Continuing Education

DSC_4574Interested in taking our courses or working with our faculty without being a UMass student? This is possible through a per-credit-fee based enrollment process. Keep in mind, though, that enrolling into single courses does not confer any degrees or certificates. Also, if you are a Five College student, you can already enroll into our courses through this process.

Anyone not enrolled at UMass or the Five Colleges can sign up for a regularly scheduled BCT course (you can find a list of what we offer on the BCT course page) or a faculty-sponsored independent study through Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). You can learn more about the process here:

For regular BCT courses:

For independent study courses:

Contact the appropriate faculty member in BCT (i.e. the course instructor) to get their permission for enrollment and then register through CPE. For any questions, contact the CPE Registration Office here: – (413) 545-3653 or 800-922-8211

Online Courses

Summer 2017:

We are always working on improving our online course offerings. Browse the full online CPE course calendar to see which courses are available at the moment.