Office of Professional, Continuing and Distance Education

Are you a busy professional, seeking a new career, or looking to upskill? Shippensburg University's Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education is dedicated to offering you programs tailored to fit the ever-changing needs of adult learners.

With online, self-paced, evening, and weekend options, our degrees, certificates, and non-credit programs are designed to help you meet your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Upcoming Non-Credit Programs

Click here to download the Summer 2021 Non-Credit Course Catalog!

Education Services

Professional and Workforce Development

Our programs are continually updated and created to bring you a selection of the most relevant options to excel in your career or upgrade your skillsets.

Customized Workforce Development Training

PCDE offers a variety of customized workforce training programs that are designed to meet the needs of your organization's employees. Our instructors are highly experienced subject matter experts who design training programs based upon your organizational and professional development needs.

Federal and State Approved Trade Programs

Shippensburg University has multiple trade programs approved for funding assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor and/or PA CareerLink. 

Online Education — SHIPOnline

Learning online gives you the flexibility to complete your coursework and pursue your degree, despite time and travel constraints.

Choose from a variety of flexible face-to-face, evening, self-paced, and virtual courses and certificates.

Certificate and Degree Programs

Whether you need evening, weekend, or online programs, our degree and certificate programs are designed with the flexibility to work around the schedules of busy adults.

Mission Statement

We are committed to helping you find a true fit through our varied programs — online or offline, continuing education, professional development, or customized training solutions. Our goal is your success, whether you are seeking a program to reach the next level in your career, educational goals, or business venture.