- Personal Development
- Online Learning (Non-Credit)
- Youth Development Programs
- Dual Enrollment
- Elder Scholars
- Continuing Education Units
If you want to be involved in the intellectual, cultural, and active life of our community, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers alternatives to conventional higher education. Provided through Continuing Education, non-credit classes and seminars range from art and recreation to all areas of personal interest. The popularity of continuing education programs across the country reflects the need for lifelong learning beyond traditional higher education.
We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
UTC Continuing Education is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to people of all ages. Our youth programs are designed to offer local young people a variety of classes to teach skill development, college preparation, and other special interest areas. Programs are offered at a variety of dates and times to audiences from four years old to high school students. The major focus of our youth development programs is Youth University and Junior University - a series of fun yet educational classes offered during the summer in a day-camp setting on our campus.
Did you know that high school students with a 2.75 GPA can take college classes? UTC and many area high schools are working together to allow motivated juniors and seniors to begin their college careers while still in high school. This program allows students to complete some of their general education courses and have them count for both high school and college requirements.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers senior citizens in the Chattanooga area a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of life through participation in mind-stimulating academic, social, and cultural activities within a university environment. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center, Signal Mountain Room, to hear presentations on a variety of topics.
Continuing Education offers continuing education units (CEU-s) to recognize and record satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours (or equivalent) of classroom participation. CEUs provide a useful cumulative record of your non-credit study and simplify transfer of such records. They are designed for use where employers, licensure agencies, and other authorities require a specified number of non-credit study hours on a regular basis for career advancement. All CEUs earned through The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga non-degree programs become part of your permanent record.