in the Upper 60's: Music 1965-69
Wednesdays, September 23 to October 28 (no class October 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Understanding Flash Fiction
Thursdays, September 24 to October 29, from 10 to 11:30 AM

Writing Short Stories
Saturdays, September 26 to November 21 (no class October 31), from 10 AM to 12 PM

Positive Pyschology - Finding Your Happiness
Saturday, September 26, from 10 AM to 2 PM

Introduction to Italian
Tuesdays, September 29 to November 17, from 6:30 to 8 PM

Digital Photography I
Wednesdays, September 30 to October 21, from 6 to 8 PM

Certificate in Data Analysis
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. 3 one-month courses

Certificate in Customer Service
Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. 2 one-month courses

Genealogy Basics
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.

Discover Sign Language
Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression.

Prepare for Graduate School
Prepare for your test day by taking one of our online test preparation courses offered by the Office of Non-credit and Continuing Education at Temple University. Prep courses are offered for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Choose from a one-hour, free strategy workshop or an in-depth test prep course. All workshops and courses are offered online.

Non-Credit Certificate Programs

Certificate programs can help you get ahead in your professional life or help you learn something new for your own personal interests. Topics include Project Management, Editing and Businesss Writing, Public Policy Advocacy, Leadership and Managment, and much more! Learn more about our Professional Development Certificate Programs.

Online Learning

Temple University, in partnership with LERN (LEarning Resources Network), offers online courses with UGotClass. Acquire new skills, or enhance your current employment skills, through this convenient online program that fits perfectly into your life. View online courses we are currently offering with UGotClass.

Choose from a variety of instructor-facilitated online courses from our online partner, ed2go, that can help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Learn more about our instructor-facilitated online courses and our Career Online Training programs with ed2go.

OLLI  (formerly Lifelong Learning Society)

As we plan for the Fall 2020 session, we are excited that the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) are merging to become one program at two locations - OLLI at Ambler and OLLI at Center City. If you enjoy active, stimulating classes with great teachers, topics, and students, the OLLI series of classes is for you! Classes are designed for learners age 50 and up, who enjoy active, stimulating classes and are available to take classes during the day. After paying a the fall semester fee ($125), you may enroll in as many of the Lifelong Learning Society courses as you like. All courses for the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered live, on-line using Zoom. We expect the Fall 2020 OLLI Digital Brochure to be available August 10, 2020. Learn more.

Summer Education Camps

Temple University Ambler offers youths, between the ages of 8 and 17, the opportunity to explore a variety of fun and educational camps throughout the summer. Camps are offered at the Ambler and Main campus locations. Find out more about Summer Camps at Ambler. To receive a copy of the summer camp brochure call our office at 267-468-8500.

Corporate Training

The Office of Off-Campus Programs and Training delivers lively, interactive, and effective full-day and half-day workshops to corporate locations. Trainers are well qualified, seasoned professionals with years of experience training and teaching at Temple University and at numerous corporations and organizations. Workshops can be scheduled during time periods convenient for employees and their employers. A full list of more than 40 professional development topics is available upon request by contacting Vanessa Williams at vanessa.williams@temple.edu or 215-204-5018.

The Office of Noncredit and Continuing Education at Temple University offers many of these business topics as public courses throughout the year. View the Fall 2020 digital brochure to see our professional development public course offerings

Registration and Payment

Register and pay online for non-credit courses and certificate programs.  Using the online registration system (DestinyOne) you can view current course listings, register and pay online any time of the day or night through our secure network. Check out the wide variety of courses that will help you learn a new skill, change your career or enrich you life! You may also register by phone at 267-468-8500.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: ncce@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdraw from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is canceled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500. Although our staff are currently working remotely we still have access to our email and phones. Learn more about registering for non-credit programs.