Non-Credit Programs

For further information on the following non-credit programs, you can visit the web sites of Temple University Ambler, Temple University Center City, and Temple University Alumni.

Non-Credit Programs at Temple University Ambler, Fort Washington, and Center City

The Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education, located at the Ambler campus, provides training and seminars in professional development and personal enrichment topics, as well as computer applications. Courses and programs are offered at the Ambler, Fort Washington and Center City campuses.

Non-credit certificates can be completed in:

  • Accounting Office Specialist
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Editing
  • Financial Planning
  • Floral Design
  • Master Home Gardener & Landscape Design
  • Interior Design
  • Professional Meeting Planning
  • Wedding Planning and Consulting
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Publishing
  • Database Management
  • Web Site Design

Personal enrichment courses are offered in:

  • Digital Photography
  • Arts, Literature and History
  • Languages
  • Food and Entertainment
  • Horticulture
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Exercise
  • College Prep (SAT Review Workshop)

For more information about non-credit courses and programs, or to receive catalogs, call the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at 267-468-8500, send an e-mail to, or visit the Non-Credit Programs web site.

LifeLong Learning Society at Temple University Fort Washington 

The Lifelong Learning Society provides stimulating classes with great teachers, topics, and students. Classes are designed for learners 50 and up, but adult learners of all ages are welcome. After paying an annual fee, or semi-annual fee (fall or spring), students may enroll in as many of the LifeLong Learning Society courses as they like. Call 267-468-8500 for details or visit the LifeLong Learning Society web site for a listing of courses.

Real Estate Institute

The Real Estate Institute is the largest professional consumer education program in the tri-state area offering pre-licensure or basic real estate courses as well as a broad spectrum of elective courses, all taught by state-certified real estate instructors. The Real Estate Institute's courses are fully-accredited by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and are intended for those seeking state licensure and/or professional advancement but not an academic degree. The courses allow you to qualify for the Pennsylvania Salesperson Licensing examination and, together with a three-year apprenticeship and additional courses, for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokers examination. All students who successfully complete each course of study are awarded Real Estate educational credits and a Temple Real Estate Institute transcript. For more information, call 215-204-1539 and/or visit the Real Estate Institute web site.

Music Prep

Music Prep offers continuing opportunities for musical growth and enrichment for people of all ages and abilities, from the beginner to the experienced musician. There are programs designed for preschool through high school age students who are considering music as a future career or serious avocation and for adults who wish to develop their musical skills and interests. For more information, call 215-204-1512 and/or visit the Music Prep web site.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University (OLLI) is an educational program for people who are retired, near retirement, or adults with discretionary time to take daytime classes. There are no age limitations. The organization brings a lively, no-pressure atmosphere and offers a variety of courses.

OLLI instructors are also OLLI members, representing many professions, vocations, and life experiences. Classes are held Monday to Friday. OLLI also presents the Friday Forum, featuring speakers with diverse and interesting backgrounds. Members may sit-in on one undergraduate course each semester, subject to university policy and instructor approval. All classes are held at Temple's Center City campus - convenient to public transportation. For more information, call 215-204-1505, e-mail, or visit the OLLI web site.