What We Do

We provide a wide variety of classes, certificate programs and community outreach programs serving children and adults, from those just starting a career to those who simply want to learn a new hobby or skill whether it be sewing, ballet, photography, or learning English as a Second Language.

We also have venue rental space for meetings, conferences, weddings and special events accommodating small groups and large groups of up to 800.


Columbus State University, Continuing & Professional Education has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Continuing & Professional Education has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Columbus State University, Continuing & Professional Education is authorized to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


Our Certification Programs can help you advance your professional goals. These programs provide the scope of skills and competencies needed to succeed in the modern workplace. Our free orientation sessions are recommended before pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum.


Change your life with courses designed to help you achieve your potential. Professional workshops and programs are available for career development and can be tailored for your organization.


Whether it’s learning a new hobby to pursuing a new interest, our Personal Enrichment classes are designed to help you learn, create and achieve.


Many Continuing & Professional Education certificate courses are approved for funding by the Department of Veterans Administration. Check with your Veterans Affairs Representative to see if you are eligible for Financial Aid for Continuing & Professional Education classes. Many certificate programs are also eligible for funding through MyCAA. For further information, visit MilitaryOneSource.com.


Continuing & Professional Education offers hundreds of online courses for your personal and professional growth. Through our partnership with UGotClass, we are able to offer quality online classes the areas of Business, Computing and Software, Education and Leadership and more, all from the comfort of your home or office. Certificate programs are also available through UGotClass.


Our community programs range from our Empowered Youth of Columbus program and Activ8 summer camps to the CSU Dance Conservatory, Rankin Arts Photography Center and the English Language Institute.


Whether you are planning a wedding, business meeting or conference, we provide the facility and services to make your event seamless. We have three venues for you to choose from; University Hall, the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center or the Rankin Gardens and Atrium.