Online Career Training

Building on Auburn University's mission to serve the citizens of Alabama and beyond, the Office of Professional and Continuing Education's online programs offer a variety of non-credit workforce and professional development training opportunities that will enable participants to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive global economy. The goal of these programs is to increase access to higher education by facilitating the creation and implementation of high quality, interactive, non-credit courses and certificate programs.

All of the courses offered through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education's online programs are available to anyone, regardless of background or career path. Participants will find these programs to be convenient because they are available any time and are accessible from anywhere. Once you have completed a program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Auburn University.

There are many benefits to taking an online course. They can help you become:

  • more productive in your current job by acquiring a new skill,
  • more valuable to your current employer by enhancing an existing skill,
  • more competitive on the job market by acquiring new skills

As a participant in the program, you have the option to apply:

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan

To browse our existing offerings, please select one of the links below.


NEW! At Ed4Career, we offer online, self-paced, open enrollment programs to help you gain the high demand skills needed in today’s workplace. Our courses are available anytime, anywhere from any mobile device, as long as you have access to the internet. The courses are self-paced and incorporate a variety of learning methods to support you on your educational journey. Whether you are looking to start a new career or advance in your current occupation, our online training courses are designed to provide you the skills needed to be successful in your chosen profession.

The Center for Legal Studies

The Center for Legal Studies (CLS) was founded in 1980, and offers legal studies courses in conjunction with Auburn University in the following formats: live lecture, online, DVD, and text-only. The curriculum is updated by CLS to remain current and on-pace with the newest trends in the legal industry. Recognizing the state-of-the-art technology and ease of use, online courses created by CLS were awarded top honors by Thomson West Publishing International.

Test Prep Online

Auburn University Test Prep Online courses are designed by a team of former standardized exam question writers and test preparation experts. Our experienced and professional instructors are highly trained and care about your success. Let our Test Prep Courses help you achieve your goals


Ed2Go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. Ed2Go courses begin monthly and are completed in six weeks.

Health Ed Today

Since 1993, Health Ed Today has been offering innovative healthcare training and education programs in partnership with hospitals, employments agencies, the military, and college and universities nationwide. With over 300 partnerships operating in 40 states, Health Ed Today offers a wide range of courses including Medical Billing & Coding, Hospital Coding, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, and other leading healthcare courses.


Career Web School offers online real estate, appraisal and home inspection courses. Perfect for business professionals looking to get into, maintain, or keep up-to-date with the real estate industry. The length of courses offered by Career Web School varies by individual course, please check the course description to determine how long the course will take to complete.

Technical Writing Certificate

Employment of technical writers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the need to explain a growing number of electronic and scientific products increases. Job prospects are expected to be good for those with solid writing and communications skills and a technical background. To meet the need for skilled technical writers, OPCE has partnered with JER Online to offer three levels of technical writing training; Basic, Professional, and Mastery. For complete course descriptions of the online technical writing courses offered, please visit our Technical Writing Certificate catalog.


JER Online lists over 1000+, cost affordable, non-credit Continuing Workforce Courses and Certificates. Start anytime or on a fixed time schedule and access your course anytime from anywhere for fast completion. As an extra added value and bonus, students will have 1 year access to their online courses, post course completion (applies to self-directed corporate developed courses only).

Career Step

All of Career Step's career training programs are designed to provide the practical experience students need in order to quickly obtain successful employment upon graduation. Advisors help graduates turn their education into a job by providing resume reviews, interview tutorials, job search tips, and additional valuable resources after graduation.

National Healthcareer Association Letter - Download PDF Version

National Healthcareer Association

Dear Sir or Madam,

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is the nation’s largest health career certification provider. NHA is a company within Ascend Learning, a leader in providing technology-based educational, assessment, testing and certification solutions for healthcare and other vocational fields. Over the last 25 years, NHA has certified more than 500,000 allied health professionals working directly with schools and employers to achieve their certification goals. Today, there's more demand than ever for highly skilled frontline practitioners. NHA is meeting that demand by offering exams accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). It is our belief that together, NHA, schools and educators, providers and allied health practitioners can transform healthcare through education, training and certification, with the goal of consistently improving patient outcomes.

As part of this effort, NHA has partnered with Auburn University, through CCI, to ensure students who complete their healthcare education programs are eligible to sit for the corresponding NHA exam. Students who successfully complete the following Auburn University online healthcare technician programs will have the opportunity to earn NHA certification as follows:

Auburn University Healthcare Program NHA Exam & Certification
EKG Technician Program EKG Technician Certification (CET)
Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Medical Billing and Coding Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)
Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
Physician Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS™)
Electronic Health Records Management Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS™)
Phlebotomy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)
Pharmacy Technician Program Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)
Pharmacy Technician Program with Medical Administration Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)

Certification in these fields demonstrates to employers that students have gained the necessary competencies and skills to be successful on the job. Should you have any questions about the certifications listed above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at your convenience.

Kind Regards,

Joanne DiChiara
Certification Specialist
11161 Overbrook Road Leawood, Kansas 66211
p) 913.661.6178
f) 913.661.6291

Please email or call 334-844-5100 for more information.

Last Updated: March 8, 2024