We offer a variety of noncredit online certificates and classes to help you grow personally and professionally while on a flexible schedule. There are hundreds of options to choose from with our web-based educational training partners Ed2Go, ProTrain and UGotClass. Browse the certificate and class options listed below based on your needs and interests. If there’s a class or topic you can’t find, call us at 865.539.7167 and we’ll help you locate what you’re looking for.
How do online classes work?
As you browse class options, each class has a details page listing the syllabus, computer and software requirements and instructor information. Most online classes are instructor-led, allowing you to learn on a structured six-week schedule with instructor moderation and a discussion board, while some classes offer a longer self-paced completion option. With both class structures, there is not a set day or time that you must login to meet with the instructor or other students in the class. You are able to log into the classroom and participate any time of day or evening.
To successfully complete an online class or certificate program, you will need to meet the following expectations:
After you register for a class or certificate program, you’ll receive an email with the web address to access the online classroom. Information will be sent to the email you used to register for the class. If you do not receive an email by the day prior to the start of the class, please contact our office at 865.539.7167.
Classes are typically four to six weeks in length, while full certificate programs can take three months or longer to complete. Self-paced classes usually allow three months for class completion.
Class materials are accessible for the duration of the class, so you can work ahead or go back and review. For classes that are instructor-led, new materials will be posted each week. We recommend logging into the class at least two to three different days of the week to engage in the online discussion board. Your instructor will log into the discussion board at least once each day to answer questions, make comments and respond to comments.
To complete the class, you will need to review the online readings and presentation each week and engage in the online discussion board with your instructor and other class participants. There will also be hands-on assignments and quizzes throughout the class to assess your understanding of the material.
Personal Development & Career Exploration
Whether you want to take a class just for fun, develop your skills or explore a possible career change, our wide range of personal enrichment and career exploration classes can help you meet your goals. Take a class on sign language, writing fiction, SAT/ACT exam prep, medical coding and transcription, stock investments, career exploration in veterinary science and hospitality, business operations and more! View available classes
Professional Development & Certificates
Choose from a variety of noncredit certificates in the areas of business, communication, human resources, management, marketing, technology and more. Classes are typically four to six weeks in length, while full certificate programs can take three to four months to complete. Certificate programs start once each quarter. View available certifications
Limited Residential Contractor
Complete a self-paced online training to obtain or renew your license or certification. Contractors may apply for a Limited License with a BC-A/r classification, which restricts residential contractors to building in the amount of $125,000 or less.Learn more about the training
Teacher Recertification Classes
Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with online classes designed specifically for teachers. Class topics include solving classroom discipline problems, enhancing language development, empowering students with disabilities, integrating technology in the classroom, RTI reading and writing strategies, teaching math and more.View available classes
Technology & Computer Programs
Whether you’re new to IT or just want to update your skills, we offer a variety of online classes and certificate programs to meet your needs. Find a class or certificate program in programming, database design, information security, software development, networking or graphic design.View available classes