Continuing Education and Professional Development

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A lifelong commitment to learning

We extend the resources of the university beyond campus. By offering innovative experiences and opportunities, we promote personal and professional development. 

SIU has partnered with multiple vendors to offer hundreds of different instructor-facilitated online courses and certifications in a variety of areas, topics and specialties. These non credit courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night.

Courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. All courses include expert instructors from around the country, many of whom are nationally known authors. Whether you're interested in learning new skills or furthering your professional development, our partners are here to help. Find your area of interest below and see what courses are offered!

Accounting  Business  Computer Applications  Legal Studies  College REadiness  Design and Composition  Teaching  Medical  Writing

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Center for Legal Studies


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