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Division of Continuing Education

About Continuing Education

We Provide You with a Wide Variety of Lifelong Learning Opportunities

The UNF Division of Continuing Education knows how to bring out the best in every student, whether you are looking for career advancement, seeking an industry certification, changing careers, preparing for graduate school or just taking courses for the pure enjoyment of learning. Through our non-credit courses and certificate programs, you will find individualized attention in all five continuing education sectors, including Professional Development, Enrich Jax, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Test Prep. At UNF Division of Continuing Education, you can keep pace with a changing world and transform your business, career, or yourself tomorrow. Let’s get going!

Our Mission

The University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education offers unparalleled education and training programs that: the COMMUNITY selects for personal enrichment; PROFESSIONALS prefer for career advancement; EMPLOYERS recommend to associates; and, COMPANIES seek long-term success.

Our Vision

The University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education aspires to be the unrivaled regional provider of professional development, lifelong learning opportunities, and customized corporate services that drive economic development and individual success.

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Dean’s Message

Welcome to the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education — the premier provider of lifelong learning, workforce development, and transformative enrichment experiences for the northeast Florida region and beyond. Our team of professional and volunteer educators is passionately committed to offering unsurpassed continuing education courses, certificates, and experiences that enrich your professional, personal, and social life.

We provide a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities for you. Whether you want to enhance your career trajectory, prepare for a new job, expand your personal skills and abilities, or learn with like-minded friends and engage new acquaintances, the Division of Continuing Education has a program for you. Our program and course offerings can enhance your professional skills in leadership, finance, business, or logistics; engage you in mutually stimulating learning with adults 50 years and better; prepare you to successfully challenge a higher education entrance exam; or enrich your life by developing your artistic, creative and hands-on skills. Furthermore, if your business requires customized training to ensure your workforce can meet the emerging global and technological demands of the new economy, we have the expertise to develop the right professional development course(s) for your staff.

Continuing and professional education and lifelong learning at UNF is more than just an exercise in engaging your intellect; it’s a fantastic journey with colleagues, friends, and our attentive staff synergized to provide an excellent experience just for you. Our continuing education team adds value to your interaction with us through integrity, inclusivity, and compassion. These values, which are the core of Continuing Education’s vision and mission, are embedded in the exceptional learning opportunities and services provided to you.

Every year more than 6,000 students take advantage of our variety of offerings. We hope you will become a member of our continuing education community. We’re here to help you achieve your dreams and goals. The Division knows there’s “No one like you. No place like this.”

Warm regards,

Edythe M. Abdullah, JD
Dean, Division of Continuing Education