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Continuing and Professional Education

Competency-Based Learning Solutions for Business and Industry


Business PeopleThe UHD College of Business Continuing and Professional Education department,
CP Ed, addresses the educational needs of professionals seeking advancement in their careers.

Using engaging teaching strategies, CP Ed develops and implements skills-driven programs defined by a knowledgeable faculty working in collaboration with industry experts. This strategy has been proven to widen the job opportunities of UHD continuing education graduates and, at the same time, strengthen UHD’s
contribution to the development of Houston’s workforce.

Certificate Programs

CP Ed offers certificate programs for professionals in the fields of energy, banking, and business.


Information on admissions, registration, deadlines, class schedules, and FAQs is available on each certificate page.

  • Petroleum Land Management Certificate

    This competency-based curriculum has effectively improved the career opportunities of a diverse group of professionals. According to survey results, 40 percent of PLM students who completed all required courses in 2013 either obtained a salary increase or gained employment.

  • Advanced Petroleum Land Management Certificate

    The Advanced Petroleum Land Management (APLM) Certificate program at UHD employs a competency-based and hands-on curriculum developed through active collaboration between the College of Business (COB) and Petroleum Education Workshops (PEW), the premier educational and training center for oil and gas personnel.

  • Right of Way Certificate

    The program provides a vehicle to enhance the skills of those interested in entering the ROW profession and improve their chances of professionals who wish to join this highly-demanded and expanding field. Courses cover the issues, tasks, challenges, strategies and hands-on information required by individuals who plan on working in the private sector of ROW.

  • Commercial Credit Certificate NEW!

    The program has been structured to prepare individuals to gain the understanding and abilities required by bank professionals to bring in qualified business to a financial institution.

  • Retail Management Certificate

    Developed by UHD’s Center for Retail Management and designed for non-degree seeking students who want to advance their careers in retail management. This program is focused on the skills necessary to run the day-to-day operations of a retail business. The curriculum has been carefully scrutinized by a committee comprising owners of multiple or single stores and large corporations across the entire spectrum of retail outlets, including the retailing of services, to ensure that it is relevant to retailing in today's retail environment.

CP Ed also offers Customized Corporate Solutions for industry.


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