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Temple University Continuing Education (TUCE) provides a broad administrative framework to present and support a wide range of University offerings not falling within the province of typical undergraduate and graduate degree work on Temple campuses. It acts as an umbrella organization promoting all of the continuing education possibilities available at Temple. It assists all of the schools and colleges in making companies and individuals in the region aware of the multiplicity of opportunities for adults at Temple. In addition to credit programs, TUCE develops and offers a wide range of non-credit programs. 

Course offerings of TUCE respond to the differing needs of adults seeking additional education. Some offerings are of common interest to all, such as writing and general computer skills. Others, tailored for those adults who wish to change their work situation, focus on new skill and knowledge development. Course work is also designed for adults who wish to maintain their current work position in a profession that requires re-certification to maintain appropriate licenses. Course offerings also are geared to those adults seeking personal enrichment as their primary goal. 

The form of TUCE programming includes full degrees, degree completion programs, credit certificates, non-credit professional certificates, and non-credit personal enrichment courses. TUCE presents offerings at the following Temple sites: Temple University Ambler, Temple University Fort Washington, Temple University Center City, Harrisburg, and a variety of public and private off-campus sites through the auspices of Extension Services.

Main Campus

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Health Professions

William Nathan, Director
Academic Resource Center
215 204-8669

This program is designed to help recent college graduates prepare to enter professional schools in medicine and dentistry. The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate with a strong academic record in a field other than science. This is not a remedial program or a program for those wishing to raise their academic records. The core program consists of four year-long courses:

General Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry 
General Biology
General Physics
Normal Temple University undergraduate tuition schedules and fees apply. Financial aid loans are available for qualified students. For more information contact the Director.

Main Campus Continuing Education
Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Acting Director
Academic Resource Center
Curtis Hall, Rm. 113
13th St. and Montgomery Ave.
(215) 204-2500
FAX: (215) 204-2516
Office Hours (EST)
Mon, Thurs, Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

The Main Campus Office of Continuing Education is the University's central office serving non-matriculated students. Non-matriculated students are those who have not been formally admitted to a degree program. The Office serves a variety of students including adults returning to school for undergraduate or graduate courses, professionals updating their skills, students taking courses to meet admissions requirements into graduate or professional schools, qualified students seeking undergraduate admission, students taking courses for personal enrichment, and visiting students. There is no formal application to enroll as a Continuing Education student, however, first-time enrollers are asked to provide documentation of education completed (high school diploma, GED certificate, college transcripts, college diploma).

Services include:

  • individual academic advising
  • informal evaluation of academic transcripts
  • a general information center with University catalogs, course schedules, admissions applications, and financial aid applications
  • placement testing
  • registration and schedule revisions
  • referrals to other University services and programs

See Policies and Regulations for non-matriculated students for more information.

Temple University Center City (TUCC)
1515 Market Street
(215) 204-TUCC
Website: http://www.temple.edu/tucc/

Located just across the street from City Hall and surrounded by the home offices of major national corporations, Temple University Center City offers an outstanding selection of undergraduate and graduate courses and full degree programs in the evening, as well as stimulating non-credit workshops and seminars during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. 

Credit Programs
Most of Temple University's schools and colleges offer courses at TUCC during the academic year. It is possible to complete the following undergraduate degree programs at TUCC in the evening: 

Business Administration 
Organizational Studies

Non-Credit Programs

  • The Business Agenda offers year-round training on a wide range of practical topics geared to all employee levels.  Its curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the ongoing education needs of today's business community in the areas of communications, management and leadership, computer applications, and computer programming.  Call (215) 204-4335 for more information. 
  • Continuing Studies responds to the needs of the growing number of adults who seek new avenues for personal growth.  Explore new areas of interest and meet others like yourself in an educational environment designed to fit your schedule.  Continuing Studies offers courses in the following areas: Acting, Creative Arts, Dance, Financial Management, Food and Entertainment, Health and Well-Being, Languages, Practical Skills (including GRE, GMAT, and LSAT Preparation), Reading and Writing, and Trips and Tours. Call (215) 204-6946 for more information. 
  • 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 plus certificate. Call (215) 204-1530 for more information. 
  • 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 pre-school 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. Call (215) 204-1512 for more information. 
  • Temple Association for Retired Professionals (TARP) is a membership organization designed for retirees. Men and women join TARP to pursue their educational interests at the university level without the traditional course structure. Members become both students and leaders/teachers in the special courses, seminars, workshops, and other educational programs sponsored by TARP. Study and discussion courses cover such topics as current affairs, literature, languages, art, physical education, music, religion, theater, and science. Members also may sit-in on one University undergraduate course each semester, subject to University policy. Call (215) 204-1505 for more information. 
See TUCC campus for more information. 

