About Us

Center for Professional Education is dedicated to seeing you advance--whether that be your career, your life, or your knowledge. Our goal is to provide you learning opportunities that are engaging and inspiring. After attending a course, we want you to walk away feeling empowered and ready to achieve your own goals and desires. 

Our Mission

The Center for Professional Education offers engaged non-credit professional and lifelong learning programs to meet the diverse educational needs of the communities we serve.

A Message from the Director

John Freeze

Hello and Welcome!

Created in 2016, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Development plays a strategic role in strengthening the local economy by providing professional and workforce development training programs in Chattanooga and across the region.  Our programs, which are offered both online and on campus, focus on the local workforce. Our goal is to help individuals acquire the skills or credentials needed to be successful in today’s rapidly changing economy.  Our core values stress a commitment to providing quality training programs that are relevant and valuable to workers in a variety of industry sectors.  We invite you to explore our offerings and welcome your feedback on suggested programming ideas – your input is a valuable!

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Professional Education. We look forward to seeing you in a class real soon!  


John Freeze