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At Purchase College, you’ll always find options for a lifetime of learning.


Pursue a passion. Hone or acquire skills for job progression. Enrich children and teens with the transformational power of summer immersive arts and writing programs. Get ahead or catch up on undergraduate credits in 100% online courses in the Winter Session or a wide variety of courses in the Summer Session.

Whatever your goal, you’ll find continuing education courses and programs at Purchase College for every step of your journey.

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Kelly Jackson A Message from the Director

Welcome! Since 1968, Purchase College has provided a place that would meet the lifelong learning needs of members of the surrounding Westchester and Fairfield counties. No matter the reason—professional development, personal enrichment, or programs for youth and precollege students—the theme of Purchase College’s Continuing Education has remained constant: we are deeply committed to providing lifelong learning that enrich lives and careers.

Noncredit professional certificate programs and personal enrichment courses come in a wide range of interests, including interior design, appraisal studiescollecting fine art, studio art courses in painting, drawing, and woodworking, bronze casting, and more. Continuing Education also partners with leading adult and continuing education providers to offer online courses and programs of study for professional development.

Special sessions in summer and winter help you get ahead or catch up on credits. Whether you are a Purchase College undergraduate or a student enrolled at another college, take advantage of competitive New York State in-state or discounted Fairfield County summer tuition and winter tuition. Courses during the winter  session are 100% online and you can choose from a variety of summer courses that are entirely online, hybrid  (in-person and online), or wholly in person. You will be able to finish an entire course in four or eight weeks!

The robust offerings of the Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts offer intensive enrichment experiences, giving students the opportunity to ignite their passions in acting, interior design, creative writing, digital arts, filmmaking, songwriting, voice, performing arts, and visual arts with experienced educators and teaching artists.

Purchase College is also proud to be an approved sponsor institution for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Teachers may choose from a wide range of CTLE 15-hour modules in math and the sciences and meet professional requirements through CTLE modules aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and New York State Science Learning Standards (NYS-SLS).

Explore a lifetime of learning at Purchase College!

Kelly Jackson
Director of Continuing Education
School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education
kelly.jackson@purchase.edu