Online Personal, Professional, and Career Development
Western Kentucky University offers several types of (non-academic credit) web-based learning opportunities for individuals seeking career advancement.
- Personal and Professional Development Courses
WKU offers instructor-facilitated, self-paced online courses that are informative, convenient, and interactive. With topics such as computer applications, personal finance, web design, nutrition, and starting your own business–you are sure to find something of interest!Featured Courses
Are you thinking about a new career, but not sure how to choose?
Check out the “Explore a Career” series.
Need help managing your money?
Try these courses to build better habits, understand the basics, and even learn about investing.
Politics, COVID-19, global climate change… one thing they all have in common is statistics.
This course can help you understand more about data, charts, and graphs.
Career Training Programs
Western Kentucky University offers online career training programs in many in-demand occupations. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Featured Courses
Ready to go from entry-level to next level?
Upgrade your administrative professional skills while you prepare to add an industry-recognized credential to your resume.
- Maybe it is time....Digital Game Artist Certificate.
This professional development course will help you learn the game design skills to begin your career.
- A Parent's Continued Growth
This class series designed by the Family Resource Program at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex is designed to enhance parenting skills and knowledge.
- Gleim - Exam Prep, CPE, CE
Access to industry-recognized courses for accountants, auditors, and enrolled agents- at a discount for the WKU community.
- Kaplan Financial Education
Western Kentucky University has partnered with Kaplan Professional, a premier provider of licensing exam preparation and financial designation programs, including CFP® Exam Prep Review, Securities licensing, Insurance licensing, and Insurance CE.
Enrich your current skill set or add new expertise to your professional career with the following noncredit online certificate programs:
Cloud data security to cryptography, to malware and risk management
Effective recruiting, screening, and interviewing to managing employee benefits and policies, to performance management systems
Effective team leadership to efficient communication, to key elements of leading in a dynamic environment
Board and volunteer development to strategic and tactical budgeting, to the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations