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Get On a Career Path

Starting a Career at the School of Continuing Studies

Build Your Skills.
Prepare for a Career.

University's College's School of Continuing Studies has a range of certificates and professional programs in high-growth career fields ranging from community development to childcare to help you get on the path to a rewarding, fulfilling career. We offer the support and resources to help you overcome any barriers you may face from satisfying your educational needs.

Through our portfolio of programs and courses, UC provides job-specific degrees and training for people looking to gain or expand workforce skills. We will work with you to pivot and build your skills to meet workplace needs and demands.

We can help prepare you for the most in-demand jobs in your area. Our classes are flexible and offered at our convenient downtown Providence location and online, so they are easy to fit into your schedule. Some programs require no training and some will train you to enter the workforce in just less than a year.

Every Step Counts at the School of Continuing Studies

We are committed to lifelong learning and improvement for all types of students no matter where they are on the education journey. Because of that, we think beyond the traditional high school to college to employment experience and offer programs that can easily be taken in steps to get you where you want to go so you can get on a career path wherever you in life.

  • Workforce Training

    Whether you're looking to gain workforce skills or jump into a new career the Center for Workforce & Professional Development provides individuals with the skills they need to advance.

  • Continuing Studies Pathways

    We offer opportunities for working adults and high school aged students to advance, change, or refocus their life and career choices.

  • Certificate Programs

    Sometimes to start a career, you don't need a multi-year degree. You need something specific, focused, and tied to industry demand. The School of Continuing Studies has a range of certificate and professional programs designed to get you in the workforce.

  • Fast Track Certificate Programs

    Like our traditional certificate programs, our Minimesters are designed to fit in to your life and get you into the workforce only faster.


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Want a Four Year Degree?

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies has a number of four-year degree programs that focus in high-growth areas.

Andrew Kong: Changing His Career, Changing His Life

Continuing Studies Pathway Program, 2018

“By changing careers, I could change my life. If this works out, it will be a huge come up for me.”

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