Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education

PCO Foundations Courses

These foundational courses provide an opportunity for participants to appreciate the context and breadth of institutions beyond their personal and professional experience.

Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be awarded an UPCEA-backed badge. Courses can be taken individually and in any order. Each course is four weeks long. Foundations courses can count towards the PCO Pro certificate (at least two from this series are required). 


The Nature of American Higher Education

The Language and Culture of Higher Education

Orientation to Professional, Continuing, and Online Education (PCO)

Understanding the Adult Learner and Other Constituencies in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education

Program Planning and Oversight in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education