Non-Credit Programs

Learn new career skills! Enrich your life!

Welcome to our spring session! Take this opportunity to enjoy a non-credit course that will make your life more enjoyable, enhance your productivity, or expand your knowledge. Temple University's Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education (ONCE) offers courses that may help you to prepare for a new job, get ahead in your current job or explore new directions.

Browse all of the non-credit courses scheduled for the fall semester.

Non-Credit Courses

Explore a sampling of business and personal enrichment courses offered at Temple University Ambler. Below are just some of the courses that will be starting soon at the Temple University Ambler campus.


Fundamentals of Design and Layout
T/Th., Sept. 25, 27, Oct. 2 and 4, 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $255

Rejuvenate Your Retirement
2 Thurs., Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 1 to 3 PM • $39

Retirement Planning Today
2 Thurs., Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 6 to 9 PM • $49

Aquaponics 101 (online)
Oct. 1 to 26 • $125

Getting to Know Ireland
Mon. Oct 1, 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $45

Ikebana: Japanese Influence on the Art of Flower Arranging
4 Tues., Oct. 2 to 23, 7 to 9:30 PM • $125

Understanding Classical Music
8 Tues., Oct. 9 to Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 20), 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $145

Islam in the 21st Century
4 Wed., Oct. 3 to 24, 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $125

Wedding Planning & Consulting: Part II
2 Wed., Oct. 3 and 10, 6:30 to 9:30 PM and 1 Sat., Oct. 9, 9 AM to 1 PM • $255

Time: Friend or Foe?
2 Thurs., Oct. 4 and 11, 9 AM to 12 PM • $125

Proofread Like a Pro
Fri., Oct. 5, 9 AM to 4 PM • $225

Make Your Voice Heard: Communication Skills for Professional Women
Fri., Oct. 5, 9 AM to 12 PM • $99

Resilient LIving
2 Wed., Oct. 10 and 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $55

Arabic Language for Beginners
8 Thurs., Oct. 11 to Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 22), 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $195

South American Wines
Th., Oct. 11, 7 to 9 PM • $65

Writing Nonfiction: What You Need to Know
6 Th., Oct. 11 to Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 PM • $125

MS Access 2016: Level I
Th., Oct. 11, 9 AM to 4 PM • $225

Writers' Workshop Series
Sat., Oct. 20, 9 AM to 12 PM • $75 per workshop

Browse our listing of all of the non-credit courses  or download a copy of our latest catalog. To register for non-credit courses, you may also call our office at 267-468-8500 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Do you have a dynamic personality, expertise and the ability to teach? If you have a suggestion and are interested in teaching a new course, let us know. Please complete the Non-Credit Course Proposal Form and email it to us at or fax it us at 267-468-8506.

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, Digital Publishing, Web Site Design, Master Home Gardening and much more! Learn more about Non-Credit Certificate Programs at Ambler.

Online Learning

Certificate in Digital Advertising - taught entirely online!

As technology advances, digital expertise in increasingly. Offered in partnership with Temple University's School of Media and Communication, the Certificate in Digital Advertisting will provide you with the opportunity to expand your digital skills set, build your career, and enhance your personal brand. This online certificate program is taught be well-respected professors with real-world experience. Learn more about this online program that begins in January 2019.

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 onlline 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.

Browse our courses for learners of all ages and lifestyles at Temple University Ambler, Fort Washington and Center City.

Lifelong Learning Society

If you enjoy active, stimulating classes with great teachers, topics, and students, the Lifelong Learning Society series of classes is for you! Classes are designed for learners 50 and up, but adult learners of all ages are welcome. After paying a the spring semester fee ($105), you may enroll in as many of the Lifelong Learning Society courses as you like. The Fall 2018 Lifelong Learning Society will begin on October 10, 2018. 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. The 2018 summer camp schedule will be available February 1st. 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 Doris Clowney at or 215-204-7239.

The Office of Noncredit and Continuing Education at Temple University offers many of these business topics as public courses throughout the year. View the latest professional development public courses.

Registration and Payment

Register and pay online for non-credit courses and certificate programs.  Using the online registration system (DestinyOne) you can the view current course listings, register and pay online anytime 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 Polilcy

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 programsthe 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: Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal 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 cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at or 267-468-8500. Learn more about registering for non-credit programs.