Temple University Ambler (TUA)/

Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW)
Welcome Center 
215-283-1201 or 1-888-GO AMBLER
Web site: www.ambler.temple.edu
Temple University's Ambler and Fort Washington campuses offer extensive undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit courses/programs available days, evenings, and weekends. 

For more information about the workshops, open houses, or to receive catalogs or general information, please call the Welcome Center or fill out an online form located on the Temple Ambler/Fort Washington web site.

Temple University Ambler (TUA)

Temple University Ambler is an ideal campus to pursue your higher education--with a convenient location, courses in a variety of disciplines, and a friendly atmosphere. Located in suburban Montgomery County, just 18 mile north of the Main Campus (and minutes from Route 309 and the PA Turnpike), Ambler offers the coziness of a small college campus with the excitement and vast resources of a large University. The Ambler campus offers hundreds of undergraduate courses, day and evening, taught by the University's distinguished faculty. Students can begin almost every undergraduate program at Ambler. For more information, see the Ambler Campus, Ambler College, and the Degree Chart (for degrees that can be completed at TUA/TUFW) sections of this Bulletin.

Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW)

Located in the Fort Washington Office Park, close to Route 309 and the PA turnpike, The Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW) Graduate and Professional Education Center is the teaching site for Ambler's master's degree programs in Business, Educational Administration, Electrical and Computer Engineering Pharmaceutical QA/RA, Pharmaceutics, and other graduate courses. (Note: Courses for the M.S. in Community and Regional Planning are offered at theAmbler campus.) 

The Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs, located at TUFW, provides seminars at the Graduate Center in professional development and computer applications for today's workforce. Non-credit certificate programs can also be completed in Editing, Interior Design, Meeting Planning, Computer Applications, Web Site Design, MCSE, Oracle, and Network Technologies. Workshops are also available to help prepare for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE. Personal enrichment courses are offered in arts and literature, exercise, food and entertainment, horticulture, and wellness at Temple University Ambler. TUFW is also utilized by local corporations for training programs and meetings during the day. 

Academic Advising

Advisers are available to provide academic advising to students who wish to take credit courses toward future matriculation (enrolling in a degree program) or as non-matriculated (non-degree) students. The Office serves a variety of students including adults returning to school for undergraduate or graduate courses, professionals updating their skills, students taking courses to meet admissions requirements into graduate or professional schools, qualified students seeking undergraduate admission, students taking courses for personal enrichment, and visiting students. First-time enrollees are asked to provide documentation of education completed (high school diploma, GED certificate, college transcripts, college diploma). Call the Office of Academic and Career Development, 215-283-1237, for an appointment. Students interested in business courses should call: undergraduate, 215-283-1399; graduate, 215-283-1639. 

Health Sciences Center (HSC)

The Schools of Medicine (http://www.temple.edu/medschool/), Dentistry (http://www.temple.edu/dentistry/), and Pharmacy (http://www.temple.edu/pharmacy/), and the College of Allied Health Professions (http://www.temple.edu/CAHP/) sponsor continuing education activities for their graduates as well as for graduates of other institutions. Many programs meet the requirements of professional accrediting agencies to take refresher courses or seminars in order to keep abreast of changes in the field.

Health Information Management (215) 707-4811
Nursing (215) 707-4686
Occupational Therapy (215) 707-4813
Communication Sciences (215) 204-7543
Physical Therapy (215) 707-4815
School of Pharmacy (215) 707-4959

Temple University Harrisburg
(717) 232-6400

Kathleen R. Kramer, EdD Acting Director
Darlene Spengler, MA Academic Advisor
Peggy McCready Student Services Supervisor

Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) is a satellite of Temple University in Philadelphia, offering graduate programs designed for the adult learner. TUH currently offers graduate degree programs in Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, and Social Work. Principal, Superintendent, and Supervisory Certification programs are also available, as well as a post-graduate, non-credit certificate in Family Therapy and a graduate credit certificate in Business Studies and Gerontology.

For further information, please see the TUH Web site at the following Web address: www.temple.edu/harrisburg

Extension Services
(215) 204-7265
William E. Parshall, MPA, Director
Changbiao Yue, Ma, Manager, Off-Campus Credit Programs
Doris Clowney, MEd, Assistant Manager
Cassandra Bellew, BS, Assistant Manager 

Extension Services brings a Temple University education, both credit and non-credit courses, to organizations at their sites. The Temple At Work program has a long history of providing high quality creative programming, effective customer services, and enriching experiences such as study skills workshops, faculty office hours, and extra lectures by industry experts. Organizations with credit programs have included Keystone Mercy, Colonial Penn, and local school districts. Degree programs in nursing, education, and organizational studies are offered at conveniently located sites in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties, and in Philadelphia. Organizations interested in Temple at Work should contact Extension Services.