Mission and Vision

Welcome! The University of Arizona office of Continuing & Professional Education provides innovative and engaging learning experiences that transform the lives of individuals, organizations, and communities in Arizona and around the world.

Our mission is to help adult workers gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve career success. Whether you want to change careers, advance in your current career, keep current in a rapidly-changing profession, or improve the performance of your employees, we are here to help.

Our vision is to deliver high-quality, relevant, and accessible learning opportunities that help individuals, businesses, and communities grow and prosper.

We are:

  • Curious. We never stop learning, experimenting, innovating, and improving. As the needs of employers, workers, and communities change, so do our programs.
  • Passionate. We know learning changes lives, and we are inspired by how lifelong learning can contribute meaningfully to our community.
  • Collaborative. We actively seek opportunities for partnerships inside and outside the University.
  • Supportive. We understand the challenges facing working adults, and we design every aspect of our programs with their needs in mind.
  • Committed to excellence. We hold to the highest standards in all we do.
  • Inclusive. Different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences make us stronger. We treat people with respect to create a climate that supports the success of all who learn here.